Courses: Topics in Modern European Hist-Greater France (HISTB318001)
Class Number: 2850
This is a topics course. Topics vary. Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Div: I or III Haverford: Social Science (SO)
Current topic description: This course will introduce undergraduates
to key themes in the history of modern France and its empire by
analyzing the origins of French imperialism, its ideologies and
practices over time and space, and its various aftermaths in France
and its colonies. Topics of study will include historiographical
framings and agendas, the concept of empire, French colonial theory,
the formation of racial categories, decolonization, and the political,
cultural, and social effects of the imperial heritage on contemporary
France and the wider world.
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 2850 Div: I or III ; SO
Bryn Mawr, GOA