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    Saint Michael's College
  Feb 25, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

FS 149 - Africa and Its Peoples

This course is an introduction to the continent of Africa and the people who inhabit it. The goal is to give students a deeper appreciation for the diversity within Africa, as well as the important role Africa has played in world history. We will use a largely chronological approach starting in the deep past and working our way to the present. The course is divided into 5 major sections. These include:


I. Emergence of a continent and evolution of humanity
II. Early African societies
III. Colonialism and the African slave trade
IV. The emergence of modern African nations
V. The present and future of Africa: opportunities and challenges

Prerequisites: First Year Students Only

Full course
Liberal Studies Curriculum: First Year Seminar