GOVT 3715

GOVT 3715

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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 Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (PT)
Course Attribute (EC-LASP)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3715

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16879 GOVT 3715   LEC 001

    • TR White Hall 106
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Adalet, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person