HIS 350L • HISTORY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA-W
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Southern Africa is one of the continent's rich and varied regions, a region that holds cradle of humanity, historical sites as well as thriving modern cities and everything in-between. Designed to both introduce students to the history of the region and give an in-depth understanding of particular countries as case studies, the course is both challenging and rewarding in the readings and writing assignments expected of students. Each year, the country case studies change, and this year, 2009-10, the case countries will be South Africa and Zimbabwe, some of the region?s most fascinating countries. We will particularly focus on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, analyzing how historical events and figures from that time- period inform what is going in those countries and that region of Africa today. Samukele, Mauya! Kamohelo! Welcome!
As this is a Writing Intensive Course, Assessment Includes: Attendance & Participation (both individual and collective, in class and on Blackboard) Group Presentations and Handout writing Four Analytical Essays One Book Review Two map quizzes Bi-Weekly Reflection Papers Final paper
Jeffery B., Peires, Dead will Arise Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom Mamphela Ramphele, Across Boundaries Yvonne Vera, The Stone Virgins Elizabeth Schmidt, Peasants, Traders and Wives Zakes Mda, Heart of Redness Terence Ranger, Voices from the Rocks Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous Conditions Sindiwe Magona, To My Children's Children