|(3 cr.) Students study the expansion, consolidation,
workings and eventual disintegration of the modern
British Empire. The course begins in 1600, with
the creation of the English East India Company.
Students learn about the growth of the Empire in
detail, touching on the colonial experiences of
India, the West Indies, China, the Middle East and
the African continent. Finally, students examine
the emergence of nationalism in the colonized
regions and the subsequent collapse of empire in
the 20th century. Special emphasis is placed on
how the major colonies were affected by British
rule, as well as the contributions that subject
peoples and cultures made to the unfolding of
colonial history and the trajectory of Empire.
Students should expect to attend lecture
regularly, participate in weekly class
discussions, as well as demonstrate mastery over
the material in written assignments.
Prerequisite: one course from HS level 200; Every Other Year, All|