HISTORY 407 - Advanced Study in Comparative and Transnational History
Fall 2015, Section 003 - Empires and Nations
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course explores the history, politics, and recent literature on the history of empires and the formation of nations and the development of nationalism. Theories of the nation have moved from ideas of their essential, primordial quality through a moment of social construction featuring the processes of modernization to a more cultural, discursive approach emphasizing the role of imagination and invention. These theoretical advances have been developed primarily by historians and literary analysts, but in recent years social science thinking on nationalism has borrowed freely, often critically, from the emerging literature. We will both develop a narrative of the persistence and power of empires and the emergence of nations and explore some of the ways in which social science has employed and developed the body of theory on nationalism, looking at paradigms taken from international relations, identity theory, anthropology, and various psychological theories.

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Desinged for upper-level undergraduates, history majors and graduate students.

Class Format:

It will be run primary through readings, short lectures, and discussions.


HISTORY 407 - Advanced Study in Comparative and Transnational History
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
W 12:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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