HISTORY 496 - History Colloquium
Winter 2022, Section 002 - The World of the Ship
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/5/22 - 4/19/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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An exploration of the social, cultural, economic and legal dimensions of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Anglo-American maritime life that scrutinizes the work of common laborers and situates their work in the expanding Atlantic economy. Topics include: captains, sailors, female and black mariners, pirates, Captain Kidd, privateers, ship-building, medicine, scurvy, map-making, longitude, Captain Cook, commodity trade, naval warfare, mutiny, Captain Bligh, shipwreck, and developments in admiralty law.

Course Requirements:

Attendance, discussion, presentation, and research paper

Intended Audience:

Majors and upper-class students depending on available seats

Class Format:



HISTORY 496 - History Colloquium
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
1LSA Jr>
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22
Note: All sections of 496: These courses fulfill the colloquium requirement for History Majors, and seats may be restricted. Students missing the first class may be dropped for non-attendance. Students interested in a particular section should contact Sheila (sheilaw@umich.edu) for seat availability or override.
002 (SEM)
 In Person
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22

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