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HIST 100s


HIST 102 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006196
War and Society in Europe, 1914-1945
This course explores the impact of World Wars I and II on European society, with a special emphasis on the experiences of the ordinary person.
Antireq: HIST 102C

HIST 103 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006208
Canadian History Through Biography
An examination through lectures and film of the lives of Canadian men and women who have played formative roles in developing the Canadian nation. Examples will be drawn from such areas as politics, religion, business and labour, social reform, arts and entertainment, and sports.
Antireq: HIST 102E
Also offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 104 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006209
An Introduction to Western Intellectual History Since the Renaissance
An exploration of some of the questions and answers posed by thinkers on the human predicament from Renaissance and Reformation times to the modern period. Readings range from Luther to J.P. Sartre, Shakespeare to Marx and Freud.

HIST 105 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012594
Rock 'n' Roll and US History
This course explores the politics, culture, media, race relations, and gender relations of the United States after 1945 through the lens of rock and roll.

HIST 106 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006211
Canada and War in the Twentieth Century
This course will introduce students to the ways in which historians have examined Canada's military experience in this century. Beginning with the Boer War, and continuing through the two World Wars and the post-war era, students will examine the political, social, as well as military effects of war on Canada.

HIST 109 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 014151
Ten Days That Shook the World
Focusing on ten different days that forever transformed the world's history, this course introduces first-year students to moments of dramatic change in diverse time periods and places. Topics may include the Fall of Ancient and Modern Regimes; the Age of Discovery; Religious Cataclysm; Revolutionary Wars; Technological, Intellectual, and Scientific Inventions. Students are introduced to the differing methods that historians use to understand the past.
Antireq: HIST 191 taken Fall 2011 or Fall 2012

HIST 110 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 010208
A History of the Western World I
This course will survey the emergence and development of the Western world, from prehistory to 1715. Complementing the chronological and narrative overview of western culture and civilization will be thematic surveys of developments in the arts and humanities, science and socio-political structures.

HIST 111 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 010209
A History of the Western World II
This course will survey the emergence and development of the Western world from the 17th century to the present. Complementing the chronological and narrative overview of western culture and civilization will be thematic surveys of developments in the arts and humanities, science, and socio-political structures.

HIST 113 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 010343
Canadian Business History: Innovators and Entrepreneurs
This course examines the role of individuals in the growth of business in Canada. While there will be general examination of Canadian economic development, the principal focus will fall upon leading Canadian business persons and their interests and innovations. The relationship to the state of business, the place of education, and the impact of immigration are other topics that the course will consider.

HIST 115 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012629
Crusading in the Middle Ages
This course examines the historical events and cultural assumptions that led to the European phenomenon of crusading, or holy war, between 1095 and 1453.
(Cross-listed with MEDVL 115)

HIST 120 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 011154
The United States at War, 1861-1945
This course will explore the social, cultural, and military impact of the Civil War and World Wars I and II on American society.

HIST 191 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 013716
Special Topics in History
One or more topics courses will be offered from time-to-time as announced by the History Department and geared to first-year students. Topics will be dependent upon special interest and/or instructional interests by non-regular or visiting faculty.

HIST 200s


HIST 200 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006220
History and Film
An introduction to issues in modern cultural history through the study of selected narratives and documentary films with supplementary reading, lectures and discussions.
Also offered Online

HIST 201 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012751
Columbus and After: New Worlds in the Americas, 1492-1680
Beginning with Columbus, this course introduces the history of early America as it was shaped by the encounters between colonizers and colonized. Particular attention is paid to the varied nature of these encounters, and their contested interpretation by historians and others.

HIST 205 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006230
History of Western Sport
This course considers the historical impact of Western sport. It traces the history from individual play through amateurism to professionalism, big business, and media. It examines sport's social role within local, national, and international communities, and its relationship to class, gender, leisure, race, and politics.
(Cross-listed with REC 202)

HIST 206 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012596
The Victorian Age
During the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901), Britain experienced profound change with the expansion of its population, industry and empire. Poverty, gender and racial discrimination persisted in spite of a marked expansion in political rights. This course will address both progressive and regressive forces during this era, focusing on issues of culture, politics, imperialism, and society.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

HIST 209 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006239
Health, Disease and Medicine in Canadian History, 1500 to the Present
Starting with Amerindian medicine, the course will examine topics such as the rise of the medical and nursing professions, changing public attitudes to health and disease, and the evolution of the Canadian health insurance system.

HIST 210 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006241
History of Ancient Law
An historical introduction to law in the Ancient world. Babylonian, Assyrian, Hittite and Roman law, legal practices and concepts will be examined.
(Cross-listed with CLAS 210)
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 211 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006243
British History to 1485
A survey of the main stages in the transition of Britain from a remote province of the Roman Empire to a prominent state in post-Reformation Europe. Within the chronological framework, political and constitutional as well as ecclesiastical and social developments will be examined.
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 213 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006246
A History of Popular Culture
This course introduces students to the history of Western popular culture and may include the study of popular literature, spectacle and performance, witchcraft, crime, sexual attitudes, consumption, sports, advertising and the media.

HIST 214 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012407
History of Women in the Modern United States
This course will examine women's social, political, cultural, and economic position in the United States from 1920 to the present. We will study the evolving understandings of women's "proper place" in society, which has varied based upon race, class, ethnicity, and region. We will consider women's daily lives and the forces that brought women into the public sphere. Topics covered will include women's political activism, legal position, sexuality, and paid and unpaid labour.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

HIST 215 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006251
Canadian Women in Historical Perspective
This course will focus on the interrelationship of women and Canadian society through an examination of women's private and public lives.

HIST 220 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006342
The Vietnam War and American Society
The Vietnam War, the longest war in U.S. history, was fought on two fronts, by American G.I.s abroad and anti-war protesters at home. Those two subjects, as well as a history of the war from Vietnamese perspectives, will be the focus of this course.
Antireq: HIST 317

HIST 221 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006263
Race Relations in Canada: An Historical Perspective
The "race problem" has appeared on the Canadian public agenda, but the issue is not of recent origin. This course will examine Euro-Canadian attitudes and practices toward non-European minorities from pioneer times to the present, and will set racial policies in the context of the evolution of a Canadian national identity.
Antireq: HIST 107

HIST 223 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006267
The Holocaust in History
An examination of the Holocaust in the context of the history of modern racism. Study topics will include historic anti-Judaism, scientific racism and the development of modern antisemitism, Nazi 'race' ideology, wartime policies from ghetto to genocide, resistance movements, Nuremberg trials, Holocaust denial, and universal lessons from the Holocaust.

HIST 224 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012983
Food, Culture, and History
This course will examine the role of foodstuffs and foodways in world history, with an emphasis on Canada in the 20th century. Themes such as colonialism, immigration, ethnic identity, religion, gender, famine, and political policy will be examined to explore how food, and its associated habits and customs, has been central to the evolution of cultural patterns of the past.
Offered at Conrad Grebel University College

HIST 225 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013734
History of Education in Canada
This course considers the development of education as an institution within Canadian society and provides an understanding of significant educational issues and policies from a historical perspective.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: ISS/SDS 205R
(Cross-listed with SDS 205R)

HIST 226 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 010212
Canada in World War II
The Canadian experience in World War II is still a subject of considerable debate. This course will employ lectures, films and discussion groups to examine the war's impact on the social, economic, political and military life of the country from 1939 to 1945.

HIST 227 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 013083
The French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe
This course will examine the causes and consequences of the French Revolution and the impact of Napoleon's reign in France and Europe.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

HIST 230 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012170
Introduction to the Modern Middle East
This course examines the modern political history of the Middle East, with an emphasis on international affairs. It examines the colonisation of the Middle East, the rise of national self-determination and nation-states, enduring Arab-Israeli conflicts, the Cold War, and the impact of US foreign policy in shaping the modern Middle East.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with PSCI 257)

HIST 231R DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 011391
The History of East Asian Communities in Canada
This course examines the evolution of the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean communities in Canada as well as their significance for Canadian economic, social, and political life in the 19th and 20th centuries.
(Cross-listed with EASIA 220R)

HIST 232 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011120
A History of Peace Movements
A survey of individuals and groups that have created popular movements for peace globally and locally throughout history. The scope will be international, with a particular focus on the nineteenth and twentieth century movements. The choice of peace movements will allow for a contrast in comparison of ideology, strategy and impact.
(Cross-listed with PACS 203)

HIST 234 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 008323
The Catholic Church in Canada
An examination of the role played by the Church in the social, political, and economic life of Canada from 1867 to the present.
[Note: This course fulfills an Area 2B requirement for Religious Studies majors.]
(Cross-listed with RS 245)
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 235 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 008318
History of Christianity
The development of Christianity in its Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant traditions from the time of Christ to the present.
[Note: This course fulfills an Area 2B requirement for Religious Studies majors.]
(Cross-listed with RS 240)

HIST 236 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006194
Law and Society in the Middle Ages
A study of the laws and legal procedures of the Middle Ages. The course examines the relationship between legal procedures and institutions and the medieval societies that produced them.
[Note: Formerly HIST 101]
Prereq: Level at least 2A
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 237 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006279
The Ancient Near East and Egypt
A study of the civilizations of the Ancient Near East focusing on Mesopotamia (Sumer and Akkad, the Babylonian Dynasty and the Third Dynasty of Ur), Hatti, Assyria, Egypt and Persia.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with CLAS 237)
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 239 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006281
History of Modern China, 1911 to the Present
Some of the topics studied in this course include: the three stages of warlordism, the May Fourth Movement and the structure of society in the People's Republic of China.

HIST 242 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004278
Greek History
A survey of ancient Greek history, from the Bronze Age to Alexander the Great, emphasizing particularly its political and military aspects.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with CLAS 251)

HIST 243 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006285
European Business History: From Workshop to Factory and Beyond
This course examines the changing nature of work and the workplace in Europe and the impact of those changes on European society. The objective of this course is to develop a better understanding of today's workplace and its challenges by exploring its historical roots and the forces that gave it shape.

HIST 247 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006291
Mennonite History: A Survey
This course covers Mennonite origins, teachings, migrations, settlement patterns, divisions, leaders, institutions, and religious and social practices, indeed all facets of Mennonite history in various national settings.
Offered at Conrad Grebel University College
Also offered Online

HIST 250 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006298
The Art and Craft of History
This course will provide a collegial learning setting within which students will be introduced to techniques of historical writing and research, and some examples of the best of recent historical scholarship.
Prereq: Level at least 2A History

HIST 252 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004279
Roman History
A survey of ancient Roman history, from the Republic to the Empire, emphasizing particularly its political and military aspects.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with CLAS 252)

HIST 253 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006302
Canadian History: The Colonial Period
This course examines the major themes in pre-Confederation Canadian history including the rise and fall of New France, the creation of British North American societies in the Maritimes and Upper Canada, and economic and political development.

HIST 254 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006304
Canadian History: The National Period
This course examines Confederation, the rise of political parties, Canadian external relations, Western discontent, the impact of both world wars, and political and economic changes in Canada since 1867.

HIST 255 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 014392
History of Childhood and Youth in Canada
This course offers a Canadian history of childhood and youth. While childhood may seem like a timeless, eternal concept, it is actually a modern one. This course considers age as a category of analysis, complementing other key concepts such as gender, class, and ethnicity/race.
Antireq: HIST 291 (section 001) taken Fall 2012; SDS 220R

HIST 257 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006309
America Until 1877
This historical survey focuses on the emergence of the United States as a nation. The topics explored may include indigenous peoples, slavery, race, gender, labour, immigration, urbanization, culture, sectionalism, politics, and ideologies.

HIST 258 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006310
United States Since 1877
This course begins in the aftermath of the Civil War and ends at the present day. Topics may include major social movements, the place of the United States in world politics, immigration and imperialism, and the economy.

HIST 260 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006314
Europe: 410-1303
The political, cultural, economic and ecclesiastical development of Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire to the end of the High Middle Ages.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with MEDVL 260)
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 262 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006316
Early Modern Europe 1450-1700
This course examines European life in the Early Modern Period (1450-1700) and investigates the social, political, religious, and intellectual changes during the Renaissance, the Reformations, and the era of explorations.

HIST 263 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006317
Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
This period marked the emergence of modern-day Europe. The course will focus on the way in which European society, politics, and culture changed, and why. It will also examine the continent's descent into dictatorship and two world wars.

HIST 264 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006318
Western Europe Since 1945
Western Europe since the end of World War II. Focus will be on the Cold War, political and social movements.

HIST 265 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 011792
Eastern Europe Since 1945
An introduction to the social, economic and political history of the countries of Eastern Europe since 1945. Topics may include the implementation of Communism, daily life, the secret police, women, opposition, and revolution.

HIST 266 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012316
The British Empire 1857-1956
This course assesses the transformation of the British Empire from its position of comparative strength in the mid-nineteenth century to de-colonization and the emergence of the Commonwealth after the Second World War. Topics of study include systems of power and control, the impact of Empire at home, and the manner in which imperialism influenced colonial subjects.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

HIST 268 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012597
A Comparative History of Empires
This course examines the role of empires in modern history. It will examine how empires were formed, how they functioned, how they were resisted, and how they collapsed. While the focus will be on the European empires, we will also assess other examples, including the empires of the Ottomans, the Japanese, the Chinese, and the United States.
[Note: Formerly HIST 114]
Prereq: Level at least 2A

HIST 269 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014393
Aboriginal History of Canada
This course examines the history of aboriginal peoples within Canada from before contact to the present. It emphasizes the relationship between aboriginal peoples (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) and settler society, forms of indigenous resistance and assertions of rights, the diverse nature of communities and cultures, and the relationship between local and national histories.
Anitreq: HIST 291 (section 002) taken Fall 2012

HIST 271 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 014394
The Histories of Indigenous Peoples in the Local and Global World
This course examines the histories of indigenous peoples from around the world, covering areas such as educational assimilation, the internationalization of indigenous rights, lands and resource development conflicts, indigenous-state relations, language and cultural revitalization, and international political activism. We will examine local Indigenous histories and place these experiences into the larger global context.
Prereq: Level at least 2A;
Antireq: HIST 391, section 003 taken Winter 2013

HIST 275 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006219
The Modern World in Historical Perspective
This survey of the 20th century explores the non-Western world's response to a series of selected global themes: the rise of the West; post-colonialism; war and peace; human migration; culture; international organizations; climate change; human rights; disease and globalization.
[Note: Formerly HIST 130]
Prereq: Level at least 2A

HIST 277 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 011574
Canadian Legal History
This course examines the Canadian Legal system from colonial time to the present with particular emphasis on such themes as law and the economy, courts and judiciary, the legal profession, family and criminal law, women and the law, and civil liberties.
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 278 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012630
The USSR and World War II: The Great Patriotic War
This course examines the Soviet experience during World War II. It will consider such themes as the impact of totalitarian state systems and radical ideologies on the war; racial genocide; the wartime economy; resistance and collaboration; relations with the Western Allies; and the specific problems of a multiethnic state at war.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

HIST 282 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 013925
History of Modern South Asia 1750-2000
This course provides an overview of the political developments and conflicts that have shaped modern South Asia from 1750 to 2000 through an examination of the regions' cultures, political systems, encounters with Western imperialism, nationalist movements, and the impact of the Cold War.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: HIST 291 taken Fall 2009, Winter 2011.
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 291 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012065
Special Topics in History
One or more term courses will be offered from time to time as announced by the History Department. Topics will be dependent upon special research and/or instructional interests of faculty.

HIST 300s


HIST 300 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006327
History and the Human Sciences
This introduction to historiography traces the relationship between history and other human sciences (anthropology, economics, literature, philosophy, and sociology) since the 19th century. In addition to strengthening critical skills, it offers interdisciplinary perspectives on problems of objectivity, documentary evidence, forms of story-telling, and causal explanations.
Prereq: Level at least 3A History

HIST 302 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 014395
Public History: Remembering and Forgetting in Canada and Beyond
This course critically examines the many sites of historical production in the Waterloo region, across Canada, and in international contexts. Students will become familiar with the growing scholarly literature on public history and social memory and will engage in the production of their own public history project.
Prereq: Level at least 3A;
Antireq: HIST 291, section 002 taken Winter 2013

HIST 303 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 014396
Digital History
Digital history, the application of new and emerging technologies to the study of history, is an exciting new field. This course explores the literature on digital history and then puts theory into practice by exploring the digital collection, evaluation, and production of historical knowledge.
Prereq: Level at least 3A;
Antireq: HIST 291, section 001 taken Winter 2013

HIST 304 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 008378
Heresy and Religious Crises in Late Medieval Europe
An exploration of the impact of social crises on late medieval religious modes of expression. Topics will include the Great Famine, the Black Death, the Avignon Papacy and Western Schism, the development of heretical movements, and the eventual disintegration of European religious unity.
[Note: This course fulfills the Area 2B requirement for Religious Studies majors.]
Prereq: Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with MEDVL 304, RS 342)
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 305 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 014469
Historical Memory and National Identity
What factors create a national identity: historical events or socially-constructed historical memory? By analyzing key themes such as elite and popular culture, historical sites and commemorations, sports, and iconic public events like the Centennial and Expo 67, this course will demonstrate how Canadians have created a series of evolving national identities.
Antireq: HIST 391 (section 001) taken Winter 2012, HIST 391 (section 001) taken Winter 2013

HIST 309 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 011393
The Discourse of Dissent
A study of the social, historical, and rhetorical dimensions of collective action. Topics may include health and welfare movements, civil rights and anti-war protests, and environmentalism.
(Cross-listed with ENGL 309G, SPCOM 434)

HIST 310 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006255
The American West: Legend and Reality
An exploration of westward expansion in the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries and its impact on American popular imagination. Themes will include explorations, indigenous peoples, labor, women, violence, and frontier culture.
[Note: Formerly HIST 216].
Prereq: Level at least 2B

HIST 311 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012595
International Relations, 1890-1951
This course examines the international relations of the great powers from the rise of Wilhelmine Germany in the 1890s to the first steps of European integration in the early 1950s. Attention will be paid to the formation of foreign policy, alliances, leadership, war-making, and peace-making.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

HIST 313 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012364
History of the Family in North America
This course will consider the history of private interactions between family members in North America, as well as the family's relationship to public forces such as politics, the law, social movements, and the economy. Other topics covered in this course include changing conventions of courtship and dating, marriage, divorce, parenthood, and childhood.
Prereq: Level at least 2B

HIST 314 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012315
The American Civil Rights Movement
This course will explore the Civil Rights movement in the United States from the 1950s to the 1970s. Topics will include the origins and evolution of the movement, tactics, key figures, and the role of the federal government.
Prereq: Level at least 2B

HIST 315 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012714
Foreign Relations of the United States since 1900
This course examines the history of foreign relations of the United States from the "Age of Imperialism" through the "War on Terror". Topics will include the Great War, Wilsonianism, World War II, the Cold War, human rights, and post 9/11 U.S. foreign policies.
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: HIST 208/280

HIST 316 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012631
The Russian Revolution
This course will trace the history of the Russian Revolution from 1861 to 1924. It will examine the root causes of the Revolution, the rise of the Bolshevik Party and its seizure of power, and the ensuing civil war, culminating in the establishment of a communist dictatorship.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

HIST 317 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 013234
History of Sexuality: The Pre-Modern Period
This course introduces students to the history of Western sexuality, beginning with the ancient world and focusing primarily on the Middle Ages and the transition to modernity.
Prereq: At least one HIST course; Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with SMF 317)

HIST 318 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012964
History of Sexuality: The Modern Period
This seminar introduces students to the history of Western sexuality. The course focuses on the 19th and 20th centuries.
Prereq: At least one HIST course; Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with SMF 318)

HIST 321 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006346
Human Rights in Historical Perspective
A detailed analysis of selected topics in the history of human rights. Special attention will be paid to revolutionary developments since World War II, and to the emergence of modern human rights policies. Topics will be examined through assigned readings, lectures, and films.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

HIST 329 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006352
Origins of the Common Law
A study of the common law of England from its introduction in the 11th century to the 15th century. Original documents and court cases will be examined.
Prereq: HIST 236
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 340 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006359
A Social History of Europe: 1789-1914
European society amidst the dramatic changes of the 19th century. Emphasis is given to the impact of the French and industrial revolutions on class, the family, religion, and living conditions.

HIST 341 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006360
Occupied Europe, 1938-1945
This course will examine the nature and impact of Nazi occupation on Western and Eastern Europe preceding and during World War II and the responses of the people occupied.

HIST 347 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 014231
Witches, Wives, and Whores
This course explores the ways in which Early Modern European women experienced, participated in, shaped, and responded to the world they inhabited. It investigates the ways in which women negotiated the Early Modern world as it unfolded in the Renaissance, the Reformation, European encounters around the world, and the challenges of everyday life.
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: HIST 391 section 002 Winter 2012, section 001, Fall 2012
(Cross-listed with WS 347)

HIST 348 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 008377
The Radical Reformation
A study of 16th century Anabaptism -- a religious Reformation movement dissenting from both Protestantism and Roman Catholicism -- its origins, its social, political, and theological content; and its relationship to such independent dissenters as Sebastian Franck.
[Note: This course fulfills the Area 2B requirement for Religious Studies majors.]
(Cross-listed with RS 344)
Offered at Conrad Grebel University College

HIST 350 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006296
Canada and the Americas
This course will examine the economic, cultural, and diplomatic aspects of Canada's relationship with the United States, Latin America, and the Commonwealth Caribbean from the time of the American Revolution to the present.
[Note: Formerly HIST 249]
Prereq: Level at least 3A

HIST 351 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 010213
Canada: The Immigrant Experience
Immigrants and immigration have always been central to Canadians' perceptions of themselves as a country and as a society. This course will examine the immigrant experience and Canada's changing policies and attitudes toward immigration and immigrants from New France to the present.
Antireq: HIST 251

HIST 356 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006372
20th Century Russia and History of the Soviet Union
This course examines the history of Russia and the Soviet Union from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Topics include: origins and nature of the Russian Revolution, communist society, Stalinism, the Cold War, and impact of the communist experience on contemporary Russia.
Prereq: Level at least 2B

HIST 358 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006373
Nazi Germany
An examination of the social, economic and political history of Nazi Germany. Topics may include the rise of the Nazis, the secret police, war, population policies and mass murder, culture, and women.

HIST 369 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012944
The Politics of Decolonization
This course examines the break-up of empires in the mid/late 20th century, and assesses how the colonial experience has shaped relations between and among former imperial polities to the present. Focus is given to questions of political identity in colonial and post-colonial societies, and how these identities shape current political challenges.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with PSCI 369)

HIST 371 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 011384
Ireland Before the Famine
A focus on social and economic determinants of Irish History from the Penal Era to the 19th century struggle for Catholic emancipation and the Great Famine.
[Note: Formerly HIST 271]
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 372 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 011385
Ireland After the Famine
An exploration of the political, social and cultural history of Ireland from the Famine to the end of the 20th century including the formation of the Irish State, the Republic and the "Troubles".
[Note: Formerly HIST 272]
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 374 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006377
Canada's Social History
A topical consideration of key themes, approaches, and chronologies in the history of society in Canada.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: HIST 274

HIST 379 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006380
Reformation History
A study of the major 16th century reformers, and their intellectual background in humanism and late medieval scholasticism. Special attention will be given to the Lutheran and Reformed traditions, and their ideological, social, and political expressions.
[Note: This course fulfills an Area 2B requirement for RS majors.]
(Cross-listed with RS 343)
Offered at Conrad Grebel University College

HIST 380 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012317
History of the Canadian North: From Pre-contact to the Creation of Nunavut
The idea of "northerness" is central to our national identity, yet few "southern" Canadians have an appreciation of the historical development of Northern Canada. This course will focus on political, social, cultural, and environmental histories, and will introduce students to major themes in Canadian Northern history, from pre-contact to the creation of the territory of Nunavut in 1999.
Prereq: Level at least 2B
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 385 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006381
From Macdonald to Laurier: Canada, 1841-1921
A topical examination of major political and social developments over this eighty year period. These include Irish immigration, Confederation, the Riel rebellions, social reform, the development of labour and business, and the Boer and First World Wars.
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 388 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006384
Modern Canada
Lectures, tutorials and independent research will provide a decade-by-decade examination of the central social, political and economic themes that have helped characterize "modern Canada".

HIST 389 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006385
Canada in World Affairs
An analytical and historical examination of Canadian foreign policy in the international system. Domestic sources of Canadian foreign policy and international sources of Canadian foreign policy are examined in detail.

HIST 391 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012066
Special Topics in History
One or more term courses will be offered from time to time as announced by the History Department. Topics will be dependent upon special research and/or instructional interests of faculty.

HIST 397 RDG 0.50Course ID: 006390
Directed Studies in Special Topics
Study in a limited field under tutorial guidance. A high standard of written work will be expected.
Department Consent Required

HIST 398 RDG 0.50Course ID: 006392
Directed Studies in Special Topics
Study in a limited field under tutorial guidance. A high standard of written work will be expected.
Department Consent Required

HIST 400s


HIST 400A SEM 1.00Course ID: 006394
Early Modern Europe
Selected themes in the historiography of the study of Early Modern Europe.
[Note: No student may take more than two 400-level seminars with the same professor.]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours History or Joint History; or Level at least 3A Honours History (Arts and Business)

HIST 400B SEM 1.00Course ID: 014153
Early Modern Europe
Research seminar in particular topics related to the study of Early Modern European history.
[Note: No student may take more than two 400-level seminars with the same professor.]
Prereq: HIST 400A; Level at least 4A Honours History or Joint History; or Level at least 3A Honours History (Arts & Business)

HIST 401A SEM 1.00Course ID: 006396
European
Selected themes in the historiography of European history.
[Note: No student may take more than two 400 level seminars with the same professor.]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours History or Joint History; or Level at least 3A Honours History (Arts and Business)
Also offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 401B SEM 1.00Course ID: 006397
European
Research seminar in particular topics related to the study of European history.
[Note: No student may take more than two 400-level seminars with the same professor.]
Prereq: HIST 401A; Level at least 4A Honours History or Joint History; or Level at least 3A Honours History (Arts and Business)
Also offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 402A SEM 1.00Course ID: 012632
Medieval Europe
Selected themes in the historiography and methodology of medieval European history.
[Note: No student may take more than two 400 level seminars with the same professor.]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours History, Joint Honours, or Honours Medieval Studies; or Level at least 3A Honours History (Arts and Business); or Honours Medieval Studies (Arts and Business)
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 402B SEM 1.00Course ID: 012633
Medieval Europe
Research seminar in particular topics related to the study of European medieval history.
[Note: No student may take more than two 400 level seminars with the same professor.]
Prereq: HIST 402A; Level at least 4A Honours History, Joint Honours, or Honours Medieval Studies; or Level at least 3A Honours History (Arts and Business); or Honours Medieval Studies (Arts and Business)
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 403A SEM 1.00Course ID: 006400
Canadian
Selected themes in the historiography of Canadian history.
[Note: No student may take more than two 400 level seminars with the same professor.]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours History or Joint History; or Level at least 3A Honours History (Arts and Business)
Also offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 403B SEM 1.00Course ID: 006401
Canadian
Research seminar in particular topics related to the study of Canadian history.
[Note: No student may take more than two 400 level seminars with the same professor.]
Prereq: HIST 403A; Level at least 4A Honours History or Joint History; or Level at least 3A Honours History (Arts and Business)
Also offered at St. Jerome's University

HIST 407A SEM 1.00Course ID: 006404
Race in Modern History
Selected topics in the historiography of the study of "race" in modern history.
[Note: No student may take more than two 400 level seminars with the same professor.]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours History or Joint History; or Level at least 3A Honours History (Arts and Business)

HIST 407B SEM 1.00Course ID: 006405
Race in Modern History
Research seminar in particular topics related to the study of "race" in modern history.
[Note: No student may take more than two 400 level seminars with the same professor.]
Prereq: HIST 407A; Level at least 4A Honours History or Joint History; or Level at least 3A Honours History (Arts and Business)

HIST 409A SEM 1.00Course ID: 006406
American
Selected topics in the historiography of American history.
[Note: No student may take more than two 400 level seminars with the same professor.]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours History or Joint History; or Level at least 3A Honours History (Arts and Business)

HIST 409B SEM 1.00Course ID: 006407
American
Research seminar in particular topics related to the study of American history.
[Note: No student may take more than two 400 level seminars with the same professor.]
Prereq: HIST 409A; Level at least 4A Honours History or Joint History; or Level at least 3A Honours History (Arts and Business)

HIST 411A SEM 1.00Course ID: 014246
Senior Seminar - International
Selected topics in the historiography of international history.
[Note: No student may take more than two 400-level seminars with the same professor.]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours History or Joint History; or Level at least 3A Honours History (Arts and Business)

HIST 411B SEM 1.00Course ID: 014247
Senior Seminar - International
Research seminar in particular topics related to the study of international history.
[Note: No student may take more than two 400-level seminars with the same professor.]
Prereq: HIST 411A; Level at least 4A Honours History or Joint History; or Level at least 3A Honours History (Arts and Business)

HIST 491 RDG 1.00Course ID: 006416
Independent Study in Special Subjects
May substitute for either a 4th year 'A' or 'B' History seminar, and can be either a readings or research seminar. The topic is determined by the individual faculty member supervising the seminar, in consultation with the student.
[Note: A student may take only one of these seminars.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours History or Joint History; or Level at least 3A Honours History (Arts and Business)