HIST 229
European Imperialism and Decolonization Fall 2014
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, 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.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: 40
Expected: 15-20
Class#: 1169
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on a midterm, a final exam, a 10-page research paper, and class participation
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
Prerequisites: none; open to all
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
HIST Group D Electives - Latin America + Caribbean
HIST Group E Electives - Middle East

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