History Courses 

HIST6005Directed Reading3 ch
HIST6006Report Reading Course3 ch
Report Reading Course with supervisor on subject of Report. A mark for this course will be assigned at the end of the second term, normally based on a written survey of the historiography related to the report topic.
HIST6007Thesis Reading Course3 ch
Thesis Reading Course with supervisor on subject of Thesis. A mark will be assigned for this course at the end of the second term, normally based on a written survey of the historiography related to the thesis topic.
HIST6015Themes in Early Modern History3 ch
This seminar will explore major themes of early Modern History (c. 1400-1815). Possible topics include: beliefs about religion; medicine and healing; gender, magic, the devil and witchcraft; attitudes towards non-western cultures; women’s history; and additional themes in social, cultural and political history.
HIST6025Themes in Modern European History3 ch
This seminar uses multiple themes to explore the history of Europe in the nineteenth century and twentieth centuries, including: political upheaval, cultural conflict, diplomacy, imperialism, gender and sexuality, everyday life, war and genocide, memory politics, and violence. Specific topics will vary from year to year, depending on student research interests. 
HIST6031Studies in Modern Italian History
Considers issues in the history and culture of Italy since 1861, such as nation-building, regional development, fascism, the role of women, foreign policy, military performance, the position of the church, and issues of corruption in society and government.
HIST6035European International History Since 19003 ch
Explores the relationship between the European states and Europea's place in the international system, over the course of the 20th century. The specific focus of the course may vary from year to year, but major topics typically include: Europe and the coming of the First World War; the diplomacy of War and peace making; the origins of the Second World War in Europe; and the European experience during the Cold War. Attention will be devoted to themes such as imperialism and the cultural Dimension of international affairs.
HIST6045Europe Since 19453 ch
Examines selected themes in the history of postwar Europe. Topics to be examined include: the impact of the Second World War and the Cold War; reconstruction; social, economic, and cultural change; the emergence of new social movements; the creation and collapse of the Soviet Bloc; immigration, European unification, and questions of identity at the end of the twentieth century.

HIST6155Problems in the Social History of the British Industrial Revolution: 1760-18403 ch
This course will consider some of the issues in early working class history, including popular disturbances, Luddism, leisure patterns and factory-discipline, the artisan in popular policies, crime, and religious revivals.
HIST6301The Making of Canadian History3 ch
A study of the Canadian historical tradition, which examines the evolution of the major approaches to the study of Canadian history, including the rise of regional history and social history, and contemporary debates over the ownership of the Canadian past.
HIST6302The History of Atlantic Canada
Examines themes in the political, economic, social and cultural history of the Atlantic region; analyses such topics as the evolution of government institutions and political systems, the development of industry and the use of natural resources.
HIST6345Canadian Working Class History3 ch
The course aims to introduce students to a broad range of topics of central importance to an understanding of the Canadian working-class experience. The seminar draws on the international literature dealing with the social history f work and examines the approaches and methodologies which have developed in the contexts of Canada and Atlantic Canada.
HIST6355Canadian Women's History3 ch
This course will start with an examination of why Canadian historians have systematically ignored women and of the theoretical literature dealing with women as a focus of historical study. It will then examine the recent scholarly literature and will end with a research project built around published sources.
HIST6375Canadian Social History3 ch
This seminar will examine the principal problems which have concerned Canadian and American social historians over the past generation and the approaches and interpretive frameworks which they have brought to the study of these problems. The approach will be historiographical: it is concerned with historians, the uses of history, and the kinds of explanations that have been offered of the past. The few seminars will provide an historical review of the major approaches to the study of North American societies. The remainder of the course will be offered in the form of proseminars examining the historiography of specific problems.
HIST6381Disrupting the Archives3 ch
This course will guide students in sources and methods by examining the social and cultural histories of those left outside formal systems of power, and who are, as a result, often poorly represented in standard historical narratives. Different themes will be stressed with each iteration of this course, but the general emphasis will be on learning research practices that facilitate the writing of marginalized histories.
HIST6385North American Historical Demography
What was life like for ordinary people in North America during the 18th and 19th centuries? Students will become familiar with community studies and the ways in which various primary sources can be used to develop a portrait of a 19th century community. We will further examine how and why change occurred. How did the demographic structure of society change over time? What underlying forces precipitated those changes? To what extent did the people themselves control or influence the changes that took place in their society over time?
HIST6388Understanding the Virtual Past: Making Digital History3 ch
Will enable history graduate students to engage with the emerging field of digital history. Combining seminar discussions, archival and programming workshops, and individual web design, students will learn in theory and practice how virtual museum exhibits, historical websites and digital historical sources are shaped and can be accessed to shape historical consciousness, and create their own online content. Begins with several seminars built around the theoretical literature that critically examines forms of digital history, followed by workshops on the creation and maintenance of digital archives and hands-on workshops related to web content design. At the end of the course students gain an advanced understanding of the ways in which historical documents, artifacts, and other materials can be framed and reframed digitally to allow for new readings and interactions of the texts, artifacts and materials. Will conclude by requiring students to “make” digital history by: digitizing a historical source; create an interactive website; and prepare a theoretical analysis of their own process making digital history, assessing the ways in which new media creates and shapes historical consciousness.
HIST6435U.S. Foreign Relations Since 18983 ch
Considers the history and historiography of the encounters between Americans and foreign peoples from the war against Spain late in the nineteenth century to the war against terrorism early in the twenty-first century. Will focus on problems and controversies, both those embedded in the history itself and those that have arisen in its interpretation by historians. This reading-intensive seminar will acquaint students with a variety of approaches to the study of international affairs.
HIST6445The Native-European Encounter3 ch
The course in North American colonial history examines the contact between Europeans and Amerindians in historical perspective. Methodologically, it will consider examples of a fairly broad historiography, as well as documentary evidence focused largely on the British-Native encounter in New England and the Atlantic Provinces in the eighteenth century. Themes will include native and colonial cultures and cultural interaction, the fur trade, alliance systems, British and French colonial policies, conflict, treaties, and the division of land.
HIST6481American Economic History in the Twentieth Century3 ch
Explores the economic history of the United States in the last century by focussing on labour, capital, ideology, politics and culture.

HIST6601African Diaspora and the Atlantic World: Historiographies and Historical Methodologies3ch
This graduate seminar will introduce students to the historiographies and methodological dimensions of the Atlantic World and the African Diaspora in a critical comparative perspective. This course will introduce students to thinking about the relationship between historiography on the one hand, and the context for the production of that historiography – namely, the 20th and 21st century political struggles and he race, class, and gender transformations of academia. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing.
HIST6605Themes in Atlantic History3 ch
This seminar will explore major themes of Atlantic History (ca. 1450-1850). Possible topics include: migration, colonization, slavery, the African diaspora, European overseas expansion, law and sovereignty, overseas commerce, or any of large regions, e.g. the French Atlantic, The British Atlantic, the Portuguese Atlantic, the Spanish Atlantic, or the Dutch Atlantic.
HIST6725Canada and the Making of Culture3 ch
Examines selected themes in Canadian cultural history through an interdisciplinary lens. Emphasizes the study of culture through the historical emergence of social hierarchies based on class, gender, sexuality, racialization, and locality.
HIST6735History of Feminist Thought3 ch
This course is designed to cover diverse and complex approaches to feminism; it will become clear that to speak in the plural of feminisms is more accurate.
HIST6815Writing of the History of War in the Twentieth Century3 ch
The purpose of this course is to trace the development of writing in military history over the last 100 years through a chorological look at key writers and events in three distinct periods.
HIST6825Themes in Twentieth Century Warfare (formerly HIST 6805)3 ch
This course focuses on the state of modern military historical writing by looking at it through an assessment of various genres: a “state of the art” examination if you like students are reminded that the thrust of the course is on the nature of historical writing, not on specific historical events. This should be borne in mind when researching, writing and organizing papers and seminars.
HIST6835Themes in the History of Conflict3

Examines historical debates about the evolution of armed conflict. How has war effected change, and how does it connect to political, social, economic, geographical, and environmental trends and issues? Different topics and problems will be considered each time the course is taught, depending on the interests of the instructor and students.

HIST6841The Study of War Since 19453 ch
The seminar will examine the nature of war since 1945 through the historiography of its components, and the analysis of those components in specific conflicts.

HIST6842Intelligence in War and Diplomacy since 19453 ch
This course introduces graduate students to the study of the relationship of intelligence to the conduct of war and diplomacy during the Cold War period. It will explore the development of modern intelligence services through their historiography, and will focus on several key themes, such as analysis and estimates, intelligence failures, and covert action. The course is research-oriented and will require students to employ primary and secondary sources in preparation of papers. It also emphasises oral presentation and discussion.
HIST6843War and Diplomacy Field School3
This course examines research questions and debates in the field of modern multi-national, multi-domain warfare in the 20th century through an international site-based field school focused on the history of the Second World War in Sicily. Featured topics include the politics of coalition strategy, tension between military and diplomatic activity, modern warfare in a remote environment, through to humanitarian aid and reconstruction support, maintaining public order behind the front, and shaping the post-war world. The course examines these issues in 1943 Sicily specifically and how they connect across the 20th century and beyond. The course brings together students from Canada and the United States, both civilian and serving armed forces members.Prerequisites: None
HIST6851Naval Strategic History3 ch
This seminar examines several historical case studies (before 1974) involving the use of navies as instruments of national policy. Naval forces usually constitute a sovereign entity operating either in the international zone of the high seas, or within the coastal waters of other sovereign states. These are very powerful capacities, but most governments live on the land and are only indirectly affected by events at sea. This course will therefore focus on: changing naval technologies, and their significance for the capacity of navies to affect political objectives; the legal regime in which naval forces operate, and its implication for the strategic roles of navies; the methods and problems associated with naval forces in crisis management and deterrence; and the relationship of naval power with trade and empire. “Not intended for regular graduate students as part of their required courses without permission of the graduate committee of the History GAU”.
HIST6925Thinking History3 ch
Primarily a reading seminar, the course surveys current writing on the epistemological and methodological issues of historical practice and assesses history’s place in the spectrum of disciplines. (Required of all MA candidates.)
HIST6935Writing History3 ch

This writing workshop will provide an intensive introduction to the production of effective historical scholarship. All phases of the process of research, composition, and revision will be considered, including how to review and critique the work of other scholars. Students will be able to use the seminar to work on their own History projects.

HIST6945Doing History: Historical Research Methods & Practice3 ch
This course will train students in such historical research methods and practice as archival research, oral history, visual culture in historical source work, ethical practices in historical research, and historical data collection software such as GIS (geographic information system). The course is mandatory for all MA and PhD candidates, is taken in addition to the required 12 ch, and is evaluated by a CR/NCR.  
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