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Office for International Education

This course will focus on contemporary, post-apartheid South Africa. The students will explore South Africa’s history in order to understand the issues that led to apartheid and subsequently to the toppling of the apartheid regime in 1994.

Through lectures, dialogues, readings, documentaries and excursions, the students will have a chance to learn about human rights violations during apartheid, the roots of racialized poverty and inequality and the negotiated transition from apartheid to democracy. Furthermore, a large part of the course will focus on the successes, failures and challenges of the post-apartheid period, including reconciliation, education, inequality and economic transformation, xenophobia, and many other important topics.

After completing this course, the students are expected to have a good understanding of the contemporary South African socio-economic and political realities.