Courses - Undergraduate 2016W

Title Instructor Days Met/Term Term Description

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

Christopher Friedrichs M, W full year

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.  This course offers a broad survey of the history of the world fr

History 103 (001) World History Since 1900

Steven Hugh Lee M full year

A survey of main developments in world history from the early 20th century to the 1990s. Topics include international relations, the emergence and impact of major political ideologies, and the dynamics of social and economic change in the developed and developing world.

History 103 (002) World History Since 1900

Glen Peterson, Steven Hugh Lee Tr full year

A survey of main developments in world history from the early 20th century to the 1990s. Topics include international relations, the emergence and impact of major political ideologies, and the dynamics of social and economic change in the developed and developing world.

History 104 (101) Topics in World History (Restricted to CAP students)

Tim Brook T, Tr 1

This course is an inquiry into the emergence of the global international order over the past five centuries, based on the theme of state intervention.

History 104 (201) Topics in World History

Arlene Sindelar T, Tr 2

Each week, this World History course focuses on relationships between people in society and examines them in various cultures before 1500 in the context of the law, religion, and customs that regulated their behavior and circumscribed their lives.

History 106 (201) Global Environmental History

Tina Loo T 1

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 202B (201) Gateway to the Middle Ages

Courtney Booker M, W, F 2

Problems and themes of medieval European History through the close study of the people and cultures that produced them.

History 220A (201) History of Europe

Joy Dixon M, W 2

Selected themes and historical approaches in European history; may include Europe's history of religious conflict, state formation, colonialism, nationalism, industrialization, revolution, total war, globalization, genocide, or environmental change.

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

Bradley Miller M, W 1

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 and defining moments in Canada’s past.

History 237A (201) Major Issues in American History

Paul Krause M, W 2

Survey from colonial period to present examining political system, slavery, Civil War, race relations and civil rights, westward expansion, industrialization, feminism, expanding international presence, Cold War, and modern culture.   HIST 237A will introduce students to the methods of historical

History 252 (201) Modern Caribbean

Alejandra Bronfman T, Tr 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 skil

History 256 (201) History of Africa

David Morton M, W 1

A survey of the history of a continent that, until relatively recently, the Western academy only reluctantly acknowledged had a history.

History 260 (101) Science and Society

Robert Brain M, W 1

(Cross-listed with PHIL 260)  An introduction to the historical development, conceptual foundations, and cultural significance of contemporary science.

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 271 (101) Japan and Global History, 1550-1900

Tristan Grunow M, W, F 1

Thematic study of comparisons and relations between Japan and the world outside (primarily Europe and China). Commercial expansion, systems of world order, social institutions, religious and ideological expression, and state organization.

History 273 (101) History of India

Tara Mayer M, W 1

(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 302 (001) Indigenous Peoples of North America

Paige Raibmon T, Tr full year

British Columbia is a province where Indigenous histories are current affairs.  History 302 thus situates the histories of Indigenous peoples in colonial encounter within the contemporary contexts of on-going settler colonialism and attempts at reconciliation.  How and why do we study the history

History 310 (101) The British Empire to 1850

David Gossen M, W, F 1

This course features the rise of the British imperial system within a global context from the early 1600s to 1850. It focuses on economic, political, and cultural themes with an emphasis on the Americas, the African slave trade, and imperialist rivalries on the Indian sub-continent.

History 312 (201) Southern Africa

David Morton T, Tr 2

Pre-colonial, colonial, and contemporary, emphasizing South Africa.

History 318 (101) Early Twentieth-Century Britain

Joy Dixon T, Tr 1

This course begins with the Great War and its impact on British society.

History 319 (201) Britain since 1945

Joy Dixon M, W 2

When WWII ended with victory for Britain and its allies in both Europe and the Pacific, Britons turned to the transition from “warfare state” to “welfare state.”  Over the next half century Britain was transformed in far-reaching ways, and this course explores the cultural, social, and political

History 324 (101) Inventing Canada, 1840-1896

Colin Grittner T, Tr 1

(In 2016W, HIST 324, 101 is cross-listed with CDST 350B, 101)

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

David Borys T 1

This course will cover selected events and issues in Canadian history from 1896 to 1945. Emphasis is placed upon the transformative effects of the two world wars on Canadian politics, society, culture and identity.

History 331 (101) The United States, 1865-1896: Labour, Race, Gender & Empire

Paul Krause T, Tr 1

This course investigates the social, political, and cultural history of the United States from the Civil War to the turn of the century. The principal readings examine what at first glance may appear to be discrete historical problems.

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

Paul Krause T, Tr 1

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

Leslie Paris T 1

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 346 (001) France since the Revolution

Tara Mayer M, W, F full year

This course studies the political, social, and cultural history of France from the Revolution of 1789 through to the present day. We follow France’s long and difficult journey toward democracy, while paying particular attention to the changing nature of French culture and society.

History 350 (001) The Soviet Union

Alexei Kojevnikov M, W, F full year

Political, social, and cultural history of the Soviet Union and post-Soviet successor states from 1900 to the present.

History 356 (201) Twentieth Century Germany

Eagle Glassheim M, W 2

This course will introduce you to major themes in twentieth-century German history and historiography.  We will examine continuities and discontinuities in German development from the Empire through World War I and the Weimar Republic, with a special emphasis on the causes of the breakdown of Wei

History 357 (201) History of Mexico

William 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 363 (101) Europe in the Early Middle Ages

Courtney Booker 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 365 (101) Europe during the Renaissance

John Christopoulos T, Tr 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 366 (201) Europe during the Reformation

John Christopoulous T, Tr 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 s

History 369 (201) Europe 1900-1950

Eagle Glassheim 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 373 (201) History of Hong Kong

Leo Shin M 2

Cross-listed with ASIA 373. All students should register in ASIA 373.

History 376 (001) Modern Japanese History Since 1800

Tristan Grunow M, W, F full year

The building of a modern state, its crisis in the 1930s, and its postwar recovery; topics include business institutions, politics, imperialism, intellectual syncretism, social change, and Japan's growing influence in the world.

History 378 (101) History of Early China

Leo Shin T, Tr 1

(HIST 378 is cross-listed with ASIA 320. All students should register in HIST 378.)  

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 380A (101) The Making of Modern China: Nationalism, War, Revolution

Glen Peterson T, Tr 1

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 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 st

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 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 W 1

(Cross-listed with PHIL 364, 001)  Darwin and the science of evolution in nineteenth and early twentieth century.

History 395 (101) The Nuclear Century: Scientists, Atoms, and the World Order since 1900

Alexei Kojevnikov M, W, F 1

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 402B (201) Problem in International Relations

Jeffrey James Byrne T, Tr 2

The History of International Relations in the Postcolonial World

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

Colin Green T 1

In 2016W, the topic for HIST 403A, 101 is The Dragon Stirs: The (re)making of a Sinocentric Asia. Will examine China's relations with its neighbours in Asia from the founding of the Ming Dynasty until the present.

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

Alexei Kojevnikov W 2

In 2016W, the topic for HIST 403B, sections 201 and 202 is Nuclear Controversies: From the Cuban Crisis to Fukushima.

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

Alexei Kojevnikov M 2

In 2016W, the topic for HIST 403B, sections 201 and 202 is Nuclear Controversies: From the Cuban Crisis to Fukushima.

History 403H (101) Seminar in International Relations

Jeffrey James Byrne W 1

In 2016W, the topic for sections 101 and 102 of HIST 403H is Revolution and Insurgency in the Third World. Examines the history of revolutionary movements and Islamic revolutions and insurgencies in countries such as Algeria, Angola, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Palestine and Vietnam.

History 403H (102) Seminar in International Relations

Jeffrey James Byrne M 1

In 2016W, the topic for sections 101 and 102 of HIST 403H is Revolution and Insurgency in the Third World. Examines the history of revolutionary movements and Islamic revolutions and insurgencies in countries such as Algeria, Angola, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Palestine and Vietnam.

History 405 (101) Diplomacy & Conflict in Middle East 1914 to the Present

Jeffrey James Byrne M, W 1

International relations in the Middle East in the aftermath of the Ottoman Empire, with special attention to the conflicts between Jews of Palestine/Israel and their Arab neighbours.

History 408 (101) American Foreign Policy 1870 to 1945

Vitaliy Timofiiv M 1

U.S. foreign policy and international history, 1775-1945.  Examines the American rise to power and political, economic, and cultural relationships between the United States and other peoples, organizations, and states worldwide.

History 409 (201) American Foreign Policy since 1945

Jeffrey James Byrne M, W 2

U.S. foreign policy and international history from the end of World War II to the present.  Examines political, economic, and cultural relationships between the United States and other peoples, organizations, and states worldwide.

History 414 (201) Constitutions in Canadian History: From Pre-Contact to the Charter of Rights

Bradley Miller T, Tr 2

Constitutions shape countries, peoples, and governments. This course explores the history of constitutions from the pre-contact period to the twenty-first century era of the Canadian Charter of Rights.

History 419 (101) Crime and Punishment in Canadian History

Bradley Miller T, Tr 1

The way that societies understand crime, use criminal law to structure deviance and difference, and develop regimes to punish them reveals much about how those societies work.

History 425 (001) War and Society

David Gossen T full year

The main focus of this course is on war as an engine of historical change from the late medieval age to modern times. It examines collective identities of social and cultural groups, nations, empires, and modern states in the context of war.  We will analyze the concepts of limited vs.

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

Vitaliy Timofiiv M, W full year

This course explores the history of international relations during the twentieth century. It seeks to understand how countries have dealt with questions of war, peace, and the balance of power. But it also looks at alternative forms of ruling the world, particularly international organizations.

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 Tr 1

In this course we examine the attempt to destroy European Jewry during the Nazi regime. We survey the major steps in the emergence of the "Final Solution," and examine the reactions of the victims as well as the role of the bystanders.

History 450A (101) Selected Topics in Latin American History

William French M, W, F 1

In 2016W, the topic for HIST 450A, 101 is The Beautiful Game: A Soccer History of Latin America.

History 453 (101 ) Class and Culture in Latin America

William French M, W, F 1

This course deals with the relationship between culture and class formation from the late colonial period to the present.

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 M, W, F 1

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

History 476 (101) Law and Society in the Middle Ages

Arlene Sindelar M, W, F 1

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 pol

History 484 (201) East Asian Military Systems and Warfare China

Colin Green W 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 490A (101) Audience: Histories

Teilhard Paradela T, Tr 1

Audiences have been constituted in different historical and cultural contexts. And yet some scholars have wondered whether they exist at all.

History 490B (101) Reading Revolution: Radical Texts and Movements of the Twentieth Century

Matt Galway T, Tr 1

“Fantasy. Lunacy. All revolutions are, until they happen, then they are historical inevitabilities.” This quote from David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas addresses rightly the tendency to take for granted the revolutions that altered the course of contemporary history.

History 490C (101) The Gods Are Athirst: The French Revolution, 1789-1799

Michael Lanthier T, Tr 1

The French Revolution was a great turning point in the history of Europe and the world: it gave us our modern understanding of universal rights and the nation-state, and has had an enormous influence on all subsequent political thought.

History 490N (201) Civil War and Civil Rights: The Two Reconstructions

Paul Krause M 2

In the 19th and 20th centuries, few decades were more tumultuous and significant than the 'sixties and 'seventies. This course examines these years – the 1860s and '70s and the 1960s and '70s – by considering the two great reconstructions in U.S. History.

History 490N (202) Civil War and Civil Rights: The Two Reconstructions

Paul Krause W 2

In the 19th and 20th centuries, few decades were more tumultuous and significant than the 'sixties and 'seventies. This course examines these years – the 1860s and '70s and the 1960s and '70s – by considering the two great reconstructions in U.S. History.

History 490P (201) The Early Modern Mediterranean

John Christopoulos W 2

This seminar will explore topics and debates in early modern Mediterranean history, 1450-1750.

History 490P (202) The Early Modern Mediterranean

John Christopoulos F 2

This seminar will explore topics and debates in early modern Mediterranean history, 1450-1750.

History 490R (201) The Environmental History of British Columbia

David Brownstein M, W 2

This is your opportunity to head into the archives and craft your own narrative on an environmental aspect of our shared home: British Columbia.

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

Robert Brain M, W, F 2

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