Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic World: 1450-1850

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic World: 1450-1850

  • 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
    4 - 5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6 - 7.5
  • Overview

    Main Outcomes

    On completion of the module, students should be able to:
    Give a critical account of the key historical debates around the
    Atlantic slave trade and the abolitionist movement
    Analyse the ways that historians use evidence in writing and in film

    Main Content

    1. Middle Passage: slave journey between Africa and the New World.
    2. Slave narratives
    3. Abolitionist movement in Britain
    4. Reason for the abolition of Slavery

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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