FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2010–2011
cultural, social, and economic themes, foreign and domestic concerns and events.
HIST2202 History of USA since 1865 Survey of the history of the United States continued. Emphasis is on the emergence of the United States as a world power and on the evolution of modern America society: industrial development, political responses, involvement in European wars and post- war global politics, and changes and trends in contemporar American society.
Themes studied: the impact of the First World War; the Bolshevik Revolution and the establishment of the USSR; Fascism and Nazism; the era of the Popular Fronts in the 1930s; the Second World War and the movements towards European integration.
HIST2602 Imperialism Since 1918 An analysis of the historical developments leading to the collapse of the colonial empires. It examines the colonial policies and practices of the imperial powers, and the impact of westernisation and modernization. It examines, also, the forces contributing to the growth of nationalism.
HIST2301 History of Africa AD 1800-1900 A survey of the historical dynamics on the African Continent in the long nineteenth century.
HIST2302 History of Africa since 1900 This survey course will look at historical developments in the African Continent under the formal rule of different European powers; the emergence and development of the ‘nationalist’ phenomenon before and after the First World War; de-colonization and independence; problems of nation building as well as attempts at Continent-wide and regional collaborations.
HIST2604 Migration and Re-Migration: The Caribbean Diaspora in Europe and the Americas This course examines the migration and re-migration of Caribbean people between Europe and the Americas from Emancipation to the present. It adopts a deliberately comparative focus to map the political, economic, social and cultural impact of migration on the migrants themselves, the countries in which they settled and on the Caribbean region. It also traces the development of trans-Caribbean migration, followed by the experiences of migrant groups in America, Britain and continental Europe.
HIST2401 Nineteenth Century Europe This course offers a broad survey of the key economic, social, political and ideological processes in 19th century Europe. The course will explore aspects of continuity and change in the modernisation of European society, focusing on the nature of legacies of the political Revolution in France and the Industrial Revolution beginning in Britain.
HIST2402 Conflict and Integration in 20th Century Europe This course offers a broad survey of the key economic social and political upheavals in Europe in the mid-twentieth century. It will also examine the extent to which economic, social and ideological polarization was superseded by a new process of integration in Europe society after the Second World War, as Europe adjusted to its role in a New World Order.
HIST2404 Fascism and Communism in Europe The history of Europe since 1914, focusing on the process of ideological polarization resulting from the combined effects of world war, revolution in Russia and the economic depression.
HIST2610 History of Medicine in the Caribbean, 1492 to Present This course traces the evolution of medicine and health in the Caribbean. It explores the broad question: How have different groups which settled in the Caribbean region shaped Caribbean medicine and health? It examines the interaction of indigenous, Africa, European and Asian medical practices and policies and the relationships which developed amongst these in Caribbean societies.
HIST2801 Research Methods and Technologies in Archaeology Prerequisites: HIST1801 or HIST1802 Detailed discussion and practicals in archaeological field techniques (location, surveying, mapping, surface and subsurface study of sites etc.). Also examined are site formation and transformation processes, archaeological sampling techniques, recording and record keeping, classification and research design and proposals as well as writing archaeological research reports. Students will be required to undertake small laboratory or field projects as well as participate in a minimum of 10 days field work.