History
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2nd Year History Modules


Semester 1


13463 - His 214 (16) 


Key Processes in the making of Western History 


(3L,1T) 

 

  • State formation, the Renaissance and revolutions

  • Origins of the modern state

  • The Renaissance as cultural phenomenon

  • Origins, dynamics and impact of historical revolutions

  • Wealth and poverty in Western history

  • Changing views and attitudes

  • Perspectives on systems such as socialism, capitalism and communism

  • Dimensions of the culture of wealth and poverty

 

Programme Co-ordinator: Dr A. Ehlers

Tel.: 021 808 2190 E-mail: aehl@sun.ac.za

 


Semester 2


13463 - His 244 (16) 


Africa and South Africa: 

Colonisation and the Rearrangement of Societies 


(3L,1T) 

 

  • Africa and the West in the 19th century

  • Colonial policies in Africa

  • The political, cultural and economic impact of the colonisation of Africa in the 19th century

  • South Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries

  • The political and cultural dynamics of 18th- and 19th-century Cape societies

  • The establishment of new black empires and white republics in the interior in the 19th century

  • The mineral revolution: the making of a new political and cultural social order

 

Programme Co-ordinator: Dr A. Ehlers

Tel.: 021 808 2190 E-mail: aehl@sun.ac.za