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Sophomore Seminar: Natives, Europeans, and Africans in the New World
HIST 178
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: AMST 123

This sophomore seminar explores the diverse ways in which Europeans came together with native and African peoples between Columbus's "discovery" of 1492 and the first decade of the 19th century. Among the topics to be discussed: theories of colonialism, spiritual conversion, slavery, interracial sex, captivity, biological warfare, and historical writing more generally. Indeed, the course will double as a writing workshop: students will write often, submit drafts of short essays, and critique one another's written work in seminar. Some essays will be traditional, others more experimental. We will read primary documents, works of scholarship, and some fiction. We will examine objects and images, too, and take a field trip to the Yale Center for British Art.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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