This course focuses on the expansion of Europe after the fifteenth century and the impact of that expansion on both Native peoples and on European civilization. Themes include the creation of a world economy, racial relations, the rise and fall of European power, the impact of technology, the growth of indigenous nationalism,and the legacy of European expansion. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Humanities-b) Monday Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 10:20AM Avard Dixon G12.
This course surveys the political and social history of ancient Greece and Rome with a focus on the themes of Law, Politics, War, and Society. It pays particular attention to Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.E. and to Rome under Caesar Augustus. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed as CLAS 1631 and may therefore count as 3 credits in either discipline.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Distribution: Humanities-b) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Sir James Dunn Building 113.
This course surveys womens lives in modern Europe from the Enlightenment until the twentieth century creation of the European Union. (Format: Lecture/Tutorial 3 Hours)(Exclusion: HIST 3361) Monday Wednesday and Friday 8:30 to 9:20AM Avard Dixon 118.
This course explores the processes by which people build arguments and make decisions based, in part, on a particular understanding of the past. By a series of case studies and grounded in the practice of evidence-based reasoning it demonstrates how history is a fundamental tool in many forms of decision-making and, therefore, why history matters. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Humanities-b) (Exclusion: HIST 1991 The Uses and Abuses of History) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Flemington 116.
This course surveys the history of mediaeval civilization from c.300 to c.1300. By investigating the changing ways the peoples of western Eurasia organized their political, social, and economic relationships and pursued, and frequently contested, ideals of learning, sacredness, and beauty, it provides an introduction to the methods historians use to construe the past, giving particular attention to the close reading and interpretation of contemporary documents. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Humanities-b) (Exclusion: HIST 2000; any version of HIST 2001 previously offered with a different title) Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 to 3:50PM Sir James Dunn Building 108.
This course introduces students to the political, socio-economic, and cultural history of Canada from the pre-European period to the first federal census. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Humanities-b) (Exclusion: HIST 2410, 3100, 3250) Monday Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:20AM Barclay 021.
This course introduces students to the main events, themes and issues of American history from the colonial period through the Civil War. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Humanities-b) (Exclusion: HIST 2510,3650) Monday Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 10:20AM Sir James Dunn Building 106.
This survey course focuses on the historical events and processes that led to the formation of modern Asia since the nineteenth century. Central to this story are the ways in which the peoples of this diverse region have struggled to understand, adapt to, and simultaneously re-define their understanding of what it means to be modern. (Format: Lecture/Tutorial, 3 Hours) (Distribution: Humanities-b) (Exclusion: HIST 2700; any version of HIST 2731 previously offered with a different title) Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 to 2:20PM Avard Dixon 112.
This course traces the decline of the aristocracy, the triumph of the middle classes, and the making of the working class in Britain during the early stages of capitalism and industrialization. The course also examines gender relations and analyses the notion of separate spheres. Particular attention is paid to the controversies among historians surrounding the nature of social transformation in Britain. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: HIST 3400; any version of HIST 3251 previously offered with a different title) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Crabtree M10.
This course examines major themes and issues in Continental European social and cultural history from the seventeenth century to the present. Topics include: identity formation; class and gender; community and nation; family, work and leisure; myth and memory; popular and high culture; and the emergence of mass consumer society. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: HIST 3360) Monday Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:20AM Hart Hall 319.
This course traces the development of political movements and ideas that are an integral part of the texture of modern Canada and that have been shaping influences on the direction and pace of social, intellectual, and economic life. (Format: Lecture/Tutorial 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Hart Hall 218.
This course examines the history of North America from the fifteenth century to the American Revolution. It focuses on the mainland colonies within the wider context of the Atlantic world. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: HIST 3550; any version of HIST 3511 previously offered with a different title) Monday Wednesday and Friday 12:30 to 1:20PM Hart Hall 218.
This course explores theoretical approaches to womens history through an examination of the role and experience of women in the United States from the Revolution to the present. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Sir James Dunn Building 106.
This course focuses on the essential methods of historical research and writing. (Format: Lectures/Tutorial 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 to 2:20PM Hart Hall 218.
This course provides thematic study of topics in modern history through the medium of film, both feature and documentary. It reads the films critically both as art forms and as historical documents. It places particular emphasis on what films tell us about the particular historical context in which they were created. [Note 1: This course may count as 3 credits in Art History.] (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) Monday 2:30 to 5:20PM Crabtree M3.
This course treats certain key themes in British imperial history: British identity, the nature and exercise of British power, the economics of empire, the ideology of imperialism, the development of colonial nationalism, and the experience of war. It traces these themes through the various geographical components of empire: India, Africa, the Americas, and the antipodes, to invite fruitful comparison of different imperial experiences over time and place. These prompt questions whether the British Empire was the product of purposeful development or of makeshift improvisation. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) Thursday 2:30 to 5:20PM Hart Hall 208.
This seminar considers key topics or themes in the history of Atlantic Canada from the pre-Contact period to the late twentieth century. Students also explore the concepts, methods, and sources used in this history, and how these and changing philosophies or theories of history have influenced the way scholars and others have researched and written about the past. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours)(Exclusion: HIST 4100) Monday 2:30 to 5:20PM Hart Hall 407.