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Survey of African History


About the Course:

Prehistory to c. 1800. History 49-A- B-C is a general survey course designed to introduce students to major themes in African history. The course focuses on organization of production, state formation, African civilizations and identities, science and technology, beliefs and knowledge systems, Africa’s interaction with the world economy, such as through enslavement and slave trades. Weekly discussion sections are an important feature of this course, enabling students to develop and expand upon material presented during lecture.  


No pre-requisites have been entered for this course.


View the course’s Canvas page or the instructor’s page for documents: Mhoze Chikowero   

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