HST1015F   WORLDS IN CONTACT + (Only offered from 2015)

NQF credits: 18 + 10 at HEQSF level 5

First year, first semester course

Convener: N Ndlovu

Entrance requirements: This course is only available to students identified by the Department.

Course outline: This course examines the characteristics of, and the contacts between, the divergent societies of the world between the early centuries of the Common Era and the onset of global imperialism in the 19th century. Examples illustrate political, economic, social, and cultural developments in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Pacific and the Americas and the nature of the encounters between societies in these regions. Students are introduced to ways of thinking historically with a rich variety of written, visual and aural materials, such as maps, travel accounts, captivity narratives, popular images, music and documentary film.

This course is a supplemented version of its host course: Worlds in Contact, HST1013F. The content covered and assessments are identical but it offers additional tutoring and writing support. 

Lecture times: 3rd period.

DP requirements: 100% of required coursework; course evaluation is to be completed.

Assessment: Classwork counts for 50% of the final mark, and one two-hour examination at the end of the semester in which the course is taken counts for the remaining 50%.

NOTE: Credit will not be given for both HST1013F and HST1015F.