This course examines themes in North American history from the sixteenth century to the 1860s, with a particular emphasis on the interaction of indigenous, European, and West African peoples and on the formation of new states. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Humanities-b) Monday Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:20AM Barclay 02.
This course examines people's lives in Canada from 1840 to the present. It combines economic structures and social experiences to document the domestic space of the home and the industrial workplace, as well as public sites of leisure and recreation, and the semi-public spaces of commerce and institutions. (Format: Lecture/Tutorial 3 Hours) (Distribution: Humanities-b) Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 9:50AM BARC 02.
This course continues HIST 2001, surveying with the same objectives the history of civilization among the peoples of western Eurasia from c.1300 to c.1600. It provides an introduction to the methods historians use to construe the past and training in the close reading and interpretation of contemporary documents. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Humanities-b) (Exclusion: HIST 2000; any version of HIST 2011 previously offered with a different title) Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 to 3:50PM Sir James Dunn Building 108.
This course examines the career of Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic era that followed his conquest of the eastern Mediterranean. The main themes include the goals of Alexander, the new political climate of kingship and patronage that he helped create, the interaction of the Greeks with the civilizations of Egypt and the East, and the integration of new cultural ideas into Greek society. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed as CLAS 2021 and may therefore count as 3 credits in either discipline.](Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Humanities-b) (Exclusion: HIST/CLAS 3011) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Barclay 02.
This course provides a comprehensive survey of thelong nineteenth century from 1789 to 1914. Themes include: revolution, war, intellectual and artistic developments, national unification, social conflict, and imperial rivalry and expansion. It emphasizes thinking about history through an examination of theoretical approaches and the interpretation of primary sources. (Format: Lecture/Tutorial 3 Hours) (Distribution: Humanities-b) (Exclusion: HIST 2010, HIST 2500) Monday Wednesday and Friday 8:30 to 9:20AM Sir James Dunn Building 108.
This course examines the socio-economic, political, and cultural life of Canada from the time of the first federal census in 1871 to the present. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Humanities-b) (Exclusion: HIST 2410, 3100, 3250) Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 to 2:20PM Avard Dixon G12.
This course introduces students to the main events, themes and issues of American history from the Civil War to the present. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: HIST 2510, 3650) Monday Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 10:20AM Avard Dixon 118.
This course treats the history of Europe from the disintegration of Roman imperial authority in the fifth century to the collapse of the Carolingian empire in the course of the ninth and early tenth centuries. Themes include: the establishment of Germanic successor kingdoms, development of the papacy, missionary activities to Christianize pagan peoples, and the reigns of Charlemagne and his descendants. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: HIST 3050; HIST 3141 Celtic and Germanic Europe to the Age of Charlemagne) Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 12:50PM Hart Hall 101.
This course examines Britains rise to world power from the mid-seventeenth to the late nineteenth century with special reference to foreign policy, naval supremacy, international economic influence and the acquisition of empire, together with its impact on both governors and governed. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: Any version of HIST 3231 previously offered with a different title) Monday Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 10:20AM Crabtree M2.
This course examines the major political, social, cultural and economic developments in Europe from the beginning of the century to the end of World War II. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: HIST 3390) Monday Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:20AM Sir James Dunn Building 108.
This course examines the political, religious, economic, and cultural development of Quebec since Confederation with particular emphasis on the growth of nationalism and the emergence of the sovereignty movement. (Format: Lecture/Tutorial 3 Hours)(Exclusion: Any version of HIST 3431 previously offered with a different title) Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 12:50PM Crabtree M2.
This course examines selected crises and challenges that shaped American public life during the 1920s and 1930s: the first generation gap; the Second Ku Klux Klan and other ultra-conservative reactions to modernity; aspects of popular culture, especially music; the Dust Bowl; the Great Depression and responses it evoked; and the development of industrial unionism. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: HIST 3520; HIST 3521; HIST 3991A-US during the 20s and 30s if taken in Winter 2011 or Winter 2012) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Sir James Dunn Building 106.
This course focuses on the emergence and legacy of communism in modern China, especially the legacy of Mao Zedong and his 50-year experiment in permanent revolution. With this in mind, we will also examine the degree to which Chinese-style communism represents a distinct change from previous forms of governance and social relationships. However, this thematic approach to examining revolutionary China must, by necessity, include an appreciation of how a variety of historical actors understood their own past as a first step toward acting in the present. Our study of China’s recent past will therefore focus primarily on politics, culture, and economics, but always with an eye to understanding the complex and oft-times uncomfortable relationship between the Chinese people and their own history.
This course explores the following topics, among others: liberalism, economic growth, political reform, Victorianism, class and gender relations, religious and cultural issues, and Britain in the world. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) Thursday 2:30 to 5:20PM Crabtree M3.
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.
This course focuses on the history of the modern American womens movement, beginning with a brief examination of the history of feminism in the pre-World War II United States and continuing through to an examination of responses and backlashes to the womens movement. Emphasis is given to the revolutionary character of that movement and the experience of American women as influenced by the movement. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) Wednesday 2:30 to 5:20PM Crabtree M2.
This course will use exchange as a common organizing theme. We will begin with a set of brief discussions about what makes us human and what distinguishes us from other animals. From there, we will explore different attitudes toward wealth, consumption, and luxury from a comparative perspective. The final part of the course will examine attitudinal changes in 18th century Europe and China and their impact on exchange and the emergence of the West. The central goal of this course is to provide students with a broader comparative understanding about how exchange in all its forms has shaped our modern world and the rules by which we interact with each other.