As a department we are committed to helping our students dive into the stories of the continent and its people, to explore the lives and events that have shaped modern African consciousness. Our courses are expertly designed and expertly led, challenging students to think critically and place events within there regional, continental, pan-African and international contexts.
Foundation Certificate in African History
Application Status: opening 1 June 2021
Duration: 1 year part-time
This course aims to give students an overview of the political and social developments in Africa between 1800 and 1980 and to place events on the continent firmly within modern world history discourse.
By the end of this course, students should understand:
- the chronology of political and social developments across the continent during this period;
- the rise and fall of various nations in response to internal and external pressures;
- the changing nature of inter-African and international trade and their effects on the African and wider world economies;
- the rise of new African intellectualism;
- The emergence of the modern African nation states.