History of African Civilization - HIS 203


Effective: 2021-08-01

Course Description

Examines major social, economic, political and religious developments across the African continent from earliest times to the present. The assignments in the course require college-level reading fluency and coherent communication through written reports.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

HIS 203 introduces students to the diverse physical and political geography of Africa, the development of African civilizations and global connections from prehistoric societies to the present day. Students will critically examine a variety of perspectives and explore scholarly debates over African identities and contemporary issues in world history with particular focus on experiences of race, gender, class, religion, ethnicity and nationality.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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