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Summer Courses 2017

2017 Intersession/Summer Evening/Summer Day/Distance Studies

1401E - Modern Europe, 1715 to the Present: Conflict and Transformation

Examines central events and themes of modern European history, including: origins and impact of the French and industrial revolutions; Napoleonic wars; liberalism and reaction; socialism; nationalism; women's emancipation movements; imperialism, national rivalries and world wars; the Russian Revolution, Communist rule, and the collapse of the Soviet Union; Nazism; European integration. 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 1.0 course

Distance Studies 1401E-001 B. Acres Online Syllabus

2110B- “Rights Revolution” or “Fragile Freedoms”?: Human Rights History in Canada

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.

Summer Day 2110A P. Krats

Tuesday and Thrusday 9:30-12:30


2147A/B - Nazi Germany

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

Intersession 2147A-001 K. Priestman Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30-11:30 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

Distance Studies 2301E-001 T. Compeau Online Syllabus

3230E - Transnational Canada, 1815 to Present

This course takes a thematic approach to examine the impact of transnationalism on Canadian history in the 19th and 20th centuries.  A transnational history of Canada both challenges and complements national histories and transcends traditional borders by situating ideas, peoples, and events in connected networks and in a global context. 

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 History course at the 2200 level or above

Summer Day 3230E-001 P.Krats Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1:30-4:30 Syllabus

3813E - Public History

An exploration of history as it is understood by and interpreted for the public in varied venues and media, including museums, historic sites, historical fiction, the internet, and film. Topics include the history of public history, ethical practice, the relationships between form and content and between public and academic history. 2 seminar hours, 1.0 course

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course in History at the 2200 level or above.

Summer Evening 3813E-001 M. Dove Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-8:30 Syllabus

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