Ancient Africa introduces students to the people and civilizations of Africa from earliest times to 1640. The course will examine the origins of humankind, the development of society, and the transformations brought about by African communities across the continent in the realms of culture, politics and technology. Students will encounter a variety of tools for understanding early African history, including archaeology and oral traditions. The course will focus on Africans as the makers of their own histories.
- 36 lecture hours/term