The page uses Browser Access Keys to help with keyboard navigation. Click to learn moreSkip to Navigation

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts. Please reference the following list to use access keys on your system.

Alt and the accesskey, for Internet Explorer on Windows
Shift and Alt and the accesskey, for Firefox on Windows
Shift and Esc and the accesskey, for Windows or Mac
Ctrl and the accesskey, for the following browsers on a Mac: Internet Explorer 5.2, Safari 1.2, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6+.

We use the following access keys on our gateway

n Skip to Navigation
k Accesskeys description
h Help
    Saint Michael's College
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
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