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2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HS 3925 - Colonialism, Nationalism, and Decolonization

This course will involve students in an examination of the concepts of colonialism and nationalism and the implementation and ramifications of those ideas in Asia and Africa beginning in the nineteenth century. Topics to be discussed include: the concepts of imperialism, nationalism, and neo-colonialism; the motivations behind European colonization efforts; the variety of approaches to colonial administration; nationalist movements for independence; the challenges of the decolonization process and the postcolonial period, including the legacies left by the colonial experience on newly independent nation-states and on former colonial powers. Readings will include primary and secondary sources as well as fictional treatments of colonial experiences.