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Tuition Fees:$246 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in History
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Arts
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

History is the field of knowledge that deals with the investigation, analysis, interpretation and presentation of the past by studying a variety of historical documents and sources. It provides interpretive tools for the discovery, collection, organisation and presentation of information about past and present events. History offers many distinctive perspectives on key facts, ideas and values that have shaped civilisations as well as the evolution of today’s complex and rapidly evolving technological society.

It combines a range of research and analytical techniques that can be used to address defined needs of governments, businesses, NonGovernmental Organisations and historical associations. Historians are adept at using not only written documents but oral communication and objects such as buildings, artefacts, paintings and photographs to establish, interpret or dispute historical phenomena.

History is very wide-ranging and spans the study of specific geographic regions, topical and thematic elements of historical investigation. Popular specialty areas include: Ancient History, Art History, Comparative History, Cultural History, Economic History, Modern History, Natural History, Psychohistory, Social History and World History.

For centuries, History has been the preserve of academics not only due to their training, but also due to the fact that historical knowledge is the starting point for understanding other disciplines. With the advent of the Information Age however, it has ceased to be the sole preserve of academics. Led by historians, its present focus is to offer a deeper understanding of how society functions through past experiences. In this vein, access to historical information is increasing though books, articles, reports, exhibits and websites.

The significance of History as magistra vitae (teacher of life) is being taken to other domains in business, communications, healthcare, law, journalism, policy and research. Practical examples include the use of historical evidence in legal cases or arbitration and review of historical contexts (such as land appropriation by colonialists or government compensation and resettlement schemes) for better policy formulation and regulation.

At the end of this programme students must;
• Demonstrate a deep knowledge of the key historical facts, values and ideas that have shaped civilisations.
• Demonstrate understanding of how to identify, analyse, synthesize and evaluate historical information from a wide variety of sources.
• Develop familiarity with the wide range of techniques and methods used in acquiring historical knowledge.
• Be able to construct historical arguments based on primary sources and the historical method.
• Be able to conduct an independent historical research work that takes into account relevant primary data sources and secondary literature.

This programme also run through the Distance Education mode. The delivery is a combination of E-learning and face to face interactive sessions (blended/hybrid teaching approach). Students are provided with E-learning resources/materials for the programme.
Tutorials are held at weekends, and students interact online with their lecturers, tutors and other students using the Learning Management system (SAKAI).

ADVANTAGES OF STUDYING BY DISTANCE
• A flexible course delivery to fit your busy schedule.
• User friendly written course materials.
• Choice of Centre
• Equal access to higher education.

Curriculum

Level 100 (First Year)

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

*UGRC 110

 Academic Writing I

    3

*UGRC 120

Numeracy Skills

    3

*UGRC 130

Science and Technology in Our Lives

    3

*UGRC 150

Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning

    3

HIST: 111

Earliest Civilizations

    3

2 Courses from 2 other assigned Departments

    6

Minimum Credits Required

    15

*Note: Students to choose any 2 courses (6 credits) of the UGRC

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

*UGRC 110

 Academic Writing I

    3

*UGRC 120

Numeracy Skills

    3

*UGRC 130

Science and Technology in Our Lives

    3

*UGRC 150

Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning

    3

HIST: 112

Selected Topics in World History

    3

2 Courses from 2 other assigned Departments

    6

Minimum Credits Required

   15

*Note: Students to choose any 2 courses (6 credits) of the UGRC

Level 200

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

 Credits

*UGRC 210

Academic Writing II

3

UGRC 220-238

Introduction to African Studies

3

HIST 211

Historiography

3

HIST 213

Africa and the Wider World in the 19th Century

3

**HIST 215

The History of Western Medicine in Ghana

3

2 Courses from the other assigned Department

6

Minimum Credits Required

15

*Note: Students to choose UGRC 210 or UGRC 220-238 (3 credits).

** To be taught exclusively to students of Level 200 Biological science

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Credits

*UGRC 210

Academic Writing II

3

*UGRC 220-238

Introduction to African Studies

3

HIST 212

Historical Methodology

3

HIST 214

Africa in the International Setting in the 20th Century

3

2 Courses from the other assigned Department

6

Minimum Credits Required

15

*Note: Students to choose UGRC 210 or UGRC 220-238 (3 credits).

Level 300

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Core

HIST 311

History of Ghana up to 1800

3

Electives

HIST 313

History of Africa up to 1500

3

HIST 315

The Black Diaspora

3

HIST 317

Economic History of West Africa: 1700 to 1890

3

HIST 319

Aspects of Early Modern European History

3

HIST 321

Islam and Christianity in Africa

3

HIST 323

Colonial and Modern Indian Studies

3

Any one Course from the other assigned subject/Dept

3

Minimum Credits Required

15

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Credits

Core

HIST 322

Ghana in the 19th and the 20th Centuries

3

Electives

HIST 324

History of Europe, 1798 – 1945

3

HIST 326

History of Africa up to 1800

3

HIST 328

Economic History of West Africa: 1890 to 1960

3

HIST 332

The History of Western Medicine in Ghana

3

HIST 334

Women in History

3

HIST 336

History of Pan-Africanism

3

Any one Course from the other assigned subject/Dept

3

Minimum Credits Required

15

*Students are to offer 1 core course & 3 electives and one other subject from any other Dept.

Level 400

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

 Credits

Core

HIST 421

Aspects of Intellectual History from 1500 to the Enlightenment

3

HIST 423

History of Science and Technology up to the Industrial Revolution.

3

HIST 425

History of Political Thought up to St Augustine

3

Electives

HIST 427

Colonial Rule and African Response:  Partition or Pacification

3

HIST 429

The History of Latin America

         3

HIST 431

History of Modern China and Japan, ca. 1800 – 1900

3

HIST 433

History of Modern Russia & U.S.A: 1700-1860

3

HIST 435

Aspects of World History: 1914-1945

3

HIST 437

Conflict in Southern Africa

3

HIST 481

Special Paper: (Any of the following):

•      Fante States in the 17th Century

•      Politics in Akyem Abuakwa, 1874 – 1930

•      Economic History of the Gold Coast, 1874 – 1900

•      Dutch Documents Relating the Gold Coast and the Slave Coast (Coast of Guinea) 1680 -1740

3

HIST: 410

Long Essay

Minimum Credits Required

12

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Core

HIST 422

Modern Trends in Intellectual History

3

HIST 424

History of Science & Technology since the Industrial Revolution

3

HIST 426

History of Political Thought Since St Augustine

3

Electives

HIST 428

Colonial Rule and African Response:  Nationalism and Independence

3

HIST 432

Latin America Since the Haitian Revolution

3

HIST 434

History of Modern China and Japan since 1900

3

HIST 436

History Modern Russia & U.S.A: 1860-1939

3

HIST 438

Aspects of World History since 1945

3

HIST 442

The Atlantic World

         3

HIST: 482

Special Paper (Any one of the following);

•      Fante States in the 18th Century

•      Economic and Social Change in Akyem Abuakwa, 1874 – 1930

•      Economic History of the Gold Coast, 1900 – 1914

•      Elmina and Its Neighbours, 1836 -1876

3

HIST: 410

Long Essay

        6

Minimum Credits Required

        18

*History major students are to offer 2 core courses and 2 electives and Long Essay

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

In determining eligibility for admission to Level 100 programmes, applicants’ aggregate score in the three core and three elective subjects as indicated below shall not exceed 24.

• Core Mathematics, English and Social Studies
• Three Electives.

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 12 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

For International Students:
West Africa WASSCE:

Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics &a Social Science subject.

Electives: Credit passes in any Three (3) Elective subjects

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 24 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:
GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Passes in any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
Computer Science – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
French – ‘A’ Level French
English – ‘A’ Level English Literature
Geography – ‘A’ Level Geography

International Baccalaureate:

  • Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects
  • In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).

For Distance Education

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
Applicants must possess at least credits (A1- C6 in WASSCE and A-D in SSSCE) in English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science (for Science applicants) or Social Studies (for non-science applications) and three elective subjects in General Arts/ Business/Science. In addition, applicants should also have at least a grade C6 in WASSCE/D in SSSCE in Integrated Science/Core Science.

DIPLOMA APPLICANTS (DIPLOMA TO DEGREE)
You must possess an FGPA OF 3.25 or better from University of Ghana and passes in five subjects including English Language at the GCE ‘O’ level or credit in all the core subjects and two electives at the WASSCE/SSCE level or credit in all the core subjects and two electives at the WASSCE/ SSCE level. Diploma holders from institutions affiliated to university of Ghana may also apply. The Diploma course should be offered at the degree level .All post Diploma students are admitted at level 200.The degree course should be in the same area of the Diploma.

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMAS(HND)
HND holders from recognised polytechnics/technical universities with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 4.00 or better in programmes that will be advertised, are eligible to apply to the SAME area of study, and where required, supported with one other subject in a related field, for admission. In addition, such applicants MUST have WASSSCE/SSSCE passes in three (3) core subjects and (2) electives in the appropriate subjects or credit passes in five subjects including English Language, Science and Mathematics at the GCE ‘O’ level as well as passes in two subjects at the GCE ‘A’ level. Applicants may be asked to write an entrance examination and or attend an interview as part of the admission process. All HND holders will be admitted to Level 200 in the same area subject as their HND qualification.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
These include International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE, GCSE, the America Grade12 and 13 examinations and other external qualifications, which have equivalences to SSCE/ WASSCE and the GCE.

MATURE STUDENTS
Mature persons who do not satisfy the approved requirements may apply for admission. Applicants must be at least 25 years at the time of application, attend and complete the University of Ghana Access Course and pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination conducted by the University.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with background in BA History usually work in education, business, media, publishing and journalism. The programme is also an excellent preparation for advanced study in History and related fields which may open up further career opportunities in local and national government, business administration, law, museum work and other areas of communication and journalism.

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $246
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,502

Lecturers

Emmanuel Ababio Ofosu-Mensah
Senior Lecturer & Head of Department
eaofosu-mensah@ug.edu.gh

Akosua A. Perbi
Associate Professor
aaperbi@ug.edu.gh

Cyrelene Amoah-Boampong
Senior Lecturer
caboampong@ug.edu.gh

D.E.K. Baku
Senior Lecturer
dekbaku@ug.edu.gh

Doris S. Essah.
Lecturer
dsessah@ug.edu.gh

Kwame Adum-Kyeremeh,
Lecturer
kakyeremeh@ug.edu.gh

Nana Yaw Boampong Sapong
Lecturer
nysapong@ug.edu.gh

Philip Atsu Afeadie
Senior Lecturer
pafeadie@ug.edu.gh

Victoria Ellen Smith
Lecturer
vsmith@ug.edu.gh

Relevant Contact

Dr
Emmanuel Ababio Ofosu-Mensah
Senior Lecturer & Head of Department
 
Office of School Of Arts
Responsible for admission inquiries