History of Southern Africa|
Fall 2008 not offered
|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.
Three writing assignments, with emphasis on style, and with possibility of re-write.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Elphick and Davenport, CHRISTIANITY IN SOUTH AFRICA
Elphick and Giliomee, THE SHAPING OF SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY
Lipton, CAPITALISM AND APARTHEID
Marks and Trapido, POLITICS OF RACE, CLASS AND NATIONALISM IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY SOUTH AFRICA
Marx, LESSONS OF STRUGGLE
Thompson, A HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA
Walker, WOMEN AND GENDER IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three papers of medium length and a final take-home examination.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No late papers. No incompletes.
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