Lives of the Explorers
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

From the 15th century onwards, Europeans traveled across the Atlantic as traders, settlers, and explorers, and created new connections binding together the many shores of this ocean. Through the biographies of seven explorers and migrants, European and non-European, this course examines the experience of tumultuous cultural change and the reconfiguration of world commerce. It follows the story of the rise and fall of nations and empires, the first global corporations and the competing values of principle and profit.{P}

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