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Year 2019  School School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Course Title


Instructor CHAN, Edward K.
Term/Day/Period fall semester  Fri.4
Category Lectures Eligible Year 1st year and above Credits 2
Classroom   Campus Toyama
Course Key 2421510037 Course Class Code 01
Main Language English
  Course Code ARSF181L
First Academic disciplines Area Studies
Second Academic disciplines North American Studies
Third Academic disciplines Others
Level Beginner, initial or introductory Types of lesson Lecture

Syllabus Information

Latest Update:2019/03/05 16:52:50

Course Outline  Postcolonialism is an intellectual school of thought that deals with the phenomenon of colonialism and its effects on the cultures and peoples of the countries that are former colonies. Postcolonialism is practiced in several disciplines, but came to prominence in Western universities mostly through literary studies. This course will provide an overview of the various theories, issues, and situations that constitute what we call “postcolonialism.” The course is modeled after John McLeod’s Beginning Postcolonialism (2010). Class sessions will be conducted entirely in English.
Objectives  Students will learn about the various aspects of postcolonialism and how to apply postcolonial theory to real-world situations. Students will also develop their English-language reading, writing, listening, and discussion skills.
before/after course of study  Students will give a presentation and prepare for two exams.
Course Schedule  (subject to change)
 1 Course introduction
 2 Imperialism and colonialism
 3 Decolonization and defining postcolonialism
 4 Colonial discourse and Orientalism
 5 Nationalist representations
 6 Catch-up and review
 7 Exam 1
 8 Review Exam 1, discuss presentations
 9 Re-reading and re-writing English literature
 10 Postcolonialism and feminism
 11 Diaspora identities
 12 The limits of postcolonialism?
 13 Exam 2
 14 Review Exam 2 and presentations
 15 Presentations, course wrap-up
Evaluation  Two exams 60%
 Presentation 30%
 Participation/In-class activities 10%
 TOTAL 100 %

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