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HIST 338. History of South Africa. 3 Hours.

South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with fascinating historical developments. It is ethnically very diverse, combining African, European, and Asian populations. Today it is trying to forge a new identity as a recently democratic country. The course will examine cultural, political, social, and economic developments from precolonial times to the present. Some topics are: Zulu Wars, Cecil Rhodes' diamonds, the Great Trek, the Boer War, ANC, Apartheid, race relations, and the Truth and Reconciliation Committee. Prerequisite: HIST 101, 102, 103, 104, 211 or 212, or consent of instructor. NW/T.