HISTORY 263 - Discovering America: Atlantic History I, 1492-1607
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.

This course is an introduction to the formation of the early Atlantic world from the voyages of Christopher Columbus to the expeditions of Walter Raleigh. This course compares English French, Spanish, Portuguese and native American experiences. Special attention is given to the letters and diaries of Columbus, Cortes, Cartier, Gilbert, Raleigh, and Champlain, as well as a selection of Indian texts. The course highlights integrative themes common to European, African and Indian encounters with and in the Americas, encounters that knit together a larger, newer community: the exploring mixing and settling of peoples and races; the emergence of viable trans-Atlantic commercial systems; a groping towards a balance of power among European states; and the exchange and advancement of knowledge. There are no pre-requisites.

HISTORY 263 - Discovering America: Atlantic History I, 1492-1607
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (DIS)
Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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