Fall 2021 - HIST 373 D100

Conquest in North America, 1500-1900 (4)

Class Number: 4357

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 16, 2021
    5:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    45 units including six units of lower division History and one of HIST 101, 104, or 212, or permission of the department.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A broad examination of attempts by aboriginal, imperial, and mercantile forces to claim and control the North American continent from the arrival of Spanish conquistadors in the early 1500s to the surrender of Geronimo in 1886. Explores the processes of colonization from many perspectives, including Aboriginal, American, English, French, Russian, and Spanish ambitions and activities. Breadth-Humanities.

COURSE DETAILS:

Examines attempts to claim and control the North American continent by aboriginal, mercantile, and imperial forces from the early 1500s to Geronimo’s surrender in 1886. Lectures and readings explore the processes of colonization from many perspectives, paying equal attention to the aims and responses of American, English, French, Indigenous, Russian, and Spanish agents:

  • Global networks of imperial contestation
  • Indigenous expansionism and responses to imperialism
  • Mutual constitution of nature and empire
  • Spatial and historical implications of settlement
  • Processes of dispossession and incorporation
2021 Alert: In Fall 2021 this course will be conducted remotely. Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, should register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

Grading

  • Weekly Quizzes 10%
  • Midterm Exam 30%
  • Research Paper 30%
  • Final Exam 30%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Lisa Brooks, Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War (Yale, 2019)

John Demos, The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America (Knopf, 1994)

Karl Jacoby, Shadows at Dawn: An Apache Massacre and the Violence of History (Penguin, 2009)

Primary documents available on the Canvas website


Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.