AST 229 Modern Imperialism (HIS)

Prerequisite: AST 100 or GSTR 210

This course is a selective exploration of imperialism using a comparative historical perspective. Beginning with a reflection on the meanings of 'empire,' the course explores the rise of European empires during the 'high colonialism' of the 19th and 20th centuries. This course then will explore the expansion of European colonialism and regional responses - including local resistance, national revolutions, and the development of the Soviet and Japanese empires. After examining the dynamics of imperial decline between 1919 and 1945, the course will conclude by considering the status of empires in the post-World War II period. World Culture (Western) component of the International Perspective.


1 Course Credit

Cross Listed Courses

HIS 229