HIST 2391

HIST 2391

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course engages the rich cartographic record of colonial North America via an in-depth analysis of two dozen iconic maps.  Integrating visual and textual analysis, students will assess human representations of space across cultural boundaries, explore change over time in the mapmaking practices of indigenous peoples and various European intruders, and study the evolving relationship between cartography and power, attending particularly to the process by which mapping promoted a revolutionary new understanding of American geography as composed of the bounded territories of nation-states.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)
Course Subfield (HPE)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 2391

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16480 HIST 2391   SEM 101