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HIST 284: History, Culture and Commerce Program: Heritage in Africa and Arabia

Through lectures, readings, and extensive site visits to museums and archaeological sites, this course examines the rich cultural heritage of East Africa and Arabia. Students will investigate Persian, Arab, Indian, and Islamic sites in Zanzibar, Oman, and Bahrain, reflecting on the deep influence of the Indian Ocean on the region’s historical trading systems and modern-day relations. The course also examines the influence of various European colonial powers during the era in which they ruled or wielded influence.  Prerequisite: 100 or 200 level Africana Studies or History course and participation on OCS program
6 credits; HI, IS; Offered Spring 2022; T. Willis