History of West Africa

May 2004

Professor Ejikeme, though a pleasant woman and speaker teaches this class in vain, because speaking for myself, I did not learn much about West Africa except that Islam and slavery play a big role in its history (shocking, yes, I know). She is very disorganized and attempts to divide the history into concepts rather than chronologically, which at first sounds good to the student but in the end leaves you realizing that you don't know when ANYTHING happened with respect to other things in the world. The class focuses greatly on geography so if you can't memorize maps, stay away. The TA was helpful until the strike when things seemed to go farther downhill with confusion on quizes and things of the like. You are better off looking up books on West African history and reading them yourself than take this class.