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Travel and Cultures of the Indian Ocean World


The wealth that crossed the Indian Ocean surpassed that of any other region.  This course explores multifaceted connections among the Indian Ocean cultures of India, China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and East Africa, from medieval to modern times.  It also examines interactions between those Indian Ocean cultures and European maritime powers.

Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Historical Thought distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies the History distribution requirement.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.