Courses

Title Instructor Days Met/Term Term Description

History 101 (001) World History to Oceanic Contact

Arlene Sindelar M, W full year

This World History course emphasizes the development of communities and civilizations and how encounters between them shaped our world from the first written records to the sixteenth century.

History 102 (001) World History from 1500 to the Twentieth Century

Christopher Friedrichs M, W full year

Formerly HIST 150.  The civilizations of Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, with emplasis on the political, economic, ecological and cultural links among them, and the impact of oceanic contact, imperialism, warefare, migration, and globalization. 

History 103 (001) World History Since 1900

Steven Hugh Lee M full year

Sections 001 and 002: A survey of main developments in world history from the early 20th century to the 1990s.

History 103 (002) World History Since 1900

Glen Peterson M, W full year

Sections 001 and 002: A survey of main developments in world history from the early 20th century to the 1990s.

History 104 (101) Topics in World History: ISLAMIC WORLD HISTORY

Sebastian R. Prange M, W 1

ISLAMIC WORLD HISTORY

History 104 (102) Plagues and Poisons: Disease in History

Robert Brain T, Tr 1

Section 102 of HIST 104 Plagues and Poisons: Disease in History  Disease has comprised a fundamental element of human experience in all times and places.  But human understanding of the nature and causes of death and bodily suffering has varied widely, and so have the m

History 104 (201) Topics in World History

Carla Nappi T, Tr 2

In 2013W, the theme for this section of History 104 is “Currencies of Death and Life: Disease, Health, Medicine.” This course explores the many ways that disease has shaped world history, from the bubonic plague to SARS.

History 104 (227) Topics in World History

Tim Brook T, Tr 1

History 104 (227) Topics in World History

Tim Brook T, Tr 1

History 105 (101) Contemporary Global Issues in Historical Perspective: Media Histories

Alejandra Bronfman T, Tr 1

In 2013W, the topic for HIST 105 is Media. Facebook, twitter, you tube. We are surrounded and immersed in media.

History 105 (227) Contemporary Global Issues in Historical Perspective

Chelsea Horton T, Tr 2

Places issues and problems of current relevance such as disease, terrorism, drugs, or ethnic conflict in historical perspective. Each section will explore a single theme. Check with department for course offerings.

History 106 (201) Global Environmental History

Eagle Glassheim Tr 2

The impact humans have had on the environment, and the ways in which the physical environment has shaped human history: climate, agriculture, energy use, and urbanization.

History 106 (201) Global Environmental History

Tina Loo T 2

Think globally and act locally has been a staple of environmentalism since the early 1970s.  What does it mean to think globally, and historically, about the environment?  How have global historical processes like industrialization, urbanization, and the agricultural revolution affected local en

History 107 (101) Global Indigenous Histories

Coll Thrush M, W 1

In North America, the significance of Indigenous history is hard to miss. Unresolved Aboriginal title throughout much of British Columbia keeps topics like treaties and pipelines in the news, while the abuses of the residential schools have focused Canada’s attention on its colonial legacy.

History 108 (201) Global History of Capitalism

Daniel Vickers, Sebastian R. Prange 2

This course studies the formation of the modern world economy from a historical and global perspective. It does so through four key themes.

History 202 (001) Gateway to the Middle Ages

Courtney Booker M, W, F full year

This course is an introduction to some of the major problems of medieval studies (e.g., literary, artistic, historical, archaeological) and the methods by which such problems may be resolved.

History 220 (001) History of Europe

Eagle Glassheim M, W full year

What is Europe? What are the contours of its geographical, cultural, social and political boundaries? And what has Europe’s relationship been with the non-European world during the period that stretches (roughly) from Columbus’s voyage (1492) to the global wars of the twentieth century?

History 220A (101) History of Europe

Eagle Glassheim M, W 1

What is Europe? What are the contours of its geographical, cultural, social and political boundaries? And what has Europe’s relationship been with the non-European world during the period that stretches (roughly) from Columbus’s voyage (1492) to the global wars of the twentieth century?

History 235 (001) History of Canada

Tina Loo, Tamara Myers M, W full year

This course will examine the history of Canada from earliest times to the present.

History 235 (101) History of Canada, Moments that Matter

Laura Ishiguro M, W 1

Formerly HIST 135. What matters in Canadian history? What matters about Canadian history? These questions form the heart of this course, which serves as an introduction to major turning points in Canada’s past.

History 236 (201) Memory, Representation and Interpretation: Public History in Canada

Tamara Myers M, W 2

Formerly HIST 426, six credits. An introduction to public history in Canada, this course explores the politics and practice of remembering, representing, and interpreting the past. It poses the questions: How has the past been used, misused, and abused?

History 237 (001) Major Issues in American History

Leslie Paris M, W full year

This introductory survey course will examine American history from the colonial era to the present.

History 237A (101) Major Issues in American History

Daniel Vickers M, W 1

This course re-examines the history the United States and its colonial predecessors from settlement to the present through the study of six significant books that changed the way that Americans have understood themselves.  These books will be: John Winthrop, “A Modell of Christian Charity” (1630

History 250A (101) Major Issues in Latin American History

Bill French M, W, F 1

A general course designed to show by discussion of the major issues how the modern society and culture of Latin America came into being.  HIST 250A will introduce students to the methods of historical practice, including primary-source analysis, historical writing, library and research skills, a

History 250A (201) Latin American History

Gabriela Aceves-Sepulveda T, Tr 2

This course will introduce students to the cultural history of Latin America from the 18th century to the present.

History 252 (201) Modern Caribbean

Alejandra Bronfman M, W 2

A survey of social, cultural and political history of Anglophone, Francophone and Spanish Caribbean from the Haitian Revolution to the present.  HIST 252 will introduce students to the methods of historical practice, including primary-source analysis, historical writing, library and research ski

History 256 (201) History of Africa

Ian David Stewart T, Tr 2

HIST 256 will introduce students to the methods of historical practice, including primary-source analysis, historical writing, library and research skills, and public history.

History 259 (101) Science, Medicine, and Technology in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds

Carla Nappi T, Tr 1

Hippocrates! Alchemy! Islamic medicine! Chinese astronomy! Medieval dissection! Automata! There are many, many reasons to be fascinated with the science, medicine, and technology of the ancient and medieval worlds.

History 260 (101) Science and Society (same as PHIL 260)

Robert Brain T, Tr 1

We will examine the complex relations of modern science and society using the tools of history, philosophy, and allied disciplines commonly referred to as Science Studies.

History 260 (201) Science and Society in the Contemporary World (1)

Robert Brain T, Tr 2

We will examine the complex relations of modern science and society using the tools of history, philosophy, and allied disciplines commonly referred to as Science Studies.  Four units– the bomb, the gene, the computer, the environment– provide case studies in the philosophical, social and politi

History 270 (001) China in the World

Leo Shin T, Tr full year

This course places the long and complex Chinese experiences in the wider context of world and global history.

History 270A (101) China in the World

Timothy Cheek M, W 1

This course places the long and complex Chinese experiences in the wider context of world and global history.

History 273 (101) History of India

Tara Mayer M, W 1

(HIST 273 formerly titled “Major Issues in South Asian History.”) This course offers a sweeping survey of Indian history from its ancient civilizations to the formation of the modern nation-states of South Asia.

History 273 (201) History of India

Sebastian R. Prange M, W 2

(HIST 273 was formerly titled “Major Issues in South Asian History.”) This course offers a sweeping survey of Indian history from its ancient civilizations to the formation of the modern nation-states of South Asia.

History 280 (201) Islamic World History

Sebastian R. Prange 2

This course studies the history of the Islamic world in its global dimensions and contexts. It considers the emergence of an Islamic polity in seventh-century Arabia, the rise of the caliphate to encompass a diverse empire, and the global diffusion of Muslim states, societies, and diasporas.

History 302 (001) Indigenous Peoples of North America

Coll Thrush T, Tr full year

This course is a broad overview of the histories of Indigenous peoples in what became Canada and the United States, from before first contacts with non-Aboriginal peoples to the near future.

History 305 (001) British Columbia

Laura Ishiguro M, W, F full year

The history of British Columbia is all around us: in its rivers and its roads, its buildings and its property boundaries, its politics and its people.

History 305 (001) British Columbia

Laura Ishiguro T, Tr full year

The history of British Columbia is all around us: in its rivers and its roads, its buildings and its property boundaries, its politics and its people.

History 308 (101) Quebec Since 1800

David Borys T, Tr 1

This course will examine the history of the province of Quebec from the mid 18th century to present day. It will incorporate examinations of military, political, economic, and cultural themes within the provinces vast and dynamic history.

History 309A (201) Topics in Sub-Saharan African History

Julie MacArthur W 2

This year "Topics in Sub-Saharan African History" will focus on the topic of African Cinema and History. African cinema represents a dynamic, varied and evolving part of world cinema that reflects the continuing and changing traditions of storytelling in Africa.

History 311 (101) The British Empire after 1850

David Gossen M, W, F 1

This course will focus on the "yin and yang" of British imperialism in the form of tensions between periphery and metropole over policy making and identify formation.

History 312 (101) Southern Africa

Julie MacArthur M, W 1

Examines the history of Southern Africa, with particular attention to the making of modern South Africa.

History 313 (101) Africa from Imperialism to Independence

Ian David Stewart T, Tr 1

This course examines the histories of “Modern Africa,” itself a problematic idea, from 1800 to the present.

History 313 (201) Africa from Imperialism to Independence

Julie MacArthur T, Tr 2

This course examines the histories of “Modern Africa,” itself a problematic idea, from 1800 to the present.

History 314 (001) Early Modern Britain

Clare Dale T, Tr full year

HIST 314 will consider the momentous developments that occurred in politics, economics, religion, society and culture from the reign of Henry VIII (the Henrician Reformation) until the advent of the Industrial Revolution of the late 18th century.  Through lectures, primary and secondary assigned

History 315 (101) Britain, 1750-1850

Tara Mayer M, W, F 1

This course examines Britain’s development as the first industrial power.  It maps key political changes and explores the social impact of early industrialization on living standards, work and leisure, crime, religion, gender roles, and education.  It also situates Britain within its wider imper

History 315 (101) Britain, 1750-1850

Tara Mayer M, W, F 1

This course covers the emergence of the world’s first industrial society, and the political, economic and cultural struggles that accompanied this transformation.

History 317 (101) Britain, 1850-1918

Ken Corbett M, W 1

Formerly HIST 417. Britain from the Great Exhibition to the Great War: the creation of a mass electorate, science, technology, the “New Imperialism,” the “New Woman,” and the ways that class, race, gender, and sexuality shaped modern Britain.

History 317 (101) Britain, 1850-1918

Naomi LLoyd T, Tr 1

Formerly HIST 417. In the nineteenth-century Britain became not only the world’s first urbanized, industrialized, democracy but also the centre of a worldwide empire.

History 318 (201) Early 20th Century Britain

Geoff Bil M, W, F 2

British society and politics in the era of the two world wars: the liberal reforms before the Great War, war experiences, the Great Depression, and the impact of new political movements.

History 319 (101) Britain since 1945

Michael Lanthier M 1

Survey of recent British history, with emphasis on de-colonization, emergence of the welfare state, new social movements and patterns of immigration, and Britain's changing relationship with Europe.

History 319 (201) Britain, 1946-Present

Lara Silver Tr 2

This course will critically examine Britain’s ‘fall from grace’ following the Second World War. Topics include postwar austerity, the defeat at Suez, decolonization, the development of the special relationship with the United States, and relations with the Commonwealth.

History 321A (101)/421A (101) Honours Tutorial

Christopher Friedrichs M 1

Life-Writing: Approaching History Through Memoirs, Diaries and Other Ego-Texts

History 321A (101)/421A (101) Honours Tutorial

Alejandra Bronfman Tr 1

Media Histories

History 321B (101)/421B (101) Honours Tutorial

Bill French W 1

Lettered Countryside/Lettered City:  History of Literacies

History 321B (101)/421B (101) Honours Tutorial

Sebastian R. Prange W 1

The History of Violence

History 321D (201)/421D (201) Honours Tutorial

Daniel Vickers W 2

The Origins of Capitalism

History 321D, 201/421D, 201 Honours Tutorial

Tamara Myers W 2

Documentary Film and the Practice and Politics of History

History 323 (101) The Atlantic Revolutions, 1763-1838

Michel Ducharme T, Tr 1

An examination of the political, cultural, and intellectual transformations that reshaped the Atlantic world between 1763 and 1838; special attention will be given to British North America within the context of the Age of Revolutions.

History 323 (101) The Atlantic Revolutions, 1763-1838

Henry Lovejoy M, W, F 1

An examination of the political, cultural, and intellectual transformations that reshaped the Atlantic world between 1763 and 1838; special attention will be given to British North America within the context of the Age of Revolutions.

History 324 (101) Inventing Canada

Bradley Miller T, Tr 1

This course explores the history of pre-Confederation British North America and post-Confederation Canada during a period of profound change and conflict.

History 324 (101) Inventing Canada, 1840-1896

Bradley Miller T, Tr 1

This course explores the history of pre-Confederation British North America and post-Confederation Canada during a period of profound change and conflict.

History 325 (101) Canada, 1896-1945: Boom, Bust and Echo

Dianne Newell M, W, F 1

Formerly HIST 426, six credits. The period from the closing decades of the nineteenth century to the end of WWII was a complex, formative one in Canada’s historical development, with political, economic, cultural, geographical, and social changes critically intertwined.

History 325 (201) Canada, 1896 to 1945: Boom, Bust and Echo

Bradley Miller T, Tr 2

Formerly HIST 426, six credits. Includes Aboriginal policy, immigration and national identity; Canada, Britain and the US; World Wars; economic modernization; the Great Depression; regionalism; political and social movements; and the creation of 'Canadian' culture.

History 326 (201) Canada since 1945: Anxiety and Affluence in the Atomic Age

Tamara Myers T, Tr 2

Formerly HIST 426, six credits. This course examines the second half of the twentieth century, from the end of the Second World War and the return of the veterans.

History 327 (101) American Colonial History, 1607-1763

Daniel Vickers T, Tr 1

This course examines the colonization and transformation of the territories that became the United States, from the eve of the first English settlements to the American Revolution.

History 327 (101) Colonial America: Encounter & Settlement, 1607-1763

Tatiana Van Riemsdijk M, W, F 1

This course examines the colonization and transformation of the territories that became the United States, from early English settlements until the eve of the American Revolution.   This course explores the diverse experiences of European settlers, slaves, and Indigenous Americans.  In varied ne

History 328 (101) Rebels in America: Revolution to Civil War, 1763-1865

Tatiana Van Riemsdijk M, W, F 1

This course examines a variety of issues in U.S. history from the colonial era through the Civil War.

History 328 (101) Revolutionary America and the Formation of the USA

Tatiana Van Riemsdijk M, W, F 1

This course will examine both the origins of the American Revolution and its social and political consequences.

History 331 (201) The United States, 1865-1896

Paul Krause T, Tr 2

This course investigates the complicated political, economic and social history of the United States in the three decades following the Civil War.

History 331 (201) The United States, 1865-1896: Labour, Race, Gender & Empire

Paul Krause T, Tr 2

Investigates the political, economic and social history of the United States in the three decades following the Civil War. There is a special emphasis on: Reconstruction; the Populist insurgency in the American South; the Second Industrial Revolution; and the imperial expansion of the U.S.

History 332 (001) African American History

Paul Krause T, Tr full year

This course examines a variety of issues in the history of African-Americans from the time of their enslavement through the late 20th century.

History 333 (001) Third year seminar: The formation of history as a discipline

John Roosa T full year

This course will examine the formation of history as a discipline. How have historians over the years answered the question: what is history? Is it an art? A science? An artistic science? Many historians have seen themselves as storytellers who tell true stories.

History 333C (001) Third year seminar: Historiography

Leslie Paris M full year

This seminar will explore varieties of history writing over time and in different regions of the world.  Drawing on a range of materials, including scholarly narrative histories, theoretical reflections on the field, popular histories, and sources o

History 334 (101) Senegambia to South Carolina, Ghana to Georgia: African-American History, 1450-1850

Paul Krause T 1

Examines the history of African Americans from the beginnings of the African slave trade in the 15th Century through the mid-1800s and the coming of the U.S. Civil War.

History 335 (201) African-American History, 1850 to the Present

Paul Krause T 2

Explores the meaning of freedom and democracy in the United States, and investigates the relationship of freedom and democracy to the question of race and gender.

History 338 (101) American Modernity: The United States, 1890-1945

Vitaliy Timofiiv M, W, F 1

Emergence of the U.S. as an imperial power and domestic underpinnings of that power: industrialization and Progressive response; the colour line and fight against Jim Crow; the Great Depression and New Deal. Attention to gender and mass culture.

History 338 (201) The United States, 1896-1945

Jessica Wang T, Tr 2

This course provides an in-depth survey of U.S.

History 339 (201) The United States since 1945: The Limits of Power

Leslie Paris T, Tr 2

This course examines American history from the end of the Second World War to the present day, a period of significant political, social and cultural ferment.

History 339 (201) US, 1945-Present

Vitaliy Timofiiv M, W, F 2

This course examines American history from the end of the Second World War to the present day, a period of significant political, social and cultural ferment.

History 341 (101) Medieval Jewish History

Richard Menkis T 1

A survey of the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Jews from the time of the Christianization of the Roman Empire to the expulsion of professing Jews from Spain and Portugal at the end of the fifteenth century. Cross-listed with RELG 331.

History 341 (101) Medieval Jewish History [Cross-listed with RELG 331]

Richard Menkis T, Tr 1

A survey of the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Jews from the time of the Christianization of the Roman Empire to the expulsion of professing Jews from Spain and Portugal at the end of the fifteenth century. Cross-listed with RELG 331.

History 342 (201) Modern Jewish History

Richard Menkis T, Tr 2

A survey of the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Jews from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the present with special emphasis on changing attitudes to Jews and Judaism, social and cultural transformations. Cross-listed with RELG 332.

History 342 (201) Modern Jewish History [Cross-listed with RELG 332]

Richard Menkis T, Tr 2

A survey of the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Jews from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the present with special emphasis on changing attitudes to Jews and Judaism, social and cultural transformations. Cross-listed with RELG 332.

History 346 (001) France since the Revolution

Tara Mayer M, W, F full year

The political, social and/or cultural history of France after the Revolution, possibly including nation building and regional identities; the Dreyfus affair; France as a colonial power; decolonization; the two world wars; the EU.

History 349 (101) Russia, 1815 to 1917

Vitaliy Timofiiv M, W, F 1

History of Russia from the time of Catherine the Great to the Russian Revolution with particular focus on social and cultural history.

History 349 (201) Imperial Russian History, 1800-1917

Alexei Kojevnikov M, W, F 2

The course explores the major trends and developments in the Imperial Russian History from the Liberal Era of the Enigmatic Tsar to the collapse of the Empire.

History 350 (001) The Soviet Union

Vitaliy Timofiiv M, W, F full year

The course will cover the 20th century history of Russia and the Soviet Union. The Soviet project will be explored in all its complexity, including questions of ideology and politics, nation and empire, and international contact and conflict.

History 355 (101) Nineteenth Century Germany

Michael Lanthier W 1

The political, social, and cultural history of modern Germany during the "long nineteenth century" (1780s to the early twentieth century). 

History 356 (101) Twentieth Century Germany

Andrew Denning M, W 1

The political, social, and cultural history of Germany in the twentieth century.

History 356 (201) Twentieth Century Germany

Andrew Denning M, W, F 2

The political, social, and cultural history of Germany in the twentieth century.

History 357 (101) History of Mexico

Bill French M, W, F 1

Examines themes in the last five hundred years of Mexican history, with an emphasis on the critical reading of primary sources and the use of a variety of texts that may include letters, diaries, paintings, photographs, novels, and movies.

History 357 (201): Rethinking the Present, Rethinking the Past: Mexican History at the Bicentennial

Bill French M, W, F 2

Examines themes in the last five hundred years of Mexican history, with an emphasis on the critical reading of primary sources and the use of a variety of texts that may include letters, diaries, paintings, photographs, novels, and movies.

History 358 (201) State and Society in 20th Century Cuba

Alejandra Bronfman M, W 2

This course will aim to understand the paradoxes of 20th  and 21st  century Cuba.  We will examine the roots and legacies of the Cuban Revolution, and its transformation from a nationalist uprising to the longest lasting Communist regime, recently sustained by its engagemen

History 359 (101) A History of Brazil: From Colony to Nation

Stuart Parker M, W, F 1

This course covers the cultural and political history of Brazil from the earliest arrival of the Portuguese up to Brazil’s present-day status as a member of the G20 bloc and one of the world’s largest economies.

History 363 (101) Europe in the Early Middle Ages

Richard Matthew Pollard M, W, F 1

This course is a topical survey of the formative period of western medieval European history, roughly from the third through the ninth centuries. It traces the processes by which Roman, Germanic, and Christian political and intellectual traditions coalesced into a new civilization.

History 363 (101) Europe in the Early Middle Ages

Richard Matthew Pollard M, W, F 1

This course is a topical survey of the formative period of western medieval European history, roughly from the third through the ninth centuries. It traces the processes by which Roman, Germanic, and Christian political and intellectual traditions coalesced into a new civilization.

History 364 (201) Europe in the Late Middle Ages

Arlene Sindelar T, Tr 2

From a world of peasant communities dominated by a small aristocratic landed elite, Europe after 1000 underwent a variety of intense alterations. Population grew, cultivated area increased, and urbanization and innovative commerce restructured economic and social life.

History 364 (201) Europe in the Late Middle Ages

Richard Matthew Pollard M, W, F 2

From a world of peasant communities dominated by a small aristocratic landed elite, Europe after 1000 underwent a variety of intense alterations. Economic growth, territorial expansion, and dynamic cultural and social change all marked the vitality of European society.

History 365 (101): Europe During the Renaissance

Richard Matthew Pollard M, W, F 1

The interplay between new and traditional ideas, styles, and institutions from the fourteenth to the mid-sixteenth century, with emphasis upon the relationship of social, economic, and political factors to intellectual and cultural change.

History 365 (201) Europe during the Renaissance

Richard Matthew Pollard M, W, F 2

The interplay between new and traditional ideas, styles, and institutions from the fourteenth to the mid-sixteenth century, with emphasis upon the relationship of social, economic, and political factors to intellectual and cultural change.

History 366 (201) Europe during the Reformation

Christopher Friedrichs M, W, F 2

This course surveys European history from about 1450 to 1600, placing the Protestant and Catholic Reformations in the broader context of the political, social, cultural and economic changes of the early modern era.  The course will show how the explosive growth of new religious movements in the

History 367 (201) Europe in Enlightenment

Eric Michael Johnson M 2

Europe during the age of the Enlightenment, from the end of the religious wars to the French Revolution, with emphasis on political, social, cultural, and intellectual changes in their global context.

History 367(101) Europe in Enlightenment

Michael Lanthier M 1

Europe during the age of the Enlightenment, from the end of the religious wars to the French Revolution, with emphasis on political, social, cultural, and intellectual changes in their global context.

History 368 (201) 19th Century Europe

Andrew Denning M 2

An investigation of main themes in European history from the French Revolution to the beginning of the 20th century.

History 369 (201) Europe 1900-1950

Andrew Denning M, W, F 2

This course offers a survey of European history from the beginning of the twentieth century to the aftermath of the Second World War.

History 369 (201) Europe, 1900-1950

Andrew Denning M, W 2

This course offers a survey of European history from the beginning of the twentieth century to the aftermath of the Second World War.

History 370 (101) Europe since 1950

Michael Lanthier M, W 2

Europe since the middle of the twentieth century. Themes include the Cold War, the development of separate social and political systems in Western and Eastern Europe, the emergence of the welfare state, and the problems of European integration.

History 378 (101) Early China [Cross-listed with ASIA 320]

Leo Shin T, Tr 1

This course explores the history of China from the earliest times to the disintegration of the Tang empire (618-907).  Its goals are to help students develop the language and tools to understand the origins and foundations of Chinese society and to initiate them to the art and techniques of hist

History 378 (101) History of Early China

Leo Shin T, Tr 1

This course explores the history of China from the earliest times to the disintegration of the Tang empire (618-907).

History 379 (201) Later Imperial China

Leo Shin T, Tr 2

This course explores the history of China from the disintegration of the Tang empire at the turn of the tenth century to the eve of the country's modern transformation.

History 379 (201) Later Imperial China [cross-listed with ASIA 340]

Carla Nappi T, Tr 2

Late imperial China is a fascinating historical space. This course explores its history from the Tang empire through the mid-Qing dynasty, paying special attention to some of the major non-Chinese languages and peoples that have shaped that history.

History 380C (001) Modern China

Glen Peterson M, W, F full year

This course explores changes in institutions and ideas in China from the late imperial period (circa 1600) to the present. Approaches are thematic, by periods, and by problems. This course is open to all students; no previous background in Chinese history is required or expected. 

History 380C (001) The Making of Modern China: Nationalism, War, Revolution

Glen Peterson M, W, F full year

This course explores changes in institutions and ideas in China from the late imperial period (circa 1600) to the present. Approaches are thematic, by periods, and by problems. This course is open to all students; no previous background in Chinese history is required or expected.

History 381 (101) Imperialism and Nationalism in Southeast Asia

John Roosa T, Tr 1

This course examines the ways that European and American states conquered and ruled societies in Southeast Asia and the ways that imperial rule was resisted and ultimately overcome.

History 382 (201) Post-Colonial Southeast Asia

John Roosa T, Tr 2

This course focuses on the post-1945 political histories of the countries of Southeast Asia. It examines the wars in Indochina, internal armed conflicts, the communist parties of the region during the Cold War, and the difficulties in building democratic states.

History 382 (201) Post-Colonial Southeast Asia

John Roosa T, Tr 2

This course focuses on the post-1945 political histories of the countries of Southeast Asia. It examines the wars in Indochina, internal armed conflicts, the communist parties of the region during the Cold War, and the difficulties in building democratic states.

History 385 (201) India from Raj to Republic

Tara Mayer T, Tr 2

An exploration of the social, political, and economic factors behind the rise of the East India Company as a major political power in India, the formation of a colonial society, competing responses to British rule from within Indian society, the struggle for independence, and the legacies of par

History 385 (201) India From Raj to Republic

Tara Mayer M, W, F 2

(formerly: India since 1800, 6 credits) An exploration of the social, political, and economic factors behind the rise of the East India Company as a major political power in India, the formation of a colonial society, competing responses to British rule from within Indian society, the s

History 387 (201) Voices from Medieval India

Sebastian R. Prange M, W, F 2

(HIST 387 was formerly titled “Medieval India.”) This course explores the history of medieval India (ca.500-1500) as a tale of two temples.

History 388 (201) Mughal India

Tara Mayer M, W, F 2

This course covers the history of India during the period of Mughal rule (roughly 1500-1750) and studies the role of India and the Mughals within the global dynamics of the early modern world.

History 390A (101) Topics in History

Jeanna Dur,Eagle Glassheim M, W 2

In 2013W, HIST 390A is a student-directed seminar. The topic is The Ottoman Empire and the World: A Social History of Major Ottoman Cities. At its height, the Ottoman Empire was extremely vast and spread over Eastern Europe, Anatolia, the Middle East and Northern Africa.

History 390E, Section 101 Auerbach's Mimesis and Comparative Literary History

Jacob Goldowitz T, Tr 1

This is a student-directed seminar.

History 391 (101) Human Rights in World History

John Roosa M, W, F 1

This course explores the various meanings of human rights.

History 391 (201) Human Rights in World History

John Roosa M, W 2

This course explores the various meanings of human rights.

History 392 (201) Scientific Revolution: Circulation of Knowledge in the Early Modern World

Alexei Kojevnikov M, W, F 2

The profound transformation of knowledge about the world in the context of the first global encounter of civilizations between 1450 and 1800. Explores the foundations for modern science.

Textbooks for 2014:

History 393 (201) Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science (cross-listed with PHIL 360A, Section 001)

Margaret Schabas T, Tr 2

An examination of historical, conceptual, and methodological conditions of scientific knowledge through detailed consideration of important episodes in the history of science.

History 394 (101) Darwin, Evolution, and Modern History

John Beatty T, Tr 1

Darwin and the science of evolution in nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Cross-listed with PHIL 364, 001.

History 394 (201) Darwin, Evolution, and Modern History

Robert Brain T, Tr 2

Darwin and the science of evolution in nineteenth and early twentieth century.

History 395 (201) The Nuclear Century: Scientists, Atoms, and the World Order since 1900

Alexei Kojevnikov M, W, F 2

Science and the military-industrial complex; quantum and relativistic revolutions in physics; nuclear energy and weapons of mass destruction; international tensions, environmental damage, and global perils. Cross-listed with PHIL 364.

History 396 (101) Environmental History of North America

Stuart Parker M, W, F 1

This course covers the interplay between human consciousness of the environment and the physical features of the environment itself from the late pre-contact period to the present day.

History 396 (101) Environmental History of North America

Philip Van Huizen T, Tr 1

This course gives an overview of land use and environmental change in Canada and the United States; examines ideas and practices that shaped indigenous and non-indigenous resource exploitation, and discusses management and activism to the end of the twentieth century.

History 401 (101) Seafaring in the Age of Sail

Daniel Vickers M, W, F 1

This course examines humankind’s encounter with its ocean frontier from the beginning to the end of the Age of Sail.

History 402A (101) Problems in International Relations

Vitaliy Timofiiv M, W 1

In 2013W, HIST 402A will be dealing with the major terrorist and counter-terrorist activities and policies from the late 1960s to the present.

History 402G (201) Problems in International Relations

Vitaliy Timofiiv M, W 2

In 2014W, HIST 402G will be dealing with the major terrorist and counter-terrorist activities and policies from the late 1960s to the present.

History 403H (101) Seminar in International Relations

Jessica Wang M 1

The United States and Vietnam--Revolution, War, Aftermath

History 403H (101) Seminar in the History of International Relations

Jeffrey James Byrne W 1

In 2013W, the topic for HIST 403H is Modern North African History in a Global Context.

History 403H (102) Seminar in International Relations

Jessica Wang M 1

The United States and Vietnam--Revolution, War, Aftermath

History 403H (102) Seminar in the History of International Relations

Jeffrey James Byrne W 1

In 2013W, the topic for HIST 403H is Modern North African History in a Global Context. This course addresses the modern history of Northern Africa, including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt.

History 403J (101) Memory and War in the Twentieth Century

Craig A. Smith T, Tr 1

This course will examine historical memory and trauma related to war and violence in the twentieth century.  Students will engage with a variety of sources from East Asia, North America and Europe.

History 403J (201) Seminar in the History of International Relations

John Roosa T 2

In 2013W, HIST 403J will exame post-1945 interstate relations in Southeast Asia, the role of the United Nations and the World Court in resolving interstate conflicts, and the short-lived attempts of some states in the region to either radically disengage from the international order or fundament

History 403J (202) Seminar in the History of International Relations

John Roosa Tr 2

In 2013W, HIST 403J will exame post-1945 interstate relations in Southeast Asia, the role of the United Nations and the World Court in resolving interstate conflicts, and the short-lived attempts of some states in the region to either radically disengage from the international order or fundament

History 403K (201) Seminar in International Relations

Steven Hugh Lee Tr 2

Enrolment in HIST 403K, section 201 is restricted to students in the International Service Learning Programme.

History 405 (201) Diplomacy & Conflict in Middle East 1914 to the Present

David Gossen W 2

This course will begin with an examination of the chain of events unleashed in the Middle East by the demise of the Ottoman Empire. Attention will be paid to social and political changes brought about by Arab and Iranian efforts to resist foreign imperialism and achieve self-determination.

History 408 (101) American Foreign Policy 1870 to 1945

Jessica Wang T, Tr 1

Selected topics in the political and economic aspects of American foreign policy from 1870 to 1945.

History 408 (201) American Foreign Policy, 1870-1945

Jessica Wang T 1

Selected topics in the political and economic aspects of American foreign policy from 1870 to 1945. 

 

History 409 (101) American Foreign Policy, 1945 to the Present

Jessica Wang T 1

At the end of World War II, the United States became a global superpower, and it has yet to relinquish that status.  This course examines the history of U.S.

History 409 (201) American Foreign Policy since 1945

Vitaliy Timofiiv M, W, F 2

Topics in the political and economic aspects of American foreign policy, from 1945 to the present.

History 413 (101) Imagining the Nation: 19th and 20th Century Canada

Michel Ducharme T, Tr 1

The course offers a political and intellectual history of the concept of the nation in French and English Canada, and the different forms of nationalism it inspired from the middle of the nineteenth century to the 1995 Quebec Referendum.

History 418 (201) The 1960s in Global Perspective

Tamara Myers T, Tr 2

The history of the 1960s from a transnational perspective: culture, social change, student activism, and global conflict.

History 419 (201) Crime and Punishment in Canadian History

Bradley Miller T, Tr 2

The way that societies understand crime and develop regimes to punish it reveals much about how those societies work.

History 419 (201) Crime and Punishment in Canadian History

Bradley Miller T, Tr 2

The way that societies understand crime and develop regimes to punish it reveals much about how those societies work.

History 425 (001) War and Society

David Gossen T full year

This course examines war as an engine of historical change from ancient to modern times. It assesses the role of collective identities and state formation in the war-making capabilities of tribal groups, nations, empires, and modern states.

History 432 (001) International Relations of the Great Powers in the 20th Century

Steven Hugh Lee M full year

This course examines the diplomatic history of the big powers since the late nineteenth century.

History 433 (001) Fourth year seminar: Childhood and youth in modern history

Leslie Paris T full year

This course, which is mandatory for all fourth-year Honours students, has two primary objectives.  The first is to introduce students to the history of children and adolescents, considering youth both as a stage of life and as a contested political and social category.  Topics will include the r

History 433 (001) Fourth year seminar: Life Writing as History

Paige Raibmon T full year

This course has two inter-related objectives.  In term one, we will focus on the first objective which is to interrogate “life writing” as a historical genre.  We will look at various “life writing” sources—including letters, diaries, autobiographie

History 434 (001) Gender in Modern Europe

Joy Dixon T, Tr full year

This course deals with changing understandings of gender, sexuality, and the body in modern Europe and its colonies, from the Enlightenment to European Union.

History 439 (101) Politics and Culture in Fin-de-Siècle Europe (1890-1914)

Robert Brain T, Tr 1

Formerly HIST 461. Explores relationships between politics, culture, and social change in Europe. Topics include the changing role of intellectuals: literary aestheticism, painting, design and the city, origins of psychology.

History 439 (101) Politics and Culture in Fin-de-Siècle Europe, 1890-1914

Robert Brain T, Tr 1

Formerly HIST 461. Explores relationships between politics, culture, and social change in Europe. Topics include the changing role of intellectuals: literary aestheticism, painting, design and the city, origins of psychology.

History 441 (101) History of the Holocaust

Richard Menkis M 1

In this course, we examine the attempt to destroy European Jewry during the Third Reich, 1933-1945.

History 441 (101) History of the Holocaust

Richard Menkis M 1

In this course, we examine the attempt to destroy European Jewry during the Third Reich, 1933-1945. We begin with a review of Nazi racial policy and practice from 1933, when the Nazis came to power in Germany, up to the beginning of the Second World War

History 444 (101) Slave Societies in the Americas

Tatiana Van Riemsdijk M, W, F 1

A comparative analysis of the institution of chattel slavery, its growth, its effects on slaves and masters, its relation to the larger society, and the causes of its decline, in the various cultures of the Americas. 

 

History 455 (101) Gender and Sexuality in Latin America

Bill French T, Tr 1

The construction of gender ideologies and gendered and sexual identities, including masculine, feminine, and transgendered, in modern Latin America.

History 456 (101) Africans in the Americas

Alejandra Bronfman M, W 1

Beginning in the fifteenth century, people from the African continent journeyed to the Americas in both forced and unforced circumstances, in what was one of the largest migrations in history.

History 456 (201) Africans in the Americas

Alejandra Bronfman T, Tr 2

Beginning in the fifteenth century, people from the African continent journeyed to the Americas in both forced and unforced circumstances, in what was one of the largest migrations in history.

History 473 (101) Women in the Middle Ages

Arlene Sindelar T, Tr 1

This course investigates the cultural, social, legal, and economic roles of women in the Middle Ages.

History 476 (201) Law and Society in the Middle Ages

Arlene Sindelar T, Tr 2

Law and Society in the Middle Ages focuses on the development of the western legal tradition in Medieval Europe from its origins in Roman law and Germanic customary law, emphasizing the development of English common law, civil law, and canon law, and its dynamic relationship to the social and po

History 478 (201) Medieval Portraits and Personalities

Courtney Booker M, W, F 2

In this course, we shall isolate and scrutinize the historical content of various forms of textual representation during the Middle Ages—including biography, autobiography, hagiography, dramaturgy, historiography, and epistolography, to name a few—and evaluate what, and whether, these forms of p

History 479A (201) Cultural History of Imperial China

Leo Shin T, Tr 2

The goal of this course is to help student understand and explore the dynamics of Chinese society in the late imperial period (esp. the Ming and Qing dynasties) through a close examination of how beliefs and practices—the stuff of culture—were created and transmitted.

History 483 (101) Asian Migrations to the Americas

Henry Yu T, Tr 1

Examines both the historical and contemporary contexts for migration from Asia to Canada and the Americas.

History 483 (201) Asian Migrations to the Americas

Henry Yu T, Tr 2

Migration from Asia was, and remains, a formative influence on the social, economic, cultural and political life of the Americas. This course will explore the history of migration from Asia to, and throughout, Canada, the United States and Mexico from the late 19th to the early 21st century.

History 484 (101) East Asian Military Systems and Warfare China

Colin Green Tr 1

Confucian societies are often thought of as ones in which the brush is mightier than the sword. In fact the military has been a crucial factor in East Asia, and warfare has been the engine which has driven many of the most significant changes in East Asian history.

History 484 (201) East Asian Miliary Systems and Warfare

Colin Green Tr 2

Confucian societies are often thought of as ones in which the brush is mightier than the sword. In fact the military has been a crucial factor in East Asia, and warfare has been the engine which has driven many of the most significant changes in East Asian history.

History 484 (201) East Asian Military systems and warfare China

Colin Green Tr 2

Confucian societies are often thought of as ones in which the brush is mightier than the sword.

History 490A (201) The Global 1960s

Anne Gorsuch T 2

The Global 1960s. This seminar situates the history of the 1960s in a global context including the US, Canada, Cuba, the UK, Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Union.

History 490A (201) Finding Mister Kurtz

Ian David Stewart T, Tr 2

In 2014W, the topic for HIST 490A, 201 and 202 is Finding Mister Kurtz: The fact and fiction in Conrad's Africa.

History 490A (202) Finding Mister Kurtz

Ian David Stewart Tr 2

In 2014W, the topic for HIST 490A, 201 and 202 is Finding Mister Kurtz: The fact and fiction in Conrad's Africa.

History 490A (202) The Global 1960s

Anne Gorsuch Tr 2

The Global 1960s. This seminar situates the history of the 1960s in a global context including the US, Canada, Cuba, the UK, Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Union.

History 490B (201) France and England in Colonial North America: Identity and Empire, 1534-1774

Clare Dale T, Tr 2

This research seminar explores how the French and English colonization of North America– and the competition and conflict this process created – shaped the origins of North American society.

History 490B (201) Utopia and the City

Eagle Glassheim T, Tr 2

Utopia and the City. This seminar will look at three different approaches to utopia and urban spaces: utopia as social criticism, utopia as blueprint for an ideal society, and dystopia (anti- utopia) as ominous warning.

History 490D (201) Law in the Imperial World

Bradley Miller W 2

Law in the Imperial World. This seminar examines the role of law in imperial expansion around the world and across five centuries. Students will read and discuss emerging scholarship from the fields of history, law, political science, and anthropology.

History 490D (202) Law in the Imperial World

Bradley Miller W 2

Law in the Imperial World. This seminar examines the role of law in imperial expansion around the world and across five centuries. Students will read and discuss emerging scholarship from the fields of history, law, political science, and anthropology.

History 490E (101) The History of the Future

Bill French M 1

While working on a project involving courtship and love letters in late nineteenth century and early twentieth century Mexico, I became intrigued by Anthony Giddens’ observation that the ability of couples to imagine and plan their future together, brought about at least partially by changing un

History 490E (102) Seminar for Majors in History

Bill French M 1

While working on a project involving courtship and love letters in late nineteenth century and early twentieth century Mexico, I became intrigued by Anthony Giddens’ observation that the ability of couples to imagine and plan their future together, brought about at least partially by changing un

History 490F (101) From Autobiography and Biography to Auto/bio and Life Writing

Dianne Newell M 1

From Autobiography and Biography to Auto/bio and Life Writing. Autobiography (a person’s life and times written by the person) has been practised for 2000 years and been a popular source of historical writing.

History 490F (102) From Autobiography and Biography to Auto/bio and Life Writing

Dianne Newell W 1

From Autobiography and Biography to Auto/bio and Life Writing. Autobiography (a person’s life and times written by the person) has been practised for 2000 years and been a popular source of historical writing.

History 490G (101) Families and Beyond: Marriage, Household, and Gender in Premodern Europe

Arlene Sindelar T 1

Our notions about traditional families have been shaped more by myth, movies, and modern romances than by historical sources. The history of the family is a lively area of research, and its study continues to reveal the cultural diversity of medieval Europe.

History 490G (101) History in Maps: Power, Identity and Conflict

Julie MacArthur T 1

Looking at case studies from across Africa, Asia and North America, this course will examine the role of maps as sites of encounter in the construction of identities, in the exercising of power and in the production of knowledge, geographic imaginations and conflict.

History 490G (102) Families and Beyond: Marriage, Household, and Gender in Premodern Europe

Arlene Sindelar 1

Section 102 of HIST 490G is cross-listed with MDVL 490A, 001. Our notions about traditional families have been shaped more by myth, movies, and modern romances than by historical sources.

History 490G (102) History in Maps: Power, Identity and Conflict

Julie MacArthur Tr 1

Looking at case studies from across Africa, Asia and North America, this course will examine the role of maps as sites of encounter in the construction of identities, in the exercising of power and in the production of knowledge, geographic imaginations and conflict.

History 490H (101) A taste of power? Histories of food and empire

Laura Ishiguro W 1

From the eighteenth-century pursuit of sweetened tea and the nineteenth-century development of the gin and tonic, to the twentieth- century expansion of banana plantations and the more recent declaration of Tikka Masala as Britain’s ‘national dish,’ histories of food and drink have fundamentally

History 490H (101) Person and State in China

Tim Brook T 1

This seminar is for students interested in the history of China before 1950. The theme of person and state is broad, intentionally so. What themes and time periods we actually cover in the course will be determined by the interests that students bring to the seminar on the first day.

History 490H (102) A taste of power? Histories of food and empire

Laura Ishiguro W 1

From the eighteenth-century pursuit of sweetened tea and the nineteenth-century development of the gin and tonic, to the twentieth- century expansion of banana plantations and the more recent declaration of Tikka Masala as Britain’s ‘national dish,’ histories of food and drink h

History 490H (102) Person and State in China

Tim Brook Tr 1

This seminar is for students interested in the history of China before 1950. The theme of person and state is broad, intentionally so. What themes and time periods we actually cover in the course will be determined by the interests that students bring to the seminar on the first day.

History 490J (101) Seminar for Majors in History

Courtney Booker W 1

 

History 490J (102) Seminar for Majors in History

Courtney Booker F 1

 

History 490K (201) Histories of Places

Coll Thrush T 2

What role does the idea of place play in historical understanding, and how can we as researchers and writers use concepts of place to enrich our historical practice?  In this course, we will explore these questions by looking at how scholars in several disciplines have defined and employed place

History 490K (202) Histories of Places

Coll Thrush Tr 2

What role does the idea of place play in historical understanding, and how can we as researchers and writers use concepts of place to enrich our historical practice?  In this course, we will explore these questions by looking at how scholars in several disciplines have defined and employed place

History 490L (201) Science and Empire

Alejandra Bronfman F 2

This course will aim to understand the intertwined histories of science and empire from the 17th to the 20th century.  Students will use a variety of sources, including images, maps, film, memoirs and sound to explore and understand the ways in which the production of scientific knowledge both s

History 490L (202) Science and Empire

Alejandra Bronfman W 2

This course will aim to understand the intertwined histories of science and empire from the 17th to the 20th century.  Students will use a variety of sources, including images, maps, film, memoirs and sound to explore and understand the ways in which the production of scientific knowledge both s

History 490P (201) Past tense, present conflict: History and memory in Canada

Tina Loo T 2

As Canada prepares to mark the one hundredth anniversary of its entry into the First World War (1914-2014) and the sesquicentennial of Confederation (1867-2017), it finds itself in the midst of a contemporary battle, a fight over how history is produced and the purposes to which it is put by the

History 490Q (201) Revolution!

Timothy Cheek T 2

Twentieth Century Political and Social Revolutions.

History 490Q (202) Revolution!

Timothy Cheek Tr 2

Twentieth Century Political and Social Revolutions.

History 490R (101) Neoliberalism: Examining the Construction of our Political World

Henry David Trim T, Tr 1

The rise of neoliberalism is one of the most significant events of the late 20th century. Its combination of conservative and liberal values and its championing of free trade and individualism have transformed politics on both the left and right.

History 490Z (201) Seminar for History Majors

Andrew Denning Tr 2

In 2013W, the topic for HIST 490Z is Environment and Technology in the Modern World.

History 490Z (202) Seminar for History Majors

Andrew Denning Tr 2

In 2013W, the topic for HIST 490Z is Environment and Technology in the Modern World.

History 494 (201) Machines, Media, and Modernity: Frankenstein to Cinema

Robert Brain T, Tr 2

The cultural contexts and consequences of science and nineteenth century technology. European and North American developments.

History 547A (101) Special Topics

Robert Brain M 2

History 548D (101) Historiography

Paul Krause W 1

H548D offers an introduction to how the discipline of history has developed and where it stands, for the most part moving from the semantically straightforward to the more complex, and largely focusing on four contemporary problems – interpretation, culture, power, and modernity.

History 548D (101) Historiography

Paul Krause W 1

H548D offers an introduction to how the discipline of history has developed and where it stands, for the most part moving from the semantically straightforward to the more complex, and largely focusing on four contemporary problems – interpretation, culture, power, and modernity.

History 558 (101) Readings in Comparative Asian History

Timothy Cheek Tr 2

This graduate seminar will explore the role of the educated elite in public life in Eastern Asia, particularly China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia (with opportunities for students interested in South Asia to include examples relevant to them).  Focus will be on the contemporary period, but w

History 560 (101) Readings in Chinese History to 1911

Tim Brook T 1

This course provides an introduction to some of the major themes and issues that have dominated the field of late-imperial Chinese history as studied in the West.

History 575 (201) Readings in International and Global History

Laura Ishiguro Tr 2

Students will examine key debates, dilemmas, and methodologies in the practice of international and global history.  Each week concerns a major work or historiographical issue, such as civilizational approaches to history, world systems theory, geopolitical perspectives, competing grand narrativ

History 575 (201) Readings in International and Global History

Jeffrey James Byrne W 2

Students will examine key debates, dilemmas, and methodologies in the practice of international and global history.  Each week concerns a major work or historiographical issue, such as civilizational approaches to history, world systems theory, geopolitical perspectives, competing grand narrativ

History 589 (201) Readings in Environmental History

Tina Loo 2

Environmental history deals with the reciprocal relations between people and their environments over time. But what does studying the physical environment offer to the discipline of history as a whole?

History 595A (101) Public History

Tim Brook T 1

History 596 (101) Oral History

Paige Raibmon T 1

In this course, we will survey a selection of critical issues in the development of oral history as a research methodology.  We will pay particular attention to the practice of oral history in relation to questions of trauma, advocacy, testimony, memory, collaboration and shared authority, life

History 597A (201) Topics in Comparative History: The Origins of Capitalism

Daniel Vickers M 2

This reading course will examine the origins of capitalism, largely in the West, through an examination of classical social and economic theory, modern economic anthropology, and some critical works of history from a range of different periods up though the nineteenth century.  The major questio

History 599 (101) MA Research Seminar

Leslie Paris Tr 1

This course introduces students in all fields of history to historical research methods and historical writing. The first half of the course will be devoted to an exploration of various primary sources available to historians as well as styles and approaches to historical writing.

History 599 (101) PhD Research Seminar

Michel Ducharme W 1

This course is an introduction to historical research methods and historical writing.  It is open to students in all fields of history.  The first half of the course will be devoted to an exploration of various styles and approaches to historical writing.  In the second half of the term, student

History 699 (101) PhD Research Seminar

Michel Ducharme W 1

This course is an introduction to historical research methods and historical writing.  It is open to students in all fields of history.  The first half of the course will be devoted to an exploration of various styles and approaches to historical writing.  In the second half of the term, student

History 699 (201) PhD Research Seminar

Michel Ducharme W 2

This course is an introduction to historical research methods and historical writing.  It is open to students in all fields of history.  The first half of the course will be devoted to an exploration of various styles and approaches to historical writing.  In the second half of the term, student