HTY 312: Furs, Frontiers and Fame: North American Exploration

Instructor:  Professor Jacques Ferland

Days/Time:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 12:00-12:50 p.m.

Course Number: 30019

Location: Stevens Hall 375

Description:  This course examines the identities, practices, and spaces of exploration in North America from the late fifteenth to the twentieth centuries. Different political, economic, scientific, and cultural motives for the exploration of Canada and the United States over time will be compared and contrasted. The experiences of Spanish, French, English, Russian, American, and Canadian explorers and expeditions will be situated in local, national, imperial, and global contexts. The course will broadly explore the themes of cross-cultural encounter, exploration and science, textual and visual representation, and the public commemoration of explorers and exploration.

General Education Requirements: Satisfies the Western Cultural Traditions and Cultural Diversity or International Perspectives requirements.

Prerequisites: Three credits of History courses or instructor permission.