GOVT 3715

GOVT 3715

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This seminar overviews political theories of colonialism and empire, and in doing so, allows us to pose questions about the constitutive elements of our modernity, such as slavery, racism, dependency, and dispossession. Throughout the semester, we will examine the relationship between former colonies and political and economic configurations (nationalism, internationalism, capitalism, socialism), as well as philosophical and epistemological questions about the relationship between the universal and the particular, and the imperatives of history-writing. The course material will give us an opportunity to conclude with questions about whether or not the process of decolonizing our world and our study of it is complete or an ongoing project.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)
Course Subfield (PT)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9277GOVT 3715  LEC 001