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Fall 2021
May 24,2022
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AFST 202 - INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN STUDIES
This course gives a general overview of sub-Saharan African cultures, societies, and entities before the modern colonial period. The course covers Africa from the early Common Era (200 AD Rise of Ancient Ghana, Ancient Aksum & the decline of Ancient Meroe), to the second half of the l9th century (I880 AD The West scramble for Africa). Students will be introduced to medieval civilizations, such as Mali, Ethiopia, and Great Zimbabwe, but sub-Saharan Africa is diverse and thus the focus on a particular region will depend on the expertise of the instructor. Finally, this course will make the essential cultural and physical connections with black Africa and its African Diaspora to the Americas, Caribbean, and Middle East. (4 credits) There is at least one outside field trip. Students will be expected to cover the cost of the field trip.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Africana Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MN-Africana Studies, Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness, OLD GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, WRITING INTENSIVE

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
FOR AFST 202

General Requirements:
Course or Test: CRWT 102
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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