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What do Thomas Jefferson, Osama bin Laden, and Yoda have in common? Anti-imperialism.
Freshman Seminar: HIST 102-601 Western Civilization post 1648 (3 Cr)
Instructor: C. Richardson, Lecturer, History
Schedule: MWF 1300-1350
Linked With: CJ 130-601 Public Speaking (3 Cr)
Schedule: MWF 1400-1450
In this FLC we will examine one of the oldest questions in human history—what happens when one group of people rules another. Through debates, mock trials and a variety of other methods, we will examine imperialism through the eyes of the people involved: we’ll explore, for instance, why Winston Churchill thought the British Empire was the best thing to ever happen to India and why many Indians disagreed. We’ll investigate the use of terrorism by people on both sides. We’ll look at what some are calling the rebirth of imperialism in the contemporary world, and we’ll also explore less obvious aspects of imperialism; such as its cultural impact— are French farmers boycotting McDonald’s, or Indonesians burning pictures of Kim Kardashian, motivated by the same principles that drove Ghandi?