Nationalism is the desire of an ethnic group, a nation, to have a state of
their own. It emerged as a powerful organizing principle for states and social
movements in the 19th century, and was integral to the wars and revolutions of
the 20th century. This course examines rival theories about the character of
nationalism, and tries to explain its staying power as a political principle
into the 21st century. It looks at the role of nationalism in countries like
Britain, France, India, China and Nigeria, and nationalist conflicts such as
Northern Ireland, Quebec, Yugoslavia, Sri Lanka and Rwanda. The course is
reading and writing intensive.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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