History of Africa to 1800

Ghislaine Lydon

History of Africa to 1800

African American Studies department

Ghislaine Lydon

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Textbooks

The Civilizations of Africa: A History to 1800
Christopher Ehret
ISBN: 9780813928807
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Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali (Revised Edition) (Longman African Writers)
D T Niane
ISBN: 9781405849425
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Fall 2015
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Fall 2014
26.7%
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Quarter Taken: Winter 2018 Submitted April 3, 2018 Grade Received: A+

Literally the worst class I have taken at UCLA. Easy class but the lectures are SO boring. She does NOT know how to lecture. She can hardly make coherent sentences at times and usually reads off her slides. You literally could miss 10 lectures and be okay in the class.The midterm had a study guide and was super easy. Just focus on the essays. The final consisted of 3 essays and a mini one about a proverb. I had such high expectations for this class but found myself falling asleep. I hardly did the reading and got an A+. Just show up to discussion and do the in class activities. To give reference, 50% attendance and participation and 25% midterm and final. Was this an easy class? Yes if you do the work for the midterm and final. Would I recommend it? No, there was a lot of reading assigned, I learned nothing, she makes the content extremely boring, and I walked away hating the class.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2018 Submitted March 8, 2018 Grade Received: A

Very boring lectures. Knows what shes talking about but stares at computer entire time and speaks quietly. Hard to focus during lectures. Gave study guide for midterm. LOTS to study but you know exactly what is going to be on test. Included a map quiz, ID terms and essay. Gave all possible ID terms and all possible essay questions beforehand. The homework is reading chapters from book. Way too many pages to read But you can get by without reading anything if you just attend lectures and discussion. Usually a waste of time, don’t need to do reading

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The Civilizations of Africa: A History to 1800
Christopher Ehret
ISBN: 9780813928807
View on Amazon

Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali (Revised Edition) (Longman African Writers)
D T Niane
ISBN: 9781405849425
View on Amazon
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