SOAS University of London

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

H479 Asante, the Gold Coast and the British, 1807-1935 (II)

Module Code:
Module Not Running 2019/2020
Taught in:
Full Year

This course build forwards on the introduction into the history of Africa and focuses on social and political historical changes in West Africa with the focus on the period between1807 and 1935.

This course is preseded by Asante, The Gold Coast and the British 1


To be taken with Asante, the Gold Coast and the British, 1807-1935 (I)

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

At the end of the course a student should be able to:

  • understand the changing relationship between the Asante kingdom, the Gold Coast colony and the British;
  • to critically asses primary sources used in the construction of history
  • acquire relevant primary and secondary sources and apply them to oral presentations and written essays
  • to produce an extended dissertation on a topic relevant to the course

Method of assessment

This involves the writing of a 10,000 word essay, which has to be based on primary sources. 100% Coursework. There is no written examination. Except in the case of Independent Study Projects (ISPs), they must be taken in conjunction with the corresponding Advanced-level course; the two units together constitute a Special Subject.


Important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules