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HIST571 - History of Africa


This course will analyze various aspects of African Civilizations including the conflicts and historical development of various pre-colonial African kingdoms to the rise the Slave Trade. In addition, emphasis will focus on the development of the plantation economy in the West, changes in the conduct of the slave trade and its impact on African economic, social, and political history. Recommended Prerequisites: HIST500 Historical Research Methods, and HIST501 Historiography.






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D - 8 Week session

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Previous Syllabi

Book Title: African History: A Very Short Introduction (E-book available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN: 9780192802484
Publication Info: Oxford University Press
Author: Parker, J. and Rathbone, R.
Unit Cost: $13.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Africa in World History, 3rd ed.
ISBN: 9780205053995
Publication Info: Pearson
Author: Gilbert, E. and Reynolds, J.
Unit Cost: $97.00
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A