HIST 535: Problems in Comparative World History

HIST 535-006: Early Modern Atlantic World
(Spring 2020)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R

Robinson Hall B204

Section Information for Spring 2020

This course looks at the histories of individual people in Africa, Europe, and the Americas between 1500 and 1800. The focus is historical and methodological: by examining the lives of individuals from different class and race categories we will get a sense of some of the important issues defining the early modern Atlantic world, including the boundaries between slavery and freedom, the importance of gender in public as well as private life, and the opportunities for and limitations on social mobility across space and time. We will also think about methodology as we explore the genres of biography, autobiography, memoir, personal narrative, and microhistory.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Investigates selected problems in global and comparative history, covering multiple countries or world regions. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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