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HIS 2215 Survey of African History

A comprehensive exploration of Africa's people, cultures, and states spanning from ancient times to the present day. This course will navigate through the continent, acknowledging its rich diversity. Key topics covered will encompass Africa's role as the cradle of humanity, the legacy of ancient empires, the historical enslavement of its population, cultural developments, the era of colonization, and the subsequent post-colonial period.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: History
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Discuss African cultural systems.
  • Apply knowledge of African history to the understanding of contemporary social, political, and economic issues and trends.
  • Articulate African contributions to globalization.
  • Discuss historical trends in African history.
  • Critically analyze primary source documents in African history.
  • Evaluate the role of women in African societies over a span of time.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3