HIST 262: Survey of African History

HIST 262-001: Survey of African History
(Fall 2023)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

Horizon Hall 1008

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Section Information for Fall 2023

This course is designed to introduce students to the social, political, economic, and cultural history of sub-Saharan Africa from c. 1800 to the present. This course will provide an overview of major developments, including colonization, African resistance, and the challenges and successes of independent African nation-states. Africa will be presented as continent at the crossroads of global interactions, at the center for struggles over identity, and the home of breathtaking works of art, spirited communities, and incredible natural wonders. The course will also incorporate music, art, novels, and movies from Africa to help us understand African history.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Focuses on the sub-Saharan region and examines evolving systems of kinship power, spirituality, and slavery. Explores the interactions between Africans and global influences from the religions of the book and colonialism to the politics of development and continuities and changes in production. HIST 261 surveys African history from the earliest times to 1800. HIST 262 surveys African history from 1800 to the present. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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