HIST 615: Problems in American History

HIST 615-004: America and the Early Modern World: Oceans and Empires
(Spring 2019)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W

Innovation Hall 316

Section Information for Spring 2019

This course will examine the relationship between North America and other parts of the world during the long period from approximately 1550 to 1800. Focusing on the role of oceans in determining the emergence of empires, the course will compare the development of the English, Spanish, and French empires in North America. These nations sought to displace Native Americans inhabitants with western-style imperial governing structures, land use, and social customs. The focus will be on the circulation of people, goods, and ideas across large spaces as well as the trans-oceanic role of pirates, refugees and the slave trade. Course requirements will include class participation, three short papers, and 10-12 page final essay.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-6

Readings and discussion of bibliographies, interpretations, and research trends in topics selected by instructor. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Related Course
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
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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