AFR 229 Fall 2014 European Imperialism and Decolonization (D)

Cross Listed as HIST229
This course surveys European imperialism in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, paying special attention to important case studies such as British India, the Scramble for Africa, and the break-up of the Ottoman Empire following World War I. Issues to be explored include imperialism and its relationship to Christianity, gender, racism, and economic profit. In the second half of the course, we will examine some of the most dramatic cases of decolonization, including Gandhi and Nehru's independence movement in India, Ho Chi Minh's victory at Dien Bien Phu, and the torturous struggle for independence in Lumumba's Congo. As a transatlantic and transpacific course focusing on race relations, power and privilege, this course fulfills the EDI requirement.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on a midterm, a final exam, a 10-page research paper, and class participation
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: none; open to all
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity
Other Attributes: HIST Group A Electives - Africa,HIST Group B Electives - Asia,HIST Group C Electives - Europe and Russia,HIST Group D Electives - Latin America + Caribbean,HIST Group E Electives - Middle East
Enrollment Limit: 40
Expected Enrollment: 15-20
Class Number: 1170
AFR 229 - 01 (F) LEC Europ Imperialsm&Decoloniztion (D) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity Initiative Shanti M. Singham
TR 11:20 AM-12:35 PM Hollander 241 1170
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