HIST106 - HOW TO RULE AN EMPIRE: AN INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN AND U.S. IMPERIALISM

Description: 
During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, US and European powers developed changing strategies of empire designed to order societies at home and overseas. The practice of empire spurred worldwide debates that continue today: how did imperialism operate, what purposes did it serve, could it come to an end, and what might replace it? Over the course of two hundred years, these questions inspired some of the world’s greatest fiction writing and historical research, and this seminar introduces students to a sample of classic texts. Together we’ll examine varied forms of political, economic, and cultural power involved in imperial expansion; the experience and consequences of empire for both colonized and colonizer; and the emergence of anti-imperialist movements.
Instructors: 
OFFNER, AMY
Day and Time: 
R 0130PM-0430PM
Room: 
COLLEGE HALL 217
Activity: 
SEM
Cross Listings: 
    Registration Notes: 
    FRESHMAN SEMINAR
    • Major Concentrations: World, American
    • Major/Minor requirements fulfilled: US