Empires: History and Politics

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Political Science

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Empires: History and Politics

Fall 2020

Taught By: Sandipto Dasgupta

Section: A

CRN: 8781

Credits: 4

European empires ruled the world for nearly two centuries. While we often tend to think of empires merely as European domination of distant lands, empire was a system of ordering the world. Which shaped much of the modern political and social worlds, as well as the concepts we use to understand that world. This course would provide an intellectual exploration of the historical and intellectual logic of empires, as well as how those logics persists even after the age of empires have been declared to be formally over. What was the justification of empires? What was its relationship with European concepts like freedom and democracy? What kinds of knowledge did the empires produce, and how do they shape the history of social and political thought? What was its relationship with the development of capitalism? These are some of the questions we would explore in the course. 

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Political Science (LPOL)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:20am 12/5/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/17/2020