A critical examination of the global history of decolonization in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific.
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|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
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- One 100-level HIST paper or 54 points
- Schedule C
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Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Miranda Johnson
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