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HIS 210 Historical Introduction to Africa (3 Credit)

This course will examine the social, political, and economic history of Africa from pre-colonial times to the twentieth century. It will emphasize themes such as the early formation of states and empires, the impact of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, the European colonization of the continent, and the struggles and successes of modern African nation states. The course is designed to provide the students with a background for understanding the most important forces that have shaped Africa and continue to affect the lives of people throughout the continent.