Courses - Undergraduate 2017W

Title Instructor Days Met/Term Term Description Poster

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 R. 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 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: Global Gandhi

Tara Mayer M, W 1

This course examines the life, legacy, and myth of Gandhi in its global contexts. 

History 104 (201) Plagues and Poisons: History of Disease

Robert Brain T, Tr 2

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 measures of prevention, control, and cure taken in different historical societies.

History 104 (227) Topics in World History (Restricted to CAP students): The Origins of the World Legal Traditions

Arlene Sindelar M, W 1

Section 227 of HIST 104 is restricted to students in CAP (Co-ordinated Arts Programme)

History 105 (101) Contemporary Global Issues in Historical Perspective: Pacific War in History and Film

Tristan Grunow W 1

Are you interested in how history is presented on film?  Have you ever wondered whether film reflects or shapes society's views of historical events, or maybe if it does both?  This course examines the interplay between cultural production and conventional memory.  In other words, how and why has

History 105 (201) Contemporary Global Issues in Historical Perspective

Pheroze Unwalla M, W 2

History of the Modern Middle East: The Roots of Conflict

History 106 (201) Global Environmental History

Eagle Glassheim T 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 202B (201) Gateway to the Middle Ages

Courtney Booker M, W, F 2

Close study of the problems and themes of medieval European History. Topics include orality and literacy; forgery and authenticity; Christian and pagan knowledge; dispute resolution, law, and the feud; and fundamental pre-modern attitudes about time, space, and the body.

History 220A (201) History of Europe

Joy Dixon M, W 2

This is a survey of European history from 1500 to the present.

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

Michel Ducharme M, W 1

An introduction to major turning points in Canadian history. Exploration of the social, political, cultural, and environmental transformations/revolutions that have shaped Canada from early European colonialism to the twenty-first century.

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

Laura Ishiguro M, W 2

An introduction to public history in Canada, this course will explore the politics and practice of remembering, representing, and interpreting the country’s past outside of academia today.

History 237A (201) Major Issues in American History

Jessica Wang M, W 2

This course provides a brief introduction to the history of the United States from the colonial era to the present.

History 256 (101) History of Africa

David Morton M, W 1

This course introduces students to the rich history of a continent that, until relatively recently, many scholars dismissed as a place without history.

History 260 (101) Science and Society

Robert Brain T, Tr 1

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

History 271 (201) Japan and Global History, 1550-1900

Tristan Grunow M, W, F 2

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 280 (101) Islamic World History

Sebastian R. Prange T, Tr 1

The history of the Muslim world in its global dimensions from its origins to the present day through the themes of religion, law, politics, culture, and modernity.

History 302 (001) Indigenous Peoples of North America

Coll Thrush T, Tr full year

Indigenous peoples from pre-contact to the present in Canada and the U.S. Topics include colonial frontiers, disease, fur trade, government policies, environment, gender, religion, oral narratives, activism, urbanization, and identity. 

History 311 (101) The British Empire after 1850

Michael Lanthier T, Tr 1

This course explores the history of the British Empire from the mid-nineteenth century to decolonization after the Second World War. We will consider the economic, social, and cultural consequences of empire in British colonies as well as in the British Isles.

History 312 (201) Southern Africa

David Morton T, Tr 2

History 313 (201) Africa from Imperialism to Independence

David Morton M, W 2

An examination of the many roiled histories of modern Africa, beginning with the transformations resulting from abolition of the Atlantic slave trade in the early nineteenth century.

History 313 (201) Africa from Imperialism to Independence

David Morton M, W 2

An examination of the many roiled histories of modern Africa, beginning with the transformations resulting from abolition of the Atlantic slave trade in the early nineteenth century.

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 323 (101) The Atlantic Revolutions, 1763-1838

Michel Ducharme T, Tr 1

Political, social, cultural, and intellectual transformations that reshaped the Atlantic world between 1763 and 1838; special attention will be given to the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions, the Latin American Wars of Independence and Canadian rebellions. 

History 324 (101) Inventing Canada, 1840-1896

Colin Grittner T, Tr 1

(In 2017W, HIST 324, 101 is cross-listed with CDST 350B, 101)

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

Andrea Eidinger W 1

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

Andrea Eidinger W 2

Includes immigration policy; the welfare state; Aboriginal peoples; the Cold War; resource economies and national politics; continentalism and free trade; constitutional crises; conflicting nationalisms; and new social movements.

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

Paul Krause T, Tr 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, Tr 2

This course interrogates a variety of issues in the history of Americans of African ancestry from the decade before to the U.S. Civil War through 2016, and the focus will be on the continuities between the past and the present.

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

Leslie Paris M, W 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 355 (201) Nineteenth Century Germany

David Gossen T 2

This courses focuses on the political, social, cultural, and intellectual history of Germany during Europe’s Long Nineteenth Century from the French Revolution to the First World War.

History 356 (201) Twentieth Century Germany

Michael Lanthier T 2

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

History 357 (101) History of Mexico

William French T, Tr 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 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

This course will explore European society and culture from the fifteenth to the early seventeenth century, an exciting and turbulent time often referred to as the ‘Renaissance.’ The term means ‘rebirth’ and immediately brings to mind bursts of creativity and advances in knowledge, influenced by t

History 366 (201) Europe during the Reformation

John Christopoulos T, Tr 2

This course will explore the revolutionary changes in European society and culture brought on by the religious reformations of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

History 367(101) Europe in Enlightenment

Michael Lanthier T, Tr 1

Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was in many ways the crucible of the modern world.  The secularization of society, the separation of church and state, representative democratic government, and science and technology’s impact on daily life can all be traced back to t

History 368 (201) 19th Century Europe

Ken Corbett M, W, F 2

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

History 369 (101) Europe 1900-1950

David Gossen T 1

This course covers one of the most turbulent eras in European history, from the beginning of the 20th century to the start of the cold war.

History 370 (201) Europe since 1950

David Gossen 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 373 (201) History of Hong Kong

Leo Shin M 2

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 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 382 (201) Post-Colonial Southeast Asia

John Roosa M, W 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

Exploration of the rise of the East India Company as territorial power, the formation of a colonial society in India, competing responses to British rule, the struggle for independence, and the legacies of partition. 

History 387 (101) Voices from Medieval India

Sebastian R. Prange T, Tr 1

Medieval India explored through stories from and about India's pre-modern past. Examines trends in society, religion, politics, and material life to reveal the dynamism of this period and to challenge simplified narratives of Hindu-Muslim conflict. 

History 388 (201) Mughal India

Tara Mayer T, Tr 2

History of India during the period of Mughal rule (roughly 1500-1750). Studies the role of India and the Mughals within the global dynamics of the early modern world.
Equivalency: ASIA 428 

History 391 (101) Human Rights in World History

John Roosa M, W 1

Changing ideas about humanity and rights. Considers the relationship between human rights and the nation-state, imperialism, and capitalism. Assesses the efforts to end large-scale human rights violations and the role of the United Nations. 

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

Alan Richardson 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

Christopher Stephens W 1

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

History 402A (101) Problems in International Relations: History of the Israel-Palestine Crisis

Pheroze Unwalla T, Tr 1

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: History, Culture, Politics

History 403A (201) Seminar in the History of International Relations: Thinking About War

Colin Green Tr 2

In this seminar students will examine the evolution of military strategy around the world, its relationship to technology, politics, and culture, and its impact on the conduct of warfare throughout history.

History 403A (202) Seminar in the History of International Relations: Thinking About War

Colin Green Tr 2

In this seminar students will examine the evolution of military strategy around the world, its relationship to technology, politics, and culture, and its impact on the conduct of warfare throughout history.

History 403B (201) Seminar in the History of International Relations: The Middle East in Graphic Novels

Pheroze Unwalla W 2

The Middle East in Graphic Novels: History, Politics and the Tragic Comic: Once thought of as juvenile and immaterial to politics, society and culture, graphic novels are today frequently considered art forms, political satires and/or intellectual compositions fundamental to the

History 403E (101) Seminar in International Relations: Falling Apart: American Power in a Failing Global Order, 1919 to 1939

Jessica Wang M 1

How did American intellectuals, writers, and policymakers understand the state of global affairs in the interwar period, and what did it mean to contemplate a world order that was coming apart at the seams in the 1930s?

History 403H (101) Seminar in International Relations: Revolution and Resistance in the Third World

Jeffrey James Byrne W 1

This course examines the history of revolutionary movements and Islamic revolutions and insurgencies in the “Third World” (such as Algeria, Angola, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Palestine, 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

Jessica Wang T 1

Over a span of less than two hundred years, the United States transformed itself from a barely liberated former British colony to a global superpower. How and why did the American rise to power happen, and what kind of nation did the United States become as a result?

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

Michel Ducharme T, Tr 2

The 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

Anne Gorsuch T 2

Interested in making change? The history of the 1960s has special relevance to many of today’s issues. Topics to be studied include (but are not limited to) social change movements, Black Liberation, Third Worldism and decolonization, performance and politics, and student activism.

History 420A (201) Gender and Sexuality in Canada

Laura Ishiguro T, Tr 2

This course will investigate two key ideas: first, gender and sexuality have histories—that is, their meanings and experiences have changed across time; and second, gender and sexuality have been not only part of Canada’s history, but also fundamental to it.

History 425 (001) War and Society

David Gossen Tr 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

Heidi J. S. Tworek 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 441 (201) History of the Holocaust

Richard Menkis Tr 2

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 444 (99A) Slave Societies in the Americas

Alejandra Bronfman 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 450A (201) Selected Topics in Latin American History: The Beautiful Game: A Soccer History of Latin America

William French T, Tr 2

The course interprets the history of modern Latin America through soccer.

History 455 (201) Gender and Sexuality in Latin America

William French T, Tr 2

This course examines the interplay of gender and/or sexuality with ethnicity, nationality, class, and other aspects of identity in Latin America and the Caribbean from independence in the early nineteenth century to the present.

History 468A (101) Comparative Topics in Indigenous History: Indigenous Encounters with Christianity

Nicholas May T 1

This seminar investigates the diverse forms of religious interaction and change experienced by Indigenous peoples in North America and beyond following their encounters with various Christianities. HIST 302 or other background in the field is recommended. 

History 469 (201) Aboriginal Title in British Columbia: History and Legacy

Paige Raibmon T, Tr 2

Indigenous peoples have never ceded or surrendered their title to most of the territory called “British Columbia.” Accordingly, all people living here today have inherited what nineteenth-century settlers dubbed “the Indian Land Question.” How and why did settler society manage to avoid addressin

History 483 (201) Asian Migrations to the Americas

Henry Yu T, Tr 2

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

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. In fact the military has been a crucial factor in East Asia, and warfare was the engine that drove many of the most significant changes in East Asian history.

History 490A (101) Science and Empire

Ken Corbett W 1

This course will examine the historical relationship between science, technology, and empire from the 17th through the 20th century.

History 490N (201) The Early Modern Mediterranean

John Christopoulos F 2

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

History 490Q (101) Histories of the Anthropocene

Robert Brain M 1

Welcome to the Anthropocene. It’s all different now. History is different now. We grew up believing that “human history” and “geological time” and were quite distinct, with one extending across ages beyond imagination and the other occurring as a tiny blip.

History 490R (201) Transnational Fascisms and Anti-Facisms in 1930s

Richard Menkis T 2

In the years before the Second World War, Mussolini and Hitler were keen to export and legitimize fascism in Europe and elsewhere. Many fascist organizations took root around the world, with some achieving power and others remaining on the fringes of politics.

History 490T (101) History Lab: The History of News

Heidi J. S. Tworek T 1

This course enables students to develop and implement a digital project on the history of news.

History 490Y (101) Seminar for History Majors: History of the Future

William French T 1

This course that explores changing conceptions, understandings and imaginings of the future from early writings on the apocalypse, to millenarian movements, to Enlightenment beliefs in progress, to modernist understandings of the future, to postmodernist revisions of time.