History 199: Problems In History “Monsoons, Pirates and Global Trade: the Indian Ocean World to the Modern Era.
Instructor: Professor Saul Allen
Days/Time: Monday, 3:00-5:50 PM
Course Number: 41647
Location: Stevens Hall 155
Description: The Indian Ocean has been central to global trade for millennia. This course tracks broad themes in the history of the people and places touched by its waters. Four thematic units provide a reaching introduction to the movement of people, goods, and ideas across the basin. Using primary sources in translation, brief excerpts from scholarly literature, and lively online discussion, students will engage with core interpretive questions animating the study of Indian Ocean history.