Themes In East African History From 1000 A.d To 1900
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 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.
To develop students’ understanding of the evolution of
East African History from the Pre-colonial times onto the Colonial times. .
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
the end of the course unit, students should be able to;
an understanding of the sources of East African history
the settlement, migration and peopling system of East Africa.
the pre-colonial production and exchange of goods and services
the impact of early 19th century invaders of East Africa for
example long distance trade, Ngoni among others.
an understanding of the contribution of European groups in East Africa.