Home » 2017/2018 GE Model » Global Awareness » GEGA1005 / GEGA018 – World History Through Maps
Suggested Year of Study:1 – 4
Duration:1 Semester
Credit Units:3
Offering Unit:FAH

Department of History

Medium of Instruction:English



Course Description

This GE course aims to introduce selected topics in world history through the medium of maps. It will not be a course in the history of cartography. Rather, starting from map analysis, students will explore selected topics, such as world maps, east-west interaction, imperialist cartography and cartography in Macao from the different perspectives of art history, social history, the history of science, etc. The focus will be on the connections between continents and peoples, with a large part of the course devoted to the cultural exchanges between Europe and Asia, one of the department’s main areas of research.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

  1. Students will be able to describe and explain the methods and main focus of connective world history and of the differences with national or regional historiographies.
  2. Students will be able to describe and explain the early modern exchanges between continents and peoples.
  3. Students will be able to describe and explain the historiography of early modern exchanges between East and West.
  4. Students will be able to use cartographic sources for understanding history.