• HIST-3213 Colonial America-1492-1763

    This course focuses on the creation and development of European colonies in the New World, especially in North America, from the European discovery of America to the end of the French and Indian War. It compares and contrasts the cultures of the major European colonial powers and those of Native Americans. Key topics include European exploration and conquest, the everyday lives of colonists, their interactions with Native Americans, the development and spread of slavery, political and economic development, religious diversity and creativity, and colonial wars. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.