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