Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
The Atlantic World: 1400-1800
Between the 15th and 19th centuries the Atlantic acted as a passageway for the movement of goods, technologies, peoples, and ideas between Africa, Europe and the Americas. Now understood as a critical phase in the process of globalization, this course examines the causes and consequences of these movements for each of the three continents. Topics covered include European exploration and colonization in the Americas, encounters between Europeans and Native Americans, the development of trans-Atlantic slavery and the formation of the Atlantic economy.