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Survey of African History 1

This course surveys select topics in the social, economic and political history of Africa. Students explore the great medieval West African kingdoms and empires; trans-Saharan and Indian Ocean trading networks; the importance of Africa’s resources, including gold, to the medieval world economy; and the involvement of Africans in Atlantic trade. Fall semester.

Core Curriculum Designation: BB
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0