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.