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HIST347 Empires Strike Back: A Global History of Decolonization

A global history of decolonisation in the twentieth century. The paper focusses on questions of agency, power and violence in historical perspective.

This paper fosters a critical understanding of the complex and often violent process of decolonization and the making of independent nation-states in the twentieth century, drawing on case studies from key regions around the globe as well as contextualising these examples in broader developments.

Paper title Empires Strike Back: A Global History of Decolonization
Paper code HIST347
Subject History
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
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Prerequisite
18 200-level points
Restriction
HIST 247
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

Miranda Johnson

Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Miranda Johnson

Textbooks

There is no textbook for this course

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this paper, students will have

  • A broad understanding of processes of global decolonization in the twentieth century
  • A critical awareness of key scholarly debates about decolonization, anticolonialism, and the making of new states
  • A refined capacity to engage with contemporary debates relating to the legacies of empire and postcolonial challenges by drawing on historical examples and conceptual definitions of decolonization

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21
A2 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21
A3 Thursday 12:00-12:50 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21