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HIST 5191 Senior Colloquium: The University in the Modern World (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores the diverse and changing intellectual, institutional, social, and political cultures of universities across the modern world. Our inquiry will be global and comparative in scope; we will examine a wide range of case studies with particular attention to twentieth-century and non-Western contexts. Themes covered will include student activism, the politics of intellectual labor, the role of higher education in colonial and national development, knowledge production and social movements, the racial and gendered dimensions of university life, and debates about academic obligations and freedoms.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Priya Lal

Prerequisites: Senior History Major Standing

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Last Updated: 09-Feb-17