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HON 212 - Nationalism

Semester Hours: 4

This course explores the topic of nationalism and national identity formation. It surveys the existing theoretical literature on nationalism and national identity formation, introducing students to the works of several significant scholars and reviews the scholarly debates over this complex phenomenon. Students examine nationalism from a broadly comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. The first half of the course reviews these major theoretical debates and examines the origins of nationalism and its historical development in the European context. The second half of the course moves beyond Europe focusing on a variety of issues related to varied contemporary expressions of nationalism and its relations to other forms of modern political identity in an increasingly globalized world.

Intellectual Perspective: HC