Minor in Black and African Diaspora Studies - Southern Africa to 1860 HIST 3451   Southern Africa to 1860
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Examines the history of Southern Africa before the coming of the mineral revolution. The course focuses on South Africa, but with a regional perspective. Themes include the nature of Khoi and San societies, the expansion of Bantu-speakers, Dutch settlement and administration of the Cape area, the rise of the Zulu, Shaka's empire and the mfecane, the British takeover from the Dutch, the impact of the humanitarian movement and the Great Trek, African states and kingdoms in the nineteenth century, and the formation of the Boer Republics.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Discussion