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World History III: The Age of Empires, 1500-1800 or return to Course Catalog Search

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Harvard Extension SchoolHistoryDonald Ostrowski PhD, Lecturer in Extension, Harvard University
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2017  (show academic calendar)W   5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Maxwell-Dworkin G125
Credit Level
Graduate and Undergraduate

This course examines major aspects of world history from 1500 to 1800. Topics include the Reformation, European expansion, the Aztec and Inca Empires, formation of the Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, and British overseas empires, the city civilizations of Africa, the Russian conquest of Siberia, the four Islamic Empires (Morocco, Ottoman, Persian, and Mughal), Ming and Manchu China, the Tokugawa Shogunate, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolution. Although empires existed earlier and later, this period displayed a remarkable penchant for empire building.

Writing-intensive course.<br /> <br /> On campus with online option.<br /> <br /> Optional sections to be arranged.<br /> <br /> Noncredit, undergraduate credit $1,550, graduate credit $2,700.<br /> <br /> See <a href="http://www.extension.harvard.edu">http://www.extension.harvard.edu</a>

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