- Schedule of Classes - June 25, 2020 7:14PM EDT
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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.
As the English East India Company conquered vast Indian territories in the late 1700s, it was besieged with allegations of corruption against its leading officials. This course will examine the origins of modern imperialism through the lens of corruption, exploring how corruption scandals became sites for generating new ideas and practices of empire. As well as reading prominent figures of the European enlightenment, including Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, and Denis Diderot, we will also study major Indian writers on corruption, including the historian Ghulam Husain, and the liberal reformer, Ram Mohan Roy. Students will conduct primary research into eighteenth century imperial corruption scandals, and consider the larger question of how modern ideas of political reform grew out of early modern theories of corruption.
When Offered Spring.
Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)
Course Subfield (HNU)(HEU)
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- MMcGraw Hall 365
- Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
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