2200 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. 


2201E - Canada: Origins to the Present

This course surveys the history of Canada with an emphasis on Indigenous peoples, colonialism and imperialism; the history of warfare and international relations; immigration, industrialization and state formation; and the diverse ways that gender, class and race shaped the lives of everyday Canadians.
2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour 

Antirequisite(s): History 1201E, 2203E, 2204F/G, 2205E, 2710F/G.

Fall/Winter 2201E R. Wardhaugh Monday/Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm 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

Antirequisite(s): History 2302F/G, History 2710F/G.

Fall/Winter 2301E N. Rhoden (Fall)
R. MacDougall (Winter)
Tuesday/Thursday 11:30am-12:30pm Syllabus

2310F - American Nightmare: An Introduction to American Studies

In the increasingly polarized culture of the US, one American’s dream often seems to be another American’s nightmare. This course introduces key ideas in American culture (the American Dream, American Exceptionalism, and American Identity), and examines recent socio-political movements such as #Black Lives Matter, #Me Too, and White Nationalism. 
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s): American Studies 2310F/G

Fall 2310F R. MacDougall Wednesday 11:30am-1:30pm Syllabus

2401E - Medieval Europe

This course examines the transformation of European economies, political structures, religious and social institutions, and cultures in the thousand years between the fall of Rome and the European voyages of discovery, and the degree to which ordinary people shaped their societies and affected the course of historical change
2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course

This course counts as a Pre-1800 History credit

Fall/Winter 2401E J. Dyck Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm Syllabus

2423F - Russia and Ukraine: Past and Present

This course examines the causes and consequences of the current conflict in Ukraine. By looking at Russian and Ukrainian history, placing it in international context and exploring concepts such as state, empire, nation, and the role of mass media, it provides a larger framework for understanding what is happening today.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2423F/G

Fall 2423F M. Dyczok Wednesday 4:30-6:30pm Syllabus


2503F - Heresy, Witchcraft, and Social Control: The Inquisition in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires 1478-1800

The Inquisition, one of the most notorious and controversial institutions in European history, left a profound legacy in the Iberian Peninsula and its American colonies. Witnesses’ testimonies provide a wealth of information about the daily lives of common men and women that is absent from other sources.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s): History 2596G, taken in 2013-14.

This course counts as a Pre-1800 History credit

Fall 2503F L.M. Hernandez-Saenz Thursday 2:30-5:30pm Syllabus

2601E - History of Modern China

A study of China beginning with the decline of the Ming dynasty (ca 1600), continuing through the rise and fall of the Qing dynasty, and concluding with the rise of modern China in the late-20th century.
2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 1.0 course

Fall/Winter 2601E J. Flath Monday 12:30-2:30pm Syllabus

2605E - Survey of Japanese History

A survey of Japan’s political, social, economic, and cultural development from prehistoric times to the present. Themes will include the foundation of the early aristocratic state, warrior regimes, the rise of the Japanese empire in the 19th and 20th centuries, and Japan’s recovery and economic development after World War II.
2 lecture hours, 1.0 course

Fall/Winter 2605E C.Young Tuesday 3:30-5:30pm Syllabus

2705E - The Western Tradition in International Relations Theory and Practice

History 2705E is a ‘great books' course. The purpose is to examine critical works of international relations theory in context. The focus is “the Western tradition”. Thinkers to be considered include: Cicero, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Erasmus, Grotius, Hobbes, Frederick of Prussia, von Clausewitz, Angell, and Morgenthau.
3 hours, 1.0 course

Fall/Winter 2705E O. Drachewych Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm Syllabus

2812E - Plague, Pox and Flu: Disease in Global History

This course examines the role of disease in history, exploring how disease swept through cities, devastated populations, and transformed politics, public health and economies. Spanning from antiquity to present day, this global survey investigates society’s experience with, and response to, such diseases as the plague, leprosy, smallpox, and AIDS/HIV.
2 lecture hours, 1.0 course

Fall/Winter 2812E S. McKellar Monday 11:30am-1:30pm Syllabus

2814G - The History of Aviation

This course explores the history of aviation from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. It focuses on the key events and personalities associated with the history of aviation from the romantic era of flight to the development of the modern aviation industry.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s): The former History 2215F/G

Winter 2814G J. Vacante Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Syllabus

2886G - Fakes, Frauds and Fairs: The History of Museums

This course examines the history of museums and exhibitions and their changing role in society across the globe from the ancient world to the 21st century. Themes include the rise of anthropology and natural sciences; looting; professionalization; colonialism; representation of the ‘other’; museums as political and cultural tools; and repatriation.
2 lecture hours.

Winter 2886G M. Hamilton Monday 12:30-2:30pm Syllabus

2000 Level International Relations Program Courses

International Relations 2702E - Global Politics Since 1945

This interdisciplinary course unpacks history, theory, and practice of global politics since 1945 using experiential learning. The first semester explores the international system's evolution emphasizing the cold war and decolonization. The second semester considers contemporary global problems ranging from environment to degradation and migration to nuclear terrorism and arms spirals.
2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 1.0 course

Antirequisite(s): the former International Relations 2701E.
Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E and 1.0 course in History numbered 1201-1999.
Extra Information: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the International Relations Honors Specialization.

Fall/Winter IR2702E F. McKenzie (Fall)
R. Dimitrov (Winter)
Tuesday 11:30am-1:30pm Syllabus