Courses Catalogue

Themes In East African History From 1000 A.d To 1900

COURSE CODE: HIS1102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Secondary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE JUSTIFICATION:

The evolution of East African Historical thought has gone through different stages from the earliest time to 1900. This course enables students to understand the historical and philosophical development of modern East African History and explores key discourses, debates, and controversies which shaped the modern discipline

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course introduces students to the history of East Africa from the earliest time to 1900. It traces the sources of East African history, peopling and migration of people into East like Bantu, Nilotes and Hamites. It further explores pre-colonial production and exchange of goods and services. The course examines the age of East African invaders like the Ngoni, long distance trade and the Luo. Besides this, it examines the activities of European missionaries, chartered Europeans, imperialists, methods of European colonization of Africa and the general African response towards European colonization.

COURSE AIM

To develop students’ understanding of the evolution of East African History from the Pre-colonial times onto the Colonial times.   . 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit, students should be able to;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the sources of East African history
  • Describe the settlement, migration and peopling system of East Africa.
  • Explain the pre-colonial production and exchange of goods and services
  • Examine the impact of early 19th century invaders of East Africa for example long distance trade, Ngoni among others.
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  • Exhibit an understanding of the contribution of European groups in East Africa.