Themes In African History From The Earliest Times To 1871
Understanding the origin of mankind at the
African context is essential in
conceptualizing the study of man in the past.
Therefore, this course provides students with evidence of the political,
social and economic artifacts used by mankind in the past which are significant
in influencing the present while making
likely predictions future occurances.
course is designed to introduce students to the history of Africa from the
earliest times to 1870. The course encompasses a wide variety of topical issues
that range from the cradle of mankind in Africa, sources of African history,
the origin of man in Africa, the process of state formation, societal
organization, sufficient civilizations, roman conquest, onto the Arab
settlement on African continent. It further explores early trade systems across
the Sahara desert and trading contacts between Africa and outside world. The
course concludes by exploring the impact of agricultural revolution, Iron Age,
slave trade, early African exploration the European penetration of African
To develop students’ understanding of the origin of
mankind and ancient civilizations of the African continent.
the end of the course unit, students should be able to:
the cradle of mankind in Africa
the main sources of evidence in history in African continent.
stories about the origin of man in Africa
the process of state formation
the organization of early trade systems across the Sahara desert.
the impact of agricultural revolution in early of history of African.
the explorers of African continent.
the meaning of iron and stone ages.