Course: HIST 434. European Imperialism (3)
Learn about the rise and fall of European empires from the Spanish conquest of the Americas, to the British Raj in India, to human rights abuses in the Belgian Congo. Analyze European views of non-European people through art, film, and literature. Follow Captain Cook across the Pacific and trace Henry Stanley’s epic search for David Livingstone. Discuss the Scramble for Africa and the intersections of race and gender with colonial power. Discover how terrorism forced the French retreat from Algeria. Finally, explore the legacies of European imperialism by examining the lives of North African, Indian, and Caribbean immigrants in Europe today.