GEOG 123, Postcolonial Geographies

Catalog Description: Postcolonial studies focus on how processes of colonialism/imperialism continue even after the formal dissolution of empire. A central argument of this course is that critical human geography can make important contributions to understanding the interconnections between forces at play in different parts of the world. Drawing on concepts of space, place, culture, power, and difference, its purpose is to provide a set of tools for grappling with the conditions in which we find ourselves, and for thinking about the possibilities for social change.

Units: 4.0

Prerequisites: None


Fall and/or Spring: 15 weeks - 4 hours of lecture per week

Grading Basis: Letter

Final Exam Status: Final exam required

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