（What is Africa? -What is Africa through the media-）
This course will offer general knowledge and information about the history, geography, culture and people of Africa in order for students to understand the realities regarding Africa.
Students will be required to read an introductory book entitled "Africa and Africans" as well as other materials in both English and Japanese. In addition, TV programs and other media covering African issues will be used to recognize the problems which currently exist in Africa and to find solutions to those problems.
"Africa and Africans" 4th edition, Paul Bohannan ＆ Philip D. Curtin
Articles, news, commentaries and TV programs will be mentioned in class.
Basic simple English is the medium of this course. Those students who have a strong interest to study about Africa for their future career plan is most welcome.
Attendance, reaction papers and final paper.
１．African Background ２．African Institutions 1 ３．African Institutions 2 ４．Africa History: The Peopling of Africa ５．Africa History: Farms and Iron ６．Africa History: Africa in World History ７．Africa History: The End of Isolation ８．Africa History: The Era of Slave Trade ９．Africa History: Secondary Empires of the Pre-Colonial Century 10．Africa History: Commerce and Islam 11．Africa History: Forms and Conditions of Conquest 12．Africa History: The Colonial Era 13．Africa History: Toward Independence 14．Contemporary Issues of Africa 15．Final Paper
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