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AVAILABILITY
The Department of History does not offer all of the courses listed in the Calendar every year. Many are taught on a rotating basis, every second or third year, or as staffing permits. For the most up-to-date information on the availability of courses offered in the current year, check QCARD, the History Department webpage or the departmental office.
 
ANCILLARY FEES
In some courses an ancillary fee is charged for photocopied readings and other teaching materials. Unless indicated below, any such course fee will not exceed $30.
 
INTRODUCTORY COURSES
Any of the first-year history courses fulfills the prerequisite for further work in the subject. Students should therefore choose on the basis of the subject matter and method of instruction they prefer. HIST 121, HIST 122 and HIST 124 follow a lecture/tutorial method. HIST 125 is offered by continuing and distance studies. Standing of 65 per cent or better in any one of these courses is the minimum prerequisite for seminar work at the 300 level. (See also Enrolment Limits and Priorities above.)
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HIST-121/1.0 The Intellectual Origins of the Contemporary West 3L/S
An introduction to European intellectual history from the ancient world to the present. Concentration is on the analysis of primary sources and ideas in their historical contexts. The course offers weekly introductory lectures followed by discussion of source material in small tutorial groups where the objective is maximum student participation.
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HIST-122/1.0 The Making of the Modern World 3L/S
A thematic introduction to world history from prehistoric times to the present, with particular emphasis on the changing balance of power between regions of the globe and the contributions of the peoples of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas to modernity.
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HIST-124/1.0 Canada in the World 3L/T
An introduction to major themes and events in the history of Canada placed in a North American and world context. Topics include relations between natives and newcomers, comparative colonialism, the emergence of nation-states and new social and cultural identities. Assignments emphasize analysis of historical texts and development of research and writing skills.
EXCLUSIONS    HIST 278*, HIST 279*.
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HIST-125/1.0 The Evolution of Modern Europe 3L/T
A survey of Western and Central Europe and Great Britain from about 1750 to 1950. The focus is on the revolutions which produced modern Europe, notably the political revolutions (1789 and 1848), industrialization, urbanization, population growth, secularization, the rise of new classes, and changes in ideologies and popular attitudes.
Also offered as a distance course. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies.
Also offered at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
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LECTURE COURSES
PREREQUISITE    200-level lecture courses in History are open to all university students with second-year standing or above. However, students pursuing a major, medial, or minor concentration in history are normally expected to complete their one required introductory course (HIST 121, HIST 122, HIST 124 or HIST 125) before going on to the 200 level.
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HIST-200*/0.5 India and the World 3L
This course examines the history of India as a series of contacts with the rest of the world. Topics include Roman trade in ancient India, the Portuguese, Turkish, and Mughal empires, Ghandi in South Africa, and South Asian diasporas in Europe and North America. Course materials include histories, travel accounts, court chronicles, medical treatises, literature, and film.
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HIST-201*/0.5 Europe, 1572-1815 3L
A survey of the social, cultural, economic, political and intellectual life of Europe from the French Wars of Religion to the Age of Napoleon. Topics will include religious warfare, the Scientific Revolution, state building, economic transformation, family life, popular culture, the French Revolution, and the Napoleonic Wars.
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HIST-202*/0.5 From Partition to Reunification: German History Since 1945 3L
A survey of  German history in the post World War II period. The course begins with an overview of Germany in 1945 at the end of World War II and will proceed to examine the major developments that shaped German history until reunification in 1990.
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HIST-203*/0.5 The U.S. in the Depression and World War II 3L
These two great crises reshaped U.S. politics and society in the mid-20th century. Topics include America’s economic collapse; the transformative effect of the New Deal; the challenge of mobilizing for all-out war; the impact of war on families, workers, African Americans and others; and the emergence of the U.S. on the international stage.
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HIST-204*/0.5 The Myth and Reality of the American West 3L
For more than two centuries, no region has loomed larger in the American imagination - or in foreign views of the U.S. - than the West. This course will challenge the myths of the frontier and explore the reality of the region from the days of conquest and colonization through the late 20th century.
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HIST-205*/0.5 The Atlantic World 3L
This course explores the interconnected nature of the Atlantic World between 1492 and 1860, and breaks away from traditional emphases on the nation-state and other constructed boundaries. Topics will include migration, imperial rivalries, plantation economies, systems of labor, resistance, race, class, gender, religion and ideologies of revolution.
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HIST-208*/0.5 Introduction to Themes in Canadian History I 3L
An interdisciplinary course in which the Canadian nation state will be examined from a geographic, historical, political, cultural and economic perspective, with particular attention being paid to the First Nations and linguistic minorities.
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HIST-209*/0.5 Introduction to Themes in Canadian History II 3L
An interdisciplinary course in which the Canadian nation state will be examined from a geographic, historical, political, cultural and economic perspective, with particular attention being paid to ethnic and racial relations, national identity and cultural icons.
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HIST-210*/0.5 The History of Sexuality in Canada 3L
An overview of Canada’s sexual past. Introduces historiographical debates and theoretical approaches to the history of sexuality. Attentive to race, class, and gender, the course employs sexuality as a prism through which to view the operations of power in Canadian history.
EXCLUSION    HIST 241* (2009-10).
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HIST-211*/0.5 The Cold War 3L
This course will explore the origins of the struggle between the postwar superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union; the changing nature of their rivalry, and the way other nations were drawn into the conflict. It considers the Cold War from Western, Soviet, and various global perspectives.
EXCLUSION    HIST 241* (2007-09).
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HIST-218*/0.5 Byzantium 3L/T
An introduction to the fabled world of Byzantium. The course surveys key aspects of Byzantine political history, society and culture. It traces the transformation of the empire from its origins in third century Rome into the ‘other’ middle ages of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans ending with the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
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HIST-221*/0.5 Jewish and World Civilizations (until 1492) 3L
A thematic-chronological history of Jews; political, social, religious and cultural interactions with the ancient near east, Hellenism, Rome, Christians, and Muslims; the biblical background; the rise of rabbinic Judaism and its opponents; communal life; gender; Diaspora cultures.
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HIST-222*/0.5 Jewish and World Civilizations (since 1492) 3L
The resettlement of Jews in Europe; modernization of Jewish life and culture and resistance to it in Western and Eastern Europe, North America, Palestine, Middle East, and State of Israel; heresy, political emancipation, developments in antisemitism, enlightenment, secularization, Zionism, radicalism, modern religious movements.
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HIST-240*/0.5 Issues in History I 3L
Lecture course on a selected historical issue. Subject changes from year to year; course is either being offered for the first time or is being taught by visiting faculty. Consult department office or website for details.
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HIST-241*/0.5 Issues in History II 3L
Lecture course on a selected historical issue. Subject changes from year to year; course is either being offered for the first time or is being taught by visiting faculty. Consult department office or website for details.
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HIST-242*/0.5 Issues in History III 3L
Lecture course on a selected historical issue. Subject changes from year to year; course is either being offered for the first time or is being taught by visiting faculty. Consult department office or website for details.
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HIST-243*/0.5 The Crusades 3L
A general introduction to the history of the Crusades and holy war in the medieval period. Western, Muslim and Byzantine perspectives will be considered.
EXCLUSION    HIST 343.
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HIST-244*/0.5 Selected Topics in History 3L
Lecture course on a selected historical issue. Subject changes from year to year; course is either being offered for the first time or is being taught by visiting faculty. Consult department office or website for details.
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HIST-245*/0.5 Medieval, Muscovite, and Imperial Russia 3L
A survey of Russian history from the 9th century to the collapse of the old regime in 1917. Themes include cultural exchange and conquest, Russian orthodoxy and the secularization of the Russian state, traditions of rebellion and dissent, the customs and beliefs of Tsars, nobles, peasants and merchants, and the challenges of political and legal reform. 
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HIST-246*/0.5 The Soviet Experiment 3L
An introduction to the history of the Soviet Union from its origins in the Revolution of 1917 to its collapse in 1991. This course examines and assesses the Bolshevik attempt to found a new social, economic and political order and to create a new man and woman in the process. Particular attention will be devoted to the policies and practices of the state as well as to the experiences of individual Soviet citizens.
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HIST-248*/0.5 United States, Colonization to 1865 3L/T
A survey of United States history from the beginnings of European colonization until the end of the Civil War, emphasizing social and cultural changes.
EXCLUSION    HIST 272.
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HIST-249*/0.5 United States, 1865-present 3L/T
A survey of United States history from Reconstruction to the present, emphasizing social and cultural changes.
EXCLUSIONS    HIST 220, HIST 272.
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HIST-250/1.0 The Middle Ages 3L/T
An introduction to the main themes of Western history between the fall of the Roman Empire and the 15th century.
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HIST-251*/0.5 History of Terrorism  3L/T
Contemporary terrorism has long historical roots. This course examines theoretical debates on the nature of terrorism. It considers various definitions of terrorism, its social and political contexts, the influence of ideology, nationalism, religion, and the intellectual legacies of past terrorist movements.
EXCLUSION    HIST 241* (2005-2006).
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HIST-252*/0.5 Africa in the Modern World
An examination of Africa's involvement in modern world history. Course covers material from the slave trade to the crumbling of European empires. Major topics include: Pre-colonial African states, slavery, imperialism, the colonial state, African protest and resistance, and women's issues, among other topics.
Offered only as a distance course. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies.
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HIST-253*/0.5 History of Public Policy 3L
An introduction to the history of social welfare and public policy in Western Europe and North America. Topics include health care and public assistance; employment, pension and education policy; economic and urban planning. A major theme of the course is the emergence and development of civil, political, economic and social 'rights'.
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HIST-255*/0.5 Renaissance and Reformation Europe 3L
A survey of the social, cultural, political and intellectual life of Europe in the Renaissance and Reformation. Topics to be discussed include: humanism, secularism, printing, and exploration; war and the early modern state; prophecy, heresy, and dissent; popular culture; sex, marriage, and family life; witch hunts, panics, and magic; and the impact of the Reformation and the Counter Reformation.
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HIST-256*/0.5 The Making of the North American Environment 3L/T
A history of North American environmental issues, politics, and movements. The course explores the historical relationship between nature and culture, from the natural world of pre-contact native societies to the contemporary environmental crisis. Topics include the fur trade, 19th-century pollution, national parks, nuclear power, and deep ecology.
Offered occasionally as a distance course. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies.
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HIST-257*/0.5 Environmental History 3L/T
A global survey of the effects of human activity on our physical surroundings and vice versa, in pre-agricultural, agricultural and industrial/agricultural societies. The course will be organized topically and themes will include the relevant problems of historical method, and the history of human attitudes to nature.
EXCLUSION    ENSC 200.
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HIST-258*/0.5 Slavery in North America from the Colonial Era to 1865 3L/T
Examines the history of slavery in the United States and Canada from the colonial era to the mid nineteenth-century. Various approaches will be emphasized.
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HIST-260/1.0 Canada from the Conquest to the Present 3L/T
An introduction to some of the major themes in the social, cultural, economic and political history of Canada.
Offered occasionally as a distance course. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies.
EXCLUSIONS    HIST 269*, HIST 278*, HIST 279*.
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HIST-261*/0.5 History of Acadia 1604 to Today 3L
An introduction to the history of the Acadian population in the Maritime Provinces, from the beginnings of French colonization to the present day. This course will familiarize students with the major themes and events in the social, political, economic, and cultural history of the Acadians. Particular attention will be put on the lives of both genders and all social classes of this French-speaking people.
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HIST-262*/0.5 The Canadian Challenge II: 1950-2000 3L/T
The background to Canada’s late twentieth-century political and social debates. Themes to be covered include the emergence of rival nationalisms within the Canadian state, ideologies that have shaped debates over Canada’s future, and the Québec and First Nations questions. Such issues will be discussed and debated at a two-day conference.
NOTE    Field trip and conference: estimated cost $75.
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HIST-264*/0.5 The Vietnam War in Historical Perspective 3L/T
A survey of Vietnamese history placing twentieth-century military conflicts in a broad interpretive and temporal perspective. Reading assignments will be drawn largely from memoirs, literature, and historical scholarship by Vietnamese authors in English translation.
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HIST-265*/0.5 The Canadian Challenge I: 1900-1950 3L/T
The political, social and cultural history of Canada, 1900-1950. Themes to be covered include the emergence of rival nationalisms within the Canadian state, the Great Depression, and the problems of political leadership exemplified by such figures as Wilfrid Laurier and Mackenzie King. Major issues involving Canadians in this period will be discussed and debated at a two-day conference.
NOTE    Field trips and conference: estimated cost $50.
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HIST-266*/0.5 The Rise and Decline of Apartheid 3L/T
An examination of both the development of segregation and apartheid in 20th century South Africa and the forces that caused the eventual collapse of the system.
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HIST-267*/0.5 Modern Middle East 3L/T
An introduction to the multi-faceted history and cultural diversity of North Africa and Southwest Asia, a region stretching from Morocco to Afghanistan. Using a variety of sources including historical documents, films, music and literature, the course explores the social coordinates, political dynamics, culture and chronology which are necessary to understand modern events (from WWI) and contemporary conflicts.
Also offered at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
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HIST-269*/0.5 19th-Century Canadian Political History 3L/T
An exploration of the politics of Canada from 1791 to the end of the 19th century. Key personalities and issues will be examined. Focus will be on the nature of the various pre-Confederation colonial systems, Confederation and the evolution of the post-Confederation federal political system, with provincial systems receiving treatment on a case-study basis.
EXCLUSION    HIST 260.
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HIST-272/1.0 United States, Colonial Era to Present
A survey of political, economic, and social developments in the United States from its colonial beginnings to the post-World War II era.
Offered only as a distance course. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies.
EXCLUSION    HIST 249*.
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HIST-273*/0.5 New Imperialism 3L
A survey of the 'New Imperialism' of the late 19th and 20th centuries. The course examines the origins and course of European expansion in Africa and Asia, justifications for and theories of empire, and the 20th century decolonization process. It will conclude with reflection on the New Imperialism from the vantage point of 'globalization'.
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HIST-274*/0.5 Cultural History of Modern France 3L/T
A cultural history of France from 1750 to the present. In addition to examining developments in French art, literature, and music, the course considers the changing venues and institutions of culture and deals with such overarching themes as French notions of language, sociability, private and public space, gender, and individualism.
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HIST-276*/0.5 The British Imperial World 3L/T
A survey of British imperialism from the late 18th century through to the 1960s with a thematic focus on imperial expansion and decline, imperial ideologies and power, and the impact of empire on Britain.
EXCLUSION    HIST 254.
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HIST-277*/0.5 From Bismarck to Hitler: The Political Mobilization of German Society 1860-1945 3L/T
A study of the economic, cultural and social determinants and consequences of the political transformation of Germany in the period 1860 to 1945.
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HIST-278*/0.5 Canada from the Conquest to 1896 3L/T
A study of the major economic, social and political themes. The emphasis is upon the interaction between political events and change in the economy and society.
EXCLUSIONS    HIST 124, HIST 219, HIST 260, HIST 313.
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HIST-279*/0.5 20th-Century Canada 3L/T
A study of the major economic, social and political themes. The emphasis is upon the interaction between political events and change in the economy and society.
EXCLUSION    HIST 124, HIST 260.
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HIST-280/1.0 Gender in North American History 3L/T
A survey of the history of gender in North America. Examines topics such as patriarchy and the unequal status of women, masculinity, racial and ethnic relations, and sexuality. Also considers the impact of gender on historical events and phenomena such as industrialization, class conflict, World War II and the Cold War.
Also offered as a distance course. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies.
EXCLUSION    HIST 281*.
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HIST-281*/0.5 Gender in History: A European Perspective 3L/T
This course highlights the experiences of women in European history. Topics include: changing ideas about male and female identities, family formations, and sexual politics.
EXCLUSION    HIST 280.
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HIST-282*/0.5 The Making of the Third World I 3L/T
The subtitle of this course is 'Civilizations and Empires in Asia and Africa: The Evolution and Dissolution of the 'Third World' from 1500-2005.' This course discusses civilizations and empires from Antiquity to the Modern Age, European Imperialism and Colonialism from 1500-1945; Asia and Africa from 1945-2005.
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HIST-283*/0.5 The Making of the Third World II 3L/T
Discusses Asia, Africa and Latin America since 1945 with emphasis both on particular states (Argentina, South Africa, China for example), and on institutions such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization. It also raises the question as to whether the role of the United States in the 'Third World' should be considered imperial or merely hegemonic.
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HIST-284*/0.5 The Chinese Outside China 3L
The history of emigration from China, covering emigrant districts, six centuries of settlement in the Southeast Asian region, Chinese labourers in the Western hemisphere, identity issues, clandestine migration in recent years, and Canada's position in 'Greater China.' Readings include oral histories and memoirs.
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HIST-285*/0.5 Latin America to 1850: The Colonial Experience 3L
A survey of Latin American history from the pre-conquest era to the mid 19th century. Examines the complexities of Spanish and Portuguese colonialism, the Independence movements, and the ensuing struggle to build a viable post-colonial order.
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HIST-286*/0.5 Latin America from 1850 to Today: The Modern Era 3L
A survey of Latin American history from 1850 to the recent past. Major events of the 20th century will be examined in historical context, with special attention to issues of development, nation building, and political and social conflict.
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HIST-287*/0.5 Early Modern England 3L/T
A survey of English history during the early modern period (16th- and 17th-centuries), with a thematic focus on the formative political, religious, and intellectual upheavals of the age.
Also offered at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
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HIST-288*/0.5 The Rise of the British Empire 3L/T
This course surveys the emergence and development of the first British Empire, from the age of exploration through the loss of the American colonies. Topics will include: the conceptual impact of the new world; patterns of migration; slavery; the economic and political impact colonization; and ideologies of empire.
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HIST-289*/0.5 Britain since 1851 3L/T
A survey of British history in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Also offered at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
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HIST-290*/0.5 Ireland to 1848 3L/T
A survey of Irish history from the early Christian era to the Great Famine. Cultural, religious and constitutional developments will be analyzed.
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HIST-291*/0.5 Ireland from 1848 to the Present 3L/T
A survey of Irish history from the Great Famine onwards. Economic and cultural issues will be considered along with fundamental economic problems. Both the nationalist and the unionist traditions will be analyzed.
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HIST-292*/0.5 The Global Politics of Childhood 3L
Examines representations of and political conflicts about children in a broadly comparative context (primarily the Americas and Europe). Topics include: children and national identity, race, sexuality, war and revolution, adoption.
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HIST-294*/0.5 Arab-Israeli Conflict and Regional Security 3L/T
The history of violence and attempts at peacemaking in the Arab-Israel conflict, from its beginnings in the twilight years of the Ottoman Empire to the 'Oslo (1993) peace process' and the outbreaks of autumn 2000. The impact of this conflict on regional security.
Offered also as a Cognate course in the Program in Jewish Studies.
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HIST-295*/0.5 The Holocaust 3L/T
The background to and processes of the destruction of the Jews of Europe between 1933 and 1945. Themes to be covered include: modern anti-semitism, Jewish communities in the inter-war era, Nazi racial policies, the Judenrat, the organization of the death camps, the attitudes of the Christian churches, the role of collaborators, the ideology of mass murder, and the questions of 'compliance', 'resistance', and 'silence'.
Offered also as a Cognate course in the Program in Jewish Studies.
Also offered at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
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HIST-296*/0.5 The Making of the Muslim Middle East (550-1350 C.E.) 3L
This course examines a formative period of Islamic society: the transformations of the late antique Near East to the Muslim Middle East. The course covers the period of the rise of Islam to the consequences of the Mongol conquests. It surveys the social, political, cultural and religious history of a civilization spanning Spain to Central Asia.
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HIST-298*/0.5 Imperial China 3L/T
A survey of Chinese history, thought, and material culture from the time of the first establishment of the unified Empire in 221 B.C.E. to the last Emperor's abdication in 1912. A variety of recent reconstructions of parts of China's imperial past will also be discussed.
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HIST-299*/0.5 China since 1800 3L/T
An introduction to China's recent history, offering interpretive frameworks for issues such as the competence of the Qing government, population growth, revolutionary movements, Mao Zedong's leadership, and economic expansion.
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SECOND-YEAR CORE SEMINARS FOR HISTORY MAJORS AND MEDIALS
PREREQUISITES    Because of the intensive nature of the work involved, core seminars in the range 300-329 are restricted to students who have obtained a grade of 68 in one of the introductory history courses. Core seminars are limited in size, and are designed for students who have been admitted to the history major or medial (see Enrolment Limits and Priorities above). Students wishing to go on to take upper-year history seminars in the range 330-499 must first obtain a grade of 68 in one of the core 300-level seminars.
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HIST-300/1.0 Selected Topics in History 3S
Seminar on a selected historical topic. Topics change from year to year; course is either being offered for the first time or is being taught by visiting faculty. Consult department office or website for details.
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HIST-301*/0.5 Medieval Societies 3S
A study of one or more of the major societies that shaped the world of Europe and the Mediterranean in the medieval period. Selected issues in political, social and cultural history will be examined with an emphasis on the interpretation of primary sources in translation and debated issues.
COREQUISITE    One of HIST 218* or HIST 296* must be completed in the preceding term.   
EXCLUSION    HIST 326.
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HIST-302*/0.5 Colonial Invasions, Colonial Lives 3S
This course will focus on learning to interpret primary and secondary sources, conduct historical analysis, discern a thesis and methodology, and write analytical short essays. It will also deepen a student’s knowledge of the impacts of invasion and colonialism on the lives of colonial Latin American subjects.
COREQUISITE    HIST 285* must be completed in the preceding term.
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HIST-303/1.0 History of the Caribbean in a Global Perspective 3S
An introduction to Caribbean History from the early 15th century to the present. Topics will include early Spanish contact, plantation systems, slavery and resistance, U.S. intervention and globalization. Organizing themes include gender, race and ethnicity, cultural memory systems, identity, rediasporization, popular culture, and postcolonialism. 
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HIST-305*/0.5 Muslim Societies 3S
A study of historical societies in which Muslims have played a predominating role, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. Selected issues in religious, political, social, economic and cultural history will be examined with an emphasis on the interpretation of primary sources in translation and debated scholarly issues.
COREQUISITE    One of HIST 267* or HIST 296* must be completed in the preceding term.   
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HIST-307*/0.5 Race and Canadian Immigration to the 1930s 3S
Major themes include European colonization and contact with First Nations, slavery, racialized/ethnic workers, community building, social purity, eugenics, deportation, the Great Depression, changes in immigration policy over time.
EXCLUSIONS    HIST 238, HIST 324*, SOCY 233.
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HIST-308*/0.5 Race and Canadian Immigration 1930s to Present 3S
Major themes include changing ideas about 'race,' the Great Depression, deportation internment, post WWII immigrants and human rights, multiculturalism, First Nations, economic apartheid, globalization of labour and the politics of (non)citizenship.
EXCLUSIONS    HIST 238, HIST 324, SOCY 233.
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HIST-309/1.0 Modern Quebec 3S
An introduction to the major elements in Modern Quebec history, in social, economic, political, ideological and cultural terms, with particular attention to questions of gender, class, and ethnicity. Will also introduce students to basic historical methodology.
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HIST-310/1.0 Introduction to Modern India: Nationalism, Modernity, Postcolonialism 3S
The history of the Indian subcontinent from the eighteenth century to the present. Topics include the decline of the Mughal Empire, the nature of British colonial domination, the nationalist movement and the processes by which India came to be defined as a modern nation. Course materials include standard works of history, newspapers, novels and images.
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HIST-311/1.0 America from the Revolution to the Civil War 3S
The birth, growth, and testing of the American nation from 1763 to 1865.
EXCLUSION    HIST 214.
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HIST-312/1.0 Canadian Social History 3S
An introduction to the themes and approaches pursued by Canadian social historians, including histories of race, gender, class, colonialism, and sexuality. While specific course frameworks may vary, this core seminar will emphasize the writing, research, communiciation, and analytical skills necessary for more advanced historical study.
EXCLUSION    HIST 215.
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HIST-313/1.0 British North America, 1759-1867   3S
This course will survey the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the British colonies that became Canada from the conquest of Quebec to Confederation. Native-newcomer relations, the maturation of settler societies, and new institutional structures will receive special attention. Different historical approaches and the use of primary sources will be emphasized.
EXCLUSIONS    HIST 219, HIST 278*.
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HIST-314/1.0 American Society and Culture Since 1877 3S
An analysis of significant social and cultural trends in the United States since 1877. Topics include constructions of race and gender; consumer culture; industrialization; the myth of the frontier; popular culture; the civil rights movement.
EXCLUSION    HIST 220.
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HIST-316/1.0 European Politics and Society Since 1789  3S
A basic survey of Europe since 1789. Topics include the origins and consequences of the French Revolution; the Industrial Revolution; the development of parliamentary democracy; nationalism; the origins and consequences of the Russian Revolution; imperialism; the two World Wars; fascism; communism.
EXCLUSION    HIST 225.
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HIST-317/1.0 History of Africa South of the Sahara    3S
A survey of the history of Africa south of the Sahara from the late stone age to the break-up of formal European colonization of the continent.
EXCLUSION    HIST 226.
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HIST-318/1.0 Modern East Asia 3S
The formation of modern China, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan in historical and regional contexts. The development of research skills is emphasized, along with structured discussion of readings and research.
EXCLUSION    HIST 228.
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HIST-319/1.0 Europe and the Creation of the Atlantic World  3S
An examination of the expansion of Europe and the creation of an Atlantic world from approximately 1450 to 1800. This course focuses on the nature of the Atlantic world, the processes by which it came into existence, and its many discontents. Themes to be explored include cross-cultural contact, conquest, slavery, trade, political formations, gender, intellectual change, race, and revolution.
EXCLUSION    HIST 229.
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HIST-321/1.0 Social and Cultural Change in Europe, 1500-1800    3S
This course explores the society and culture of Early Modern Europe (ca 1500-1800). Students will read and discuss recent works of social and cultural history concerning peasants, impostors, heretics, missionaries, Asians, Persians, kings, and popes in Europe. Topics will include: Religion, Popular Culture, Carnival, Witchcraft, Marriage and Family Life, Imperialism, Courts, Social Criticism, Enlightenment, and Revolution.
EXCLUSION    HIST 230.
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HIST-322/1.0 War and Modern Society  3S
A study of the conduct of war and its implication for society and culture, principally in the 19th and 20th centuries.
EXCLUSION    HIST 233.
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HIST-323/1.0 Modern European Thought and Culture  3S
An examination of selected themes in the cultural and intellectual history of Europe from 1750 to the present.
EXCLUSION    HIST 237.
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HIST-324/1.0 Race and Immigration in North America 3S
Race relations and immigration in North American history, with emphasis on Canada from the 1840s to the 1980s. Covers native-non-native contact, European immigrants, migration of blacks from the U.S. south, ethnic radicalism, Asian immigration, Japanese internment, immigration policy, 'multiculturalism,' and changing definitions of 'race'.
EXCLUSIONS    HIST 238, SOCY 233.
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UPPER-LEVEL SEMINAR COURSES
PREREQUISITE    Admission to upper-level seminar courses in the range 330-499 is restricted to students who have completed at least one core seminar in the range 300-329 with B standing, and who did not fail any history course in the previous year. Upper-level seminar courses are generally restricted to history majors and medials (see Enrolment Limits and Priorities above). Eligible third-year and fourth-year majors and medials are free to take upper-level seminars in the range 330-499.
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HIST-329*/0.5 Modern Britain 3S
This seminar surveys themes in the history of modern Britain and its empire in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include political, social, and cultural transformations, the world wars, imperialism and decolonization, the Cold War, and the 1960s. The critical interpretation of primary source material and historical debates will be emphasized.
COREQUISITES    One of HIST 276* or HIST 289* must be completed in the preceding term.   
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HIST-333*/0.5 Southern Africa to c.1890 3S
An examination of southern African social history up to the onset of colonial rule. Topics include the 'bushmen', early state formation, gender relations, spirituality, early Portuguese feudalism, and the Dutch at the Cape. Fall Term.
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HIST-334*/0.5 Southern Africa from c.1890 3S
An examination of southern African societies from the consolidation of modern colonial rule up to the present, largely exclusive of apartheid South Africa. Topics include social and political tensions under colonialism, economic development, the 'invention of tribalism', independence struggles, and post-colonial issues such as structural adjustment and HIV/AIDS.
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HIST-335/1.0 The Age of Jackson   3S
An examination of Americans' struggles with the conflicting ideals of republicanism and liberalism in the first half of the 19th century. Topics include the presidency of Andrew Jackson, political party formation, Native Americans, African-Americans, women, labour, the expansion of slavery, and the rise of sectional conflict.
EXCLUSION    HIST 315.
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HIST-336/1.0 The Balkans in Modern Times 3S
An examination of the political and social history of the Balkans from Napoleonic times to the present.
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HIST-337*/0.5 Debates in the Ottoman Empire 3S
For nearly half a millennium, the Ottoman Empire ruled large parts of Europe, West Asia and North Africa. Although scholars agree on dates and places, they remain divided on almost every other aspect of the Ottoman past. This course investigates Ottoman history through the debates that have driven research over the last half century, beginning in the 13th century and concluding with World War I.
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HIST-339*/0.5 Jews Without Judaism 3S
This course explores the North American Jewish engagement with modern ideologies such as secularism, antisemitism, liberalism, nationalism, socialism, feminism, and neo-conservativism. Other specific topics include the secularization of universities; the recent retrenchment of Orthodox Judaism; and the resurgence of 'popular atheism.'
EXCLUSION    HIST 347.
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HIST-340/1.0 French Canada, 1830-2000  3S
The growth of French Canada since the early nineteenth century and the development of its relations with the rest of the country.
EXCLUSION    HIST 320.
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HIST-341/1.0 German Europe in the Renaissance and Reformation 3S
An introduction to German culture, religion, society and government, 1450-1555. Topics include late mediaeval scholasticism, humanism, Martin Luther, the Swiss Reformation, urban Reformation, Peasants' War, Anabaptism. A major theme of the course is the changing balance between history of ideas and social history explanations of the Renaissance and Reformation in Germany.
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HIST-342*/0.5 World History: Theory and Methodology 3S
An exploration of the theory, historiography and methodologies of the sub-discipline of World History, with particular emphasis on the defining debates of the field. Topics to be discussed include: World Systems Theory, the environment and biological processes as organizing principles, rise of the West, periodization in World History, and Big History.
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HIST-344*/0.5 Plural Visions: New World Jews and the Invention of Multiculturalism 3S
An examination of the path that led from the state-sanctioned racial profiling of immigrants in the late nineteenth century to current multicultural ideas and policies in Canada and the United States, with an emphasis on the role Jewish intellectuals, politicians, and community leaders played in developing and, sometimes, resisting such changes.
EXCLUSION    HIST 347.
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HIST-345/1.0 The Emergence of Modern America  3S
Major political, economic, and social developments in the domestic affairs of the United States from 1877 to the post-World War II era.
EXCLUSION    HIST 325.
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HIST-346/1.0 Revolution and Unrest in Latin American History 3S
A seminar on the historical origins of social unrest in 20th-century Latin America. Includes case studies of the Mexican, Cuban, and Nicaraguan revolutions, and the experiences of other insurgent movements from El Salvador to Peru. Explores root causes of political violence and government responses.
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HIST-348/1.0 Prophets and Populists, Ranters and Rebels 3S
An exploration of the adversary tradition in the 19th and 20th century West. Socialist, feminist, labour, populist, and utopian thought is explored in fiction and non-fiction works.
EXCLUSION    HIST 328.
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HIST-349*/0.5 Early Modern European Intellectual History  3S
An examination of early modern European intellectual history from the early 16th century through the mid-18th century, with a particular focus on political thought. Topics will include the Scientific Revolution, the impact of the Wars of Religion and of overseas expansion on European intellectual life, constitutionalism, Cartesianism, gender, and the political philosophies of Hobbes and Rousseau.
EXCLUSION    HIST 329*.
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HIST-350/1.0 New France, Canada During the Old Regime 3S
French-Canadian developments from the first contact to 1791. The course will focus on the French response to North America and seek to identify the social, economic and cultural influences that shaped the early development of Canadian society during the century before and the three decades after the Conquest.
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HIST-356/1.0 Health and Disease in Western Society 3S
A study of medical theory and practice from Hippocratic-Galenic traditions to the so-called 'medicalization' of the early 19th century. Topics will focus on the social impact of diseases.
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HIST-359/1.0 Ontario 3S
Major themes in the history of Ontario from the 18th century to World War II. Selected aspects of local history will be studied. Research involving the use of original sources will be emphasized.
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HIST-360*/0.5 War and Peace in 20th-Century Western Culture I 3S
An examination of the impact of warfare on 20th-century western culture. Utilizing a variety of approaches, the seminar will focus on such questions as the role of the state, war and gender, religion and pacifism, nuclear weapons and Cold War culture, and the impact of war on literature and popular culture.
Also offered at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
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HIST-361*/0.5 War and Peace in 20th-Century Western Culture II 3S
For a complete description, see HIST 360*.
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HIST-362*/0.5 The British Isles in the 19th Century 3S
The economic, social and political changes which characterized the United Kingdom's transformation in the 19th century.
Also offered at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
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HIST-363*/0.5 The British Isles in the 20th Century 3S
The economic, social and political changes which characterized the United Kingdom's transformation in the 20th century.
Also offered at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
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HIST-364*/0.5 Imperial Borderlands: Russia and the Soviet Union 3S
This course examines the multi-ethnic, multi-confessional nature of the lands of the former Russian Empire and Soviet Union, focusing on the borderlands. Topics include nationality policies, the status of Muslims and Jews, definitions of Empire, and the treatment of linguistic minorities.
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HIST-365*/0.5 History Outside the Book 3S
Examination of historical research methods using primarily non-printed sources, with emphasis on material culture and its application to community history. Students will examine the use of photographs, ephemera, artefacts, oral history, popular music, movies, magazines and posters to consider how these sources can augment written documentation.
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HIST-367/1.0 Utopian Visions and Movements for a New Society    3S
An examination of the recurring dream in European society of a glorious future and of attempts to describe and realize it. The course begins with images of the past and future in Antiquity but focuses extensively on Medieval and Early Modern Europe.
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HIST-369*/0.5 Major Issues in the History of Terrorism 3S
This course examines the historical origins of contemporary debates about terrorism. Using historical case studies, it explores major questions such as: defining terrorism; the origins of terrorist ideology; the dynamics of terrorist movements; state terrorism; and the dilemmas of counterterrorism.
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HIST-371/1.0 U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction   3S
This course explores the political, social and intellectual origins of the U.S. Civil War, experiences of soldiers and civilians, and major issues of Reconstruction. Major topics include slavery, the anti-slavery movement, the roots of secession, the Civil War and memory.
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HIST-390/1.0 Selected Topics in History 3S
Seminar on a selected historical topic. Topics change from year to year; course is either being offered for the first time or is being taught by visiting faculty. Consult department office or website for details.
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HIST-391/1.0 Selected Topics in History 3S
For a complete description, see HIST 390.
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HIST-392/1.0 Selected Topics in History 3S
For a complete description, see HIST 390.
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HIST-393*/0.5 Selected Topics in History 3S
For a complete description, see HIST 390.
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HIST-394*/0.5 Selected Topics in History 3S
For a complete description, see HIST 390.
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HIST-395*/0.5 Selected Topics in History 3S
For a complete description, see HIST 390.
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HIST-396*/0.5 Selected Topics in History 3S
For a complete description, see HIST 390.
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HIST-400/1.0 Selected Topics in History 3S
Seminar on a selected historical topic. Topics change from year to year; course is either being offered for the first time or is being taught by visiting faculty. Consult department office or website for details.
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HIST-401/1.0   Selected Topics in History 3S
For a complete description, see HIST 400.
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HIST-402*/0.5 Selected Topics in History 3S
For a complete description, see HIST 400
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HIST-403*/0.5  Selected Topics in History 3S
For a complete description, see HIST 400
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HIST-407*/0.5 Themes in History of India 3S
Aspects of the history of the Indian subcontinent from the sixteenth century to the present. Topics may include a cultural history of the Mughal Empire, aspects of the British Empire, the 'consumption' of India in post/colonial global markets, Bollywood and history, 'communalism' and 'secularism'.
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HIST-408*/0.5 Global Post-Colonial History: Solidarities, Resistance and the Legacy of Bandung 3S
This course examines struggles against racism and imperialism in post-colonial history, especially transnational solidarities and their expression in shared cultures of resistance by peoples of colour across the 'Third World' (and, later, the 'First World'). From 1955 to the present, this course charts the 'Spirit of Bandung' in revolutionary politics, culture and history.
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HIST-410/1.0  Globalization 3S
A history of the rise of global trade, competition, cultural exchange, warfare, imperialism, and development. An examination of the benefits and pitfalls of globalization, the winners and losers, in both the developing world and the rich Western world. Other issues include the possible link between globalization and income inequality and the welfare state.
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HIST-414*/0.5 Colonial India: The State, Knowledge and Power 3S
Examines the colonial state in India in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with a focus on the colonial manifestations of utilitarianism, liberalism and domesticity; and the relationship between power and knowledge as seen in language, anthropology, law, medicine. Other topics include concepts of modernity, nationalism and postcoloniality.
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HIST-415/1.0 Culture and Postcolonialism in French Canada 3S
Looks at how questions of colonialism, hegemony and decolonization have affected major trends shaping Quebec society and culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. Centers on the French-speaking population and focusses on family formation, gender roles, the Catholic Church, popular entertainment and mentalities.
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HIST-417/1.0 Byzantine Society, 330-1261 3S
An examination of the principal features of Byzantine society from its foundation in Late Antiquity down to the mid-13th century. The political history of the Byzantine state will be studied alongside many of the characteristic features of Byzantine life, belief and culture.
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HIST-418/1.0 Reformation and Revolution in Early Modern England 3S
Explores the two watershed crises of England’s early modern era: the Tudor Reformation and the Revolution of 1640-1660. Topics will include: religious warfare; early modern state-building; social and economic upheaval; and the evolution of political thought.
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HIST-419/1.0 The Italian Renaissance 3S
This course explores the society and culture of the Italian Renaissance (ca 1100-1520). Students will read and discuss great works of literature (Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio), philosophy (Ficino, Erasmus), political thought (Machiavelli, More), and lesser known sources, such as letters, diaries, and trial records. Topics will include; humanism (reception of classical literature), art, religion, ethics, and violence; ideals and realities about family life, marriage, and gender.
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HIST-420/1.0 Culture and Society in Cold War America 3S
This course explores the impact of the Cold War on the American home front between 1945 and 1991. Topics include reactions to the atomic bomb, the role of civil defense, McCarthyism, the culture of consumption, and the impact of the Cold War on the family, politics, religion, science, the arts, and social movements.
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HIST-421/1.0 The Russian Revolution 3S
Beginning with the development of revolutionary movements in the late 19th century, this course will examine major problems in the history of the Russian Revolution and the former Soviet Union. Special emphasis will be placed on the first two decades of Soviet rule and the Stalin period.
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HIST-422/1.0 The French Revolution 3S
An examination of the French Revolution and the historiographical debates it has engendered. Themes to be explored include revolutionary political culture, art and festivals, democracy and political representation, how the Revolution affected women, the Revolution in the countryside, Counterrevolution, the nature of the Terror, and revolution in the colonies.
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HIST-424*/0.5 Cultural History of Enlightenment France 3S
An examination of how the Enlightenment changed French culture, focusing on key ideas of cultural development and stagnation, changing sensibility and sociability, and cultural institutions and venues, from the academy and salon to the coffeehouse and Revolutionary festival.
EXCLUSION    HIST 331.
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HIST-425/1.0 Black Experience in Canada 3S
Examines the Black experience in Canada from the 16th to 20th centuries. Topics include slavery, the arrival of the Black Loyalists, the migration of fugitive slaves, abolitionism, creation of Black communities and institutions. Twentieth century themes include military and labour participation, social activism, Caribbean migration.
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HIST-426*/0.5 Culture and Crisis in Fin-de-siècle Europe and America 3S
An examination of the pervasive sense of crisis in European and American culture at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. The course considers how this sense of crisis affected cultural representations of class, culture, nation, gender, and self and how it produced a momentous reorientation in cultural and intellectual life.
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HIST-427/1.0 Modern European Society 3S
An intensive examination of the major themes and controversies in European social, cultural, and political history since the late 18th century. Emphasis on France, England, Germany and Russia. Topics include the social impact of the Industrial Revolution and urbanization; the rise of the middle class; Marxism; separate sphere ideology and feminism; nationalism; fascism; communism; and consumerism.
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HIST-429/1.0 American Thought and Culture 3S
Primary emphasis is placed on social and intellectual developments in the 19th century.
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HIST-430/1.0 The Crusades and the Latin Kingdoms 3S
An exploration of key topics in the history and interpretation of the Crusades, the society and culture of the Latin Kingdoms, and their impact on the peoples of the eastern Mediterranean, Muslim and Christian. 
EXCLUSION    HIST 343.
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HIST-431*/0.5 Atlantic Canada 3S
The political, social, cultural and economic development of the Maritimes and Newfoundland from the early 17th century to the present.
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HIST-432/1.0 Economy and Culture in Nineteenth Century America 3S
This course examines cultural histories of economic life in nineteenth-century America and explores the ways in which culture and the economy shaped each other throughout the century. Topics may include the market revolution, slavery, financial markets, fiction and the market, industrialization, incorporation, and consumer culture.
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HIST-434/1.0 The Canadian Left in the Twentieth Century 3S
Throughout the twentieth century, leftists in Canada, socialists, communists, anarchists, feminists, gay and lesbian activists, Greens, and others have struggled to reshape Canadian society and politics. This course traces their attempts to transform Canada by examining distinct periods and frameworks of analysis, concluding with the challenge of globalization.
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HIST-435*/0.5 World History: Theory and Methodology 3S
An exploration of the theory, historiography and methodologies of the sub-discipline of World History, with particular emphasis on the defining debates of the field. Topics include: World Systems Theory, the environment and biological processes as organizing principles, rise of the West, periodization in World History, and Big History.
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HIST-436*/0.5 Topics in Canadian Legal History 3S
This seminar explores central issues in and approaches to legal history based on Canadian examples. Topics may include the history of crime and punishment; the legal regulation of gender, sexuality, 'race', and Native-newcomer relations; the law and the evolution of modern capitalism; and the history of the legal profession, and civil rights.
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HIST-437/1.0 Religion and North American Society 3S
A study of religion in Canada and the United States, concentrating on the period 1800-1930, and examining a wide range of topics such as revivalism, gender, social reform, higher education, missions, the rise of fundamentalism, and the causes of secularization.
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HIST-440*/0.5 Britain in the Enlightenment Era 3S
This course will offer a political, social, and intellectual history of the Enlightenment in Britain. The chronological scope of the course will run from the Restoration to the French Revolution. The purpose of the course will be to set Enlightenment ideas within their political, social, and economic context, and introduce students to the methods of contextualism.
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HIST-442*/0.5 New World Societies 3S
An exploration of how New World societies were born out of the contact between Europe, Africa, and the Americas that followed Columbus’ landing in 1492. Topics will include contact, colonisation, slavery, trade, race, culture and creolization.
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HIST-443*/0.5 U.S. Interventions in the Caribbean Basin, 1823-1989 3S
An in-depth examination of the evolving relationship between the United States and the Caribbean from 1823 to the end of the Cold War, organized around debates concerning the motives behind U.S. interventions and the changing meaning of sovereignty in the Caribbean World. 
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HIST-445/1.0 Twentieth-Century Germany 3S
The course begins with an overview of German society in the generation before World War I and examines the war's impact on German society and politics during the 1920s. A major portion of the course deals with the Nazi period including the party's origins in the Weimar period, Nazi political structures, social and foreign policies. The course concludes with an overview of post-1945 Germany up to unification.
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HIST-446*/0.5 Gender, Sexuality and Race in South Asia 3S
This course explores sex, gender, man, woman, as products of particular cultural and scientific contexts, drawing on South Asian material. Themes include sexuality in Hindu mythology, colonial masculinity, sex and the body in Gandhi’s thought, the gendered underpinnings of imperial ideologies, transnational feminism and its postcolonial critics, and the expression of queer identities in South Asia.
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HIST-447*/0.5 Sex and the History of Medicine 3S
An introduction to discussions of sex and gender in the history of medicine. Main themes include: the impact of cultural and social relations on the production of scientific and medical knowledge on sex and gender, and the impact of science and medicine in the creation of social categories.
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HIST-449*/0.5 Topics in Medieval Mediterranean History 3S
Thematic topics in the history of the societies and cultures of the Mediterranean region during the medieval era. These can include comparative and cross-cultural studies of society, economy, religion and political formations across the Latin West, Byzantium, and the Islamic World.
EXCLUSION    HIST 409*.
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HIST-450/1.0 Revolutionary Warfare in the Modern Era 3S
An examination of the development of revolutionary theory and practice from the French Revolution to the present, showing the continuity and evolution of revolutionary technique under changing social and economic conditions.
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HIST-451/1.0 The Experience of War in 20th Century Europe 3S
An examination of transformations in the conception, practice and experience of war in 20th century Europe with a focus on the two World Wars. Topics include international law, gender and the home-front, trench warfare, popular violence and genocide, collaboration and resistance, and memory. Students will read primary sources such as diaries, letters and novels as well as scholarly literature.
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HIST-455/1.0 Heresy, Holiness and Idolatry in the Iberian Atlantic 3S
An exploration of the Spanish and Latin American Inquisitions and the Extirpation of Idolatries campaigns against indigenous peoples between 1492 and 1700. Themes include understanding Catholic orthodoxy, and how the practices of healing, prayer, witchcraft, and mysticism served as cultural unifiers and as markers of gender and ethnic differences.
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HIST-456*/0.5 Islam in World History 3S
An advanced study of a particular topic on the Islamic world and/or Muslim diaspora in relation to a global historiographical theme, whether religion and state, gender, migration, war, cosmopolitanism, or other issues. A previous course in Middle Eastern or Islamic world history is desirable.
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HIST-458/1.0 The Social History of Modern Canada 3S
Studies in Canadian society in its pre-industrial, industrial and post-industrial aspects, 1900-1975. Topics in labour, immigration, childhood, family, urban and rural history, with emphasis upon both the cultural and technological contexts of social change. Readings from the traditional and 'new' social history literatures. The discussion is national in scope with focus upon distinctive regional developments.
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HIST-459/1.0 British Culture and Society, 1780-1914 3S
An exploration of approaches to 'community' and 'society' in British thought and culture from the late 18th to the early 20th century. PREREQUISITE    A previous course in modern British history is desirable.
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HIST-460/1.0 The British and India, 1765-1947 3S
An introduction to the study of British rule in India. This course examines the impact of the colonial governance of India on Britain from the mid-eighteenth century to Independence.
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HIST-461*/0.5 Race and Ethnicity in Latin America, 1492 to the Present 3S
Examines the history of race relations in Latin America from European contact to the present. Topics include indigenous resistance and adaptation to conquest, African slavery and emancipation, debates about assimilation versus cultural survival, and whether Latin America provides a unique model of race relations.
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HIST-462*/0.5 Modernization and Cultural Change in Latin America, 19th and 20th Centuries 3S
Examines the social and cultural transformation of Latin America from 1850 to 1950. Themes include nation-building, urbanization, emergence of new social classes, changing role of women, debates about immigration, crime, public health, and the 'social question', and the persistence of fundamental problems of poverty and inequality.
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HIST-463*/0.5 Liberalism, Authoritarianism and Citizenship in Latin America 3S
Key debates in the political history of Latin America from Independence (1820s) to the recent past. Themes include the tension between liberalism and authoritarianism; struggles for civil, political, and human rights; populism and charismatic leaders; revolutionary and reactionary ideologies.
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HIST-464/1.0 The History of Sexuality 3S
This course examines the history of sexuality in a comparative context, using Canada, Britain and the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries as a focus.
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HIST-465/1.0 Topics in Women's History 3S
Comparative studies in the history of women and their experiences. Topics will vary from year to year.
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HIST-467/1.0 First Nations of North America 3S
An examination of First Nations history from ancient times to the present in North America with a particular focus on the Canadian experience. Topics include culture theory, disease, trade, missionaries, the writing of native history, and contemporary events.
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HIST-468/1.0 Topics in Modern European Intellectual and Cultural History 3S
An in-depth examination of intellectual and cultural changes in continental Europe, 1750 to the present, organized around such themes as changing views of selfhood, rationality, emotions, irrationality, and technology. Movements that might be examined include the late Enlightenment, Romanticism, realism, and modernism.
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HIST-470*/0.5 The Development of Capitalism in Africa 3S
An examination and discussion of the economic and social history of Sub-Saharan Africa with a primary focus on the 19th and 20th centuries.
EXCLUSION    HIST 469.
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HIST-471*/0.5 The Development of Capitalism in Africa 3S
For a complete description, see HIST 470*. PREREQUISITE    HIST 470*.
EXCLUSION    HIST 469.
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HIST-475*/0.5 Capitalism: A History 3S
The seminar considers capitalism as the result of economic, social, political, and cultural change within interconnected regions of the world during the past millennium. Readings introduce scholarly critiques of Eurocentrism along with Marxist and post-structuralist critiques of capitalism and analyze increasing inequality between peoples and within societies over time.
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HIST-476/1.0 Canada at War 3S
An exploration of war in a Canadian context, with an emphasis on how war has shaped Canadian society and the relationship between Canada and its armed forces. Topics to be studied, from a Canadian perspective, include the military as a profession, military culture, combat stress, leadership, gender and sexuality in the military, and mutinies.
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HIST-479/1.0 The Theory and Practice of Development 3S
An exploration of the history of the theory and practice of development with particular reference to Tropical Africa.
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HIST-482*/0.5 Historiography of Medicine 3S
An examination of historiography aspects of medical history including History and Philosophy, old and new subjects, old and new methods, old and new text styles. Students may orient readings to focus either on specific periods and places or on broad trends in History.
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HIST-484*/0.5 Topics in Irish History, 1798 to the Present 3S
An exploration of topics in the social, cultural, political and economic history of Ireland from the Rising of 1798 onwards. PREREQUISITE    Permission of the Department. Permission will normally be given only to students who have taken a prior course in Irish or modern British history.
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HIST-488*/0.5 Nobel Prize in Medicine: Who won it; Who didn't; and Why? 3S
By studying the careers of Nobel laureates as individuals and as groups, students will become familiar with landmarks (and disasters) in twentieth-century science. They will also learn to write and criticize histories of science and commemoration.
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HIST-490*/0.5 Topics in Renaissance History 3S
Topics will vary from year to year, but might include: Renaissance Rome, Renaissance Venice, or Machiavelli’s World. This course will introduce students to the larger issues and methods of Renaissance history by focusing on a specific place or a thinker and his/her times.
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HIST-498*/0.5 China’s Revolutions, 1911 to 1949 3S
A course on China’s nationalist and communist revolutions. Readings explore rival revolutionaries’ goals and programs. Seminars examine the internal and international struggles affecting the outcome of the civil war of 1946-1949.
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HIST-499*/0.5 China Since 1949 3S
Explores political, economic, and cultural change in the People's Republic of China, while providing an introduction to specialized research methods. Attention will also be devoted to the recent history of Taiwan and Hong Kong.
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HIST-515/1.0 Independent Study Project
Available to fourth-year students taking a major or a medial concentration in History who have maintained an average of 75 per cent or better in history courses taken to date. The project may be either a research paper involving the use of primary and secondary sources, or a more broadly conceived independent reading program. Students must obtain the approval of the supervising instructor and of the Undergraduate Committee for any project submitted.
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HIST-517*/0.5 Independent Study Project
Available to fourth-year students taking a major or medial concentration in History who have completed DEVS 430* (Modern Chinese History at Fudan) and maintained an average of 75 per cent or better in other History courses taken to date. The paper may be either a research project involving the use of primary and secondary sources, or a more broadly conceived independent reading program. Students must obtain the approval of the supervising instructor and of the Undergraduate Committee for any project submitted.
EXCLUSIONS    HIST 515, HIST 516.
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Courses of Instruction Offered by Other Departments or Faculties
A student wishing to take more than 1.0 credit of the following for credit toward a major or medial concentration in History should obtain prior permission of the Department of History. These courses cannot be applied to a history minor. All 5.0 credits required for a History minor must be earned in history courses.
 
DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS
For a complete description, see Classics.
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CLST-101/1.0 An Introduction to Greek and Roman Civilization 3L
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CLST-129/1.0 An Introduction to Archaeology 3L
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CLST-200*/0.5 Greek History 3L
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CLST-201*/0.5 Roman History 3L
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CLST-206*/0.5 Roman Britain 3L
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CLST-207*/0.5 The Ancient Near East 3L
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CLST-208*/0.5 The Levant from the Late Bronze Age to the Coming of Rome 3L
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CLST-321*/0.5 World of Late Antiquity 3L/S
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CLST-330*/0.5 Classical Greek Culture and Society 3L/S
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CLST-331*/0.5 Hellenistic Culture and Society 3L/S
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CLST-340*/0.5 The Roman Republic 3L/S
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CLST-341*/0.5 The Roman Empire 3S
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CLST-343*/0.5 The Later Roman Empire 3L
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GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
For a complete description, see Global Development Studies.
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DEVS-305/1.0 Cuban Culture and Society
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INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
For a complete description, see Interdisciplinary Studies.
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IDIS-304*/0.5 British Studies I 3L
An acceptable substitution for 200-level lecture credit in History.
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IDIS-305*/0.5 British Studies II 3L
An acceptable substitution for 200-level lecture credit in History.
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SCHOOL OF KINESIOLOGY AND HEALTH STUDIES
For a complete description, see Health Studies.
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HLTH-239*/0.5 Drug Wars and Cultures in 20th Century North America 3L
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DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
For a complete description, see Philosophy.
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PHIL-201*/0.5 Philosophy and Medicine 3L/S
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THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
PREREQUISITE    Same as for 300- and 400-level seminars in the Department of History, and permission of the Department.
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THEO-645*/0.5 The Church in Canada 3S
A seminar course which will explore major themes of the Christian tradition in Canada.
EXCLUSION    HIST 227.
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THEO-646*/0.5 Women and Christianity in North America 3S
A seminar course which examines the experience of women in the church within the North American social context.
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