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HIST 288  The Rise of the British Empire  Units: 3.00  
This course surveys the emergence and development of the first British Empire, from the age of exploration through the loss of the American colonies. Topics will include: the conceptual impact of the new world; patterns of migration; slavery; the economic and political impact of colonization; and ideologies of empire.
Learning Hours: 120 (36 Lecture, 84 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe interconnections among regions of the world.
  2. Evaluate the motivations of people from the past in primary sources and compare diverse perspectives of British conflict and identity.
  3. Use primary and secondary sources to support a coherent and compelling written argument.
  4. Summarize lecture and course readings to identify key points and historiographical themes throughout British history.
  5. Improve your writing and research skills in various written assignments.