HIST-242   Africa and the World

This course covers specific themes in African history from ancient civilization to the contemporary period. Special attention will be given to Africa?s relation to the Mediterranean world, Africa?s contribution to the development of the Christian church, Islam in Africa, slavery and slave trades, the African diaspora, imperialism, colonialism, and the age of independence. This course seeks to place African within a number of global contexts asserting that far from being the ?Dark Continent,? Africa was a major crossroads of civilizations throughout history.