2100 Level Courses

2021-22 Academic Year  

Draft course outlines will be made available on or before June 2, 2021.  Please visit your course OWL site for final course outlines. 

2120A - Northern Enterprise: Canadian Business and Labor History

The development and effect of business in Canada from the late nineteenth century, with special emphasis on its social impact and the emergence of a Canadian labor movement.
3 hours, 0.5 course

Syllabus
Professor: P. Krats
Term: Fall 
Course Delivery: In-person
Anitrequisite(s): History 2125F/G, the former History 2213F/G
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course

2124A - Sounds, Sights & Bits: Explorations in 20th Century Canadian Popular Culture

Canadian popular culture: poor-quality imitation of American, or crucial element of Canadian identity, worthy of “Canadian Content” regulations and financial support? This course traces the 20th century evolution of “Canadian popular culture,” offering glimpses into music, film, television, sport and more. What was enjoyed, why, and was it “Canadian ?”


Syllabus
Professor: P. Krats
Term: Fall
Course Delivery: In-person
Anitrequisite(s): The former History 2124F/G
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

2131A - The Presidency In American History

Examines the development of the modern presidency in terms of the challenges facing presidents and their success or failure in responding to the needs of the time. Special attention will be given to the evolution of presidential power and its historical consequences.


Syllabus
Professor: J. Vacante
Term: Fall
Course Delivery: In-person
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours

2134B - “Talkin’ ’Bout My Generation”: Youth, Rebellion and Rock ’n’ Roll

This course uses the cultural phenomenon of rock 'n' roll as a lens to explore the connections between youth and rebellion and societal change in the latter half of the twentieth century. The spectacle of the performers and their lyrics will be used as historical texts to understand this change.

Syllabus
Professor: A. Sendzikas
Term: Winter
Course Delivery: In-person
Anitrequisite(s): History 2706E
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

2135A - Race and the Struggle for Freedom in America

This course explores African-American history from the end of slavery to today. We trace the diverse experiences of people of African descent in the United States, including slavery and the struggle to end it, the segregated Jim Crow period, the Black Freedom/civil rights movement, hip-hop culture, and more recent developments. 

Syllabus
Professor: L. Shire
Term: Fall
Course Delivery: In-person
Anitrequisite(s): History 3311F/G, History 3313F/G
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

2147A - Nazi Germany

We analyze how the Nazi Party came to power; the regime’s use of propaganda, intimidation and terror within Germany after 1933; Hitler’s foreign policy; Nazi methods in occupied Europe; anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and other programs of mass murder; resistance within Germany, and the reasons for the regime's defeat.


Syllabus
Professor: A. Iarocci
Term: Fall
Course Delivery: In-person
Anitrequisite(s): History 1404E; The former History 1403E
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

2148B - Police Work and Forensics in Victorian Britain

Late Victorian Britain was the setting for Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional 'consulting detective,' Sherlock Holmes, whose afterlife in television and film would have astonished his creator. We examine Holmes' world. Our subjects include the nineteenth century obsession with murder and the history of policing and detection. 


Syllabus
Professor: A. May
Term: Winter
Course Delivery: In-person
Extra Information: 2 hours, 0.5 course

2171B - Greed is Good: The History of Modern Capitalism

This course explores American capitalism in the 1980s - a decade defined by materialism, greed, and scandal on Wall Street. It examines, in particular, the rise of finance capitalism and considers this rise within political and cultural context of the era.

Syllabus
Professor: P. Krats
Term: Winter
Course Delivery: In-person
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

2177B - The Two World Wars

This survey course is aimed at expanding students’ knowledge of the World Wars as part of a larger, collective cataclysm. It considers these conflicts as part of a thirty-year crisis out of which the contemporary world emerged, fundamentally different from what might have been projected had they not occurred.

Syllabus
Professor: A. Iarocci
Term: Winter
Course Delivery: In-person
Anitrequisite(s): History 2179
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

2181B - Sexual History: Expression, Regulation, and Rights in the West since 1800

This course examines the history of sexuality from the nineteenth century to the present, investigating sexual desire, behaviour, and ideologies. Topics include the body, marriage, reproduction, prostitution, same-sex relations, and religious, medical and psychiatric intervention, and help demonstrate that sexuality has been the object of social scrutiny and political regulation.

Syllabus
Professor: M. Halpern
Term: Winter
Course Delivery: Online asynchronous
Anitrequisite(s): History 2185
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

2186B - Zombie Apocalypse: Panic and Paranoia from the Black Death to Y2K

This course examines the impact of fear, panic, and paranoia in human history. It considers how and why concern changes into panic in some situations and not in others, and the factors that make a descent into panic possible and even likely in some circumstances.

Syllabus
Professor: J. Vance
Term: Winter
Course Delivery: In-person
Extra Information: 2 Lecture hours, 0.5 course

2188B - Pirates and Piracy on the World's Seas and in the Public Imagination

This course examines the history of pirates and piracy from antiquity through the present day. Among its major themes are changing definitions of piracy, the reasons individuals, groups, and nations have practiced or supported piracy, and how pirates have been depicted in popular culture.

Syllabus
Professor: M. Dove
Term: Winter
Course Delivery: In-person
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

2192A - Beer: The Business, Social and Cultural History of a Global Beverage

Examines the business, social and cultural history of the brewing and consumption of beer, from its origins in antiquity, through its production and use in the Roman and Medieval periods, to its impact on Renaissance commerce, and the revolutions in technology, advertising, corporatization, globalization and localization during the modern age.

Syllabus
Professor: 
M. Dove
Term:
Fall
Course Delivery:
In-person
Extra Information: 
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course