Colonialism and Its Consequences in the Americas|
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory, International Relations|
Why does colonialism matter to the fields of American studies, Latin American studies, and Caribbean studies? What have been the consequences of colonialism for the nations that make up the Western Hemisphere? This course offers a transnational, hemispheric approach to the study of the Americas through a comparative analysis of colonial ventures and their consequences. With a focus on the interactions of Indigenous, European, and African peoples, the course introduces diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to a range of issues and topics, such as franchise colonialism and settler colonialism; the organization of production, including state labor systems, chattel slavery, and indenture; governance and colonial bureaucracies; the formation of colonial cultures and syncretic belief systems; independence movements and the emergence of nation-states, as well as decolonization struggles.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CBST-MN)(CGST-MN)(EDST)(HRAD-MN)(LAST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830, J.H. Elliott
(Other books to be announced)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
In class mid-term exam, take-home final exam, two short papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Regular attendance and participation in class discussions, online Moodle forums, and occasional homework assignments.
|Instructor(s): Kauanui,J. Kehaulani Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK210; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 45||SR major: 10||JR major: 30|| || |
|Seats Available: -2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 5||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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