Undergraduate Course: Crime, Rebellion and Protests in Africa (HIST10278)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course examines a vast range of relevant themes in the history of crime, rebellions and protests in Africa during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such as banditry in pre-colonial Africa; changes in labour patterns in colonial Africa; ?social? and ?protest? crime; colonial system of control and punishment; the emergence of trade unions and labour protests; leisure, politics and societies; the formation of political parties and organised political protests; the development of guerrillas and liberation struggles; the emergence of one-party states and different forms of dissent in present day Africa.
The first semester will deal with the pre-colonial and colonial periods, while the second semester with the periods of decolonisation and independence up to present-day time. Students will make use of secondary as well primary sources, such as political pamphlets, administrative accounts and newspapers collected in the library (CAS section) and on-line.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Crime, Rebellions and Protests in Africa (HIST10201)
||Other requirements|| A pass in 40 credits of third level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Directors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course students should be able to demonstrate by means of coursework and examination:
- ability to use their historical knowledge on Africa to better understand present-day African issues and problems.
- ability to adopt a comparative perspective and an international approach in analysing social and political processes.
- enhanced analytical and critical skills, both written and orally.
- ability to critically examine a variety of primary sources, ranging from archival material to oral sources
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Francesca Locatelli
Tel: (0131 6)50 3756
|Course secretary||Ms Marie-Therese Rafferty
Tel: (0131 6)50 3780