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African History and Art

ARHA 299
Fall 2013
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: 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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(ARHA)(ARHA-Asian/Isla)(ARHA-Eur/Am/Afr)(ARST)(FRST)(RMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on APR-16-2014
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