HIST 1200 European Empires, Exploration, and Exchange since 1500
4 semester hours
A study of the ways in which Europeans interacted with the rest of the world, in terms of exploration, trade, exchange, and imperialism. Students will study the development of overseas empires from the early Portuguese and Spanish exploration of Africa, and Americas, and the Indian Ocean to the late-19th-century “Scramble for Africa” and the establishment of global dominance in the years before the world wars of the 20th century.
HIST Concentrations: Global Economies, Encounters, and Exchange; Environment, Science, and Technology.
University Core fulfilled: Explorations: Historical Analysis and Perspectives.