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Introduction to History: The Raj (India and Britain)

HIST 186
Spring 2020
Section: 01  
Certificates: International Relations, International Relations Minor, Muslim Studies, Muslim Studies Minor, South Asia Studies, South Asia Studies Minor

This course examines the history of the "Raj," India under British rule, from the 18th to the 20th century. We will explore how merchants from a remote island in western Europe managed to take control of the wealth and manpower of the Indian subcontinent; how Indians helped to build the Raj but gradually turned against it; and how in rebelling against the Raj, and reshaping it, Indians crafted new forms of social protest and political belonging.

This is an Introduction to History course intended especially for first- and second-year students who are interested in the past and, perhaps, are even (though not necessarily) contemplating the history major. As such, it will introduce students to the discipline by reflecting on the nature of historical evidence, how to use an archive, and how to craft a historical argument.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(GSAS-MN)(GSAS)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(MUST-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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