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Faculty of Arts & Science
2016-2017 Calendar


Faculty


University Professors Emeriti
J.M. Beattie, MA, Ph D, FRSC (U)
J.M. Bliss, MA, Ph D, FRSC
Professors Emeriti
R.D. Accinelli, MA, Ph D
S. Aster, MA, Ph D, FRHS
C.C. Berger, MA, Ph D, FRSC
W.C. Berman, MA, Ph D
P. Blanchard, BA, Ph D
R.C. Brown, MA, Ph D, FRSC
J.C. Cairns, MA, Ph D
W.J. Callahan, MA, Ph D, FRHS
J. Dent, BA, Ph D (I)
W. Dowler, MA, Ph D
H.L. Dyck, MA, Ph D
M. Eksteins, B Phil, D Phil
J.M. Estes, MA, Ph D
M.G. Finlayson, MA, Ph D
W.A. Goffart, AM, Ph D, FRHS, FRSC
A. Greer, MA, Ph D
P.F. Grendler, MA, Ph D
J.N. Ingham, MA, Ph D
M. Israel, MA, Ph D
R.E. Johnson, BA, Ph D
J.L.H. Keep, BA, Ph D
M.A. Klein, MA, Ph D
J. Kornberg, MA, Ph D
T.O. Lloyd, MA, D Phil
L.S. MacDowell, M Sc (Econ), Ph D
M.R. Marrus, CM, MA, Ph D, MSL, FRHistS, FRSC
D.P. Morton, MA, Ph D
A.C. Murray, MA, Ph D
W.H. Nelson, MA, Ph D
D.L. Raby, BA, Ph D
I. Robertson, MA, Ph D
A. Rossos, MA, Ph D
P.F.W. Rutherford, MA, Ph D
R.A. Spencer, MA, D Phil
S. Van Kirk, MA, Ph D
N.K. Wagle, MA, Ph D
M. Wayne, MA, Ph D
N.P. Zacour, MBE, MA, Ph D
J. Pearl, Ph D
D. Smyth, BA, Ph D, FRHS (T)
Associate Professors Emeriti
L.J. Abray, MA, MPhil, Ph D
B. Todd, MA, D Phil
W. Wark, MA, Ph D
A. Sheps, MA, Ph D
A.I. Silver, Ph D
Professor and Chair of the Department
N. Terpstra, MA, PhD, FRSC
Associate Professor and Associate Chair (Graduate Studies)
TBA
University Professor
L. Viola, MA Ph D, FRSC
Professor and Associate Chair (Undergraduate Studies)
J. Mori, BA, D Phil
Professor and Deputy Chair
TBA

Professors
K.R. Bartlett, MA, Ph D (V)
D. Bender, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough)
D. Bergen, MA, Ph D
R. Bothwell, MA, Ph D, FRSC (T)
J. English, MA, Ph D (Adjunct)
T. Fujitani, MA, Ph D
D. Gabaccia, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough)
M. Gervers, MA, PhD (University of Toronto Scarborough)
J.W. Goering, MA, Ph D
R. Halpern, MA, Ph D
F. Iacovetta, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough)
E.T. Jennings, MA, Ph D
C. Keil, MA, Ph D (I)
J. Kivimae, BA, Ph D
T. Lahusen, MA, Ph D
M. MacMillan, B Phil, D Phil (T), FRSC
P.R. Magocsi, MA, Ph D, FRSC
M.G. McGowan, MA, Ph D (SM)
M.D. Meyerson, MA, Ph D
J. Mori, BA, D Phil
M. Murphy, BA, Ph D
D.J. Penslar, MA, C Phil, Ph D, FRSC
J. Pilcher, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough)
R.W. Pruessen, MA, Ph D
I. Radforth, MA, Ph D
J. Retallack, BA, D Phil, FRSC
E.L. Shorter, MA, Ph D, FRSC
G. Silano, MA, Ph D (SM)
M. Tavakoli-Targhi, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga)
N. Terpstra, MA, PhD, FRSC
D.A. Wilson, MA, Ph D, FRHS (SM), FRSC
A. Smith, MA, Ph D
Associate Professors
H. Bohaker, MA, Ph D
R. Birla, M Phil, Ph D
E. Brown, MA, M Phil, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga)
C. Chin, MA, Ph D
I. Cochelin, MA, Ph D
P. Cohen, Ph D
N. Everett, Ph D
J. Hanssen, D Phil (University of Toronto Mississauga)
S. Hawkins, MA, Ph D
A.D. Hood, MA, Ph D
J. Jenkins, MA, Ph D
M. Kasturi, MA, M Phil, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga)
R. Kazal, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough)
H.K. Kwee, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga)
T. Lam, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga)
L. Loeb, M MST, Ph D
L. Mar, MA, Ph D
N. Musisi, MA, Ph D (N)
M.J. Newton, BA, D Phil
J. Noel, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga)
S. Penfold, MA, Ph D
B. Raman, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough)
S. Rockel, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough)
N. Rothman, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough)
J. Sharma, MA, MPhil, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough)
N. Tran, BA, Ph D
S. Varani, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga)
R. Wittmann, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga)
P. Wrobel, MA, Ph D
L. Chen, MA, JD, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough)
Assistant Professors
L. Bertram, MA, Ph D
K. Coleman, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga)
P. Hastings, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough)
B. Jacobson, MA, Ph D
J. MacArthur, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga)
M. MacDonald, MA, LLB, Ph D (Trinity College)
S. Mills, MA, PhD
W. Nelson, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough)
L. van Isschot, MA, Ph D
Y. Wang, MA, Ph D
A. Grewal, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough)
B. Gettler, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga)
Introduction

Historians study the past to understand it on its own terms, to gain insight into how our world has developed, and in order to influence the present. The study of history covers a wide and diverse range of topics, from the history of aboriginal societies, conquistadors, ethnicity, fascism, labour, psychiatry, patterns of settlement and migration, politics, the Renaissance, revolution, to the automobile, slavery, international relations, trade unions, women's studies, and more.

The study of history is at the core of any liberal arts education.  In order to make sense of political, social, economic, and cultural development, it is essential to understand historical change and continuities. History is also integral to most area studies (East Asian Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Canadian or American Studies, etc.) and is a crucial part of the study of political science, economics, sociology, international relations, religion, art history, English—nearly every discipline in the humanities and social sciences.  History as a discipline partakes of both the humanities and social sciences: it is a social science because it studies societies and the processes of change, but the method and analytical approach are those of the humanities.  Close analysis of problems, critical examination of evidence, and persuasive oral and written communication are all hallmarks of historical inquiry.

History graduates will gain both a broad overview of the contours of history and in-depth knowledge of one or more specific regions, time periods, or thematic specializations.  They will understand how social processes, political ideologies, economic trends, and environmental changes have intersected with individual and collective human actions to shape historical change and, ultimately, the world we live in today. History graduates will comprehend how history is written, including the skills and methods of historical research, the use and interpretation of textual and other evidence, and the choices involved in various theoretical and analytical frameworks.  They will be able to critically read and assimilate large amounts of information, weigh evidence, draw well-informed conclusions, and present cogent, analytical arguments.

The analytical and communication skills one develops by studying history are critical to a great variety of careers. History graduates put their training directly to use in such fields as law, politics, business, government service, museums, libraries and archives, documentary filmmaking, journalism, international relations, urban planning, teaching, and many other areas. With emphasis on how to analyze issues, read critically, do productive research, delineate a case, and present evidence in support of that case, studying history equips one with both the skills and knowledge for an ever-changing workplace and society.

Curriculum

The History curriculum is designed to give students a solid grounding in a variety of interpretive and methodological approaches, while allowing them a great deal of flexibility to follow their own particular interests. Breadth requirements (detailed below) ensure that students achieve chronological depth and geographic range.  There are courses at most levels in American, Asian, African, Latin American and Caribbean, British, Canadian, European, Russian and East European history. Thematic clusters such as medieval history, gender, international relations, and colonialism/post-colonialism help students pursue areas of particular interest.

The 100-series courses are thematically-based and introduce students to the craft and tools of historical research and writing.  The 200-series courses are broad chronological surveys of countries, regions, or time periods. They are open to first-year students and have no prerequisites. The 300-series courses enable students to pursue topics in greater depth and methodological sophistication. They are not open to first-year students and frequently have prerequisites. The 400-series courses represent the culmination of an undergraduate’s study of history. They are taught as small-group seminars in which students draw upon the skills they have developed through the course of their History program in research, analysis, and oral and written presentation.

More detailed information concerning the department, history programs and particular courses can be found on our website: www.history.utoronto.ca. There is a History Students’ Association in the Department and there is student participation in the Department meetings and major standing committees.


Undergraduate Administrator:
Ms. Vicki Norton, Room 2074, Sidney Smith Hall (416-978-3362)
email:

General enquiries:

Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, Room 2074 (416-978-3363)


History Programs

Students may also use certain history courses offered by CLA, EAS, and NMC to fulfill Department of History program requirements (see History website).

History Specialist (Arts program)

This is a limited enrolment POSt that can only accommodate a limited number of students.  Eligibility will be based on a student’s marks in the required courses.  The precise mark thresholds outlined below are an estimate of what will be required in the coming POSt admission cycle.   Achieving those marks does not necessarily guarantee admission to the POSt in any given year.

Required courses: 2.0 HIS FCE, one of which must be at the 100-level, with a final mark of at least 73% in each.

(10 full courses or their equivalent)

First Year: 1.0 HIS FCE at the 100-level; in addition, students may take 1.0 HIS FCE at the 200-level.
Higher Years: Additional HIS courses to a total of 10 FCEs overall, meeting the following requirements:
 1. At least 5 FCEs at the 300-level or above, including 1.5 FCEs at the 400-level
 2. 1 FCE at the 200-level or above from each of the following Divisions:
         I. Asia/Africa/Middle East
        II. Canada/United States/Latin America/Caribbean
       III. Europe
3. 1 FCE in pre-modern (before 1800) history.

Courses that satisfy the Pre-modern and Divisional requirements are listed on the History website. 

Courses in other departments:
   a) Equivalent Courses: the History Department website lists a number of history courses offered by other departments, such as East Asian Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, and Classics, which can be taken for program credit.  Typically these courses are taught by faculty members who are trained as historians but whose primary appointment is in another department; they may include subjects not covered by HIS offerings. These are considered equivalent to HIS courses for the purpose of all program requirements except the 100-level requirement, and there is no limit on the number of these courses that can be included in a student's program.
   b) Related Courses: the History Department website also lists a number of courses in other departments that may be substantially historical in content but that differ in methodology or approach from an HIS course.  Specialists may draw up to 2.0 FCEs to fulfill items 1 through 3 of the Specialist program.  Note: A 100-level related course may be applied toward the Divisional or Pre-modern requirements but does not take the place of  the required 100-series HIS course.

History Major (Arts program)

This is a limited enrolment POSt that can only accommodate a limited number of students.  Eligibility will be based on a student’s mark(s) in the required course(s).  The precise mark thresholds outlined below are an estimate of what will be required in the coming POSt admission cycle.   Achieving those mark(s) does not necessarily guarantee admission to the POSt in any given year.

Required courses: 1.0 HIS FCE at the 100-level; students must achieve a final mark of at least 65% in this or another 1.0 HIS FCE.

(7 full courses or their equivalent)

First Year: 1.0 HIS FCE at the 100-level; in addition, students may take 1.0 HIS FCE at the 200-level.

Higher Years:
Additional HIS courses to a total of seven, meeting the following requirements:
1. At least 2.0 FCEs at the 300-level or above, including 0.5 FCE at the 400-level
2. 1 FCE at the 200-level or above from each of the following divisions:
       I. Asia/Africa/Middle East
      II. Canada/United States/Latin America/Caribbean
     III. Europe.
3. 1 FCE in pre-modern (pre-1800) history.

Courses that satisfy the Pre-modern and Divisional requirements are listed on the History website. 

Courses in other departments:
   a) Equivalent Courses: the History Department website lists a number of history courses offered by other departments, such as East Asian Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, and Classics which can be taken for program credit.  Typically these courses are taught by faculty members who are trained as historians but whose primary appointment is in another department; they may include subjects not covered by HIS offerings. These are considered equivalent to HIS courses for the purpose of all program requirements except the 100-level requirement, and there is no limit on the number of these courses that can be included in a student's program.
   b) Related Courses: the History Department website also lists a number of courses in other departments that may be substantially historical in content but that differ in methodology or approach from an HIS course.  History Majors may draw up to 1.0 FCE to fulfill items 1 through 3 of the Major program. Note: A 100-level related course may be applied toward the Divisional or Pre-modern requirements but does not take the place of  the required 100-series HIS course.

History Minor (Arts program)

(4 full courses or their equivalent)

First Year:
1.0 HIS FCE at the 100-level is required. It is recommended that students complete this requirement prior to enrolling in the minor program.

Higher Years:
Additional HIS courses to a total of 4.0 FCEs, including at least 1.0 FCE at the 300- or 400-level.

Courses in other departments:

   a) Equivalent Courses: the History Department website lists a number of history courses offered by other departments, such as East Asian Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, and Classics which can be taken for program credit.  Typically these courses are taught by faculty members who are trained as historians but whose primary appointment is in another department; they may include subjects not covered by HIS offerings. These are considered equivalent to HIS courses for the purpose of all program requirements except the 100-level requirement, and there is no limit on the number of these courses that can be included in a student's program.
   b) Related Courses: the History Department website also lists a number of courses in other departments that may be substantially historical in content but that differ in methodology or approach from an HIS course.  History Minors may draw up to 1.0 FCE as part of their History program. Note: A 100-level related course may not be used to fulfill the required 100-series HIS course.

Combined Degree Program (CDP) in Arts and Education: History (Major), Honours Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching

The Combined Degree Program in Arts/Science and Education is designed for students interested in studying the intersections of teaching subjects and Education, coupled with professional teacher preparation. Students earn an Honours Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Arts and Science (St. George) and an accredited professional Master of Teaching (MT) degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). They will be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers for an Ontario Teacher’s Certificate of Qualifications as elementary or secondary school teachers. The CDP permits the completion of both degrees in six years with 1.0 FCE that may be counted towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Program requirements:
1. Minor in Education and Society, Victoria College
2. Major in History (first teaching subject)
3. Minor in an area corresponding to the second teaching subject as determined by OISE (see http://pepper.oise.utoronto.ca/jhewitt/mtresources/intermediate_senior_teaching_subject_prerequisites_2016-17.pdf)

See here for additional information on the CDP, including admission, path to completion and contact information.

History Courses


Note

Note:  Not all of these courses are taught every year. Please check the Arts & Science timetable or the HIS Department website for the list of courses offered in 2015-16.


First Year Seminars

The 199Y1 and 199H1 seminars are designed to provide the opportunity to work closely with an instructor in a class of no more than twenty-four students. These interactive seminars are intended to stimulate the students’ curiosity and provide an opportunity to get to know a member of the professorial staff in a seminar environment during the first year of study. Details can be found at www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/course/fyh-1/.


100-Series Courses

All 100-series HIS courses are mutually exclusive. 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 may take 200-series courses.


HIS100Y1    History of the Arctic[48L/20T]

People have made the Arctic home for millennia, creating circumpolar cultures in its challenging climate.  This course compares and examines connections in the contested polar region through several themes:  cultures in contact, trade and exploration, environment, crime and punishment, and defense and sovereignty.

Exclusion: Any 100-level HIS course
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3) + Living Things and Their Environment (4)
HIS101Y1    Histories of Violence[48L/20T]

Ranging widely chronologically and geographically, this course explores the phenomenon of violence in history.  It examines the role and meanings of violence in particular societies (such as ancient Greece and samurai Japan), the ideological foundations and use of violence in the clash of cultures (as in slavery, holy wars, colonization, and genocide), and the effects and memorialization of violence. 

Prerequisite: None
Exclusion: Any 100-level HIS course
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2) + Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS102Y1    Empires, Encounters and Exchanges[48L/20T]

Interactions among peoples, empires, and cultures, with particular attention to the non-European world.  Can we speak of “international relations” before the modern concept of nation-states was established?  What forms did globalization take in the pre-modern era?  Covering a broad chronological sweep from before the Silk Road to the present day, we will look at exchanges of goods and technologies; dissemination of ideas and religions; voyages of migration and exploration; and episodes of conquest and colonization. 

Exclusion: any 100-level HIS course
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2) + Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS103Y1    Statecraft and Strategy: An Introduction to the History of International Relations[48L/20T]

An analysis of the development of the international system, from 1648 to 1945, which highlights the role of war as an instrument of national policy, as a determinant of the system of states and as a threat to international society.

Exclusion: any 100-level HIS course
Distribution Requirement Status: None
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS106Y1    Natives, Settlers and Slaves: Colonizing the Americas, 1492-1804[48L/20T]

North and South America and the Caribbean from Columbus to the American Revolution: aboriginal cultures, European exploration, conquest and settlement, the enslavement of Africans, the ecological impact of colonization.

Exclusion: any 100-level HIS course
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS107Y1    Approaches to East Asian History[48L/20T]

This course draws on the history of China, Korea and Japan between 1600 to 1950 to explore historical issues of gender, nationalism, war and relations with the West.

Exclusion: any 100-level HIS course
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS109Y1    The Development of European Civilization, 1350-1945[48L/20T]

The shape of traditional society; the forces at work on the social, political, economic, cultural and intellectual structures of Western Europe since the high Middle Ages: the Structure of Traditional Society; the First Period of Challenges, 1350-1650; the Second Period of Challenges, 1650-1815; Confidence, Stability and Progress, 1815-1914; the Collapse of the Old Order and the Condition of Modern Europe, 1914-1945.

Exclusion: any 100-level HIS course
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1) + Society and its Institutions (3)
200-Series Courses
HIS202H1    Gender, Race and Science[24L/10T]

This course examines scientific ideas about human difference from the 18th-century to the present. It explores how scientists and their critics portrayed the nature of race, sex difference, and masculinity/femininity in light of debates over nation, citizenship, colonialism, emancipation, knowledge and equality. The course will also introduce students to the uses of gender and race as analytic categories within the practice of history. While the course draws much of its subject matter from the history of the United States, it also explores selective issues in European and colonial contexts.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS205H1    Topics in Women's History[24L/10T]

This course introduces students to the diverse experiences of women from a comparative perspective. Students will study how women’s strategies have shaped the major cultural, economic, political and social processes in the world and how these processes have affected women’s experiences in their particular societies.  By studying women’s history from both local and global perspectives, students will engage critically with claims that women’s history is universal.  The local focus of the course will rotate between Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, depending on the expertise of the instructors.

Prerequisite: None
Exclusion: HIS245Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS205Y1    Topics in Women's History[48L/20T]

This course introduces students to the diverse experiences of women from a comparative perspective. Students will study how women’s strategies have shaped the major cultural, economic, political and social processes in the world and how these processes have affected women’s experiences in their particular societies.  By studying women’s history from both local and global perspectives, students will engage critically with claims that women’s history is universal.  The local focus of the course will rotate between Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, depending on the expertise of the instructors.

Exclusion: HIS245Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2) + Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS208Y1    History of the Jewish People[48L/20T]

An introduction to the history of the Jews throughout the world over the past two thousand years.

Recommended Preparation: HIS102Y1/103Y1/109Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS220Y1    The Shape of Medieval Society[48L/20T]

Economic, political, religious, and educational ideas and institutions of the Middle Ages, from the late Roman period to the fifteenth century.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS230H1    Indigenous and Early Colonial Caribbean History[24L/12P]

This course introduces students to the study of Caribbean history from first human settlement to the late 18th century.  Subject matter covered includes indigenous social structures, cosmology and politics; the process of European conquest; the economics, society and political order of colonial society; the Middle Passage; the everyday lives and struggles of enslaved peoples.

Prerequisite: None
Exclusion: HIS294Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS231H1    Revolution and Emancipation in the Colonial Caribbean[24L/12P]

This course explores the history of the late eighteenth and nineteenth century caribbean, from the Haitian Revolution to the U.S. occupation of Cuba and Puerto Rico.  Students learn about the first struggles for political independence; the struggle to abolish the slave trade; slave emancipation; indentureship and struggles to define freedom after emancipation.

Exclusion: HIS294Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
Available Online: consult Faculty or Graduate Unit for details
HIS241H1    Europe in the Nineteenth Century, 1815-1914[24L/10T]

An introduction to modern European history from Napoleon to the outbreak of World War I. Important political, economic, social, and intellectual changes in France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, and other countries are discussed: revolution of 1848, Italian and German unification, racism and imperialism, the evolution of science, art, and culture, labour protest, and the coming of war.

Exclusion: EUR200Y1
Recommended Preparation: HIS103Y1/HIS109Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS242H1    Europe in the 20th Century[24L/10T]

The evolution of European politics, culture, and society from 1914: the two world wars, Fascism and Nazism, the post-1945 reconstruction and the movement towards European integration.

Exclusion: EUR200Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS243H1    Early Modern Europe, 1450-1648[24L/10T]

The political, social, economic, and intellectual history of continental Europe. The Renaissance, the Reformation, Counter-reformation, growth of the territorial monarchies, the religious wars.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS244H1    Early Modern Europe, 1648-1815[24L/10T]

The political, social, economic, and intellectual history of continental Europe. Development of royal absolutism, social change and the crisis of the ancient regime, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the Napoleonic era.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS245H1    European Colonialism, 1700-1965[24L]

This course will introduce students to the history of European colonialism.  It will analyze the nature of colonial rule, the impact of empire on both colonies and metropoles, and delve into questions of power, gender and culture.  It considers slavery and abolition, imperial networks, colonial capital, colonial competition, colonial cultures, the twilight of colonial rule, and a variety of settings.

Exclusion: HIS389Y0, 20155
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS250Y1    History of Russia (formerly HIS250H1)[48L/20T]

This course is an introductory survey that examines the political, social, and cultural developments that shaped the Russian empire from the settlement of Kiev in the 9th century to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Exclusion: HIS250H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS251Y1    History of East Central Europe[48L/20T]

The Polish, Czech, and Hungarian background; the Balkans in the late medieval and early modern periods. Renaissance, Reformation and Counter-reformation, decline and national awakening to the beginning of the 19th century. Partitioned Poland, nationalism in the 19th century; World War I, Peace Settlement, interwar years and the Communist period.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS262H1    Canada: A Short History of Here[24L/10T]

This course is intended for non-History students; History students are advised to take HIS263Y1 instead.  Make sense of politics today and develop a deeper understanding of Canadian society and its institutions through the major events and demographic trends that have shaped the development of this country, while enhancing critical reading and thinking skills through short writing assignments.  No research essay. 

This course will not count towards History program requirements or as a pre-requisite for upper level courses.

Exclusion: HIS263Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS263Y1    Introduction to Canadian History[48L/15T]

An introductory survey to the major events and trends that have shaped the political, social and economic history of Canada, including the challenges of indigenous-newcomer and French-English relations over more than four centuries of interactions.

Exclusion: HIS262Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS264H1    Critical Issues in Canadian History[24L/12T]

This course introduces key issues in Canadian history and foundational principles of historical analysis.  It is primarily designed for potential History majors/specialists.  It is not a comprehensive survey.  Examples serve to deepen analysis and introduce important methods and debates, preparing students for upper year courses in Canadian history.

Exclusion: HIS263Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS271Y1    American History Since 1607[48L/20T]

A survey of the economic, social, cultural, and political history of the United States from the colonial era to present times.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS280Y1    History of China[48L/20T]

A broad overview of the history of China from earliest times to the present. The emphasis is on how the meaning of China and the Chinese people has changed through history.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS281Y1    History of Modern Japan[48L/20T]

Political, military, social, economic, and intellectual history of Japan from beginning of Tokugawa period (1603) to the present. Emphasis on the long term modernization and democratization of Japan, and passage through imperialism and militarism to peace.

Exclusion: EAS223H1/EAS223Y1/HIS281H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS282Y1    History of South Asia[48L/20T]

An introductory survey addressing major themes in the history of South Asia, examining South Asian political economy, social history, colonial power relations and the production of culture. Emphasis is on the period after 1750, particularly the study of colonialism, nationalism, and postcolonial citizenship and modernity.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS283Y1    Southeast Asian Crossroads[48L/20T]

This course surveys the historical experiences of the states that constitute present-day Southeast Asia and examines how long term socio-economic trends affected the daily lives of Southeast Asians. Lectures introduce the major themes while weekly readings explore the major themes of the course: state structure; cultural commonalities; ethnic, class and gender relations; religious practice and trade.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS284Y1    Viet Nam: Crossroads of Asia[48L/20T]

Examines the history of Viet Nam from its mythical origins to the contemporary period,exploring the countrys long experience with Chinese and South Asian cultural influence. Themes include Sinicization and Indianization; constructions of gender; state formation; the introduction and impact of the world religions; colonization and nationalism; and the impact of globalization.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS291H1    Latin America: The Colonial Period (formerly HIS291Y1)[24L/10T]

The evolution of Spanish and Portuguese America from pre-Columbian civilizations to the wars of independence.

Exclusion: HIS291Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS292H1    Latin America: The National Period (formerly HIS292Y1)[24L/10T]

A survey of Latin American history from the wars of independence to the present day.

Exclusion: HIS292Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS293H1    The Making of the Atlantic World, 1480-1804[24L/10T]

This course introduces students to the social, economic, cultural and political history of the Atlantic world resulting from European exploration and colonization in the Americas beginning in the 1490s and the growth of the transatlantic slave trade. It focuses on interactions between Africans, Europeans, and Amerindians around the Atlantic Ocean.

Prerequisite: HIS102Y1/106Y1/109Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS295Y1    African History and Historical Methodology[48L/24T]

An introduction to African history and the methodology of history more broadly, this course sets out to question how historians do history, examine differences in theories of knowledge, and explore the relationship between academic and cultural representations of the past.  The course also draws on anthropology and related disciplines.

Exclusion: HIS381H1, HIS382H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1) + Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)
HIS297Y1    History of Africa from a Gender Perspective[48L/20T]

This survey of African history is analytical rather than narrative in its approach. It rethinks the way that African history has hitherto been conceptualized and taught by placing the question of gender at the center of the story of Africa.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS298Y1    Themes & Issues in History [TBA]

This is a thematic survey course addressing issues of gender, class, ethnicity, religion, war, economics and political strife through broad-sweep coverage of a region’s history. Prepares students for upper-level study through exposure to eyewitness primary sources and conflicting secondary interpretations of events. Consult http://history.utoronto.ca/undergraduate/fw-courses/ for exact prerequisites and for specific content of the course.

Prerequisite: Varies according to particular course offering. See History website for information.
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

HIS299Y1    Research Opportunity Program

Credit course for supervised participation in faculty research project. Details at http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/course/rop. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: None
300-Series Courses

Note:

First-year students are not permitted to enrol in 300-series HIS courses.


HIS300H1    Energy and Environment in North American History[24L/6T]

This course examines the history of energy in North America from the perspective of political economy, environment and social-cultural history. Particular attention is paid to twentieth-century developments and to the relationship between energy and social power. Examples are drawn from both Canada and the United States.

Prerequisite: HIS263Y/271Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
JSH300H1    Literature and History in Russia [24L]

History and Literature were always interconnected in Russia. Writers not only sought to reflect the society around them, but were themselves often social critics and political figures. The course examines key texts in Russian literary tradition both as works of art and as primary sources for the historian. All readings in English.

Recommended Preparation: HIS250H1/HIS250Y1 or SLA240H1/SLA241H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
HIS301H1    Imperial Spain (formerly HIS301Y1)[24L]

This course treats the political, social, and religious history of Spain and its empire ca.1450-1714, including the history of colonial Latin America.

Exclusion: HIS301Y1
Recommended Preparation: HIS243H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS302H1    Material Culture in Victorian Britain (formerly HIS302Y1)[24L]

An examination of the products of the first and second industrial revolutions in Victorian England. This course focuses on the cultural history of commercialization and consumerism.

Exclusion: HIS302Y1
Recommended Preparation: HIS109Y1 or 241H
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS303H1    The Mediterranean, 600-1300: Crusade, Colonialism, Diaspora[36L]

The course treats contact and conflict between Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the premodern Mediterranean world. Within the framework of broad political and economic developments, the course explores a range of topics, including holy war, slavery, religious polemics, colonialism, the commerce in goods and ideas, and ethnic relations.

Recommended Preparation: HIS220Y1 or NMC273Y1 or some medieval history
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS304H1    Topics in Middle East History[24L]

An in-depth examination of Middle East historical issues. Content in any given year depends on instructor. See History Website for more details.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
JHP304Y1    Ukraine: Politics, Economy and Society [48L]

The history of Ukraine from earliest times to the present. Economic, political, and cultural movements; Kievan Rus’, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Cossack state, national revival, twentieth century statehood, and unification. As this course is designed as an introductory course, the professor welcomes first- and second-year students to enroll, as well as upper-level students. (Given by the Departments of History and Political Science)

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities or Social Science
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS305H1    Popular Culture and Politics in the Modern Caribbean[24L]

This course examines the connections between popular culture and politics in the modern Caribbean. Aspects of popular culture such as sport, religion, and social constructions of gender will be discussed. The impact of post-war migration, race and racial nationalism and the upheavals of the 1960s on popular culture in the Caribbean will also be themes.

Prerequisite: HIS294Y1/HIS230H1,231H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS307H1    Canadian Political Issues[36L]

Ten key issues in Canadian politics from the 1850s to the 1990s:  background, partisan divisions, debates, mobilization of support and opposition, outcomes.

Prerequisite: HIS263Y1/HIS264H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS308H1    The Mediterranean, 1300-1700[36L]

This course continues with the themes treated in HIS303H1, specifically in the context of relations between the Ottoman empire and European states and the growing impact of the Atlantic world on the Mediterranean.

Prerequisite: HIS303H1
Exclusion: HIS303Y1
Recommended Preparation: HIS220Y1/HIS243H1/NMC273Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS309H1    The European Reformations[36L]

What happens when a culture changes its religious organization and beliefs? Social and intellectual upheavals beginning in fifteenth century Europe created the split between Catholic and protestant Christians and reshaped the spiritual and political landscape of sixteenth century Europe. Issues covered include religion and politics, toleration, gender, popular piety, class.

Prerequisite: HIS243H1 / VIC240Y1 or permission of the instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS310H1    Histories of North American Consumer Culture [24L/6T]

 This course examines the emergence of a modern ‘consumer society’ in North America from about 1850 to recent times. The aim is to combine political, social, economic and cultural history to chart changing relationships between North Americans, consumer commodities, and identities.

Prerequisite: HIS263Y1/HIS264H1/HIS271Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS311Y1    Introduction to Canadian International Relations[48L/10T]

Canadian international affairs in a broader context. Anglo-American as well as Canadian-American relations; the European background to questions such as the League of Nations, appeasement and rearmament, which directly affected Canada without this country being consulted.

Recommended Preparation: A course in Canadian history or politics
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS312H1    Immigration to Canada[24L/5T]

The peopling of Canada by immigrant groups from the 1660s to the 1970s. Immigration and multiculturalism policies; migration and settlement; ethnic communities; relations with the host society.

Recommended Preparation: HIS263Y1/HIS264H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS313H1    Canadian Labour and the Left (formerly HIS313Y1)[24L]

Canadian labour history from political action to collective bargaining in the period from Confederation to the present.

Prerequisite: ECO244Y1/HIS263Y1/HIS264H1/WDW244H1/WDW244Y1
Exclusion: HIS313Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS314H1    Quebec and French Canada (formerly HIS314Y1)[24L]

A general survey tracing the political, social, and cultural development of a distinct society in Quebec and the rise of self-conscious French-speaking communities elsewhere in Canada.

Exclusion: HIS314Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS315H1    Narratives of Viet Nam[24L]

This course introduces students to the multiple ways in which the diverse populations inhabiting the geographic space of Viet Nam construct their histories. Perspectives from Chinese, Charn, ethnic minority and Vietnamese majority populations will be explored.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS317H1    20th Century Germany (formerly HIS317Y1)[24L]

A survey of modern German history in the twentieth century. Topics include World War I and the postwar settlement, the Weimar Republic, the National Socialist dictatorship, the Holocaust, the division of Germany, the Cold War, German reunification, Germany and the European Union, nationalism, political culture, war and revolution, religious and ethnic minorities and questions of history and memory.

Prerequisite: HIS103Y1/109Y1/241H1,242H1/EUR200Y1
Exclusion: HIS317Y1 and HIS341Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS318H1    The "Wild" West in Canada[24L/7T]

What happens when histories of Canada begin in the West?  This course examines the critical challenges that the myths and legacies of the West pose to Canadian history, from pre-contract to 1990.  Themes include First Nations and colonialism, immigration, racism, economic development, regionalism, prostitution and illegal economies. 

Prerequisite: HIS263Y1/HIS264H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS319H1    Renaissance France and the Wars of Religion, 1483-1610[24L]

Considers the expansion of the French state at the close of the 100 Years War, cultural and social change during the Renaissance, religious change and the Protestant Reformation, the emergence of religious conflict and the Wars of Religion. A range of primary sources and historiographical perspectives will be considered.

Prerequisite: HIS243H1/HIS309H1/HIS388H1/HIS443H1 or permission of instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS320H1    Barbarian Invasions and the Fall of the Roman Empire[24L/5T]

Covers major events and themes for the period 300-600, including decline of Greco-Roman paganism, conversion to Christianity, individual barbarian groups (Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Huns, Burgundians, Vandals, Franks, Lombards), their culture and impact on empire, Justinians reconquests.

Recommended Preparation: HIS220Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS321H1    Dark Age Europe, 7th 10th Centuries[24L/5T]

Surveys major events and figures for the period c. 600-1000, including: Pope Gregory the Great, the Morovingian Franks, Lombard Italy, Byzantine civilization, the rise of Islam, Charlemagne, the Carolingian Renaissance, the Vikings, Anglo-Saxon England to King Alfred, the Ottonians.

Exclusion: HIS320Y1
Recommended Preparation: Some ancient history, ancient Greek or Latin language, early Christianity, Celtic history, Old Irish and Old English languages.
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS322H1    The High Middle Ages[48L/10T]

Chronological survey of the history of medieval Europe from 1100 to approximately 1450. The three main topics are: the formation of the modern states, the impact of urban development, and the evolution of spirituality.

Prerequisite: HIS220Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS323H1    Rites of Passage and Daily Life in the Middle Ages (formerly HIS323Y1)[24L/5T]

Reflecting on the life cycle and rites of passage in the medieval period gives the opportunity to study the daily lives of peasants, nobles, monks, nuns, and burghers, and to observe from an interesting angle the differences between female and male life experiences.

Prerequisite: A course specifically on the Middle Ages such as HIS220Y1
Exclusion: HIS323Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
JHN323H1    Indigeneity in the Caribbean[24L]

Explores the legacies of the pre-Columbian era, as well as the post-1492 experiences of people of pre-Columbian Caribbean ancestry.  Examines the origins and consequences of the Caribbean's narrative of "indigenous absence", as well as the relationship between indigeneity, globalization and diaspora.

Prerequisite: ABS201Y1/HIS230H1/HIS231H1/NEW120Y1/NEW220H1/NEW221H1/NEW224Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS324H1    British Imperial Experience, 1600-2000[24L]

The British empire, at its zenith, covered one-quarter of the earth's land surface.  Whatever the rights and wrongs of its history were, the legacies of this global experience continue to influence politics in today's world.  Equal coverage is given to early modern and modern history.  Some background in British history or international relations is strongly recommended.  This course begins at home with English expansionism in the British Isles before moving on to deal with case studies selected from North America, the Caribbean, Africa, South Asia and East Asia.  Coherence comes from thematic foci consisting of economics, law, migration, gender and governance.

Prerequisite: HIS103Y1/109Y1/241H1/244H1/245H1/368H1/337H1/349H1
Recommended Preparation: HIS102Y1/103Y1/109Y1/202H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS325H1    Imperial Russia (formerly HIS325Y1)[24L]

This course focuses on Russia's history during a period of remarkable change and turbulence, when the country more firmly established its far-flung empire while simultaneously attempting to define itself as a nation.  From the wars and reforms of Peter the Great through the end of the empire during the First World War, the course touches on questions of social and cultural change, and the political events that allowed or constrained them.

Prerequisite: HIS250H1/HIS250Y1/permission of instructor
Exclusion: HIS325Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS326H1    Topics in Chinese History[24L]

Selected topics on a specific period in Chinese history. Topics in any given year depend on the instructor.

Prerequisite: HIS280Y
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS328H1    Modern China (formerly HIS328Y1)[24L]

An examination of political, social and economic developments in modern Chinese history to the present day. Main topics may include the decline of the Imperial order and the challenge of Western imperialism; the Republican period; the rise of the Communist movement; the Peoples Republic of China.

Prerequisite: HIS280Y1/EAS102Y1
Exclusion: JMC201Y1, HIS328Y1
Recommended Preparation: HIS380H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS330H1    Germany from Frederick the Great to the First World War (formerly HIS317Y1)[24L]

Topics include German reactions to the French Revolution, Napoleonic occupation, the Wars of Liberation, industrial expansion, the Revolutions of 1848, unification in 1871, Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II, everyday life, gender relations, avant-garde culture, nationalism, antisemitism, colonialism, and the Great War of 1914-18.

Prerequisite: EUR200Y1/HIS241H1
Exclusion: HIS341Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS331H1    Modern Baltic History (formerly HIS331Y1)[24L]

The history of the Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from 1900 to the present day, with emphasis on the emergence of independent Baltic states, World War II, communist era, the Baltic Revolution, the restoration of independence and European integration.

Exclusion: HIS331Y1
Recommended Preparation: HIS250H1/HIS250Y1/HIS251Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS332H1    Crime and Society in England, 1500-1800 (formerly HIS332Y1)[24L]

The changing nature of crime and criminal justice in early-modern England; the emergence of modern forms of policing, trial and punishment.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of 8 full credits, including one full HIS credit
Exclusion: HIS332Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS333H1    Catholic Asia in the Early Modern Era, 1500-1800[24L]

This course examines the impact of Catholicism in Asia, from its introduction to its relevance in the contemporary global order. Students will be introduced to how Catholicism and the technologies accompanying it affected historical transitions in local communities in Asia as well as how the growth of these communities has affected the global Catholic Church.

Prerequisite: A course in European or Asian history
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS334H1    East Central Europe and the Great Powers in the Short 20th Century, 1914-1991 (formerly HIS334Y1)[24L]

The diplomatic, economic and military activities of Russia, Germany, Austria, France, Great Britain and the U.S. vis a vis Central Europe. Russian and German expansion, partitions of Poland, disintegration of the Ottoman Empire, the Napoleonic and World Wars, political systems created in Vienna, Versailles and Yalta, the Cold War and the disintegration of the Soviet outer empire.

Prerequisite: EUR200Y1/HIS251Y1/permission of the instructor
Exclusion: HIS334Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS335H1    Soviet Cultural History[24L]

This course explores Russian culture - art, architecture, film and literature - from 1917 to the post-Soviet present. Readings and screenings trace the relation between culture, history, and revolution from the Russian Avant-Garde and proletarian culture to socialist realism, and from Krushchevs thaw to examples of Soviet postmodernism.

Prerequisite: HIS250H1/HIS250Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
HIS336H1    Medieval Spain[36L]

This course emphasizes the interaction of Christians, Muslims, and Jews, and the cultural and political distinctiveness of Castile and Aragon in the development of state, society, and culture in medieval Spain.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS337H1    Culture, Politics and Society in 18th Century Britain (formerly HIS337Y1)[24L]

Deals with England, Scotland, Ireland and the Atlantic World.  Adresses major political, social, economic, intellectual and cultural highlights of the "long" eighteenth century.  Deals with enlightenment, industrialization and the loss of the first British empire.  Interrogates Britain's emerging status as a world power.

Exclusion: HIS337Y1
Recommended Preparation: EUR200Y1/HIS109Y1/243H1/244H1/ 368H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS338H1    The Holocaust, to 1942 (formerly HIS338Y1/398Y1)[24L/5T]

German state policy towards the Jews in the context of racist ideology, bureaucratic structures, and varying conditions in German-occupied Europe. Second Term considers responses of Jews, European populations and governments, the Allies, churches, and political movements.

Prerequisite: Completion of six undergraduate full-course equivalents
Exclusion: HIS388Y1/398Y1
Recommended Preparation: A course in modern European history
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS341Y1    Germany Among the Global Empires 1840-2010[48L]

This course places Germany's long national history in a transnational and global context, exploring its place among the global empires of Britain, Russia, France and the United States from the mid-seventeenth century to the present.  Events of the German nation-state's political, social and cultural developments are analyzed through a framework focused on both military expansion and the development of the world economy after 1700.  Particular attention is paid to the interplay between strategies for a global expansion and transformations in national culture, looking at Germany in the world and the world in Germany. 

Prerequisite: Two HIS courses from the following: HIS102Y/103Y/107Y/109Y/241H/242H/243H/244H/EUR200Y/HIS250Y/271Y
Exclusion: HIS317H1 and HIS330H1
Recommended Preparation: HIS102Y/109Y/241H/242H
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1) + Society and its Institutions (3)

HIS343Y1 History of Modern Espionage [48L]

Offered for the last time in Summer 2016. An introduction to the historical origins and evolution of modern intelligence services. Topics to be studied include: intelligence in wartime; technological change; intelligence failures; covert operations; counter-espionage; the future of spying. The impact of the popular culture, both in fiction and film is also examined.

Recommended Preparation: HIS103Y1 or an equivalent introduction to modern international relations
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3) 


HIS343H1    History of Modern Espionage (Formerly HIS343Y1)[24L]

An introduction to the historical origins and evolution of modern intelligence services. Topics to be studied include: intelligence in wartime; technological change; intelligence failures; covert operations; counter-espionage; the future of spying. The impact of the popular culture, both in fiction and film is also examined.

Exclusion: HIS343Y1
Recommended Preparation: HIS103Y1 or an equivalent introduction to modern international relations
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

HIS344Y1 Conflict and Co-operation in the International System Since 1945 [48L]

Offered for the last time in Summer 2016. An examination of the conduct and consequences of international politics in an atomic/nuclear age when the stakes of the Great Game were not just the fates of states and nations, but the survival of humanity itself. The diplomatic, strategic and economic aspects of international relations will all receive appropriate elucidation.

Recommended Preparation: EUR200Y1/HIS103Y1/HIS241H1, HIS242H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)


HIS344H1    Conflict and Co-operation in the International System Since 1945 (Formerly HIS344Y1)[24L]

An examination of the conduct and consequences of international politics in an atomic/nuclear age when the stakes of the Great Game were not just the fates of states and nations, but the survival of humanity itself. The diplomatic, strategic and economic aspects of international relations will all receive appropriate elucidation.

Exclusion: HIS344Y1
Recommended Preparation: EUR200Y1/HIS103Y1/HIS241H1, HIS242H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS345H1    History and Film[24L/36P]

This course is designed to further students knowledge of films relationship to the events they depict and their undeniable power as representational systems to render history effectively. This will necessarily entail both close examination of the formal systems film rely upon and an understanding of the distinction between fictional and non-fictional forms in film.

Prerequisite: 2 full courses in history or permission of instructor
Recommended Preparation: INI212Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS346H1    Rice and Spice in Southeast Asia: a Regional Food History[24L]

This course examines the importance of food products in the livelihoods of the inhabitants of Southeast and in the world economy.  It traces the circulation of these products within the Southeast Asian region in the pre-modern period, into the spice trade of the early modern era, and the establishment of coffee and sugar plantations in the late colonial period, and the role of these exports in the contemporary global economy. 

Recommended Preparation: HIS283Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
HIS347H1    The Country House in England 1837-1939[24L]

This course examines class, distinction and community through the lens of the English country house from 1837 to 1939.  Topics include owners, servants, houses, collections, gardens and rituals such as fox hunting.

Prerequisite: A course in British or European history
Recommended Preparation: HIS349H1/HIS302H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS348H1    Topics in Gender History[24L]

An in-depth examination of issues in gender history. Content in any given year depends on instructor. See History website for more details.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS349H1    History of Britain: Struggle for Power[24L]

An introduction to the history of modern England with emphasis on the search for identity with reference to the nation, the crown, class, gender, age, political parties, race and ethnicity.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS350H1    War, State & Society[24L]

This course surveys the relationship between society, the military, and warfare from the 18th century to the present.  Combining methodologies from History and International Relations, we examine the distinction between war and other kinds of inter-human conflict; the origins and effects of conscription; the relationship between modern nationalism and military service; gendered and minority perspectives on combat; and the impact of the World Wars on combatants and civilians.

Prerequisite: A course in European history
Recommended Preparation: HIS103Y1/HIS241H1/HIS242H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS351Y1    History of Twentieth-Century Russia[48L]

A survey of the history of Twentieth-Century Russia. The social, economic, and political development of Twentieth-Century Russia, with an emphasis on the Russian Revolution and Stalinism. Stress is placed on modern historiographical issues.

Prerequisite: HIS250Y1/250H1/242H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS353Y1    Poland: A Crossroads of Europe[48L]

Social and political history of Poland from the 10th to the 20th century. Analysis of the political history in a broader, central European context; consequences of Christianization of medieval Poland and the Polish-Lithuanian union; Sarmatian culture, Antemurale, Polish Messianism and Cordon sanitaire.

Prerequisite: HIS251Y1/permission of the instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS354H1    Men, Gender and Power in Europe from the Renaissance to the French Revolution (formerly HIS354Y1)[24L]

An investigation of how ideas of masculinity and gender roles shaped the exercise of private and public power in early modern Europe.

Exclusion: HIS354Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS355H1    A History of Pre-modern Medicine[24L]

This course surveys major themes and developments in the history of medicine from c.600 BCE to 1800 CE.  Topics include:  Hippocrates, Galen and their reception in the Middle Ages; monasteries, medicinal gardens and hospitals; medieval licensing of physicians and pharmacists; medieval scholastic medicine; the Black Death; Renaissance anatomy and charlatans; New World drug discoveries; William Harvey's heart, William Witherings's foxglove, the isolation of morphine.

Prerequisite: A course in medieval or pre-modern history
Recommended Preparation: HIS220Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS356Y1    Zionism and Israel [48L]

A survey of the history of Jewish nationalism, the Zionist movement, and the state of Israel from the 1880s to the present, with particular focus on continuity and rupture between Palestines pre-1948 Jewish community and the Israeli state.

Exclusion: HIS356H1
Recommended Preparation: A course in modern European, Jewish or Middle Eastern history
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS357Y1    A Social History of Renaissance Europe (formerly HIS357H1)[48L]

A social history of the 15th and 16th centuries set against the cultural and political background. Emphasis on changes in customs and living conditions resulting from economic, legal, intellectual, and religious developments of the period.

Exclusion: HIS357H1
Recommended Preparation: A course in Renaissance or Early Modern European history
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS359H1    Regional Politics and Radical Movements in the 20th Century Caribbean[24L]

The role of nationalism, race and ethnicity, class conflict and ideologies in the recent development of Caribbean societies; Europes replacement by the United States as the dominant imperial power in the Caribbean; how this mixture of regional and international pressures has led to widely differing political systems and traditions.

Recommended Preparation: HIS294Y1/HIS230H1,231H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS360H1    African Canadian History, 1606- Present (formerly HIS360Y1)[24L]

This course traces the earliest known arrival of people of African descent in Canada from the early seventeenth century to the time of their more recent postwar immigration trends. Using socio-historical and multidisciplinary approaches, setttlement, community and institutional building and survival will be examined within the framework of other Canadian historical developments.

Exclusion: HIS360Y1
Recommended Preparation: HIS263Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS361H1    The Holocaust, from 1942[24L/5T]

Follows on HIS338H1. Themes include: resistance by Jews and non-Jews; local collaboration; the roles of European governments, the Allies, the churches, and other international organizations; the varieties of Jewish responses. We will also focus on postwar repercussions of the Holocaust in areas such as justice, memory and memorialization, popular culture and politics.

Prerequisite: completion of 6 undergraduate full-course equivalents and HIS338H1
Exclusion: HIS338Y
Recommended Preparation: a course in modern European history
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS362H1    The Hansa: The World of Merchants[24L]

The history of the Hanseatic League in medieval Europe from the late 12th to the late 16th century, with emphasis on the organization of the German Hansa, maritime activities, Hanseatic trade, and daily life of the Hanseatic merchants in Western and Eastern Europe.

Prerequisite: HIS220Y1 or permission of instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS363H1    Dynamics of Gender in Canadian History[24L]

A lecture course which deals thematically with gender issues in Canadian history (including familial roles, changing patterns of work and employment, and participation in the public sphere).

Prerequisite: HIS263Y1/HIS264H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS364H1    From Revolution to Revolution: Hungary Since 1848[24L]

This course offers a chronological survey of the history of Hungary from the 1848 revolution until the present.  It is ideal for students with little or no knowledge of Hungarian history but who posess an understanding of the main trends of European history in the 19th and 20th centuries.  The focus is on the revolutions of 1848-1849, 1918-1919, the 1956 Revolution against Soviet rule and the collapse of communism in 1989.  The story has not been invariably heroic, violent and tragic.

Prerequisite: A 100 level HIS course
Exclusion: None
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS365H1    History of the Great Lakes Region[24L/6T]

A survey of the Great Lakes Region as a trans-national space from fur trade to free trade. Attention is given to the political, social, economic, environmental, and cultural histories that affected the development of the region.

Prerequisite: HIS263Y1/HIS264H1/HIS271Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS366H1    Aboriginal Peoples of the Great Lakes from 1815 to the Present[24L/5T]

Explores the history of Aboriginal peoples (Indigenous and Metis) living in the Great Lakes Region after the Great Lakes were effectively split between British North America (later Canada) to the north and the united States to the south, when a rapidly increasing newcomer population on both sides of the border marginalized Indigenous peoples and settled on their land. Topics include a comparative examination of Indigenous experiences of colonialism, including treaties and land surrenders as well as the development of government policies aimed at removing and/or assimilating Great Lakes peoples. This course will also study resistance by First National and Tribal Councils to those programs over nearly two centuries and assess local strategies used for economic and cultural survival.

Prerequisite: HIS263Y1/HIS264H1/HIS271Y1
Exclusion: HIS369Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS367Y0    The City in Central Europe: Imperial Pasts, Imperial Aspirations, Wars and Revolutions[48L]

The cities of Central Europe, and most notably those of the Habsburg Empire, were at the forefront of Europe’s cultural, artistic and intellectual development until the outbreak of the Second World War. Moreover, these cities remain living monuments to the achievements of European culture to the present day. These cities also represent some of the darker aspects of European history. The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the history of Central Europe, the complex historical role of central European cities, their interaction with imperial and then national cultres, economies and societies, and their importance in creating modern nation states.

Offered in summer only as part of the Summer Abroad Program.

Prerequisite: 1 FCE in History
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS368H1    Early Modern Britain, 1485-1660 (formerly HIS238H1)[24L]

Introduction to the political, social and religious history of early modern England, Scotland and Ireland.  Particular attention will be paid to the history of the monarchy, the Protestant Reformation, gender issues and relations between different parts of the British Isles.

Exclusion: HIS337Y
Recommended Preparation: EUR200Y1, HIS109Y1/243H1/244H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS369H1    Aboriginal Peoples of the Great Lakes from 1500 to 1830[24L/5T]

Explores the history of Aboriginal peoples (Indigenous and Mtis) living in the Great Lakes Region from the 16th century to the aftermath of the war of 1812. Weaving together interdisciplinary sources, this course examines central events in Great Lakes history including the formation of the Wendat and Haudenosaunee Confederacies and key Anishinaabek alliances, the arrival of European newcomers into an Indigenous landscape, the social-political impact of new diseases, reactions to European missionaries, the fur trade, major conflicts and peace processes including the Great Peace of Montreal, the Treaty of Niagara and the 60 Years War for the Great Lakes; and ending with the period of significant encroachment of new settlers on Indigenous lands. Tutorials, primary source analysis, essay, exam.

Prerequisite: HIS263Y1/HIS264H1/HIS271Y1/ABS201Y1
Exclusion: HIS369Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS372H1    Topics in U.S. History[24L]

In-depth examination of selected periods or themes in U.S. history.  Topic in any given year depends on instructor.  See History website for more details.

Prerequisite: HIS271Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS373H1    Servants and Masters, 1000-1700[24L]

This course will explore the history of all types of servants, from the ladies-in-waiting to the domestic slaves, in Western Europe between 1000 and 1700.  The goal will be to observe especially their working and living conditions, as well as the changing perception of service through time.

Prerequisite: A course on the Middle Ages or on the early Modern Period
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS374H1    American Consumerism - The Beginnings[24L/6T]

This course looks at the early origins of American consumerism. It begins with 17th-century England and the economic imperatives within the Atlantic World, then traces the changing attitudes of 18th-century Americans towards consumer goods, fashion and style that led to the mass consumption of the 19th century.

Prerequisite: HIS271Y1 and at least 6 completed undergraduate courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS375H1    Politics and Protest in Postwar North America[24L]

This course will explore the background, experience, and legacy of protest movements in North America during the post-1945 era.  The course will draw on cutting edge historical literature, and will compare and contrast the American and Canadian contexts.  Topics will include the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, feminism, nationalism, environmentalism, labour, and the New Left.

Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 4.0 FCEs
Exclusion: HIS378H1
Recommended Preparation: HIS263Y1/HIS264H1/HIS271Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS376H1    The United States: Now and Then[24L]

An exploration of some of the historical roots of issues that are of particular importance to understanding the United States of the early 21st century: e.g., the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria and U.S. global leadership (or hegemony); the impact of globalization on the domestic economy; cultural innovation vs. neo-conservatism.

Prerequisite: HIS271Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS377H1    20th-Century American Foreign Relations (formerly HIS377Y1)[24L]

A survey of the history of American foreign relations from 1898 to the present. Themes include imperial expansion and the uses of power; the relationship of business and government in U.S. foreign policy; and the role of culture and ideas in Americas relations with the world.

Prerequisite: HIS271Y1/POL208Y1
Exclusion: HIS377Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS378H1    America in the 1960s[24L]

A survey of one of the most turbulent decades in American history. Examines the political, social, economic and cultural revolutions that transformed the face of America.

Prerequisite: HIS271Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS379H1    Vietnam at War[24L]

This course examines the French and American Wars (1945-75) in Vietnam and its effects on the population of Vietnam and Southeast Asia.  It begins with a brief overview of pre-colonial Vietnamese history and moves into a study of the impact and legacies of colonial rule and centres on the impact of the Wars on the cultures, economies, and societies of Southeast Asia.

Prerequisite: HIS283Y1 or another Asian history course.
Exclusion: HIS400H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS380H1    Late Imperial China (formerly HIS380Y1)[24L]

The political, social, and economic history of China from the period of political and economic reorganization in the Song dynasty to the final glory of the imperial order down to the end of the 18th century and its decay in the 19th.

Prerequisite: EAS102Y/HIS280Y1/JMC201Y1
Exclusion: HIS380Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS383Y1    Women in African History (formerly HIS383H1)[24L]

This course subjects our increasing knowledge about African women’s history from the mid-19th century to the present to critical analysis.  It goes beyond restoring women to history and seeing African women as victims impacted upon and struggling against colonialism and neo-colonialism.  It examines how African women’s lived experiences have been represented, packaged, and delivered to different audiences.

Prerequisite: HIS295Y1/297Y1/NEW150Y1/NEW250Y1/NEW351Y/POL301Y1 or permission from the Instructor
Exclusion: HIS383H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
JHA384H1    Japan in the World, mid-16th to mid-20th century[24L]

This course examines Japan within the context of world history from the mid-16th to the mid-20th century.  Rather than seek comprehensive coverage of Japan's national history along a linear timeline, we will use Japan as a lens through which to consider key moments in the history of the modern world.

Prerequisite: HIS102Y1/HIS103Y1/HIS107Y1/HIS241H1/HIS242H1/HIS244H1/HIS250H1/HIS250Y1/HIS271Y1/HIS280Y1/HIS281Y1/HIS282Y1/HIS283Y1/HIS291H1/HIS291Y1/HIS292H1/HIS292Y1/HIS297Y1 or permission of the instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS385H1    The History of Hong Kong [24L]

A study of political, economic, and social change in the British colony of Hong Kong from 1842 until the present day.

Exclusion: Students cannot take both the Y and H version of HIS385
Recommended Preparation: HIS280Y1/JMC201Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS385Y0    The History of Hong Kong [48L]

A study of political, economic, and social change in the British colony of Hong Kong from 1842 until the present day. 

Offered in summer only as part of the Summer Abroad Program.

Exclusion: Students cannot take both the Y and H version of HIS385
Recommended Preparation: HIS280Y1/JMC201Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS387H1    France, 1610-1848 (formerly HIS388Y1)[24L]

This course considers the history of France, from the rise of absolutist monarchy under the seventeenth-century, Bourbon monarchs, through the Enlightenment, the Revolution and Napoleonic Empire, and the Restoration, to the fall of the constitutional monarchy in 1848.

Prerequisite: one HIS/FRE course
Exclusion: HIS388Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS388H1    France Since 1848 (formerly HIS388Y1)[24L]

A study of French society, politics and culture from the Paris Commune to the 1990s. Special attention is paid to watersheds like the Dreyfus Affair and the Vichy regime, to issues of regionalism/nationalism, cultural pluralism, women's rights, intellectual and cultural trends, and decolonization.

Prerequisite: EUR200Y1/one course in HIS/FRE
Exclusion: HIS388Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS389H1    Topics in History[24L]

In-depth examination of historical issues. Content in any given year depends on instructor. See History website for more details.

Prerequisite: 9.0 FCEs including 1.0 FCE HIS course. Further pre-requisites vary from year to year, consult the department.
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: None
HIS389Y1    Topics in History [48L]

In-depth examination of historical issues.  Content in any given year depends on instructor.  See History website for more details.

Prerequisite: 9.0 FCEs including 1.0 FCE HIS course. Further pre-requisites vary from year to year, consult the department.
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: None
HIS391Y1    Black Freedom in the Atlantic World[72L]

Black writers and historical actors were at the vanguard of re-conceiving, implementing, and realizing much of the Enlightenment project of freedom.  Africans and people of African descent significantly affected its meaning in the Atlantic world.  The course sets out to explore this history as well as the contemporary practice of freedom.

Prerequisite: A course in African or European history
Exclusion: HIS296Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
JAH391H1    Topics in Anthropology and History[24S]

Anthropological and Historical perspectives on topics that vary from year to year.

Recommended Preparation: ANT204H1 or a course in European History
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities or Social Science
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
JAH391Y0    Topics in Anthropology and History[48S]

Anthropological and Historical perspectives on topics that vary from year to year.

Recommended Preparation: ANT207H1 or a course in European History
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities or Social Science
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1) + Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS392Y1    Screening Freedom[48L]

This course examines how filmmakers in Africa, The Americas, and Europe have dealt with subjects such as slavery, colonialism, recism and postcolonial issues such as illegal immigration or structural adjustment.  The course interpolates texts from HIS391Y1 into these films in order to bring new perspectives to questions of freedom in different media, times, and places.

N.B. This course supplements HIS391Y1.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1) + Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS394H1    20th and 21st Century African Icons: Media and Biography[24L]

Superseding 19th century European missionary and explorers' accounts of Africa; media in the 20th and 21st centuries have unequivocally played a key role in shaping the globe's views of Africa and Africans.  In 2005, BBC Focus on Africa put out an impressive list of more than 100 "African Icons".  Since then, a number of websites have come up with various lists of African icons.  Who are the African icons and what makes them icons?  How have the media contributed in making them icons?

Prerequisite: HIS295Y1/297Y1/383H1/383Y1/386H1/481H1/NEW160Y1/NEW261Y1/NEW351Y1/POL301Y1/POL361H1 or by permission from the Instructor.
Exclusion: None
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
JHA394H1    The Asia Pacific War[24L]

This course examines the Second World War in the Asia Pacific region and highlights: (1) how imperialism and colonialism of both the Euro-American and Japanese varieties were central to the War's outbreak, conduct, and “resolution”;  (2) various “local” rather than simply national experiences and memories of the War, including those of marginalized groups in Japan and its colonies, “comfort women,” victims of war atrocities, Asian North Americans, African Americans, and Pacific Islanders.

Prerequisite: HIS107Y1/HIS242H1/HIS250H1/HIS251H1/HIS263Y1/HIS271Y1/HIS280Y1/HIS281Y1/HIS282Y1/HIS283Y1/HIS284Y1/HIS292Y1/HIS311Y1/HIS317H1/HIS328H1/HIS338H1/HIS343Y1/HIS344Y1/HIS351Y1/HIS361Y1/HIS377H1/HIS385H1/HIS385Y1
Recommended Preparation: One or more courses on Japan, China, Korea, or Southeast Asia in any department.
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS395H1    Independent Studies[TBA]

This course provides an opportunity for exceptional third-year students to undertake an independent research project on a topic for which there is not a suitable course offering. Students must find an appropriate supervisor from the Department, submit a proposal, and receive approval for the project. Students must be enrolled in either a History Specialist or Major program; have taken at least 3.0 FCE in HIS with a B+ average; and have approval of an instructor willing to supervise the project. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Third-year standing; 77% average in 3.0 HIS FCEs.
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: TBA
HIS395Y1    Independent Studies[TBA]

This course provides an opportunity for exceptional third-year students to undertake an independent research project on a topic for which there is not a suitable course offering.  Students must find an appropriate supervisor from the Department, submit a proposal, and receive approval for the project.  Students must be enrolled in either a History Specialist or Major program; have taken at least 3.0 FCE in HIS courses with a B+ average; and have approval of an instructor willing to supervise the project. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Third-year standing; 77% average in 3.0 HIS FCE.
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: TBA
HIS397H1    Political Violence and Human Rights in Latin America[24L]

This course will explore human rights theory and practice from a Latin American perspective.  There will be a focus on the local derivation, development and impact of the movement for human rights in Latin America.  The course will focus on the history of organized protest against violence in the twentieth century.

Prerequisite: HIS292H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS398H0    Research Excursions

An instructor-supervised group project in an off-campus setting. Details at http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/course/399. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: None
HIS399Y0    Research Excursions

An instructor-supervised group project in an off-campus setting. Details at http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/course/399. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: None
400-Series Courses

Note

Enrolment in 400-level HIS courses is limited, and demand for these courses is high. The Department of History reserves the right to REMOVE STUDENTS who enrol in more than the required number for program completion (Specialists: 1.5, Majors:.5).

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.


HIS400H1    The American War in Vietnam[24S]

This course examines the French and American Wars (1945-75) in Vietnam and its effects on the population of Vietnam and Southeast Asia.  It begins with a brief overview of pre-colonial Vietnamese history and moves into a study of  the impact and legacies of colonial rule and centres on the impact of the Wars on the cultures, economies, and societies of Southeast Asia.

Prerequisite: By permission of the Instructor
Exclusion: HIS315H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS401H1    History of the Cold War (formerly HIS401Y1)[24S]

This course covers international relations from World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Topics include the breakdown of the wartime alliance, Soviet predominance in eastern Europe, the Western response, NATO, atomic weaponry.

Prerequisite: HIS311Y1/HIS344Y1/HIS377H1
Exclusion: HIS401Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS402H1    Canada and Decolonization[24S]

This course will explore the multi-faceted ways in which Canada was shaped by and was an active participant in global decolonization following the Second World War.  An emphasis will be placed on the larger global context in which post-war Canadian history unfolded.  Topics will include Aboriginal politics, changing migration patterns, Quebec nationalism, diasporic politics, anti-colonial thought and oppositional social movements.

Prerequisite: HIS263Y1/HIS264H1
Recommended Preparation: HIS307H1/312H1/314H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS403H1    Jews and Christians in Medieval and Renaissance Europe (formerly HIS403Y1)[24S]

The course focuses on aspects of Jewish-Christian relations ca.300-1600, such as royal and ecclesiastical Jewish policies; religious polemics; intellectual collaboration; social and economic interaction; anti-Judaism and religious violence. (Joint undergraduate-graduate)

Exclusion: HIS403Y1
Recommended Preparation: HIS208Y1/HIS220Y1/HIS243H1/HIS322Y1/ HIS357Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS404H1    Topics in U.S. History[24S]

Selected topics in U.S. history. Topics in any given year depend on the instructor. Please see History website for details.

Prerequisite: HIS271Y
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS405Y1    Canadian Foreign Relations[48S]

A course on Canadian external relations since 1945. Topics include Canada and the Cold War, the Korean War, the Suez crisis and the war in Vietnam, membership in international organizations, and bilateral relations with other countries. (Joint undergraduate-graduate)

Prerequisite: HIS311Y1/POL312Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS406H1    Advanced Topics in Gender History[24S]

An in-depth examination of issues in gender history. Content in any given year depends on instructor. See History website for more details.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS407H1    Imperial Germany, 1871-1918 (formerly HIS407Y1)[24S]

Historiographical controversies and the latest empirical findings concerning social conflict and political mobilization under Bismarck and Wilhelm II. Problems raised by competing schools of interpretation include definitions of the authoritarian state, bourgeois hegemony, localism and regionalism, radical nationalism, workers 'culture, and gender relations. (Joint undergraduate-graduate)

Prerequisite: HIS317H1 or permission of the instructor
Exclusion: HIS407Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS410H1    Spectacle, Crowds, and Parades in Canada[24S]

Social and cultural approaches to understanding spectacles, crowd behaviour, and parades in the Canadian past, 1660s - 1980s.

Prerequisite: HIS263Y1/HIS264H1/HIS367H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS411H1    Great Trials in History[24S]

This seminar course will study a handful of great trials in close detail. Using materials from the modern period in Europe and North America, we will look at the clash of ideas represented in these high-profile cases, the historical setting in which they were embedded, the human drama, legal and sometimes constitutional issues, and their impact both on their societies and our own.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS412Y1    Crusades, Conversions and Colonialization in the Medieval Baltic (formerly HIS412H1)[48S]

Explores the impact of crusades, religious conversion and colonialization on medieval Baltic history through analysis of two medieval chronicles in English translation. Topics include culture clash, medieval colonialism, Europeanization as well as German expansion eastwards, the role of the Teutonic Knights and the strategies of survival of the native Baltic people after conquest and Christianization.

Exclusion: HIS412H1
Recommended Preparation: HIS250H1/HIS250Y1/353Y1/permission of instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS413H1    Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World[24S]

Examines the process and consequences of slave emancipation in the Atlantic World, beginning with the French and Haitian Revolutions and concluding with slavery and abolition in West Africa in the early 20th century.Students are introduced to the major literature and historiographical debates surrounding emancipation.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS414H1    Down and Out in Medieval Europe[24S]

Explores the life conditions of individuals on the lower echelons of medieval society (the poor, servants and apprentices, the exiled, prisoners, slaves, foreigners and lepers).  In parallel, we will discuss the various conceptions of poverty that prevailed in the Middle Ages.  These objectives will allow us to glimpse the European Middle Ages from an unusual angle as well as reflect on important socio-economic and religious changes.

Prerequisite: HIS220Y1 or a course on the Middle Ages
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS415Y1    Nationalism & Memory in Modern Europe (formerly HIS415H1)[48S]

Investigates the modern concept of the nation and its connections to the idea of collective memory in twentieth-century Europe. Through reading and discussing seminal works on nationalism and national memory, we will discuss the connections between modern notions of nation and practices of remembering.

Prerequisite: Two history courses from the following: HIS102Y1,103Y1,109Y1,241H1,242H1,243H1,244H1, 245h1,EUR200Y1,HIS317H1
Exclusion: HIS415H1
Recommended Preparation: HIS102Y1,109Y1,241H1,242H1,243H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS416H1    Orientalism and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Germany[24S]

In 1771, with the translation of the Zend-Avesta by the French Scholar Anquetil-Duperron, a new era opened in German national culture. From the philosophy of Johann Gottfried von Herder to the novels of Thomas Mann, this course analyzes the ways in which German writers defined the substance and place of national culture in their writings about India, Central Asia and the East.

Prerequisite: HIS241H1, 242H1/317H1/Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS417H1    The Oldest Profession in Canada: Sex Work in Comparative Historical Contexts[24L]

This course explores historical populations involved in "the world's oldest profession"  in Canadian and comparative contexts, 1680-onwards.  Using a range of texts, including film, memoirs, oral histories and photographs, students explore both lived experiences and representations of a range of sex-trade involved populations, including madams, clients, and queer and trans workers.

Prerequisite: HIS263Y1/HIS264H1,an additional.50 300+ level HIS course, permission of the instructor.
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS419H1    Canada By Treaty: Alliances, Title Transfers and Land Claims[24S]

A detailed study of the treaty process between indigenous peoples and newcomers in Canadian history, with examination of the shift between alliance treaties to land surrender agreements from the colonial period through to the signing of recent treaties including the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and the Nisga’a Final Agreement.

Prerequisite: HIS263Y1/HIS264H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS420H1    Russia’s Great Patriotic Wars[24S]

The course examines Russia’s wars with Napoleon and Hitler, both as military campaigns and as important nation-building events, largely through memoir literature.

Prerequisite: HIS250H1/HIS250Y1/HIS325H1/HIS351Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS423H1    Social History of Medicine in the 19th& 20th Centuries (formerly HIS423Y1)[24S]

Introduces students to current issues in the social history of medicine and some of the major developments in the modern history of the discipline.  The format is class discussion based on themes covered in the course textbook, covering such topics as the history of the doctor-patient relationship, changes in physicians' social status, changing attitudes toward the body, and the evolution of various medical and surgical specialites including obstetrics and gynecology.  (Joint undergraduate-graduate).

Prerequisite: A minimum of one course in HIS/PSY/SOC
Exclusion: HIS423Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS424H1    Violence in Medieval Society (formerly HIS424Y1)[24S]

This seminar explores the social function and meaning of violence in medieval society, and the development of rituals and institutions to control violence. Among the topics treated: Germanic blood feud, aristocratic violence and chivalry, criminal justice systems, violence against minorities, and violence and gender. (Joint undergraduate-graduate)

Prerequisite: HIS220Y1/HIS320H1/HIS321H1/HIS322H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS425H1    Historiography[24S]

A look at some basic problems of historical study, approached by means of an analysis of the work of a number of historians and philosophers of history, representing different schools of thought and time periods from ancient times to the present.

Recommended Preparation: Three HIS courses
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS426H1    Medieval Italy, 400-1000[24S]

This course surveys the major developments and figures of Italian history by focusing on key primary texts (in translation) with a particular view to urban and legal history which will form the backdrop to understanding artistic and literary achievements in context.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS427H1    History and Historiography in the Golden Legend[24S]

The Golden Legend or Readings on the Saints, compiled by Jacobus de Voragine C. 1260, serves as the basis for a seminar on the relation of history and legend as understood in the High Middle Ages. (Joint undergraduate-graduate)

Prerequisite: HIS220Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS428H1    Medieval Institutes of Perfection[24S]

The first goal of this seminar is to help students read the sources with a more critical eye, especially narrative sources (Lives of Saints) and normative sources (rules and customaries). The second goal is to study the evolution of the monastic ideal from its origin to the 12th century. (Joint undergraduate-graduate)

Prerequisite: A course specifically on the Middle Ages such as HIS220Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS429H1    Canada and Empire in the Twentieth Century [24S]

 This course explores the ways in which twentieth century Canada was shaped by its complex relationship to empire. Course readings place Canadian historiography into dialogue with new theoretical and methodological approaches drawn from postcolonial studies, new imperial history, feminist and critical race theory. Topics include the meaning of empire in everyday life, migration, the impact of global decolonization, and Aboriginal politics.

Prerequisite: HIS263Y1/HIS264H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS430H1    Canadians and the World Wars[24S]

Topics in the political, social, cultural, and military history of Canadians during the First and Second World Wars. Emphasis on the home front.

Prerequisite: HIS263Y1/HIS264H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS432H1    Topics in Medieval History[24S]

The students define together with the professor eight different topics (e.g. relics, masculinity, leprosy, clothes, recluses, peasants houses, gynecology and the peace of God). Each topic is approached through a class discussion, on the basis of a common corpus of secondary sources, plus presentations by the students.

Prerequisite: A course in Medieval history such as HIS220Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS433H1    Polish Jews Since the Partition of Poland[24S]

To explore the history of Polish Jews from the Partitions of Poland to the present time, concentrating on the 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries: situation of Polish Jews in Galicia; Congress Kingdom of Poland; Prussian-occupied Poland before 1914; during World War II; and post-war Poland. Focus on an analysis of primary sources. (Joint undergraduate-graduate)

Prerequisite: HIS208Y1/251Y1/permission of the instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS434Y1    Kievan Rus[48S]

The origin of Rus, international trade, the impact of nomadic peoples, the introduction of Christianity, the economic system an the problem of feudalism, the political structure and the dilemma of princely succession; literature and architecture; the displacement of political power centres and depopulation, the preservation of the Kievan heritage. (Joint undergraduate-graduate)

Prerequisite: HIS220Y1/HIS250H1/HIS250Y1/HIS320H1/HIS321H1/HIS322H1/JHP204Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS437H1    Telling Lies About Hitler: Frauds and Famous Feuds Among German Historians[24S]

Examines historiographical controversies and their public reception. Topics include the forged Hitler diaries, the David Irving trial, German responsibility for 1914, Daniel Goldhagen’s “eliminationist” thesis, Auschwitz as an “Asiatic deed,” Wehrmacht complicity in the Holocaust and retrospective films about East Germany.

Recommended Preparation: HIS242H1/317H1/330H1/338H1/361H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS438H1    Inquisition and Society in Medieval and Early Modern Europe[24S]

Examines historiographical controversies and their public reception. Topics include the forged Hitler diaries, the David Irving trial, monarchical scandals before 1914, German responsibility for 1914, Daniel Goldhagens eliminationist thesis, Auschwitz as an Asiatic deed, Wehrmacht complicity in the Holocaust, retrospective films about East Germany, and Germanys special path to modernity. Focusing on the institution of the inquisition, this seminar explores the response of ecclesiastical and secular authorities to religious heterodoxy. Among the groups prosecuted by the inquisition discussed: Cathar heretics in France, crypto-Jews and crypto-Muslims in Spain, and witches in Italy.

Recommended Preparation: HIS220Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS439H1    Russia's Empire[24S]

This course examines ways in which the Russian Empire and Soviet Union expanded their territories, the ways they controlled those colonies, and the ways in which they dealt with rising nationalism both at home and abroad.

Prerequisite: HIS250H1/250Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS440H1    Maps and History[24S]

Examines the use of maps through the ages to depict spatial relationships and political, social, or cultural authority. Explores the visual display of quantitative information, the evolution of historical atlases, and cartographic crime. Such topics as Lebensraum and gerrymandering illustrate how maps can distort historical processes and communal relationships.

Recommended Preparation: at least three History courses at the 200/300 level
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS443H1    Society, Culture and Religion in the Renaissance and Reformation (formerly HIS443Y1)[24S]

Developments in popular/lay/local religion as expressed in a variety of cultural, political, and social forms from 1400-1600; the relation of these forms to both Catholic and Protestant institutional churches. Impact of Renaissance humanism on notions of kinship, order, community, perfection.

Prerequisite: HIS309H1/357Y1 or permission of instructor
Exclusion: HIS443Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS444H1    Topics in Jewish History[24S]

Selected topics on a specific period or theme in Jewish history. Topic in any given year will depend on the instructor. Please see History website for details.

Prerequisite: A course in modern European or Jewish history
Recommended Preparation: A course in Jewish history
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS445H1    Nationalism[24S]

What is a nation? Are nations ancient or modern, unchanging or malleable? Do nations create states, or does the state create the nation? This course seeks to answer these questions through an examination of nationalism, primarily in Europe, from the 1700s through the present.

Prerequisite: Two courses in European history or permission of instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS446H1    Gender and Slavery in the Atlantic World (formerly HIS446Y1)[48S]

The course examines the relationship between gender and the experience of slavery and emancipating several Atlantic world societies from the 17th-19th centuries. Areas to be covered are the Caribbean, Brazil, the U.S. South, West and South Africa and Western Europe.

Prerequisite: HIS291H1/HIS294Y1/HIS230H1,231H1/HIS295Y1
Exclusion: HIS446Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS448H1    Gender in East and Southeast Asia (formerly HIS391H1)[24S]

This course explores the history of gender in East and Southeast Asia from a comparative perspective. It will examine how models of Southeast Asian women have been constructed against their East Asian counterparts.

Prerequisite: HIS283Y1
Exclusion: HIS391H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS449Y1    Ukrainian National Revival[48S]

The role of the intelligentsia in East European national revivals; the ethnographic and literary revival; the language question; the press and cultural organizations; education; religion; and political movements. (Joint undergraduate-graduate)

Recommended Preparation: One of the following: JHP204Y1/HIS241H1/HIS251Y1/HIS445H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS451H1    World War II in East Central Europe[24S]

The fall of the Versailles system, German and Soviet diplomatic and military activities and their occupational policies in East Central Europe during World War II, economic exploitation, collaboration, resistance, and genocide in the discussed region, its liberation and sovietization in 1944-1945. (Joint undergraduate-graduate)

Prerequisite: EUR200Y1/HIS251Y1/HIS334Y1/HIS334H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
JHP451Y1    The People from Nowhere[48S]

This course traces from earliest times to the present the evolution of a people called Carpatho-Rusyns and their historic homeland Carpathian Rus’, located in the heart of Europe.  The historic survey will deal with political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments, all the while testing the hypothesis that nationalities are imagined communities.  (Given by the Departments of History and Political Science)

Recommended Preparation: a course in eastern European history, or in nationalism
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities or Social Science
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS452H1    Science and Society in Britain, 1600-1800[24S]

Interrogates British landmarks of the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment in their intellectual, religious, cultural and social contexts.  Addresses canonical "achievements" in astronomy, physics and chemistry but deals equally with popular "pseudo" sciences like astrology and mesmerism.  Deconstructs progress narratives and paradigms of knowledge acquisition in Britain and its imperial world.  Investigates connections (or lack of them) between elite and popular culture.  Do not register for this seminar without at least one of the pre-requisites because this course deals extensively with mentalités of the pre-modern world.

Prerequisite: HIS244H1/HIS337H1/HIS368H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
JHP454Y1    Twentieth Century Ukraine [48S]

World War I and the Russian Revolution: the Ukrainian independence movement; the Soviet Ukraine and west Ukrainian lands during the interwar period; World War II and the German occupation; the Soviet Ukraine before and after the death of Stalin. Socio-economic, cultural, and political developments. (Given by the Departments of History and Political Science)

Prerequisite: A course in modern European, East European or Russian history or politics such as JHP204Y1/HIS250Y1/HIS351Y1/HIS353Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities or Social Science
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS457H1    The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Empire[24S]

Explores the central themes in the history of France during the Revolution and the First Empire. We will consider the periods principal political, social and cultural aspects: the causes of the French Revolution; the shift from constitutional monarchy to Republic; the relationship between politics and religion; the invention of a new republican political culture; counterrevolution and Terror; the Directory; Bonapartes rise to power; the Napoleonic Empire; the nature of war during the Empire; the Restoration; and the Revolutions legacy in France and beyond today.

Prerequisite: HIS243H1/HIS244H1/HIS319H1/HIS341Y1/HIS387H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS459H1    Soviet History and Film, 1921-1946[24S]

The history of Soviet cinema and the importance of film as a historical source. Documentary and fiction film; editing, narration, and sound; film distribution and exhibition; the Soviet school of montage and socialist realism; nationality and gender; the Soviet musical comedy of the Stalin era; resistance and dissidence.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1/HIS250Y1/HIS250H1/HIS335H1
Exclusion: HIS450Y1/SLA233H1/234H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
HIS460H1    Soviet History and Film, 1941-1991[24S]

Soviet film as a historical source and the institutional and ideological history of Soviet film production, distribution, and exhibition. Fiction and documentary film during World War II; the cinema of the Cold War and the Thaw; Soviet new realism and the return of the village; avant-garde cinema of the 1960s-80s; memory and historical revision in late Soviet film. Screenings include never-before-seen archival footage, as well as films and film clips subtitled by the instructor.

Prerequisite: INI115Y1/HIS250Y1/335H1
Exclusion: HIS450Y1/SLA233H1/SLA234H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
HIS461H1    Poland in the 20th Century[24S]

The 20th century has been an age of experiments for Poland. Universal, general problems of democracy, authoritarianism, totalitarianism, communism, socialism, free market and centrally planned economies, are examined, as are the ongoing adjustments made by the Polish people. (Joint undergraduate-graduate)

Prerequisite: HIS334H1/HIS353Y1/permission of the instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS463H1    Cloth in American History to 1865[24S]

Cloth was a major commodity in the early modern world.  Positioning early America within a global context and employing a material culture framework, textiles and clothing provide the lens through which to view the social, cultural, economic and industrial development of the United States from pre-European contact until the 1860s.

Prerequisite: HIS271Y
Recommended Preparation: HIS374H1/VIC224Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS464H1    Religion and Violence in Comparative Perspective[24S]

Examines varying roles of religion in cases of genocide and extreme violence. Seminar proceeds from recent cases (Darfur, Rwanda, wars associated with break-up of Yugoslavia) backward through the 20th century (Cambodia, Indonesia, the Holocaust, Armenians, Herero) and the 19th century (Belgian Congo, Caucasus, native peoples in the Americas).

Prerequisite: one course in HIS/REL/Peace and Conflict
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS465Y1    Gender and International Relations[48S]

This seminar explores the use of gender as a category of analysis in the study of international relations. Topics include gendered imagery and language in foreign policymaking; beliefs about women’s relationship to war and peace; issues of gender, sexuality, and the military; gender and global governance; gender and the global economy; sexual violence; and contributions of feminist theory to international relations theory.

Prerequisite: HIS311Y/HIS344Y/HIS377H1/POL208Y1/POL351H1/JPP343H1/WGS160Y1 or permission of instructor
Exclusion: JHP440Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2) + Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS466H1    Topics in Canadian History (formerly HIS466Y1)[24S]

Selected topics in a specific period of Canadian history. Content in any given year depends on instructor. Please see the History Department website for complete description.

Prerequisite: HIS263Y1 or permission of the instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS467H1    French Colonial Indochina: History, Cultures, Texts, Film (formerly HIS467Y1)[24S]

Examines French colonial Indochina through several different lenses. Themes include the cross-cultural contact zones between colonial and colonized societies, imperial culture, expressions of colonial power, and forms of opposition. Colonial novels, translated resistance literature, documentaries, and films are utilized as primary sources to be examined critically.

Prerequisite: ANT344Y1/EAS204Y1/GGR342H1/HIS104Y1/HIS107Y1/HIS280Y1/HIS283Y1/HIS284Y/HIS315H1/HIS388H1/NEW369Y1
Exclusion: HIS467Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS468H1    The Southern Indian Ocean[24S]

This course explores a series of themes relating to Madagascar and the Mascareigne Islands between the eighteenth and the twentieth century. Topics include slavery and its memories, miscegenation, trade, the environment, space and mapping, cultural contact, colonialism, and imperial networks.

Prerequisite: a course in African history or African studies
Recommended Preparation: background in the histories of Africa and empire
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS470H1    History, Rights, and Difference in South Asia[24S]

Addressing South Asian history after 1750, this course examines ideas of rights, contract, and the rule of law in colonial and postcolonial contexts. Attention is paid to the intellectual history of rights and the central place of colonial and postcolonial questions within that history. Topics include rights and questions concerning indigenous culture, caste and customary practice, gender and capitalist development.

Prerequisite: A mark of 73% or higher in HIS282Y1 or instructors permission
Recommended Preparation: Background in political and social theory and some background in South Asia
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS472H1    Indigenous-Newcomer Relations in Canadian History (formerly HIS472Y1)[24S]

The trajectory of Canadian history has been (and continues to be) shaped ssignificantly by the changing relationships between indigenous peoples and newcomers to what is now Canada. Through discussion of readings on various seminar topics, we will explore the multi-faceted contours of these relationships, from cultural encounters, treaties & alliances, and missionization to colonization, assimilation, residential schools and contemporary issues.

Prerequisite: HIS263Y1 (minimum 73%)
Exclusion: HIS472Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS473Y1    The United States and Asia since 1945 (formerly HIS473H1)[48S]

This seminar examines strategic, economic, ideological, and cultural factors in U.S. relations with East and Southeast Asia. Major themes include the role of cultural and informal diplomacy and the effect of perceptions and misperceptions on both sides of U.S.-Asian interactions.

Prerequisite: HIS271Y/HIS344Y/HIS377H1
Exclusion: HIS473H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS474H1    Emancipate Yourselves from Mental Slavery? Historical Narratives of Caribbean Decolonisation[24S]

This course is a critical intellectual history of Caribbean decolonisation. It begins with the Haitian Revolution, exploring and comparing how history was mobilized to structure anti-colonial theories about the making of postcolonial Caribbean societies. Key conceptual frameworks to be examined include indegenism, noirism, creolization, metissage; Caribbean interpretations of Marxism, Negritude and Pan-Aricanism.

Prerequisite: HIS294Y1/HIS230H1,231H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS477H1    Topics in the Social and Cultural History of Victorian Britain (formerly HIS477Y1)[24S]

Examination of the impact of industrialism on Victorian society and values. Concentration on Victorian social critics including Engels, Owen, Maynew, Dickens and Morris.

Exclusion: HIS477Y1
Recommended Preparation: A course in modern British History/Victorian literature
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS479H1    US Foreign Policy Since World War II (formerly HIS479Y1)[24S]

An in-depth study of U.S. behaviour in the global arena since World War II. Particular attention will be paid to the origins and evolution of the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the initiatives of the Nixon-Kissinger years, the end of the Cold War, and the relevance of globalization.

Prerequisite: HIS271Y1/377H1
Exclusion: HIS479Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS480H1    Modernity and its Others: History and Postcolonial Critique[24S]

Engaging with influential perspectives in postcolonial historiography, this seminar tracks three major themes in the history of the idea of modernity from the late 18th through the 20th centuries: political freedom, citizenship and the nation-state; capitalism and its critique; and the relationship of history, memory, and identity. (Joint undergraduate-graduate)

Prerequisite: a mark of 73% or higher in HIS282Y1, or instructors permission; HIS470H1
Recommended Preparation: History of colonialism, political theory, or postcolonial literatures
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS481H1    Elite Women, Power, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Africa[24S]

The role of elite women in twentieth-century Africa has been overshadowed by studies of non-elite women so much so as to suggest that all women lacked power. This course aims to show how a very limited but important group of women negotiated power in a century of increasing patriarchy. It combines gender with class analysis.

Prerequisite: 300-level African History course or any of the African Studies courses offered at U of T.
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS484H1    The Car in North American History (formerly HIS484Y1)[24S]

This seminar examines the history of the car in North America from the perspective of technology, business, landscape and popular culture. Particular attention is paid to issues of production, consumption, geography, and daily life, and to the importance of class race, gender, region, and age in shaping the meaning and experience of car culture.

Prerequisite: HIS263Y1/HIS264H1/HIS271Y1
Exclusion: HIS484Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS485H1    Topics in Chinese History (formerly HIS485Y1)[24S]

A seminar on selected aspects of Chinese history from 1368 to the present. Please see History website for detailed description of topic in any given year.

Prerequisite: EAS102Y1/HIS280Y1/JMC201Y1
Exclusion: HIS485Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS486H1    Writing and Masculinity in Africa[24S]

Introduces African cultural and intellectual history via a series of important primary texts.  These texts provide important insights into the gendered nature of African intellectual movements for liberation as well as wider political discourses.  It examines how these authors developed and deployed concepts such as authenticity, modernity, nation, and personhood.

Prerequisite: HIS391Y or an equivalent course in African history
Exclusion: HIS395H1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS487H1    Animal and Human Rights in Anglo-American Culture[24S]

Examines the parallel discourses of animal and human rights in Anglo-American culture from the eighteenth century to the present. The courses explores issues of subjectivity and consciousness as well as cruelty and pain. Topics include slavery and abolition, animal welfare and antivivisection, anti-colonial liberation movements, and animal rights campaigns.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS489H1    The History of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Illness[24S]

Introduces students to current issues in the history of psychiatry and some of the major developments in the evolution of this unique medical specialty.  the format is class discussion based on themes covered in the course textbook, covering such topics as changing perspectives on the nature of psychotic illness, the psychoneuroses, disorders of the mind/body relationship, psychiatric diagnosis, and presentations of illness.  (Joint undergraduate-graduate).

Prerequisite: a minimum of one course in HIS/PSY/SOC
Exclusion: HIS423Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS490H1    Everyday Stalinism[24S]

This seminar explores issues of everyday life in Soviet Russia during the Stalin era. What was the Soviet normal? Topics will include belief systems, dreams and myths, terror, fear, repression, and resistance. Texts include a range of different sources, memoirs, diaries, official state documents, and secondary sources.

Prerequisite: grade of A in HIS250Y1/grade of B+ or higher in HIS351Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS492H1    Empire & Colonization in the French Atlantic World[16S]

The first French empire (1604-1791) is typically considered a failed empire.  Beginning with the first French exploratory expeditions in the South Atlantic in the mid-16th century, this course examines the social, economic and political history of French imperial expansion during the Ancien régime in order to consider the meaning of success, as applied to empire during this period.  The focus is on the development of the two colonial centres of the French New World:  New France and the French Caribbean.

Prerequisite: HIS244H1/HIS294Y1/HIS230H1,231H1
Recommended Preparation: HIS387H
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS493H1    Humanity in War: The Modern Evolution of the Law of Armed Conflict[24S]

This course explores the development of international humanitarian law over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Questions asked will include how modern warfare has been understood as a political, cultural, social and legal phenomenon, and the ways in which such perspectives developed into a program of restraint.   

Prerequisite: HIS241H1/242H1/344Y1/EUR200Y1 or another course in modern history
Exclusion: None
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)
HIS494H1    Gandhi’s Global Conversations[24S]

Primary source analysis of global circuits of ethico-political thought via work and life of Gandhi.  Charts transnational environment of Gandhian thought (eg. Ruskin and Tolstoy), its critics (advocates of minority rights, also revolutionary violence) and global afterlife (eg. King, Mandela).  Teaches methods in intellectual and political history of the global.

Prerequisite: HIS282Y1 with a mark of 76% or above
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: None
HIS495H1    Topics in History (formerly HIS495Y1)[48S]

An in-depth examination of historical issues. Content in any given year depends on instructor. See History website for more details.

Prerequisite: 14.0 FCEs including 2.0 FCE HIS course. Further pre-requisites vary from year to year, consult the department.
Recommended Preparation: Varies from year to year
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: None
HIS495Y1    Topics in History [48S]

An in-depth examination of historical issues. Content in any given year depends on instructor. See History website for more details.

Prerequisite: 14.0 FCEs including 2.0 FCE HIS course. Further pre-requisites vary from year to year, consult the department.
Recommended Preparation: Varies from year to year
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: None
HIS496H1    Topics in History[24S]

An in-depth examination of historical issues. Content in any given year depends on instructor. See History website for more details.

Prerequisite: 14.0 FCEs including 2.0 FCE HIS course. Further pre-requisites vary from year to year, consult the department.
Exclusion: Students may not take both L0601 ("Critical Histories of the Black Canadian Experience") and L0701 ("Race in Canada") offered in 2016-17 Fall/Winter.
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: None
HIS497H1    Animal Politics and Science[24L]

Why is thinking about the animal unsettling for some or strange for others?  Especially since Darwin, the question of the animal-what it says about being or not being human-has been at the core of important philosophical and scientific debates.  This course examines the ways that question has been answered over tiem.

Prerequisite: A course in political theory, history of science, or intellectual history.
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)
HIS498H1    Independent Studies[TBA]

These courses assume the form of an undergraduate thesis. Students must find an appropriate supervisor from the Department, receive approval for the project, and submit an Independent Studies ballot. Students must be enroled in either a History Specialist or Major program, with a B+ average in no less than 4 HIS courses, or with special permission of the instructor. Applications must be received in September for first session courses; in December for second session courses. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: None
HIS499Y1    Independent Studies[TBA]

These courses assume the form of an undergraduate thesis. Students must find an appropriate supervisor from the Department, receive approval for the project, and submit an Independent Studies ballot. Students must be enroled in either a History Specialist or Major program, with a B+ average in no less than 4 HIS courses, or with special permission of the instructor. Applications must be received in September for first session courses; in December for second session courses. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: None



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