|Time||Days||Location||Instructor||GER||Credit||OPUS Class Number||Syllabus (Tentative)|
Callaway Center S103
Content: This course introduces students to the political, social, economic, and cultural history of sub-Saharan Africa from the ninth through the eighteenth centuries. It emphasizes such themes as the formation of African states; the spread of Islam into Africa; and the impact of the trans-Atlantic slave trade on Africa.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali. ISBN: 0582642590.
- O.. ISBN: 0316174327.
Recommended Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- Kingdoms of the Yoruba. ISBN: 0299116042.
- The Atlantic Slave Trade. ISBN: 0669331457.
- The African Genius. ISBN: 0316174327.
- Things Fall Apart. ISBN: 0435905252.
|Assignment/Exam||Details||% of Total Grade|
|Short Research Paper||Two required on assigned/selected topics, 5 -7 pages, each worth 20% grade.||40%|
|Short critical paper||Two required on readings (3 pages) - each worth 10% grade.||20%|
|Final Exam||In Class||20%|
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