Spring 2022 Courses / History / FASCINATING ISLANDS

Coordinators: Stephen Baker, Pete Weis

In this course we will explore some fascinating islands. These are widely scattered throughout the world in oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers as well as scattered in time with references from antiquity to the future.

We will consider factors such as insular governance; island boundaries, including man-made modifications and spontaneous geomorphic reformations; unique island products with a special influence on island life and economy, and islands in which a single animal species is overly persuasive in defining the allocation of settlement and resources.

B WEEK / THUR/ 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Spring 2022 Class Schedule: Fascinating Islands

Date

Presenter

Title

Feb 10

Stephen Baker

Islands,Chattel Slavery, and Sugar

Feb 24

Stephen Baker

Western European Countries' Capitalist Conquest of  America, Asia,  and the Pacific 

Mar 10

Stephen Baker

Nineteenth Century Colonization Schemes

Mar 24

Stephen Baker

Unique Animals and Their Specific Islands

Apr 07

Stephen Baker

Island Educational Initiatives

Apr 28

Stephen Baker

Island-based Political Problems and Products

May 12

Stephen Baker

Small Island Nations Development Characteristics


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