Cities of Empire

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cities of Empire

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    British Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None

    Colonial cities were one of the most enduring legacies of the British Empire. From Cape Town to Hong Kong, Melbourne to Mumbai, the footprint of British imperialism is evident in some of the most powerful cities of the modern world. Drawing upon both colonial and city histories, this course traces the development of the British Empire through the urban form - its trading routes, military conquests, religious impulses, and cultural ambitions. The landscaping and architecture of the colonial city provides a novel insight into the colonial past and, with it, the intermeshing of global cultures. This course explores both ideologies of imperialism and their physical development through the fabric of the colonial city.

    Assessment: 50.0% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
    Level: 5

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