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Document Type

Assessment Tool

Publication Date

Summer 2022


Studying (and teaching) such a vast and diverse continent can be challenging. Because no introductory course can claim to be fully comprehensive, this one will explore several themes in the history of Africa and its peoples that the professor finds important and noteworthy. The readings, lectures, films, and activities will consider broad regions of the continent, and the goals of this course include both knowledge and enjoyment. You should come away from this class with a new appreciation for Africa and a general idea of its history from 1500 to the present.


This document was created during the summer 2022 anti - racist pedagogy workshop at BMCC. It will be revised periodically [to align with each semester’s learning objectives].

Contact Prof. Remi Alapo at the Center for Ethnic and Race Studies at BMCC with comments, feedback and suggestions. Email:

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