Course Catalog - 2017-2018

     

HIST 596 - ATLANTIC WORLD PORT CITIES

Long Title: PORT CITIES IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD: SIXTEENTH-NINETEENTH CENTURIES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: This graduate seminar investigates the social and economic history of key port cities in the Atlantic World from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. Emphasis will be placed on slavery and the slave trade, the spatial history of the port city, and the experiences of men and women. Digital humanities methods will be demonstrated through a case study of Rio de Janeiro. Students will develop and write a final paper on the port city of their choice.