3000 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. 

3205E - Identities in Conflict: Canadian Social History Since 1800

This course examines the social history of Canada since 1800, including such topics as industrialization, urbanization, class struggle, labour strife, rural depopulation, immigration and migration, ethnic tension, racism, gender struggle, sexuality, social reform, religion, culture, and regionalism. Considerable attention will be paid to the historiography and/or methodologies of the field.
2 hours, 1.0 course.

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

Fall/Winter 3205E M. Halpern Wednesday 2:30-4:30pm Syllabus

3310F - Advanced American Studies: Being American

What defines being “American”?  How is the American identity constructed, and how and why is it frequently contested?  This course employs an interdisciplinary approach to explore the meaning(s) and definition(s) of American identity from multiple viewpoints, and within the context of US history, politics, regions, values, and culture. 
2 seminar hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s): American Studies 3310F/G
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 History course at the 2200 level or above OR enrolment in an American Studies module.

Fall 3310F A. Sendzikas Monday 2:30-4:30pm Syllabus

3320E - Global America: The United States in World Affairs, 1700 to the Present

Throughout its history the United States has imagined itself as a global project. To better understand America's role in the world and the impact of international developments on the United States, this seminar explores the political, economic, military, and cultural dimensions of U.S. interaction with the world since the 18th century.
2 hours, 1.0 course

Antirequisite(s): History 3319E
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course in History at the 2300, 3300 or 4300 level or enrolment in the Honors Specialization in International Relations.
This course counts as a History credit in the International Relations module
Fall/Winter 3320E F. Schumacher Friday 9:30-11:30am Syllabus

3404G - Montesquieu to Mill: Classic Texts and Debates in Western Culture (II)

The class examines and compares the work of key Enlightenment thinkers, including Montesquieu, Voltaire, and Rousseau, as well as authors who responded to the Enlightenment and the French Revolution and interpreted contemporary changes taking place in Europe, including Edmund Burke, Friedrich Hegel, Alexis de Tocqueville, and John Stuart Mill.
2 seminar hours.

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

This course counts as a Pre-1800 History credit


Winter 3404G E. Nathans Tuesday 11:30am-1:30pm Syllabus

3412F - Britain's Sailors, Soldiers, and Empire: 1689-1902

This course examines the emergence of Britain as an imperial power in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the military means by which that empire was acquired (and lost). It explores both soldiers' and sailors' lives and the effects of war on state formation and national identity within Britain.
2 hours, 0.5 course

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

This course counts as a Pre-1800 History credit
This course counts as a History credit in the International Relations module

Fall 3412F A. May Monday 10:30am-1:30pm Syllabus

3513F - The Cuban Revolution: Origins and Legacy

The Cuban Revolution was a seminal event that affected Cuba and all Latin American countries, and shaped their relations with the United States during the second half of the twentieth century. This course analyzes the causes of the Cuban Revolution and consequences for Cuba and the rest of Latin America.
2 lecture/seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): History 3596G taken in 2010 or summer 2011
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course in History at the 2200 level or above

This course counts as a History credit in the International Relations module

Fall 3513F L.M. Hernandez-Saenz Thursday 10:30am-12:30pm Syllabus

3613F - The Koreas Since 1945

This course will investigate developments in North and South Korea since 1945. Topics will include the Korean War; economic development, military dictatorship, and democratisation in South Korea; the consolidation of the Kim family state in North Korea; and the role of the Korean peninsula in international relations in the Asia-Pacific.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 History course at the 2200 level or above or the former International Relations 2701E.

This course counts as a History credit in the International Relations module

Fall 3613F C. Young Wednesday 9:30am-12:30pm Syllabus

3722G - 'Killing Fields': Genocide in Modern History

This seminar explores the causes, elements, and consequences of genocide in modern history through historical case studies and multidisciplinary perspectives.
2 hours, 0.5 course

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

This course counts as a History credit in the International Relations module

Winter 3722G F. Schumacher Friday 11:30am-1:30pm Syllabus

3723G - The Anthropocene: History of a Human Planet

Humans of late have exerted so much influence on the Earth, and created what are essentially permanent changes to it, that some scientists and scholars argue we are in a new age not just in human history, but in Earth history: the Anthropocene. This seminar course is a global environmental history of the recent past. 
3 seminar hours.

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

This course counts as a History credit in the International Relations module

Winter 3723G A. MacEachern Thursday 1:30-4:30pm 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; or History 2811F/G and enrolment in the Minor in Public History.

Fall/Winter 3813E M.Dove Monday 10:30am-12:30pm Syllabus

3814G - Kicking & Screaming: Women's Protest Movements in 19th & 20th Century Canada & the United States

This course will focus on female protest movements whose primary goal was to better the lives of women. With attention to issues of gender, sexuality, race, and class, it will explore various conditions that gave rise to rebellion, and will assess the movements' strategies and achievements.
3 hours.

Antirequisite(s): History 2813F/G 
Prerequisite(s):
 1.0 course in History at the 2200 level or above.

Winter 3814G M. Halpern Tuesday 10:30am-12:30pm Syllabus

3823G - Global Twenty-First Century History

A thematic introduction to 21st-century history focused on phenomena that characterize our age: the global connectivity of supply chains, planetary-scale computation, the War on Terror, and unprecedented ecological change. Contemporary events are contextualized in an interdisciplinary fashion at time scales ranging from days to millions of years.
2 lecture hours.

Prerequisite(s):
 Any 0.5 or 1.0 Essay course.

This course counts as a History credit in the International Relations module

Winter 3823G B. Turkel Wednesday 11:30am-1:30pm Syllabus