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2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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: Western Cultural Tradition and Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives

Prerequisites: Three credits of History or permission of instructor.

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 3