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Early North America to 1763

HIST 237
Spring 2013
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 284
Certificates: Civic Engagement

From the arrival of the earliest fishing ships off the coast of Newfoundland to the fall of New France at the close of the Seven Years War, North America was the site of entangled encounters. Overlapping imperial claims and the construction of new societies took place on a continent long inhabited by powerful indigenous groups. This course will examine North America as a contested and negotiated territory in which imperial plans were subjected to local contexts and contingencies. Using primary and secondary sources, we will examine major events (explorations, encounters, and wars), the rise and fall of imperial powers (French, British, Dutch, and Spanish), and the daily realities that shaped experiences in North America (trade, religion, sex, forced migrations, and disease).
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(HIST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on APR-17-2014
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