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Colonialism and Its Consequences in the Americas

AMST 200
Fall 2019
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 200
Certificates: International Relations, International Relations Minor, Caribbean Studies Minor, International Relations, International Relations Minor
Course Cluster: Caribbean Studies Minor

Colonialism is one important foundation for a study of the Americas. This course examines the historical development of contact and settlement, including comparison of Spanish, French, and English colonialisms. Exploitation of the new hemisphere entailed a competitive scramble among the European powers, with consequences for territorial acquisition and for the non-Europeans they encountered. We will examine different models of colonialism, as well as different forms of labor, such as slavery and indenture. Among the most important topics will be the discourses used to justify and explain the subordination of others as well as the acquisition of land, including the scientific development of racial and gender theories. Revolutions and independence movements such as the Haitian Revolution in their turn fashion justifying discourses. We will investigate culture itself as a major arena wherein colonialism and resistance to it operate.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CBST-MN)(CIR)(EDST-MN)(LAST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on MAY-26-2020
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