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HISTORY

HIST-296
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

HIST-296
001
HISTORY
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Cultural History of China

This course examines the cultural, religious, intellectual, and artistic traditions of the East Asian heartland over the past two millennia. Emphasis is on the accretion of multiple religious traditions (Chinese, Buddhist, Daoist, Muslim, and Christian), visual and literary aesthetics, and the absorption of Western scientific thought.

HIST-296
002
HISTORY
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

African History to 1800s

This course surveys African societies from prehistory to the eve of European colonial rule in the 1880s. Focusing on political, economic, and social change, it examines the rise of African civilizations and state formation; the trans-Saharan and Indian Ocean trade networks; and systems of slavery. This course situates African history in a global context and provides students with a historical framework for interpreting current events in Africa.