Imperialism and the Making of the Modern World

7.5 credits

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This course deals with imperial dominance and resistance and their role in the making of the modern world. You will be introduced to causes and consequences of modern imperialism and colonialism from the 15th century until the present, with particular attention to the period from the mid-18th century until the end of the first World War. The course has a special focus on theories of imperialism and questions of inequality, violence, borderlands, gender, race and cilivisation.


Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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