Units of Study

HSTY2667 - Politics and Cultures of US Imperialism

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Michael Glenn Thompson


Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, public debate about American power has been dominated by the question: is the United States an empire? Taking this debate as a starting point, students examine: the expansion of American power across the continent and then overseas; political, economic and cultural forms of domination and the subsequent transformation of societies overseas and the US itself; and the value and limits of applying the concept of imperialism to US power.


1x250wd bibliography (5%), 1x250wd essay outline (5%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x500wd tutorial paper (10%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%) and tutorial participation (10%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points of History or Ancient History




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