This course provides students with a basic understanding of the broad outline of African history, explores some of the challenges specific to writing the history of Africa, and acquaints them with some of the available primary sources. Topics include the social structure of African societies, the development of the Atlantic Slave Trade, the impact of European contact, the spread of Islam and Christianity, the rise of nationalism, and post-independence developments.
Prerequisites: HIS-106 or 108

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