Western University HistoryWestern Social Science

2200 Level Courses

2016-17 Academic Year

Course outlines will be made available on or before June 15th 2016

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-001 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-001 E.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-001 N. Rhoden
R. MacDougall
Tuesday/Thursday 10:30-11:30am Syllabus

2401E - Medieval Europe

This course explores from the 4th to the 15th centuries. 2 lecture hours, 1.0 course

This course counts as a 1.0 Pre-1800 credit.

Fall/Winter 2401E-001 E.Karakacili Monday 9:30-11:30am Syllabus

2403E - Europe & England in the 16th and 17th Centuries

Cultural, social, economic, and political themes including the Protestant and Catholic Reformations; the rise of absolutism; the commercial revolution; heresy, witchcraft, and scepticism; plague and health problems; the origins of modern science; demographic trends; the Puritans; baroque art and music; Cromwell, Gustavus Adolphus, and the creation of the modern army. 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course

This course counts as a pre-1800 credit.

Fall/Winter 2403E-001 J.Temple Monday 1:30-3:30pm Syllabus

2415G - The History of Crime

An exploration of criminality as a way of studying social, political, and intellectual history through cases. The course examines Roman law, medieval crimes, the formation of the state and crimes prosecuted by central authority; scientific definitions of crime; and concludes with modern celebrity crime. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s): The former History 299F if taken between 2005-06 and 2007-08

Winter 2415G-001 B. Acres Friday 9:30-11:30am Syllabus

2423G- 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

Winter 2423G-001 M. Dyczok Wednesday 4:30-6:30pm Syllabus

2501E - History of Latin America

An introduction to Latin America. The first term emphasizes the colonial foundations of Spanish and Portuguese civilization in the New World; the second term emphasizes the growth of the individual republics, personalist rule, federalism vs. centralism, revolution, and the "static society". 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course

Antirequisite(s): The former History 291E if taken at King’s 2004-2005, the former History 391E if taken at King’s 2003-2004.

This course counts as a World credit.

Fall/Winter 2501E-001

L.M. Hernandez-Saenz

Tuesday 1:30-3:30pm
Thursday 1:30-2:30pm

2601E - History of Modern China

A study of China beginning with the decline of the Ming dynasty (ca 1600), continuing through the rise and fall of the Qing dynasty, and concluding with the rise of modern China in the late-20th century. 2 lecture hours, 1.0 course

This course counts as a World credit.

Fall/Winter 2601E-001 J.Flath Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm 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-001 M. Shatzmiller Monday 4:30-6:30pm Syllabus

2611E - Survey of Korean History

A survey of Korean history from the formation of the first Korean states to the present, focusing on domestic developments and the role of the Korean peninsula in the international system in East Asia. 2 lecture hours, 1.0 coursse

This course counts as a World credit.

Fall/Winter 2611E-001 C.Young Wednesday 1:30-3:30 Syllabus

2703F - The Cultural Mosaic and the Melting Pot

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

Fall 2703F-001 P. Krats Thursday 2:30-4:30pm 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-001 B. Millman Wednesday 6:00-9:00pm 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 nusiness 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-001 B.Forster Tuesday 4:30-6:30pm 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-001 J. Vacante Wednesday 11:30-1:30pm Syllabus

2816A/Digital Humanities 2130A - Introduction to Digital History

In this course students will learn how historical content is produced, presented and published online; how to find and evaluate digital primary and secondary sources; and how to use computational techniques to work with digital resources. No previous background in the subject area is required. 4 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): History 3816F/G, Digital Humanities 2130A/B, 3902F/G.

Fall 2816A/2130A-001 W. Turkel

Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-5:30pm


2817G/Women's Studies 2817G - Queer North American Histories

Studies the history of North Americans who claim identities, create social worlds, and build movements based on the fact that they desire members of the same sex, or challenge gender boundaries of male/female. Students will learn when, why, and how sexuality became a mode of human social and political identity. 3 hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): Women's Studies 2817F/G.
Winter 2817G L. Shire

Tuesday 1:30-3:30pm Thursday 1:30-2:30pm


2000 Level American Studies Courses

American Studies 2200E - Advanced American Studies

This course explores the theory and method of American Studies, emphasizing interdisciplinary examinations of U.S. culture, including institutional and cultural traces of Anglo-European colonialism, the effect of their contact with Indigenous and African peoples, immigration, racism, nationalism, war, individualism, communitarianism, religion, government, rights, popular culture, and the arts. 3 hours, 1.0 course.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in ONE of: American Studies 1020, History 1701E, Political Science 1020E, English 1020E, 1022E, 1024E, or permission of Director of American Studies.

Fall/Winter 2200E-001 A.Zuschlag Thursday 2:30-5:30 Syllabus

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-001 G. Stewart/E. Simpson Tuesday 11:30-1:30pm

1st term Syllabus

2nd term Syllabus

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