4000 Level Courses

2018-19 Academic Year

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

4207E - Canada and the Age of Conflict, 1896-1945

“Modern” Canada was shaped between 1896 and 1945, decades that witnessed a massive immigration boom, two world wars, and an economic depression. This course will examine such issues as politics, regionalism, culture, gender, sexuality, modernity, class, race, ethnicity, religion, industrialization, urbanization, nationalism, foreign affairs, and age/generation during this period.
3 seminar hours, 1.0 course

Prerequisite(s): 2.0 History courses at the 2200 level or above.

Fall/Winter 4207E R. Wardhaugh Tuesday 12:30-3:30pm Syllabus

4301E - The United States in the Twentieth Century

A survey of American history, 1901 to the present, with emphasis upon political, social, and economic developments. Intensive examination of selected topics in seminar. 
2 hours, 1.0 course

This course counts as a History credit for the International Relations Program

Prerequisite(s): 2.0 History courses at the 2200 level or above.

Fall/Winter 4301E R. MacDougall Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm Syllabus

4396G - Selected Topics in US History

Prerequisite(s): 2.0 History courses at the 2200 level or above.

Winter 4396G L. Shire Monday 10:30am-1:30pm Syllabus

4445E - The Nazi Occupation of Europe

This course focuses on Nazi occupation of Western and Eastern Europe (1938-1945), resistance and collaboration, exploitation of prisoners of war and slave labour, and the relationship between occupation policies and the Holocaust. It also explores how, in the early phase of Allied occupation of Germany, the occupiers became the occupied.
3 hours.

Antirequisite(s): History 4492E when taught in 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2016-2017.
Prerequisite(s): 2.0 History courses at the 2200 level or above.

This course counts as a History credit for the International Relations Program

Fall/Winter 4445E K. Priestman Tuesday 2:30-5:30pm Syllabus

4607G - History of Women and Gender Relations in Africa

In the past African women were powerful leaders, strong economic contributors and respected members of their extended families. This course will examine these historical roles as well as factors that undermined African women's status and changed gender relations, such as slavery, economic forces and colonialism.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): Women's Studies 4607F/G.
Prerequisite(s): 2.0 courses in History or Women's Studies, taken at the 2200 level or above if they are History courses or at the 2000 level or above if they are Women's Studies courses.
Winter 4607G K. McKenna Thursday 1:30-4:30pm Syllabus

4701E - Canada and the United States

This course analyses and compares a variety of themes which have been important in the development of both Canadian and American society. It also examines the involved and often difficult relationship of Canada and the United States, with an emphasis on the patterns of political, social, economic and military interaction.
2 hours, 1.0 course

Prerequisite(s): 2.0 History courses at the 2200 level or above.

This course counts as a History credit for the International Relations Program

Fall/Winter 4701E J. Vacante Thursday 10:30am-12:30pm Syllabus

4709E - The First World War: A Revolutionary Experience

This research-intensive course is intended to provide an examination of selected aspects of the First World War, including its origins and aftermath, in a variety of combatant nations. Among the themes to be discussed are the alliance system, the experience of battle, conflicts on the home front, social factors, strategic and tactical decision-making, and the memory of the war. Students will have an opportunity to debate the most contentious historiographical issues surrounding the war and use a wide range of primary-source materials, both in discussions and assignments.
2 hours, 1.0 course

Prerequisite(s): 2.0 History courses at the 2200 level or above.

This course counts as a History credit for the International Relations Program

Fall/Winter 4709E J. Vance Tuesday 9:30-11:30am Syllabus

4720E - The Vietnam Wars: Between Decolonization and the Cold War

This upper level seminar explores the Vietnam Wars from both a Vietnamese and western perspective, and considers these conflicts in the light of the two great forces that shaped the international system at the mid-point of the twentieth century: Decolonization and the Cold War.
3 hours, 1.0 course

Antirequisite(s): History 4791E if taken 2010-11, 2011-12, or 2012-13; History 4796F/G if taken in 2017-18.

Prerequisite(s): 2.0 History courses at the 2200 level or above.

This course counts as a History credit for the International Relations Program

Fall/Winter 4720E G. Stewart Wednesday 10:30am-12:30pm Syllabus

4000 Level International Relations Program Courses

IR 4702E - Contemporary Challenges in the Global Community

The capstone seminar in the IR Honors Specialization applies historical and political science approaches to challenges relevant to Canada and the global community today. Students initiate, direct, and produce a major group project with a public policy focus aimed at the Government of Canada and/or the global community. 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): the former International Relations 4701E.
Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the Honors Specialization in International Relations module.

Fall/Winter IR-4702E F.McKenzie
D.Bousfield
Monday 10:30am-12:30pm Syllabus