Electives in History,
University of Botswana (August 2017)

Broaden your knowledge of the world by taking an elective in History! Most History courses are available as electives, and students from across UB have been successful in them.

For information on History electives, see the History Department office in 239/229,
OR ask any History lecturer (see contact list below).

Also see this information on UB History electives.

Electives available:

(Or download the information as PDF)

HIS 102: BOTSWANA (INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF HISTORY)
The origins of modern Botswana, whether at a social, economic, political, cultural, or environmental level. Contact: Mr Barei: bareigb@mopipi.ub.bw
HIS 201: AFRICAN CULTURES AND CIVILIZATIONS TO c.1500
Where do we come from as Africans? Contact: Mr Barei: bareigb@mopipi.ub.bw
HIS 211: THE RISE OF EUROPE TO WORLD DOMINANCE
How did Europe go from being just one, peripheral, civilization, to dominating the world? Contact: Dr Bennett: bennett@mopipi.ub.bw
HIS 213: POVERTY, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND AFFLUENCE IN WESTERN EUROPE AND AMERICA
How did Western Europe and America develop into the world's most affluent regions? What can Africa learn from this? Contact: Dr Gumbo: gumbo@mopipi.ub.bw
HIS 335: COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA
Like Africa, Latin America was colonized, but with even greater violence. Contact: Prof. Morapedi: morapedi@mopipi.ub.bw
HIS 401: DEBATES IN CONFLICT AND SETTLEMENT PATTERNS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. Prof. Mgadla: mgadla@mopipi.ub.bw
 
HIS 412: TWENTIETH CENTURY SOUTH AFRICA
Understanding the history behind #StateCapture; #RhodesMustFall; #FeesMustFall and the campaign for Radical Economic Transformation in South Africa. Contact: Prof. Makgala: makgalac@mopipi.ub.bw
HIS 431 AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, PART I
The long history of America's racialized past. Contact: Prof. Morton: rodger.morton@mopipi.ub.bw
HIS 433: EAST ASIA
This course will discuss China, Japan, and also comments on North Korea and South Korea. Understand the background to the Dalai Lama, Tibet, and North Korean Missile Tests. Contact: Dr Manatsha: Boga.Manatsha@mopipi.ub.bw
HIS 435: MODERN BRITAIN
As the former colonial power, Britain has had a huge impact on Botswana. Contact: Dr Bennett: bennett@mopipi.ub.bw
HIS 441: EAST AFRICA - SLAVE TRADE AND COLONIAL CONQUEST
How was East Africa affected by slave trade and conquest? Contact: Prof. Bolaane: bolaanem@mopipi.ub.bw
HIS 443: ISLAM, IMPERIALISM AND THE MILITARY IN THE MAKING OF MODERN EGYPT
This course is especially relevant to any student interested in International Relations. Contact: Mr Barei: bareigb@mopipi.ub.bw
HIS 445: GLOBALISATION & THIRD WORLD ECONOMIES IN AFRICA, LATIN AMERICA & SOUTH-EAST ASIA
Globalization has transformed economies but produced many new problems. Contact: Dr Gumbo: gumbo@mopipi.ub.bw
HIS 473: SPECIAL SEMINAR: TRUMP, BREXIT AND THE CRISIS OF THE WEST
It was not long ago the west believed it was triumphant, but now it is facing many crises, political, economic, military and social. How did this happen? How will it affect Botswana and the rest of the world? Contact: Dr Bennett: bennett@mopipi.ub.bw

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