HST4016S AFRICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY (not offered in 2017)
Class number 6367
NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 8
Convener: Associate Professor Lance van Sittert
Course entry requirements: Acceptance for an Honours programme.
Course outline: This course examines Africa within international disciplines of environmental history. It reviews a series of linked themes covering the period from pre-colonial to contemporary African history.
Themes covered include environment and pre-colonial state formation, the colonial environmental impact, hunting, conservation, the colonial history of environmental science, colonialism and environmental catastrophism, development and environment and history in environmental impact assessment.
DP requirements: Attendance at all seminars and completion of all written work.