History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 387: Topics in Global History

HIST 387-004: Commodities in the Atlantic World
(Spring 2017)

Innovation Hall 215G

Section Information for Spring 2017

This course examines the role of disparate commodities such as chocolate, emeralds, sugar, tobacco, bananas, and cocaine in Africa, the Americas, and Europe. The study of these commodities, and the people who produce and consume them, provides a lens through which to examine fashion, taste, colonialism, global trade, and land and labor systems.

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

Non-Western Culture

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3-6

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest in global, Latin American, African, Asian, or Middle Eastern history. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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