Gateway Seminar: How to Read a Map: The History of Cartography
History and theory of cartography, from the ancient to the modern world. Maps as subjects of historical inquiry, sources for historical research, and ways of expressing historical argument. Space, geography, and history. Scientific, technological, economic, religious, political, artistic, social, literary, cultural, and global contexts for the production, design, dissemination, and consumption of cartography. As a History gateway, course also introduces students to various approaches to historical research method, including the development of research questions, the use of historical evidence, and the visual and written expression of historical narrative and argument.