HistoryHIS 82 California Gold Rush in Global History

Course seeks to reframe a paradigmatic event in the history of California and the United States as an event in global history. Rather than assume the spatial and temporal boundaries of the Gold Rush, students explore different possible answers to the questions of where and when the Gold Rush happened, why it matters, and for whom. Students retrace connections and make comparisons between events in California and other places that often fall beyond the purview of "California History" as conventionally understood. (Formerly Global History of the California Gold Rush.)

Credits

5

General Education Code

PE-E

American History and Institutions

Yes

Quarter offered

Spring

Instructor

Aims McGuinness