Spring 2010 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
In this survey course students will learn about the human past through the double lens of boats and oceans. The approach will combine a focus on the long-term structures and conjunctures of world history with thematic inquiries around social and cultural problems--such as the rise of agrarian civilizations, the changing nature of warfare, long-distance trade and cultural change, industrialization and global capitalism, problems of transportation and technological innovation, the spread and evolution of religion, and the changing nature of empire. Particular attention will be given to the role of the sea in the "expansion" of Europe and the history of the global environment since 1500.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
McNeill and McNeill, THE HUMAN WEB: A BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF WORLD HISTORY
Klein (ed.), SEA CHANGES: HISTORICIZING THE OCEAN
Richards, THE UNENDING FRONTIER: AN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF THE EARLY MODERN WORLD
and other readings TBA
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two short papers, one long research paper, three in-class exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Late work will be penalized at the rate of one full letter grade per day. Attendance and participation is mandatory. All scheduled readings must be completed in advance of class.
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