Marine/Maritime World History|
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
The purpose of this seminar is to explore the intersections of maritime history, world history, and marine environmental history. At the center of our investigations is how humans and the groups that they coalesce into have shaped and have been shaped by their marine environments. While much of our focus will be on the last 5,000 years, we will also be concerned with change and structure over the very long term, penetrating to the beginnings of the Holocene and perhaps even to the emergence of anatomically modern humans. A central aim of the seminar is to chart a course for a marine/maritime world history.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)(HIST-MN)(HIST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
We will read widely in world history, marine environmental history, and maritime history. Authors include: Martin Lewis, Karen Wigen, Daniel Lord Smail, Philip Steinberg, Jerry Bentley, John Gillis, Daniel Finamore, Rainer Buschmann, Barry Cunliffe, Patrick V. Kirch, Geoffrey Irwin, Fernand Braudel, Bernard Bailyn, K.N. Chaudhuri, Abdul Sherif, Michael N. Pearson, Greg Dening, Anthony Reid, Sean McGrail, Felipe Fernández-Armesto, Marc Levinson, A.T. Mahan, John B. Hattendorf, Helen Rozwadowski, and related authors as appropriate. Readings will be available online and on reserve.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly short papers; long reasearch paper; team authorship of weekly discussion questions.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No unexcused absences; late work is penalized. No required prerequisites for enrollment, but students may find that prior coursework in world history, geography and history, environmental history, history of ecology, and maritime history will provide useful curricular background.
|Instructor(s): Pinch,William R. Times: .M..... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: 284 HIGH; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 10||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 3||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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