2200 Level Courses

2018-19 Academic Year

Course outlines will be made available on or before June 15th 2018.

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 A. MacEachern
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
R. MacDougall
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 L. Shire Thursday 2:30-4:30pm Syllabus

2404E - Europe, 1789-1918: An Era of Revolutionary Change

European history in the period between the French revolution and the First World War was marked by cataclysmic change, political, economic, social, and cultural. History 2404E analyzes the causes and consequences of these changes and the relationships among them.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Fall/Winter 2404E E. Nathans Tuesday 2:30-4:30pm 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: Political Science 2423F/G

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

2427G - History of Russia

This course traces the history of Russia from ancient times to the present. It looks at events on the territory of present-day Russia through imperial expansion, reforms, and revolutions into the 21st century. It explores domestic, regional, and international factors, and how this complex history has been narrated. 
2 hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s): History 2409E

Winter 2427G M. Dyczok Thursday 1:30-3:30pm 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 World credit.

Fall 2503F L.M. Hernandez-Saenz Monday 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, 1.0 course

This course counts as a World credit.

Fall/Winter 2601E J.Flath Thursday 2:30-4:30pm Syllabus

2607F - History & Civilization of Medieval Islam

The course introduces the main events and themes of Islamic history and civilization and their place in world history. Topics include: Muhammad and the Qur'an, the Islamic legal system, social structure and political institutions, literature, philosophy, theology, art and architecture, medicine and science, interaction with Europe, the Crusades, and trade. 
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Fall 2607F M. Shatzmiller Tuesday 1:30-4:30pm Syllabus

2608G - The History of the Modern Middle East

The course surveys the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire, the transformation of political institutions, the formation of independent Arab states in the 20th century, Arab nationalism, fundamentalism, the impact of European and American imperialism, and the challenges of modernity for the family and status of women.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): History 2606E and the former History 2161.

This course counts as a World credit.

Winter 2608G M. Shatzmiller Tuesday 1:30-4:30pm Syllabus

2611E - Survey of Korean History

A survey of Korean history from the formation of the first Korean states to the present, focusing on domestic developments and the role of the Korean peninsula in the international system in East Asia.
2 lecture hours, 1.0 coursse

This course counts as a World credit.

Fall/Winter 2611E C.Young Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm 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

B. Millman

B. Acres

Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm Syllabus

2807G - Entrepreneurship in the United States and Canada Since 1800

A lecture and seminar course examining theories of entrepreneurship and their historical relationship to such essential business activities as finance, marketing, manufacturing, transportation, labour relations, and management. The focus is on the careers and business innovations of leading American and Canadian entrepreneurs in the 19th and 20th centuries.
2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course

Winter 2807G K.Fleming Tuesday 4:30-6:30pm 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  12:30-2:30pm Syllabus

2814F - 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

Fall 2814F J. Vacante Thursday 2:30-4:30pm Syllabus

2816A/Digital Humanities 2130A - Introduction to Digital History

In this course students will learn how historical content is produced, presented and published online; how to find and evaluate digital primary and secondary sources; and how to use computational techniques to work with digital resources. No previous background in the subject area is required.
4 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): History 3816F/G, Digital Humanities 2130A/B, 3902F/G.

Fall 2816A/2130A W. Turkel

Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-5:30pm


2822G - Jewish History from the Spanish Expulsion to the Modern Era

This course introduces students to the major events, figures, and themes of Jewish history from the Spanish Expulsion to the post-WWII era, including the Enlightenment and Emancipation, Zionism, the Holocaust, and the foundation of Israel.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): The former History 2809E, History 2815E, History 3811E

Winter 2822G K.Priestman Tuesday 9:30-11:30am 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 G. Stewart/TBA Monday 10:30am-12:30pm Fall Term Syllabus