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Colonialism and Its Consequences in the Americas

AMST 200
Spring 2019 not offered
Crosslisting: LAST 200
Certificates: International Relations, International Relations
Course Cluster: Caribbean Studies Minor

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. We examine the distinctions between 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, the emergence of race as a social category, and the ascendancy of white supremacy; independence movements and the emergence of nation-states; and contemporary indigenous politics and decolonization struggles.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CBST-MN)(CGST-MN)(EDST)(HRAD-MN)(LAST)

Last Updated on JUN-20-2024
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