HIST 473
The United Stated, Revolution, and the Postcolonial World Spring 2010
Division II
Cross-listed HIST 473 / LEAD 373
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The United States is a country born of revolution and steeped in anti-colonialism. Nevertheless, by the second half of the twentieth century, the U.S. government found itself allied with European imperial powers and battling emerging revolutionary movements around the developing world. This course will examine this transition and consider the nature and long-term implications of the U.S. response to revolution in the postcolonial world. We will look at a number of revolutionary movements in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa with a focus on the 1960s and 1970s. Case studies will include the Cuban, Vietnamese, Palestinian, Angolan, and Iranian Revolutions. Students will write an original 20- to 25-page research paper, based on primary sources, on a topic to be chosen in consultation with the instructor.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 10-15
Class#: 3854
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, several short papers, and a 20- to 25-page research paper
Enrollment Preferences: advanced History majors and Leadership Studies concentrators
Unit Notes: meets Group F requirement in History major only if registration is under HIST
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST 473 Division II LEAD 373 Division II

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