HIST 229
European Imperialism and Decolonization Spring 2010
Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed HIST 229 / AFR 229
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This course surveys European imperialism in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, paying special attention to important case studies such as British India, China and the Opium Wars, and the Scramble for Africa. 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 the Belgian Congo.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: none
Expected: 25
Class#: 3866
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on a midterm, a final exam, a 10-page research paper, and class participation
Prerequisites: none; open to all
Unit Notes: meets Groups A, B, & C requirement in History major only if registration is under HIST
Distributions: Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST 229 Division II AFR 229 Division II
Attributes: HIST Group A Electives - Africa
HIST Group B Electives - Asia
HIST Group C Electives - Europe and Russia

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