Five College Consortium

Cartography & Explor/N America

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
History
Course Number: 
373
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
This course examines the history of mapping: what maps show, and what places the practice of cartography tends to erase, distort, or conceal. It focuses on the landscapes of early North America, where the representation and use of space was hotly contested by Natives, European settlers, and Africans. The course's topics include indigenous mapping traditions and concepts of sacred space, European navigational strategies during the 'Age of Discovery,' early urban planning, and scientific/military depictions. The course will teach strategies for employing maps as primary sources, and ways of understanding the historical and ideological circumstances of their production and circulation.
Comments: 
This course is open to Juniors and Seniors.
Variable Credit Comments: 
meets history department pre-1750 requirement
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
101215,100778
Schedule #: 
100778

Course Sections

Cartography & Explor/N America
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Christine DeLucia cdelucia@mtholyoke.edu W 01:15PM-04:05PM Skinner Hall 210