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Undergraduate
Fall/Winter Courses 2014-2015

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 2014-2015 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.


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 2014-2015 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
HIS101Y1-Y Histories of Violence TR11 MP 202 M. Meyerson/D. Bergen
HIS102Y1-Y Empires, Encounters, and Exchanges: From the Silk Road to the Present TR3 LM 159 C. Chin
HIS103Y1-Y Statecraft & Strategy MW2 BT 101 D. Smyth
HIS109Y1-Y The Development of European Civilization 1350 - 1945 MW3 BT 101 K. Bartlett
SII199H1-F, L0261 The First World War: Experience and Memory M3-5 SS 2111 J. Jenkins
XBC199Y1-Y, L0261 The Past Within the Present R10-12 TC 22 B. Bowden
XBC199Y1-Y, L0262 Journeys and Stories M3-5 TC 24 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 163 R. Austin
HIS202H1-S Gender, Race and Science T3-5 SS 2135 S. Tracy
HIS205Y1-Y Topics in Women’s History: De colonizing Women's History: Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia **Day changed from M to T** T10-12 MP 137 N. Tran
HIS220Y1-Y The Shape of Medieval Society TR11 SS 2102 J. Goering/I. Cochelin
HIS241H1-F Europe in the 19th Century, 1815-1914 TR1 MB 128 V. Dimitriadis
HIS242H1-S Europe in the 20th Century TR1 BT 101 V. Dimitriadis
HIS243H1-F Early Modern Europe, 1450-1648 TR11 MP 103 N. Terpstra
HIS244H1-S Early Modern Europe, 1648-1815 TR9 MP 103 D. Stiles
HIS250Y1-Y History of Russia, 860-1991 MW11 LM 162 A. Smith
HIS263Y1-Y Introduction to Canadian History TR1 NF 003 L. Bertram/S. Penfold
HIS271Y1-Y American History Since 1607 W6-8 MC 102 E. Black
HIS280Y1-Y History of China TR10 F Term KP 108
W Term SS 2102
Y. Wang
HIS282Y1-Y History of South Asia MW2 SS 2127 C. Bhaneja
HIS291H1-F The History of Colonial Latin America **Time changed from 11 to 1** MW1 GIT K. Mills
HIS292H1-S Latin America: The National Period MW10 SS 2110 L. van Isschot
HIS294Y1-Y Caribbean History and Culture: Indigenous Era to 1886 T10-12 SS 1083 S. Kennedy
HIS295Y1-Y African History and Historical Methodology 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-F Energy Cultures in North American History T10-12 RW 229 B. Bradley
HIS302H1-F Victorian Material Culture TR11 NF 004 L. Loeb
HIS309H1-F The European Reformations M2-4 SS 2105 E. Ferguson
HIS311Y1-Y Introduction to Canadian International Relations TR2 GIT R. Bothwell
HIS312H1-F Immigration to Canada T3-5 BR 200 I. Radforth
HIS313H1-S Canadian Labour History T3-5 SS 2105 I. Radforth
HIS314H1-F Quebec & French Canada W1-3 SS 1086 S. Mills
HIS318H1-S Histories of the West in Canada T10-12 SS 1084 L. Bertram
HIS322H1-F High Middle Ages **Course Added** R 2-4 UC 244 P. Jones
HIS323H1-S Rites of Passage and Daily Life in the Middle Ages W10-12 UC 161 I. Cochelin
HIS325H1-F Imperial Russia **Course Cancelled** TBA TBA A. Smith
HIS326H1-F Topics in Chinese History: Bandits, Barbarians, and Bureaucrats: Patterns and Narratives in Early Modern China R1-3 SS 1084 Y. Wang
HIS330H1-F Germany from Frederick the Great to the First World War W1-3 SS 1087 A. Cantor
HIS331H1-S Modern Baltic History W5-7 SS 1088 J. Kivimäe
HIS334H1-S East Central Europe and the Great Powers in the 20th Century R10-12 SS 2105 P. Wróbel
HIS335H1-S Soviet Cultural History **Please Note: Course has changed from 'F' to 'S"** T5-7 MP 118 T. Lahusen
HIS336H1-S Medieval Spain, 600-1492 T2 & R2-4 MP 118 M. Meyerson
HIS337H1-S Culture, Politics and Society in Britain 1660-1789 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
HIS341Y1-Y Germany Among the Global Empires 1650-2010 T1 & R1-3 AH 100 J. Jenkins
HIS343Y1-Y History of Modern Espionage T12-2 GIT B. Lintott
HIS344Y1-Y Conflict and Co-Operation in the International System Since 1945 T5-7 F Term BR 200
W Term LM 159
V. Dimitriadis
HIS349H1-S The British Search for Identity TR11 SS 1087 L. Loeb
HIS351Y1-Y History of Twentieth Century Russia M3-5 SS 1084 V. Majstorovic
HIS354H1-S Men, Gender and power in Europe from the Renaissance to the French Revolution F10-12 SS 1070 E. Ferguson
HIS357Y1-Y Social History of Renaissance Europe T3-5 & R3 UC 179 V. McCarthy/C. Rose
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
HIS368H1-F Early Modern Britain, 1485-1660 T11 & R11-1 SS 1074 J. Mori
HIS369H1-F Aboriginal Peoples of the Great Lakes, 1600 to 1830 W2-4 SS 1088 A. Norman
HIS377H1-S 20th Century American Foreign Relations R11-1 SS 1083 C. Sobers
HIS378H1-S America in the 1960s R3-5 SS 2108 C. Sobers
HIS379H1-F Vietnam at War M1-3 SS 1086 N. Tran
HIS385H1-F History of Hong Kong **Please Note: Course has changed from 'S' to 'F'** F12-2 SS 2118 C. Lim
HIS387H1-F France, 1610-1848 W1-3 SS 1074 H. Dewar
HIS388H1-S France Since 1848 W10-12 VC 206 E. Jennings
HIS389H1-F, L0101 Topics in History: Religious Toleration and conflict in Early Modern England R2-4 RW 229 E. Ferguson
HIS389H1-F, L0201 Topics in History: Political Violence and Human Rights in Latin America T10-12 SS 1086 L. van Isschot
HIS389H1-F, L0301 Topics in History: Canadian Society and World War I W10-12 SS 1088 L. Bertram
HIS389H1-F, L5101 Topics in History: Early Modern Jewish History T5-7 SS 1086 D. Sclar
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: Islam and Muslims in the Balkans T2-4 SS 1084 M. Methodieva
HIS389H1-S, L0301 Topics in History: The Ottoman Empire 1800-1922 R2-4 SS 1086 M. Methodieva
HIS389H1-S, L0401 Topics in History: Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe W2-4 SS 1088 E. Ferguson
HIS389H1-S, L0501 Topics in History: The Holocaust in Fiction **Course Added** W10-12 SS 1085 D. Bergen/A. Shternshis
HIS389H1-S, L0601 Topics in History: History of Israel **Course Added** W11-1 VC 115 R. Geller
HIS389H1-S, L5101 (J) Topics in History: Blues Mississippi Delta M6-8 SS 1084 A. Jones
HIS389H1-S, L5201 Topics in History: Material Life in Early America **Course Added** W5-7 RW 229 H. Dewar
HIS389Y1-Y, L0101 Topics in History: Women in African History W2-4 SS 2105 N. Musisi
HIS391Y1-Y Black Freedom in the Atlantic World **Course Added**
**Please Note: Room Change**
T2-4 UC 175 S. Hawkins
HIS392Y1-Y Screening Freedom R2-4 UC 87 S. Hawkins
JHA394H1-S The Asia Pacific War R4-6 SS 1087 T. Fujitani
JHP304Y1-Y Ukraine: Politics, Economy, Society TR10 UC 163 S. Bilenky

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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 2014-2015 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 2129 E. Black
HIS405Y1-Y (J) Canadian Foreign Relations W10-12 LA 212 R. Bothwell
HIS412Y1-Y (J) Crusades, Conversion and Colonization in the Medieval Baltic R5-7 SS 2112 J. Kivimäe
HIS423H1-F (J) The Social History of Medicine in the 19th and 20th Centuries R4-6 FG 77 E. Shorter
HIS430H1-F Canadians and the World Wars M3-5 UC 257 I. Radforth
HIS433H1-S (J) Polish Jews Since the Partition of Poland W10-12 SS 2112 P. Wróbel
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 T10-12 SS 2129 E. Ferguson
HIS444H1-S, L5101 Topics in Jewish History: History of the Jewish Book T5-7 SS 2101 D. Sclar
HIS452H1-S (J) Science and Society in Britain, 1600-1800 R3-5 SS 2101 J. Mori
HIS459H1-S Soviet History and Film: 1921-1946 **Course Cancelled** -- -- T. Lahusen
HIS466H1-F, L0101 Topics in Canadian History: Upper Canada, Creating Settler Society T2-4 OI 10-200 C. Morgan
HIS466H1-S, L0101 Topics in Canadian History: The Oldest Profession in Canada: Sex Trade in Canadian and Comparative Context R10-12 SS 621 L. Bertram
HIS466H1-S, L0201 Topics in Canadian History: History of Commemoration in Canada T2-4 OI 10-200 C. Morgan
HIS467H1-F French Colonial Indochina: Cultures, Texts, Film T10-12 NF 205 E. Jennings
HIS470H1-F History, Rights and Difference in South Asia W1-3 UC 248 R. Birla
HIS477H1-F Topics in the Social and Cultural History of Victorian Britain T4-6 NF 009 L. Loeb
HIS480H1-F Modernity and Its Others: History and Postcolonial Critique **Course Cancelled** -- -- R. Birla
HIS481H1-S Elite Women, Power, and Modernity in 20th Century Africa M10-12 SS 2101 N. Musisi
HIS484H1-S The Car in North American History **Course Added** W2-4 UC 69 TBA
HIS485H1-S Topics in Chinese History: Sexuality in Chinese History, from Daoist Devotees to Dr. Sex R1-3 SS 2120 Y. Wang
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 77 E. Shorter
HIS495Y1-Y Topics in History: Hacking History T10-1 UC F204 M. Price
HIS496H1-F, L0101 Topics in History: The City and its Outcasts - The History of Toronto from its Margins T2-4 AP 124 S. Mills
HIS496H1-F, L5101 Topics in History: War and Society in the Modern World W6-8 SS 2120 D. Penslar
HIS496H1-S, L0101 Topics in History: The Modern Evolution of the Law of War **Please Note: Location has moved to UC 44** W10-12 UC 44 M. Marrus
HIS496H1-S, L0201 Topics in History: Rice, Sugar, & Spice in Southeast Asia M1-3 SS 2129 N. Tran
HIS496H1-S, L0301 Topics in History: International Justice in Latin America T10-12 WI 2006 L. van Isschot
HIS496H1-S, L0401 Topics in History: The Medieval Sense of Humor **Course Added** R 2-4 BF 214 P. Jones
HIS496H1-S, L0501 Topics in History: History and Memory: Is there a common European Memory? **Course Added** M 11-1 LA 213 A. Gerstner
HIS496H1-S, L5101 (J) Topics in History: Taking Shots at the Man: Assassination and the American Presidency W6-8 SS 2120 TBA
HIS497H1-S Animal Politics and Science W10-12 UC F204 S. Hawkins
HIS498H1-F/S Independent Studies TBA -- Staff
HIS499Y1-Y Independent Studies TBA -- Staff

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Pre-Modern Courses

The following History courses, taught in the 2014-2015 Fall/Winter Session, have half or full Pre-Modern (prior to 1815) status, to fulfill program requirements.

COURSE TITLE
CREDIT
HIS101Y1-Y Histories of Violence ½
HIS102Y1-Y Empires, Encounters, and Exchanges: From the Silk Road to the Present ½
HIS103Y1-Y Statecraft and Strategy
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
HIS282Y1-Y History of South Asia 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
HIS309H1-F The European Reformations ½
HIS323H1-S Rites of Passage and Daily Life in the Middle Ages ½
HIS336H1-S Medieval Spain, 600-1492 ½
HIS337H1-S Culture, Politics and Society in Britain 1660-1789 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
HIS369H1-F Aboriginal Peoples of the Great Lakes, 1600 to 1830 ½
HIS389H1-F, L0101 Topics in History: Religious Tolerations and conflict in Early Modern England ½
HIS412Y1-Y Crusades, Conversion and Colonization in the Medieval Baltic 1
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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