Historical knowledge of South African liberation movements
Students will gain a greater knowledge of major events, key participants, and developments in the history of South African liberation movement history and modern South African history through course lectures and readings.
Understanding of major questions and themes
Students will improve their understanding of major questions and themes in the construction of South African liberation movement history through course readings, in-class discussions, and the historiographical aspect of the term paper.
Evaluation of primary sources
Students will develop a greater ability to evaluate primary sources and historical arguments through weekly source analysis assignments, in-class discussions, and the source analysis aspect of the term paper.
Effective historical writing
Students will improve their ability to write clearly and organize evidence to build an argument through weekly analysis papers and the final term paper.
Self-examination through studies of race and resistance
Students will consider the way they interact with people within their own society and throughout the world by dealing with questions about race, domination, identity, and resistance.