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HIS 196C - History of Ancient and Medieval Africa

Satisfies 3 credits toward African and African-American Studies minor.
Old Core: Fulfills non-Western History.
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III.

Course Description: This course will start with the arguments about the origins of man and African prehistory, and then discusses religion in Africa: traditional religions, Christianity and Islam. Other topics will include matrilineal societies, the medieval empires of Ghana, Mali and Songhay, archaeological findings, and the Transatlantic Slave Trade and creation of the African Diaspora. The founding of Modern South Africa in 1652 will also be introduced.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

History Department

Course Attributes:
Area of Knowledge III, Exploratory Course

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: