2100 Level Courses

2019-20 Academic Year  

Draft course outlines will be made available on or before June 14th 2019.  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 2120A P. Krats Online Syllabus

2124A - 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

Fall 2124A P. Krats Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm Syllabus

2134B - “Talkin’ ’Bout My Generation”: Youth, Rebellion and Rock ’n’ Roll

This course uses the cultural phenomenon of rock 'n' roll as a lens to explore the connections between youth and rebellion and societal change in the latter half of the twentieth century. The spectacle of the performers and their lyrics will be used as historical texts to understand this change.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): History 2706E

Winter 2134B A. Sendzikas Tuesday 2:30-4:30pm Syllabus


2147A - 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

Antirequisite(s): History 1404E; The former History 1403E.

Fall 2147A E. Nathans Wednesday 2:30-4:30pm Syllabus

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 Lecture
2 hours, 0.5 course.

Winter 2148B A. May Tuesday 10:30am-12:30pm Syllabus

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 2171B P. Krats Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm Syllabus


2177B - The Two World Wars

This survey course is aimed at expanding students’ knowledge of the World Wars as part of a larger, collective cataclysm. It considers these conflicts as part of a thirty-year crisis out of which the contemporary world emerged, fundamentally different from what might have been projected had they not occurred.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s): History 2179

Winter 2177B A. Iarocci Monday 7:00-9:00pm 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 2181A M. Halpern Monday 2:30-4:30pm Syllabus

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 2186B J. Vance Thursday 10:30am-12:30pm Syllabus

2188A - 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.

Fall 2188A M. Dove Wednesday 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 2188B M. Dove Wednesday 10:30am-12:30pm Syllabus

2189A - 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.

Fall 2189A A. MacEachern Tuesday 12:30-2:30pm

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