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2015-2016 Catalog

HIST 371 New Worlds for All: Native America from Pleistocene to the United States

Humans had been transforming the Americas and themselves for over 500 generations before Columbus "discovered" the New World. This course takes a long view of North American history by placing native people at its center. Students will read, research, and write about: native histories before European contact; how people of Indian, European, and African descent came together to create new, often violent worlds; and how native people have been written out of U.S. history. [SS, GM1, W]