History of Southern Africa|
|Certificates: International Relations|
|Course Cluster: African Studies, Christianity Studies|
This introduction to the history of Southern Africa examines precolonial African societies, the growth of white settlement, and the struggle for dominance in the region. The second half of the course covers industrialization, segregation, and apartheid and examines the ways blacks and whites, men and women, have shaped, and have been shaped by, these processes. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of religion in shaping the social and political history of the region.
The course emphasizes argumentative, expository writing. The professor, and possibly a teaching apprentice, will work with students on improving their style.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-History)(SISP-Hist Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Elphick and Davenport, CHRISTIANITY IN SOUTH AFRICA
Elphick and Giliomee, THE SHAPING OF SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY
Marx, LESSONS OF STRUGGLE
Robinson, SOURCES OF AFRICAN PAST
Thompson, A HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA
Walker, WOMEN AND GENDER IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three papers of medium length and a final take-home examination.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No late papers. No incompletes.
|Instructor(s): Elphick,Richard H. Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 36||SR major: 7||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 6||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 8|