History

Current Course Offerings

Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.

Courses Offered in Other Terms

HIST101

Origins and diffusion of the world’s great religions; cultural contact along overland trade routes; emergence of civilizations such as the Inca, Chinese, and Christian European; ordering of societies and their political development. This World History course is helpful to the Medieval Studies student by providing a world context to the European Middle Ages. It emphasizes the development of conscious communities and civilizations around the globe and how encounters between them shaped history from the first written records to the fifteenth century. Through the study of primary and secondary sources, students: explore various civilizations’ cultural wealth and diversity as well as their problems and study and discuss the controversial issues arising from various interpretations of World History in this period. Topics to be covered include the emergence and diffusion of the world’s great religions, cultural contact along trade routes and on military frontiers, the ordering of societies and their political development. The course consists of lectures twice a week and discussion sections once a week both terms.

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HIST104

Thematically-organized topics will explore global aspects of human experience across time. Each section will examine a single theme. Check with the department for course offerings.

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HIST202B

Not a survey of the medieval period, rather this course is an introduction to some of the major problems of medieval studies (e.g., literary, artistic, historical, archaeological) and the methods by which such problems may be resolved. It examines specific periods and places, and treats various aspects and expressions of medieval society in both depth and detail. Topics vary from an examination of how ninth-century European authors reacted to the perceived social and moral decline of the Carolingian realm, to the investigation of the concepts of forgery and authenticity in the Middle Ages and Renaissance and the ways in which the practice of forgery led to the advancement of critical skills in dealing with evidence from the past and its impact upon historical consciousness.

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HIST259

This course intends to provide a foundation in the global history of science, medicine, and technology in the ancient and medieval worlds. Students are introduced to the early science and medicine of European and Chinese classical antiquity before moving to the science and medicine of the medieval period, incorporating material from European, Chinese, Arabic and Persian sources. Moving chronologically through the semester, the course pays special attention to the connections and translations that enabled knowledge to circulate and transform. Students are introduced to methods of historical practice, including primary-source analysis, historical writing, library and research skills, and public history. No prior work in history of science is required or expected.

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HIST341

A survey of the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Jews from the time of the Christianization of the Roman Empire to the expulsion of professing Jews from Spain and Portugal at the end of the fifteenth century.

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HIST347

Russian politics, society, culture, and empire, beginning with the medieval period extending through the era of Peter the Great’s modernization efforts and the Enlightenment.

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HIST363

A survey of the development of institutions, ideas and the economy in Europe from about 400 through about 1000 CE.

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HIST364

A survey of the development of institutions, ideas and the economy in Europe from about 1000 CE through the fourteenth century.

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HIST365

The interplay between new and traditional ideas, styles, and institutions from the fourteenth to the mid-sixteenth century, with emphasis upon the relationship of social, economic, and political factors to intellectual and cultural change.

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HIST366

An examination of European history that place both the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Reformation in the broader context of the political, social, cultural, and economic changes during the early modern era.

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HIST378

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.

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HIST379

History of China from the end of Tang to the eve of its modern transformation. Students will acquire the analytical skills and tools to understant the political, socio-economic, and cultural changes in imperial China.

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HIST387

The history, culture, and social and economic organization of South Asia from the decline of the classical Hindu empires through the Sultanate period. Also listed as ASIA 328.

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HIST424

The course explores the background to economic change, both growth and contraction, in Europe from the end of the Roman Empire to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century. Topics treated will include causes and effects of economic development, evolution of economic institutions, changes in the distribution of income, roots and effects of technical change, the relationship of changes in the economy to changes in the environment, and the relative performance of the European and Chinese economies.

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HIST470

Changing topics of Medieval Studies with special attention to research methods using primary sources. Offered occasionally.

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HIST473

A study of women’s roles in the family, society, law, religion, the economy, and literature from about 500 to 1500 CE.

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HIST474

This course provides a survey and exploration of the development, interpretation, conflict, and transformation of various intellectual and religious traditions during the Middle Ages.

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HIST476

Medieval Legal History focuses on the development of the Western legal tradition during the Middle Ages from customary law to statue law with an emphasis on English common law, civil (Roman) law, and canon law and how it changed in its social and political contexts. The course also recognizes how other legal traditions operated in Europe—such as Jewish and Islamic law—and how they related to the dominant legal and political system. Students examine and explain actual legal cases and government acts to understand the law as an important aspect in studying Medieval history and society.

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HIST477

This course examines in depth the evolution of political institutions, the emergence of royal governments as well as representative assemblies and urban republics and conflicts within and among them leading to the emergence of modern structures.

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HIST478

The focus of this class is a study of the lives of leading and controversial figures in the Middle Ages and the means by which they have portrayed themselves and have been portrayed by others.

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HIST490P

Selected problems in the theory and practice of historical work. Check with the department for course offerings. Restricted to fourth year students majoring in History or in the History and Philosophy of Science. Also open to History Honours students.

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Winter 2016
No HIST course(s) were found for W2016 term.