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|AAMS 337 - Early Africa (3).|
Description: This course is a general introduction to African studies and offers a cursory examination of the culture and history of the region during the pre colonial epoch. The scope of this class will be wide necessitating a selective approach that will focus upon the ways in which Africans have shaped their own past and the ways in which Africa has interacted with the world system. Throughout the course we will focus on the construction of Africa's past in light of the varying tools and methods used to write about African antiquity . Consequently some of the major topics we will address in this course will include: historiography, methodology and interdisciplinary approach, the utility of oral tradition, population movements, religion and ideology, the Bantu expansion, Medieval African empires, trans-Saharan trade, Islam, slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Ancient Egypt and diffusionism, and the origins of Homo sapiens.
Notes: Cross-listed with HIST 337. Offered in fall.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture
Interdisciplinary Studies Department
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