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Graduate Studies Calendar 2011-2012 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions H History HTST
History HTST

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

Department Head – W.M. Elofson

500-Level Courses

Note: Preference in enrolment will be given to Majors in History, Ancient and Medieval History Majors, and graduate students in History. All others will require special permission from the department to register while registration restrictions are in place. Registration information can be found on the Enrolment Services website http://www.ucalgary.ca/registrar/.

History 503       Topics in East Asian History
Topics may include Japanese and Chinese responses to western culture and expansion, ideas, politics.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One of East Asian Studies 317, East Asia 300, History 209, 301, 315, 317, 405, 407.01, 407.02, 407.03, or consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 504       Britain and the Wider World, 1500-1800
Reflects changing focus in the field of British imperial studies away from the Atlantic and the instructor’s ongoing research.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
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History 505       History of Western Monasticism from 600 to 1500
The history of monastic spirituality in Western Europe. The origins, nature, and various forms of monasticism and their evolution from the Benedictine to the Friar in the context of the commercial revolution.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 319 or 321, or consent of the Department.
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History 506       The Century of the Black Death: Economy, Society and Religion
A global examination of the fourteenth-century crises: famine, epidemics, civic unrest, warfare, and Papal politics. Selected topics will lead to the comparative study of the period from England, France, Italy and the Holy Roman Empire, with a critical assessment of the impact of the Black Death on late medieval society.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 319 or 321 or, consent of the Department.
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History 507       Gender and Sexuality in Modern Europe
An overview of gender theory in modern European history, with emphasis on issues of sexuality.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
A European History course at the 300 or 400 level or consent of the Department.
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History 508       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:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One of History 307, 333, 375, 381, 383, 411.02, 413.02, 483, 485, 490, 491, or consent of the Department.
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History 509       Religion, Politics, and Culture in Early Modern Europe
Topics may include 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:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 323 or 325 or 327, or consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 511       The Age of Enlightenment and the Era of Revolution and Napoleon
Selected themes from the Enlightenment to revolution including the imperial experience in France and Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Notes:
Not open to students with credit in any one or both of History 511.01 and 511.02.
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History 515       History of the Holocaust
Nazi persecution and destruction of the European Jews during World War II. Topics will include: the roots of modern anti-Semitism; Nazi policy towards the Jews of Germany in the 1930s; the Nazi "New Order" in occupied Europe; the technology of murder; Jewish resistance; the attitudes/actions of occupied peoples and Allied governments; the war crimes trials.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 333 or 413.02, or consent of the Department.
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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:
H(3S-0)
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History 519       Canada from Laurier to Pearson
Political developments in Canada from 1896-1968, with emphasis on the national scene.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 337 or 351, or consent of the Department.
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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 postwar military legacy.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Also known as:
(Strategic Studies 613)
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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:
H(3S-0)
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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:
H(3S-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 525       Topics in Canadian Intellectual History
Ideas of Canadian political, economic, and cultural theorists and social reformers in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 526       The Canadian Military in the Second World War
Through examination of topics such as leadership and adapting to warfare, this course will examine the Canadian military's ability to cope with the harsh realities of war. Emphasis will be placed on 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.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 349 or History 431, and consent of the Department
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History 527       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:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One course in Canadian History and consent of the Department.
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History 529       Topics in Native History
A history of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada: the First Nations, Inuit and Metis.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 531       Canadian Historiography
Major schools of historical writing in Canada: imperial, continental and nationalist interpretations; regional historiography of the Maritimes, central Canada and the West; selected historians and their historical methods.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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History 533       Gender History in Canada
The history of women's diverse experience in Canada will be examined through the study of aboriginal, immigrant, working-class and farm women.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
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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:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
History 359 or 361, or consent of the Department.
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. For further information in the specific topics to be offered in any year, consult the History Department.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
At least one of the following courses: History 371, 373, 477.01 or 477.02.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 543       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:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One of History 483, 485, 489, 491.01, 491.02, or consent of the Department.
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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 18th century to the 20th century; evolution of tactics in World War I; development of military medicine; innovation in European armies; colonial wars.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One of History 349, 379, 381, 383, 431, 471, 481, 483, 485, 489, 491, or consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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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:
H(3S-0)
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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:
H(3S-0)
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History 583       The United States and the World since 1890
A historical and analytical examination of the development of modern United States foreign policy from the late nineteenth century to the present. Topics include the institutional structure of foreign policy decision-making, including the role of the President, Congress, State Department, Pentagon, and public opinion, and the relationship between domestic politics and foreign policy. Historical dimensions include the turn to imperialism, World War I, the coming of World War II, the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, Latin American relations, strategic arms limitations talks, and detente.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Third or fourth year standing and one of History 361, Political Science 381 or consent of the Department.
Also known as:
(Political Science 583)
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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:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Notes:
May not be used to fulfill the 500-level requirement for a Major in history without the written 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:
H(3-0)
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:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
May be repeated for credit with consent of the Department.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in History 596.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 598       Honours Special Subject
The Honours Essay for Honours students in their fourth year.
Course Hours:
F(3-0)
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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.

History 601       Topics in Imperial History

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

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

Course Hours:
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:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 633       Topics in Modern European History

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

Course Hours:
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:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 641       Topics in Medieval or Early Modern European History

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

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

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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History 651       Reading Seminar

Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
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History 653       Research and Methods Seminar

Course Hours:
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:
H(3-0)
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History 673       Topics in Legal History

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

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

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

Course Hours:
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:
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:
H(3S-0)
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History 797       Advanced Seminar in Historical Research

Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
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