Fall/Winter Courses 2021-2022
The Department offers 100-level, 200-level, 300-level, and 400-level History (HIS) courses.
- Course descriptions are not final and may be changed at or before the first class.
- For enrolment instructions, students should consult the 2021-2022 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 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 2021-2022 Sessions. For brief descriptions of courses not offered in the current year, refer to the Arts & Science Calendar: History.
- 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.
- In Person - A course is considered In Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.**** Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.
- Online - Synchronous - A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
- Asynchronous - A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.
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. All 100-series HIS courses are mutually exclusive, with the exception of AP, IB, CAPE, or GCE transfer credits. Students may enrol in only one 100-series History course. Students enrolled in more than one of these courses (or who have completed one of these courses or a previous HIS 100-series course with a mark of 50% or greater) will be removed at any time. First-Year students can also enrol in 200-series HIS courses. ALL students enrolled in a History Specialist, Major, or Minor program must take ONE 100-level HIS course.
First-Year Foundation Seminars
First-Year Foundation Seminars are open only to newly-admitted, Faculty of Arts & Science students (3.5 credits or less). They are 1.0 credit or 0.5 credit courses that focus on discussion of issues, questions and controversies surrounding a particular discipline (or several disciplines) in a small-group setting that encourages the development of critical thinking, writing skills, oral presentation and research methods. FYF seminars are as rigorous and demanding as any other first-year course and require in addition the acquisition of those skills expected of successful undergraduate students. With a maximum enrolment of 30 students each, they are an ideal way to have an enjoyable and challenging small-class experience in your first year. Details can be found at the First-Year Opportunities website.
First-Year Foundation Seminars:
- Count as 1.0 or 0.5 of the 20 credits required for an Hon. B.A., Hon B.Sc. or B. Com.
- First-Year Foundation Seminars are not required to get into any Program of Study. However, they may count towards your Program. Please check with your college registrar for further details.
- Can be counted towards the breadth requirement.
|Course Code & Section||Title||Day/Time||Room
|HIS101Y1-Y, L0101||Histories of Violence||Tuesday 11-12
|TBA||TBA||M. Meyerson/A. Guerson De Oliveira|
|HIS102Y1-Y, L0101||Empires, Encounters and Exchanges||Tuesday 11-12 Thursday 11-12||Online - Synchronous||Online - Synchronous||TBA|
|HIS103Y1-Y, L0101||Statecraft & Strategy : War and Diplomacy in European History||2.0 hours/week||Asynchronous||Asynchronous||T. Sayle|
|HIS108Y1-Y, L0101||What is History?||Wednesday 9-11||TBA||TBA||P. Cohen|
|HIS191H1-F, L0101||Pandemics and Human History||Tuesday 9-11||TBA||--||M. Price|
|HIS193H1-F, L0101||Calls to Action: The TRC and Residential Schools in Canadian History||Tuesday 10-12||TBA||--||H. Bohaker|
|HIS194H1-S, L0101||Power, Resistance, and the Graphic Novel||Wednesday 1-3||--||TBA||M. Mishler|
|HIS198H1-F, L0101||Decolonizing Women's History||Tuesday 10-12||TBA||--||S. Sweeney|
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||Geographic Area||Day/Time||Room
|HIS205H1-F, L0101||From Women's History to Gender History||b||Thursday 10-12||TBA||--||F. Aladejebi|
|HIS221H1-F, L0101||African American History to 1865||b||Tuesday 4-6||TBA||--||C. Johnson|
|HIS222H1-S, L0101||African American History from 1865 to the Present||b||Tuesday 4-6||--||TBA||C. Johnson|
|HIS230H1-F, L0101||Indigenous and Early Colonial Caribbean History||b||Wednesday 12-2||TBA||--||TBA|
|HIS231H1-S, L0101||Revolution and Emancipation in the Colonial Caribbean||b||Wednesday 12-2||--||TBA||M. Newton|
|HIS240H1-F, L0101||World War I in Europe||c||Thursday 9-11||TBA||--||P. Wróbel|
|HIS242H1-S, L0101||Europe in the 20th Century||c||Wednesday 1-3||--||TBA||A. Kasekamp|
|HIS243H1-F, L0101||Early Modern Europe, 1450-1648||c||Tuesday 10-11 Thursday 10-11||TBA||--||N. Terpstra|
|HIS244H1-S, L5101||Early Modern Europe, 1648-1815||c||Thursday 5-7||--||TBA||J. Mori|
|HIS245H1-F, L0101||European Colonialism, 1700- 1965||c||Wednesday 10-12||TBA||--||E. Jennings|
|HIS250Y1-Y, L0101||History of Russia||c||Monday 10-11 Wednesday 10-11||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|HIS251Y1-Y, L0101||History of East Central Europe||c||Tuesday 9-11||TBA||TBA||P. Wróbel|
|HIS262H1-F, L5101||Canada: A Short History of Here||--||Tuesday 5-7||TBA||--||H. Bohaker|
|HIS264H1-F, L0101||Critical Issues in Canadian History||b||Tuesday 2-4||TBA||--||S. Mills|
|HIS265Y1-Y, L0101||Black Canadian History||b||Monday 1-3||TBA||TBA||F. Aladejebi|
|HIS266H1-S, L0101||Asian Canadian History||b||Monday 10-12||--||TBA||L. Mar|
|HIS267H1-S, L0101||Business History||b||Tuesday 11-1||--||TBA||D. Anastakis|
|HIS268H1-S, L0101||Law and History||a/b||Wednesday 10-12||--||TBA||A. Emon|
|HIS271Y1-Y, L5101||American History Since 1607||b||Tuesday 6-8||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|HIS280Y1-Y, L0101||History of China||a||Monday 10-11 Wednesday 10-11||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|HIS282Y1-Y, L0101||History of South Asia||a||Tuesday 1-2
|HIS285H1-F, L0101||History of Chinese Overseas||a||Tuesday 10-12||TBA||--||L. Mar|
|HIS291H1-F, L0101||Latin America: The Colonial Period||b||Tuesday 10-12||TBA||--||TBA|
|HIS292H1-S, L0101||Latin America: The National Period||b||Tuesday 10-12||--||TBA||L. van Isschot|
|HIS295Y1-Y, L0101||History of Africa||a||Thursday 12-2||TBA||TBA||S. Hawkins|
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||Geographic Area||Day/Time||Room
|HIS300H1-F, L0101||Energy and Environment in North American History||b||Tuesday 10-12||TBA||--||S. Penfold|
|HIS312H1-F, L0101||Immigration to Canada||b||Thursday 10-12||TBA||--||L. Mar|
|HIS313H1-F, L0101||Animal History||a||Friday 10-12||TBA||--||R. Woods/S. Hawkins|
|HIS314H1-S, L0101||Language, Empire, and Encounter in Francophone||b||Wednesday 1-3||--||TBA||S. Mills|
|HIS315H1-S, L0101||Vietnamese Histories||a||Monday 10-12||--||TBA||N. Tran|
|HIS327H1-F, L0101||Rome: The City in History||c||Monday 2-4||TBA||--||K. Bartlett|
|HIS328H1-S, L0101||Modern China||a||Thursday 10-12||--||TBA||TBA|
|HIS329H1-F, L0101||Central Middle Ages (900-1200)||c||Thursday 2-4||TBA||--||I. Cochelin|
|HIS332H1-S, L0101||Crime in English Society||c||Tuesday 4-5 Thursday 4-5||--||TBA||J. Mori|
|HIS338H1-F, L0101||The Holocaust: Preconditions, Consolidation of Nazi Power, War,and Occupation (to 1942)||c||Friday 10-12||TBA||--||TBA|
|HIS344H1-S, L0101||The Global Cold War||a||Tuesday 3-5||--||TBA||C. Ewing|
|HIS346H1-S, L0101||Rice, Sugar, and Spice in Southeast Asia: A History of Food in the Region||a||Wednesday 1-3||--||TBA||N. Tran|
|HIS347H1-F, L0101||The Country House in England, 1837-1939||c||Tuesday 10-11
|HIS349H1-S, L0101||History of Britain: Struggle for Power||c||Tuesday 10-11 Thursday 10-11||--||TBA||L. Loeb|
|HIS352H1-S, L0101||A History of Women in Pre-colonial East Africa||a||Tuesday 4-6||--||TBA||N. Musisi|
|HIS355H1- S, L0101||A History of Pre-Modern Medicine||c||Wednesday 10-12||--||TBA||N. Everett|
|HIS357Y1-Y, L0101||A Social History of Renaissance Europe||c||Tuesday 1-2 Thursday 1-2||TBA||TBA||N. Terpstra|
|HIS359H1-S, L0101||Regional Politics and Radical Movements in the 20th Century Caribbean||b||Tuesday 4-6||--||TBA||TBA|
|HIS361H1-S, L0101||The Holocaust from 1942||c||Friday 10-12||--||TBA||D. Bergen|
|HIS364H1-S, L0101||From Revolution to Revolution: Hungary Since 1848||c||Wednesday 9-11||--||TBA||R. Austin|
|HIS366H1-S, L0101||Indigenous Histories of the Great Lakes from 1815 to the Present||b||Wednesday 10-12||--||TBA||TBA|
|HIS368H1-F, L0101||Early Modern Britain, 1485-1660||c||Tuesday 4-5 Thursday 4-5||TBA||--||J. Mori|
|HIS369H1-F, L0101||Indigenous Histories of the Great Lakes, to 1830||b||Wednesday 10-12||TBA||--||TBA|
|HIS370H1-F, L0101||Modern Palestine||a||Tuesday 10-1||TBA||--||J. Hanssen|
|HIS371H1-S, L5101||Canadian Political History||b||Wednesday 6-8||--||TBA||S. Penfold|
|HIS378H1-F, L0101 (J)||America in the 1960s||b||Friday 12-2||TBA||--||TBA|
|HIS383Y1-Y, L0101||Women in African History||a||Thursday 4-6||TBA||TBA||N. Musisi|
|HIS384H1-F, L0101||The Baltic Sea Region from the Vikings to the Age of Nationalisms||c||Wednesday 1-3||TBA||--||A. Kasekamp|
|HIS388H1-S, L0101||France Since 1830||c||Tuesday 10-12||--||TBA||E. Jennings|
|HIS389H1-F, L0101||Topics in History: Science and Empire in the Americas||b||Wednesday 2-4||TBA||--||H. Anderson|
|HIS389H1-F, L0201||Topics in History: History of Psychiatry and Mental Illness||c||Friday 10-12||TBA||--||E. Shorter|
|HIS389H1-F, L0301 (J)||Topics in History: The World of the Cairo Geniza||a||Friday 10-12||TBA||--||J. Goldberg|
|HIS389H1-F, L9901||Topics in History: Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asia||a||Friday 9-11||Online - Synchronous||--||TBA|
|HIS389H1-S, L0101||Topics in History: The Criminalization of Protest in Latin American History||b||Wednesday 10-12||--||TBA||L. van Isschot|
|HIS389H1-S, L0201||Topics in History: Soccer: The History of the World's Game||c||Wednesday 12-3||--||TBA||P. Cohen|
|HIS393H1-F, L0101||Digital History||-||Tuesday 2-4
|HIS397H1-F, L0101||Political Violence and Human Rights in Latin America||b||Thursday 10-12||TBA||--||L. van Isschot|
|JHA384H1-F, L5101||Japan in the World, Mid-16th to Mid-20th century||a||Wednesday 5-7||TBA||--||TBA|
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 or Specialist program and have the appropriate prerequisites). 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 – 1.5 FCE; Majors 0.5 FCE) 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 2021-2022 Fall/Winter Session may be added at a later date. Please check back frequently for current information.
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||Divisions||Day/Time||Room
|HIS401H1-S L0101||The Cold War through its Archives||c||Monday 10-12||--||TBA||TBA|
|HIS414H1-F, L0101||Down and Out in Medieval Europe||c||Tuesday 2-4||TBA||--||I. Cochelin|
|HIS422H1-F, L5101 (J)||Early Modern English Popular Culture, 1500-1800||c||Thursday 5-7||TBA||--||J. Mori|
|Social History of Medicine in the 19th & 20th Centuries||c||Thursday 4-6||TBA||--||E. Shorter|
|HIS433H1-S, L0101 (J)||Polish Jews Since the Partition of Poland||c||Thursday 9-11||--||TBA||P. Wróbel|
|HIS435H1-S, L0101||Themes in Toronto History||b||Tuesday 3-5||--||TBA||S. Mills|
|HIS437H1-F, L0101||Telling Lies About Hitler: Frauds and Famous Feuds Among German Historians||c||Monday 11-1||TBA||--||J. Retallack|
|HIS443H1-S, L0101||Society, Culture and Religion in the Renaissance and Reformation **Please Note: Day/Time has changed from Monday 3-5 to Thursday 3-5||c||Thursday 3-5||--||TBA||N. Terpstra|
|HIS446H1-S, L0101 (J)||Gender and Slavery in the Atlantic World||a/b/c||Thursday 10-12||--||TBA||M. Newton|
|HIS451H1-F, L0101||World War II in East Central Europe||c||Thursday 9-11||TBA||--||TBA|
|HIS465Y1-Y, L0101 (J)||Gender and International Relations||c||Monday 4-6||TBA||TBA||C. Chin|
|HIS466H1-F, L0101||Topics in Canadian History: Commemorations and Public History, Canada, 1800-2000||b||Tuesday 1-3||TBA||--||C. Morgan|
|HIS466H1-S, L0101||Topics in Canadian History: Upper Canada Creating a Settler Society, 1790s-1860s||b||Tuesday 1-3||--||TBA||C. Morgan|
|HIS467H1-F, L0101||French Colonial Indochina: History, Cultures, Texts, Film||a/c||Tuesday 10-12||TBA||--||E. Jennings|
|HIS475H1-F, L0101||Senior Thesis Seminar||-||Tuesday 10-12||TBA||--||S. Hawkins|
|HIS476H1-S, L0101||Senior Thesis Seminar||-||--||--||TBA||TBA|
|HIS477H1-F, L0101||Topics in the Social and Cultural History of Victorian Britain||c||Tuesday 4-6||TBA||--||L. Loeb|
|HIS484H1-F, L0101||The Car in North American History||b||Tuesday 11-1||TBA||--||D. Anastakis|
|HIS490H1-S, L0101||Everyday Stalinism||c||Tuesday 3-5||TBA||--||L. Viola|
|HIS496H1-F, L0101||Topics in History: Trends in Women and Gender History in the Global South||a||Tuesday 4-6||TBA||--||N. Musisi|
|HIS496H1-S, L0101 (J)||Topcis in History: Religion and Society in Southeast Asia||a||Monday 2-4||--||TBA||N. Tran|
|HIS496H1-S, L0201||Topics in History: Renaissance Humanism||c||Monday 3-5||--||TBA||K. Bartlett|
|HIS496H1-S, L0301||Topics in History: Hacking History||--||Wednesday 2-4||--||TBA||M. Price|
|HIS496H1-S, L0401 (J)||Topics in History: Race in the USA and Canada||b||Thursday 10-12||--||TBA||L. Mar|
Please Note: Temporal Requirement was formerly Pre-Modern Requirement. Students entering into any History Program (Specialist or Major) in 2021-2022 the new requirement is Temporal. Any student enrolled in a History Program (Specialist or Major) 2020-2021 and prior it's known as Pre-Modern.
The following History courses carry half or full Temporal requirement (prior to 1800) status, to fulfill program requirements.
|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|
|HIS110Y1||Connected Histories from Dakar to Jakarta||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|
|HIS271Y1||American History Since 1607||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|
|HIS295Y1||History of Africa||1|
|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 -- (RETIRED)||½|
|HIS323H1||Rites of Passage and Daily Life in the Middle Ages||½|
|HIS329H1||Central Middle Ages (900-1200)||½|
|HIS332H1||Crime in English Society||½|
|HIS333H1||Catholic Asia in the Early Modern Era, 1500-1800||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|
|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|