Summer 2020 - HIST 358 D100
Development, Aid and Difference in Historical Perspective (4)
Class Number: 3279
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
May 11 – Aug 10, 2020: Tue, 1:30–5:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 21, 2020
Fri, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Office: AQ 6009
Prerequisites:45 units, including six units of lower division history.
Examines "International Development" within a series of historical frames, including the history of imperialism, the history of international relations, globalization, and the cultural and intellectual history of North-South relations. Students who have credit for IS 358 may not take HIST 358 for further credit.
How is global development in the contemporary period affected by legacies of the past? What does development for the poor mean in a world economic system with a neoliberal ethos? How are the effects of international development felt differently outside of the Western hemisphere? Crucially, how have movements of resistance, ranging from those of the Adivasis in the hills of India to the actions of the Occupy movement on the streets of New York, affected our understanding of what development should be? This course engages with these questions in considering the longer histories of empire and colonial legacies as a backdrop to the global system in which international institutions regulate global development and the provision of aid. Throughout the focus remains on how development and effective resistance can go hand in hand in shaping global development. The course will specifically draw on examples from non-Western countries.
Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.
- Class Participation 15%
- In-class debate and write up 15%
- Book review 20%
- Historical Case Study write up 10%
- Research Essay 40%
All readings will be circulated via canvas.
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