Course Description

Course Name

Southern Africa to 1900

Session: VCPF3121

Hours & Credits

24 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

At least 2 courses in historical, social science or cultural studies offered by the Faculty of Humanities, or by permission of the Head of Department.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Second year, first semester course, up to three lectures per week, at least eight tutorials.

Outline of Southern African history to 1900. This course focuses on African societies; the frontier; slavery; British imperialism; African dispossession and other aspects of preindustrial Southern African History.

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

*Course content subject to change