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Waterways: Boats and Oceans in World History

HIST 264
Fall 2011 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.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(STS)

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