HISTORY 246 - Africa to 1850
Section: 101
Term: SP 2010
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will cover the history of the African continent from the beginnings of human settlement to the new assertions of political power and definitions of regional boundaries in the first half of the 19th century. Lectures and discussions will focus on:

  • the innovative and adaptive means by which the peoples of Africa have turned an often harsh environment into a rich historical landscape
  • relations between sedentary and migratory societies
  • the interplay of faith and commerce in both uniting and dividing peoples and regions ; and the long evolution which preceded the emergence of “Africa” and being “African” as meaningful historical designations.

Whether, when studying this vast canvass of time and geography, we treat a mosaic of histories or a grand, dramatic sweep of human history, will be a question which stays with us throughout the term.

HISTORY 246 - Africa to 1850
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101 (LEC)
MWF 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Note: Students not attending the first two class meetings may be dropped.
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