The history of capitalism in its global dimension from the beginnings to the age of industrialization. An investigation of economies - in both their practices and cultures - around the world and across the ages from ancient times to the modern era.
Thematic study of comparisons and relations between Japan and the world outside (primarily Europe and China). Commercial expansion, systems of world order, social institutions, religious and ideological expression, and state organization. HIST 271 will introduce students to the methods of historical practice, including primary-source analysis, historical writing, library and research skills, and public history.
“History of India” is a sweeping survey that covers some 4,500 years of history across a region that today comprises eight nation-states and is home to more than 1.5 billion people. It traces Indian history from its ancient civilizations to the formation of the modern nation-states of South Asia. Particular attention is put on the changing conditions of everyday life, the development of religious thought and practice, the evolution of political ideology and action, and the making of India’s diverse social orders across time. HIST 273 will introduce students to the methods of historical practice, including primary-source analysis, historical writing, library and research skills, and public history.
Rise of the British imperial system within a global context from its beginnings to 1850. Focuses on economic and social themes with emphasis on settlements in the southern hemisphere as well as the West Indies.
History 368 surveys the main events and themes in European history from the French Revolution to the period preceding World War l. To understand how this era’s transformations became determinative and/or consequential in world history, we examine a series of profound shifts in European political, economic, social and cultural domains. Topics include revolutions, domestic politics, geopolitical interactions, nationalism, imperialism and the formation of new states; the emergence of mechanized economies and of urbanization; the challenges experienced by social classes and groups; and influential modes of cultural expression which crossed national lines.
The history of European imperial rule, the forms of resistance to it, and the formation of nationalist movements in Southeast Asia. The countries studied include Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. As the course coincides with Singapore’s commemoration of the 200th anniversary of its founding as a colonial port by the British East India Company, one week would be devoted to interrogating how some Southeast Asian nation-states integrated their colonial pasts into their national histories, identities and imaginations.
No prior knowledge of Southeast Asia is expected. The course will be relevant to students of Asia, Southeast Asia, and colonialism. Students will also be exposed to working with primary documents, literary works, and films related to Southeast Asian history.
This course provides a comprehensive chronological and thematic introduction to the history of the Indian subcontinent from the turn of the nineteenth century to the present. We begin by examining the factors that permitted the ascendance of the British East India Company as the dominant military and political power on the subcontinent. We then focus our attention on the establishment of a colonial society and economy, looking at the mechanisms that maintained British authority over so large and diverse a population. Next, we explore the diversity of Indian responses to colonialism from their earliest expressions to the struggle for independence. The course culminates in an engagement with key issues that define post-colonial South Asia, including the legacies of partition, democracy, secularism, religion, and the struggle for social equality.
Postcolonial and Subaltern Studies have been important in critiquing the nation and its citizens. These have also helped critique the nationalist project that drives the Indian state. In this course, we will critically read and compare approaches based on the changing nature of subaltern studies, socio-economic and socio-cultural identity formation, and the way dissent manifests itself in India. No pre-reqs and no specific major required.
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Cross-listed with ASIA 476Z
Cross-listed with PHIL 364. Focuses on Darwin and the science of evolution in the 19th and early 20th century.
Continuity and change in the relations of war and society, the connections between the economy, society, the military, and government in peacetime as well as war; not a course in military history.
Legacies of African, European and Asian migrations, and colonial encounters with indigenous peoples. Includes the creation of racial categories, the making of transnational and transracial families, and the emergence of race-based social and cultural movements.
This capstone Majors seminar will give students the opportunity to conduct historical analysis and investigation into some of the most prominent issues relating to Indigenous peoples, racism, and settler colonialism in Canada today. We will consider the histories of settler colonial institutions and systems 9schools, hospitals, jails, foster care, the justice system) that function today as sites of structural racism. And we will consider the range of solutions and alternative futures advanced by Indigenous scholars and activists under the rubrics of decolonization, resurgence, and indigenization.