African, Asian, and Latin American History

African, Asian, and Latin American History

01:508:224 Women and Gender in African History (3)

  • Academic Credits: 3

Issues in the history of gender in Africa: female slavery; women and power formations; women in production and trade; family and community; and gender and protest. Credit not given for both this course and 01:016:224 or 01:988:224.

01:508:226 War and Violence in Africa (3)

  • Academic Credits: 3

Explores the history of warfare and violence in Africa with a view toward understanding how war has shaped African states, societies, and economies. Topics include different patterns of military organization over time; evolution of weaponry, tactics, and strategy; and increasing prevalence of warfare and militarism in African political and economic systems.

01:508:231 South Asian Civilization: The First Five Millennia (3)

  • Academic Credits: 3
History and culture of South Asia from protohistoric beginnings in the Indus Valley to the late first millennium CE. Emphasizes processes of sociocultural change such as social organization and ideology, religious institutions and patronage, and the evolution of classical culture.

01:508:230 The Making of Modern India and Pakistan (3)

  • Academic Credits: 3

Introduction to the history of the Indian subcontinent from the advent of the Mughal Empire to the creation of the modern states of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Credit not given for both this course and 01:925:230.

01:508:235 Business and Society in Historical and Contemporary India (3)

  • Academic Credits: 3
Introduction to the long history of commerce and society in the Indian subcontinent up to the present. Includes study of the sociology of economic activity and its representation in popular culture.