OSHR 1056 - Nationalism - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Why do we care about the "nation" - an abstract concept born in Europe barely three centuries ago and that most of us have trouble defining? Why does our nationality matter so much? These are the core questions for our exploration of the history and meaning of nationalism.

Our exploration will include the importance of citizenship, language, and religion (both "civil" and otherwise). For purposes of illustration, the course will focus on contemporary cases from Asia and Europe.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Sue Ellen Markey (Charlton)

Sue Ellen Markey (Charlton) retired after 43 years of teaching at CSU. She has also taught in France, India, Japan, Wales, and on the Semester at Sea program. She taught a variety of course in comparative politics, international relations, and development studies. Her recent publications focused on Asia (Comparative Asian Politics: India, China, and Japan, 4th edition, 2015, Westview Press) and gender and development (Women Navigating Globalization: Feminist Approaches to Development, with Jana Everett, Rowman and Littlefield, 2014).