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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

CRIT 310 Identity, Multiculturalism, and Empire

3 credits 45.0 hours
300 level undergraduate course

This course explores selected societies and the logic of cultural identity within the contexts of colonialism and imperialism. The course considers issues coincident with the rise of empires and what it means to conquer and be conquered. It will illuminate the identities of the non-dominant, indigenous cultures and, where possible, demonstrate the effects of resistance and acculturation. Students will evaluate evidence in multiple forms, such as material culture, primary sources, secondary sources, and contemporary literature and film. Secondary sources will introduce students to current theoretical approaches to this material, in particular, studies related to post-colonialism and identity theory.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102D, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

This course is not repeatable for credit.