4000 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. 

4208G - Canada and the Age of Conflict, 1896-1945

"Modern" Canada was largely shaped between 1896 and 1945, decades that witnessed a massive immigration boom, two world wars, and an economic depression. This upper-year seminar course will examine such issues as politics, war, regionalism, culture, gender, sexuality, modernity, class, race, ethnicity, religion, industrialization, urbanization, nationalism, foreign affairs, and age/generation.
2 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): History 4207E
Prerequisite(s): 2.0 History courses at the 2200 level or above.

  • International Relations Approved
Winter This course will be offered in a virtual synchronous format - on-line and at a dedicated time. R. Wardhaugh Tuesday 1:30-3:30pm Syllabus


4410G - Crime and Society in England, 1800-1900

This seminar explores nineteenth-century reform of the criminal law: the rise of modern policing and the transformation of both the criminal trial and punishment. It considers the impact of gender and class on definitions of crime and the treatment of offenders as well as the historiography of criminal justice.
2 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): History 4411E.
Prerequisite(s): 2.0 History courses at the 2200 level or above.

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


4611F - Foreign Relations of the People's Republic of China

This course will examine the foreign relations of the People’s Republic of China from its inception in 1949 through to the present day. The focus of the course will be on China’s political and security relations with global powers, including the Soviet Union/Russian Federation, Japan, India, Iran, and the USA.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s): 2.0 History courses at the 2200 level or above.

  • International Relations Approved
Fall

Seminars will be in-person synchronous – students can attend class in-person or virtually through a videoconference platform.

J. Flath Wednesday 2:30-5:30pm

Syllabus


4703G - Canada and the United States

This course analyses and compares a variety of themes which have been important in the development of both Canadian and American society. It also examines the involved and often difficult relationship of Canada and the United States, with an emphasis on the patterns of political, social, economic and military interaction.
3-hour seminar

Antirequisite(s): History 4701E
Prerequisite(s):
 1.0 History courses at the 2200 level or above.

  • International Relations Approved
Winter This course will be offered in a virtual synchronous format - on-line and at a dedicated time. K. Fleming Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pm

Syllabus

4711F - The First World War: A Revolutionary Experience

This course provides an examination of selected aspects of the First World War in various combatant nations. Among the themes to be discussed are the alliance system, the experience of battle, home-front conflicts, war culture, gender, strategic and tactical decision-making, and the memory of the war.
2 hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s): History 4709E 
Prerequisite(s):
2.0 History courses at the 2200 level or above.

  • International Relations Approved
Fall

Seminars will be in-person synchronous – students can attend class in-person or virtually through a videoconference platform.

J. Vance Tuesday 9:30-11:30am

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4712G - The First World War: A Revolutionary Research Experience

Students will work individually on an extended research project in the history of the First World War. Themes include engaging with primary documents, presenting research in a conference setting, preparing for publication, and identifying other opportunities for the dissemination of research.
2 seminar hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s): History 4709E 
Prerequisite(s):
 History 4711F/G.

  • International Relations Approved
Winter

Seminars will be in-person synchronous – students can attend class in-person or virtually through a videoconference platform.

J. Vance Tuesday 9:30-11:30am Syllabus

4816A - Digital Research Methods

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 seminar hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s): Digital Humanities 2130A/B, Digital Humanities 3902F/G, the former History 2816F/G
Prerequisite(s):
Registration in any academic program at the second-year level or above

Fall This course will be offered in a virtual asynchronous format - on-line with no meeting time. W. Turkel Online Syllabus

4821F - Spy vs. Spy

An introduction to close reading and how historians can use the techniques of structured intelligence analysis. Working individually and in groups, students will analyze a series of historical case studies from the 20th and 21st centuries. Topics include espionage, cyber war, terrorism, organized crime, homeland security, counterintelligence, and decision support.
2 seminar hours, 0.5 course

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

  • International Relations Approved
Fall This course will be offered in a virtual synchronous format - on-line and at a dedicated time. W. Turkel Monday 3:30-5:30pm Syllabus

4000 Level International Relations Program Courses

IR 4702E - Contemporary Challenges in the Global Community

The capstone seminar in the IR Honors Specialization applies historical and political science approaches to challenges relevant to Canada and the global community today. Students initiate, direct, and produce a major group project with a public policy focus aimed at the Government of Canada and/or the global community.
2 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

Antirequisite(s): the former International Relations 4701E.
Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the Honors Specialization in International Relations module.

Fall/Winter This course will be offered in a virtual synchronous format - on-line and at a dedicated time. F. McKenzie
R. Dimitrov 
Monday 10:30am-12:30pm

Syllabus