History 256 (101) History of Africa

Instructor(s)

Term

1

Course Level

Undergraduate

Credits

3

Days Met

M
W

Course Times

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Description

This course introduces students to the rich history of a continent that, until relatively recently, many scholars dismissed as a place without history. Given the diversity of Africa and the depth of its past, it would be better to call this course a sampling rather than a survey, one which uses selected glimpses to explore alternative methods of doing history and different ideas of what history is. It is simultaneously a writing-intensive course in which students begin to wield the tools of historical practice – including evidence analysis, library and research skills, and writing – and to address different ways of engaging a wider public in African history. 

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