Intro South African Hist

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

History

Course Number: 
283
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as HIST 283 [AFP] and BLST 121 [A].) South African history is undergoing radical shifts in the way it is being written, read and interpreted, and this course will explore established and emerging themes in the history of this intriguing country. The time period covered will span the precolonial indigenous cultures and move on to study the initiation and expansion of white settlement and its early dependence on slave labor. The course will also investigate African resistance, both in its political and cultural forms, as well as the social effects of gold-mining and migrant labor. African nationalism, including the ANC, the Black Consciousness Movement, and the United Democratic Front, will be the focus of our study of the responses to apartheid and the ultimate collapse of the apartheid state. The course will end with discussions of recent events in South Africa, particularly the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its aftermath as well as the developing AIDS epidemic and the growing problem of crime. Two class meetings per week.

Spring semester. Professor Redding.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Crosslisted Section ID: 
HIST-283-01,BLST-121-01
Schedule #: 
HIST-283-01-1213S

Course Sections

Intro South African Hist
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Sean Redding

sredding@amherst.edu

MW 02:00PM-03:20PM

CHAP 203