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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Fall 2003

HIS 359P • History of East Africa

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
36745 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
GAR 201

Course Description

This course examines the histories of the three East African nations of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania Chronologically, the course spans a broad period from pre-historical times to the post-independence era. Some specific themes include: migration and ethnogenesis; the Swahili city-states; responses to imperial conquest; the colonial era: the struggle for independence; and contemporary problems.

Grading Policy

Grades will be based on three short-answer quizzes (45%), a mid-term exam or a book review (25%), and a final exam (30%). The only acceptable reason for missing a quiz or exam is illness, and you must present a written medical excuse.


Spear, KENYAÍS PAST (Custom Publishing) PíBitek, SONG OF LAWINO/SONG OF OCOL Behrend, ALICE LAKWENA & THE HOLY SPIRITS Two packets of xeroxed materials are also required.


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