Pirates and Piracy Since 1500

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Examines the history of pirates and piracy in the modern world, focusing on the ways in which piracy has changed over five hundred years in a context of European imperial expansion, global capitalism and the rise of the nation-state. Major topics include the "Golden Age" of piracy in the Atlantic, the image of pirates in Western popular culture and print and Internet piracy.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 385D, HIST 468 (if taken in the same topic).

Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer Fall Spring

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