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.
This course studies the history of several African cultures, as well as their material culture.
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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)(CMST)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Curtin, Feierman, et. al. AFRICAN HISTORY (ISBN 9780582050709)
Harms, THE DILIGENT (ISBN 9780465028726)
Mark, PORTUGUESE STYLE AND LUSO-AFRICAN IDENTITY (ISBN 9780253215529)
|Examination and Assignments: |
One term paper (10pp), mid-term and a 3-page essay
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No foreign languages required but French would be helpful.
|Instructor(s): Mark,Peter A. Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 10||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 13||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 2||FR: 0|