Department of History


Associate Professor and Chair B. Strang
Professor and Graduate Co-ordinator R. Harpelle
Professors R. Harpelle,
  S.S. Islam (Political Science),
  P. Jasen
Associate Professors L. Chambers (Women's Studies),
  T. Dufresne (Philosophy),
  R. Robson (Indigenous Learning),
  H.E.H. Smith (Women's Studies),
  V.C. Smith,
  B. Strang
Assistant Professors J.-Y. Bernard,
  G.E. Gillespie (Kinesiology),
  C.F. Young
Adjunct Professor J. Hudson
Professors Emeriti of History M.S. Chen,
  A.E. Epp,
  E.R. Zimmermann

MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN HISTORY

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Students who seek admission to the programs of study for the Master of Arts degree in History must meet the general requirements for graduate studies set by the University (see pages 267-269). Full-time students should apply for admission to the Cognate Paper Program or Course-Work Program. Part-time students are advised to pursue the Course-Work Program. At the end of the fall term of the first year, and in consultation with the Department, they will either continue in the Cognate Paper Program or Course-Work Program, or make a request to the department for permission to enter the Thesis Program. Students will normally be admitted to the fall term only.

Application deadline is February 1. Late applications may be considered for admission, but may not be considered for funding.

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

In addition to the Graduate Studies Regulations outlined on pages 267-269 of this calendar, students are also bound by the regulation below.

Period of Study (Time Limits)

As an exception to the Graduate Studies regulation regarding Period of Study, on page 268:
(a) Full-time students in the Cognate Paper program must complete their degree requirements within one-year from the start of the term of initial registration in the program.
(b) Part-time students are required to complete their degree requirements within three years from the start of the term of initial registration in the program.
(c) Students who change their status from full-time to part-time are allowed two terms registered full-time with one year registered part-time, or one term registered full-time with two years registered part-time, in order to complete their degree requirements.

 

PROGRAM


The Department offers a Thesis Program, a Cognate Paper Program, and a Course-Work Program leading to the Master of Arts.

Full-time students interested in the first two programs will enroll in three half-courses from: History 5111, History 5215, History 5311, History 5411, History 5511, History 5515, History 5611, History 5711, History 5731 or History 5771 in the Fall Term of study towards the Masters degree. At the end of the fall term and in consultation with the Department, they will either continue in the Cognate Paper Program or make a request to the department for permission to enter the Thesis Program.

Part-time students are advised to pursue the Course-Work Program.

A. THESIS PROGRAM
The thesis program consists of four FCEs:
(a) three half-courses chosen from: History 5111, History 5215, History 5311, History 5411, History 5511, History 5515, History 5611, History 5711, History 5731 or History 5771 in the fall term;
(b) one half-course from: History 5113, History 5217, History 5313, History 5413, History 5513, History 5517, History 5613, History 5713, History 5733 or History 5772 in the winter term, which must be the Research continuation of one of the three Topics courses completed in the Fall Term; as well as
(c) the thesis, History 5901 (equivalent to two FCEs).

Students will complete this program in 24 months of full-time study.

B. COGNATE PAPER PROGRAM
The cognate paper program consists of four FCEs:
(a) three of the following pairs of half-courses: History 5111 and History 5113; History 5215 and History 5217; History 5311 and History 5313; History 5411 and History 5413; History 5511 and History 5513; History 5515 and History 5517; History 5611 and History 5613; History 5711 and History 5713; History 5731 and History 5733; or History 5771 and 5772; as well as
(b) the cognate paper, History 5820 (one full course).

Students will complete this program in 12 months of full-time study.

C. COURSE-WORK PROGRAM
The course-work program consists of four FCES:
(a) four of the following pairs of half-courses: History 5111 and History 5113; History 5215 and History 5217; History 5311 and History 5313; History 5411 and History 5413; History 5511 and History 5513; History 5515 and History 5517; History 5611 and History 5613; History 5711 and History 5713; History 5731 and History 5733; or History 5771 and 5772.

Students will complete this program within 24 months of full-time study.


COLLABORATIVE GRADUATE PROGRAM WITH SPECIALIZATION IN WOMEN'S STUDIES

The Department of History offers a Specialization in Women's Studies to students in the Master of Arts in History programs. See the Specialization in Women's Studies, page 283, for details.


GRADUATE COURSES

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

The following courses are offered for Master's programs.

(Information about Course Numbering System)

History 5111
Gender Analysis and the Writing of History
3-0; 0-0
An historiographical examination of the development of gender as a category of analysis within the writing of history. Representations of both masculinity and femininity will be explored in the writings of historians from a variety of time periods and a variety of cultures.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

History 5113
Research in Gender Analysis and the Writing of History
0-0; 3-0
Prerequisite: History 5111
Independent research on the historiographical development of gender as a category of analysis within the field of history with the specific focus selected by the student.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

History 5215
Topics in British Social History 1870-1918
3-0; 0-0
Examines selected topics in the social and cultural history of Britain and the empire from the late Victorian era to the end of World War I, with emphasis on historiographical and methodological questions.

History 5217
Research in British Social History 1870-1918
0-0; 3-0
Prerequisite: History 5211
Independent study focusing on the preparation of a major research paper based upon both primary and secondary sources. Students will meet with the instructor regularly to discuss methodological and analytical questions arising from their research.

History 5311
Topics in Twentieth-Century Canadian History
3-0; 0-0
Focusing on topics in modern Canadian history, the course enables students to explore various themes in Canadian development. Students will have an opportunity to present research of their own for consideration in the seminar.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

History 5313
Research in Twentieth-Century Canadian History
0-0; 3-0
Prerequisite: History 5311
Explores the historiography of modern Canada and emphasizes research on twentieth century developments in the country.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

History 5411
Topics in European History 1914-1945
3-0; 0-0
Examines intensively selected topics, assessing historiographical and methodological issues while using diverse disciplinary approaches to study European history.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

History 5413
Research in European History 1914-1945
0-0; 3-0
Prerequisite: History 5411
Students will carry out an intensive research project using available primary materials in order to develop their research and analytical skills.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

History 5511
Topics in Northern Ontario History
3-0; 0-0
Examines the development of the several regions of Northern Ontario, with a special focus on the history of Thunder Bay and its environs. Both the regions and city are placed in their provincial, national, and international context.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

History 5513
Research in Northern Ontario History
0-0; 3-0
Prerequisite: History 5511
Explores the historiography of Northern Ontario and emphasizes research on a variety of primary sources.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

History 5515
Topics in United States History
3-0; 0-0
Examines selected topics in the history of the United States.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

History 5517
Research in United States History
0-0; 3-0
Prerequisite: History 5515
Students will carry out independent research on a chosen topic in United States history, resulting in a major research paper.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

History 5611
Topics in Twentieth-Century Caribbean and Latin American History
3-0; 0-0
Examines the social history of selected regions and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Topics vary from year to year to suit the interests of students in the program.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

History 5613
Research in Twentieth-Century Caribbean and Latin American History
0-0; 3-0
Prerequisite: History 5611
Explores the historiography of the Caribbean and Latin America and emphasizes research on twentieth-century developments in the region.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

History 5711
Independent Study
3-0; 0-0
A course of specialized readings arranged to meet the needs of individual students.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

History 5713
Research in the Area of Independent Study
0-0; 3-0
Prerequisite: History 5711
Research in the areas of specialized readings arranged for the student in the preceding History 5711.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

History 5731 (ST)
Special Topics
3-0; 0-0
The focus will be determined by the needs and interests of the participating students and faculty.

History 5733 (ST)
Research in Special Topics
0-0; 3-0
Prerequisite: History 5731
Research in the areas of students undertaken by the student in the preceding History 5731.

History 5771
International Relations in the 20th Century
3-0; 0-0
Examines historical problems and the methodology used by historians in the study of international relations during the twentieth century.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

History 5772
Research in International Relations in the 20th Century
0-0; 3-0
Prerequisite: History 5771
Students will carry out intensive research in order to develop their research and analytical skills.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

History 5820 (9820)
Master's Cognate Paper

History 5901 (9901)
Master's Thesis


See also:
Faculty of Graduate Studies - Information/Regulations
Department of History - Undergraduate

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