This sophomore seminar explores the diverse ways in which Europeans came together with native and African peoples between Columbus's "discovery" of 1492 and the first decade of the nineteenth century. Among the topics to be discussed: theories of colonialism, spiritual conversion, slavery, interracial sex, captivity, biological warfare, and historical writing more generally. Indeed, the course will double as a writing workshop: students will write often, submit drafts of short essays, and critique one another's written work in seminar. Some essays will be traditional, others more experimental. We will read primary documents, works of scholarship, and some fiction. We will examine objects and images, too, and take a field trip to the Yale Center for British Art.
COURSE FORMAT: Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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