NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 8
Convener: Associate Professor Lance van Sittert
Course entry requirements: Acceptance for an Honours programme.
Course outline: Key issues in the historical development of the Western Cape. Topics will include a consideration of the interaction between hunter-gatherers and pastoralists, frontiers of interaction between colonists and the Khoisan, the construction of colonial identities, slavery, racism and class formation in urban and rural settings, gender and sexuality, ethnicity, culture, politics and religion to c1870.
Field trip: This course may include a stimulating field trip to a relevant part of the Western Cape.
DP requirements: Attendance at all seminars and completion of all written work.
Assessment: Coursework (50%);Formal examination (50%).