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3544. Atlantic Voyages: European Maritime Expansion, 1400-1650

Also offered as: AMST 3544, MAST 3544

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Late medieval and early modern European expansion into the Atlantic and Indian oceans, with particular attention to European, Asian, African, and American contexts within which that expansion took place. Topics include the transatlantic slave trade; technology adoption and adaptation; convergence of trade, racial ideology, imperial expansion, and imperial identity construction; piracy and settlement; historiographical legacies and later imperialism; and decolonization of contemporary understandings.

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