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The Impact of 1492 (HIST 255)

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Humanities
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • This course has a lecture with 3 hours.

The course will consider the impact of the encounter between Europeans and Americans following Columbus' first voyage in 1492: Why and how the encounter happened, who was involved, and the ramifications for the Americas and Europe, if not the world. Key figures and topics to be examined include Columbus and Montezuma II of the Aztecs, the Columbian Exchange, the Atlantic slave trade, as well as the economic, ecological, religious, social and political consequences of the contact. This course meets General Education requirements: Cultural Enrichment.Prerequisites: ENGL 150. Typically Offered Fall Even Years.


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