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Academic Year 2005/2006
African History and Art
ARHA 299 FA
In this introduction to the history and art of West Africa from the late first millennium A.D. 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
up to the colonial period.
Curtin, Feierman, et. al. AFRICAN HISTORY
Harms, THE DILIGENT
Mark, PORTUGUESE STYLE AND LUSO-AFRICAN IDENTITY
Plus selected journal articles.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
One class trip to NY, one term paper (10pp), mid-term and a 3-page essay following class trip.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
This course will conclude on December 1, 2005. To gain the full complement of course hours, students will be required to participate in the field trip to New York on October 1, 2005. Regular attendance mandatory.
Approximate cost of bus to NY - $25. No
foreign languages needed; French would be helpful.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Mark,Peter A.
- Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: DAC100;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 30)
- SR. major: 30 Jr. major: 0
- SR. non-major: 0 Jr. non-major: 0 SO: 0 FR: X
- Curricular Renewal: Reading Non-Verbal Texts, Writing
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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