AMST 230 Spring 2015 U.S. Imperialism

Since the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, questions of imperialism have returned to the forefront of analyses of life and politics in the United States. This course will examine a long view of U.S. imperialism, from continental imperialism over Native peoples' lands, through overseas imperialism following the Spanish-American War, through the Cold War, and reaching into the War on Terror. We will engage long-standing models in the analysis of empire, and focus on cultural, economic, and political dimensions to examine the centrality of imperialism to the United States, and the history of the United States within a context of global histories.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on a series of short papers, class participation, and group work
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: first- and second-year students
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora,AMST Space and Place Electives
Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 19
Class Number: 4036
AMST 230 - 01 (S) LEC U.S. Imperialism Division 2: Social Studies Cancelled 4036
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