Capstone Seminar: 20th-Century South Africa Through Biography and Autobiography

HISTORY450S

Explores twentieth-century South African history through the lens of biography and autobiography. Protagonists range from little known South Africans like Kas Maine, a sharecropper documented only in a 1931 record of a fine paid for failing to produce a dog license, to world renowned figures like Nelson Mandela. Readings cover virtually the entire twentieth century but have been carefully selected to provide a chronological presentation of South African history. Utilizes of a mix of scholarly and non-scholarly writings, as well as discussions exposing South Africa's countryside and cities, its underworld and its place on the world stage. One course.

Crosslisting Numbers

AAAS406S

Curriculum Codes: 

CCI, CZ, R, W

Theme (Concentration)

Emotions and Psychology of the Self, Human Rights and Social Movements, Law and Governance

Region

Africa & the Middle East