Courses - Summer 2019S

Title Instructor Description Poster

History 103 (925) World History Since 1900

Eric Michael Johnson

International relations; changes in the nation-state system; the emergence and impact of major political ideologies; genocide; decolonization; the globalization of trade; and the dynamics of economic, social, cultural, and environmental change in a global context.

History 106 (921) Global Environmental History

Tucker Sharon

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 109 (951) Cultural Histories of the Media

David Newman

Explore the development and historical context of the printing press, the telegraph, recorded music, cinema, radio, television, video games, and digital communication, and consider the role different forms of media have had in social, cultural and political developments globally.

History 235 (921) History of Canada, Moments that Matter

Andrea Eidinger

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 319 (921) Britain, 1946-Present

Michael Lanthier

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 325 (951) Canada, 1896 to 1945: Boom, Bust and War

Colin Grittner

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

Lara Silver

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 369 (921) Europe 1900-1950

Michael Lanthier

Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. Themes include the imperialist system, two world wars and their aftermaths, political and social movements of the interwar years, the Depression, and the crisis of liberal democracy. Credit will only be granted for one of HIST 369 or 462.

History 378 (951) History of Early China

Clayton Ashton (Dept of Asian Studies)

History of China from the earliest times to the disintegration of the Tang Empire. Students will acquire the analytical skills and tools to understand the origins and foundations of Chinese society.

All students must register in ASIA 320 951

History 390A (921) Objects of Encounter: Local and Global Histories of South Asia at the Museum of Vancouver

Tara Mayer

The title of HIST 390A in summer 2019S is Object of Encounter: Local and Global Histories of South Asia at the Museum of Vancouver. This special course offers the opportunity for undergraduate students to undertake hands-on material culture research in the archives of the Museum

History 394 (951) Darwin, Evolution, and Modern History

Eric Michael Johnson

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

History 403A (101) Seminar in International Relations, The Origins of the First World War

Michael Lanthier

World War I was one the great turning points of world history: the bloody, brutal birth of the 20th century, it was a watershed moment that gave birth to an era of imperial collapse and total war.  The war itself, as well as its causes and ramifications, continue to fascinate both professional an

History 425 (925) War and Society

David Borys

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 441 (921) The Holocaust

Jay Eidelman

A study of the systematic attempt to destroy European Jewry during the Nazi regime, 1933-1945. Topics of special importance include: the motivations and behaviour of the perpetrators; the reactions of the victims; the roles of bystanders.

History 460 (951) Revolution and Resistance in the Third World

Tucker Sharon

Examines the international politics of the “Third World” – an indefinite coalition of developing countries and resistance movements in the second half of the Twentieth Century. The course is particularly concerned with the connections between decolonization and the global economy, and the causes of revolution. Topics include the end of European empires, the Bandung Conference, the Non-Aligned Movement, the Cuban revolution, Afro-Asian solidarity, the Vietnam War, and Third World revolutionaries in the West. The course also considers the legacies of “Third Worldism” today.