British Imperialism in Asia and Africa (HIST*3380) | College of Arts

British Imperialism in Asia and Africa (HIST*3380)

Code and section: HIST*3380*01

Term: Fall 2022

Instructor: Jesse Palsetia


Method of Delivery: 

This course will be in-person lectures and will not be recorded for later viewing. Students are expected to attend all in-person components.

Course Synopsis:

HIST*3380 is specifically interested in the impact of British imperialism on the non-Western societies of Asia and Africa and the latter’s responses. The course combines a narrative, analytical, and historiographical approach to the material. The course challenges students to think critically about what imperialism meant for both the British and their subject peoples.

Learning Outcomes:

After successful completion of this course, an assiduous student will have learned to:

  1. Develop critical and creative thinking analysis in general and as relates to course work.
  2. Develop reading, writing, and oral communication skills through engagement of assignments, examinations, and class discussions.
  3. Develop historical understanding of the British Empire.
  4. Develop practices and proper methodologies of the student of history, and an understanding of academic integrity in general as applied to the responsible use of historical sources and the ethical presentation of one’s work.

Method of Evaluation and Weights:

Document Study - 15%
Mid-term Test - 25%
Research Paper Term Paper - 30%
Final Exam - 30%

Texts Required:

  1. Vols. 1, 3, 4, 5 of The Oxford History of the British Empire, edited by Nicholas Canny, P.J. Marshall, Andrew Porter, Judith Brown, Wm. Roger Lewis, Robin Winks. Oxford: Oxford University Press, are available as an on-line resource from U of G Library (see catalogue and follow links).
  2. JSTOR: The scholarly journal archive and other on-line available articles may be accessed via U of G. Library (On-line resources).

*Please note: This is a preliminary web course description only. The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description. The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.