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Fall 2015-2016
* HIS 316 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

South African History, 1497 to the Present

Emmanuel H. Kreike

South Africa's past and present were and are closely intertwined with those of its neighbors, including Angola, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. South Africa's industrial expansion, for example, relied on thousands of migrant laborers from its neighbors. The course will highlight a variety of themes, including the rise and fall of African empires (Great Zimbabwe and the Zulu kingdom), the effects of European colonization, and the repression caused by the Apartheid system. The course will also focus on the dramatic political changes that occurred in the 1990s, including the end of the wars in the region and the rise of democracy.

Sample reading list:
N. Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
B. Bozzoli, Women of Phokeng
Mamphela Ramphele, Across Boundaries
Robert Ross, A Concise History of South Africa

Reading/Writing assignments:
150 pages per week. Midterm take home exam, final exam, small papers/assignments.

Requirements/Grading:
Final Exam - 40%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 25%
Papers - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
P/D/F option is not available to History concentrators.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20944 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Green Hall   0-S-9   Enrolled:16 Limit:30
22452 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled