NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 6
Second year, second semester course
Convener: Dr S Field
Entrance requirements: At least two courses in historical, social science or cultural studies offered by the Faculty of Humanities, or by permission of the Head of Department.
Course outline: The course consciously seeks new ways of thinking and re-imagining twentieth century South African history by locating it in African and global contexts. Comparative throughout, the course engages with South African histories and historians to reveal the multiple ways in which ideas, structures, actors and events shaped the national. The course covers the long twentieth century from 1880 to 2014 and the interrelated histories of race, culture, nation, economy, state and citizen.
Lecture times: 2nd 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%.