Pre-Colonial Africa (HIST*3410) | College of Arts

Pre-Colonial Africa (HIST*3410)

Code and section: HIST*3410*01

Term: Winter 2017

Instructor: Femi Kolapo


Course Synopsis:

The course will introduce students to the nature of early African interaction with their environment, with other people within Africa and with the world. It will also include an examination of the earliest development of community and state organizations and the attendant socio‐cultural and economic processes that underpinned these developments in the period before 1800.

Methods of Evaluation & Weights:

  • 15% Essay outline and annotated bibliography
  • 25% Essay
  • 40% Exam
  • 20% Class Participation

Texts and/or Resources Required:

Christopher Ehret, The Civilizations of Africa: a History to 1800. This material is available online via the McLaughlin Library's PRIMO.
Supplementary online readings/videos will also be assigned to which you will have access through Primo or on CourseLink

*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.