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AZA1325

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Social Science, South Africa
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Leon Marincowitz

Synopsis

This unit is designed to give you the historical background and conceptual tools to understand the contemporary world we live in. It traces the key political, economic, and social developments since 1945 that have brought us to where we are today. Special attention will be paid to how some of these developments impacted the continent of Africa.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of modern world history;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of post-war political, economic and social developments on Africa;
  3. Demonstrate sound knowledge of current affairs and debates about the future;
  4. Demonstrate improved oral and written communication skills, particularly in relation to the analysis and explanation of ideas and the development of argument;
  5. Successfully undertake a variety of research and writing tasks.

Assessment

Written work: 90%
Class participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week

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