2100 Level Courses

2018-19 Academic Year  

Course outlines will be made available on or before June 15th 2018.

2110A- “Rights Revolution” or “Fragile Freedoms”?: Human Rights History in Canada

This course examines the history of human rights in Canada. It explores the creation of rights linked to ethnicity, gender, language, religion, region, class and other characteristics. It asks both why rights have been created and what factors have limited the development of rights.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequiste(s): History 2187

Fall 2110A P. Krats Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm

Syllabus


2120A - Northern Enterprise: Canadian Business and Labor History

The development and effect of business in Canada from the late nineteenth century, with special emphasis on its social impact and the emergence of a Canadian labor movement.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s): The former History 2213F/G, the former History 2125F/G

Fall 2120A P. Krats Online Syllabus

2120B - Northern Enterprise: Canadian Business and Labor History

The development and effect of business in Canada from the late nineteenth century, with special emphasis on its social impact and the emergence of a Canadian labor movement.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s): The former History 2213F/G, the former History 2125F/G

Winter 2120B P. Krats Online Syllabus

2124B-Sounds, Sights & Bits: Explorations in 20th Century Canadian Popular Culture

Canadian popular culture: poor-quality imitation of American, or crucial element of Canadian identity, worthy of “Canadian Content” regulations and financial support? This course traces the 20th century evolution of “Canadian popular culture,” offering glimpses into music, film, television, sport and more. What was enjoyed, why, and was it “Canadian ?”
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Antirequiste(s): The former History 2124F/G

Winter 2124B P. Krats Tuesday 7:00-9:00pm Syllabus

2128B - In Search of Canada: Postwar to Present

An examination of selected social themes shaping postwar Canada. Topics covered include modernization, immigration and multiculturalism, rights issues, regionalism, and the multifaceted search for a "Canadian" society and culture.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s):  History 2127F/G, the former History 2207F/G, History 2217F/G.

Winter 2128B P. Krats Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm Syllabus

2131B - The Presidency in American History

Examines the development of the modern presidency in terms of the challenges facing presidents and their success or failure in responding to the needs of the time. Special attention will be given to the evolution of presidential power and its historical consequences.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Winter 2131B G. Stewart Tuesday 2:30-4:30pm Syllabus

2132A - From Coney Island to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: The History of American Popular Culture

This course traces the evolution of American popular culture from its emergence as an increasingly inclusive “mass” culture in the nineteenth century to the more fragmented and kinetic cultural productions that are disseminated by American media—art, literature, television, film, music, the internet, etc.— today.
2 hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s): History 3307E

Fall 2132A G.Stewart Tuesday 2:30-4:30pm Syllabus

2137B - Draft Dodgers, Hippies, and Black Panthers: The US in the 1960s

The 1960s is often perceived as a period of radical change, especially in the United States. We examine the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and antiwar protests, the Free Speech and Women’s Liberation movements, Great Society programs, and the development of a counterculture.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite: History 3327F/G

Winter 2137B A.Sendzikas Monday 1:30-4:30pm Syllabus

2147A - Nazi Germany

We analyze how the Nazi Party came to power; the regime’s use of propaganda, intimidation and terror within Germany after 1933; Hitler’s foreign policy; Nazi methods in occupied Europe; anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and other programs of mass murder; resistance within Germany, and the reasons for the regime's defeat.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Antirequiste(s): The former History 1403E, History 1404E

Fall 2147A K. Priestman Wednesday 2:30-4:30pm Syllabus

2171B- Greed is Good: The History of Modern Capitalism

This course explores American capitalism in the 1980s - a decade defined by materialism, greed, and scandal on Wall Street. It examines, in particular, the rise of finance capitalism and considers this rise within political and cultural context of the era.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Winter 2171B J. Vacante Tuesday 2:30-4:30pm Syllabus


2177B - The Two World Wars

This survey course is aimed at expanding students’ knowledge of the World Wars as part of a larger, collective cataclysm. It considers these conflicts as part of a thirty-year crisis out of which the contemporary world emerged, fundamentally different from what might have been projected had they not occurred.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s): History 2179

Winter 2177B B. Millman Wednesday 12:30-2:30pm Syllabus

2181A - Sexual History: Expression, Regulation, and Rights in the West since 1800

This course examines the history of sexuality from the nineteenth century to the present, investigating sexual desire, behaviour, and ideologies. Topics include the body, marriage, reproduction, prostitution, same-sex relations, and religious, medical and psychiatric intervention, and help demonstrate that sexuality has been the object of social scrutiny and political regulation.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite: History 2185

Fall 2181A M. Halpern Monday 2:30-4:30pm Syllabus

2182B - Social History of Women in Canada

A survey of Canadian Women's History from first European contact to the 1960s, with a focus on the realities of women's lived experience through biography..
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): History 2140, History 2208EWomen's Studies 2139A/B, Women's Studies 2140.

Winter 2182B K. McKenna Monday 4:30-7:30pm Syllabus

2186B - Zombie Apocalypse: Panic and Paranoia from the Black Death to Y2K

This course examines the impact of fear, panic, and paranoia in human history. It considers how and why concern changes into panic in some situations and not in others, and the factors that make a descent into panic possible and even likely in some circumstances.
2 Lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Winter 2186B J.Vance Thursday 2:30-4:30pm Syllabus

2188A - Pirates and Piracy on the World's Seas and in the Public Imagination

This course examines the history of pirates and piracy from antiquity through the present day. Among its major themes are changing definitions of piracy, the reasons individuals, groups, and nations have practiced or supported piracy, and how pirates have been depicted in popular culture.
2 Lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Fall 2188A M.Dove Wednesday 10:30-12:30pm Syllabus

2188B - Pirates and Piracy on the World's Seas and in the Public Imagination

This course examines the history of pirates and piracy from antiquity through the present day. Among its major themes are changing definitions of piracy, the reasons individuals, groups, and nations have practiced or supported piracy, and how pirates have been depicted in popular culture.
2 Lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Winter 2188B M.Dove Wednesday 10:30-12:30pm Syllabus