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4000 Level Courses

2016-17 Academic Year

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

4208G-Canada and the Age of Conflict, 1896-1945 Class

"Modern" Canada was largely shaped between 1896 and 1945, decades that witnessed a massive immigration boom, two world wars, and an economic depression. This upper-year seminar course will examine such issues as politics, war, regionalism, culture, gender, sexuality, modernity, class, race, ethnicity, religion, industrialization, urbanization, nationalism, foreign affairs, and age/generation. 2 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

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

Antirequisite(s): History 4207E
Prerequisite(s): 2.0 History courses at the 2200 level or above.

Winter 4208G-001 R. Wardhaugh Tuesday 1:30-3:30pm Syllabus


4213F - Life, Love, & Death in Early Canada

This course explores everyday life in Canada between 1760 and 1914. Topics include birth, family and home, dress and etiquette, love and marriage, food, health, morality, death and mourning. Analytical themes include race, class, gender, social memory and identity.

Antirequisite(s): History 4496F if taken in 2011
Prerequisite(s): 2.0 courses in History at the 2200 level or above
Fall 4213F-001 M.Hamilton Tuesday 11:30-2:30 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-001 G. Stewart Monday 11:30-1:30pm Syllabus

4410F- Crime and Society in England, 1800–1900

This seminar explores nineteenth-century reform of the criminal law: the rise of modern policing and the transformation of both the criminal trial and punishment. It considers the impact of gender and class on definitions of crime and the treatment of offenders as well as the historiography of criminal justice. 2 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): History 4411E
Prerequisite(s): 2.0 History courses at the 2200 level or above.

Fall 4410F-001 A. May Thursday 1:30-3:30pm Syllabus


4412E - The Tudors and the Stuarts: Early Modern England

This course considers the Tudor and Stuart dynasties, 1485-1714. Areas covered include the political and religious: how radical was the English reformation, how ‘glorious’ the revolution of 1688? Cultural topics will also be integral. What rituals dominated people’s lives? How riotous were the English? 2 hours, 1.0 course

Antirequisite(s): The former History 495E (2004-2008), The former History 4493E (2008-2010).
Prerequisite(s): 2.0 History courses at the 2200 level or above.

This course counts as a pre-1800 credit

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

Fall/Winter 4412E-001 B. Murison Wednesday 9:30-11:30 Syllabus

4492E - Selected Topics in European History: The Second World War and the Nazi Occupation of Europe, 1938-1945

This course will focus predominantly on the Nazi occupation of Europe from 1938 to 1945. It will examine the differences between the Nazi occupations of Western and Eastern Europe. Within this framework, we will also discuss issues of resistance and collaboration, the exploitation of prisoners of war and slave labour, and the relationship between occupation policies and the Holocaust. In addition, this course will examine the early phase of the Allied occupation of Germany as we explore how the occupiers became the occupied. 3 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 4492E-001 K. Priestman Tuesday 11:30-1:30 Syllabus

4501G-The First Multicultural Experiment: Imposition, Adoption and Adaptation in Spanish and Portuguese America 1490-1800

This course examines the Portuguese and Spanish American empires (1492-1800) concentrating on the transfer of European ideologies and institutions and on the subjugated peoples' ability to adopt, adapt and reject their new circumstances. It also includes the important role of women of all races played in a multicultural society. 2 seminar hours, 0.5 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

Winter 4501G-001 L.M. Hernandez-Saenz Thursday 9:30-12:30 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-001 J. Vacante Monday 1:30-3:30 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-001 J. Vance Tuesday 9:30-11:30 Syllabus

4901E - Directed Readings in History

The subject will be selected by students in consultation with an instructor of their choice willing to give the course. This course will normally be open only to fourth-year honors students who have achieved an average of at least 80% in their third-year history courses. 1.0 course

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department.
Extra Information: Restricted to Honors Students.

4902F/G - Directed Readings in History

The subject will be selected by students in consultation with an instructor of their choice willing to give the course. This course will normally be open only to fourth-year honors students who have achieved an average of at least 80% in their third year history courses. 0.5 course

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department.
Extra Information: Restricted to Honors Students.

4903E - Senior Thesis

This course will normally be open only to fourth-year honors students who have achieved an average of at least 80% in their third-year history courses. 1.0 course

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to Fourth Year Honors History Students. Permission of the Chair is also required.

4000 Level American Studies Courses

American Studies 4420E - Independent Thesis in American Studies

The subject will be selected by students in consultation with an instructor of their choice willing to give the course. This course will normally be open to fourth-year honors students who have acheived an average of at least 80% in their third year of the American Studies program. Permission of the department is also required. 1.0 course. Restricted to Honors Students.

Fall/Winter 4420E-001
Syllabus

American Studies 4430F/G - Directed Readings in American Studies

The subject will be selected by students in consultation with an instructor of their choice willing to give the course. This course will normally be open only to fourth-year honors students who have achieved an average of at least 80% in their third year of the American Studies program. Permission of the department is also required. 0.5 course. Restricted to Honors Students.

Fall 4430F-001
Winter 4430G-001

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 Monday 10:30-12:30 Syllabus

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