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Advanced Seminar in African History

HIST 316
Fall 2009
Section: 01  
Certificates: International Relations
Course Cluster: African Studies

This advanced seminar considers controversial issues in the history of Africa. The syllabus for the first half of the course will be set by the instructor after determining prospective students' interests during the preregistration period. The readings in the second half will be set by the students in consultation with the professor. Topics might include Bantu speakers' expansion into southern Africa, the assessment of oral traditions, the material basis of African empires, alleged African origins of the slave trade, the origins of independent African churches, the experiences of women under colonialism, the roots of African poverty, Africans and their ecology, the demographic history of Africa, and the intellectual construction of Africa and of African culture.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
The course emphasizes argumentative writing and oral debate. Students participate in shaping part of the syllabus and teach whole sessions of the seminar, usually as a team.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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