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SSWI-245G The Empire Strikes Back

3 Credits

This is an interdisciplinary course, which blends history, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and political thought for the purpose of exploring the concept of 'empire' and its role in the social sciences. The course begins with the present crisis in Europe and moves through examples in the histories of German, Roman, Turkish, Spanish, British, American, and French imperialism as they have been interpreted by historians and theorists in order for students develop an understanding of what empire is and how it functions in the global political world.