HIS480H1: Modernity and its Others: History and Postcolonial Critique

Hours: 
24S

Engaging with influential perspectives in postcolonial historiography, this seminar tracks three major themes in the history of the idea of modernity from the late 18th through the 20th centuries: political freedom, citizenship and the nation-state; capitalism and its critique; and the relationship of history, memory, and identity. (Joint undergraduate-graduate)

Prerequisite: 

a mark of 73% or higher in HIS282Y1, or instructors permission; HIS470H1

Recommended Preparation: 

History of colonialism, political theory, or postcolonial literatures

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)