Southern Africa to 1900

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Southern Africa to 1900

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    African Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    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.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    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 Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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