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Courses - Fall 2019
ENGL
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ENGL134
The Rites of Discovery: Science, Law and Literature 1492 to 1992
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL134 or ENGL289B.
Formerly: ENGL289B.
History of idea of "discovery" from sixteenth-century debate about European "rights of discovery" to 500th anniversary, in 1992, of Columbus' landfall in New World. Evolution of modern concept of discovery, both as part of history of science and in legal context of history of European colonialism and cultural encounter with Native peoples of Americas, Africa, and Asia. Exploration of primary and secondary sources relating to international law, science, and literature.