HIST 160: Intro to West African History

Instructor: Alexis Trouillot

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KU Core Goal 4.2, 3H
Category II
Painting of a West African Market that has push carts moving through melon tents, busses, and other market wares.

This is an interactive course using a selective thematic approach to introduce students to West African history. The course invites students to read texts before class and engage in open discussion of the major historical patterns that have given rise to contemporary West Africa as an integral part of world history, especially the regions relations with rest of Africa, Europe and Americas among others. The course pays special attention to anthropological, geographical, and technological developments that have influenced political and socioeconomic changes in West Africa.

This course satisfies Goals 4.2 and 3H of the KU Core