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Year Course ID Course
2021-2022 HIST 111

History of Western Civilization

An exploration of the main events, individuals, and ideas in the history of Western society, from its beginnings in the ancient Near East to the birth of the modern era in the Renaissance and Reformation. Key themes that will be investigated include: the emergence of the first civilizations; the development of citizenship and philosophy; the growth and transformation of Christianity; the emergence of Islam; changes in gender roles and the family. As part of this exploration, students will use historical methods, with a focus on reading primary sources, to understand and describe the past.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0;or 3-0)
2021-2022 HIST 112

History of Western Civilization

An exploration of the main events, individuals, and ideas in the history of Western society, from the mid-17th century to the mid-20th century. Key topics investigated include: the rise of absolutism; the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment; the Industrial and French Revolutions; the development of new political ideologies, including liberalism, nationalism and socialism; changes in gender roles and the family; colonialism and imperialism; the origins and consequences of both World Wars, fascism, communism, and the Cold War. As part of this exploration, students will use historical methods, with a focus on reading primary sources, to understand and describe the past.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0;or 3-0)
2021-2022 HIST 304

Late Medieval Europe

An inquiry into a period of Europe's past in which beliefs, attitudes, and institutions, moulded in the previous centuries, were consolidated into shapes that mark modern European (and North American) culture. The outlines of the modern state and of the modern family. An examination of late medieval civilization for indications of decline and rebirth. Signs of struggle between forces of tradition and of innovation, idealism and material or corporeal realities, and gender relations.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of history including HIST 107 or HIST 111, or instructor's consent.
NB: Not offered every year See department chair.
2021-2022 HIST 307

Renaissance Europe

An examination of the social, intellectual, artistic, political, and economic transformations that gave rise to, and followed in, the wake of the "rebirth"ť of ancient Greek and Roman culture that began in Italy in the mid-14th century and spread to the rest of Europe for the next 200 years.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of history including HIST 107 or HIST 111, or instructor's consent.
NB: Not offered every year See department chair.
2021-2022 HIST 308

Reformation Europe

An examination of the social, intellectual, artistic, and political history of Western Europe from the 14th to the 17th century, with a special emphasis on changes in theology and devotional practices, and the ensuing wars of religion, as the Protestant and Catholic Reformations spread throughout Europe.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sm. hrs. of history including one of HIST 107, 111, 112, or instructor's consent (3-0)
NB: Not offered every year See department chair.
Cross-listed: RELS 368
2021-2022 HIST 309

The Age of Enlightenment

An examination of the main events, individuals, and ideas in European history from 1600 to 1789. Key topics include: the growth of absolutism, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment; the development of new political and economic theories; artistic and cultural movements; the rise of the public sphere; religious revivals; and changes in marriage, the family and gender roles.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of history including one of HIST 107, 111, or 112, or instructor's consent.
NB: Not offered every year See department chair.
2021-2022 HIST 321

Tudor-Stuart England

An exploration of the history of England from the coming of the Tudors in the 15th century to the so called Glorious Revolution at the end of the 17th century. This was an eventful age, featuring the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the creativity of William Shakespeare, a bitterly fought civil war, and the development of a limited monarchy. Particular attention is paid to two developments that transformed English life: the religious reformations of the 16th century, and the civil war and political revolutions of the 17th century.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of history, including one of HIST 107, 111, 112 or permission of instructor. (3-0; 3-0)
2021-2022 HIST 324

19th Century Europe

This course examines the long 19th century from the French Revolution to the onset of the Great War. Explores key movements and themes in political, intellectual, and socio-economic history through lectures, discussion groups, and close readings of primary and secondary sources.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of history including HIST 108 or 112, or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)
NB: Not offered every year See department chair.
2021-2022 HIST 325

20th Century Europe

This course involves an investigation of significant themes in the historical development of European society since 1914. Primary focus is on the issue of changing European perceptions of the nature of social organizations and of Europe's broader role in the international system. Topics include: the origin, nature, and effects of world war; the Russian Revolution and the rise of the Soviet state; the rise of Fascism and the emergence of "totalitarian"ť style movements; the construction of the Soviet empire in Eastern Europe and the emergence and ultimate resolution of the cold war; decolonization; and the rise of the welfare state and emergence of European federalism.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of history including HIST 108 or 112, or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)
NB: Not offered every year See department chair.
2021-2022 HIST 361

History of Christianity I

A study of the history of the Christian church from the turn of the first century to the eve of the 16th century Reformation, with attention to the persons, events and issues involved in the major developments of Christianity.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of history including HIST 111 or 112. )
Cross-listed: RELS 361, HIST 561
2021-2022 HIST 362

History of Christianity II

An examination of the development of the Christian church from the late medieval period through the early 21st century. Key topics include: the Protestant and Catholic reformations; the Great Awakenings and the rise of modern evangelism, fundamentalism, and the growth of modern missionary movements, along with a consideration of significant individuals, changes in theology, institutions, devotional practices, gender roles, and attempts to engage and shape culture.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of history including HIST 111 or 112.
Cross-listed: RELS 362, HIST 562
2021-2022 HIST 411

History, Culture, and Interpreting the Past

The study of history relies on the written and oral record of human experience. The use to which words have been put has varied over time ranging from the ancient world's innocent acceptance of recorded inventories and boastful heroic conquests, to the postmodern era where the text is not a bearer of truth but an instrument of power. This course traces the place of the text in the human effort to know and remember the past. Although the written text has been foundational for the study of the past, people have left other signs of their presence and we interact with other realities than the text. This course brings in additional disciplines including philosophy, literary criticism, biology, psychology, physics, and biblical studies.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Enrolment priority given to fourth year history majors, concentrations, and minors; third and fourth year students with minimum of 6 sem. hrs. of history are considered. )
NB: Approved alternative to IDIS 400
2021-2022 HIST 423

History of the First World War

A seminar course involving an examination of the origins and course of the First World War. Primary focus on various campaigns and fronts of the war, and on specific issues such as the nature and impact of trench warfare, the domestic policies of the belligerent powers, and the social, economic, and political impact of the conflict.NB: Not offered every year See department chair.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 15 sem. hrs. of history including HIST 411.
NB: For history majors only. See department chair.
2021-2022 HIST 424

History of the Second World War

A seminar course involving an examination of the origins and course of the Second World War. Primary focus on main campaigns of the war in Europe and Asia, the domestic policies of the belligerent powers, and the social, economic, and political impact of the conflict.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of history including one of HIST 108, 112, 136; or 252.
NB: Not offered every year See department chair.