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HIST.3540 Mapping Early America

Id: 041994 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


This class explores the diverse methods used by Native American, Spanish, French, British, and Dutch peoples to map, claim, and inhabit land and the built environment around them. Whether on paper, skins, or in the mind, this cartographic record documents developing technologies and shifting cultural and political identities alike. Weekly discussions provide students with both an introduction to the vast array of surviving maps from the early American world and the skills needed to analyze them.


Pre-Req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II.

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