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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 113 - Time Travelers: Tourism in Global History

This course explores the history of tourism in the modern world from a global perspective. We will consider how tourists engaged with transnational processes like world war, decolonization, and global economic shifts that allowed for the slow and uneven democratization of leisure travel over the course of the twentieth century. We will also investigate the ways that racism and other forms of discrimination have become deeply embedded in global travel networks and infrastructure. Over the course of the semester we will “visit” a wide range of locales, traveling from the United States and its Pacific empire to Antigua, the Soviet Union, and Peru. As we “tour” the globe, we will contemplate a range of transportation options, including the role that cars, trains, and planes played in shaping the evolution of global tourism. Meets the global and/or comparative requirement for the history major and can count towards the “Colonization and Empire,” “Race and Indigeneity,” or “Global/Comparative” fields. Offered occasionally. (4 Credits)