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HIS 214 - The Horse in History

What do the “the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,” the quests of medieval knights, Hernán Cortés’ conquest of the Aztecs, and the rise of Genghis Khan and the Mongols have in common? They were all dependent on horses. Want to learn about how horses have altered history on virtually every continent? Well then…giddy up. This course will tell the story of the horse in the World from prehistory to the modern era. Looking at the dual development of horses and humans, and focusing on important events and themes from the cavalry to racing to the Pony Express, this course will seek to uncover how the horse has shaped human history and culture throughout the World. This course is not a history of the horse breeds, nor is it just a class for equestrians—it is for anyone who seeks to learn more about how history has been shaped by two different species interactions.

Credit Hours: 3.00

Course Fees: $0.00

Academic Catalog 17-18