Gender and African History

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Gender and African History

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • 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

    Understanding the concept of history through gendered lenses· Understanding the ways in which gender categories are constructed· Ability to analyse gendered discourses in historical writing· Ability to write histories in gender sensitive language

    Main Content
    1.Using conceptual tool of gender to understand African History in precolonial, colonial and postcolonial eras.
    2.Changing nature of masculinity and femininity in Africa
    Gender and culture in Africa, notions of public and private space

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.


This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some are essential to make our site work; others help us improve the user experience. By using the site, you consent to the placement of these cookies.

Read our Privacy Policy to learn more.