Through images of art work, scholarly articles and documentary films this course provides an in depth introduction into the emergence of African societies before the Age of Discovery, which began in the fifteenth century. Focus will be on the history, politics and contributions of these African societies. Topics include; Egypt and interpretation of the Meroitic Script, the importance of Nubia, Carthage and world history, the Iron Age, the spread of Christianity, the coming of Islam, the Arab conquest of Africa, the peoples of Sudan, Upper Guinea and Ethiopia, and African history within the context of world history.
There is a 20% reduced fee for students 65 years of age or older at the time of registration. You must register by phone (403-220-2952) or in person to
receive this discount.