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The environment is not a passive backdrop upon which human history plays out. Humans and the rest of nature have a reciprocal relationship that influenced the past and continues to affect the present. This course thematically examines the historiography of North American environmental history with emphases on the quickening pace of change during the 19th and 20th centuries. Themes to be explored include agriculture and natural resources, parks and conservation, tourism, technologies and high modernism, art, food, urban environments, and Indigenous-Settler relationships. The class themes also integrate the intersection of socio-economic, racialized, and gendered identities. This course focuses on Canada and the United States but also considers other transnational and global environmental interactions because nature does not easily align itself with human-imposed political boundaries. Students will have the chance to explore a variety of material, visual, and textual sources.

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 M3.
This senior seminar explores some of the profound social, cultural, political and economic changes that transformed European life during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Topics vary from year to year. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) Monday 2:30 to 5:20PM Crabtree M3.
This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for HIST 3991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable) Monday Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:20AM Sir James Dunn Building 106.
This course focuses on the origins, evolution, and contemporaneity of Canadas Indian Act and policies. It also focusses on First Nations resistance and survivance and efforts to overturn these colonial acts and policies through time. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed CANA 3821 and may therefore count as 3 credits in either discipline](Format: Lecture 3 hours) Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 to 2:20PM Flemington 103.
This course treats the history of Christianity during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, an era when the unity of mediaeval western Christendom was driven by series of reformations; Protestant, Radical, and Catholic. It investigates the ecclesiastical, intellectual, political, and social circumstances and consequences of dramatic religious change. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed as RELG 3631 and may therefore count as three credits in either discipline.](Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: HIST 3131) Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 to 3:50PM Sir James Dunn Building 106.
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 draws upon both historical and theoretical perspectives to examine the diverse experiences, conditions and roles of women in Canada from Pre-confederation to the late twentieth century. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Bennett Building G03.
This course examines the expansion of the French empire in North America with particular emphasis on Indigenous peoples prior to and following European contact and the socio-economic and cultural life of the French colonies. (Format: Lecture/Tutorial 3 Hours)(Exclusion: Any version of HIST 3411 previously offered with a different title) Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 to 2:20PM Hart Hall 218.
This course explores the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada with a focus on the processes of colonialism, resistance, resurgence, and survivance. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed as HIST 2801 and may therefore count as 3 credits in either discipline] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Crabtree M10.
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 Sir James Dunn Building 106.
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 11:30 to 12:50PM Hart Hall 218.
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 treats the development of town life in Europe from the late tenth century through the fifteenth century. Themes include: social and political experimentation and organization, expansion of commerce and production, religious observance and intellectual life, and female experience of town life. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Humanities-b) Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 12:50PM Barclay 02.
This course examines peoples 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 Avard Dixon G12.
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 the new states. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: any version of HIST 1601 previously offered with a different title) (Distribution: Humanities-b) Monday Wednesday and Friday 12:30 to 1:20PM Sir James Dunn Building 113.