HISTORY 219 - The Philippines: Culture and History
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course is an introduction to the historical formation and cultural complexity of the Philippines. It surveys major periods in Philippine history, paying particular attention to their cultural dimensions. Starting with the inclusion of the archipelago in Asian maritime trade, to becoming a colony of Spain, to the nationalist revolution, through the American colonial period, and arriving at the post-colonial present, we will draw from primary source materials, historiography, ethnography, literary works, and popular culture to examine the cultural effects of processes and events such as religious conversion and colonial encounter; revolution and nationalism; U.S. Imperialism; regional, class, and identity formation; modernity, globalization, and migration. Of continued reflection throughout the course will be the recurring problems and challenges of trying to study a place and people comprised of such incredible diversity in historical experience and cultural life.

Throughout the semester we will engage these themes through the lenses of cultural and religious contact, exchange, and conflict. Questions considered include: What role did religious conversion play in constructing racial and ethnic categories? How did American colonial policy build on and transform those categories? How have perceptions of race among Filipinos changed over time and owing to what? How did race and ethnicity intersect with other forms of discrimination such as class and gender?

Class Format:

Two 90-minute meetings weekly

Schedule

HISTORY 219 - The Philippines: Culture and History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
32422
Open
2
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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