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Diversity in History

Students who have declared a History Major, Double Major, Honours, or Combined Honours, and who are planning to take a minimum of six full credits in History (above the 1000 level) will be required to choose one half-credit above the 1000 level in each of four categories (A,B,C,D). Students may not satisfy two areas with the same course.

Group A

The Pre-Modern Era

2nd-Year Courses

Note: Courses in bold & italics are being offered in 2014-15

  • 2002W Late Medieval Europe
  • 2006F Atlantic World 1450-1650
  • 2007W Atlantic World 1650-1800
  • 2012F Absolutism and Revolution in Europe
  • 2015W War and Society 1550-1750
  • 2019X/Y Early Modern Europe
  • 2022F Imperial Russia
  • 2060X/Y The Civilization of Baroque Italy
  • 2061F Civilization of Baroque Italy
  • 2063X/Y Modern Italy from the Renaissance to the Present
  • 2101F Medieval England
  • 2106W Tudor and Stuart England, 1485-1688
  • 2153F Scotland from the Earliest Times to the Reformation
  • 2207W Canada from Its Origins to 1763
  • 2211 Social History of Canada before 1870
  • 2221 Rough Justice: Order, Disorder and Canadian Popular Culture to the 1890s
  • 2271 Atlantic Canada to Confederation: The Northeast in the Age of Empire, 1450-1867
  • 2331F Creation of an American Republic: The United States 1580-1865
  • 2381 Latin America
  • 2386 Colonial Latin America
  • 2392 Introduction to Caribbean History (1450-Present)
  • 2425F Africa before 1900
  • 2503 Medieval Islamic Civilization
  • 2614 Making Gender: Women and Men, Sex and Gender in Pre-Modern Europe
  • 2711 Struggles that Shaped the Modern World: 1600-1900

3rd-Year Courses

Note: Courses in bold & italics are being offered in 2014-15

  • 3000 Topics in Early Modern European History
  • 3002F The Medieval Church
  • 3003W Celtic Britain and Ireland to 1400
  • 3006 Renaissance and Reformation Europe, 1348-1559
  • 3013 Sex and Gender in Reformation Europe
  • 3030 Russian Intellectual History
  • 3040W Culture and Behavior in Early Modern France
  • 3102 Seminar in Tudor History, 1485-1603
  • 3103F Seminar in Stuart History, 1603-1688
  • 3105W English Civil War
  • 3107 The English Family and Household
  • 3108 Topics in the Social and Cultural History of England, c. 1500-1850: Madness and Marginality
  • 3109W Topics in the Social and Cultural History of England, c. 1500-1850: Everyday Life
  • 3210W Canadian Cultural Landscapes
  • 3226 Law and Justice in Canadian Society to 1890
  • 3245W French Canada
  • 3260F History of the Canadian West
  • 3273 Nova Scotia: Pre-Confederation
  • 3300 Topics in the History of the Americas, 1450-1870
  • 3350 Family and Community in North America, 1600-1900
  • 3360 Enslavement and Emancipation: African Americans in the US South to 1900
  • 3370W North American Landscapes
  • 3380F Slavery and Freedom in the Americas
  • 3394W Slavery, War and Piracy in the Early Caribbean
  • 3435W The Rise and Fall of Slavery
  • 3451 South Africa to 1860
  • 3470F Wars and Revolutions in 19th-Century Africa
  • 3509 Arab Caliphs, Turkish Commanders and Persian Viziers: Islamic History, 750-1200
  • 3510 Sultans and Shahs: Politics and Religion in the Islamic Gunpowder Age (1500-1800)
  • 3511F Ancient and Medieval History of the Persianate World
  • 3515W Food for Thought: History and the Culinary Cultures of the Islamic World
  • 3750 Social History of Seafaring: Maritime Culture in the Age of Sail

4th-Year Courses

Note: Courses in bold & italics are being offered in 2014-15

  • 4003F Medieval Civilization
  • 4004 Crime and Society in Post-Conquest England
  • 4060 Civilization of Baroque Italy
  • 4104 Punishment, Crime and the Courts in Early Modern England, c. 1550-1850
  • 4105 The English Civil War: Society, Religion and Politics, 1603-1660
  • 4106F Topics in Early Modern English History
  • 4162X/Y Advanced Seminar in Baroque Culture
  • 4250F Popular Culture in the Atlantic World, 1650-1850
  • 4360W Slavery and American Political Culture
  • 4545W Scripture & Statecraft: History of Islamic Political Thought
  • 4550 Orientalism and Occidentalism


Group B

The Modern Era

2nd-Year Courses

Note: Courses in bold & italics are being offered in 2014-15

  • 2021W Soviet Russia
  • 2022F Imperial Russia
  • 2032 20th-century Germany
  • 2041W France From the Revolution to the Great War
  • 2055W War & Society Since 1945
  • 2063X/Y History of Modern Italy From the Renaissance to the Present
  • 2081X/Y Twentieth-Century Europe in Literature, Art and Film
  • 2111W Modern Britain to 1884
  • 2112F Modern Britain From 1880 - 1980
  • 2208F Patriots, Rebels, Refugees: Canada's Roots in the Age of Revolution, 1763-1860
  • 2210F Many Canadas: 1930-present
  • 2211 Social History of Canada Before 1870
  • 2212 Social History of Canada Since 1870
  • 2221 Rough Justice: Order, Disorder and Canadian Popular Culture to the 1890s
  • 2222 Rough Justice: Order, Disorder and Canadian Popular Culture, 1890s to the Present
  • 2231 The Making of Modern Canada: Canadian Political History, 1896 to the Present
  • 2235 History of Canadian Culture
  • 2250 History of the Canadian West
  • 2260 True Believers, 1800-1914: The Left and the Right in Canadian Politics
  • 2261 True Believers, 1914 to Present: The Left and the Right in Canadian Politics
  • 2272 Atlantic Canada Since Confederation: Regionalism, Identity and Development, 1867-2000
  • 2333 The Politics of Reform in 20th-Century America
  • 2335W Modern American Culture
  • 2340F Cold War Histories
  • 2381 Latin America
  • 2382 Central America to 1979
  • 2383 Area Studies on Mexico and Central America
  • 2387 Latin America since Independence
  • 2388 Latin American Dictators: From Fact to Fiction
  • 2392 Introduction to Caribbean History
  • 2425F Africa before 1900
  • 2426W Africa since 1900
  • 2502W The Ottoman Empire and Its Legacy, 1750-1923
  • 2504 A History of the Modern Middle East
  • 2505 Turbans and Berets: A History of Modern Iraq
  • 2510 Modern History of South Asia
  • 2615 Making Gender: Male and Female from the American Revolution to the Present
  • 2711 Struggles that Shaped the Modern World, 1600-1900
  • 2712 Freedom Fighters or Terrorists? Revolution, Nationalism and Anti-Imperialism in the 20th Century

3rd-Year Courses

Note: Courses in bold & italics are being offered in 2014-15

  • 3007 The European Enlightenment
  • 3030 Russian Intellectual History
  • 3043W Napoleon Bonaparte
  • 3045F The French Revolution
  • 3049 The First World War
  • 3050W Europe and World War Two
  • 3051 Fascist and National Socialist Movements in Europe, 1900-1945
  • 3056W The Holocaust: The Destruction of the Jews of Europe, 1933-1945
  • 3090F Russian Society
  • 3092 Russian Topics
  • 3094 Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky: Their Life and Works
  • 3096 The History of Ideas in Russia: From Official Nationality to Solzhenitsyn's Neo-Slavophilisim
  • 3113 Britain in the Age of the First World War
  • 3114 Britain in the Age of the Second World War
  • 3210W Canadian Cultural Landscapes
  • 3220 Youth Culture in Canada, 1950s-70s
  • 3222 Topics in Canadian Social History, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
  • 3223 The Caring Society? Welfare in Canada Since 1900
  • 3227F Criminal Law, Crime and Punishment in Canadian Society, 1890 to the Present
  • 3245 French Canada
  • 3260F History of the Canadian West
  • 3274 Nova Scotia: Post-Confederation
  • 3282 Public History
  • 3292W Weath and Power in North America
  • 3293 The Political Economy of the Car: Fordism and Post-Fordism in International Perspective
  • 3333 The American Archives
  • 3350 Family and Community in North America, 1600-1900
  • 3358 Slavery, Gender and Power: Women in Nineteenth-Century America
  • 3360 Enslavement and Emancipation: African-Americans in the U.S. South to 1900
  • 3361F The American Civil War and Reconstruction
  • 3365 Vietnam War
  • 3367 The History of Modern Intelligence in War and Diplomacy
  • 3369 America in the 1960s
  • 3370W North American Landscapes
  • 3372 The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • 3380F Slavery and Freedom in the Americas
  • 3390F Latin America: Revolution and Repression
  • 3393 Indigenous Movements in Latin America
  • 3430F The Making of Colonial Africa, c. 1850-1930
  • 3431 Struggles in the City: Labour, Migration and Urban Life in Colonial Africa
  • 3435W The Rise and Fall of African Slavery
  • 3451 Southern Africa to 1860
  • 3452 South Africa since 1860
  • 3470F Wars and Revolutions in 19th-Century Africa
  • 3471W Wars and Revolutions in 20th-Century Africa
  • 3512W History of Modern Iran
  • 3513 From Cairo to Cape Town: Religious Revival, Identity, and Colonisation in Muslim Africa
  • 3515W Food for Thought: History and the Culinary Cultures of the Islamic World
  • 3551W Topics in Modern History
  • 3552W Topics in Modern History
  • 3750W Social History of Seafaring: Maritime Culture in the Age of Sail

4th-Year Courses

Note: Courses in bold & italics are being offered in 2014-15

  • 4045 The French Revolution
  • 4090W Soviet History Seminar
  • 4117F Winston Churchill
  • 4222 Topics in Canadian Social History, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
  • 4255 Justice, Freedom, and the State in 20th-Century Canada
  • 4260 Cowboys in North American History and Culture
  • 4300 Topics in Latin American History
  • 4360W Slavery and American Political Culture
  • 4400W Topics in African History
  • 4401 State Violence, Communal Conflict and Criminality in Modern South Africa
  • 4500W Topics in Modern History
  • 4510 Topics in Islamic and Middle Eastern History
  • 4550 Orientalism & Occidentalism
  • 4555W A Dream Palace or a Bitter Reality?: Arab Intellectuals and Their Ideologies in the Modern Period
  • 4600 Topics in Late Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century American and British History
  • 4613 Women's Suffrage from the French Revolution to World War 1
  • 4614F Topics in the History of Sexuality
  • 4639 Britain, Appeasement, and the Origins of the Second World War
  • 4987 Historiography of American Foreign Relations, 1776-1945
  • 4988 Historiography of American Foreign Relations, Post-1945


Group C

The Euro-Americas

2nd-Year Courses

Note: Courses in bold & italics are being offered in 2014-15

  • 2002W Late Medieval Europe
  • 2006F Atlantic World 1450-1650
  • 2007W Atlantic World 1650-1800
  • 2012F Absolutism and Revolution in Europe
  • 2015W War and Society 1550-1750
  • 2019X/Y Early Modern Europe
  • 2021W Soviet Russia
  • 2022F Imperial Russia
  • 2032 20th-century Germany
  • 2041W France From the Revolution to the Great War
  • 2055W War & Society Since 1945
  • 2060X/Y The Civilization of Baroque Italy
  • 2061F Civilization of Baroque Italy
  • 2063X/Y Modern Italy from the Renaissance to the Present
  • 2081X/Y Twentieth-Century Europe in Literature, Art and Film
  • 2101F Medieval England
  • 2106F Tudor and Stuart England, 1485-1688
  • 2111W Modern Britain to 1884
  • 2112F Modern Britain From 1880 - 1980
  • 2153F Scotland from the Earliest Times to the Reformation
  • 2207W Canada from Its Origins to 1763
  • 2208F Patriots, Rebels, Refugees: Canada's Roots in the Age of Revolution, 1763-1860
  • 2210F Many Canadas: 1930-present
  • 2211 Social History of Canada Before 1870
  • 2212 Social History of Canada Since 1870
  • 2221 Rough Justice: Order, Disorder and Canadian Popular Culture to the 1890s
  • 2222 Rough Justice: Order, Disorder and Canadian Popular Culture, 1890s to the Present
  • 2231 The Making of Modern Canada: Canadian Political History, 1896 to the Present
  • 2235 History of Canadian Culture
  • 2250 History of the Canadian West
  • 2260 True Believers, 1800-1914: The Left and the Right in Canadian Politics
  • 2261 True Believers, 1914 to Present: The Left and the Right in Canadian Politics
  • 2271 Atlantic Canada to Confederation: The Northeast in the Age of Empire, 1450-1867
  • 2272W Atlantic Canada Since Confederation: Regionalism, Identity and Development, 1867-2000
  • 2331F Creation of an American Republic: The United States 1580-1865
  • 2333 The Politics of Reform in 20th-Century America
  • 2335W Modern American Culture
  • 2340F Cold War Histories
  • 2381 Latin America
  • 2382 Central America to 1979
  • 2383 Area Studies on Mexico and Central America
  • 2386 Colonial Latin America
  • 2387 Latin America since Independence
  • 2388 Latin American Dictators: From Fact to Fiction
  • 2392 Introduction to Caribbean History (1450-Present)
  • 2614 Making Gender: Women and Men, Sex and Gender in Pre-Modern Europe
  • 2615F Making Gender: Male and Female from the American Revolution to the Present

3rd-Year Courses

Note: Courses in bold & italics are being offered in 2014-15

  • 3000 Topics in Early Modern European History
  • 3002F The Medieval Church
  • 3003W Celtic Britain and Ireland to 1400
  • 3006 Renaissance and Reformation Europe, 1348-1559
  • 3013 Sex and Gender in Reformation Europe
  • 3030 Russian Intellectual History
  • 3040X/Y Culture and Behavior in Early Modern France
  • 3043F Napoleon Bonaparte
  • 3045F The French Revolution
  • 3049 The First World War
  • 3050W Europe and World War Two
  • 3051 Fascist and National Socialist Movements in Europe, 1900-1945
  • 3056W The Holocaust: The Destruction of the Jews of Europe, 1933-1945
  • 3090F Russian Society
  • 3092 Russian Topics
  • 3094 Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky: Their Life and Works
  • 3096 The History of Ideas in Russia: From Official Nationality to Solzhenitsyn's Neo-Slavophilisim
  • 3102 Seminar in Tudor History, 1485-1603
  • 3103F Seminar in Stuart History, 1603-1688
  • 3105W English Civil War
  • 3107 The English Family and Household
  • 3108 Topics in the Social and Cultural History of England, c. 1500-1850: Madness and Marginality
  • 3109W Topics in the Social and Cultural History of England, c. 1500-1850: Everyday Life
  • 3113 Britain in the Age of the First World War
  • 3114 Britain in the Age of the Second World War
  • 3210W Canadian Cultural Landscapes
  • 3220 Youth Culture in Canada, 1950s-70s
  • 3222W Topics in Canadian Social History, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
  • 3223 The Caring Society? Welfare in Canada Since 1900
  • 3226 Law and Justice in Canadian Society to 1890
  • 3227W Criminal Law, Crime and Punishment in Canadian Society, 1890 to the Present
  • 3245W French Canada
  • 3260F History of the Canadian West
  • 3273 Nova Scotia: Pre-Confederation
  • 3274 Nova Scotia: Post-Confederation
  • 3282 Public History
  • 3292F Weath and Power in North America
  • 3293 The Political Economy of the Car: Fordism and Post-Fordism in International Perspective
  • 3300 Topics in the History of the Americas, 1450-1870
  • 3333 The American Archives
  • 3350 Family and Community in North America, 1600-1900
  • 3358F Slavery, Gender and Power: Women in Nineteenth-Century America
  • 3360 Enslavement and Emancipation: African-Americans in the U.S. South to 1900
  • 3361F The American Civil War and Reconstruction
  • 3365F Vietnam War
  • 3367 The History of Modern Intelligence in War and Diplomacy
  • 3369 America in the 1960s
  • 3370W North American Landscapes
  • 3372 The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • 3380F Slavery and Freedom in the Americas
  • 3390F Latin America: Revolution and Repression
  • 3393 Indigenous Movements in Latin America
  • 3394W Slavery, War and Piracy in the Early Caribbean
  • 3435W The Rise and Fall of Slavery
  • 3750W Social History of Seafaring: Maritime Culture in the Age of Sail

4th-Year Courses

Note: Courses in bold & italics are being offered in 2014-15

  • 4003F Medieval Civilization
  • 4004F Crime and Society in Post-Conquest England
  • 4045 The French Revolution
  • 4060 Civilization of Baroque Italy
  • 4090W Soviet History Seminar
  • 4104 Punishment, Crime and the Courts in Early Modern England, c. 1550-1850
  • 4105 The English Civil War: Society, Religion and Politics, 1603-1660
  • 4106F Topics in Early Modern English History
  • 4117F Winston Churchill
  • 4162X/Y Advanced Seminar in Baroque Culture
  • 4222F Topics in Canadian Social History, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
  • 4250F Popular Culture in the Atlantic World, 1650-1850
  • 4255F Justice, Freedom, and the State in 20th-Century Canada
  • 4260 Cowboys in North American History and Culture
  • 4300 Topics in Latin American History
  • 4360W Slavery and American Political Culture
  • 4550 Orientalism and Occidentalism
  • 4600 Topics in Late Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century American and British History
  • 4613 Women's Suffrage from the French Revolution to World War 1
  • 4614F Topics in the History of Sexuality
  • 4639 Britain, Appeasement, and the Origins of the Second World War
  • 4987 Historiography of American Foreign Relations, 1776-1945
  • 4988 Historiography of American Foreign Relations, Post-1945


Group D

The Afro-Asias

2nd-Year Courses

Note: Courses in bold & italics are being offered in 2014-15

  • 2021W Soviet Russia
  • 2022F Imperial Russia
  • 2425F Africa before 1900
  • 2426W Africa since 1900
  • 2502W The Ottoman Empire and Its Legacy, 1750-1923
  • 2503W Medieval Islamic Civilization
  • 2504F A History of the Modern Middle East
  • 2505 Turbans and Berets: A History of Modern Iraq
  • 2510 Modern History of South Asia
  • 2711W Struggles that Shaped the Modern World, 1600-1900
  • 2712 Freedom Fighters or Terrorists? Revolution, Nationalism and Anti-Imperialism in the 20th Century

3rd-Year Courses

Note: Courses in bold & italics are being offered in 2014-15

  • 3430F The Making of Colonial Africa, c. 1850-1930
  • 3431 Struggles in the City: Labour, Migration and Urban Life in Colonial Africa
  • 3435W The Rise and Fall of African Slavery
  • 3451 Southern Africa to 1860
  • 3452F South Africa since 1860
  • 3470F Wars and Revolutions in 19th-Century Africa
  • 3471F Wars and Revolutions in 20th-Century Africa
  • 3509 Arab Caliphs, Turkish Commanders and Persian Viziers: Islamic History, 750-1200
  • 3510 Sultans and Shahs: Politics and Religion in the Islamic Gunpowder Age (1500-1800)
  • 3511F Ancient and Medieval History of the Persianate World
  • 3512W History of Modern Iran
  • 3513 From Cairo to Cape Town: Religious Revival, Identity, and Colonisation in Muslim Africa
  • 3515W Food for Thought: History and the Culinary Cultures of the Islamic World

4th-Year Courses

Note: Courses in bold & italics are being offered in 2014-15

  • 4090W Soviet History Seminar
  • 4400W Topics in African History
  • 4401 State Violence, Communal Conflict and Criminality in Modern South Africa
  • 4500W Topics in Modern History
  • 4510 Topics in Islamic and Middle Eastern History
  • 4545W Scripture & Statecraft: History of Islamic Political Thought
  • 4550 Orientalism and Occidentalism
  • 4555W A Dream Palace or a Bitter Reality?: Arab Intellectuals and Their Ideologies in the Modern Period