Models of Imperialism and Globalization|
|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. The professor will work closely with students in improving their writing and in preparing their class presentation.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
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
R. Robinson and J.D. Gallagher, AFRICA AND THE VICTORIANS
I. Wallerstein, THE MODERN WORLD SYSTEM
M. Watters, GLOBALIZATION
M. Weber, THE PROTESTANT ETHIC AND THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM
|Examinations and Assignments: |
At least six short papers (2 pages) and one long paper (20+ pages). All papers are theoretical. No examinations.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No late papers; no incompletes.
This is a POI course. Students not yet enrolled should speak to the instructor on Monday 6 September from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in PAC 134.
|Instructor(s): Elphick,Richard H. Times: ..T.... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: PAC104; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 15
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
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