HISC29H3 Global Commodities: Nature, Culture, History

This course explores familiar commodities in terms of natural origins, everyday cultures of use, and global significance. It analyses environmental conditions, socio-economic transactions, political, religious, and cultural contexts around their production, distribution, and consumption. Commodity case studies will be selected among tea, opium, chocolate, rice, bananas, cotton, rubber, coffee, and sugar.
Transnational Area


Any 4.0 credits, including 0.5 credit at the A- or B-level in HIS courses

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Breadth Requirements: 
History, Philosophy & Cultural Studies

Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Specialist and Major programs in History