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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions H History HTST
History HTST

Instruction offered by members of the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts.

History Table for Requirements 2 and 3

For use in selecting courses to fulfill Canadian History and History before 1850 requirements.

Canadian History History Before 1850
211  203
213  204
337  211
340  303
341 305
345  319
347  321
349 326
351  327
357  332
431  359
435 365
436 406
437 422
438 425
439 426
442 464
443 473
447 504
450 510
501* 540
520 565
521  
523  
526  
527  
528  
529  
551

*May be counted with the approval of the Program Co-ordinator when the topic is appropriate.

Junior Courses
History 200       Events and Ideas that Shook the World
Designed for non-history majors, this course introduces students to the historical craft through a series of short lecture sequences that focus on specific events, ideas, and individuals that changed the course of world history.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
May not count towards the field for Majors, Honours or Minors in History.
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History 201       The History of Europe
Selected topics may include formation and breakdown of political structures: cultural, social, and technological continuity and change; development of religious and secular belief systems; interactions among cultures. Course content will vary each session. Please consult the History Department for more specific information.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 202       An Introduction to Military History
Significant events and themes in military history.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 203       The World to 1500
The development and rise of civilizations, their divergent and interacting patterns of belief, social and political organization and material and cultural life.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly History 301)
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History 204       The World, 1500-1800
The political, economic, cultural, ecological and social connections among world regions.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for History 204 and 205 will not be allowed.
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History 209       The History of China
A survey of thought in China from the cultural heroes to the present, with emphasis on philosophy, religion, and ideology. Topics covered include Shang religion, Confucianism, Taoism, Mohism, minor schools of thought, Legalism, Buddhism, Neo-Confucianism, Qing textual studies, republican ideologies, nationalism, Marxism-Leninism Mao Zedong Thought, and late twentieth-century reformist movements.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 211       Canada: Origins to 1867
An introduction to the dynamic themes in early Canadian history. Special attention will be devoted to social, economic, and political development, White-Aboriginal relations and the settlement of the Maritimes and the Canadas, and the opening of the West.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 213       Canada Since 1867
Themes in the development of the Canadian nation from Confederation to the present, with particular attention to federal-provincial relations, economic development, social movements, and western political protest.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Senior Courses
History 300       The Practice of History
Provides a grounding in the methods and practice of history.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
This is a compulsory course for History majors and prerequisite for History 496 and all 500-level seminars.
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History 303       Great Explorations
The concept of exploration from the time of Columbus to the space voyages, based on the reading of primary sources. Topics include the idea of conquest, views of different races and religions, and myths and realities of explorers and discovered lands.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 305       Slavery in the Americas
History of the enslavement of Africans and their descendants in the New World from 1492 to 1888. Themes may include the slave trade, labor, culture and religion, resistance and rebellion, abolition, and slavery’s legacy.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for History 305 and 207 will not be allowed.
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History 307       The Contemporary World
The contemporary world from the nineteenth century era of industrialism and empire, through to twentieth century struggles of underdeveloped countries for independence. Focus on growing global interdependency and the rise and the erosion of western cultural, economic, and political hegemony.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 308       Gender History
A global history of the construction of gender and sexual identities.  Examines how changing ideas about what it means to be male and female have influenced family structures, sexual mores, work life, military ideals, politics and culture.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 317       East Asia from 1800
The modern histories of China, Japan and Korea beginning with the Mid-Qing dynasty in China and the Late Tokugawa period in Japan.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 319       Early Medieval Europe, 410-1076
The sack of Rome to the eve of the Investiture Controversy. The economic, social and institutional features of Western Europe, including the origins and rise of the church, monasticism, barbarian kingdoms, feudalism and the agrarian economy.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 321       High and Late Medieval Europe, 1076-1418
Western Europe from the emergence of national states to the end of the Great Schism. The evolution of the economic, social, religious and cultural structures of Medieval Europe: the revival of agrarian, commercial and urban economies, the development of religious divisions, and the rise of church and state powers.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 326       Europe in the Age of the Renaissance and Reformation, 1400-1559
Political, social, cultural, intellectual and religious developments that transformed Europe at the end of the middle ages; roots of religious schism and its impact on politics, diplomacy and society.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for History 326 and either 323 or 325 will not be allowed.
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History 327       Europe in the Era of Religious War, 1559-1715
The clash of Protestant and Catholic forces, the eventual decline in religious passions, and the general crisis of the seventeenth century.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 332       Topics in Early Modern England
Topics may include culture and society, religion and ideas, monarchy and constitution, and empire and global relations.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for History 332 and 336 will not be allowed.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 333       The Age of Totalitarianism
Europe from 1900 to the Cold War. Emphasis will be placed on totalitarian regimes in Italy, Germany, and the Soviet Union; war and society in the two world wars; the Holocaust; and the Cold War.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 337       Twentieth-Century Canada
Explores major themes in the emergence of modern Canada, with emphasis on the rise of a national consciousness, military and diplomatic involvements, the role of the state, socio-economic developments and national unity.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 338       Modern Britain 1714 to Present
The Industrial Revolution; nationalism and imperialism; the rise of the middle and working classes; the social welfare state; emergence of modern British society, economy, politics, and constitution.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 340       Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration in Canada
Examines developments in and challenges to diversity in Canada from the eighteenth to twenty-first centuries with emphasis on ethnic and immigrant cultures in rural communities and urban centres.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 341       History of Popular Culture in Canada, 1850-Present
Selected themes in the historical development of popular culture in Canada. Topics include: leisure and recreation, sports and games, the arts, popular entertainment, travel and tourism, national heroes and icons, consumerism and the mass media.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for History 341 and 449 will not be allowed.
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History 345       Canadian Native History
Aboriginal Canada, from the beginnings of contact with Europeans in the sixteenth century, to the present, with particular emphasis on Native-Newcomer relations.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 347       Western Canada
An exploration of Western Canadian history, including themes such as: the native peoples, European exploration, settlement, rural and urban society, social and political reform, the New West, and culture.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 349       Canadian Military History
Survey of the history of the Canadian military in peace and war from 1867 to the present. Emphasis will be placed on Canada's role in World War I and World War II and on the development of the Canadian military in the Cold War era.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 351       A History of Canadian Politics
The historical development of Canadian politics and political culture since Confederation. Major themes will include the emergence and changing role of parties, the impact of federalism, political insurgency and reform, and leadership.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 354       Cities in Global History
History of the making of urban, landscapes in a global context. Topics may include the development of economic centres, urban technological and infrastructural innovations, and the complex relationships developing between the metropolis and its rural and wild hinterlands.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 357       Wild West/Mild West?: Comparative History of the U.S. and Canadian Wests
The similarities and differences in the histories of the Canadian and U.S. Wests from the pre-colonial periods to the present. Topics may include the place of frontier and the West in national historical narratives, myths, and imaginations; aboriginal peoples; immigration and settlement; land policy and land use; and the social relationships and economies that characterize the U.S. and Canadian Wests.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 359       The United States to 1877
A history of the United States from colonial settlement through the era of Reconstruction.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 361       The United States since 1877
A history of the American people since the era of Reconstruction.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 365       Latin America before Independence
The history of colonial Latin America with particular reference to political, social and economic themes such as race relations, imperial rivalries and the struggle for national independence.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 367       Latin America since Independence
A history of the Latin American nations since independence with special attention devoted to political change, economic dependency and modernization, social and economic revolution, and inter-American relations.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 372       Ways of Knowing: Science, Technology, and Medicine
A transnational examination of the relationships among these traditions in historical and cultural context. Topics may include: the scientific revolution; the early modern period; nineteenth-century technology and medicine; the emergence of the modern life sciences and neurosciences; changing scientific paradigms and research traditions.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for History 372 and either 371 and 373 will not be allowed.
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History 381       Military History: The Era of Revolutionary War and Total War
Significant events and themes in military history from the early modern period to the end of the Second World War.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 383       Military History: The Cold War Era and Beyond
Significant events and themes in military history from the Cold War through to recent post-Cold War history.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 395       History of Energy: From Fire to Fossil Fuels and Beyond
Transnational examination of the sources and uses of energy through history and their social, political, economic, and environmental impacts.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 397       Topics in World History

397.01 African History

397.02 History of the Middle East

397.03 South Asian History


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Students may not have credit for History 397.01 and 309; History 397.02 and 390; and History 397.03 and 403.
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History 398       Topics in History
Exploration of select regional, thematic or methodological issues in history.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 402       Military History of Africa
Explores the history of warfare and military structures in Africa from earliest times to the present. Informed by what is often called the “New Military History,” discussion takes place within the context of broader social, cultural, economic and political developments.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 404       The History of Taiwan
Survey of Taiwan history from ca. 1550 to the present, emphasizing pre-Chinese aboriginal history, migration to the island, government, society, inter-communal relations, Taiwan's international status, and recent democratization.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly History 385)
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History 406       The Mongol World Empire
The rise of Chinggis Khaghan (Genghis Khan) in early thirteenth-century Eurasia, the growth and conquests of the Mongol world empire, and the individual khanates of Yuan dynasty China, the Golden Horde in Russia, the Il Khanate in the Middle East, and the Chagadai Khanate in Inner Asia.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 408       The Global 1960s
Examines social, cultural, and political change in “the long 1960s” from a global perspective.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 410       Topics in Great Cities of the World
An augmented experiential learning course where students integrate their own observations and experience with scholarly readings in a “Great City.” The regional and theoretical focus of the class will vary with the subject city.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Notes:
Course is normally offered as a study abroad in Summer Term (Spring/Summer). A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 412       Russia and the Soviet Union
A short introduction to pre-nineteenth-century Russian history and a survey of the history of Russia and the Soviet Union in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, finishing with a brief examination of post-Soviet Russia.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One 300 level History course or Russian 317.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for History 412 and 411.02 will not be allowed.
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History 413       Modern Germany
German political, social, and cultural history from the late nineteenth century to the present. Topics will include unification, both world wars, Nazism, the Holocaust, the division of Germany, society and politics in the Cold War, and reunification.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for History 413 and 413.02 will not be allowed.
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History 422       Societies and Cultures in the Middle Ages
Explores the development and characteristics of Western medieval societies with regard to the social fabric, economic, religious, and intellectual life.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 425       History of the Atlantic World
The history of the Atlantic Ocean world as a zone of contact, conflict, and co-operation between and among Europeans, indigenous peoples of the Americas, and Africans, circa 1450-1800.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 426       The European Reformations of the Sixteenth Century
The origins, course, and impact of the religious reformations (Protestant and Catholic) of the sixteenth century, including changes to institutional structures, theology, and popular belief.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 427       Ideas and Events that Shaped Modern Europe
Topics will vary to address major ideas and events that helped to shape modern Europe.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 431       Canada During the World Wars
The nature, course and impact of Canada's involvement in the two world wars, with emphasis on home front developments.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 435       Prophets, Priests and Prodigals: Selected Topics in Canadian Religious History
A historical analysis of the pluralistic character of Canadian religions. Themes will include missions, native religions, awakenings, revivalism and social reform, fundamentalism and modernism, secularization and belief.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 436       History of the University in Canada and the Western World
The development, ideas, and meanings of the university in Canada since the mid-nineteenth century. The rise of Canadian universities will be contextualized within the larger history of higher education institutions in the western world over the past one-thousand years.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 437       Canadian Environmental History
Historical development of Canadian attitudes towards nature, from the First Nations and the first European settlers to the present day.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 438       History of Women in Canadian Society
Topics may include the role of women in the economy, politics, social reform, the law, health care, the domestic sphere, life course experiences, and culture.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly History 343)
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History 439       The Canadian West
Thematic treatment of topics in Western Canadian history.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for History 439 and 441 will not be allowed.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 442       Activism and Protest in Canada, 1867-Present
Examines cultures, ideas, and practices of activism and protest since Confederation. Topics include historical forms of political, ethnic, gender, religious, legal, and class-based meanings of equality and social justice.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly History 339)
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History 443       The Métis People of Canada
An interdisciplinary study of the Métis people of Canada, with special emphasis on the historical, social, economic, and political factors influencing their emergence and continued survival as a distinct indigenous group in Canada.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Canadian Studies 419)
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History 447       Northern Horizons: Subarctic and Arctic Canadian History
Historical development of the region from the beginnings of European exploration to the present day. Themes include: the indigenous peoples, Arctic exploration, Canadian sovereignty, and the politics of northern development.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly History 352)
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History 450       History of Social Policy in Canada
A historical analysis of the development of social policy in Canada from the colonial period to the present. Themes may include the relationship between citizens and government, changing perceptions on the role of the state, grassroots demands for government intervention, and the relationship between private and public programs.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 458       The United States in the Era of Depression and WWII, 1900 to 1945
The history of the United States from the dawn of the twentieth century through World War II, a turbulent period of wars and economic depression at the end of which the U.S. had emerged as a global superpower. Major themes include the rise of liberal reform; the experience of the U.S. in two world wars; the interplay of race, class, and gender in shaping American identity; and the economics of boom and bust culminating in the Great Depression and wartime boom of the 1940s.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 460       The United States Civil War Era
The political, economic and social history of the United States in the decades leading up to the Civil War, the military conflict itself and the aftermath of war.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 461       From the Pueblo Uprising to Wounded Knee: A History of American-Indian Conflicts
Military and political clashes between tribal groups, colonial governments, and the U.S. government from the late 1400s to the late twentieth century, focusing on causal factors and eventual socio-political consequences.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 462       Topics in United States Political History
Aspects of the history of American politics from the Revolution to the twentieth century. Emphasis on the process of governing; elections and party politics; legal and constitutional affairs.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 463       The United States Since 1945
The political, social, economic, and cultural dimensions of the United States from 1945 to the present. Major themes include the role of U.S. as a global superpower during the Cold War and after; the contest between liberalism and conservatism in American politics; the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s and their lasting impact; suburbanization and consumer culture; and the transition to a post-industrial economy.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 464       From Colonies to Nation: Making the United States
Explores the creation of the United States from its colonial origins through the Early National Period. Topics may include the political, military, diplomatic, legal, cultural and socio-economic challenges faced by the new nation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 467       Mexican History
Themes of Mexican history from the founding of Spain’s most important colony, New Spain, to the present.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for History 467 and 467.02 will not be allowed.
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History 471       The Military in Latin America
The history of warfare and the armed forces in Latin America from colonial times to the present. Emphasis upon modern wars, militarism, the rise of caudillos, and the impact of the military on society.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 472       Latin American Revolutions
Thematic treatment of social revolutions in twentieth-century Latin America. 
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 473       History of Crime and Criminal Justice in England
Crime and the development of the criminal courts and jurisdictions, the police, punishments, and correctional institutions, from medieval to modern times. Attention will be given to the relationship of criminality to moral attitudes and socio-economic conditions, and to the historic role of crime and punishment in local communities, society and the state.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 476       A Cultural History of Biomedical Sciences
Explores changing concepts about life, biology, and medicine from the European Renaissance to the twentieth century. Topics may include the rise of natural history, genetics, molecular biology, and neuroscience.
Course Hours:
3 units (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly known as History 477)
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History 483       World War I
An examination of the nature and course of the First World War (1914-1918), with an emphasis on the Western Front. Topics will include the historiography of the war, strategy and tactics, the impact of technology, and the effect of the war on the nations involved.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 485       World War II
The nature, course and short-term results up to 1950 of the Second World War in its global dimensions. The political as well as the military side of the Allied/Axis conflict will be studied.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 486       History of Air Power
An examination of the nature and development of air power across the world. Topics may include: technology; tactics; doctrine; the relationship between air power, weapons of mass destruction and precise attacks; the limits to air power and its role in war, peace, and deterrence.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 487       Brazilian History since 1500
Economic development, political institutions, social and cultural trends, and the interaction between men and women and the environment.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 488       Great Britain as a Great Power, 1690 - 1970
A study of British military, diplomatic and imperial history between 1690 and 1970, with a focus on the roots of Britain's power.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 489       Espionage and the State, 500 BCE - 1939
The rise of modern intelligence services in the West. Changes in the role, importance and technology of intelligence will be assessed. The contribution of intelligence to political and military strategy in selected conflicts will be examined.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 490       Espionage and the State, 1939 to the Present
Intelligence during the Second World War, the Cold War, and afterward. Changes in the role, importance and technology of attention will be assessed. The contribution of intelligence to political systems, international relations and military operations will be assessed.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for History 490 and 489.02 will not be allowed.
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History 491       Diplomatic History

A history of international relations and foreign policies of states in Europe and the world.

491.01. Diplomatic History, 1793-1918

491.02. Diplomatic History Since 1919


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 493       Topics in History
Selected topics in social, cultural, political, or military history. Previous topics have included the Vietnam War, the North American Petroleum Industry.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 494       International History of Energy
Twentieth-century history of energy in an international context. Topics may include international relations and political economy focusing on governments, international institutions, and multinational corporations and the role of energy in international conflict and co-operation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 495       Film and History
Film as a historical document, in particular as a source of social and intellectual history. Topics include: the role of film at moments of decisive historical change; the content and dissemination of political ideologies and social values; film as a source of propaganda; changing attitudes to minority groups; preservation of historical detail.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-3)
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History 496       Historical Methods and Philosophies of History
A seminar for honours students on the interrelationship between the philosophies of history and historical methodology.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300 and admission to Honours degree program.   
Also known as:
(formerly History 498)
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500-Level Courses

Note: Preference in enrolment will be given to Majors in History, Ancient and Medieval History Majors, and graduate students in History.

History 510       Religion, Politics, and Culture in Early Modern Europe
Examines the nature of late medieval religion, the social impact of the Reformations, religious violence and co-existence, and the nature and practice of royal absolutism.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300 and 323 or 325, 326 or 327.
Also known as:
(formerly History 509)
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History 511       Topics in Gender and Sexuality in History
An examination of gender theory and history with an emphasis on issues of sexuality. Topics and geographic concentrations will vary.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Also known as:
(formerly History 501)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 514       Topics in Britain and the Wider World, 1500-1800
Topics in British imperial and global history.

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300.
Also known as:
(formerly History 504)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 517       Social and Political History of Modern Britain
Topics in social, cultural and political history in early modern and modern times: e.g., the rise of the gentry and the middle class, working class identity, radical ideology and two-party politics.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300.
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History 518       Topics in Twentieth-Century German History
Topics may include: thematic explorations and/or comparisons of dictatorial regimes (Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic); the history of the GDR; the two Germanies during the Cold War; memory and memorialization in popular culture; the contested formation of a multicultural society; and social protest in the post-WWII period. For further information on specific topics to be offered in any year, consult the History Department.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300.
Also known as:
(formerly History 508)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 520       Canada and the First World War
Discussion topics will focus on the major themes in Canada's Great War military experience, including the Canadian Expeditionary Force's recruitment and training, leadership, tactical doctrine, and integration within the British Expeditionary Force, as well as developments in civil-military relations, conscription politics and the country's post-war military legacy.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300.
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History 521       Canadian Biography
A thematic approach to Canadian personalities, emphasizing the biographer's method and changing interpretations of major Canadian figures, e.g., the prime ministers, prominent women, radicals, prophets, scientists, explorers, entrepreneurs, journalists and artists.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300.
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History 523       Topics in Alberta History
Selected topics in Alberta history with emphasis upon the use of local archival sources.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 526       The Canadian Military in the Second World War
Examination of the political parameters imposed by the Canadian government on the military, the quality of Canadian leadership, and the "fit" between British forms of military organization and the fighting quality of Canadian soldiers, sailors and aircrew during the Second World War.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300 and 349 or 431.
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History 528       Exchange, Trade, and Cultural Encounter in North America
The history of cross-cultural contact in North America from the late sixteenth through nineteenth centuries, examining cultures, economies, trading institutions and views of New and Old World people.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for History 528 and either 593.10 or 593.18 will not be allowed.
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History 529       Topics in Native History
A history of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada: the First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 530       Topics in History of Canadian Foreign and Defence Policy from 1919 to the Cold War Era
Selected topics in Canadian foreign policy and defence policy from the end of World War I to the 1980's.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300 and one course in Canadian History.
Also known as:
(formerly History 527)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 535       Topics in American History
Selected topics in the history of the United States from the colonial period to the present.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 537       American Memories
Introduces students to the broad subject of historical memory, with a focus on the United States. Considers ways that historians have grappled with constructions of collective memory, personal memory, commemoration, and remembrance. Focuses on publicly controversial topics like remembering slavery, the Civil War, and the use of the Atomic Bomb in World War II.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for History 537 and 535.08 will not be allowed.
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History 539       Oral History
Introduces students to the theory and practice of oral history. Topics include ethics, methodology, memory, and community-based research. Students will conduct oral histories as one of their assessments.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300.
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History 540       Topics in Medieval History
Selected topics in Medieval History. Subjects may include: the history of medieval families; collective and individual identities, the social fabric; economic, religious and intellectual life.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 541       Topics in the History of Science
Selected aspects of the history of science, e.g., the scientific revolution, science and religion in the seventeenth century, history of scientific methods, studies of individual scientists such as Galileo, Boyle, Newton, or Darwin.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 544       Topics in Great Power Diplomacy and Intelligence
An exploration of selected themes in the history of modern statecraft. Topics may include: theories of international relations, war origins, treaty-making, Fascist diplomacy, appeasement, wartime alliances, intelligence and policy, cold war diplomacy. A seminar in which primary sources will be used.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300 and one of 483, 485, 489, 491.01, 491.02.
Also known as:
(formerly History 543)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 545       Topics in Military History
An examination of selected problems in modern military history. Topics may include: military theory; guerrilla warfare from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century; evolution of tactics in World War I; development of military medicine; innovation in European armies; colonial wars.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300 and one of 349, 379, 381, 383, 431, 471, 481, 483, 485, 489, 491.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 547       Chinese Strategic Thought
The history of Chinese strategic thought from antiquity through modernity, with emphasis on the Seven Military Classics, Chinese military history, and recent scholarship on the extent of the connection between historical and modern Chinese strategic thought.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300.
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History 551       Women in Canadian Politics
A political history of women in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Topics include campaigns for suffrage, legal personhood and equality rights, women’s political activism, the evolution of public policy concerning women, and the participation of women in public life.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300 and one of 343 or 438.
Also known as:
(Political Science 551)
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History 565       Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1492-1888
Themes may include the slave trade, plantation and urban slavery, resistance and rebellion, women, culture and religion, abolition, free people of colour in slave societies, and the post-abolition legacy.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300.
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History 569       Latin America and the Outside World
The Latin American nations in world affairs with special reference to their intellectual, economic, and political relations with Europe, North America, Africa, and the Pacific Rim. Themes will be drawn from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300.
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History 591       Directed Reading and Research
The analysis of historical problems and the use of primary sources. The content of each course will reflect the interests of the instructor.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300 and consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 593       Selected Topics in History
Topics will vary from year-to-year, and will be announced in advance.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 597       Honours Directed Reading
Directed readings for Honours students in their third or fourth year.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for History 597 and 596 will not be allowed.
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History 598       Honours Writing Seminar
The Honours Essay for Honours students in their fourth year.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 300.
Notes:
Students will work under the supervision of a faculty member, and are also expected to participate in sessions throughout the year that will normally be facilitated by the Honours Advisor.
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Graduate Courses

Note: Only a limited number of these 600-level courses will be offered in any one year. Students may obtain further information from the Department.

Graduate students outside of the department are required to have department approval to register for any of the following courses:

History 601       Topics in Imperial History

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 603       Topics in Religious History

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 607       Topics in Western Canadian History

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 623       Topics in Canadian History
An examination of crucial issues in Canada's political, economic, social and cultural history.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 633       Topics in Modern European History

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 637       Topics in Military History

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 639       Topics in History of Science
Topics may include the scientific revolution, science and religion, and the reception of scientific ideas.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 641       Topics in Medieval or Early Modern European History

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 645       Topics in U.S. History

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 647       Topics in Latin American History

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 651       Research Essay I
Provides course-based students an opportunity to propose their MRE projects to the other students, critique as a group their methods, sources and bibliographies, and present drafts of their projects for peer comment.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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History 653       Research Essay II
In consultation with their supervisor, the student completes an essay modelled on a scholarly research article, to be evaluated on use of primary sources, historiographical framing, and argumentation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
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History 655       Classics of Strategy
Strategic thought from Sun Tzu to Clausewitz, Mahan to Corbett. Analyzes the writings of classic strategic thinkers, and then by way of case studies examines their theories as they pertain to military and political planners from the Peloponnesian War to the present.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Also known as:
(Strategic Studies 655)
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History 673       Topics in Legal History

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 675       Selected Topics in History

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 690       Historiography and the Theories of History

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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History 691       Conference Course in Special Topics

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Open only to graduate students.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 791       Conference Course in Special Topics (Advanced Level)

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Notes:
Open only to graduate students.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 795       Advanced Seminar in Historiographical Interpretations

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
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