History

NOTE: See the beginning of Section F for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.

History program description.

HIST1101European Experience3 ch
The course will introduce students to the history of of continental Europe and the goals and methods of historical studies. A flexible set of lectures, discussion periods and assignments will explore, social, cultural, economic, and political issues illustrative of a wide range of European experiences, as well as the central role of this continent in the shaping of our contemporary world.
HIST1301Canadian Historical Issues3 ch

This course is designed to introduce students to the methodology and techniques of historical study. It will focus on the historical background to current issues in Canadian society, culture and politics.

HIST1401The American Experience3 ch

HIST 1401 is an introductory course focusing on American Social History. Through lecture, discussion and written assignments, students will examine questions about how men and women make history, as well as questions about how history is shaped by those writing it. This course will offer students an opportunity to do historical research, improve communication skills, and develop a critical scholarly approach.

HIST1601Global History3 ch

Examines the global history of empire and capitalism from roughly 1492 to the present. 

HIST2101Europe & the world before 18003 ch (3C) [W]

A survey of important historical events prior to the modern age. 

HIST2102Europe & the World after 18003 ch (3C) [W]

A survey of important historical events in the modern era. Completion of HIST 2101 is recommended but not required. 

HIST2511The History and Politics of Latin American 3 ch [W]
Provides an overview of Latin American history and politics from colonialization to the 20th century. (cross-listed with POLS 2311).
HIST2514First Nations in North America to the War of 18123 ch [W]
This course will focus on the history of Indigenous Peoples in the context of early European exploration, the fur trade, missionization, and colonial policies.
HIST2515First Nations in North America since 18003 ch [W]
A History of First Nations focusing on economic, political, social, and cultural developments in the post-colonial context.
HIST3153Britain in the Age of the World Wars3 ch [W]
Examines the impact of the First and Second World Wars on British history, both on the battlefield and on the home front, with an emphasis on how total war transformed the economy, politics, religion and society.
HIST3301Canadian History Before Confederation3 ch (3C) [W]

A survey of Canadian history from the age of exploration through the Colonial era to the British North America Act of 1867.

HIST3302Canadian History Since Confederation3 ch (3C)

A survey from 1867 of western expansion, the growth of an industrial society, the wars of the 20th century to the re-examination of Confederation of the late 20th century. 

HIST3404U.S. History: Colony to Nation3 ch (3C) [W]

A general survey examining topics such as Puritan New England, native peoples and colonists, slavery, the American Revolution, and nationalism. 

HIST3405U.S History: Since Independence3 ch (3C) [W]

A general survey from the Revolution to the present examining topics such as territorial expansion, the Civil War, the Rise of corporate America, protest and reform movements, and the US in international affairs. 

HIST3555History of the Atlantic World (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

History of the Atlantic slave trade, plantation societies in the Caribbean region, Atlantic trade networks, the abolition of Atlantic slavery, and emancipation. 

HIST3577The History of the Caribbean Since 1492 (O)3 ch (3C)

A broad social, political, and economic overview of the Caribbean since 1942. 

HIST3591Latin American Revolutions3 ch [W]
Examines the origins and course of Latin American revolutions, especially the Mexican and Cuban revolution. (cross-listed with POLS 3344)
HIST3977Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: the 1960s in Historical Perspective3 ch (3C)
Examines the cultural, political and historical significance of the 1960s.
HIST4009Women in European History (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

A survey of the changing roles of women from the Middle Ages through modern industrialization. Studies major texts defining woman’s place in European society. Specific topics include attitudes to women, family and work patterns, education, and emerging public roles. 

HIST4011Early Modern Queens3 ch

Explores the roles of queen consorts, queen mothers, and queen regnants who wielded power directly and indirectly in early modern Europe. 

HIST4106The Rise of Facism and Nazism in Europe 1890s to 1945 (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

Examines nationalism, imperialism, antisemitism and biological racism. 

HIST4109War and Genocide: The Holocaust3 ch

Explores the development, implementation and impact of the Nazis “Final Solution” of the Jewish question during World War II. 

HIST4202England Under the Tudors (O)3 ch (3C)

Examines the events and conditions in England during the Tudor dynasty, 1485-1603, focusing on political, religious, intellectual, economic and social issues. 

HIST4203England Under the Stuarts 3 ch

Examines the changing political, intellectual, religious and social conditions in England from the reign of James I in 1603 to the end of the Glorious Revolution in 1688-89. 

HIST4205Britain, 1688-1760: The Age of Oligarchy (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

Analyzes the Glorious Revolution, the intellectual revolution of the late 17th century, the emergence of Britain as a military power, the union with Scotland, the Agricultural Revolution, the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, the Whig oligarchy and the social development and the cultural transformation of the period. 

HIST4221Elizabeth I 3 ch [W]
This upper level course focuses on the major themes in the life of Queen Elizabeth I, one of the most famous and mythological women in history. We will attempt to sort through the legacy of her father, Henry VIII, and ascertain the reasons for the fall of her mother, Anne Boleyn. We explore her turbulent relationship with her sister, Mary, which resulted in Elizabeth's stay in the Tower of London as a suspected traitor. From there we will examine some of the predominent themes in her reign: finding and preserving a religious settlment for the Church of England, her gender as both a "plus and a minus", the Elizabeth court, her relationship with Mary, Queen of Scotts, her fashioning of her image and how her reputation has been perceived subsequently.
HIST4303Women in Canadian History (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

Topics such as education, work and family, suffrage and women’s rights, sexuality and social reform, as well as feminism will be studied. Primary sources and gender theory will be examined. 

HIST4311Canada-U.S. Relations 1867-1945 (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

Examines the major themes in Canada-United States relations from Confederation until the end of World War II, specifically trade, diplomacy, military relations, and cultural issues, including how Americans and Canadians viewed each other’s societies. 

HIST4313Canada-United States Relations Since 1945 (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

This course examines Canadian-American Relations from 1945 to the Mulroney-Reagan era. It explores diplomatic, defence, economic, cultural and environmental issues. 

HIST4337Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco in North America3 ch

Examines the social history of alcohol, illegal drugs and tobacco in Canada and the United States, as well as state regulation and expert, medical and criminal justice responses to these substances. 

HIST4361Atlantic Provinces 1497-1784 (A)3 ch (3C)

A history of the Atlantic region of Canada from the time of earliest European explorations to the formation of the second Empire in North America.

HIST4371Murder in Canada: A Social and Legal History3 ch [W]
Examines the legal and expert response to homicide, patterns of homicide and the issue of capital punishment, from the colonial to the modern era.
HIST4377Social History of Crime in Canada (O)3 ch (3C)

Examines how Canadian society has perceived and reacted to crime and criminals from early Colonial times to the mid-twentieth century. 

HIST4381The Family and the State in North America (O)3 ch (3C)

Examines the economic and social functions of the family in the transition from pre-industrial to industrial society. Topics include the religious underpinnings of the family, gender relations, the role of laws and state regulation, the impact of social policy and the emergence of a North American “politics of the family”. 

HIST4382The City in North America (O)3 ch (3C)

Examines the development of the commercial, industrial, and post-industrial city in North America. 

HIST4383Police and Society in North America (O)3 ch (3C)

Examines the development of the “new Police” and its relationship to 19th and 20th century North American society. Themes include the European origins of policing, police reform, professionalization, labour relations, relations with minorities, political policing and private security. 

HIST4386Canadian Criminal Justice System (O)3 ch (3C)

An examination of the Canadian criminal justice system with an emphasis on criminal law, courts, police and corrections from the Colonial era to the mid-twentieth century. 

HIST4471Indigenous Peoples in America before 1800 (A)3 ch (2C 1S) [W]

This course will focus on the history of Native People in the post-contact period. Relationships based on missions, the fur trade, and colonization will be examined. 

HIST4473Native People in United States after 1800 (A)3 ch (2C 1S) [W]

This course will focus on government policies pertaining to Native People, beginning in the early National period. The history of Natives and Newcomers in the nineteenth century will be emphasized, although twentieth century issues will also be examined.

HIST4475The American South (A)3 ch (2C 1S)

Beginning with the arrival of the first settlers and their relationship with aboriginal peoples, through the development of a distinctive culture and society based on slavery, HIST 4475 will focus on social, intellectual, economic and political themes in southern history.

HIST4945Women, Science and Medicine (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

Focuses on the relationship between gender and science. Women's participation in science and medicine will be examined, as well as the philosophical and empirical underpinnings of science and medicine. Contemporary issues will be discussed, but the focus is historical, beginning with Aristotelian science and Hippocratic medicine. 

HIST4985The Revolutionary Experience I: Anarchism & Socialism (O)3 ch (3C)

Examines the historical context surrounding the emergence and development of radical leftist movements since 1848. 

HIST4986The Revolutionary Experience II: Student Movements from the French Revolution to the Present 3 ch

A comparative approach to student movement in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia.

 

HIST5000Honours Thesis6 ch [W]

Prerequisite: Honours admission.

HIST5905History: Theory and Practice3 ch (3S)

Introduces historical methodology, the process of historical research, and the influences on selected major historical studies. 

Prerequisite: Honours admission.

HIST5906Honours Seminar3 ch (3CS) [W]

Selected topics for Honours History students.

Prerequisite: Honours admission.