The Columbian Exchange between the Old and the New World

The discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus in 1492 began what became known as the Columbian Exchange. As Europeans traversed the Atlantic they brought with them plants, animals and diseases that changed lives and the environment on both sides of the planet. Horses, sugar plants, diseases were introduced to the New World, while elements such as silver, potatoes, corn, tobacco and chocolate were introduced to the Old World. Discover what was exchanged, who where the main beneficiaries of this interchange, and the impact of this exchange on the world.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Main commodities exchanged: Discover what were the main elements that were exchange during different periods, starting from the discovery to the conquest of the New World. We will discuss about the Potato element that became the staple of European agriculture and how this crop and others impacted the rest of the world.
  • Benefits and impacts of the Columbian Exchange: We will examine who benefited the most with the interchange, and which were the positives and negatives natural and cultural effects, including the spread of diseases that resulted in many deaths of the native population of the Americas and the propagation of slavery.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a general understanding about the Columbian Exchange.
  2. Name some of the most important commodities and elements that were exchanged during the period of discovery and conquest of the New World.
  3. Identify the positive and negative effects of this interchange and how this impacted the rest of the world.
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