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HIS 270 - History of Modern South Africa

New Core: Fulfills 3 Credits in Area of Knowledge II

Course Description: History of Modern South Africa investigates the historical origins of modern South Africa. Were the original founders the Dutch East India Company in 1652 or the Bantu-speakers who arrived supposedly in 1500 A.D.? The course also traces South African history from the Cession of the Cape in 1806; the Great Trek in 1836; the gold and diamond rushes, 1868-1890; the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902; the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910; the victory of the National Party in 1948; the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960; the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990; the dismantling of apartheid in 1991; the new constitution of 1999 and the new government under President Thabo Mbeki

Course Rotation: NYC: TBA

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial, Video Conference

History Department

Course Attributes:
Area of Knowledge III

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: