This course will explore the social and intellectual impact of the discovery of the American continents on the European mind and the consequences of colonization and migration in North America 1500-1800. Emphasis will be on British colonies and competing European cultures (especially French and Spanish) with Native Americans and African-Americans. Students will focus on three areas: cultural exchange, economic exchange and hostility/conquest. Required for majors in social studies education with concentration in history. Not available every semester.