Dec 14, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 10178 - West Africa and the World

Course Credit: 1
West Africa and the World This course is a survey of the history of West Africa, from the 4th century to the present time. First, we will take a close look at the Sudanese Empires and their connections with Europe and Asia. Then we will investigate the rise and the hegemony of the Atlantic and the many ways in which it defined the historical trajectory of the region, from the fifteenth century to the start of European colonization. Finally, we will turn our attention to the colonial and post-colonial periods. The course will combine lectures and the reading and discussion of primary sources and the secondary literature on the different topics that we will be surveying. [HSS]