AFR 229
European Imperialism and Decolonization Fall 2018 Division II; Cross-listed as AFR229 / HIST229

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This course will study European imperialism in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries and the formidable opposition it provoked, both on the part of the socialist opposition at home and the movements for national liberation in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the New World. The first half of the course will focus on the expansion of Europe in the nineteenth century, particularly the British conquest of India, the Scramble for Africa, and the break-up of the Ottoman Empire following World War I. In the second half of the course, we will examine some of the most dramatic movements for national liberation, including the independence in India, the Algerian Revolution, and the torturous struggle for independence in Lumumba’s Congo.
The Class: Type: lecture/discussion
Limit: 40
Expected: 15-20
Class#: 1252
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
Distributions: 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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