2100 Level Courses

2017-18 Academic Year  Check out HIS2124, just added to our 2017-2018 offerings

Course outlines will be made available on or before June 15th 2017.

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.

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


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 Tuesday 12:30-2:30 Syllabus

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

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

Winter 2124B-001 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): The former History 2207F/G, 2217F/G

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

2131A - 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

Fall 2131A G. Stewart Tuesday 2:30-4:30 Syllabus

2134B- “Talkin’ ’Bout My Generation”: Youth, Rebellion and Rock ’n’ Roll

This course uses the cultural phenomenon of rock 'n' roll as a lens to explore the connections between youth and rebellion and societal change in the latter half of the twentieth century. The spectacle of the performers and their lyrics will be used as historical texts to understand this change. 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite: History 2706E

Winter 2134B G. Stewart Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm Syllabus

2135B-Race and the Struggle for Freedom in America

This course explores African-American history from the end of slavery to today. We trace the diverse experiences of people of African descent in the United States, including slavery and the struggle to end it, the segregated Jim Crow period, the Black Freedom/civil rights movement, hip-hop culture, and more recent developments. 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): History 3311F/G, History 3313F/G

Winter 2135B L. Shire

Monday 9:30-11:30     Wednesday 9:30-10:30


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): History 2145A/B

Fall 2147A K. Priestman Wednesday 1:30-3:30 Syllabus

2148B - Police Work and Forensics in Victorian Britain

Late Victorian Britain was the setting for Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional 'consulting detective,' Sherlock Holmes, whose afterlife in television and film would have astonished his creator. We examine Holmes' world. Our subjects include the nineteenth century obsession with murder and the history of policing and detection. 2 Lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Winter 2148B A.May Monday 2:30-4:30pm Syllabus

2162A - A Basic Introduction to the History of the Middle East

This course examines the peoples, cultures, religions, and politics of the Middle East. It begins by exploring the rise of Islam and ends with an examination of the impact of colonialism, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and oil production and wealth, as well as the forces that brought about the Arab Spring. 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Fall 2162A M. Shatzmiller Thursday 2:30-4:30pm Syllabus

2164B - Communist China from Mao to the Present

This course will examine the People’s Republic of China beginning with the emergence of communist policies during the Second Sino-Japanese War of the 1930s-40s. It will analyze the development of Maoism, the emergence of a free-market economy in the Deng Xiaoping era, and more recent changes. 2 hours, 0.5 course

Winter 2164B J.Flath Thursday 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-001 J. Vacante Tuesday 2:30-4:30pm 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

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 Thursdays 2:30-4:30pm 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