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HST4016S

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.

Assessment: Coursework (100%)