History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 262: Survey of African History

HIST 262-002: Survey of African History
(Spring 2018)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

West Building 1001

Section Information for Spring 2018

This course surveys African history from the year 1800 until the present day. Major topics discussed in this course include the transatlantic slave trade and its abolition, the formation and decline of various African states, resistance and adaptation to European colonialism, African independence movements, and human rights activism. This course emphasizes the role of Africans in global politics and economics, highlighting transnational and intercontinental connections. In addition, this course will consider African ecology and the ways in which the environment has been transformed by human actors.

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

Non-Western Culture


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Focuses on the sub-Saharan region and examines evolving systems of kinship power, spirituality, and slavery. Explores the interactions between Africans and global influences from the religions of the book and colonialism to the politics of development and continuities and changes in production. HIST 261 surveys African history from the earliest times to 1800. HIST 262 surveys African history from 1800 to the present. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes.

Print Friendly and PDF