EGS4034F - Interrogating Southern African Landscapes

30 credits at NQF level 8

Entry Requirements:

Acceptance for Honours or Master’s specialising in EGS.

Course Outline:

South African landscapes have always been contested. In the contemporary moment of global environmental crisis and deepening social inequality, it is critical that we build an interdisciplinary understanding of the histories, legacies and transformations playing out in particular places. Geography and allied disciplines offer many different ways of studying how the ecological and the cultural intertwine in shaping our landscapes. In this course, through foundational theoretical engagements and field-based activities, we explore some of the cross-cutting social, political, economic, ecological and biophysical dynamics playing out in the context of the rapidly changing Southern African region.