History

Current Course Offerings

Winter 2017

HIST101 World History to Oceanic Contact Sections

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.

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....
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Winter 2017

HIST104 Topics in World History Sections

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.

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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Winter 2017

HIST202B Gateway to the Middle Ages - MIDDLE AGES Sections

Problems and themes of medieval European History through the close study of the people and cultures that produced them.

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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Winter 2017

HIST259 Science, Medicine, and Technology in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds Sections

The history of science, medicine, and technology, emphasizing networks, exchanges, and encounters in a global context.

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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Winter 2017

HIST341 Medieval Jewish History Sections

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.

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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Winter 2017

HIST347 Medieval and Imperial Russian History, 998 to 1800 Sections

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.

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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Winter 2017

HIST363 Europe in the Early Middle Ages Sections

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

A survey of the development of institutions, ideas and the economy in Europe from about 400 through about 1000 CE.
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Winter 2017

HIST364 Europe in the Late Middle Ages Sections

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

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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Winter 2017

HIST365 Europe During the Renaissance Sections

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.

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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Winter 2017

HIST366 Europe During the Reformation Sections

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.

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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Winter 2017

HIST378 History of Early China Sections

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.

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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Winter 2017

HIST379 History of Later Imperial China Sections

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.

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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Winter 2017

HIST387 Voices from Medieval India Sections

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

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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Winter 2017

HIST424 Economic History of Pre-Modern Europe Sections

This course traces the roots of the Rise of the West through long-term economic, social, and political developments in European and global history.

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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Winter 2017

HIST470 Seminar in Medieval History Sections

Annually changing topics of medieval studies with special attention to research methods on primary sources.

Changing topics of Medieval Studies with special attention to research methods using primary sources. Offered occasionally.
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Winter 2017

HIST473 Women in the Middle Ages Sections

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

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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Winter 2017

HIST474 Ideas and Religions of the Middle Ages Sections

A survey and exploration of the development, interpenetration, conflict, and transformation of various intellectual and religious traditions during the Middle Ages.

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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Winter 2017

HIST476 Law and Society in the Middle Ages Sections

The history of law in the Middle Ages, including English common law, civil (Roman) law, and canon law, and how changes in both medieval law and society affected the development of each.

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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Winter 2017

HIST477 Constitutional History of Medieval Europe Sections

The evolution of political institutions, the emergence of royal governments as well as representative assemblies and urban republic and conflicts within and among them leading to the emergence of modern structures.

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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Winter 2017

HIST478 Medieval Portraits and Personalities Sections

The lives of leading and controversial figures in the Middle Ages and the means by which they have portrayed themselves and been portrayed by others.

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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Winter 2017

HIST490P Seminar for Majors in History - SEM FOR HIST MAJ Sections

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.

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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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 2017

HIST101 World History to Oceanic Contact Sections

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.

HIST102 World History from 1500 to the Twentieth Century Sections

The civilizations of Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, with emphasis on the political, economic, ecological and cultural links among them, and the impact of oceanic contact, imperialism, warfare, migration, and globalization.

HIST103 World History Since 1900 Sections

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

HIST104 Topics in World History Sections

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.

HIST105 Contemporary Global Issues in Historical Perspective Sections

Places issues and problems of current relevance such as disease, terrorism, drugs, or ethnic conflict in historical perspective. Each section will explore a single theme. Check with department for course offerings.

HIST106 Global Environmental History Sections

The impact humans have had on the environment, and the ways in which the physical environment has shaped human history: climate, agriculture, energy use, and urbanization.

HIST202B Gateway to the Middle Ages - MIDDLE AGES Sections

Problems and themes of medieval European History through the close study of the people and cultures that produced them.

HIST220A History of Europe - HIST OF EURO Sections

Selected themes and historical approaches in European history; may include Europe's history of religious conflict, state formation, colonialism, nationalism, industrialization, revolution, total war, globalization, genocide, or environmental change.

HIST235 History of Canada: Moments that Matter Sections

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

HIST236 Public History in Canada: Memory, Representation, and Interpretation Sections

An introduction to public history in Canada. An exploration of the politics and practice of representing the past in a variety of sites, and questions of historical interpretation, memory, and audience.

HIST237A History of the United States - HISTORY OF USA Sections

Survey from colonial period to present examining political system, slavery, Civil War, race relations and civil rights, westward expansion, industrialization, feminism, expanding international presence, Cold War, and modern culture.

HIST256 History of Africa Sections

An introduction to selected themes and historical approaches in African history. These may include African geography and identities, sources and methodology, pre-modern state formation, gender relations, world religions, labour systems, colonialism, and post-colonialism.

HIST260 Science and Society in the Contemporary World Sections

An introduction to the historical development, conceptual foundations, and cultural significance of contemporary science. Themes will vary from year to year.

HIST271 Japan and Global History, 1550 - 1900 Sections

Thematic study of comparisons and relations between Japan and the world outside (primarily Europe and China). Commercial expansion, systems of world order, social institutions, religious and ideological expression, and state organization.

HIST280 Islamic World History Sections

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

HIST302 History of the Indigenous Peoples of North America Sections

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

HIST311 The British Empire after 1850 Sections

Transformation of the British imperial system from the mid-nineteenth century to de-colonization and neo-colonialism after the second World War.

HIST312 Southern Africa Sections

Pre-colonial, colonial, and contemporary, emphasizing South Africa.

HIST313 Africa from Imperialism to Independence Sections

The history of Africa in the 19th and 20th Centuries: the growth of Islam and Christianity, the impact of European colonialism, the development of nationalism, and the variety of different political and social outcomes after independence.

HIST318 Early Twentieth-Century Britain Sections

British society and politics in the era of the two world wars: the liberal reforms before the Great War, war experiences, the Great Depression, and the impact of new political movements.

HIST319 Britain, 1945 to the Present Sections

Survey of recent British history, with emphasis on de-colonization, emergence of the welfare state, new social movements and patterns of immigration, and Britain's changing relationship with Europe.

HIST321A Honours Tutorial - HONOURS TUTORIAL Sections

HIST321B Honours Tutorial - HONOURS TUTORIAL Sections

HIST321D Honours Tutorial - HONOURS TUTORIAL Sections

HIST323 Empires, Wars, and Revolutions in Europe and the Americas,1763-1838 Sections

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

HIST324 Inventing Canada, 1840-1896 Sections

An examination of political, cultural and national developments within the British North American colonies in the second half of the nineteenth century. Credit will not be granted for both HIST 324 or 326, if 326 was taken before 2007W.

HIST325 Canada 1896-1945: Boom, Bust and War Sections

Includes Aboriginal policy, immigration and national identity; Canada, Britain and the US; World Wars; economic modernization; the Great Depression; regionalism; political and social movements; and the creation of 'Canadian' culture. Credit will only be granted for one of HIST 325 or 426, if 426 was taken before 2007W.

HIST326 Canada Since 1945: Affluence and Anxiety in the Atomic Age. Sections

Includes immigration policy; the welfare state; Aboriginal peoples; the Cold War; resource economies and national politics; continentalism and free trade; constitutional crises; conflicting nationalisms; and new social movements. Credit will only be granted for one of HIST 326 or 426, if 426 was taken before 2007W.

HIST331 The United States, 1865-1900: Labour, Race, Gender, and Empire Sections

The complicated political, economic and social history of the United States in the three decades following the Civil War.

HIST333A Third-Year Honours Seminar - 3RD YR HONRS SEM Sections

HIST333B Third-Year Honours Seminar - 3RD YR HONRS SEM Sections

HIST333C Third-Year Honours Seminar - 3RD YR HONRS SEM Sections

HIST334 Senegambia to South Carolina, Ghana to Georgia: African-American History, 1450 - 1850 Sections

The history of African Americans from the beginnings of the African slave trade in the 15th Century through the mid-1800s and the coming of the U.S. Civil War.

HIST335 From Slavery to Citizenship and Beyond: African-American History, 1850 to the Present Sections

The history of African-Americans from the Civil War and emancipation through the present. Topics include the "Jim Crow" system; the Harlem Renaissance; the Civil Rights Movement; and the current economic and political status of Americans of African ancestry.

HIST339 The United States Since 1945: The Limits of Power Sections

American military and geo-political power during and after Cold War; wars in Korea, Vietnam, and Middle East; domestic issues including McCarthyism, social movements (blacks, women, youth, gays and lesbians, and Native Americans), consumerism, immigration, and rise of New Right.

HIST350 The Soviet Union Sections

Political, social, and cultural history of the Soviet Union and post-Soviet successor states from 1900 to the present.

HIST355 Nineteenth Century Germany Sections

The political, social, and cultural history of modern Germany during the "long nineteenth century" (1780s to the early twentieth century).

HIST356 Twentieth-Century Germany Sections

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

HIST357 History of Mexico Sections

Examines themes in the last five hundred years of Mexican history, with an emphasis on the critical reading of primary sources and the use of a variety of texts that may include letters, diaries, paintings, photographs, novels, and movies.

HIST363 Europe in the Early Middle Ages Sections

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

HIST364 Europe in the Late Middle Ages Sections

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

HIST365 Europe During the Renaissance Sections

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.

HIST366 Europe During the Reformation Sections

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.

HIST367 Europe in the Age of the Enlightenment Sections

Europe during the age of the Enlightenment, from the end of the religious wars to the French Revolution, with emphasis on political, social, cultural, and intellectual changes in their global context.

HIST368 Europe in the 19th Century Sections

An investigation of main themes in European history from the French Revolution to the beginning of the 20th century. Topics of particular importance are: domestic politics; the interaction of states; the formation of new states; social and economic transformations affecting the whole civilization; major cultural expressions of the century.

HIST369 Europe, 1900-1950 Sections

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

HIST370 Europe Since 1950 Sections

Europe since the middle of the twentieth century. Themes include the Cold War, the development of separate social and political systems in Western and Eastern Europe, the emergence of the welfare state, and the problems of European integration.

HIST373 History of Hong Kong Sections

History, culture, and identities of Hong Kong from the early 1800s to the present.

HIST376 Modern Japanese History Since 1800 Sections

The building of a modern state, its crisis in the 1930s, and its postwar recovery; topics include business institutions, politics, imperialism, intellectual syncretism, social change, and Japan's growing influence in the world.

HIST378 History of Early China Sections

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.

HIST380C The Making of Modern China: Nationalism, War, Revolution - MODERN CHINA Sections

The history of China from 1800 to the present including the decline of the Qing empire, the rise of modern nationalism, foreign invasion, and China's multiple revolutions.

HIST382 Post-Colonial Southeast Asia Sections

The history of the Japanese occupation, wars of independence, international relations of the independent nation-states, and internal armed conflicts. Special attention will be paid to the wars in Vietnam, Indonesia, and East Timor.

HIST385 India from Raj to Republic Sections

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

HIST387 Voices from Medieval India Sections

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

HIST388 India in the Early Modern World: Mughals, Merchants, and Marauders Sections

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

HIST391 Human Rights in World History Sections

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

HIST393 Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science Sections

An examination of historical, conceptual, and methodological conditions of scientific knowledge through detailed consideration of important episodes in the history of science.

HIST394 Darwin, Evolution, and Modern History Sections

Darwin and the science of evolution in nineteenth and early twentieth century.

HIST402A Problems in International Relations - PRBS INTRNL RELN Sections

Selected topics such as trade, migration, diplomacy, war, migration, colonialism, and post- colonialism. Priority for registration to majors in History or International Relations.

HIST403A Seminar in the History of International Relations - INTRNATNL RELTNS Sections

Selected topics in the history of international relations. Priority for registration will be given to fourth-year majors in the International Relations and History programs.

HIST403B Seminar in the History of International Relations - INTRNATNL RELTNS Sections

Selected topics in the history of international relations. Priority for registration will be given to fourth-year majors in the International Relations and History programs.

HIST403E Seminar in the History of International Relations - INTRNATNL RELTNS Sections

Selected topics in the history of international relations. Priority for registration will be given to fourth-year majors in the International Relations and History programs.

HIST403H Seminar in the History of International Relations - INTRNATNL RELTNS Sections

Selected topics in the history of international relations. Priority for registration will be given to fourth-year majors in the International Relations and History programs.

HIST403J Seminar in the History of International Relations - INTRNATNL RELTNS Sections

Selected topics in the history of international relations. Priority for registration will be given to fourth-year majors in the International Relations and History programs.

HIST405 Diplomacy and Conflict in the Middle East, 1914 to the Present Sections

International relations in the Middle East in the aftermath of the Ottoman Empire, with special attention to the conflicts between Jews of Palestine/Israel and their Arab neighbours.

HIST408 U.S. Foreign Relations from Independence to World War II Sections

U.S. foreign policy and international history. Examines the American rise to power and political, economic, and cultural relationships between the United States and other peoples, organizations, and states worldwide.

HIST409 U.S. Foreign Relations since 1945 Sections

U.S. foreign policy and international history. Political, economic, and cultural relationships between the United States and other peoples, organizations, and states worldwide.

HIST413 Imagining the Nation: 19th- and 20th-Century Canada Sections

The political and intellectual history of the concept of the nation in French and English Canada, and the different forms of nationalism it inspired from the middle of the nineteenth century to the 1995 Quebec Referendum.

HIST418 The 1960s in Global Perspective Sections

The history of the 1960s from a transnational perspective: culture, social change, student activism, and global conflict.

HIST420A Topics in Canadian History - TPCS CAN HISTORY Sections

May include immigration, French-English relations, the growth of the state, health and welfare, or the family.

HIST421A Honours Tutorial - HONOURS TUTORIAL Sections

HIST421B Honours Tutorial - HONOURS TUTORIAL Sections

HIST421D Honours Tutorial - HONOURS TUTORIAL Sections

HIST425 War and Society Sections

Continuity and change in the relations of war and society, the connections between the economy, society, the military, and government in peacetime as well as war; not a course in military history.

HIST432 International Relations of the Great Powers in the Twentieth Century Sections

The international relations of the great powers from the end of the First World War to the end of the Cold War.

HIST433 Fourth-Year Honours Seminar Sections

HIST441 History of the Holocaust Sections

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

HIST444 Slave Societies in the Americas Sections

A comparative analysis of the institution of chattel slavery, its growth, its effects on slaves and masters, its relation to the larger society, and the causes of its decline, in the various cultures of the Americas.

HIST449 Honours Essay Sections

HIST450A Selected Topics in Latin American History - TOP-LAT AM HIST Sections

A study in depth of one major topic (such as the Cuban Revolution or Peronismo) in the recent history of Latin America.

HIST455 Gender and Sexuality in Latin America Sections

The construction of gender ideologies and gendered and sexual identities, including masculine, feminine, and transgendered, in modern Latin America.

HIST468A Topics in Comparative Indigenous History - COMP INDIG HIST Sections

Comparative interdisciplinary analysis of selected topics in Indigenous history in North America and beyong. HIST 302 or other background in the field is recommended.

HIST469 Aboriginal Title in British Columbia: History and Legacy Sections

Colonial land policy, Indigenous resistance and organizing, treaties, and court decisions. Some previous knowledge of Indigenous history is strongly recommended.

HIST483 Asian Migrations to the Americas Sections

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

HIST484 East Asian Military systems and warfare China Sections

Confucian societies are often thought of as ones in which the brush is mightier than the sword. In fact the military has been a crucial factor in East Asia, and warfare has been the engine which has driven many of the most significant changes in East Asian history. This course will look at the evolution of East Asian military systems, and at the impact of recurrent warfare on East Asia societies.

HIST490A Seminar for Majors in History - SEM FOR HIST MAJ Sections

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.

HIST490N Seminar for Majors in History - SEM FOR HIST MAJ Sections

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.

HIST490Q Seminar for Majors in History - SEM FOR HIST MAJ Sections

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.

HIST490R Seminar for Majors in History - SEM FOR HIST MAJ Sections

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.

HIST490T Seminar for Majors in History - SEM FOR HIST MAJ Sections

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.

HIST490Y Seminar for Majors in History - SEM FOR HIST MAJ Sections

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.

HIST547D Readings: Special Topics in History - SPEC TOPICS HIST Sections

HIST548D Historiography - HISTORIOGRAPHY Sections

HIST549 Master's Thesis Sections

HIST563 Methodology and Sources in Chinese History Sections

HIST568 Readings in Early Modern Japanese and World History Sections

HIST594 Readings in Aboriginal History Sections

HIST597A Topics in Comparative History - COMP HIST TOPICS Sections

HIST597B Topics in Comparative History - COMP HIST TOPICS Sections

HIST597C Topics in Comparative History - COMP HIST TOPICS Sections

HIST599 M.A. Research Seminar Sections

HIST649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

HIST699 Ph.D. Research Seminar Sections