History 325: The History of European Colonialism, 1500-1970
The development of European colonialism in modern history in terms of four major empires: the Dutch, English, French, and Spanish. One of the imperial powers will be used as a focus to be compared with the others. The course will examine voyages of discovery, conquest and settlement, imperial institutions, colonial reform, economic and cultural dependency, and decolonization.
HIST 327 History of African Colonial Independence
The history of African decolonization between 1922 and 1994, a process through which 54 new nations were born, resulting in the demise of imperial and settler colonies in Africa. The course will examine the causes of African decolonization, the various factors that shaped it, its impact throughout the African continent, and the relationship of decolonization to freedom for the African peoples.
History 330: Historical Geography
An introduction to cultural geography and the adaptation of human societies to their environments across time. Using the framework of world history, major periods from early civilizations to contemporary societies are examined in relation to the significant regions of the world, emphasizing global connections.
History 340: Latin America
Latin American history from ancient origins through European colonial settlement to independent national societies. Emphasis twentieth-century political, economic, social cultural conflicts.