Subject: History
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: History


This seminar examines how myriad peoples and communities across the globe, including Canadians, have experienced the global process of decolonization in the aftermath of the formation of a so-called post-imperial international system. After 1945, empires were in the process of being eliminated, but tragically, the discriminatory imperial ways of seeing that long justified imperial rule remained alive and well. Human dignity, decolonizing intellectuals realized, did not come with national independence and/or national citizenship. This seminar, in light of the increasing flow of such postcolonial ideas, uses historical and historiographical examinations of the global process of decolonization after 1945 as a means to understand and promote the ongoing decolonization of hearts and minds in the 21st century world.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit units of senior-level HIST of which 3 credit units must be 300-level or permission of the department.

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