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HST4057F

HST4057F

HST4057F THEMES IN INDIAN OCEAN HISTORY (Not offered in 2017)

24 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Convener: Professor N Worden

Course entry requirements: Acceptance for an Honours programme.

Course outline:

This course examines themes in the history of the Indian Ocean between the early Common Era and the 20th century. Topics explore recent analysis of the historical dynamics behind the movements of people, goods and ideas and the limitations of (national) states in, across and around the Indian Ocean. These include African, South and Southeast Asian trading networks, slave trading, maritime labour, piracy and textual and linguistic circulations.

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

Assessment: Coursework (50%); long paper (50%).