4000 Level Courses

2019-20 Academic Year

Course outlines will be made available on or before June 14th 2019.

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

"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.

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

Winter 4208G R. Wardhaugh Tuesday 12:30-2:30pm Syllabus


4213F - Life, Love & Death in Early Canada

This course explores everyday life in Canada between 1760 and 1914. Topics include birth, family and home, dress and etiquette, love and marriage, food, health, morality, death and mourning. Analytical themes include race, class, gender, social memory and identity.
3 seminar hours.
Antirequisite(s): History 4496F if taken in 2011.
Prerequisite(s): 2.0 courses in History at the 2200 level or above.
Fall 4213F M. Hamilton Monday 12:30-3:30pm Syllabus


4351F - American Captivity Narratives

An examination of American captivity narratives as an historiographical genre. Examples to be studied include colonial-era captivity accounts involving indigenous peoples and white settlers, African American slave narratives, POW memoirs, prison writings, and modern captivity stories. What do these narratives reveal about ethnic, racial, and gender boundaries in America?
2 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

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

Fall 4351F A. Sendzikas Thursday 12:30-2:30pm 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 4410G A. May Monday 12:30-2:30pm Syllabus


4603G - Silk Roads and Spice Routes: Ancient and Medieval Asia and World Contacts

This course will investigate the economic, political, religious, cultural, and technological impact of long distance land and sea trade between Asia and other world religions in ancient and medieval times up to around 1500.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s): 2.0 History courses 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

Winter 4603G C. Young Wednesday 9:30am-12:30pm Syllabus


4607F - History of Women and Gender Relations in Africa

In the past African women were powerful leaders, strong economic contributors and respected members of their extended families. This course will examine these historical roles as well as factors that undermined African women's status and changed gender relations, such as slavery, economic forces and colonialism.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): Women's Studies 4607F/G.
Prerequisite(s): 2.0 courses in History or Women's Studies, taken at the 2200 level or above if they are History courses or at the 2000 level or above if they are Women's Studies courses.

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

Fall 4607F K. McKenna Wednesday 4:30-7:30pm Syllabus

4611G - 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.

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

Winter 4611G J. Flath Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pm Syllabus


4708G - Histories of the Circumpolar Norths: 'The Last Imaginary Places'

This course examines the circumpolar Norths - Alaska, Kalaallit Nunaat , Nunavut, Siberia, Saami homelands and more. These regions have long been coveted by resource-hungry southerners and home to "Northerners", Indigenous and otherwise. Coverage includes Indigenous lives, southern imperialism, and how various Norths were conceived and re-conceived in the South.
2 hours, 0.5 course.

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

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

Winter 4708G P. Krats Wednesday 2:30-4:30pm 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.

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

Fall 4711F J. Vance Tuesday 9:30-11:30am Syllabus

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

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

Winter 4712G 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 4816A B. Turkel Tuesday/Thursday 6:30-8:30pm 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.

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

Fall 4812F B. 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, 0.5 course.

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

Fall/Winter IR-4702E F. McKenzie
D. Bousfield
Monday 10:30am-12:30pm Syllabus