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Empire and Imperial Systems
HIST 227
Fall 2008 not offered

This course examines the concept of empire and the history of imperial systems, primarily in the Asia-Pacific region, during the 19th and 20th centuries. After surveying the rise and fall of premodern empires, we will study how imperialism influenced and was influenced by nationalism, colonialism, modernization, and state formation in the modern era and will learn how imperialism affected life at home as well as in the lands under imperial rule. We will also examine opposition to empire and study visual, literary, musical, theatrical, material, and cinematic representations of how it felt to exercise and live under imperialism. In the last part of the course, we will assess the forms of and reasons for the persistence of empire in the world today.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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