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History 1100 The Making of the Modern World View Details

How did we get here from there? This introductory course explores how historians attempt to explain developments in the modern world during the last six or seven centuries. The precise focus will depend upon the instructor.

Credit Weight: 1.0
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2110 Modern Europe I, 1789-1914 View Details
A survey of modern European history from the French Revolution to the eve of the First World War. It is organized chronologically and thematically and concentrates on major developments in politics (national and international), ideology, society and culture. The study of key events or phenomena will provide a clear understanding of the main historical forces at work.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in History 2811 or 2821 with topic title "Modern Europe I, 1978-1914" may not take History 2110 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2115 Germany, 19th Century View Details
A survey of 19th Century German history highlighting the social, economic, and political forces leading to unification; the religious, class, and racial aspects of 19th Century German political culture; Germany’s foreign relations; and the lead-up to World War I.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0 (Normally given in the fall term.)
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2116 Germany, 20th Century View Details
A survey of 20th Century German history from World War I to Reunification. A chronological and thematic approach will lead students through Germany’s transformation from an authoritarian empire, democratic republic, dictatorship, national division, and reunification after the collapse of the Cold War. Close readings of primary source documents will acquaint students with the social and cultural consequences of Germany’s many political upheavals.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0 (Normally offered in the winter term.)
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2130 Modern Europe II, 1914-1990 View Details
A survey of modern European history from the First World War to the German reunification. It is organized chronologically and thematically and concentrates on major developments in politics (national and international), ideology, society and culture. The study of key events or phenomena will provide a clear understanding of the main historical forces at work. The lectures will be supported by the study of selected historical and historiographical documents.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2138 Revolutionary France, 1789-1870 View Details
A survey of modern French history from the French Revolution to the downfall of the Second Empire. The content is organized chronologically and thematically and concentrates on major developments in politics, ideology, society and culture. The study of key events or phenomena will provide a clear comprehension of the main historical forces at work. More specifically, one of the aims of this course will be to understand the alternation of revolutionary outbreaks and conservative reactions from the French revolution to the Commune in 1870. The lectures will be supported by the study of selected historical and historiography documents.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2139 Republican France, 1870-1983 View Details
A survey of French history from the establishment of the Third Republic to the first years of Francois Mitterand's presidency. The content is organized chronologically and thematically and concentrates on major developments in politics, ideology, society and culture. Special attention will be given to French colonization and decolonization, and to France's policies during the two World Wars and the Cold War.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2201 Greek View Details
Major topics in Greek history down to the death of Alexander the Great (323 B.C.).
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Cross-List(s): Classics 2201
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2203 Roman View Details
Major topics in Roman history down to 500 A.D.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Cross-List(s): Classics 2203
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2312 Canada to 1885 View Details
A broad survey of Canadian history before 1885 exploring political, military, economic, cultural, and social themes. Specific topics to be examined can include Indigenous societies before and after European contact, the fur trade, imperial wars in the eighteenth century, British colonial governance, business and industrial expansion in the nineteenth century, Confederation, and the Red River and North-West Rebellions.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

History 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of History

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2350 Modern Canada View Details
A broad survey of Canadian history after 1850 exploring social, political, military, economic, and cultural perspectives. Issues examined can include political struggles and development, aboriginal claims and conflicts, immigration, social reform, regionalism, gender, modernization, and multiculturalism. The course content will address such topics as Canada’s involvement in overseas conflicts, the Great Depression, constitutional adjustments, and Canada’s changing place in the world.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2511 The United States after the Civil War View Details
A broad survey of the United States from the post-Civil War period to the present day emphasizing the political, economic, and social developments of the nation. It explores major events in the recent American experience, such as world wars, the Great Depression, and the Civil Rights Movement, but will also focus attention on overarching themes, such as race, gender, class, region, consumerism, and technological innovations, which have uniquely defined modern America.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2512 The United States to the Civil War View Details
A broad survey of American history from the colonial era to the Civil War emphasizing political, economical, and social developments. Specific topics to be examined can include early colonial settlement, trans-Atlantic commercial networks, the development of slavery, the American Revolution, social reform movements, business and industrial expansion, sectionalism, and the conduct of the Civil War.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2513 Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean View Details
Designed to give students a general knowledge of the history of Latin America and the Caribbean from the arrival of Columbus to the early 19th century struggles for independence from Spain.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in History 2520 may not take History 2513 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2515 Modern Latin America and the Caribbean View Details
Designed to give students a general knowledge of Latin American and Caribbean History during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in History 2520 may not take History 2515 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2619 Modern South Asia View Details
A survey of historical processes in South Asia from c. 1750 to the present. Themes include the interactions between different peoples and cultures in the region, the European colonial system, national liberation struggles, and the economic and political challenges in the formation of post-colonial nation-states.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2631 Africa to 1400 View Details
A survey of the history of Africa from the pre-historic to 1400. Organized both thematically and chronologically, it focuses on major economic, political, social, and cultural aspects of the history of the continent.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

History 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of History

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2633 Africa since 1400 View Details
A survey of the history of Africa since the transatlantic slave trade, with an emphasis on the impact of the slave trade in Africa, the European partition and the colonial period, the growth of nationalism and the reemergence of independent Africa.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

History 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of History

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2811 Special Topics View Details
A special course normally given in the Fall Term. Name of the instructor and the subject matter of the course will be announced in advance by the Department.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 2821 Special Topics View Details
A special course normally given by a visiting faculty member. Name of the instructor and the subject matter of the course will be announced in advance by the department.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3111 The Balkans View Details
An introduction to key events and forces that shaped the Balkan region during the modern era. Particular attention will be given to questions of nationalism, revolution, genocide, post-colonial politics, and social justice movements in Austria-Hungary, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Turkey and the former Yugoslavia.
Credit Weight: .5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit at the third year level in a course with the same title may not take History 3111 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3140 The Hitler State View Details
A historical assessment of the politics and personality of Adolf Hitler and the impact of Nazism on Germany and the world, 1919-45.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3160 The Holocaust View Details
A chronological and thematic study of the Nazi-led destruction of the European Jews.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Two FCES in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Notes: Students who have previously taken History 3801 with topic title "The Holocaust" may not take History 3160 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3303 Ontario History View Details
An examination of the role of one province within Canada, and of the role of Northwestern Ontario and other selected areas in the history of the province.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History

Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3311 The American Impact on Canada View Details
An investigation in an historical context of the relationship between Canada and the United States, emphasizing the economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic aspects of this relationship.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in History 3301 may not take History 3311 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3312 Canadian Labour History View Details
An examination of social, political, and economic issues shaping the development of the Canadian working class from the seventeenth century to the late twentieth century. Students will examine ideological divisions, ethnic relations, and gender roles within the working class and within the labour movement, with special attention given to the history of Northwestern Ontario.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3313 Canadian Military History to 1919 View Details
An overview of Canadian military history from the first permanent European settlement to the end of World War I, including the impact of war on Canada, defence policy issues, the evolution of Canada's military, the Militia Myth, the conscription crisis of 1917 and specific wars such as the War of 1812, Boer War and World War I.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in History 2313 may not take History 3313 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3314 History of the Canadian North View Details
Introduces students to the history of Northern Canada. Major themes include evolving cultural, political, socio-economic, and environmental histories, with particular attention paid to Indigenous Peoples and the Canadian North's historical position within the Circumpolar World.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Cross-List(s): Northern Studies 3314
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type E: Indigenous Content

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History 3315 Canadian Military History Since 1919 View Details
An overview of Canadian military history from the end of World War I to the present, including the impact of war on Canada, defence policy issues, the evolution of Canada's military, conscription crises, peacekeeping and specific wars such as the World War II, Korean War, and Cold War.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in History 2315 may not take History 3315 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3316 Canadian Business History View Details
An examination of the historical forces that have shaped Canadian business and how they impact its present and future. The course traces the evolution of different business sectors, examines the emergence of management as a professional field, identifies the key stakeholders involved in these developments, and locates the position of Canadian business within a global context.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previously taken History 3811 or 3812 with topic title "Canadian Business History" may not take History 3316 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3317 Arctic Sovereignty View Details
See Interdisciplinary Programs in Northern Studies, Northern Studies Courses, Northern Studies 3317, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Northern Studies 3317
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3318 History of Sport in Canada View Details
A broad-based exploration of sport in Canada from pre-Contact to the recent past. Themes include sport and its relation to class, race, ethnicity, and gender, commercialism, the connections between sport and media, nationalism, and Canada’s involvement in high level international competition.
Credit Weight: .5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History; or History 1100 and 1 FCE in Kinesiology; or permission of the Chair of the Department of History

Cross-List(s): Kinesiology 3318
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit at the third year level in a course with the same title may not take History 3318 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3330 The North American Fur Trade View Details
A survey of the varied domains of the fur trade in North America and the scholarship that has developed on this topic; study of the social consequences as well as the economic nature of the trade; appreciation of the basic role of the Native people in this trade and assessment of the effect it had on their history.

Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Cross-List(s): Indigenous Learning 3330/Northern Studies 3330
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in History 3304/Indigenous Learning 3304 may not take History 3330/Indigenous Learning 3330/Northern Studies 3330 for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type E: Indigenous Content

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History 3332 Popular Culture in Modern Canada View Details
Critically examines the history of popular culture in modern Canada. Topics covered include art, music, spectator sports, fashion, food and drink, dating rituals, and carnivals.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in History 3320 may not take History 3332 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3333 Colonial Encounters in Canada View Details
Moving beyond traditional definitions of colonialism, the course explores the breadth and nature of Canada's internal colonial project through a thema
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Cross-List(s): Indigenous Learning 3333
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type E: Indigenous Content

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History 3335 Women and Gender in Early Canadian History, 1500s to 1800s View Details
Offers a survey of the diverse experiences of women in Canada from the 1500s to the 1800s. Emphasizes the ways in which race/ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality shaped the lives of women in Canada.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in History 2335/Women Studies 2335 and/or 3305/Women's Studies 3305 may not take History 3335 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3336 Women and Gender in Recent Canadian History, 1800s to Present View Details
Offers a survey of the diverse experiences of women in Canada from the 1800s to the present. Emphasizes the ways in which race/ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality shaped the lives of women in Canada.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in History 2336/Women Studies 2336 and/or 3305/Women's Studies 3305 may not take History 3336 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3413 Tudor and Stuart England View Details
A study of the fundamental questions emerging from Britain’s historical development in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries from a scarcely significant European region to a creative and innovative polity of world importance.
Credit Weight: .5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previously taken History 3811 with topic title "Tudor and Stuart England" or History 3403 may not take History 3413 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3615 Gender and Colonialism in South Asia View Details
An exploration of the history of colonial South Asia focusing on gender roles and gender relations between the mid-eighteenth century to 1947. Themes will include race, education, family, law, nationalism, and violence.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit at the third year level in a course with the same title may not take History 3615 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3703 Women in Classical Antiquity View Details
See Department of Languages, Language Courses, Classics Courses, Classics 3701, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 3701/Classics 3701
Notes: Women's Studies Group 1 Course
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3710 International Development in Historical Perspective View Details
Examines the key institutions, themes, concepts, and theories that define the twentieth-century history of international development. The course focuses on economic, social, political, and environmental aspects of historical development in the "Third World".
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3713 World War I View Details
An examination of the origins, course, consequences, and legacies of World War I in a global perspective.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit at the third year level in a course with the same title may not take History 3713 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3714 Topics in Gender History View Details
Offers an investigation of gender history using a diverse range of geographic contexts, time periods, and thematic fields. Explores the historical and social constructions of masculinities and femininities in relation to how they shape lived experiences.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or Women Studies 1100 and two FCEs in History at the second year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3715 History in Frame – Events to 1900 View Details
This course takes a critical look at how history and historical events prior to 1900 are portrayed on film. Students will explore historical themes, comparing film to the written record, and they will study how different film forms have been used as historical narrative.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3716 History in Frame – Events since 1900 View Details
This course takes a critical look at how history and historical events since 1900 are portrayed on film. Students will explore historical themes, comparing film to the written record, and they will study how different film forms have been used as historical narrative.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3717 World War II View Details
An examination of the origins, course, consequences, and legacies of World War II in a global perspective.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3731 History of Medicine, 1500-1800 View Details
An introduction to the history of health, disease, and medical treatment in early modern Europe and its empires, with an emphasis on the diversity of medical practices and beliefs and their social and cultural contexts.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in History 2730 may not take History 3731 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3732 History of Medicine, 1800-1950 View Details
An introduction to the history of modern medicine in the context of social, political, economic and cultural developments in the Western world during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in History 2731 may not take History 3732 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3733 The Cold War, 1939-1989 View Details
Examines diplomacy during the Second World War, the breakdown of the wartime alliance, the development of the Cold War, and the international relations of the Cold War era. Examines economics, the role of domestic politics, and the influence of politicians' perceptions on the formation of foreign policy.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3734 Creating Global Capitalism View Details
A study of the origin and development of business, technology and the ideological superstructure that constitutes the global capitalist system.
Credit Weight: .5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in History 3704 may not take History 3734 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3801 Special Topics View Details
A special course normally given by a visiting faculty member. Name of the instructor and the subject matter of the course will be announced in advance by the department.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3811 Special Topics View Details
A special course normally given in the Fall Term. Name of the instructor and the subject matter of the course will be announced in advance by the Department.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3812 Special Topics View Details
A special course normally given in the Winter Term. Name of the instructor and the subject matter of the course will be announced in advance by the De
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3830 Public History View Details
Introduces students to the historical practice that is Public History. The theory and methods behind the practice and the particular issues confronted by historians who work in public history settings will be explored. Particular attention will be paid to how versions of the past are created and the institutionalization and dissemination of history in a global perspective.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in History or registration in the Certificate in Public History Program, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 3901 Directed Reading View Details
A reading and research course provided to individual students under special circumstances. Students will meet with an appropriate professor for tutori
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History and permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4001 Advanced Reading and Research View Details
A reading and research course provided to individual students under special circumstances. Students will meet with an appropriate professor for tutorials throughout the year.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and a minimum 70% (B) average in all History courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Special Topic: Yes
Notes: May only be taken by Honours History Majors.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4111 France's Foreign Policy, 1890-1990 View Details
A study of French foreign policy over a century. This seminar course examines the major issues that confronted this major European power in an increasingly difficult international environment and the way it attempted to respond. Among the themes addressed: France's quest for power before 1914; France in the two world wars; its search for security in the interwar period; the influence of imperialism on French global diplomacy; France's effort to recover a great power status after 1945; De Gaulle's foreign policy.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and a minimum 70% (B) average in all History courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours History Majors.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4113 European Imperialism in the 20th Century View Details
A study of European imperialism, colonization, decolonization, and relations with former colonies. This seminar course examines various aspects of European imperialism both colonial and informal, focusing on a variety of areas and their withdrawal from these regions. Other European imperialist countries and areas of expansion can be examined according to students' personal interests.
Credit Weight: .5
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and a minimum 70% (B) average in all History courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours History Majors. Students who have previous credit in History 4311 may not take History 4113 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4117 Issues in Twentieth Century Russia and Eastern Europe View Details
A critical examination of selected issues in the history of Russia and Eastern Europe during the twentieth century. Since the issues to be considered will vary from year to year, students should consult with the instructor and/or watch for announcements regarding the particular focus of the course in any given year.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and a minimum 70% (B) average in all History courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours History Majors.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4301 Issues in Canadian History View Details
A critical examination of selected issues in the history of Canada. Since the issues to be considered will vary from year to year, students should consult with the instructor and/or watch for announcements regarding the particular focus of the course in any given year.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and a minimum 70% (B) average in all History courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours History Majors.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4313 Issues in the History of Northern Ontario View Details
A seminar on the history of Northern Ontario examining selected topics in the political, social, cultural, and economic transformation of the region, with particular attention to the experience of Indigenous Peoples and their historiographical treatment.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

5 FCEs in History and a minimum 70% average in all History courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History

Cross-List(s): Northern Studies 4313
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours History Majors.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type E: Indigenous Content

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History 4352 History of Canadian Foreign Policy View Details
Explores the development of Canadian foreign policy from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century, examining both the domestic and international response to government policy, with particular attention paid to events, key personalities, the political process, and state instruments and institutions.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and a minimum 70% (B) average in all History courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours History Majors.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4501 Issues in United States History View Details
A critical examination of selected issues in the history of the United States, using primary sources as much as possible. Since the issues to be considered will vary from year to year, students should consult with the instructor and/or watch for announcements regarding the particular focus of the course in any given year.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and a minimum 70% (B) average in all History courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours History Majors.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4502 Themes in Modern Latin American History View Details
Examines modern Latin American history, society and culture from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students are offered a multi-faceted understanding of the human condition in Latin America. The course will address four themes in particular: the wounds and legacies of history; the elusive quest for economic "development", politics, revolution and counter-revolution; and the dynamics of culture and cultural change.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and a minimum 70% (B) average in all History courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours History Majors.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4511 American Empire in Latin America View Details
The rise of the United States to imperial status over the course of the twentieth century has nowhere been more pronounced than in Latin America and the Caribbean. Examines the extension of imperial power across the region, resistance to U.S. hegemony and the decline of American influence in recent years.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

5 FCEs in History and a minimum 70% (B) average in all History courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours History Majors. Students who have previous credit at the fourth year level in a course with the same title may not take History 4511 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4603 Themes in Asian History View Details
A seminar class examining selected themes in Asian history using a combination of primary and secondary works.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and a minimum 70% (B) average in all History courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours History Majors.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4703 Tensions of Empire View Details
A seminar course offering an historical perspective of the origins of the problems of constructing states, societies and economies in colonial and post-colonial regions of the world from the 16th to the 20th century. The emphasis is on the nature of imperial activity since the 1500s and the shifting relationships between Western powers and what became known as the "developing world". It is an exploration of the legacy of colonialism, colonization, and neo-colonialism.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and a minimum 70% (B) average in all History courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours History Majors.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4705 Medicine and Society View Details
An examination of the social, cultural, and intellectual history of medicine in Western society and in areas of European colonization, with a focus on the period from the Renaissance to the present.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and a minimum 70% (B) average in all History courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours History Majors.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4711 History and Philosophy of Socialism View Details
A seminar for advanced students that provides for the study of specialized areas of socialist thought throughout history.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and a minimum 70% (B) average in all History courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours History Majors.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4713 Imperialism and the Environment View Details
A seminar examining the impact of imperialism on the environment from the sixteenth century up to the twentieth century in different parts of the imperialized world. The themes that will be discussed in the course include environmental impacts under different stages of imperialism, environmental conservation and anti-imperialist resistance to environmental changes.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and a minimum 70% (B) average in all History courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours History Majors. Students who have previous credit at the fourth year level in a course with the same title may not take History 4713 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4810 Historiography View Details
A seminar that examines changes over time in the study and the writing of history. Historiography explores the philosophical and practical complexity in thinking about, researching, and writing history within changing historical contexts. Historiography creates an awareness of diverse approaches to the study of history and provides a critical examination of historians' methods.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and a minimum 70% (B) average in all History courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours History Majors. Students who have previous credit in History 3820 may not take History 4810 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4811 Special Topics View Details
A special topics course. Name of the instructor and the subject matter of the course will be announced in advance by the Department.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and a minimum 70% (B) average in all History courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours History Majors.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4820 Special Topics View Details
A special topics course. Name of the instructor and the subject matter of the course will be announced in advance by the Department.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and a minimum 70% (B) average in all History courses and permission of the Chair of the Department of History
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Honours History Majors.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4830 Community Placement View Details
An opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the classroom and gain first-hand experience working in a history related career. A combination of community placement hours, career seminar classes, and other relevant assignments are required. Placements are typically selected from a diverse and varied pre-approved list of placement partners and based on specific criteria and through discussion with the placement coordinator and the site supervisor.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in all History courses, registration in the Certificate in Public History Program, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History

Grade Scheme: Pass/Fail
Offering: 1-0; or 1-0 plus placement 150 hours
Notes: After initial registration, students are required to complete an application form, including background information. A current police criminal reference check is also required before placement. Final approval to take History 4830 is based on the application, availability of placements, and approval of the Placement Partner. Open only to Honours History Majors or learners registered in the Certificate in Public History
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4831 Public History Field School View Details
Participants will engage in experiential learning while visiting historical and heritage sites and monuments from a wide range of chronological periods. The focus of the course is on how the historical past influences later history, including the present. The destination and duration will vary from year to year.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in all History courses or registration in the Certificate in Public History Program, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History

Grade Scheme: Pass/Fail
Notes: A fee is assessed to cover travel and accommodation costs.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4832 Digital History View Details
A theoretical and practical examination of the influence of new media and technology on the field of history. A major component of the course will be a semester-long project that will require each student to develop a proposal for a digital historical resource.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in all History courses, or registration in the Certificate in Public History Program, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4850 Introduction to Museum and Heritage Studies View Details
A seminar exploring the field of Museum and Heritage Studies. Students will gain a global perspective and understanding of the history, purpose, activities, programming, and management of museums and heritage institutions. Topics to be studied include issues relating to the definition of museum and heritage sites; memory and history; ethics; conservation and preservation; collecting and collections; and modern technology.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in all History courses, or registration in the Certificate in Public History Program, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Open only to Honours History Majors or learners registered in the Certificate in Public History
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4851 Introduction to Archival Science View Details
A seminar exploring archival theory and practice, including an overview of skills needed to work in archives and contemporary issues in archival management. Focuses on the functions of the archives, such as acquisition, appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, reference, outreach, and technology in archives. Students are provided with a foundation in the theory, methodology, and practice of archival studies, as well as the sense of their professional and social responsibilities and the knowledge of the ethical and legal dimensions of their work. Students will participate in hands-on work in archives and special collections.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in all History courses, or registration in the Certificate in Public History Program, or permission of the Chair of the Department of History

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Open only to Honours History Majors or learners registered in the Certificate in Public History
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4901 Honours Thesis View Details
The thesis topic will be determined in consultation with the Department. A supervisor will be assigned and tutorial hours arranged.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History
Notes: Open only to candidates for an Honours degree in History in their fourth year who have an A average in their History courses except with permission of the Department.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4903 Digital History Project View Details
A project based course, the exact nature of which will be determined in consultation with the Department. A supervisor will be assigned and tutorial hours arranged.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s):

5 FCEs in History or registration in the Certificate in Public History Program.

Notes: Open only to candidates for an Honours degree in History in their fourth year who have an 80% average in their History courses except with permission of the Department, or learners registered in the Certificate in Public History Program.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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History 4904 Public History Project View Details
A project based course, the exact nature of which will be determined in consultation with the Department. A supervisor will be assigned and tutorial hours arranged.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s):

5 FCEs in History or registration in the Certificate in Public History Program.

Notes: Open only to candidates for an Honours degree in History in their fourth year who have an 80% average in their History courses except with permission of the Department, or learners registered in the Certificate in Public History Program.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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