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2021-2022 Catalog
AFH 3100: Ancient Africa to 1850

Course Description for Ancient Africa to 1850

AFH3100: Ancient Africa to 1850

Description: A foreign culture course that emphasizes African social, cultural, and material changes from the archaeological and historical record. The course covers Africa's encounters with old and new religious traditions (including Christianity and Islam), the rise of major kingdoms (Ghana, Mali, and Kongo), and the global significance of how slavery affected African societies and the African diaspora via the trans-Saharan, Indian Ocean, and trans-Atlantic Slave Trades.