HIST1514: Introduction to the twentieth-century history of South Africa and Africa (with special reference to colonial Africa in the twentieth century)

This module is an introductory orientation with regard to the history of South Africa and Africa in the twentieth century. The focus is on the historically most important changes in the country, region and continent. Chronologically, a fact-based historical bird's eye view, which spans the period from the end of the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth century, is presented.


HIST1624: Twentieth-century world history

This module is an introductory orientation with regard to world history during the twentieth century. The focus is on the historically most important changes, events and processes that characterised the twentieth century. Furthermore, the impact of globalisation, with special reference to South Africa, the region and the continent, is analysed historically.


HIST2614: The rise of nationalism in South Africa and Africa and the resistance to it (with special reference to Africa’s drive towards independence)

While the system of apartheid, as a product of white nationalism, developed in South Africa, black nationalism led to the organised struggle against it. Elsewhere in Africa, nationalism led to the struggle against colonialism and the drive towards independence. The focus of this course is on the rise of nationalism in South Africa, the region and the continent. The different forms it takes and its historical impact on the continent as a whole, also receive attention.


HIST2624: Twentieth-century global clashes (with special reference to the Cold War)

The Second World War and the subsequent Cold War, directly or indirectly, influenced the whole world. In this module, the development of these successive conflicts, their duration and the consequences thereof for the world will be studied, with special reference to the position of South Africa and Africa.


HIST3715: En route to the new South Africa and the African Renaissance, c. 1976-2000: a historical perspective (with special reference to Africa after independence)

While Africa experienced a dramatic period of independence, the final struggle for and against apartheid was being waged in South Africa. This course focuses on South Africa's transition from a system of minority rule to majority rule. Furthermore, the focus is on Africa's era of independence.


HIST3728: How to make history (with special reference to history sources and historiography)

In this module, research methodology and oral history are explored in creative and practical ways. The focus is on the different forms that historical sources may take – from movies and books to websites and archival documents. We look at what history sources entail, and how to evaluate and utilise these sources. Then we turn our attention to the theoretical and practical aspects of oral history projects, interviewing and the writing of oral history.


FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Nhlamulo (Lucky) Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3519
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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