2100 Level Courses

2020-21 Academic Year  

Draft course outlines will be made available on or before June 2nd 2020.  Please visit your course OWL site for final course outlines. 

2120A - Northern Enterprise: Canadian Business and Labor History

The development and effect of business in Canada from the late nineteenth century, with special emphasis on its social impact and the emergence of a Canadian labor movement.
3 hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s): History 2125F/G, the former History 2213F/G.

Fall Lectures will take place in a virtual, asynchronous format - on-line with no meeting time. P. Krats Online

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2124B - Sounds, Sights & Bits: Explorations in 20th Century Canadian Popular Culture

Canadian popular culture: poor-quality imitation of American, or crucial element of Canadian identity, worthy of “Canadian Content” regulations and financial support? This course traces the 20th century evolution of “Canadian popular culture,” offering glimpses into music, film, television, sport and more. What was enjoyed, why, and was it “Canadian ?”
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Antirequiste(s): The former History 2124F/G

Winter This course will be offered in a virtual synchronous format - on-line and at a dedicated time. P. Krats Tuesday 11:30am-1:30pm

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2137B - Draft Dodgers, Hippies, and Black Panthers: The US in the 1960s

The 1960s is often perceived as a period of radical change, especially in the United States. We examine the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and antiwar protests, the Free Speech and Women’s Liberation movements, Great Society programs, and the development of a counterculture.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite: History 3327F/G

Winter This course will be offered in a virtual synchronous format - on-line and at a dedicated time. A.Sendzikas Wednesday 2:30-5:30pm

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2148B - Police Work and Forensics in Victorian Britain

Late Victorian Britain was the setting for Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional 'consulting detective,' Sherlock Holmes, whose afterlife in television and film would have astonished his creator. We examine Holmes' world. Our subjects include the nineteenth century obsession with murder and the history of policing and detection. 
2 hours, 0.5 course.

Winter This course will be offered in a virtual synchronous format - on-line and at a dedicated time. A. May Tuesday 3:30pm-5:30pm

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2171B - Greed is Good: The History of Modern Capitalism

This course explores American capitalism in the 1980s - a decade defined by materialism, greed, and scandal on Wall Street. It examines, in particular, the rise of finance capitalism and considers this rise within political and cultural context of the era.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Winter This course will be offered in a virtual synchronous format - on-line and at a dedicated time. P. Krats Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm Syllabus


2181A - Sexual History: Expression, Regulation, and Rights in the West since 1800

This course examines the history of sexuality from the nineteenth century to the present, investigating sexual desire, behaviour, and ideologies. Topics include the body, marriage, reproduction, prostitution, same-sex relations, and religious, medical and psychiatric intervention, and help demonstrate that sexuality has been the object of social scrutiny and political regulation.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite: History 2185

Fall

This course will take place in a virtual, asynchronous format - on-line with no scheduled meeting time.

M. Halpern Online

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2186B - Zombie Apocalypse: Panic and Paranoia from the Black Death to Y2K

This course examines the impact of fear, panic, and paranoia in human history. It considers how and why concern changes into panic in some situations and not in others, and the factors that make a descent into panic possible and even likely in some circumstances.
2 Lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Winter This course will be offered in a virtual synchronous format - on-line and at a dedicated time. J. Vance Thursday 10:30am-12:30pm Syllabus

2188B - Pirates and Piracy on the World's Seas and in the Public Imagination

This course examines the history of pirates and piracy from antiquity through the present day. Among its major themes are changing definitions of piracy, the reasons individuals, groups, and nations have practiced or supported piracy, and how pirates have been depicted in popular culture.
2 Lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Winter This course will be offered in a virtual asynchronous format - on-line with no meeting time. M. Dove Wednesday 10:30am-12:30pm

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2189B - History at the Movies

This course explores representations of history on film, and the strengths and weaknesses of film as a medium for history, in both fictional film and documentaries from more than a century of historical movie-making.
2 lecture hours, 1 3-hour screening.

Winter This course will be offered in a virtual synchronous format - on-line and at a dedicated time. A. MacEachern Thursday 2:30-4:30pm

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2192A - Beer: The Business, Social and Cultural History of a Global Beverage

Examines the business, social and cultural history of the brewing and consumption of beer, from its origins in antiquity, through its production and use in the Roman and Medieval periods, to its impact on Renaissance commerce, and the revolutions in technology, advertising, corporatization, globalization and localization during the modern age.
2 hours

Fall This course will be offered in a virtual Asynchronous format - on-line with no meeting time. M. Dove Online

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