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Specialisation in History

BAHons specialising in Historical Studies (126 NQF credits)

 Convener:  Dr Sean Field and Dr Maanda Mulaudzi

 

Admission requirements:

(a)     Faculty requirements are set out under Rules FH3.

(b)    Specialisation admission requirements:

Honours: A major in History, or Historical Studies, or in a cognate discipline with a mark of 65% or above.

Master’s: Completion of a good Honours degree in the Social Sciences.

(c)     Acceptance is on the recommendation of the Head of Department.

 

Prescribed curriculum:

Four taught courses and a research essay.

 

Compulsory (core) courses:

NQF credits   HEQSF level

HST4001H

Research Essay/Project

30

8

HST4021H

Advanced Historical Methods and Approaches

24

8

 

One elective course from List A

24

8

Two elective courses from List B

24X2

8

 

Elective course - List A

 

HST4010F

Analysing Historical Documentary Film

24

8

HST4011F

Pre-industrial Western Cape Archaeology and History

24

8

HST4034F

Oral History: Method, Practice and Theory

24

8

 

 

Elective courses - List B

 

HST4016F

African Environmental History

24

8

HST4026F

Special Topics in Historical Studies

24

8

HST4053F

Debates in Economic History

 

24

 

8

HST4054F

Topics in South African Economic History

24

8

HST4055S

Racism, Colonialism and Genocide

24

8

HST4056S

Themes in Everyday History

24

8

HST4057F/S

Themes in Indian Ocean History

24

8

HST4058F/S

Themes In Contemporary SA Rural History

24

8

 

NOTE: Some courses have a compulsory fieldwork component.

 Subject to approval by the Head of Department, an elective offered by a cognate department may replace one of the listed electives. Please consult the Course Outlines in this Handbook for descriptions of elective courses offered.