HIST 213: Pre-Colonial African History: Human Origins through the Atlantic Slave Trade

This course explores the rich and varied civilizations and cultures in Africa, as well as how elements of these cultures have been carried throughout the world. We begin with human origins on the continent, and examine African kingdoms, trade, and technology before the era of Atlantic trade. We look at the origins of scientific racism and debates about African participation in and resistance to slaving. This course provides a survey of the major social, economic, religious, and political movements in Africa through the era of the Atlantic slave trade. [GM2] Prof. Lee