Units of Study

HSTY2667 - Politics and Cultures of US Imperialism

Summer Main, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Michael Glenn Thompson
Phone: +61 2 9351 2988
Email: michael.thompson@sydney.edu.au

Description

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.

Assessments

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

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points of History or Ancient History

Prohibitions

HSTY2067

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

HSTY2667

     

Lecture 1

     
1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 4

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

HSTY2667

     

Lecture 2

     
2 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 4

 Friday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

HSTY2667

     

Lecture 3

     
3 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 4

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