2200 Level Courses

2017-18 Academic Year

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

2201E - Canada: Origins to the Present

This course surveys the history of Canada with an emphasis on Indigenous peoples, colonialism and imperialism; the history of warfare and international relations; immigration, industrialization and state formation; and the diverse ways that gender, class and race shaped the lives of everyday Canadians. 

Antirequisite(s): History 1201E, 2203E, 2205E, the former 2207F/G.

Fall/Winter 2201E R. Wardhaugh Monday/Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm Syllabus

2209E/First Nations Studies 2901E - First Nations in Canadian History

First Nations peoples are the original inhabitants of Canada. This course will examine history recorded since European contact with all possible efforts to privilege an Aboriginal point of view and the contribution Aboriginal peoples have made and continue to make to Canada as a nation-state and as a cultural community. 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course

Antirequisite(s): First Nations Studies 2901E
Prerequisite(s): First Nations Studies 1020E or Anthropology 1025F/G or the former 020E or History 1401E or 1201E or 1701E.

Fall/Winter 2209E Evan Habkirk Monday 7:00-10:00pm Syllabus

2301E - The United States, Colonial Period to the Present

Emphasis first term upon the emergence of the American nation, the egalitarian impulse, national expansion and sectional conflict; second term, upon the great transformations of the modern era: the growth of industrialism, big government, a pluralistic society, and international predominance. 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course

Fall/Winter 2301E N. Rhoden
G. Stewart
Monday/Wednesday 9:30-10:30am Syllabus

2405E - Thrones Games: the English Monarchy from the Anglo-Saxons to the death of Richard III

This course begins with the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy (seven Kingdoms) and ends in 1485. We shall study such themes as the means used to attain and keep power, the nature of rebellions and the relationship between rulers and ruled. Students will undertake document work and a Computer Module assist analysis. 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course

This course counts as a 1.0 Pre-1800 credit.

Fall/Winter 2405E B.Murison Thursday 8:30-11:30 Syllabus

2423F- Russia and Ukraine: Past and Present

This course examines the causes and consequences of the current conflict in Ukraine. By looking at Russian and Ukrainian history, placing it in international context and exploring concepts such as state, empire, nation, and the role of mass media, it provides a larger framework for understanding what is happening today. 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite: Political Science 2423F/G

Fall 2423F M. Dyczok Wednesday 4:30-6:30pm Syllabus

2605E - Survey of Japanese History

A survey of Japan’s political, social, economic, and cultural development from prehistoric times to the present. Themes will include the foundation of the early aristocratic state, warrior regimes, the rise of the Japanese empire in the 19th and 20th centuries, and Japan’s recovery and economic development after World War II. 2 lecture hours, 1.0 course

Winter 2605E C.Young Wednesday 1:30-3:30 Syllabus

2606E - The Making of the Modern Middle East

This course moves from the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire through the formation of independent Turkey and the Arab and Jewish states to a consideration of social, economic and political developments such as the development of secular nationalism, socialism, pan-Islamism, and the challenges facing the modern Middle East. 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour 1.0 course

Antirequisite(s): History 2607F/G, 2608F/G and the former History 2161.

This course counts as a World credit.

Fall/Winter 2606E M. Shatzmiller Monday 4:30-6:30pm Syllabus

2703F - Inclusion and Exclusion: Migration and Settler Societies in the US and Canada

A comparative analysis of ethnic relationships in Canada and the United States in the Twentieth Century. 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Fall 2703F P. Krats Thursday 4:30-6:30pm Syllabus

2705E - The Western Tradition in International Relations Theory and Practice

History 2705E is a ‘great books' course. The purpose is to examine critical works of international relations theory in context. The focus is “the Western tradition”. Thinkers to be considered include: Cicero, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Erasmus, Grotius, Hobbes, Frederick of Prussia, von Clausewitz, Angell, and Morgenthau. 3 hours, 1.0 course

Fall/Winter 2705E B. Millman Thursday 9:30-12:30pm Syllabus

2807F - Entrepreneurship in the United States and Canada Since 1800

A lecture and seminar course examining theories of entrepreneurship and their historical relationship to such essential business activities as finance, marketing, manufacturing, transportation, labour relations, and management. The focus is on the careers and business innovations of leading American and Canadian entrepreneurs in the 19th and 20th centuries. 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course

Fall 2807F K.Fleming Tuesday 4:30-6:30pm Syllabus

2812E - Plague, Pox and Flu: Disease in Global History

This course examines the role of disease in history, exploring how disease swept through cities, devastated populations, and transformed politics, public health and economies. Spanning from antiquity to present day, this global survey investigates society’s experience with, and response to, such diseases as the plague, leprosy, smallpox, and AIDS/HIV. 2 lecture hours, 1.0 course

Fall/Winter 2812E S.McKellar Monday  12:30-2:30pm Syllabus

2814F - The History of Aviation

This course explores the history of aviation from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. It focuses on the key events and personalities associated with the history of aviation from the romantic era of flight to the development of the modern aviation industry. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Fall 2814F J. Vacante Thursday 2:30-4:30pm Syllabus

2822G - Jewish History from the Spanish Expulsion to the Modern Era

This course introduces students to the major events, figures, and themes of Jewish history from the Spanish Expulsion to the post-WWII era, including the Enlightenment and Emancipation, Zionism, the Holocaust, and the foundation of Israel. 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Winter 2822G K.Priestman

Wednesday 9:30-11:30


2000 Level International Relations Program Courses

International Relations 2702E - Global Politics Since 1945

This interdisciplinary course unpacks history, theory, and practice of global politics since 1945 using experiential learning. The first semester explores the international system's evolution emphasizing the cold war and decolonization. The second semester considers contemporary global problems ranging from environment to degradation and migration to nuclear terrorism and arms spirals. 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 1.0 course

Antirequisite(s): the former International Relations 2701E.
Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E and 1.0 course in History numbered 1201-1999.
Extra Information: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the International Relations Honors Specialization.

Fall/Winter IR2702E G. Stewart/E.Simpson Tuesday 11:30-1:30pm Fall Term Syllabus