African History and Art|
Fall 2014 not offered
HIST 229, FRST 299, AFAM 299|
|Course Cluster: African Studies|
This course introduces the history and art of West Africa from the late first millenium AD to the beginning of the colonial period. The course focuses on a series of art works and architectural monuments, to illustrate important historical developments. These works include the 14th-century mosque in Jenné and a portrait bust of the Queen Mother from Benin, enabling us to investigate the spread of Islam, or the role of women in the Benin kingdom. Other topics will include trans-Saharan commerce, and the integration of West Africa into 16th-century globalized commerce.
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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 (ISBN 9780582050709)
Hawthorne, PLANTIONG RICE, HARVESTING SLAVES
Green, Toby (2012), THE RISE OF TRANS-ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE IN WESTERN AFRICA, 1300-1589. Cambridge [etc.]: Cambridge University Press.
Mark and Horta, THE FORGOTTEN DIASPORA
Mark, PORTUGUESE STYLE AND LUSO-AFRICAN IDENTITY (ISBN 9780253215529)
|Examinations 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.
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