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Fall/Winter Courses 2013-2014

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 Faculty of Arts and Science 2013-2014 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 instructors of a course, an asterisk (*) indicates the Course Coordinator.

This page will be updated regularly. Please check here for curriculum changes.

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Course Timetable

Course numbers are links to course descriptions. The following courses are in numerical order. The descriptions are fuller than those in the Arts and Science Calendar. Please Note that these lists show only those courses which will be offered in the 2013-2014 Sessions. For brief descriptions of courses not offered in the current year, refer to the Arts and Science Calendar: History.

Course Nomenclature

  • Y1-Y is a full course, both terms
  • Y1-F is a full course, first term (fall session)
  • Y1-S is a full course, second term (winter session)
  • H1-F is a half course, first term (fall session)
  • H1-S is a half course, second term (winter session)

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100 Level Courses

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, Joint Specialist, Major, or Minor program must take ONE 100-level HIS course.

The Department also offers at least two 199Y seminar courses each year (see listings below). These are limited to twenty students each. Some previous courses offered by the History Department 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 199Y courses cannot be used to fulfill program requirements, but they can be used as breadth requirements. For more information, consult The First Year Seminar Booklet, which will be available during registration.

Course Number
Title
Day/Time
Location
Instructor
HIS102Y1-Y Empires, Encounters, and Exchanges: From the Silk Road to the Present TR3 LM 159 C. Chin/B. Mandelblatt
HIS103Y1-Y Statecraft & Strategy MW2 BT 101 D. Smyth
HIS107Y1-Y Approaches to Modern East Asian History T6-8 WI 1016 C. Takagaki
HIS109Y1-Y The Development of European Civilization 1350 - 1945 MW3 BT 101 K. Bartlett
SII199Y1-Y, L0032 World War II France: Resistors, Bystanders, Collaborators and Nazis R10-12 VC 211 E. Jennings
XBC199Y1-Y, L0261 History and Memory of the Vietnam War through Film and Literature T1-3 SS 1078 N. Tran
XBC199Y1-Y, L0262 Journeys and Stories M4-6 LA 340 K. Mills

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200 Level Courses

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 HIS 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 HIS 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 Number
Title Day/Time Location Instructor
EUR200Y1-Y Europe from Nation State to Supranational State, 1789-Present TR11 UC 161 R. Austin
HIS202H1-S Gender, Race and Science T3-5 SS 2135 S. Gil-Riano
HIS205H1-F Topics in Women’s History: Global Women’s History, 1500 to Present TR1 SS 1083 J. Mori
HIS208Y1-Y History of the Jewish People TR2 SS 1083 M. Meyerson/I. Hollander
HIS220Y1-Y The Shape of Medieval Society TR11 SS 2102 J. Goering/I. Cochelin/G. Silano
HIS241H1-F Europe in the 19th Century, 1815-1914 TR1 MB 128 V. Dimitriadis
HIS242H1-S Europe in the 20th Century TR1 BT 101 D. Barton
HIS243H1-F Early Modern Europe, 1450-1648 TR11 MP 103 N. Terpstra
HIS244H1-S Early Modern Europe, 1648-1815 TR11 MP 103 D. Stiles
HIS250Y1-Y History of Russia, 860-1991 MW11 LM 161 A. Smith
HIS251Y1-Y East Central Europe TR10-12 UC 179 P. Wróbel
HIS263Y1-Y Introduction to Canadian History TR1 AH 100 H. Bohaker/S. Mills
HIS271Y1-Y American History Since 1607 W6-8 MC 102 E. Black
HIS280Y1-Y History of China W6-8 MP 202 M. Thompson
HIS283Y1-Y Southeast Asian Crossroads T10-12 SS 2110 N. Tran/M. Marian
HIS291H1-F The History of Colonial Latin America MW10 GI K. Mills
HIS292H1-S Latin America: The National Period MW10 LM 158 B. Bryce
HIS294Y1-Y Caribbean History and Culture: Indigenous Era to 1886 T10-12 SS 1083 M. Newton
HIS295Y1-Y African History and Historical Metholdology M2-4 UC 179 S. Hawkins/N. Musisi

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300 Level Courses

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 Number
Title Day/Time Location Instructor
HIS300H1-S Energy Cultures in North American History **COURSE CANCELLED** T11-1 -- S. Penfold
HIS301H1-S Imperial Spain M2 & W2-4 SS 1088 M. Meyerson
HIS302H1-S Victorian Material Culture TR11 NF 006 L. Loeb
HIS304H1-S Topics in Middle East History: Palestine and Israel **COURSE CANCELLED** MW2 -- J. Hanssen
HIS307H1-S Canadian Political Issues T3-5 SS 1088 I. Radforth
HIS309H1-F The European Reformations **COURSE ADDED** T2-4 WI 524 E. Ferguson
HIS310H1-S Histories of North American Consumer Culture **COURSE HAS CHANGED FROM 'F' TO 'S' T10-12 SS 2135 S. Penfold
HIS311Y1-Y Introduction to Canadian International Relations TR2 GI R. Bothwell
HIS312H1-F Immigration to Canada T3-5 BR 200 I. Radforth
HIS314H1-F Quebec & French Canada M2-4 SS 1084 S. Mills
HIS315H1-S Narratives of “Viet Nam” **COURSE HAS CHANGED FROM 'F' TO 'S' T10-12 BF 323 N. Tran
HIS317H1-S Modern Germany 1914 to the Present W6-8 SS 1074 S. Hushion
HIS318H1-S Histories of the West in Canada **NOTE: Time has changed from W2-4 to T2-4** T2-4 UC 161 H. Bohaker
HIS323H1-S Rites of Passage and Daily Life in the Middle Ages W10-12 SS 1074 I. Cochelin
HIS325H1-S Imperial Russia T2-4 SS 2105 A. Smith
HIS326H1-S Topics in Chinese History: Nationalism and Communism (and Nationalism Again) in Twentieth-Century China R2-4 SS 1088 M. Thompson
HIS328H1-F Modern China Since 1800 R2-4 RW 143 M. Thompson
HIS330H1-F Germany from Frederick the Great to the First World War W2-4 SS 1087 J. Retallack
HIS331H1-S Modern Baltic History W5-7 SS 1088 J. Kivimäe
HIS332H1-S Crime in English History **COURSE ADDED** M2-4 LA 248 E. Ferguson
HIS335H1-F Soviet Cultural History T5-7 MP 134 T. Lahusen
HIS337H1-S Culture, Politics and Society in Britain 1660-1789 **NOTE: Time has changed from TR11 to T11 & R11-1** T11 & R11-1 SS 1074 & LM 161 J. Mori
HIS338H1-F The Holocaust: Preconditions, Consolidation of Nazi Power, War, and Occupation (to 1942) F10-12 SS 1085 D. Bergen
HIS343Y1-Y History of Modern Espionage T12-2 GI B. Lintott
HIS344Y1-Y Conflict and Co-Operation in the International System Since 1945 T5-7 BR 200(F)
LM 159(W)
V. Dimitriadis
HIS345H1-S History and Film **COURSE ADDED** M6-8 & W6-9 MP 134 P. Mersereau
HIS349H1-S The British Search for Identity **COURSE ADDED** R2-4 GB 120 S. Amato
HIS351Y1-Y History of Twentieth Century Russia M3-5 SS 2110 L. Viola
HIS353Y1-Y The History of Poland from the 10th Century W10-12 IN 204 P. Wróbel
HIS354H1-S Men, Gender and power in Europe from the Renaissance to the French Revolution **COURSE ADDED** F10-12 SS 1070 E. Ferguson
HIS356Y1-Y Zionism and the State of Israel T10-12 UC 328 I. Hollander
HIS361H1-S The Holocaust from 1942 F10-12 SS 1085 D. Bergen
HIS362H1-F The Hansa: The World of Merchants W5-7 SS 1088 J. Kivimäe
HIS363H1-S Gender in Canadian History **COURSE ADDED** W6-8 UC A101 D. Galer
HIS365H1-S History of the Great Lakes Region since 1783 **COURSE CANCELLED** W12-2 -- S. Penfold
HIS366H1-F Aboriginal Peoples of the Great Lakes, 1815 to the Present W2-4 SS 1086 A. Norman
HIS368H1-F Early Modern Britain, 1485-1660 **NOTE: Time has changed from TR11 to T11 & R11-1** T11 & R11-1 VC 212 J. Mori
HIS377H1-S 20th Century American Foreign Relations R11-1 SS 1083 C. Sobers
HIS378H1-S America in the 1960s **COURSE ADDED** R3-5 SS 2108 C. Sobers
HIS385H1-S History of Hong Kong F12-2 SS 2118 C. Lim
HIS387H1-F France, 1610-1848 **COURSE ADDED** W1-3 UC 163 V. Church-Duplessis
HIS388H1-S France Since 1848 W10-12 VC 212 E. Jennings
HIS389H1-F, L0101 Topics in History: The Holocaust in Fiction **NOTE: Time has changed from W10-12 to W1-3** W1-3 SS 2106 D. Bergen/A. Shternshis
HIS389H1-F, L0201 Topics in History: Jews in the Land of Islam W10-12 SS 1088 I. Hollander
HIS389H1-F, L0301 Topics in History: Women in African History M4-6 SS 1084 N. Musisi
HIS389H1-S, L0101 Topics in History: From Revolution to Revolution: Hungary from 1848 to 1989 W10-12 WI 523 R. Austin
HIS389H1-S, L0201 Topics in History: Blues Mississippi Delta M2-4 SS 1086 N. Cardon
HIS389H1-S, L0301 Topics in History: Islam and Muslims in the Balkans T2-4 WI 524 M. Methodieva
HIS389H1-S, L0401 Topics in History: The Ottoman Empire 1800-1922 R2-4 SS 1084 M. Methodieva
HIS389H1-S, L0501 Topics in History: Religion in America M2-4 UC 256 R. Gordan
HIS389H1-S, L0601 Topics in History: Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe **COURSE ADDED** R2-4 UC 163 E. Ferguson
HIS391Y1-Y Black Freedom in the Atlantic World T2-4 UC 244 S. Hawkins
JHA384H1-S Japan in the World, 1600-Mid 20th Century R4-6 SS 1085 T. Fujitani
JHN323H1-F Indigeneity in the Caribbean R10-12 WI 524 M. Newton
JHP304Y1-Y Ukraine: Politics, Economy, Society TR10 UC 161 P. Magocsi

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400 Level Courses

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 2013-2014 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 ‘History Substitutes’. 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 Number
Title Day/Time Location Instructor
HIS401H1-F History of the Cold War F1-3 SS 621 E. Black
HIS402H1-F Canada and Decolonization **COURSE HAS CHANGED FROM 'S' TO 'F' T2-4 SS 621 S. Mills
HIS405Y1-Y (J) Canadian Foreign Relations W10-12 LA 212 R. Bothwell
HIS410H1-S Spectacles, Crowds and Parades in Canada M3-5 UC 326 I. Radforth
HIS411H1-S Great Trials in History W10-12 SS 2101 M. Marrus
HIS412Y1-Y (J) Crusades, Conversion and Colonization in the Medieval Baltic R5-7 SS 2112 J. Kivimäe
HIS419H1-S (J) Canada By Treaty: Alliances, Title Transfers and Land Claims **COURSE ADDED** R10-12 UC 248 H. Bohaker
HIS423H1-F (J) The Social History of Medicine in the 19th and 20th Centuries R4-6 FG 77 E. Shorter
HIS426H1-F Medieval Italy, 400-1400 W2-4 CR 106 N. Everett
HIS427H1-S Medieval History and Legend in the Golden Legend **COURSE CANCELLED** R3-5 -- J. Goering
HIS428H1-F Medieval Institutes of Perfection W10-12 UC F204 I. Cochelin
HIS437H1-S Telling Lies about Hitler: Frauds and Famous Feuds among German Historians W2-4 SS 2129 J. Retallack
HIS438H1-F Inquisition & Society in Medieval and Early Modern Europe T10-12 SS 570 M. Meyerson
HIS439H1-F Russia's Empire T2-4 UC F204 A. Smith
HIS440H1-S Maps and History W6-8 SS 2129 J. Retallack
HIS441H1-F (J) Conversion & Christianities in the Early Modern Spanish World T1-3 LA 340 K. Mills
HIS443H1-F Society, Culture, and Religion in the Renaissance and Reformation R10-12 UC 65 E. Ferguson
HIS444H1-F, L0101 Topics in Jewish History: Filming Zionism and the State of Israel **NOTE: Course code has changed from HIS496H1-F, L0101 to HIS444H1-F, L0101** W2-4 SS 621 I. Hollander
HIS444H1-F, L0201 Topics in Jewish History: Jews and Sports **NOTE: Course code has changed from HIS496H1-F, L0201 to HIS444H1-F, L0201** M2-4 SS 621 R. Gordan
HIS452H1-S (J) Science and Society in Britain, 1600-1800 R3-5 SS 2101 J. Mori
HIS459H1-S Soviet History and Film: 1921-1946 M4-6 & M7-9 RL AVI C. Stolarski
HIS466H1-S, L0101 Topics in Canadian History: Upper Canada in the 19th Century T2-4 SS 570 C. Morgan
HIS467H1-F French Colonial Indochina: Cultures, Texts, Film T10-12 VC 304 E. Jennings
HIS470H1-F History, Rights and Difference in South Asia W1-3 UC 248 R. Birla
HIS474H1-S ‘Emancipate yourselves from Mental Slavery?’ Historical Narratives of Caribbean Decolonisation T10-12 IN 209 B. Landsee
HIS477H1-S Topics in the Social and Cultural History of Victorian Britain W10-12 VC 304 L. Loeb
HIS481H1-F Elite Women, Power, and Modernity in 20th Century Africa M10-12 IN 209 N. Musisi
HIS485H1-S Topics in Chinese History: Mao Zedong, China and Global Communism T2-4 UC 51 M. Thompson
HIS488H1-F The Secret War 1939-1945 M4-6 LA 214 D. Smyth
HIS488H1-S The Secret War 1939-1945 M4-6 LA 214 D. Smyth
HIS489H1-F (J)  The History of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Illness F10-12  FG 139 E. Shorter
HIS492H1-F Empire and Colonization in the French Atlantic **NOTE: Day & Time has changed from T3 to W3-5** W3-5 UC 69 B. Mandelblatt
HIS495Y1-Y Topics in History: Hacking History **Course Added** T10-1 UC F204 M. Price
HIS496H1-F, L0101 Topics in History: Filming Zionism and the State of Israel **NOTE: Course Code has changed to HIS444H1-F, L0101** W2-4 -- I. Hollander
HIS496H1-F, L0201 Topics in History: Jews and Sports **NOTE: Course Code has changed to HIS444H1-F, L0201** M2-4 -- R. Gordan
HIS496H1-F, L0101 Topics in History: The History of Education in Canada **COURSE HAS CHANGED FROM 'S' TO 'F' W12-2 LM 123 R. Sandwell
HIS496H1-S, L0201 Topics in History: Body, Gender, Law and Society in Early Modern Germany, 1500-1800 T11-1 SS 570 M. Lorenz
HIS496H1-S, L5101 Topics in History: Taking Shots at the Man W6-8 UC 376 B. Pottruff
HIS498H1-F/S Independent Studies TBA -- Staff
HIS499Y1-Y Independent Studies TBA -- Staff
JHP451Y1-Y The People from Nowhere W3-5 UC 248 P.R. Magocsi

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Pre-Modern Courses

The following History courses, taught in the 2013-2014 Fall/Winter Session, have half or full Pre-Modern (prior to 1815) status, to fulfill program requirements.

COURSE TITLE
CREDIT
HIS102Y1-Y Empires, Encounters, and Exchanges: From the Silk Road to the Present ½
HIS103Y1-Y Statecraft and Strategy
½
HIS107Y1-Y Approaches to Modern East Asian History ½
HIS109Y1-Y The Development of European Civilization, 1350-1945
½
HIS220Y1-Y The Shape of Medieval Society
1
HIS243H1-F Early Modern Europe 1450-1648
½
HIS244H1-S Early Modern Europe, 1648-1815 ½
HIS251Y1-Y East Central Europe ½
HIS280Y1-Y History of China
½
HIS283Y1-Y Southeast Asian Crossroads ½
HIS291H1-F The History of Colonial Latin America ½
HIS294Y1-Y Caribbean History and Culture, Pre-Columbian Era to 1886 ½
HIS295Y1-Y African History and Historical Metholdology ½
HIS301H1-S Imperial Spain ½
HIS309H1-F The European Reformations ½
HIS323H1-S Rites of Passage and Daily Life in the Middle Ages ½
HIS332H1-S Crime in English History ½
HIS337H1-S Culture, Politics and Society in Britain 1660-1789 ½
HIS353Y1-Y The History of Poland from the 10th Century ½
HIS354H1-S Men, Gender and power in Europe from the Renaissance to the French Revolution ½
HIS362H1-F The Hansa: The World of Merchants ½
HIS368H1-F Early Modern Britain, 1485-1660
½
HIS412Y1-Y Crusades, Conversion and Colonization in the Medieval Baltic 1
HIS427H1-S Medieval History and Legend in the Golden Legend ½
HIS428H1-F Medieval Institutes of Perfection ½
HIS438H1-F Inquisition & Society in Medieval and Early Modern Europe ½
HIS441H1-F Conversion & Christianities in the Early Modern Spanish World ½
HIS443H1-F Society, Culture, and Religion in the Renaissance and Reformation ½
HIS452H1-S Science and Society in Britain 1660-1800 ½

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