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HIST 4498 The American Pacific (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course explores the U.S.’ role in constructing and perpetuating an American Pacific. How have Americans imagined, understood and interacted with the people and nations in and around the Pacific Ocean? How have relations with the nations of the Pacific Rim influenced Americans' view of themselves? How have economic, cultural and military activities contributed to America's rise as an imperialist power in this region? Rather than focusing on high politics and diplomacy, we will examine the American Pacific as a cultural, gendered, racial, military and political project, and explore themes such as empire, migration, race, sex and war.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Arissa Oh

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17