202 Western Canada: The Prairies
This survey examines the history of the Canadian prairies from pre-European contact to the present, including native peoples and European-native contact, the fur trade, exploration, colonization, Riel and the Metis, immigration, urbanization, social reform, war, the Great Depression, wheat and oil, and intellectual, social, and religious developments. Three credits.
204 Western Canada: British Columbia
This survey examines historical developments in British Columbia from pre-European contact to the present, including native peoples and European-native contact, exploration, colonization, immigration, ethnic diversiﬁcation, anti-Asian sentiment, the development of resource industries, the organization of labour, social reform, and war, as well as intellectual, social, and religious developments. Three credits.
207 History of Quebec
This course traces the political, economic, social, and cultural development of Quebec from the 16th century to the 1980s, focusing on the debates that have shaped historians’ interpretations of Quebec’s past. Credit will be granted for only one of HIST 207 and HIST 307. Six credits. Not offered 2012-2013.
209 The Maritime Provinces, 1500-1950
This survey examines the major political, social, cultural and economic developments in Maritime Canada. It will explore such topics as relations between Europeans and First Nations; the clash of empires; the Acadian expulsion; the impact of immigrant cultures; the Age of Sail; federation with Canada; industrialization; labour unrest; the historical experiences of African-Nova Scotians, Mi’kmaq, and Maritime women; out-migration; and political marginalization. Six credits.
213 A History of Canada: Pre-Confederation
This survey explores the main political, economic, and social themes in preconfederation Canadian history. Required for all history majors, joint majors, advanced majors, and honours students; optional for minors and students seeking a pair in history. It is not required for students who plan to enter education; other history courses can be used to satisfy the education program requirements. Normally, students should take both HIST 213 and 215 in the same academic year. Credit will be granted for only one of HIST 213 and HIST 200. Three credits.
215 A History of Canada: Post-Confederation
This survey explores the main political, economic, and social themes in postconfederation Canadian history. Required for all history majors, joint majors, advanced majors, and honours students; optional for minors and students seeking a pair in history. It is not required for students who plan to enter education; other history courses can be used to satisfy the education program requirements. Normally, students should take both HIST 213 and 215 in the same academic year. Credit will be granted for only one of HIST 215 and HIST 200. Three credits.
216 Modern France, 1789 to the Present
Explores French history from the end of the old regime to the present. Topics include the 1789 revolution and its aftermath, Napoleon, the July Monarchy, the Second Empire, class and gender in 19th Century France, the Third Republic, the Dreyfus Affair, the “Hollow Years” of the interwar era, the defeat of 1940 and the authoritarian Vichy Regime, decolonization and the rise of De Gaulle, and the role of feminism/memory/multiculturalism in postwar France with concentration on social, intellectual, cultural trends, and politics. Prerequisite: HIST 100 or 110 or permission of the instructor. Three credits. Not offered 2012-2013.
221 Medieval Russia
Topics include the origins of the Slavs; their adoption of Christianity; the establishment and development of the Kievan state; the coming of the Mongols and the Mongol “yoke”; the slow emergence of Muscovy; Ivan the Terrible and the Time of Troubles. Three credits. Not offered 2012-2013.
222 Imperial Russia
Topics include 17th-century Muscovy: the Romanovs, serfdom, schism, and territorial expansion; the 18th century: Peter the Great, Catherine II, and Westernization; and the 19th century: autocracy, culture, the abolition of serfdom, industrialization, the revolutionary movement, foreign policy, World War I and the collapse of tsarism; the revolution of 1917. Three credits. Not offered 2012-2013.
231 Europe’s Early Middle Ages
Concentrating on the years between 300 and 1050, this course traces the political, social, religious and cultural changes within Europe in the period traditionally, and wrongly, called the Dark Ages. Topics include the spread of Christianity, the end of Roman dominance, Germanic migrations, the spread of Islam, Norse explorations and conquests and the Carolingian Empire. Weekly discussions of primary and secondary sources situate more focused studies of individuals or societies within broad political and social landscapes. Credit will be granted for only one of HIST 231 and HIST 230. Three credits.
232 Europe’s High and Late Middle Ages
Concentrating on the years between 1000 and 1521, this course explores the political, social, religious and cultural experiences of medieval peoples and societies in the High and Late Middle Ages. Topics include the 11th century agricultural revolution, re-urbanization, the “second conversion” and its consequences, Christian, Muslim and Jewish interactions in Europe and the Levant, the Black Death and its aftermath, heresy and the early Reformation. Weekly discussions of primary and secondary sources situate more focused studies of individuals and societies within broad political and social landscapes. Credit will be granted for only one of HIST 232 and HIST 230. Three credits. Not offered 2012-2013.
233 French Imperialism
This course examines the history of French Imperialism during the 19th and 20th centuries in the Maghreb, Africa, Asia, and the Paciﬁc. It explores various themes associated with colonial politics, society, economy, and culture, including the historiography of French imperialism, the construction and maintenance of the colonial governing system, the gendered nature of colonial discourse and practice, the social impact of religious customs in various locations within the empire, racial hierarchies and concomitant administrative repression, colonial representations in metropolitan French culture, and nationalist movements and revolts before and during the era of decolonization. Prerequisite: HIST 100 or 110 or permission of the instructor. Three credits.
235 Introduction to South Asian History
An introduction to the history of the people and states of the Indian sub-continent, beginning with the arrival of the Mughals in the sixteenth century and ending with decolonization and partition in 1947. South Asia’s political, social, economic and cultural development has been described as syncretic; in this course we will examine ways in which multiple cultures have both shaped and been shaped by encounters with the subcontinent in the early modern and modern eras. Three credits
242 The United States Before 1865
A survey of the US from colonial times to the Civil War. Topics include Aboriginal beginnings; Atlantic migrations; colonization; religious thought and institutions; the colonies’ role in the British Empire; the War of Independence; territorial expansion and frontier experience; the birth and extension of the party system; slavery; sectionalism; the Civil War. Three credits.
244 The United States After 1865
A survey of the US from the Reconstruction to the present. Topics include the Civil War and its aftermath; industrialization and urbanization; immigration and ethnicity; the two world wars and the US rise to world power; the Great Depression and the New Deal; 20th-century cultural and political antagonisms; the struggle for Black civil rights; the Cold War and the Vietnam War; the Watergate scandal. Three credits.
250 A Survey of German History from 1648 to the Present
This survey of German history emphasizes the 19th and 20th centuries. It includes topics such as the rise of Brandenburg-Prussia; German nationalism; Bismarck and the uniﬁcation of Germany; the industrial revolution and organized labour; the coming of the war in 1914; the revolution of 1918; the trials of democracy in the Weimar Republic; Hitler and Nazism; and Germany in a divided world. Six credits.
255 History of Colonial Latin America
Surveys Spanish and Portuguese America, 15th to the 19th centuries. Themes include the indigenous, African and Iberian heritages of Latin America; the clash of civilizations and conquest in the Americas; the interaction of diverse cultures and the creation of new societies; the social, economic and cultural evolution of colonial Latin America; the age of piracy and challenges to the Spanish and Portuguese empires; the rise of hierarchies and inequalities based on gender, sexuality, ethnicity and class; and the struggle for independence. Three credits.
256 History of Modern Latin America
Introduces the political, social, economic and cultural history of Latin America from independence to the present. Themes include the struggles for independence; the creation of new nations and cultures in the 19-century; the abolition of slavery; the struggles of indigenous peoples to preserve their culture; modernization in the late 19th century; the evolution of social classes and ideas about ethnicity, gender, and sexuality; economic dependency and neocolonialism; nationalism and revolution; foreign intervention in Latin America; and the contemporary impact of democratization and globalization. Three credits. Not offered 2012-2013.
261 Europe in the 19th Century
A survey of European history from the French Revolution to the end of the 19th century, covering the political, economic, social, intellectual, and cultural affairs of major European states. Credit will be granted for only one of HIST 261 and HIST 260. Three credits.
262 Europe in the 20th Century
A survey of European history from the early 20th century, covering the political, social, intellectual, and cultural affairs of major European states. Credit will be granted for only one of HIST 262 and HIST 260. Three credits. Not offered 2012-2013.
275 Modern Japan
Explores the motivations, policies, obstacles, and achievements of Japan’s economic, social, political, and cultural modernization in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the impact of the West; the fall of the Shogunate; the restoration of the Meiji emperor; imperialism; the 1930s economic depression; fascism and the road to World War II; World War II in the Paciﬁc; the post-war economic miracle; Japan’s role in international politics after 1945. Six credits. Not offered 2012-2013.
282 British History Since 1707
The aim of this survey is to introduce students to the political, social and economic history of Great Britain from the Acts of Union until the present post-Blair era. Three credits.
283 The British Empire
Britain was the world’s ﬁrst modern superpower. It dominated the world politically, economically, militarily and culturally. This course will examine both the measurables of imperial economic and political domination, but also the intangibles; Britons themselves came to believe that they exempliﬁed national characteristics that denoted imperial rulers. What all led to that mindset, and how was that viewed by subject populations? Regional studies will enable us to understand the relationship between metropole and settlers and administrators and colonial populations. Three credits. Not offered 2012-2013.
298 Selected Topics
The topic for 2012-2013 is Crusades and Their Cultures. This class explores history of the medieval religious wars that are now known as the crusades. Although often treated collectively, these wars differed greatly in character, from penitential crusades to the holy land to disciplinary crusades against the Cathars and Hussites, to the economic war of aggression that was the Fourth Crusade. Organized as a brief chronological survey of the crusades from 1096 to 1430, the course will also examine various themes in recent crusade historiography. Three credits.