Models of Imperialism and Globalization|
Fall 2013 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations, Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
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.
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