2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 0291 - Expansion of Europe and Imperialism

Credits: 3

The period to be covered will be 1415 to the present.  This will include the formation of both the “old” and “new” empires, as well as a study of the modern relations between ex-colony and “mother country.”  Topics to be covered will be the initial European exploration and colonization of Asia and Africa as well as the “new world.”  The conflict of European nations leading to the loss of most of the “old” empire by England, France, Spain, Portugal and Holland will be traced.  The remainder of the course will be devoted to a study of the causes of the growth of the “new” empire under the general term imperialism.