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HST 141 – D2: History of Southern Africa

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Lecture survey, covering the history of Southern Africa from the Bantu Migrations to the end of Apartheid. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

Section Description: The course is a chronological and topical overview of the history of southern Africa, from the Bantu migrations to the end of Apartheid. Special attention will be paid to the period after 1652. Topics to be covered include Zulu expansionism and the “mfecane,” the formation of Afrikaner identity and states, African labor and European gold mines, and the origins, development and practice of Apartheid. We will also explore African resistance movements, life and society under Apartheid and the reasons for the eventual end of Apartheid in 1994. Prerequisite: Three hours of History

CRN: 13767

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 38/40

Days Time Location
MWF 10:50 - 11:40 LAFAYETTE HALL L200

Instructor(s): Sean Arnold Stilwell

Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2020 - 01 May 2020