HTY 398-03: Historical Issues: The History of Cartography

Instructor: Professor Anne Knowles

Days/Time: TTH 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Course Number: 50639

Description: This course introduces students to the history of maps as historical documents, records of social values and worldviews, instruments of power, and artistic productions of the cultures and historical periods in which they were created. Course topics will include indigenous mapping, the pegging out of empires, how cartography has served the interests of nation states, scientific revolutions in mapping technologies, maps in art, maps as art, maps and literature, and mapping as a metaphor and expression of human experience.

Prerequisites: first-year students require permission.

General Education Requirements: This course does not meet any of the General Education requirements.