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HIST 243 African History

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Course Description

This course explores the history of Africa from the origins of humankind to the present day. The focus of this class is on the social, political, economic, environmental, and cultural forces that have shaped the diverse societies of the African continent. Themes include: patterns of settlement, interaction and trade, the rise of ancient civilizations, colonialism, slavery, nationalism, independence and globalization.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area C2; DSI
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2; DSI), UC (IGETC Area 3B; Area 4)