Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2014/2015)
12.16 History

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, the course descriptions for courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Department.

History courses are designated by HIST.

1009

Themes in Ancient and Medieval History

will introduce students to the methodology of studying ancient and/or medieval history through a close examination of textual and material remains. The course will be taught around a particular theme and/or historical period each year. This course qualifies as a research/writing course.

CR: cannot receive credit for more than two first-year courses in History

UL: only one first-year course may be used to meet the requirements of a major or minor. Up to two first-year History courses can be used as Arts electives and these courses qualify as research/writing courses.

1010

Themes in the Age of Expansion

is a thematic examination of European interaction with the North Atlantic and the Americas from the voyages of discovery to the independence movements of the Americas. This course qualifies as a research/writing course.

CR: cannot receive credit for more than two first-year courses in History

UL: only one first-year course may be used to meet the requirements of a major or minor. Up to two first-year History courses can be used as Arts electives and these courses qualify as research/writing courses.

1011

Themes in Modern European History

is a thematic examination of the political, economic, social and cultural developments in Europe and the wider world from the French Revolution to World War I. This course qualifies as a research/writing course.

CR: cannot receive credit for more than two first-year courses in History

UL: only one first-year course may be used to meet the requirements of a major or minor. Up to two first-year History courses can be used as Arts electives and these courses qualify as research/writing courses.

1012

Themes in Twentieth Century World History

will examine some of the major themes in twentieth century world history after 1914. This course qualifies as a research/writing course.

CR: cannot receive credit for more than two first-year courses in History

UL: only one first-year course may be used to meet the requirements of a major or minor. Up to two first-year History courses can be used as Arts electives and these courses qualify as research/writing courses.

1013

Themes in Canadian History

will examine the historical context for various contemporary problems being experienced by Canadians. This course qualifies as a research/writing course.

CR: cannot receive credit for more than two first-year courses in History

UL: only one first-year course may be used to meet the requirements of a major or minor. Up to two first-year History courses can be used as Arts electives and these courses qualify as research/writing courses.

1014

Themes in United States History

will examine several historical themes or problems in the history of the United States. This course qualifies as a research/writing course.

CR: cannot receive credit for more than two first-year courses in History

UL: only one first-year course may be used to meet the requirements of a major or minor. Up to two first-year History courses can be used as Arts electives and these courses qualify as research/writing courses.

1015

Themes in Social and Cultural History

introduces students to early modern western history (1500 - 1800) through the study of original texts. It will combine lectures on the historical background to the texts, discussion of them and analysis of their meanings in assigned essays. This course qualifies as a research/writing course.

CR: cannot receive credit for more than two first-year courses in History

UL: only one first-year course may be used to meet the requirements of a major or minor. Up to two first-year History courses can be used as Arts electives and these courses qualify as research/writing courses.

1016

Themes in Aboriginal History

will examine selected themes and issues in North American Aboriginal history. This course qualifies as a research/writing course.

CR: cannot receive credit for more than two first-year courses in History

UL: only one first-year course may be used to meet the requirements of a major or minor. Up to two first-year History courses can be used as Arts electives and these courses qualify as research/writing courses.

2020

Ancient Near Eastern History

(same as Classics 2025) is an introduction to the history of ancient city-states, kingdoms and empires in Egypt and/or Mesopotamia, including economic, social, political and cultural developments.

CR: Classics 2025

2031

Ancient Asian History

is a study of the history of ancient India and/or China and/or Japan with emphasis on the way of life of the people, their customs, traditions, art and heritage.

2034

History of the Hellenistic World

(same as Classics 2020) is a survey of the history of the Mediterranean world and the Near East from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC until the incorporation of the Kingdom of Egypt in the Roman Empire in 30 BC. Particular attention is given to the influence of the new monarchies on political, social and cultural developments in both Greek and non-Greek communities.

CR: Classics 2020

2035

History of Classical Greece

(same as Classics 2035) is a survey of Greek history from the Bronze Age to the death of Alexander the Great, with special reference to the social and political institutions of the fifth century B.C.

CR: Classics 2035

2041

History of the Roman Republic

same as Classics 2041) is a survey of Roman history from the early monarchy to the death of Julius Caesar, with special reference to the society and politics of the late Republican period.

CR: Classics 2041, the former Classics 2040, the former HIST 2040

2042

History of the Roman Empire

(same as Classics 2042) is a survey of Roman history from the death of Julius Caesar to the rise of Constantine, with special reference to the society and politics of the early Imperial period.

CR: Classics 2042, the former Classics 2040, the former HIST 2040

2050

Medieval Middle East

provides an introduction to the medieval Middle East (330-1453). Students will examine the Byzantine Empire, the Sasanian Empire, and the various Islamic Empires, as well as the minority groups living under these empires, including the Coptic, Armenian, and Syriac communities.

2060

History of War and Society to 1789

(same as the former HIST 3050) is a survey of major developments in the history of warfare from the earliest times to 1789 with particular emphasis on changes in the nature and conduct of warfare, the evolution of military thinking, the organization of military and naval forces, the impact of technological change, the emergence of professionalism, societies, and armed forces.

CR: the former HIST 3050

2065

History of War and Society from 1789 to the Present

(same as the former HIST 3060) is an examination of those major developments which have affected the nature and conduct of warfare in the period since 1789, with particular emphasis on the evolution of military thinking, the impact of technology on organization and planning, the role of air power, the civil-military relationship, professionalism in the armed forces, and the changing nature of warfare, the emergence of total war, global war, guerrilla warfare, and limited warfare.

CR: the former HIST 3060

2110

North Atlantic History Since 1820

- inactive course.

2130

Seafaring Places and Seafaring Peoples

is a study of the places and people involved in maritime activities between Europe and Asia and in India, south-east Asia, China and Japan during the period of European expansion to the region.

2140

The Atlantic Slave Trade

is a comparative survey of the Transatlantic Slave Trade 1503-1851, from West African origins through the oceanic Middle Passage to the formation of slave societies in the Americas. This course examines processes of enslavement, commodification, shipboard resistance, sale and adaptation, and the international movement to abolish the slave trade.

2200

Making Canada

is a survey of Canadian History to Confederation, 1867.

2210

Modern Canada

is a survey of Canadian history since Confederation.

2300

Early Modern European History, 1500-1789

is an introduction to the main issues and problems in early modern European history with an emphasis on the political, social, economic and cultural developments from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century.

2310

Europe in the Nineteenth Century, 1789-1914

is a survey of the economic, social, political and cultural developments of Europe from 1789- 1914.

2320

Medieval Europe to the Eleventh Century

(same as Medieval Studies 2001) is a survey of the economic, social, political and cultural developments of the early Middle Ages.

CR: the former HIST 2030, Medieval Studies 2001

2330

Medieval Europe Since the Eleventh Century

(same as Medieval Studies 2002) is a survey of the economic, social, religious, political and cultural developments of Europe in the high and late Middle Ages.

CR: the former HIST 2030, Medieval Studies 2002

2340

European Urban History

examines the development of urban networks and the growth of specific towns and cities in early modern and modern Europe. We will also study how these centres were perceived, and the roles of public spaces and public festivals. Much of this course is devoted to examining the conditions found in urban centres and the impact on local inhabitants. The course concludes with a study of nineteenth century urban boosterism.

PR: at least 3 credit hours in History

2350

Europe in the Twentieth Century

(same as the former European Studies 2000, Political Science 2990, and the former Political Science 2350) examines social, economic, and political changes from 1918 to the present including the collapse of monarchies, the emergence of mass politics, fascism and totalitarianism, World War II, postwar reconstruction and the welfare state, European integration, and Europe in the postwar economic and political order. The course will examine Britain, France, Germany, and Italy, and particularly the European Union. Special attention will be paid to the demise of class politics and the impact of postwar affluence.

CR: the former European Studies 2000, Political Science 2990, the former Political Science 2350

2500

The Twentieth Century I

is a study of the world-wide impact of the main events and developments in the age of global interdependence.

CR: the former HIST 3700

2510

The Twentieth Century II

is an historical analysis of the main issues in the contemporary world since 1945.

CR: the former HIST 3710

2600

History of the United States of America to 1865

is a survey of the history of the United States of America from its colonial origins to the end of the Civil War.

CR: the former HIST 3230

2610

History of the United States of America Since 1865

is a survey of the history of the United States of America since the Civil War.

CR: the former HIST 3240

2665

Sickness and Health in Western Society

examines changing understandings of disease causation and how the human body functions, the evolution of formal medical education, and the rise of medical institutions. Examples of fine art, literature, and popular culture will be integrated into lectures and seminars to help provide a comprehensive overview of what it has been like to be ill and well over the last three millennia.

2760

Women’s History: The Gendered Past

- inactive course.

2800

Indigenous Peoples and Colonialism

is a comparative survey of Indigenous experiences with colonialism in a global context from the sixteenth century onwards.

3000

Medieval Books

(same as English 3002, Medieval Studies 3002, Religious Studies 3000) is an examination of the development and role of the manuscript book during the Middle Ages. Topics covered will include book production and dissemination; authors, scribes and audiences; and various kinds of books (e.g. glossed Bibles, anthologies, books of hours, etc.) and their uses.

CR: English 3002, Medieval Studies 3000, Religious Studies 3000

3005

West to East: Aspects of the German Intellectual Influence on Russia

- inactive course.

3011-3019

Special Topics in Ancient and Medieval History

are specialized studies in Ancient and Medieval history. Topics to be studied will be posted on the Department of History website.

CR: credit may be obtained for only one of HIST 3016 and HIST 3803

3020

Art, Architecture and Medieval Life

(same as Archaeology 3001, Folklore 3001, and Medieval Studies 3001) is an examination of the development of medieval art and architecture and of the ways in which they mirror various aspects of life in the Middle Ages. This course will include a discussion of art and architecture in the countryside, in the town, in the castle, in the cathedral and in the cloister.

CR: Archaeology 3001, Folklore 3001, Medieval Studies 3001

PR: it is recommended, but not obligatory, that students should have successfully completed one of the following courses: the former Anthropology 2480, Folklore 1000 or the former 2000, HIST 2320, History 2330, Medieval Studies 2000, Medieval Studies 2001, Medieval Studies 2002

3030

Environmental History

examines the history of human relationships to the natural environment. The focus of the course is the history of environmental changes caused by humans, and the influence of the natural environment on human cultures and societies. Case studies will focus on issues with broad relevance to contemporary environmental issues such as energy use, the environmental impact of military conflict, species introductions, natural disasters, urban sustainability, ecological restoration, and the origins of environmentalism.

3110

History of Newfoundland to 1815

studies the growth of settlement and the manner in which a 'migratory' fishery carried on from England and Ireland changed into a 'sedentary' fishery carried on by residents of Newfoundland.

3120

Modern Newfoundland Since 1815

examines the establishment and development of political institutions, changes in economic structure and the growth of populations.

3200

Women and the Law in Newfoundland History

- inactive course.

3270

Christianity and the Roman Empire

(same as Classics 3270 and Religious Studies 3270) is a study of the relationship between Christianity and the Roman Empire from the first to the fourth century.

CR: Classics 3270, Religious Studies 3270

3360

Revolutionary and Soviet Russia

- inactive course.

3370

German History I, to the Mid-Nineteenth Century

examines the history of the peoples and states of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation and the Germanic Confederation with emphasis on the origins of modern Germany.

3380

German History II, Since the Mid-Nineteenth Century

examines the history of German-speaking central Europe with special reference to the evolution of modern Germany since the mid-nineteenth century.

3440

History of the British Empire and Commonwealth Since 1815

examines the key developments in British imperialism up until the transition to the new Commonwealth in the 1970s.

3450

Tudor and Stuart Britain, 1485-1714: Reformation, Renaissance, and Revolution

examines a dynamic period of religious, cultural and political change.

3460

British History Since 1714

- inactive course.

3480

History of Ireland, 1603 to the Great Famine

is a survey of Irish history from Hugh O'Neill's submission to the English in 1603 to the mid-nineteenth century disaster of the Great Famine.

3490

History of Ireland Since the Great Famine

is a survey of Irish history from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

CR: the former HIST 3470

3520

Aboriginal History to 1763

(same as Archaeology 3520 and the former Anthropology 3520) examines Aboriginal history in North America from before European contact to the Royal Proclamation in 1763. Particular attention will be paid to historical encounters framed by first contacts, cultural exchange, trade, disease, religious encounters, conflict and diplomacy, and territorial encroachment.

CR: Archaeology 3520, the former Anthropology 3520

3525

Aboriginal History From 1763

(same as Archaeology 3525 and the former Anthropology 3525) examines the history of Aboriginal peoples in North America from 1763 to the twentieth century. Particular attention will be paid to Indigenous-settler relations, including Aboriginal policies, military encounters and diplomacy, expansion and removals, education, treaties, and politicization.

CR: Archaeology 3525, the former Anthropology 3525

3535

Historical Anthropology

(same as the former Anthropology 3584 and Archaeology 3584) will explore selected issues in historical anthropology, with special reference to the Mediterranean and North Atlantic worlds. Students will read specific case studies in order to explore the theoretical issues raised by the attempt to understand historically-documented past cultures. In order to give practical examples of methodology classes will analyse primary source material. Students will be introduced to the textual analysis of myth and legal records, to the interpretation of images and to the analysis of patterns in material culture. The course will consider specific current interpretive issues, particularly the rise of individualism, the consumer revolution and the cultural construction of gender.

CR: the former Anthropology 3584, Archaeology 3584

3560

A History of Human Rights

- inactive course.

3570

The Modern Middle East

is an examination of the peoples and states of the Middle East and their interaction with each other and with the great powers since the mid-nineteenth century.

3582

Historical Archaeology

(same as Archaeology 3582, the former Archaeology 2582, and the former History 2582) will introduce students to historical archaeology, with special reference to the North Atlantic, 1000 to 1900 AD. The archaeology of specific sites will be examined in order to raise issues about theory and method. Students will be introduced to palacography; historic maps; documentary archaeology; the survey, excavation and analysis of complex sites; material culture and subsistence studies; cultural resource management and theoretical approaches including historical anthropology, ethnohistory, world systems and consumer studies.

CR: Archaeology 3582, the former Archaeology 2582, the former History 2582, the former History 3530

PR: Archaeology 1030

3585

Africa Since 1800

examines the history of SubSaharan Africa from the eve of colonialism until the post-independent contemporary era.

3590

The Early Modern Caribbean

examines the history of the Caribbean region in the period 1492-1848, addressing topics such as comparative labour systems, slave resistance, colonial societies, plantation landscapes, and environmental change.

3600

Industrial Revolutions of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

- inactive course.

3640

War and Society in Colonial North America

examines the struggle for empire and nationhood from the arrival of Europeans to the withdrawal of British forces from Canada in 1870. The course will take a comparative approach to examining war’s effect on social, economic, and political developments in what is now Canada, focusing on specific conflicts and themes such as the struggle for empire, the military as an institution, gender, class, ethnicity, and memory.

3641

War and Society in Modern Canada

examines the Canadian experience of war through case studies of the 1885 Rebellion, the Boer War, the two World Wars and the Korean War. Themes include operations, nation-building, social and ethnic conflict, gender and masculinity, and historical memory.

3660

The Scientific Revolution

examines the change from the Aristotelian-Ptolemaic to the Newtonian world view with special emphasis on the work of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Descartes and Newton.

3665

Death, Disease and Medical Care in Early Modern and Modern Europe

- inactive course.

3675

Navies and Societies Since 1650

is an examination of the rise of modern navies since 1650 that places navies and naval decisions within broader national and international political, economic and social contexts.

CR: the former HIST 3822

3680

North Atlantic Seafaring to 1850

examines the maritime mercantile development of the countries on the Atlantic littoral, 1650-1850.

3690

North Atlantic Seafaring Since 1850

- inactive course.

3710-3729 (Excluding 3713, 3728)

Special Topics in British History

are available only as part of the Harlow Campus Semester.

3740-3750 (Excluding 3747, 3748)

Studies in Modern Social and Intellectual History

are selected studies in the history of modern ideas and society. Aspects to be studies will be posted on the Department of History website.

3765

Gendered Indigenous History

is a thematic examination of the complexities of gender and indigeneity from a global perspective, with particular emphasis on the gendered experiences of colonialism.

3780

Women in Medieval Europe, 500-1500

uses a wide variety of primary and secondary sources to examine medieval women in their social, political, cultural, and religious contexts to understand women’s lives in this important millennium of the European past.

3785

The European Family: The Age of Faith to the Welfare State

focuses on the family in Europe from the middle ages to the early twentieth century. Topics examined will include: family structure, kinship, demography, sexuality, gender relations, child-rearing, attitudes towards the elderly and care of them, and the place of the family in the larger community.

CO: at least 3 credit hours in history at the 2nd-year level, or permission of the instructors

PR: at least 3 credit hours in history at the 2nd-year level, or permission of the instructors

3790

Reel American History: United States History through its Films, 1895-1945

interprets narrative films as historical evidence to shed light on shifts in American culture and society during the first half of the twentieth century.

3795

Reel American History: United States History through its Films Since WWII

interprets narrative films as historical evidence to shed light on shifts in American culture and society during the second half of the twentieth century.

3800-3830 (Excluding 3801, 3806, 3807, 3813, 3821, 3822)

Contemporary Problems in Historical Perspective

is an analysis of developments leading to a contemporary issue or problem selected each year or semester. Aspects to be studied will be posted on the Department of History website.

CR: credit may be obtained for only one of HIST 3016 and HIST 3803

3801

History of Modern Revolutions

examines theoretical and thematic approaches to the study of revolution. The class will study some of the major political revolutions of the twentieth century and also explore the causes and consequences of various social, cultural, and economic upheavals such as the student revolts of the 1960s and the sexual revolution. There will be a discussion on how the way in which historians have studied revolutions has changed during the past half century.

3806

Titanic Histories

investigates the ‘unsinkable ship’, its passengers, crew and owners, and the dilemmas its loss has created for over a century. Students will examine how present-day understandings of the past are expressed in the multiple ways and diverse forms of treating the Titanic.

3807

World War I in Historical Perspective

takes a global approach to the history of the First World War, emphasizing events on the battlefield and the effects of war on various societies.

3813

Gendered History: Women in Newfoundland and Labrador

examines the experiences of women in Newfoundland and Labrador with an emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It explores the interaction of women’s lives and the province’s social, political and economic history. Topics to be covered include work (paid and unpaid); childbearing and child rearing; immigration and emigration; political activity; and legal status.

3821

Gender in Canadian History

examines the experiences of women and men and the construction of gender identities through themes such as sexuality, moral reform, immigration, racial/ethnic identity, indigeneity, and participation in the workforce.

3840

Historical Methods

is an introduction to the methods and practices of history in the modern era. This course is compulsory for Majors and Honours students, including those intending to apply for graduate studies.

CR: the former HIST 4801

PR: 12 credit hours in History

3860

Vernacular Architecture

same as the former Anthropology 3860 and Folklore 3860) is a historical survey of vernacular architectural forms in various regions of North America, with attention to Newfoundland materials. Issues discussed include the relationship of house form and culture, the concepts of antecedents, diffusion, innovation, and evolution of building forms and technologies, and the siting of buildings in the landscape. Dwelling houses, outbuildings, churches and industrial vernacular architecture will be included.

CR: the former Anthropology 3860, Folklore 3860

3870

An Introduction to the History of Western Architecture Since the Renaissance

(same as Folklore 3870) introduces students to the history of architecture in the western world, beginning with the revival of classical forms in Renaissance Italy.

CR: Folklore 3870

3925

The Pre-Islamic Empires of Iran

- inactive course.

3930

Byzantine History to 1453

will introduce students to the history of Byzantine society from its beginnings under Constantine to the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453. In addition to the chronological history, students will also encounter several characteristics of Byzantine society, including religion, urbanization, and interaction with the Persian Empire.

3935

Islamic History to 1453

will introduce students to the history of Islamic society from its beginnings under Muhammad to the rise of the Ottomans and the fall of Constantinople in the fifteenth century. We will also discuss the non-Muslim communities which co-existed with the Muslim umma or community. Through the use of primary source material, students will be introduced to the types of historical sources available for Islamic history, as well as the problems associated with this evidence.

PR: there is no prerequisite for this course although History 2050 is strongly recommended

4000-4010 (Excluding 4003, 4009, 4010)

Special Topics in Ancient and Medieval History

are specialized studies in Ancient and Medieval history. Aspects to be studied will be posted on the Department of History website.

4003

Religion and Society in the Late Antique and Early Medieval Periods

examines a range of written and physical evidence for the interaction of religion and society in the late antique and early medieval world. This course will cover the broad topic of religion and society through an in-depth analysis of the historiography and material culture of the late antique and early medieval period.

4009

Death and the Afterlife in the Middle Ages

examines medieval ideas of what happens at and after death, starting from the premise that such ideas have great influence upon how people live their daily lives. It will look at the theology of death, ideas of heaven, hell, and purgatory, as well as conceptions of death and the afterlife in the popular culture, architecture, literature, etc., of European Christendom.

4010

Cultural Interaction in the Medieval Middle East

examines the origins of Muslim-Christian relations in the Middle East through an examination of the effect of the arrival of Islam on the communities of Iraq, Iran, and the Levant, as well as the Byzantine reaction to Islam.

4100

History and Memory

- inactive course.

4110-4130 (Excluding 4125)

Special Topics in North Atlantic History

are specialized studies in the history of the North Atlantic. Aspects to be studied will be posted on the Department of History website.

4125

The History of Environmental Ideas in Canada and the United States

surveys major philosophical, scientific, and popular ideas of nature in Canada and the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Students will examine key historical manifestations of environmental thought such as romanticism, the wilderness idea, ecofeminism, deep ecology, and social ecology. Students will also be exposed to important voices from social groups who are often marginalized in environmental debates such as African-Americans, Aboriginal people, and the working class.

4200

Topics in United States Film and History

explores selected themes in the relationship between the American cinema and American national culture. Topics will vary from year to year, but may include the study of a particular period in U.S. film and history; an examination of how filmic representations of race, class, gender, and/or sexuality have changed over time in connection to broader historical shifts; or, the historical analysis of a particular genre as a way to understand shifting cultural and social values within the United States.

PR: any 2000, 3000, or 4000 level course in U.S. History or Film Studies

4210-4229 (Excluding 4212, 4213, 4214, 4216, 4219, 4222)

Special Topics in North American History

are specialized studies in the history of North America. Aspects to be studied will be posted on the Department of History website.

4212

The North American Frontier

examines aspects of the history of the frontier in North America. The course will focus on major themes and debates in frontier history, including, but not limited to, the history of colonialism, settlement, and Aboriginal-settler relations.

4213

Topics in U.S.-Canadian Relations

explores selected themes in U.S.- Canadian relations. Beyond considering the more ‘formal’ ties between Canada and the United States from a historical perspective, such as military and diplomatic interactions, this seminar examines social and cultural interrelationships.

4216

Topics in U.S. Cultural History

explores selected themes in U.S. cultural history. Topics will vary from year to year, but may include historical approaches to such popular art forms as vaudeville, amusements parks, film, popular music, comics, television, gaming, and spectator sports.

4219

Slavery and Resistance in the Atlantic World

examines the evolution of slavery and other forms of coerced labour in the early modern period.

4222

North American Aboriginal Peoples in Historical Perspective

- inactive course.

4230

Special Topics in Newfoundland History I

are specialized studies in the history of Newfoundland to the mid-nineteenth century.

4231

Special Topics in Newfoundland History II

are specialized studies in the history of Newfoundland since the mid-nineteenth century.

CR: the former Political Science 4731

4232

Special Topics in Newfoundland History III

- inactive course.

4240-4260 (Excluding 4253, 4255)

Special Topics in Canadian History

are specialized studies in Canadian history. Aspects to be studied will be posted on the Department of History website.

4253

Inequality In Canada since 1945

challenges the conventional wisdom that equality improved in post-war Canada, but declined from the 1970s onwards. It contrasts socio-economic experiences with those of gender, race, nation and sexual orientation. By so doing it raises complex questions about the historical dynamics of identity politics in the making of contemporary Canada.

PR: HIST 2210 or permission of the instructor

4255

The Industrial Revolution in Canada

examines the historiographical debates on industrialisation in 19th century British North America by critically evaluating representative works by leading historians of English Canada and Quebec. It also introduces the problems and advantages of the historical sources most commonly used to understand industrialisation.

PR: HIST 2200 or HIST 2210 or permission of the instructor

4310-4330 (Excluding 4330)

Special Topics in European History

are specialized studies in the history of Europe. Aspects to be studied will be posted on the Department of History website.

4330

Aspects of Modern British History: Victorian England

designates an industrial, urban, ostensibly democratic, country in the period when Britain was dominant in the world. 'Victoria' and 'England' are the starting points, however, for a critical examination of those characteristics in this seminar course.

PR: a minimum of two second year History courses, or the permission of the instructor. Students who have not previously studied history beyond first year should consult with the Instructor before registering for this course.

4360-4380

Special Topics in European History

are available only as part of the Harlow Campus Semester.

4410-4430 (Excluding 4411, 4419, 4421)

Historical Problems

are specialized studies in historical problems. Aspects to be studied will be posted on the Department of History website.

4411

War and Society in Canada

examines various themes and topics in the military history of Canada, emphasizing the relationship between war and society.

4419

Marx and Marxism

introduces Marxist thought as a product of revolutionary struggles. Emphasis will be on the nature of the historical circumstances and the concrete problems people faced. Each week there will be a critical examination of selected works produced by and through these struggles.

PR: HIST 2310 or HIST 2350 or permission of the instructor

4421

Imperialism

examines the political, economic and cultural processes of modern European and American imperialism and its historical antecedents.

4480

Oral History

(same as Folklore 4480) is a seminar course which deals with the uses of oral sources, particularly those which have a traditional dimension, for the study of history. The uses of oral testimony in the study of traditional modes of life and work in social and political history will also be discussed.

CR: Folklore 4480

4520-4529

Special Topics in Economic and Mercantile History

are specialized studies in Economic and Mercantile history. Aspects to be studied will be posted on the Department of History website.

4560-4570 (Excluding 4569, 4570)

Special Topics in Social and Intellectual History

are specialized studies in Social and Intellectual history. Aspects to be studied will be posted on the Department of History website.

4570

History of Medicine Seminar

explores the content, methodology, and historiography of the history of medicine. Course readings reflect the broad sweep across time and geography of this field, but emphasize trends in Europe and North America during the last four centuries. Students will examine the evolution of intellectual problems that have occupied historians of medicine; explore the complexities specific to researching and writing medical history; and critique and identify differing historical genres, evidence, primary source materials, and methods.

4670-4690 (Excluding 4672)

Special Topics in Maritime History

are specialized studies in Maritime history. Aspects to be studied will be posted on the Department of History website.

4672

Seafaring Lives: Sea-going Auto/Biography Since 1700

explores how life stories studied as primary sources lead to a reassessment of historian's traditional assumptions and concerns in this course. Students will research and discuss the changing, and often ambivalent, relationship of people and the sea across three centuries of auto/biographical writing and story-telling.

PR: students who have not previously studied history beyond first year should consult with the Instructor before registering for this course

4695

The Middle Ages on Film

will look at a variety of films set in the Middle Ages. This course will address questions such as how directors approach historical subject matter generally and the Middle Ages in particular; what subjects they choose, and how and why these change. This is a course not about film criticism, but about medievalism. This course will consist of viewing and discussion.

PR: it is recommended that students have completed one course in Medieval History or Medieval Studies

4800

Historiography

is an introduction to the major historians and historiographical traditions of the West. This course is for Honours students and other selected students, including those intending to apply for graduate studies.

PR: permission of the Head of Department

UL: may not be used to meet the requirements of a Major in History without the prior written approval of the Head of the Department of History

4810

Documents Management

(same as Folklore 4810) is an introduction to the management of records and documents, both official and private.

CR: Folklore 4810

4821

Reading Course

is a directed reading course for Honours and selected students including those intending to apply for graduate studies. Readings will be taken from a list of works by historians, or social theorists whose works are related to history.

PR: permission of the Head of Department

UL: may not be used to meet the requirements of a Major in History without the prior written approval of the Head of the Department of History

4822

Reading Course

is a directed reading course for Honours and selected students. The readings will be chosen in such a way as to supplement a student's knowledge of his/her area of specialization and, where appropriate, to prepare the student for the honours essay. If a student intends to complete HIST 4999, a proposal for the honours essay will be a requirement of the course.

CR: the former HIST 4820

PR: permission of the Head of Department

UL: may not be used to meet the requirements of a Major in History without the prior written approval of the Head of the Department of History

4830-4850

Reading Courses

are directed reading courses for selected Bachelor of Arts students.

PR: permission of the Head of Department or delegate

4999

Honours Essay

is required as part of the Honours program.

PR: HIST 4822, admission to the Honours program

UL: may not be used to meet the requirements of a Major in History without the prior written approval of the Head of the Department of History

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).