POL3046S - South African Political Thought

30 credits at NQF level 7

Entry Requirements:

Any 2000-level POL course or with special permission from the Head of Department.

Course Outline:

This course helps students to understand the complex relationships between Western, African, and South African Political Thought. The course introduces students to some of the key ideas in these traditions of political theory and explores some of the interactions between them. In particular, students will investigate the development of ideas concerning colonial rule and the nationalist responses to that rule, which together constitute a rich and complex literature. The themes address over the course will include the Western enlightenment, colonial modernity, nationalism and democracy.