CAAS 206 - Issues in African Studies
Section: 001 The Transatlantic Slave Trade
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Advisory Prerequisites:
CAAS 111.
Other Course Info:
(African Studies).
May not be repeated for credit.
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This seminar is limited to first and second year honors students. Students will learn about the transatlantic slave trade from a variety of perspectives. Topics come from the following broad areas:

  • Africa in world economic history;
  • the economics of the transatlantic slave trade;
  • the impacts of the slave trade on African and new world economies;
  • the conflict between slavery and freedom in the modern world; and
  • cultural transformations among Africans in the Atlantic world.

Students will read classic texts on these subjects, as well as the latest scholarship. Students will be graded on reading, writing and discussion. There is no exam. The class format is seminar-style discussions of readings and projects, with occasional lectures and films. Prior to class, students will write structured responses to assigned readings. By the end of the term these responses, along with project outcomes, will be crafted into a larger interpretive essay or research project.

CAAS 206 - Issues in African Studies
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001 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Open to all students. CAAS 111 not required.
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