AAS 246 - Africa to 1850
Fall 2019, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies


Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:


This course will cover the history of the African continent from the beginnings of human settlement to the new assertions of political power and definitions of regional boundaries in the first half of the 19th century. Lectures and discussions will focus on the innovative and adaptive means by which the peoples of Africa have turned an often harsh environment into a historical landscape, local forms of knowledge and power, relations between sedentary and migratory peoples, encounters with Europeans, and the interplay of faith and commerce in both uniting and dividing people and regions.

Course Requirements:

Readings will include both secondary and primary sources and will be the basis for lecture and discussion. Close attention to the texts is essential. There will be several short examinations (about half an hour) over the term, three short papers, and a final examination.

Intended Audience:

Anyone interested in the history of modern Africa is welcome.

Class Format:

Lecture and discussion.


AAS 246 - Africa to 1850
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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