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OSPCPTWN 15: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, LAW

This seminar will examine the history of Indigenous peoples and their legal status in some of the settler colonies of the British Empire, including the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. It will consider shared histories of Indigenous dispossession and struggles over land tenure, contests over sovereignty and the meaning of treaties, issues of citizenship and subjecthood, and efforts at the destruction of Indigenous culture through the criminalization of traditional religious practices and the forcible removal of Indigenous children; it will also explore histories of Indigenous resistance to settler policies. The course will conclude with a comparative survey of the law governing Indigenous communities in these settler states today, as well as ongoing struggles for Indigenous rights.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3

OSPCPTWN 30: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in South Africa

This compulsory course provides a brief introduction to social issues in contemporary South Africa. It explores the impact of historical legacies in a post-Apartheid context. Drawing from a range of disciplines, this course provides insights into the form and content of South Africa's socio-political-historic and economic landscapes
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1
Instructors: ; Africa, A. (PI)

OSPCPTWN 36: The Archaeology of Southern African Hunter Gatherers

Archaeology, history and ethnography of the aboriginal hunter gatherers of southern Africa, the San people. Formative development of early modern humans and prehistory of hunters in southern Africa before the advent of herding societies; rock paintings and engravings of the subcontinent as situated in this history. Spread of pastoralism throughout Africa. Problems facing the descendants of recent hunter gatherers and herders in southern Africa, the Khoisan people.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI

OSPCPTWN 45: Transitional Justice and Transformation Debates in South Africa

Exploration of transitional justice through critical discussion of contemporary South Africa. Conflicting perspectives of the South African transition through an exploration of the creation of the "rainbow nation" as well as discussions over whether a denial of justice for apartheid-era crimes prevails. Decisions made post-apartheid over how best to confront the large-scale human rights abuses of the past, including South Africa's recent past through the lens of the "pillars" of transitional justice: truth seeking, criminal justice, reparations and institutional reform. Issues of structural violence and the legacies of apartheid in order to question to what extent we can consider South Africa to have realised the promises of its transition
Terms: Aut, Spr, Sum | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI

OSPCPTWN 83: From Cape to California: Settler Colonialism and the Genocide of Indigenous Peopes

Two major social and historical phenomena: genocide and settler colonialism, contextualized within the broad contours of world history as well as the making of European colonialism and Western global domination from the start of European colonial expansion in the fifteenth century to the twentieth century. Emphasis on developing global comparative perspectives focusing on southern African, North and Latin American, as well as Australian case studies. Histories of the place from which students come, California, as well as the place they currently find themselves, the Cape, and the links both have to settler colonialism and the genocidal destruction of indigenous peoples
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI
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