Course Archive: Summer 2003 Session 2

  • English 285. Postcolonial Literatures in English.  3 hours.  What is the colonial encounter? When and how did it take place? Who encountered whom? What happened in the aftermath of this encounter and in what forms are its legacies evident today? With the help of representative examples of colonial/postcolonial literature, criticism and film, we will be investigating these broad historical, political and cultural questions in the course. Our focus will be on how writing/film from various areas of the (postcolonial) world help us to formulate and make sense of (a). the nature of the power relations between colonizer and colonized; (b). the ways in which political and cultural authority are established under colonialism and the ways in which, subsequently, this authority comes to be contested; (c). nationalism and the problems of the postcolonial nation; (d). key philosophical and cultural concerns of our (postcolonial) era, such as: agency, identity and difference; dislocation and belonging; cross-cultural negotiation, relations between local and global, and so on.
  • Political Science 241 Comparative Politics In Developing Countries.   A comparative and historical analysis of the problems affecting the developing world by examining social, economic and political changes in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. 3 hours.
  • Political Science 280 Introduction To International Relations.  Structure and processes of international relations, trends in international politics, and the future of the international system in a setting of conflict and crisis. Prerequisite: Political Science 100 or 150, or consent of instructor. 3 hours.
  • Political Science 292 Senior Thesis In International Relations.