HIST 387: Topics in Global History

HIST 387-003: Early Modern Atlantic World
(Fall 2019)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW

East Building 122

Section Information for Fall 2019

Beginning in the fifteenth century, an era of aggressive European commercial and military expansion brought Europe, Africa, and the Americas into contact in unprecedented ways. The resulting exchanges of goods, people, microbes, plants, animals, practices, institutions, and ideas created a “new world” for everyone involved. This class will explore the dimensions of this new Atlantic World, from how it reshaped global power relations to how it impacted individual lives and experiences. We will mostly focus on stories and areas beyond the North American mainland, including the Caribbean, West Africa, and Western Europe, and we will pay special attention to the people and processes that tied these regions together in the early modern era.

Mason Core (All)

Topic Varies

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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