2200 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. 


2201E - Canada's Past: a Critical History From the Origins to the Present  

This course surveys the history of Canada with an emphasis on Indigenous peoples, colonialism and imperialism; the history of warfare and international relations; immigration, industrialization and state formation; and the diverse ways that gender, class and race shaped the lives of everyday Canadians.

Syllabus
Professor: R. Wardhaugh
Term: Fall/Winter
Course Delivery: In-person
Anitrequisite(s): History 1201E, 2203E, 2204F/G, 2205E, 2710F/G
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 1.0 course

2310G - American Nightmare: An Introduction to American Studies

In the increasingly polarized culture of the US, one American’s dream often seems to be another American’s nightmare. This course introduces key ideas in American culture (the American Dream, American Exceptionalism, and American Identity), and examines recent socio-political movements such as #Black Lives Matter, #Me Too, and White Nationalism. 

Syllabus
Professor: R. MacDougall & L. Shire
Term: Winter
Course Delivery: In-person
Anitrequisite(s): American Studies 2310F/G
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

2401E - Medieval Europe

This course examines the transformation of European economies, political structures, religious and social institutions, and cultures in the thousand years between the fall of Rome and the European voyages of discovery, and the degree to which ordinary people shaped their societies and affected the course of historical change

Syllabus
Professor: M. Fulton
Term: Fall/Winter
Course Delivery: In-person
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 1.0 course
Pre-1800 History Course

2601E - History of Modern China

A study of China beginning with the decline of the Ming dynasty (ca 1600), continuing through the rise and fall of the Qing dynasty, and concluding with the rise of modern China in the late-20th century.

Syllabus
Professor: J. Flath
Term: Fall/Winter
Course Delivery: In-person
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 1.0 course

2607G - History & Civilization of Medieval Islam

The course introduces the main events and themes of Islamic history and civilization and their place in world history. Topics include: Muhammad and the Qur'an, the Islamic legal system, social structure and political institutions, literature, philosophy, theology, art and architecture, medicine and science, interaction with Europe, the Crusades, and trade. 

Syllabus
Professor: M. Shatzmiller
Term: Winter
Course Delivery: In-person
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
Pre-1800 History Course

2611E - Survey of Korean History

A survey of Korean history from the formation of the first Korean states to the present, focusing on domestic developments and the role of the Korean peninsula in the international system in East Asia.

Syllabus
Professor: C. Young
Term: Fall/Winter
Course Delivery: In-person
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1.0 course

2705E - The Western Tradition in International Relations Theory and Practice

History 2705E is a ‘great books' course. The purpose is to examine critical works of international relations theory in context. The focus is “the Western tradition”. Thinkers to be considered include: Cicero, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Erasmus, Grotius, Hobbes, Frederick of Prussia, von Clausewitz, Angell, and Morgenthau.

Syllabus
Professor: O. Drachewych
Term: Fall/Winter
Course Delivery: In-person
Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course

2807F - Entrepreneurship in the United States and Canada Since 1800

A lecture and seminar course examining theories of entrepreneurship and their historical relationship to such essential business activities as finance, marketing, manufacturing, transportation, labour relations, and management. The focus is on the careers and business innovations of leading American and Canadian entrepreneurs in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Syllabus
Professor: K. Fleming
Term: Fall
Course Delivery: In-person
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course

2814F - The History of Aviation

This course explores the history of aviation from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. It focuses on the key events and personalities associated with the history of aviation from the romantic era of flight to the development of the modern aviation industry.

Syllabus
Professor: J. Vacante
Term: Fall
Course Delivery: In-person
Anitrequisite(s): The former History 2215F/G
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

2819G - How Epidemics Change The Way We Live

Focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries, this course investigates the disruption and changes arising from disease outbreaks. Disease can permanently alter society, with lives lost, community practices modified, and individual habits scrutinized. The role of government, society’s expectations, science and medicine, power, class, race, and gender will be explored.

Syllabus
Professor: S. McKellar
Term: Winter
Course Delivery: In-person
Anitrequisite(s): The former History 2812E
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

2886F - Fakes, Frauds and Fairs: The History of Museums

This course examines the history of museums and exhibitions and their changing role in society across the globe from the ancient world to the 21st century. Themes include the rise of anthropology and natural sciences; looting; professionalization; colonialism; representation of the ‘other’; museums as political and cultural tools; and repatriation.

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

2888G - A History of Animals

This course examines the animal/human relationship through history, including animals as resource and entertainment, ethical frameworks concerning animal treatment, animals in culture, and the rise of pets. Our relationship with animals is complex – sometimes symbiotic, often exploitative – and history helps us to understand why we treat animals as we do.

Syllabus
Professor: A. Sendzikas
Term: Winter
Course Delivery: In-person
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course

2000 Level International Relations Program Courses

International Relations 2703F - History Of The Global Order Since 1945

This course examines the history, theory, and practice of global politics since 1945, explores the international system's evolution with an emphasis on the Cold War, decolonization, and development, and asks who has benefitted from and been disadvantaged by the global order.

Syllabus
Professor: S. Khorshid
Term: Fall
Course Delivery: In-person
Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Honours Specialization in International Relations module
Anitrequisite(s):  The former International Relations 2701E, the former International Relations 2702E
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course