Africa & The Slave Trades (HIST*4100) | College of Arts

Africa & The Slave Trades (HIST*4100)

Code and section: HIST*4100*01

Term: Fall 2017

Instructor: Femi Kolapo


Course Synopsis:

This course will explore the origins, character, and the operation of internal slavery and export slave trades in Africa between the 15th and the 19th centuries, as well as the history of the abolition of slavery. It will examine how the various forms of slave trades interacted with each other and explore their demographic, political, economic, social, and cultural impact on African states and societies.

Method of Evaluation and Weights:

Book review - 40%
Class Presentation - 30%
Final Exam - 30%

Required Texts:



*Please note: This is a preliminary web course description only. The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description. The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.