Fall 2009 not offered
HIST 229, FRST 299, AFAM 299|
|Course Cluster: African Studies|
In this introduction to the history and art of West Africa from the late first millennium AD to the colonial period, we will cover topics including the trans-Saharan trade, the origins of state formation, the spread of Islam south of the Sahara, and the slave trade. We will integrate history with study of the architectural monuments of medieval West Africa including the Friday Mosque in Jenne and masquerades and rituals of West Africa up to the colonial period.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AFST-MN)(ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(MUST-MN)(RMST)
Curtin, Feierman, et. al. AFRICAN HISTORY
Harms, THE DILIGENT
Mark, PORTUGUESE STYLE AND LUSO-AFRICAN IDENTITY
Plus selected journal articles.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One class trip to NY, one term paper (10pp), mid-term and a 3-page essay following class trip.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students will be required to participate in the field trip to New York City on the Arts Bus. Regular attendance mandatory. Approximate cost of bus to NYC - $30. No foreign languages required but French would be helpful.
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