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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Undergraduate Courses History Courses
History Courses

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

(Information about Course Numbering System)

The following courses are offered for degree programs.

* Before registering in a course marked *, students must obtain the written permission of the professor who will direct their work, as well as the permission of the Department Chair.

History 1100      An Introduction to Historical Studies: Europe and the ModernWorld
Credit Weight: 1.0
Description: A survey of some of the major trends in European and World Societies from the early modern period to the present, including the development of nation-states and political, economic, and cultural movements.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 2010      Environmental History: A Global View
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: An historical survey of human interaction with the environment from the earliest fishing, gathering, and hunting societies to the contemporary global spread of industrial capitalism. Increasing evidence of ecological crisis in the late twentieth century and responses to this evidence are given historical context.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 2110      Modern Europe I, 1789-1914
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: A survey of modern European history from the French Revolution to the eve of the First World War. It is organized chronologically and thematically and concentrates on major developments in politics (national and international), ideology, society and culture. The study of key events or phenomena will provide a clear understanding of the main historical forces at work. The lectures will be supported by the study of selected historical and historiographical documents.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 2130      Modern Europe II, 1914-1990
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: A survey of modern European history from the First World War to the German reunification. It is organized chronologically and thematically and concentrates on major developments in politics (national and international), ideology, society and culture. The study of key events or phenomena will provide a clear understanding of the main historical forces at work. The lectures will be supported by the study of selected historical and historiographical documents.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 2138      Revolutionary France, 1789-1870
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: A survey of modern French history from the French Revolution to the downfall of the Second Empire. The content is organized chronologically and thematically and concentrates on major developments in politics, ideology, society and culture. The study of key events or phenomena will provide a clear comprehension of the main historical forces at work. More specifically, one of the aims of this course will be to understand the alternation of revolutionary outbreaks and conservative reactions from the French revolution to the Commune in 1870. The lectures will be supported by the study of selected historical and historiography documents.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 2139      Republican France, 1870-1983
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 2138 or permission of the instructor
Description: A survey of French history from the establishment of the Third Republic to the first years of Francois Mitterand's presidency. The content is organized chronologically and thematically and concentrates on major developments in politics, ideology, society and culture. A special attention will be given to French colonization and decolonisation, and to France's policies during the two World Wars and the Cold War. The lectures will be supported by the study of selected historical and historiography documents.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 2201      Greek
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: Major topics in Greek history down to the death of Alexander the Great (323 B.C.).
Cross-List(s): Classics 2201
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 2203      Roman
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: Major topics in Roman history down to 500 A.D.
Cross-List(s): Classics 2203
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 2301      Canadian
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: Canadian history from the establishment of the first colonial settlements to the present, with an opportunity for students to examine in detail selected aspects of this development.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 2311      Native Peoples and Newcomers
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of Indigenous Learning, Indigenous Learning Courses, Indigenous Learning 2311, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Indigenous Learning 2311
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History 2313      Canadian Military History to 1919
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: An overview of Canadian military history from the first permanent European settlement to the end of World War I, including the impact of war on Canada, defence policy issues, the evolution of Canada's military, the Militia Myth, the conscription crisis of 1917 and specific wars such as the War of 1812, Boer War and World War I.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 2315      Canadian Military History Since 1919
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: An overview of Canadian military history from the end of World War I to the present, including the impact of war on Canada, defence policy issues, the evolution of Canada's military, conscription crises, peacekeeping and specific wars such as the World War II, Korean War, and Cold War.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 2317      History of Women and the Law
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of Women's Studies, Women's Studies Core Courses, Women's Studies 2317, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Political Science 2317/Women's Studies 2317
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History 2330      Social Protests in 20th C. North America
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: Examines social protests and their related movements in North America in the twentieth century. Topics include pacifism, labour movements, civil rights, feminism, Aboriginal rights, and environmentalism.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 2335      History of Women in Pre-Confederation Canada
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 and/or Women's Studies 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: Offers a survey of the diverse experiences of women in Canada from the 1600s to the 1800s. Emphasizes the ways in which race/ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality shaped the lives of women in Canada.
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 2335
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previously taken History 3305/Women's Studies 3305 may not take History 2335/Women's Studies 2335 for credit.
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History 2336      History of Women in Post-Confederation Canada
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 and/or Women's Studies 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: Offers a survey of the diverse experiences of women in Canada from the 1800s to the present. Emphasizes the ways in which race/ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality shaped the lives of women in Canada.
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 2336
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previously taken History 3305/Women's Studies 3305 may not take History 2336/Women's Studies 2336 for credit.
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History 2401      British
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: A survey of British (mainly, though not exclusively, English) history, concentrating on the major political, economic and social developments from the Norman Conquest to the eve of the First World War.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 2431      Native Peoples and the Past
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of Indigenous Learning, Indigenous Learning Courses, Indigenous Learning 2431, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Indigenous Learning 2431
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History 2501      American
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: An analysis of the development of U.S. institutions, assumptions and attitudes from the colonial period to the present; an attempt to understand the phenomenon of the modern U.S. in terms of its historical evolution.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 2513      Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: Designed to give students a general knowledge of the history of Latin America and the Caribbean from the arrival of Columbus to the early 19th century struggles for independence from Spain.
Cross-List(s): Indigenous Learning 2513
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have taken History 2520 previously may not take History 2513 for credit.
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History 2515      Modern Latin America and the Caribbean
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: Designed to give students a general knowledge of Latin American and Caribbean History during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Cross-List(s): Indigenous Learning 2515
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have taken History 2520 previously may not take History 2515 for credit.
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History 2611      Chinese
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: A survey of the civilization of China from the earliest times to the present: a study of the traditional civilization of China through the reading of contemporary sources; an examination of the modern transformation of this civilization.
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
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History 2613      Japanese
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: A survey of the civilization of Japan from the earliest times to the present: a study of the traditional civilization of Japan through the reading of contemporary sources; an examination of the modern transformation of this civilization.
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
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History 2615      Traditional East Asia
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: A survey of historical events and processes in East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam) from classical times to c. 1800. Topics will include state formation, the development of philosophical and religious traditions, and cultural and economic interchange within the region and with the wider world.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 2617      Modern East Asia
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: A survey of historical events and processes in East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam) from c. 1800 to the present. Topics will include contacts with the West, the creation of modern national states, imperialism, revolutionary movements, and cultural and economic developments.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 2619      Modern South and Southeast Asia
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: A survey of historical processes in South Asia and Southeast Asia from c. 1750 to the present. Themes include the interactions between different peoples and cultures in the region, the European colonial system, national liberation struggles, and the economic and political challenges in the formation of post-colonial nation-states.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 2711      Women's Action for Social Change
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of Women's Studies, Women's Studies Core Courses, Women's Studies 2711, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 2711
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History 2730      History of Medicine, 1500-1800
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: An introduction to the history of health, disease, and medical treatment in early modern Europe and its empires, with an emphasis on the diversity of medical practices and beliefs and their social and cultural contexts.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 2731      History of Medicine, 1800-1950
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: An introduction to the history of modern medicine in the context of social, political, economic and cultural developments in the Western world during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 2751      History of Film to 1960
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: An introduction to the study of film history from cinema's origins in the 1890s to the 1960s. Students will consider the historical, cultural, and aesthetic contexts and issues of production, distribution, and exhibition of diverse cinematic movements from different parts of the world.
Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
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History 2811      Special Studies
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the Department
Description: A special course normally given by a visiting faculty member in the Fall Term. Name of the instructor and the subject matter of the course will be announced in advance by the department.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 2821      Special Studies
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the Department
Description: A special course normally given by a visiting faculty member. Name of the instructor and the subject matter of the course will be announced in advance by the department.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 2830      Introduction to Historical Methods
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: An introduction to the theory and methods of historical study. Students explore the variety of ways history has been written with emphasis on nineteenth and twentieth century scholarship in the human sciences. Special attention is paid to the process of undertaking and completing historical research.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 3101      The Capitalist Era
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: A study of the origin and development of business, technology and the ideological superstructure which constitutes the capitalist system of modern Europe: the creation of historically true explanatory theories.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 3106      European Women in Historical Perspective
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: This course provides an historical survey examining the social, political, economic, and religious positions of European women from the Medieval period to the Twentieth century. The relationship between definitions of women's 'nature' and the diverse lived experiences of women is explored through such themes as sexuality, family structures, labour, revolutionary movements, and women's role in European imperialism.
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 3106
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 3120      Modern Italy, 1870-1993
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: Examines Italian history from the formation of the Italian state to the scandals that ended the domination of the Christian Democratic and Socialist parties in the 1990s. The course uses lectures and seminar groups to explore diverse approaches to the study of history, including intellectual, social, economic, and labour history, as well as covering more conventional political topics. The course assesses the traditional role of Italian elites, the place of fascism in Italian history, and Italian political and economic reconstruction after World War II.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 3140      The Hitler State
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Department
Description: A historical assessment of the politics and personality of Adolf Hitler and of the impact of Nazism on Germany and the world, 1919-45.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 3171      Finland and the Nordic Region in the 19th Century
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, with cognate reference to Iceland, Greenland, Karelia, and the Baltic Nations. The Congress of Vienna settlement; the National Awakenings and ethno-cultural nationalism; the growth of commerce and industry; the diversification of society and thought; political and cultural change; emigration; the competition of German and English influence.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 3172      Finland and the Nordic Region in the 20th Century
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, with cognate reference to Iceland, Greenland, Karelia, and the Baltic Nations. Economic, social, and political diversification; emigration; Norwegian separatism and independence; Finnish recovery of statehood; inter-cultural adjustments; the tests of two World Wars; Mannerheim and the independence of Northern Europe; indigenous populations; social and economic policy; neutral or allied; the new prosperity and the global extension.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 3310      Canada: History and Biography
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in Historyor permission of the instructor
Description: A selective overview of the history of Canada investigated through individual lives. This course explores how people have shaped and been shaped by larger social, cultural, political, and economic trends. Pays special attention to the relationship between history and biography in historical writing.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 3311      The American Impact on Canada
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: An investigation in an historical context of the relationship between Canada and the United States, emphasizing the economic, social, and cultural aspects of this relationship rather than the diplomatic.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have taken History 3301 previously may not take History 3311 for credit.
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History 3312      Canadian Labour History
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: An examination of social, political, and economic issues shaping the development of the Canadian working class from the seventeenth century to the late twentieth century. Students will examine the ideological divisions, ethnic relations, and gender roles within the working class and within the labour movement, with special attention given to the history of Northwestern Ontario.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 3314      History of the Canadian North
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: Introduces students to the history of Northern Canada. The major themes will focus on evolving cultural, political, socio-economic, and environmental histories, with particular attention paid to the Canadian North's historical position within the Circumpolar World.
Cross-List(s): Northern Studies 3314
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 3330      The North American Fur Trade
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description:

A survey of the varied domains of the fur trade in North America and the scholarship that has developed on this topic; study of the social consequences as well as the economic nature of the trade; appreciation of the basic role of the Native people in this trade and assessment of the effect it had on their history.


Cross-List(s): Indigenous Learning 3330/Northern Studies 3330
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have taken History 3304/Indigenous Learning 3304 previously may not take History 3330/Indigenous Learning 3330/Northern Studies 3330 for credit.
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History 3332      Popular Culture in Modern Canada
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): TWo FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: Critically examines the history of popular culture in modern Canada. Topics covered include art, music, spectator sports, fashion, food and drink, dating rituals, and carnivals.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have taken History 3320 previously may not take History 3332 for credit.
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History 3333      Colonial Encounters in Canada
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description:

Moving beyond traditional definitions of colonialism, the course explores the breadth and nature of Canada's internal colonial project through a thematic, rather than a chronological, approach. The course content focuses on relations of race, gender, class, and sexuality forged in colonial space and examines the contested and complicated terrain and legacies of colonial encounters in Canada. Students are encouraged to re-examine the history of Canada through the lens of colonialism and consider its impact on nation building, citizenship, and nationalism.


Cross-List(s): Indigenous Learning 3333
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 3408      Victorian Culture and Society
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: A study of selected topics in the cultural and social history of Britain from the 1830s to the beginning of World War I.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 3501      20th Century Central America and the Caribbean
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: A course designed to give students a general understanding of the main events in the evolution of Central American and Caribbean history since 1900. The focus is on the issues of gender, class, race and ethnicity within the context of the social, political and economic development of the region during the twentieth century.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 3613      The Japanese Empire in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: An investigation of the domestic and international factors and processes which contributed to the growth of Japanese imperialism in East Asia and the Pacific in the 19th and 20th centuries. The course will also address the issues of imperial administration, movements of nationalist resistance against Japanese rule, the impact of Japanese imperialism on the Asia-Pacific, and issues of Japanese historical memory of the imperial period.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 3614      History of Korea
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: An overview of Korean history from the formation of the first Korean kingdoms to the present. Themes will include Korea's role in East Asia's cultural, political, and economic interactions, the structure of traditional society and states, nationalism and the colonial experience, and the factors leading to the creation and development of North and South Korea.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 3701      International History in the 20th Century
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: A study of the causes and effects of the two World Wars and of the Cold War. How the international 'system' has changed; the significance of 'total war'' the influence of armament on the foreign policies and military strategies of the Great Powers.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 3703      Women in Classical Antiquity
Credit Weight: 1.0
Description: See Department of Languages, Language Courses, Classics Courses, Classics 3701, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 3701/Classics 3701
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History 3710      International Development in Historical Perspective
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: Examines the key institutions, themes, concepts, and theories that define the twentieth-century history of international development. The course focuses on economic, social, political, and environmental aspects of development in the "Third World".
Offering: 3-0; or3-0
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History 3712      Late-Modern British and French Imperialism
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: The imperial history of Britain and France from the New Imperialism of the 1880s to post-war decolonization and neo-colonialism with an emphasis on Africa and Asia. The perspective is comparative. This course will provide a better understanding of a major and consequential international development and a knowledge of related theoretical and historiographical issues.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 3714      Topics in Gender History
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 2335 and/or 2336 and/or Women's Studies 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: Offers an investigation of gender history using a diverse range of geographic contexts, time periods, and thematic fields. Students explore the historical and social constructions of masculinities and femininities in relation to how they shape lived experiences.
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 3714
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 3730      The Great Powers in an Age of Crisis, 1914-1939
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: Examines the international relations of the Great Powers from World War I to World War II. Lectures and seminar groups are used to explore diverse approaches to the study of history, including economics, intellectual history and ideologies, civil-military relations, and politics and diplomacy. The course assesses the role of Germany in European society, peacemaking from Versailles to Locarno, and examines the rise of Nazism and the response from the other Great Powers.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 3733      The Cold War, 1939-1989
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: Examines diplomacy during the Second World War, the breakdown of the wartime alliance and the development of the Cold War, and the international relations of the Cold War era. The course examines economics, the role of domestic politics, and the influence of politician's perceptions on the formation of foreign policy.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 3801      Special Studies
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: A special course normally given by a visiting faculty member. Name of the instructor and the subject matter of the course will be announced in advance by the department.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 3811      Special Studies
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: A special course normally given by a visiting faculty member in the Fall Term. Name of the instructor and the subject matter of the course will be announced in advance by the department.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 3812      Special Studies
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: A special course normally given by a visiting faculty member in the Winter Term. Name of the instructor and the subject matter of the course will be announced in advance by the department.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 3820      Historiography
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the Department
Description: Examines changes over time in the study and the writing of history. Historiography explores the philosophical and practical complexity in thinking about, researching, and writing history within changing historical contexts. Historiography creates an awareness of diverse approaches to the study of history and provides a critical examination of historians' methods.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Notes: Restricted to students in honours history programs, except with permission of the Department.
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History 3901      Directed Reading*
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Two FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: A reading and research course provided to individual students under special circumstances. Students will meet with an appropriate professor for tutorials throughout the year.
SpecialTopic: Y
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History 4001      Advanced Reading and Research
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: A reading and research course provided to individual students under special circumstances. Students will meet with an appropriate professor for tutorials throughout the year.
SpecialTopic: Y
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History 4101      Twentieth-Century Europe
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Five FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: Examines selected topics in twentieth-century Europe. Using a variety of sub-disciplinary approaches to historical inquiry (political, social, economic, intellectual, ideological), the course provides a framework that allows students to pursue their own interests.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 4105      Renaissance and Reformation Europe
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Five FCEs in History or permission of the instructor
Description: An exploration of the impact of the Renaissance ('rebirth' of classical learning) and the Reformation (division of the Western Church into the Roman Catholic and Protestant faiths) upon 15th- and 16th-century Europe. Influential writers and leaders are placed within such contexts as: the experiences of the majority of the population; regional diversity; European global exploration and imperialism; the trials for religious heresy and witchcraft; and such socially constructed categories of difference as gender, class and race and sexuality.
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 4101
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Notes: Students who have taken History 3105/Women's Studies 3105 previously may not take History 4105/Women's Studies 4101 for credit.
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History 4111      France's Foreign Policy, 1890-1990
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: A study of French foreign policy over a century. This seminar course examines the major issues that confronted this major European power in an increasingly difficult international environment and the way it attempted to respond. Among the themes addressed: France's quest for power before 1914; France in the two world wars; its search for security in the interwar period; the influence of imperialism on French global diplomacy; France's effort to recover a great power status after 1945; De Gaulle's foreign policy.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 4307      Themes in Post-1939 Canadian History
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: A seminar course that will examine various seminal topics in post-1939 Canada, including such things as the effect of the Second World War on the development of Canada, French-English and Canadian-American relations, Aboriginal issues, the establishment of the welfare state and the assertion of Canada's international presence. This course will allow the student to gain a better understanding of how modern Canada has developed, and why it followed the course it did.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 4311      European Imperialism in the 20th Century
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: A study of European imperialism, colonization, decolonization, and relations with former colonies. This seminar course examines various aspects of European imperialism both colonial and informal, focusing on British and French expansion in Africa and the Middle East and their withdrawal from these regions. Other European imperialist countries and areas of expansion can be examined according to students' personal interests.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 4313      Issues in the History of Northwestern Ontario
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: A seminar on the history of Northwestern Ontario examining selected topics in the political, social, cultural, and economic transformation of the region with relevant comparisons to the rest of North America and elsewhere.
Cross-List(s): Northern Studies 4313
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 4320      Canadian Cultural History
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: A seminar on nineteenth and twentieth century cultural history. Students explore the changing nature of Canadian culture through thematic topics including art, tourism, communications, and political culture. Relevant cultural theory will be covered including Canadian thinkers such as Marshall McLuhan and Harold Innis.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 4340      Canadian Visual Culture
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: Examines the history of visual culture in modern and postmodern Canada and the supremacy of vision. This course explores aspects of visual culture, including art, advertisements, film, photography, and scientific images, as they reflect and shape wider social, cultural, economic, technological, and political trends.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 4352      History of Canadian Foreign Policy
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: Explores the development of Canadian foreign policy from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century, examining both the domestic and international response to government policy, with particular attention paid to events, key personalities, the political process, and state instruments and institutions.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 4501      Issues in United States History
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: A critical examination of selected issues in the history of the United States, using primary sources as much as possible. Since the issues to be considered will vary from year to year, students should consult with the instructor and/or watch for announcements regarding the particular focus of the course in any given year.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 4502      Themes in Modern Latin American History
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: Examines modern Latin American history, society and culture from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students are offered a multi-faceted understanding of the human condition in Latin America. The course will address four themes in particular: the wounds and legacies of history; the elusive quest for economic "development", politics, revolution and counter-revolution; and the dynamics of culture and cultural change.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 4603      Themes in Asian History
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: A seminar class examining selected themes in Asian history using a combination of primary and secondary works.
Offering: 3:0; 3:0
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History 4703      Tensions of Empire
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: A seminar course offering an historical perspective of the origins of the problems of constructing states, societies and economies in colonial and post-colonial regions of the world from the 16th to the 20th century. The emphasis is on the nature of imperial activity since the 1500s and the shifting relationships between Western powers and what became known as the "developing world". It is an exploration of the legacy of colonialism, colonization, and neo-colonialism.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 4705      Medicine and Society
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: An examination of the social, cultural, and intellectual history of medicine in Western society and in areas of European colonization, with a focus on the period from the Renaissance to the present.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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History 4711      History and Philosophy of Socialism
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: A seminar for advanced students that provides for the study of specialized areas of socialist thought throughout history.
Cross-List(s): Philosophy 4711
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 4750      Issues in Film History
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: A seminar for advanced students that provides for the study of limited and more specialized areas of film history. The areas chosen for study vary from year to year.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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History 4811      Special Studies
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: A special topics course. Name of the instructor and the subject matter of the course will be announced in advance by the Department.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
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History 4813      Special Studies
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: A special topics course. Name of the instructor and the subject matter of the course will be announced in advance by the Department.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
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History 4901      Honours Thesis
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 5 FCEs in History and at least a 70% average in History courses, or permission of the instructor
Description: The thesis topic will be determined in consultation with the Department. A supervisor will be assigned and tutorial hours arranged.
Notes: Open only to candidates for an Honours degree in History in their fourth year who have an A average in their History courses.
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