This course is designed to allow the exploration of several defining historical events affecting diverse cultural groups in South Africa: 1. Prehistory: early man, the Khoi-San, the early Bantu migrations, Shaka Zulu and the formation of the Basotho, Matebele, Xhosa, and Zulu nations. 2. Early Colonialism: Spanish, British and Dutch Colonizers, and the migrations of the Boer-Trekkers and their interactions with indigenous peoples. 3. Later Colonialism: including the importation and exploitation of Indian sugar-cane workers, and their subsequent .integration into the cultural and political fabric of South Africa. 4. The history of Apartheid, journeys and thought of Mandela and Biko and the recent moves towards reconciliation. The integration of these four areas of South African history will serve as the lens through which the 20th century efforts to overcome colonialism, Apartheid, repression, segregated homelands and townships, white fear/white flight, and the movements for freedom and towards a multicultural democracy are viewed.
General South African Resources
Student Website: South African Study Abroad Summer 2003