Nikhil Pal Singh
Each seminar examines a different subject or problem. A quarterly list of the seminars and their instructors is available in the Department of History undergraduate advising office.
This course will explore the meaning, consequences and roots of war-making in contemporary American life and culture. Included in our discussions will be the question of war as an instrument of US foreign policy, the influence of defense institutions on American politics and society, the instruments and tactics of insurgency and counter-insurgency such as car bombing and torture, and the effects of war on everyday life.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
This course is an intensive reading, discussion based seminar open to advanced undergraduates. Students will be expected to write a substantial paper to fulfill course requirements.
Class assignments and grading