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AFST 3101 States, Kingdoms and Trade: Africa to 1800

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as AFRIC 11.1.
The information below might still reflect the old course numbers. Bracketed numbers, if any, are the old course numbers. Learn more...)

3 hours; 3 credits

Themes in the history of Africa south of the Sahara from earliest times to 1800. Salient themes include Nile Valley civilizations, trans-Saharan trade, early social and economic systems, West African states, especially the Empire of Mali, Islamic influences, state formation, Swahili coastal city states, and Indian Ocean trade. Origins, development, and consequences of the Atlantic slave trade. This course is the same as History 3560.

Prerequisite: one of the following: Africana Studies 1001, Core Studies 4 or 9, Core Curriculum 1220 [2.2], or History 3005, or permission of the chairperson.


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