2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin
HS 320 The Atlantic World 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact Department
  • Prerequisites: Completion of a 3-4 cr. 100- or 200- level history course and sophomore standing.
  • Bulletin Year: 2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

The integration of four distinct continents—North America, South America, Europe, and Africa—into an integrated economic and political realm represents one of the most significant transitions in history. The Atlantic World: 1450 to 1820 begins with Portuguese exploration along the West African coast and ends with Latin American independence. It places the British North American colonies and the advent of an independent United States in their broader Atlantic World contexts.