GOVT 3715

GOVT 3715

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This course 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 types of political and economic trajectories debated and chosen by former colonies (nationalism, internationalism, capitalism, socialism). We will also pay attention to questions of knowledge production, representation, and historiography, which are central to "postcolonial studies." We will conclude by considering whether 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, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (PT)
Course Attribute (EC-LASP)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7503GOVT 3715  LEC 001

  • 17708GOVT 3715  DIS 201

  • 17709GOVT 3715  DIS 202