The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall
 

Fall/Winter Courses 2019-2020

The Department offers 100-level, 200-level, 300-level, and 400-level History (HIS) courses.

Please Note:

  • Course descriptions are not final and may be changed at or before the first class.
  • For enrolment instructions, students should consult the 2019-2020 Fall/Winter Timetable.
  • Prerequisites will be enforced rigorously. Students who do not have the relevant prerequisite(s) may be removed from the course after classes begin. Specific questions regarding prerequisites for a course can be answered by the course instructor. Where there are two course instructors, an asterisk (*) indicates the Course Coordinator.

Course Timetable

Course numbers are linked to course descriptions. The courses below are listed in numerical order. The descriptions here are fuller than those in the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar.

These lists show only those courses which will be offered in the 2019-2020 Sessions. For brief descriptions of courses not offered in the current year, refer to the Arts & Science Calendar: History.

Course Nomenclature

  • H1-F = "First Term"; the first term of the Fall/Winter Session (September - December)
  • H1-S = "Second Term"; the second term of the Fall/Winter Session (January - April)
  • Y1-Y = full session (September - April)
  • Students should note that courses designated as "...Y1F" or "...Y1S" in the Timetable are particulary demanding.

100-level HIS courses are designed for students entering university. They take a broad sweep of material, and introduce students to the methods and techniques of university study. Each week, students will attend two lectures given by the course professor, and participate in one tutorial led by a teaching assistant. First year courses are not considered to be in an "area" for program requirements.

No student may take more than one 100-level HIS course, but all students enrolled in a history specialist, major, or minor program must take one 100-level HIS course.

The department also offers First-Year Foundation Seminar courses each year (see listings below - HIS195H1-HIS199H1). These are limited to thirty students each. Some previous courses offered by the Department of History include Film on History – History on Film, Comparative First-Wave Feminism, African Roots: The African Slave Trade in the Diaspora. You will work more closely with the professor and other students, and gain a more intense training in historical methods. Normally, the HIS195H1-199H1 courses cannot be used to fulfill program requirements, but they can be used as breadth requirements. For more information, consult the First-Year Opportunities website, which will be available during registration.

Course Code & Section Title Day/Time Room
Fall Term
Room
Winter Term
Instructor
HIS102Y1-Y, L0101 Empires, Encounters and Exchanges Tuesday 3-4
Thursday 3-4
TBA TBA C. Chin/TBA
HIS103Y1-Y, L0101 Statecraft & Strategy : An Introduction to the History of International Relations Monday 2-3
Wednesday 2-3

TBA

TBA T. Sayle/V. Dimitriadis
HIS108Y1-Y, L0101 What is History? Thursday 9-11 TBA TBA P. Cohen
HIS109Y1-Y, L0101 The Development of European Civilization, 1350-1945 Monday 3-5 TBA TBA K. Bartlett
HIS195H1-F, L0101 Drunk History Tuesday 3-5 TBA -- A. Smith
HIS196H1-S, L0101 Religion and Violence Wednesday 10-12 -- TBA D. Bergen
HIS198H1-S, L0101 Decolonizing Women's History Tuesday 2-4 -- TBA N. Tran
HIS199H1-F, L5101 Soccer: The History of the World's Game Tuesday 5-7 TBA -- P. Cohen

200-level HIS courses are surveys that introduce in broad outlines the history of a particular country, region, continent, or theme. Most are essential background for further upper-level study in the area. Students will generally attend two lectures and participate in one tutorial each week. The 200-level courses are open to first year students as well as those in higher years.

The department regularly offers a number of 299Y Research Opportunity Programs, which are open only to students in their second year. In this course, you work as a Research Assistant to a professor on a particular subject. In past years, students in 299Y courses have done oral history interviews, sought out manuscripts in provincial archives, and gathered primary source documents in the university libraries. Students in their first year should check with the Faculty Registrar in February for the list of ROPs that will be offered in the following academic year.

Course Code & Section Title Division Day/Time Room
Fall Term
Room
Winter Term
Instructor
EUR200Y1-Y, L0101 Europe from Nation State to Supranational State, 1789-Present Div. II/III Tuesday 11-12
Thursday 11-12
TBA TBA R. Austin
HIS222H1-F, L0101 African American History from 1865 to the Present Div. II Tuesday 4-6 TBA -- TBA
HIS230H1-F, L0101 Indigenous and Early Colonial Caribbean History Div. II Tuesday 10-12 TBA -- M. Newton
HIS231H1-S, L0101 Revolution and Emancipation in the Colonial Caribbean Div. II Tuesday 10-12 -- TBA S. Sweeney
HIS241H1-F, L0101 Europe in the 19th Century, 1815-1914 Div. III Tuesday 1-2
Thursday 1-2
TBA -- J. Jenkins
HIS242H1-S, L0101 Europe in the 20th Century Div. III Thursday 9-11 -- TBA P. Wróbel
HIS243H1-F, L5101 Early Modern Europe, 1450-1648 Div. III Tuesday 11-12
Thursday 11-12
TBA -- N. Terpstra
HIS244H1-S, L5101 Early Modern Europe, 1648-1815 Div. III Monday 5-7 -- TBA TBA
HIS245H1-S, L0101 European Colonialism, 1700- 1965 Div. III Wednesday 10-12 -- TBA E. Jennings
HIS250Y1-Y, L0101 History of Russia, 860-1991 Div. III Monday 11-12
Wednesday 11-12
TBA TBA TBA
HIS262H1-F, L0101 Canada: A Short History of Here -- Monday 11-12
Wednesday 11-12
TBA -- H. Bohaker
HIS264H1-S, L0101 Critical Issues in Canadian History Div. II Wednesday 1-3 -- TBA S. Penfold
HIS268H1-S, L0101 Law and History   Thursday 1-3 -- TBA A. Emon
HIS271Y1-Y, L5101 American History Since 1607 Div. II Tuesday 6-8 TBA TBA M. Mishler
HIS280Y1-Y, L0101 History of China Div. I Tuesday 3-4
Thursday 3-4
TBA TBA Y. Wang
HIS282Y1-Y, L0101 History of South Asia Div. I Wednesday 1-2
Thursday 1-2

TBA

TBA TBA
HIS291H1-F, L0101 The History of Colonial Latin America Div. II Tuesday 4-6 TBA -- T. Walker
HIS292H1-S, L0101 Latin America: The National Period Div. II Thursday 10-12 -- TBA L. van Isschot
HIS295Y1-Y, L0101 African History and Historical Methodology Div. I Tuesday 11-1 TBA TBA S. Hawkins
HIS297Y1-Y, L0101 History of Africa from a Gender Perspective Div. I Friday 11-1 TBA TBA TBA

300-level HIS courses are more specialized and intensive. They deal with more closely defined periods or themes. They vary in format, with some being based around lectures, and others involving tutorial or discussion groups. Most 300-level courses have prerequisites, which are strictly enforced. First year students are not permitted to enrol in 300 or 400-level HIS courses. Although some upper level courses do not have specific pre-requisites, courses at the 300 and 400-level are demanding and require a good comprehension of history.

Course Code & Section Title Division Day/Time Room
Fall Term
Room
Winter Term
Instructor
HIS302H1-S, L0101 Material Culture in Victorian Britain Div. III Tuesday 2-3
Thursday 2-3
-- TBA L. Loeb
HIS303H1-F, L0101 The Mediterranean, 600-1300:  Crusade, Colonialism, Diaspora Div. III Monday 11-1 TBA -- TBA
HIS306H1-S, L0101 Islam and Muslims in the Balkans Div. III Tuesday 11-1 -- TBA M. Methodieva
HIS308H1-S, L0101 The Mediterranean, 1300-1700 Div. III Monday 11-1 -- TBA TBA
HIS311Y1-Y, L0101 Introduction to Canadian International Relations Div. II Tuesday 2-3
Thursday 2-3
TBA TBA R. Bothwell
HIS314H1-S, L0101 Quebec and French Canada Div. II Tuesday 3-5 -- TBA S. Mills
HIS317H1-S, L0101 20th Century Germany Div. III Wednesday 1-3 -- TBA J. Jenkins
HIS318H1-F, L0101 The “Wild” West in Canada Div. II Tuesday 1-3 TBA -- L. Bertram
HIS323H1-S, L0101 Rites of Passage and Daily Life in the Middle Ages Div. III Tuesday 1-3 -- TBA I. Cochelin
HIS330H1-F, L0101 Germany from Frederick the Great to the First World War Div. III Monday 11-1 TBA -- J. Retallack
HIS331H1-S, L0101 Modern Baltic History Div. III Thursday 1-3 -- TBA A. Kasekamp
HIS333H1-F, L0101 Catholic Asia in the Early Modern Era, 1500-1800 Div. I Monday 2-4 TBA -- N. Tran
HIS337H1-S, L0101 Culture, Politics and Society in 18th Century Britain Div. III Monday 4-5
Wednesday 4-5
-- TBA J. Mori
HIS338H1-F, L0101 The Holocaust: Preconditions, Consolidation of Nazi Power, War,and Occupation (to 1942) Div. III Friday 10-12 TBA -- D. Bergen
HIS340H1-S, L0101 The Ottoman Empire, 1800-1922 Div. III Thrusday 11-1 -- TBA M. Methodieva
HIS343H1-S, L5101 History of Modern Espionage Div. III Wednesday 5-7 -- TBA TBA
HIS344H1-F, L5101 Conflict and Co-Operation in the International System Since 1945 Div. III Wednesday 5-7 TBA -- TBA
HIS347H1-F, L0101 The Country House in England, 1837-1939 Div. III Tuesday 10-11
Thursday 10-11
TBA -- L. Loeb
HIS349H1-S, L0101 The British Search for Identity: 1800 to the Present Div. III Tuesday 11-12
Thursday 11-12
-- TBA L. Loeb
HIS352H1-S, L0101 A History of Women in Pre-colonial East Africa Div. I Monday 3-5 -- TBA N. Musisi
HIS355H1-S, L0101 A History of Pre-modern Medicine Div. III Wednesday 10-12 -- TBA N. Everett
HIS357Y1-Y, L0101 A Social History of Renaissance Europe Div. III Tuesday 1-3
Thursday 1-2
TBA TBA N. Terpstra
HIS358H1-S, L0101 Canadian History in 100 Objects Div. II Tuesday 1-3 -- TBA L. Bertram
HIS359H1-S, L0101 Regional Politics and Radical Movements in the 20th Century Caribbean Div. II Wednesday 10-12 -- TBA M. Newton
HIS361H1-S, L0101 The Holocaust, from 1942 Div. III Friday 10-12 -- TBA D. Bergen
HIS363H1-F, L0101 Dynamics of Gender in Canadian History Div. II Wednesday 1-3 TBA -- H. Bohaker
HIS364H1-S, L0101 From Revolution to Revolution: Hungary from 1848 to 1989 Div. III Wednesday 9-11 -- TBA R. Austin
HIS371H1-S, L0101 Canadian Political History Div. II Tuesday 1-3 -- TBA S. Penfold
HIS373H1-F, L0101 Servants and Masters, 1000-1700 Div. III Thursday 1-3 TBA -- I. Cochelin
HIS376H1-F, L0101 The United States: Now and Then Div. II Tuesday 10-11
Thursday 10-11
TBA -- R. Pruessen
HIS377H1-S, L5101 20th Century American Foreign Relations Div. II Thursday 5-7 -- TBA TBA
HIS379H1-F, L0101 Vietnam at War Div. I Tuesday 2-4 TBA -- C. Ewing
HIS384H1-F, L0101 The Baltic Sea Region from the Vikings to the Age of Nationalisms Div. III Wednesday 1-3 TBA -- A. Kasekamp
HIS385H1-F, L0101 History of Hong Kong Div. I Friday 11-1 TBA -- C. Lim
HIS388H1-S, L0101 France Since 1848 Div. III Tuesday 10-12 -- TBA E. Jennings
HIS389H1-F, L0101 Topics in History: TBA TBA Tuesday 10-12 TBA -- S. Sweeney
HIS389H1-F, L0201 Topics in History: Becoming Modern -- Tuesday 4-5
Thursday 4-5
TBA -- M. Price
HIS389H1-F, L0301 (J) Topics in History: Mass Incarceration in the United States Div. II Wednesday 1-3 TBA -- M. Mishler
HIS389H1-F, L0401 Topics in History: Revolutionary Century: Global Revolutions of the Nineteenth Century Div. III Thursday 3-5 TBA -- A. Lanza
HIS389H1-S, L0101 Topics in History: Queer Canadian History Div. II Monday 1-3 -- TBA L. Bertram
HIS389H1-S, L0102 Topics in History: Honouring the Truth: History and the TRC Div. II Monday 2-4 -- TBA H. Bohaker
HIS389H1-S, L0202 Topics in History: Maps and History: Making Sense of Place from Papyrus to the Digital Age -- Tuesday 2-4
Thursday 2-4
-- TBA M. Price
HIS389H1-S, L0203 Topics in History: Piracy in the Early Americas Div. II Tuesday 4-6 -- TBA T. Walker
HIS389H1-S, L0401 Topics in History: Italy Since 1815 Div. III Thursday 3-5 -- TBA A. Lanza
HIS390H1-S, L0101 Slavery in Latin America Div. II Thursday 4-6 -- TBA T. Walker
HIS391Y1-Y, L0101 Black Freedom in the Atlantic World Div. II Monday 11-1 TBA TBA S. Hawkins
HIS393H1-F, L0101 Digital History - Tuesday 2-3
Thursday 2-3
-- TBA M. Price
HIS395H1-F Independent Studies - TBA TBA   Staff
HIS395H1-S Independent Studies - TBA TBA   Staff
HIS395H1-Y Independent Studies - TBA TBA   Staff
HIS395Y1-Y Independent Studies - TBA TBA   Staff
HIS397H1-F, L0101 Political Violence and Human Rights in Latin America Div. II Tuesday 10-12 TBA -- L. van Isschot
JHA394H1-F, L0101 The Asia Pacific War Div. I Thursday 4-6 TBA -- T. Fujitani
JHP304Y1-Y, L0101 Ukraine: Politics, Economy and Society Div. III Tuesday 10-11
Thursday 10-11
TBA TBA P. Magocsi

400-level HIS courses are two-hour seminars that deal with very specialized subjects and are often closely connected to a professor’s research. Most have specific course pre-requisites and require extensive reading, research, writing, and seminar discussion, and in most you will have the opportunity to do a major research paper. All 400-level HIS courses have enrolment restrictions during the FIRST ROUND (must have completed 14 or more full courses, be enrolled in a HIS Major, Specialist or Joint Specialist program and have the appropriate prerequisite). During the SECOND ROUND of enrolment, access to 400-level seminars is open to all 3rd and 4th year students with the appropriate prerequisite. IMPORTANT: Due to significant enrolment pressure on 4th year seminars, during the first round of enrolment, the Department of History reserves the right to REMOVE STUDENTS who enrol in more than the required number for program completion (Specialists – 2; Majors, Joint Specialists – 1) without consultation.

Students in 400-level seminars MUST ATTEND THE FIRST CLASS, or contact the professor to explain their absence. Failure to do so may result in the Department withdrawing the student from the seminar in order to “free up” space for other interested students. Additional 400-level seminars for the 2018-2019 Fall/Winter Session may be added at a later date. Please check back frequently for current information. To fulfill History program requirements, students may also use 400-level courses offered by other Departments at the U of T that are designated as Related Courses. Following is a list of these 4th year courses.

The Department also offers a few joint undergraduate-graduate seminars. These are indicated in the course description. Undergraduate enrolment in joint seminars is restricted, and the expected level of performance is high.

Course Code & Section Title Division Day/Time Room
Fall Term
Room
Winter Term
Instructor
HIS404H1-F, L0101 (J) Topics in U.S. History: Choosing War: U.S. Experiences, 1812-2009 Div. II Tuesday 12-2 TBA -- R. Pruessen
HIS405Y1-Y, L0101 (J) Canadian Foreign Relations Div. II Wednesday 10-12 TBA TBA T. Sayle/R. Bothwell
HIS414H1-F, L0101 Down and Out in Medieval Europe Div. III Tuesday 1-3 TBA -- I. Cochelin
HIS419H1-S, L0101 (J) Canada By Treaty: Alliances, Title Transfers and Land Claims Div. II Wednesday 1-3 -- TBA H. Bohaker
HIS422H1-S, L0101 Early Modern English Popular Culture, 1500-1800 Div. III Monday 10-11
Wednesday 10-11
-- TBA J. Mori
HIS423H1-F, L0101 (J) The Social History of Medicine in the 19th and 20th Centuries Div. III Thursday 4-6 TBA -- E. Shorter
HIS426H1-S, L0101 Medieval Italy, 400-1000 Div. III Wednesday 10-12 -- TBA N. Everett
HIS433H1-S, L0101 (J) Polish Jews Since the Partition of Poland Div. III Thursday 9-11 -- TBA P. Wróbel
HIS435H1-S, L0101 Themes in Toronto History Div. II Wednesday 1-3 -- TBA S. Mills
HIS436H1-S, L0101 Stalinist Terror Div. III Tuesday 3-5 -- TBA L. Viola
HIS443H1-S, L0101 Society, Culture and Religion in the Renaissance and Reformation Div. III Thursday 3-5 -- TBA N. Terpstra
HIS466H1-F, L0101 (J) Topics in Canadian History: Sex Work Histories in Comparative Contexts Div. II Monday 1-3 TBA -- L. Bertram
HIS466H1-F, L0201 Topics in Canadian History: Upper Canada Creating a Settler Society Div. II Tuesday 1-3 TBA -- C. Morgan
HIS466H1-F, L0301 Topics in Canadian History: The History of Energy in Everyday Life in Canada Div. II Wednesday 1-3 TBA -- R. Sandwell
HIS466H1-S, L0101 (J) Topics in Canadian History:  Race in the USA and Canada Div. II Wednesday 10-12 -- TBA L. Mar
HIS466H1-S, L0201 Topics in Canadian History: The History of Education in Canada Div. II Wednesday 1-3 -- TBA R. Sandwell
HIS467H1-F, L0101 French Colonial Indochina: History, Cultures, Texts, Film Div. I/III Tuesday 10-12 TBA -- E. Jennings
HIS470H1-F, L0101 History, Rights and Difference in South Asia Div. I Tuesday 1-3 TBA -- R. Birla
HIS475H1-F, L0101 Senior Thesis Seminar - Monday 10-12 TBA -- Staff
HIS475H1-S, L0101 Senior Thesis Seminar - Monday 10-12 -- TBA Staff
HIS476Y1-Y, L0101 Senior Thesis Seminar - Monday 10-12 TBA TBA Staff
HIS477H1-F, L0101 Topics in the Social and Cultural History of Victorian Britain Div. III Tuesday 4-6 TBA -- L. Loeb
HIS485H1-F, L5101 Topics in Chinese History: Sexuality in Chinese History from Daoist Devotees to Dr. Sex Div. I Tuesday 5-7 TBA -- Y. Wang
HIS489H1-F, L0101 (J) The History of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Illness Div. III Friday 10-12 TBA -- E. Shorter
HIS490H1-F, L0101 Everyday Stalinism Div. III Tuesday 3-5 TBA -- L. Viola
HIS496H1-F, L0101 Topics in History: The Spanish Inquisition Div. III Friday 10-12 TBA -- M. Meyerson
HIS496H1-F, L0201 Topics in History: Weimar and Nazi Germany: How do Democracies Die? Div. III Monday 10-12 TBA -- J. Jenkins
HIS496H1-S, L0101 Topcis in History: The Secret War 1939-1945 Div. III Monday 11-1 -- TBA T. Sayle
HIS496H1-S, L0201 Topics in History: Historical Memory and Human Rights in Latin America Div. II Wednesday 10-12 -- TBA L. van Isschot
HIS496H1-S, L0301 Topics in History: Prison: A Global History Div. I/II/III Wednesday 1-3 -- TBA M. Mishler
HIS496H1-S, L5101 Topics in History: Themes and Trends in African Women and Gender History Div. I Thursday 6-8 -- TBA N. Musisi
HIS498H1-F Independent Studies - Monday 10-12 SS 2098 -- Staff
HIS498H1-S Independent Studies - Monday 10-12 -- SS 2098 Staff
HIS499Y1-Y Independent Studies - Monday 10-12 SS 2098 SS 2098 Staff
JHP451Y1-Y, L0101 The People from Nowhere Div. III Wednesday 3-5 TBA TBA P. Magocsi

The following History courses carry half or full Pre-Modern (prior to 1815) status, to fulfill program requirements.

Course Number Title Credit
HIS100Y1 History of the Arctic ½
HIS101Y1 Histories of Violence ½
HIS102Y1 Empires, Encounters, and Exchanges: From the Silk Road to the Present ½
HIS103Y1 Statecraft & Strategy ½
HIS106Y1 Natives, Settlers and Slaves: Colonizing the Americas, 1492-1804 1
HIS107Y1 Approaches to East Asian History ½
HIS109Y1 The Development of European Civilization 1350 – 1945 ½
HIS208Y1 History of the Jewish People ½
HIS220Y1 The Shape of Medieval Society 1
HIS230H1 Indigenous and Early Colonial Caribbean History ½
HIS243H1 Early Modern Europe, 1450-1648 ½
HIS244H1 Early Modern Europe, 1648-1815 ½
HIS250Y1 History of Russia ½
HIS251Y1 History of East Central Europe ½
HIS280Y1 History of China ½
HIS282Y1 History of South Asia ½
HIS283Y1 Southeast Asian Crossroads ½
HIS291H1 The History of Colonial Latin America ½
HIS293H1 The Making of the Atlantic World ½
HIS301H1 Imperial Spain ½
HIS303H1 The Mediterranean, 600-1300: Crusade, Colonialism, Diaspora ½
HIS308H1 The Mediterranean, 1300-1700 ½
HIS309H1 The European Reformations ½
HIS319H1 Renaissance France and the Wars of Religion, 1483-1610 ½
HIS320H1 Barbarian Invasions and the Fall of the Roman Empire ½
HIS321H1 Dark Age Europe, 7th-10th Centuries ½
HIS322H1 The High Middle Ages ½
HIS323H1 Rites of Passage and Daily Life in the Middle Ages ½
HIS329H1 Central Middle Ages (900-1200) ½
HIS332H1 Crime and Society in England, 1500-1800 ½
HIS333H1 Catholic Asia in the Early Modern Era, 1500-1800 ½
HIS336H1 Medieval Spain ½
HIS337H1 Culture, Politics and Society in 18th Century Britain ½
HIS353Y1 The History of Poland from the 10th Century ½
HIS355H1 A History of Pre-modern Medicine ½
HIS357Y1 A Social History of Renaissance Europe 1
HIS362H1 The Hansa: The World of Merchants ½
HIS368H1 Early Modern Britain, 1485-1660 ½
HIS373H1 Servants and Masters, 1000-1700 ½
HIS374H1 American Consumerism - The Beginnings ½
HIS403H1 Jews and Christians in Medieval and Renaissance Europe ½
HIS412Y1 Crusades, Conversion and Colonization in the Medieval Baltic 1
HIS414H1 Down and Out in Medieval Europe ½
HIS422H1 Early Modern English Popular Culture, 1500-1800  
HIS424H1 Violence in Medieval Society ½
HIS426H1 Medieval Italy, 400-1000 ½
HIS427H1 History and Historiography in the Golden Legend ½
HIS428H1 Medieval Institutes of Perfection ½
HIS432H1 Topics in Medieval History ½
HIS434Y1 Kievan Rus 1
HIS443H1 Society, Culture, and Religion in the Renaissance and Reformation ½
HIS452H1 Science and Society in Britain, 1600-1800 ½
HIS457H1 The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Empire ½
HIS492H1 Empire & Colonization in the French Atlantic World ½