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HIST 282: African Diaspora in Arabia

This course offers a broad historical overview of African men's and women's experiences as religious, political, and military leaders, as merchants and poets, and in agricultural and maritime industries in Arabia. Situated primarily in Bahrain, with travel to Oman, the course will examine longstanding historical, cultural, and commercial exchanges between Africa and the Gulf from medieval times to the present day. The course will question the ideologies that assume that Africa and Arabia represent racial and cultural difference. Prerequisite: 100 or 200 level Africana Studies or History course and participation on OCS program
6 credits; HI, IS, WR2, QRE; Offered Spring 2022; T. Willis