HIST 315: Colloquium: Nation Building in Iraq, Vietnam, Philippines

Is the United States an Imperialist Power? To answer this question, we will examine American nation-building efforts in the Philippine Islands (1899-1953), Vietnam (1950-1975) and Iraq (2003-  ). Course members will analyze and discuss scholarly works and primary sources, as well as theoretical works that illuminate connections and points of comparison.  Writing will emphasize synthesis and criticism of secondary works. [GM2, SS] Prof. Barclay
Prerequisites: One of the following courses: HIST 105, HIST 249, HIST 262; GOVT 102, GOVT 103 or permission of instructor