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HST4055S

HST4055S

HST4055S RACISM, COLONIALISM & GENOCIDE

24 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Convener: Associate Professor M Adhikari

Course entry requirements: Acceptance for an Honours programme.

Course outline:

The course examines the relationship between racism, colonialism and genocide in case studies focussing particularly on Africa. Where appropriate, the course will introduce a comparative perspective to elucidate global dimensions of the subject. The impact of a range of social phenomena including modernity, nationalism, war, revolution and social Darwinism are also considered. Course work will include theoretical engagement with the concept of genocide as well as with contending approaches to the subject. Filmic depictions of genocide will form a significant theme throughout the course.

DP requirements: Attendance at all seminars and completion of all written work.

Assessment: One 3000 word essay (50%); class participation (20%); written assignments (30%).