XII. Course Descriptions

History

Department of History

Students wishing to take a 3000 level course must have pass standing in at least 7.50 university credits.

Students wishing to take a 4000 level course must have pass standing in at least 10.00 credits. Access to all 4000 level courses is restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum 70% average in all history course attempts.

Students should note the prerequisite requirements for upper level courses in planning their individual programs.

Content of individual courses may vary depending on the instructor; students therefore should check course outlines at the time of course selection.

Courses marked (H) are honours courses. Students in a general program wishing to take these must obtain the permission of instructors concerned.

HIST*1010 Early Modern Europe S,F,W (3-0) [0.50]
This course will deal with the evolution and expansion of European society during the pre-industrial era. Commencing with the Renaissance and Reformation it will survey such themes as the voyages of exploration, the impact of western culture on indigenous societies, the development of commercial capitalism, the transformation of science and technology and the conflict between imperial powers in Europe and overseas.
Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*1050 Invitation to History F,W (3-0) [0.50]
This course introduces students to the basics of the historian's craft, including interpreting primary sources, locating and critically analyzing secondary sources, and writing for history. For more detail on the content of sections consult the History department website. https://www.uoguelph.ca/history
Restriction(s): This is a Priority Access Course. Enrolment may be restricted to particular programs and specializations during certain periods. Please see the departmental website for more information.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*1150 The Modern World F,W (3-0) [0.50]
This course is a survey of the twentieth century, focusing on major events and themes such as: the First and Second World Wars, the Great Depression, the rise and fall of fascism, social movements, revolutions, genocides, decolonization, nationalism, the Cold War, and the rise and decline of American power. The course draws its examples and case studies mainly from regions across the world, with the intention of broadening critical awareness and fostering global citizenship. (C)
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*1250 Science and Technology in a Global Context F,W (3-0) [0.50]
This course is an introduction to the culturally specific ways in which science and technology have developed historically from the ancient period through the twenty-first century. Emphasis will be placed on the patterns in which scientific knowledge and practices have traveled and been constructed across cultures and the interconnected but distinct histories of science and technology.
Restriction(s): ASCI*1000
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2000 The British Isles, 1066-1603 F (3-0) [0.50]
A comparative survey of the histories of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales during the Medieval and Early Modern eras. Stress will be placed upon common themes such as institutional development, warfare and the often violent interaction between the English and the Celtic peoples.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2020 Film as History W (2-1) [0.50]
This course will consider film both as a source and as a comment on the past. Topics will vary depending on instructor expertise, and may include film as propaganda, the city in film, film as myth, women and gender in film, film and war.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2040 War and Society W (3-0) [0.50]
Concentrating on developments following the introduction of gunpowder, the course will consider the evolution of military strategy and tactics, the impact of technology on warfare, and the relationship between war and civilian populations.
Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2070 World Religions W (3-0) [0.50]
A wide-ranging look at the diverse religions of the world including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course focuses on each faith’s social context and interactions from their beginnings to the present day.
Offering(s): Offered through Distance Education format only.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2090 Indigenous Peoples of the Americas W (3-0) [0.50]
This course covers selected events and issues in Indigenous history in the Americas, including topics such as origin narratives, self-governance, intertribal contact, transatlantic trade, treaty-making, stages of colonization, Indigenous rights and Indigenous protest movements. Themes may focus on specific regions of the Americas and may be examined through notable Indigenous figures, law and policy, technology, food, material culture, or moments of conflict.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2100 Pre-Confederation Canada F (3-0) [0.50]
This course studies selected events and issues in pre-Confederation Canadian history including political, economic, social, and cultural developments.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits, including 0.50 credits in History at the 1000 level
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2120 Animals and Society W (3-0) [0.50]
This course provides a historical survey of modern human-animal relationships and the contradictions that characterize them. Topics may include: hunting and sporting, horses and 19th century cities, natural history and the zoo, history of veterinary medicine, 20th century animal sports, the birth of industrial animal agriculture, animals as biotechnology, anti-cruelty movements, petkeeping and consumerism, animal figures in popular culture. The thematic or geographic focus of the course may vary according to the expertise of the instructor.
Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2130 Modern Sport – A Global History F (3-0) [0.50]
Few activities lend themselves more powerfully to global histories of the modern world than sport. Since the mid-late nineteenth century, organized games have become integral parts of mass culture and everyday life around the world, reflecting and sometimes shaping much wider political and socio-economic processes. Encompassing key themes in the history of the modern world – such as race, empire, gender, mass media, and nationalism – this course critically analyzes the development of modern sport from a global perspective.
Offering(s): Offered in even-numbered years.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2190 Celtic Ireland and Britain in the Early Middle Ages W (3-0) [0.50]
This course will explore the Celts of Ireland and Britain from the time of the druids to the post-millennium emergence of literature relating to a king called Arthur. Reflecting on what we know of the Celts, how we know it, and what the term means, the course will examine topics such as the development of kingdoms and elite 'heroic' culture, the spread of Christianity, the law, everyday life and the family, art and literature, and the interaction between the Celts and their neighbours.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2200 The Medieval World F (3-0) [0.50]
The major events and developments in Europe, north Africa and Western Asia from the fall of the Roman Empire to 1500 a.d. Emphasis will be placed on the evolution of western Christianity, the rise and expansion of Islam, the emergence of the University, and the growth of literacy and print culture culminating in the humanist movement of the late Middle Ages.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2220 Buying and Selling: Consumer Cultures S (3-0) [0.50]
This course explores how the things we buy shape our personal identities and how individuals relate to corporations and advertisers, in the context of the emergence of modern consumer society from the 18th century to the present. It critically examines the shift from home-production economies to mass production. Examining how developments such as department stores, product branding, modern advertising, urbanization, and suburbanization have shaped society, politics, and the economy, the course provides a historical context for contemporary debates about consumer culture.
Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2240 Women, War and Nation F (3-0) [0.50]
This course is a survey of the inter-connected nature of gender constructs, nation-states and violence in history, primarily focused on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The course proceeds in a roughly chronological order, examining individuals, nations, revolutions, and wars across the globe. We engage in individual and comparative studies to question the gendered origins and effects of nationalism and violence in history – and their continuing relevance.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2250 Environment and History W (3-0) [0.50]
An introduction to the field of environmental history - its nature and uses. This course provides a historical perspective to environmental issues. It examines the causes and impact of human-induced modification of the natural world in selected areas of the globe, the evolution of attitudes and ideas about the natural world over time and the growth of conservation/environmental issues and movements.
Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2260 Religion and Society W (3-0) [0.50]
This course surveys the major trends in religious beliefs and practices and their social impact since the Reformation. The focus of the course is on the British Isles and North America with some discussion of developments in Continental Europe.
Offering(s): Offered through Distance Education format only.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2280 Hockey in Canadian History S (3-0) [0.50]
Hockey provides a valuable prism through which major cultural, socio-economic and even political developments within Canada can be reflected. This course reviews the considerable role that hockey has played in Canada’s post-Confederation history. From the late nineteenth century and throughout the twentieth century, hockey has helped to inform the nation’s sense of self and has also reflected prevailing social attitudes and cultural values within Canada.
Offering(s): Offered through Distance Education format only.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2300 The United States Since 1776 F (3-0) [0.50]
This course provides a survey of United States history from the Revolutionary period to the present. Course lectures, readings and assignments ask students to interrogate broadly the social, cultural, economic and political changes and continuities in America, as well as the nation's emergence as a superpower.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Restriction(s): HIST*2150, HIST*2650
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2340 Slavery and Migrations in the Atlantic World, 1500-1850 W (3-0) [0.50]
The course will deal with the forced migration of Africans resulting from the Atlantic slave trade and the indentured labor migration of Indians to the Caribbean Isles, the latter which was associated with the demise of the slave trade and slavery. Issues to examine will include a comparison of forces internal and external to Africa and India productive of the exodus, the nature of diaspora communities established by the both set of migrants, and the socio-political and economic dynamics involved in their establishment as citizens of their new societies during the period.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2450 The Practising Historian F (3-0) [0.50]
This course is designed to acquaint students with the development of historical writing, the interpretive problems surrounding the study of history, and the methods employed by historians.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits, including 0.50 credits in History at the 1000 level
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2500 Britain Since 1603 U (3-0) [0.50]
This course will survey the history of England and the Celtic Regions of the British Isles from the close of the Tudor period up to the mid-20th century. Emphasis will be placed on social and economic development before and after the Industrial Revolution as well as on those political and military challenges which have characterized Britain's status as a global power in the modern era.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2510 Modern Europe Since 1789 F (3-0) [0.50]
This course will deal with the emergence of modern European society as the result of socio-economic and consequent political changes from the French Revolution, through the World Wars, to the collapse of communism and the formation of the European Union.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2600 Post-Confederation Canada W (3-0) [0.50]
This course is a study of selected events and issues in post-Confederation Canadian history including political, economic, social, and cultural developments.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits, including 0.50 credits in History at the 1000 level
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2820 Modern France Since 1750 U (3-0) [0.50]
This course is a survey of French history from the beginning of modernization in the 18th century to the challenges of the late 20th century. Topics will include the Revolution, the Napoleonic period, social and political transformation in the 19th century, the Great War, the defeat of 1940 and Vichy, and the remarkable changes in French life since the Second World War.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2850 Ancient Greece and Rome W (3-0) [0.50]
The history of the Mediterranean World from prehistoric Greece through Classical Greece and Rome to the legalization of Christianity in the Roman Empire in the 4th century will be covered in this course.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2890 Early Islamic World F (3-0) [0.50]
This course is an introduction to the history of Islam. The course will consider the founding of Islam, and its global diffusion, from the seventh to the fourteenth centuries.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2910 Modern Asia W (3-0) [0.50]
An introduction to the histories and cultures of Asia since 1750. This course will consider the evolution of Asian religions, cultural identities, concepts of state and of society in the modern era.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2920 Republican Latin America W (3-0) [0.50]
This course will study selected themes in the history of Latin American republics from the independence period to the modern era.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*2930 Women and Cultural Change F (3-0) [0.50]
Using gender and ethnicity as the main categories of analysis, this course examines the history of women within one global geographical region such as Asia, South America and the Caribbean or North America. The roles women have played in political, economic and private life will be emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3020 Sexuality and Gender in History F (3-0) [0.50]
This course provides an introduction to the issues of sexuality and gender within history. The course will enable students to develop an understanding of how issues of masculinity, femininity, and sexuality were developed and defined across cultures. The chronological and geographic focus of the course may vary according to the interests and expertise of the instructor.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including 1.00 credits in History
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3070 Modern India W (3-0) [0.50]
This course studies the history of modern India from 1757 to the present day. Topics include: European and British imperialism in India, Indian reactions to imperialism, socio-religious movements, the birth of nationalism and the nation-state in India, civil society and social issues in a developing nation, regionalism, foreign policy and India's place in the 21st century.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3080 United States in the World F (3-0) [0.50]
This course is a study of the United States as a global phenomenon. Thematic topics will go beyond foreign policy and military history to include imperialism, immigration, globalization, race, gender, ethnicity, consumption, tourism, and international cultural industries.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3130 Popular Culture and Punishment, 1700-1900 S,F (3-0) [0.50]
The course will survey the social, political and intellectual influences upon the leisure activities of Europeans and Americans in the period with special reference to institutions such as the prison, the asylum, the reformatory and the regulation of popular culture and leisure activities. Witchcraft and the witch-hunt will be discussed.
Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (HIST*1010 or SOC*1500)
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3140 Witch-hunts and Popular Culture S,F (3-0) [0.50]
This course will explore the phenomenon of the 'witch-hunts' in early modern Europe through a focus on Scotland in the period 1560-1700. In addition to placing the witch-hunts in their historical context by providing students with the background to Scotland’s political, religious, and social history in the early modern period, the course will introduce students to the considerable body of historical writing on the subject of the witch-hunts and give them hands on experience with primary source documents in order to discuss specific witch trials themselves. Popular and elite conceptions of witchcraft will be explored, as well as gender history.
Offering(s): Offered through Distance Education format only.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including 1.00 credits in History
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3150 History and Culture of Mexico U (3-0) [0.50]
This course will cover the history and culture of Mexico from its Precolumbian civilizations to the present. Topics may include: Aztec and Mayan civilizations, European discovery and conquest, inquisition, convents, independence, the Mexican revolution, indigenismo, NAFTA and Zapatista insurgency in Chiapas.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3160 Canadian Political History U (3-0) [0.50]
This course consists of a detailed study of the background and development of the Canadian political process and culture. It devotes special attention to the changing role and character of the state.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (1 of HIST*2100, HIST*2600 or HIST*2601/2, POLS*1400, POLS*2300)
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3180 Canada Since 1945 U (3-0) [0.50]
This course provides an in-depth examination of political, social, cultural, and economic changes in Canada since the Second World War. Particular attention will be paid to the increased diversity of the Canadian population, the development of Canadian institutions, and the changing role played by Canada in the world.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3200 Youth in History F (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the social history of childhood, youth and adolescence in western culture and how life-cycles vary as a function of class, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality. It will examine the experiences of young people in different historical eras. Questions to be explored include: Does the notion of adolescence transcend history and culture? How have experts constructed institutions such as the high school, the juvenile justice system, the media, medical and social scientific research to channel youth rebellion? Historical case studies will be selected to show generations in political, community and domestic conflict. This interdisciplinary history course draws upon sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, art, music, literature, academic writing and research from Europe, Canada and the United States.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3230 Spain and Portugal, 1085 to 1668 F (3-0) [0.50]
The course examines the history of Spain and Portugal from the period of the reconquista to overseas expansion. The course covers the political, diplomatic, religious and cultural development of early modern Spain and Portugal and the rise of the overseas empire.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3240 Food History F (3-0) [0.50]
This course will examine the history of food and foodways from the early 19th century to the present. It will explore the impact of changing agricultural practices and the growth of the food processing industry, including the rise of nutritional science, and the impact on eating patterns.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3260 Cinema and the Moving Image F (3-0) [0.50]
This course provides a historical survey of cinema and the moving image, as well as the material, cultural, political and technological contexts of their production. Students will come to understand the broad development of the medium over the past one hundred and thirty years, beginning with early, pre-cinematic moving image technologies and ending with an analysis of the influence of other media and merchandizing on cinema. Students will also become familiar with crucial terminology for analyzing and writing about how films have been constructed and how they communicated to audiences over time. Geographic or thematic focus may vary according to the expertise of the instructor.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3270 Revolution in the Modern World W (3-0) [0.50]
This course offers a comparative analysis of revolutionary movements in the modern world. It focuses on the French Revolution, the development of a revolutionary tradition in the 19th century, the Russian Revolution, and the Communist Revolution in China. Comparative themes include the relative importance of ideology and class conflict, the emergence of professional revolutionaries, and the relationship between revolutions and international relations.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3310 Disease and History U (2-0) [0.50]
This interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to the historical interactions between disease and human society from the Middle Ages to the present. Major themes may include the co-construction of disease and society; disease and urbanization; disease and colonialism; disease and globalization; disease and gender.
Offering(s): Offered in even-numbered years.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3320 Modern China F (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the history and culture of China since the nineteenth century. Topics may include economics, gender, imperialism, militarism, politics, and religion.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3330 The Scottish Diaspora W (3-0) [0.50]
The course offers a comprehensive overview of Scottish Diaspora history, focusing on a broad range of themes and settlement locations. Covering the period c.1750 to 1945, the historical geographies of the Scottish Diaspora explored include the ‘near Diaspora’ of England, Wales and Ireland; Continental Europe; the traditional settler Dominions; the United States; Africa; and Asia.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3350 Modern Germany U (3-0) [0.50]
This course will be devoted to a study of major themes in modern German history, and to an analysis of Germany's role in post-war Europe. Topics include the unification of Germany, the role of nationalism in modern German history, the significance of the Bismarck era, the rise of Hitler and the development of the two Germanies until their unification in 1990.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Restriction(s): HIST*2830.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3360 History and Culture of Brazil W (3-0) [0.50]
This course will cover the history and culture of Brazil from its early indigenous civilizations to the present. Topics may include: European discovery and contact, the colonial era, slave trade and slavery, Dutch occupation, hybrid Afro-Christian religions, the Inquisition, independence, abolitionism, samba and carnival, dictatorships, soccer, favelas, and issues related to race, class, gender and the environment.
Offering(s): Offered in odd-numbered years.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3370 Canada and the First World War F (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines Canada’s role in the First World War. The question of how much the war was a transformative experience for Canadians will be central to students’ learning, as they grapple with issues pertaining to race, ethnicity, class, gender, militarism, pacifism, religion, age, and memory.
Offering(s): Offered through Distance Education format only.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3380 British Imperialism in Asia and Africa F (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the British Empire from the 18th through the 20th centuries. It focuses on: the empire in Asia and Africa; ideologies of empire; and European and non-European approaches and reactions to empire.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3390 Governments and Indigenous Spaces F (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines how colonial and neo-colonial governments interacted with Indigenous societies by restricting social, economic, and cultural activities. It will explore the day-to-day impacts of colonial and neo-colonial governments on Indigenous spaces. Engagement with case studies will deepen student understanding of both bureaucratic violence and Indigenous survivance.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (1.00 credits in History or IDEV*2400)
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3410 Religion in 19th-Century Africa F (3-0) [0.50]
This course will introduce students to the dynamic 19th-century religious landscape of Africa before European colonization, examining the role of Islam and Christianity in the social organization and political transformation of African societies. It will examine how both these religions (in Sudanic, North and Northeast Africa on the one hand) and indigenous religions (in much of southern Africa on the other) intermediated and coloured the character of the encounter between African societies and European colonizers. Attention will be given to the nature and impact of the Islamic revolutions that broke out across much of Sudanic and Northeast Africa during this period and the intersection between indigenous African religions, missionary Christianity, and the socio-political transformations that swept across much of coastal West and southern Africa.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (1 of HIST*1150, HIST*2340, HIST*2960)
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3440 The Global Sixties F (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the political, social, and cultural history of one of the most important decades in the twentieth century: the sixties. It adopts global perspectives to ask how and why the sixties mattered in the development of the modern world. A diverse range of themes may be covered, from the political controversies stirred up by the Vietnam War, decolonisation in Africa, Mao's cultural revolution, the Cuban missile crisis, and the upheavals of 1968 to the social changes occasioned by the introduction of the birth control pill, the rise of The Beatles, and the emergence of television.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3450 The Uses of History U (2-1) [0.50]
As an introduction to the use of history outside the classroom, this course discusses public history and memory through the activities of governments, corporations, and voluntary associations. History as political propaganda, marketing strategy, and ideological support in a global and historical context is examined. Discussions will focus on history as presented in films, television, monuments, museums, commemorations, and other public and popular media.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including HIST*2450
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3460 Natural Disasters in Global History W (3-0) [0.50]
The history of natural disasters offers insights into how the relationships between human societies and their natural environments have changed over time. Through a series of case studies, the course will trace the evolving history of natural disasters in global context from the late medieval period to the present. The course will address thematic issues including the construction of vulnerable landscapes and societies; the short-term impacts of disasters; changing patterns of disaster relief; and disasters and social change.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Restriction(s): HIST*3430
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3470 Independent Reading U (3-0) [0.50]
A course of independent study, based on a comprehensive reading list provided by the department. Evaluation will be based on two written examinations.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3480 Workplace Learning U (0-0) [0.50]
An independent study course based on either History related voluntary or paid workplace experience. Evaluation will be based on assignments relating to work duties. These will usually be in the form of a weekly journal, and a major project relating to some specific aspect of the work experience. Students interested in this option must have their project approved by the department prior to the semester in which they plan to engage in their work experience. Students will then be assigned to a faculty supervisor who will oversee the project.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including 1.50 History or equivalent credits
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3520 The Vikings: Early Medieval Encounters W (3-0) [0.50]
This course explores the topic of the Vikings in early medieval culture (700 - 1100). The focus will include the role of violence in early medieval society, the construction of the 'Other', as well as medieval and modern historiography. It provides students with enhanced knowledge of early medieval Europe, the Byzantine Empire and Russia.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (HIST*2000 or HIST*2200)
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3570 Women in Modern Europe U (3-0) [0.50]
This course will examine selected topics in modern European women's history. Attention will be given to action in the public sphere, women's personal and family lives and occupations.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (1 of HIST*2500, HIST*2510, HIST*2800, HIST*2930)
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3580 Women's History in Asia U (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the roles of women in one or more countries of Asia through the prisms offered by ideas of 'race', class, gender, social status, material culture, intellectual life, and ideology.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (1 of HIST*1150, HIST*2800, HIST*2890, HIST*2910, HIST*2930)
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3590 Ancient & Medieval India U (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the history of India from the beginnings of civilization on the Indian subcontinent to the end of the Great Mughals in the 18th century. It provides an overview and analysis of the cultural, social, religious, political and economic development of Indian civilization, including development from tribe to state to civil society, political organization, socio-religious movements, cultural contact and exchange, and the development of a composite culture.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3600 Quebec and French Canada U (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines selected themes in the social, economic, political and cultural evolution of Quebec and its relations with the rest of Canada. The course may also examine the development of French Canadian and Acadian communities in other provinces.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (HIST*2600 or POLS*2300)
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3640 Madness and Psychiatry F (3-0) [0.50]
This course will explore madness and the history of psychiatry in the modern world. Topics may include the development of asylums, wild children and human nature, the rise and fall of hysteria, psychoanalysis, as well as ways in which psychiatry has related to imperialism, racial policies, sexuality, gender, religious beliefs, and war.
Offering(s): Offered in odd-numbered years.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3660 Canadian Social History U (2-0) [0.50]
This course examines selected themes in the development of Canadian society such as the role of class, the social consequences of industrialization and urbanization, immigration, ethnicity and religion, education and culture.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (HIST*2600 or HIST*2601/2)
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3690 Darwin, Culture and Society U (2-0) [0.50]
This course will focus on the historical, social, and cultural dimensions of Darwin’s theory of evolution, from the late 18th century to the present. Topics may include: natural history, classification, social Darwinism, race and imperialism, science & religion, science & literature, the eugenics movement, the Scopes trial, the modern evolutionary synthesis, sociobiology, gender, antievolutionism and creationism/intelligent design.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3750 The Reformation U (3-0) [0.50]
The changes in religious, social and cultural life in 16th century Europe will be discussed. This course will examine the impact of humanism, the developments in urban culture known as the Renaissance, the reform movements in central and western Europe, the Catholic response, and the resulting disintegration of the medieval social order.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including HIST*1010
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3820 Early Modern France U (3-0) [0.50]
This course surveys French History from the renaissance to the French Revolution. Students will examine the emergence of the powerful monarchy, 16th-century religious conflict and civil war, and the social, political and intellectual developments of the 17th and 18th centuries, which culminated in the 1789 Revolution.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3830 Modern Middle East W (3-0) [0.50]
This course explores struggles for national independence in the region after 1919, the impact of the developing oil industry, the creation of Israel and the resulting Arab-Israeli conflict, the rise of American influence, the divisiveness of Cold War politics, and the role of women in contemporary Islamic societies.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (1 of HIST*2890, HIST*3840, POLS*3060)
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3840 Ottoman Empire, 1300-1923 W (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the rise of the Ottoman Empire in the 14th century, both in Europe and the Middle East, and traces its evolution until its demise in the 20th century. Students investigate the historiographical debates surrounding various aspects of writing Ottoman history.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*3910 Religion in Africa Since 1900 W (3-0) [0.50]
This course will examine the intersection of Islam, Christianity, and the colonial and post-colonial experience of Africans and how these religions helped to determine the opportunities for and limits of colonial impact and anti-colonial nationalist activities. It will also examine the role of Islam in North Africa and of Christianity (and to a limited extent of Islam) in much of sub-Sahara Africa in the emergence of a new class of elite through whose leadership modern African nation states emerged after independence. Finally, it will examine the increasingly globalized characteristics of these religions and the pivotal role they have played in the emerging socio-political realities of late 20th and early 21st century Africa.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (HIST*1150 or HIST*2340)
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4010 Gender and Culture W (3-0) [1.00]
This course will examine how masculinity and femininity has been constructed in popular culture using newspapers, magazines, advertisements, films and novels. Careful attention will be paid to the intersections of gender, race and class. In addition to analyzing some outstanding texts in this field, students will have the opportunity to write an original essay on a topic of their choice.
Offering(s): Offered in even-numbered years.
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including 1.50 credits in History at the 3000-level
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4030 Historical Biography U (3-0) [1.00]
This advanced research seminar asks students to consider the role of the individual in history by reading theoretical works and examples drawn from the major schools of thought on this issue. Students will undertake to write a biography that will utilize primary sources and will include a detailed historiographical discussion of the works available on their chosen subject. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including 1.50 credits in History at the 3000-level
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4040 Topics in Scottish History U (3-0) [1.00]
This is a seminar course dealing with selected aspects of Scottish social, economic and political history. The seminars will be based upon an examination of primary sources from the University library's extensive Scottish Collections, as well as secondary literature. Students should consult with the department for specific offerings. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including 1.50 credits in History at the 3000-level
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4070 Experiential Learning: Research S,F,W (3-0) [1.00]
This course offers an opportunity for students to independently develop skills in the practice of historical research, such as working with archives, digitization, and database management. Students will work under the supervision of individual faculty members. Students must make arrangements with the faculty advisor well before course selection.
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including 1.50 credits in History at the 3000-level
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4090 Modern European History U (3-0) [1.00]
This course is an in-depth examination of a theme or themes from European history in the nineteenth and/or twentieth centuries. Topics chosen will vary with expertise of the instructor. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (1 of HIST*1150, HIST*2510, HIST*3090)
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4100 Africa and the Slave Trades U (3-0) [1.00]
This course will discuss the origins, character, and operation of slavery and the export slave trades in Africa. It will examine the interaction between domestic slavery and the export slave trades, on the one hand, and demographic, political, economic, social and cultural impact on African states and societies, on the other. Other themes to be examined include slave resistance in Africa, and abolition and the introduction of legitimate commerce and their impact on Africa. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (1 of HIST*2340, HIST*2960, HIST*3410, HIST*3910)
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4120 Topics in Global History U (3-0) [1.00]
This course focuses on issues that emphasize the history of connections between different parts of the world. Topics may include the growth of the world economy; transformations of the global environment; trade and exchange; diasporas and migration. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including 1.50 credits in History at the 3000-level
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4140 Sexuality in the Middle Ages F (3-0) [1.00]
This course will provide a thematic approach to the foundations of western attitudes towards sex and sexuality as they developed in the European Middle Ages. It will examine the complex interweaving of Greek and Roman medicine, medieval Christian canon law and theology, and Germanic popular beliefs, which together provided the underpinnings of western values and practices pertaining to human sex and sexuality, with enduring results. The course will take an historiographical approach to topics and themes. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (1 of HIST*2000, HIST*2200, HIST*3020)
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4160 Seminar in Canadian Political History U (3-0) [1.00]
Political events, key personalities, the political process, and state instruments and institutions will be analyzed with a view to understanding historical aspects of the political system and culture in Canada. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (HIST*2600 or HIST*2601/2)
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4170 Exploration of Digital Humanities W (3-0) [1.00]
This course is designed to introduce students to applications of new and inter-disciplinary digital humanities approaches, methodologies and tools, and to explore their application to text, image, sound, map, and other media sources. It will appeal to students in literature, history, fine arts, and music who want an introduction to state-of-the-art digital humanities research. There will be flexibility to accommodate the specific disciplines and interests of the students. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4180 American Identities F (3-0) [1.00]
This course analyzes how Americans have constructed and enacted identities in the U.S. as citizens and consumers through investigating concepts such as 'race', ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, regional distinctions, and nationalism. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (HIST*2300 or HIST*2650)
Restriction(s): HIST*4210. Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4200 Health, Mind and Body F (3-0) [1.00]
This is a seminar course which will explore the history of health, the body and the mind. Possible topics include: the history of athletics and physical fitness, the history of disability, the history of nutritional science and advice, the history of women’s health, the history of disease, the history of mental illness, and the history of psychiatry. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits, including 1.50 credits in History at the 3000-level
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4220 Cities and Canadian Culture U (3-0) [1.00]
Reflecting the fact that Canada's population has been predominantly urban for a century, this seminar explores the role of urban centres in shaping Canadian cultural identity. Particular focus will be placed on the ways that city living and city form have affected the expression of Canadian identity through such topics as spectator sports, uses of public spaces, and metropolitan control of print and broadcast media (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (HIST*2600 or HIST*2601/2)
Restriction(s): HIST*3220. Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4270 Topics in Modern Asia W (3-0) [1.00]
This course will examine select topics in the development of Asian countries from the 18th to the 21st Century. Select themes including imperialism, nationalism, economics, society, and gender will be examined in a variety of Asian countries. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including HIST*2910.
Restriction(s): HIST*4900
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4280 Poverty and Policy in the Victorian Age U (3-0) [1.00]
Starting with the debates over the New Poor Law of l834, this course will examine the changing content of the notion of poverty, and changing methods adopted to treat it. It will also look at the lives of the poor, in so far as these can be reconstructed from contemporary sources. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including HIST*2500.
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4450 Life, Death and Migrations F (3-0) [1.00]
This seminar uses quantitative sources and methods to explore such themes as social inequality and demographic experience since 1800. It examines the value of such data for policy purposes, as well as the social and cultural contexts in which surveys are developed and undertaken. Students develop presentational and analytical skills through research projects. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including HIST*2450, and at least 1.00 credits in History at the 3000 level or above.
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4470 Special History Project Seminar I U (3-0) [0.50]
This course is designed to train honours students in the techniques of research, interpretation and writing of history. The student will choose a topic for intensive study from a list approved by the department. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts. Instructor consent required.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4580 The French Revolution U (3-0) [1.00]
This seminar course provides an in-depth analysis of the French Revolution, 1789-1799, and the literature surrounding its interpretation. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (1 of HIST*2510, HIST*2820, HIST*3270, HIST*3820)
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4620 Seminar in Canadian Rural History U (3-0) [1.00]
This course will examine selected topics in the social and economic transformation of rural Canada with relevant comparisons to the rest of North America and elsewhere. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (HIST*2600 or HIST*2601/2)
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4700 Premodern History U (3-0) [1.00]
This course provides a detailed analysis of selected aspects of the Middle Ages from c. 1000 through the early modern period. Students should consult the department for specific offerings. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including HIST*2000 or HIST*2200
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4820 Images, Conflict and Politics in the Middle East F (3-0) [1.00]
A seminar course designed to explore selected aspects of Islamic history and/or historiography. Students should consult the department for specific offerings. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits, (1 of HIST*2890, HIST*3830, HIST*3840, POLS*3060)
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.
Department(s): Department of History
HIST*4970 Special History Project Seminar II U (3-0) [0.50]
A continuation of HIST*4470. (H)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts. Instructor consent required.
Department(s): Department of History
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