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Diasporas, Transnationalism, and Globalization

COL 294
Spring 2013
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 294, SOC 294, ENGL 294
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory, International Relations

Until the late 1960s, there were three classical diasporas: Jewish, Armenian, and Greek. The first was considered the paradigmatic case. In the past three decades, many dispersed peoples and communities, once known as minorities, ethnicities, migrants, exiles, etc., have been renamed diasporas by some of their own artists, intellectual and political leaders, or by scholars. This phenomenon must be understood in the context of ever-increasing transnationalism and globalization. This course will introduce students to the past and present of the concepts diaspora, transnationalism, and, to a lesser extent, globalization.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(COL)(ENGL)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)(ENGL-TLF Conc)(SOC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%

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