Models of Imperialism and Globalization|
Spring 2010 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
This course investigates the ways in which scholars have attempted to construct thematic understandings of world history, with particular emphasis on accounts of Western imperialism and Western domination of the non-West. The course will focus first on Marxist writers and their critics but will move on to consider views of neoconservatives, liberals, world historians, postmodernists, postcolonialists, and globalization theorists.
The course emphasizes argumentative writing and oral debate. Each student will be responsible for an extended class presentation
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Wallerstein, THE MODERN WORLD SYSTEM
Pomper, et. al., WORLD HISTORY
A.G. Frank, "The Development of Underdevelopment"
J.A. Hobson, IMPERIALISM
V.I. Lenin, IMPERIALISM: THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM
W. McNeill, PLAGUES AND PEOPLES
A. Nandy, HISTORY'S FORGOTTEN DOUBLES
F. Fukuyama, THE END OF HISTORY AND THE LAST MAN
M. Weber, THE PROTESTANT ETHIC
S. Huntington, THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS
M. Waters, GLOBALIZATION
|Examination and Assignments: |
At least six short papers (1-2 pages) and one long paper (20+ pages). All papers are theoretical. No examinations.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No late papers, no incompletes.
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