Justification: Over the last 25 years, Atlantic World History has emerged as a new field of study and established institutionalized roots within the historical profession. The American Historical Association has provided a book award in Atlantic History for 15 years, several journals are now devoted specifically to Atlantic Studies, and various grant agencies now make awards in Atlantic History. This course provides our graduate students with an overview of the methodological, conceptual, and historiographical debates dealing with the social, political, and cultural process that linked the continents bordering the Atlantic Ocean from the 15th to the 19th century. Several of our recent doctoral students have completed dissertations and comprehensive field examinations in Atlantic World History. This course has been offered in the past as a “Special Topics” course (most recently Sp. ’17) and now the history graduate program would like it to become a regular course.