Examines major African social, economic, political, and religious developments from earliest times to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
African civilizations in the Mediterrean and South of the Sahara have affected, and continue to affect, the course of history. Moreover, more than ten percent of those who live in the service area of the college are of African ancestry and their culture, as well as, that of the American population at large, has been influenced by their African roots. This course will allow the student the opportunity to learn of the nature and importance of African civilizations.
In addition to complementing history surveys of North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, this course supplements HIS 141-142 - Afro-American History.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCY
Average reading ability. There are no course prerequisites.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
2. be more familiar with the diverse cultures of Africa
3. challenge and correct prevalent misconceptions of the African peoples
4. promote an appreciation and tolerance for alternative models of human spiritual, political, and economic development
5. foster an appreciation of the nature of current African problems and achievements by studying the roots of their developments in the African past
6. develop an appreciation of the short and long term impact of imperialism
2. The origins of human life in Africa
3. The civilizations of the Nile
4. Africans and Rome
5. Mediterrean civilization in Northern and Western Africa
6. The Neolithic Age in East Africa
7. Empires of West Africa
8. Cultures of South Africa
9. The Slave Trade
10. The Era of Colonialism
11. The Nineteenth Century
12. The Twentieth Century
13. The collapse of the European Empires
14. Modern Mediterrean Africa
15. West Africa since World War II
16. East Africa since World War II
17. Racism and Decolonization in Southern Africa
18. African cultures today
19. Africa’s Place in the Modern World