Course Catalog - 2017-2018

     

HIST 534 - CIVILIZING MISSIONS

Long Title: CIVILIZING MISSIONS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: Reading Seminar. The development of "civilizing missions" legitimized territorial and spiritual conquest and validated the suppression of subject customs, cultures, and religions. Graduate reading seminar will explore the idea, which became an integral part of imperial, religious, and national ideologies. Readings include (in translation) modern historical, geographical, legal, ethnographic, religious, and literary texts.