World History 2: British Empire and Commonwealth

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    World History 2: British Empire and Commonwealth

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    HY2% and HY2% or HP2% and HP2%

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    A large part of the world was taken into the British Empire in the 1700s and 1800s. Most of these colonies became independent nations in the 1900s, and chose to continue their association in the Commonwealth. This course looks at the commercial, political and religious motivations and policy behind Britain`s imperial expansion and the effect on societies that were colonised. It will examine the modes of government and control used to maintain the Empire, and the causes and processes of decolonisation. Case studies will include India, Africa, and the settler colonies of Australia and New Zealand.

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