GEOG 467-Historical Geography of Africa


The various methodological approaches to Historical Geography and the technical and conceptual advances in the field are examined in relation to spatial analysis.  There is also a critical analysis of the historico-spatial patterns of the Human Geography of Africa from the prehistoric period through to contemporary times.  Northern Africa and Eastern Africa offer specific regions of study in the course. The outlines includes, methodological development in historical geography, temporal explanation in geography, the status of historical geography,  the dynamic of population growth, the development of the agricultural landscape, spatial and economic structures in relation to long-term external influences and development, and an analysis of historico-spatial patterns in Africa.