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2019 May Semester
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HIST 190 - World History to 1550
This course explores the history of Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas from human origins to 1550. Although the course is organized chronologically, it does not cover all or even most aspects of World History during this time period. Rather, it focuses on certain themes to consider the development of various civilizations. At the same time, students work on developing their skills as historians by reading, writing and discussing primary and secondary sources through a number of different historical lenses.


Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Tutorial, World Wide Web

HIST 191 - World History since 1550
This course examines the history of the world from the mid-sixteenth century through the end of the twentieth. The global movement of people, ideas, and economic practices receives particular attention, as do processes of imperialism and colonialism. Students are also introduced to the discipline of History and to the skills of document analysis, historical writing, and primary source research.

Please note: You must register separately in lecture and lab components if applicable.


Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Tutorial, World Wide Web

HIST 205 - Surveys in National History
This course examines the political, social, and economic history in one or more specified nations and periods under study. The nation(s) under study vary according to the expertise of the instructor and may include Australian, Japanese, Chinese, or British national history. With permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substanially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

HIST 210 - Canada before Confederation
Canada is still profoundly shaped by its history before 1867. This course examines the political, social and economic development of Canada from earliest times.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory, Tutorial

HIST 211 - Canada since Confederation
This course examines development of Canada since 1867, with emphasis on social movements, economic development, politics and political protest, and regionalism.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Tutorial

HIST 215 - Global History of Indigenous People
Our understanding of Indigenous history in one location can be much improved if the topic is studied in broader context. In this course, students study the history of Indigenous peoples in various places around the world.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Tutorial

HIST 221 - The United States from Colonization to 1877
This course is an introduction to the formation of the United States from colony to nation, addressing themes of cultural, social, political and economic history and the relationships among Aboriginal, African and European peoples.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HIST 222 - The United States since 1877
This course is an introduction to the formation of the United States after Reconstruction, addressing themes of cultural, social, political and economic history.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HIST 231 - Medieval Europe
This course is an introduction to the cultural, spiritual, social and political life of Europe from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

HIST 232 - Early Modern Europe
This survey course examines the political, economic, religious, and cultural life of Europe from 1500 -1789.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HIST 240 - The Expansion of Europe
This course examines the expansion of Europe from the Renaissance to the French Revolution. The creation of European empires and settlements in the western hemisphere are highlighted.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Tutorial

HIST 241 - The Age of Empire: Europe and the World, 1789-1914
This survey course examines the imperial and colonial relations among Europe and Asia, Africa and the Americas in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HIST 256 - Introduction to Crime and History
This course introduces students to the historic context and debate over questions of crime, punishment, and reformation. The specific emphasis depends on the instructor's expertise and the course may include examinations of police history, captial punishment, the creation of penitentiaries, or the modern phenomenon of serial murder. With the permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HIST 257 - Public Law in Canada
Public law includes the areas of law regulating the internal operations of governments and state agencies, the interactions among orders or levels of government and the interactions between state and non-state actors. Subjects covered in this course include constitutional law, administrative law, human rights law and criminal law and procedures.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HIST 258 - Private Law in Canada
Private law refers in general to the areas of law that regulate the interactions among non-state actors including citizens, corporations and non-state agencies. The course covers such areas as property law, torts, contracts, family law and commercial law in Canada.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HIST 280 - Colonial Latin America
This course is an introduction to the history of Latin America from the fifteenth century to the early nineteenth century. Topics to be discussed include Amerindian politics and empires on the eve of contact with Europe; contact, conquest, and colonization; conversion and religious adaptation; colonial imperial administration; Latin American economy in the world system; cultural conflict, resistance, and hybridization among European, African, and Aboriginal peoples; and the gradual emergence of distinctly Latin American identities.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

HIST 281 - Republican Latin America
This course is an introduction to the history of modern Latin America from the Wars of Independence in the early nineteenth century to the present day. Topics discussed include the Wars of Independence; personalist rule and institutional instability in the first half of the nineteenth century; class, race, gender, and Latin American identity; neocolonialism and the reintegration of Latin America into the global economy; modernity and Latin American nationalism; socialist revolution and conservative dictatorship; and neoliberalism and its discontents at the end of the twentieth century.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

HIST 290 - The Contemporary World
This course explores the conflicting identities and aspirations of local, national, and international groups and communities in the 20th century world. The themes of social movements, ethnicity, nationalism, imperialism, internationalism, and decolonization are explored from a global perspective.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Seminar

HIST 295 - History of Law
This course examines the historical origins and development of the law and its subsequent evolution within the social, political, economic and legal contexts.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HIST 300 - Historiography: The Nature of the Historical Discipline
Taken in the first semester of the third year of study, this course examines the nature of history as a discipline of study and how historians approach their craft.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

HIST 301 - The Canadian North
This course studies the history of the provincial and territorial Canadian North with emphasis on the pre-contact period, Native-white relations, and the impacts of government on the region.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

HIST 302 - The Prairie West
This course considers the history of the three prairie provinces from the coming of Europeans to the present with emphasis on Native peoples, the fur trade, the development of society and the economy, political protest and regional alienation.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Tutorial

HIST 303 - British Columbia
This course examines the history of the province from the coming of the Europeans to the present, with emphasis on Native cultures, the fur trade, colonization, the development of institutions, society and the economy, as well as the growing sense of regional identity.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

HIST 309 - Women in Canada
This course explores the constructions of Canadian womanhood and experiences of Canadian women from early contact to the present. Themes include First Nations women, women in colonial society, women and work, women and reform, women and the state, lesbian women, and feminism.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

HIST 311 - History of Feminism
This course surveys the history of those various political, social and cultural movements (suffragism, women's liberation, etc.) that have combined to create the phenomenon of feminism. Attention is also be devoted to the diverse theories, ideas and values that underpin contemporary feminism.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

HIST 312 - An Introduction to the History of Gender
This course explores issues of gender in historical context using a case study approach.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

HIST 320 - The Western United States
This class focuses on social relations in the US West from pre-contact times to the present and on the West's mythical place in US history.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HIST 325 - Sex Changes: An Introduction to the History of Sexuality
This course examines the variability of sexuality, and its connection with larger historical processes, from ancient times to the present; while offering a broad perspective on the sexual past, the course emphasizes the West after 1800.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HIST 326 - History Through Film
This course introduces students to the questions and issues arising from the use of historical settings, characters, and events in film. The specfic emphasis depends on the instructor's expertise and the course may include examinations of history in film in varied settings or themes. With the permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

HIST 331 - Lectures in Military History
This course examines military history in one or more specified nations and/or periods. The topics under study vary according to the expertise of the instructor and may include: the origins and causes of war; the impact of new technologies on tactics and strategy; military and naval innovation and resistance to innovation; the changing relationship of offense and defense; the concept of mass war; and the relationship of military institutions to society. With the permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

HIST 332 - Lectures in Social History
This course examines the social history in relation to regional, national, or international contexts through time in one or more specified nations and/or periods. The topics under study vary according to the expertise of the instructor and may include major social changes, the social origins of major historical events, or the history of particular social movements. With the permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, World Wide Web

HIST 333 - Lectures in Cultural History
This course examines cultural history in one or more specified nations and/or periods. The topics under study vary according to the expertise of the instructor and may include surveys in cultural events such as the Renaissance or Modernism or examination of how events such as war, economic crisis, technological change, or changing notions of gender or race have shaped culture through time or within specific periods or regions. With the permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

HIST 334 - Lectures in Legal History
Legal history studies the development of law and its interactions with state, society, and culture. This course examines legal history in a variety of contexts and historical periods.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HIST 335 - Global History of Public Health
This course explores the history of public health in a global context from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. It examines how health has played an integral role in the creation of nation-states, debates about morality and reproduction, and ideas about race. It also provides students with new perspectives on global history and the connections that transcended the boundaries of individual countries.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Seminar

HIST 340 - Politics and Society in Twentieth Century China
This course examines Chinese political and social development through the 20th century with primary attention paid to the comparison of past and present in state building, economic development, and social change.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

HIST 355 - Russian Imperial History
This course explores the history of Imperial Russia from the eleventh century to the Russian Revolution of 1917. It focuses on Russia and its expansion, covering a range of themes including centre-periphery relations, Indigenous peoples, the peasantry, women, and revolution, with a particular focus on the north.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HIST 356 - Soviet History
This course will explore the history of the Soviet Union from the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 to breakup. Themes focus on the development of the Soviet Union, emphasizing Soviet power and its impact on peripheral areas. The roles of Aboriginal peoples, nationalism, women, and culture are studied with particular focus on the north.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HIST 360 - An Introduction to Environmental History
Environmental history examines changing relationships between humans and the environment, including how human societies have been shaped by the environment, how environments have influenced human societies, and how humans have thought about the environment. This introduction to the field includes a global perspective but emphasizes North America, particularly Canada.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

HIST 365 - Medieval Spain
As an overview of Iberian history from the fifth to the early sixteenth centuries, this course emphasizes the interaction of Christians, Muslims, and Jews, as well as the cultural and political distinctiveness of Castile and the Crown of Aragon during the medieval period.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HIST 380 - Modern Mexico
This course examines the history of Mexico from Independence in 1821 to the present, with emphasis on state building, economic development, and cultural transformations.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

HIST 390 - Aboriginal People in Canada
Lectures and readings examine the history of Aboriginal people in Canada since the earliest times.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Tutorial, World Wide Web

HIST 407 - Topics in Local History/Methodology
This course examines the craft of history by focusing on the history of localities in northern British Columbia. Students are expected to conduct their own research using primary sources. With permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the materials are substantially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Field Camp, World Wide Web

HIST 421 - Topics in Environmental History
This course explores aspects of environmental history in a variety of geographic settings in various historical periods; the precise content of the course varies from year to year depending on the expertise of the instructor. With the permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

HIST 440 - Internship in History
This is an academic course delivered in relevant workplaces (museums, archives, etc.). Students are supervised in a manner that enables them to integrate their academic skils with practical application. This course may be repeated once for a total of six credits.
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Internship

HIST 441 - Internship in Legal Studies
This is an academic work study course delivered in relevant workplace settings where students experience the work environment in an assortment of law and legal services occupations. Permission of the Chair is required for registration.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

HIST 453 - Topics in the History of Gender
This course studies the gendered experience of men and women in various contexts. With permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

HIST 454 - Topics in Women's History
This course examines the diversity of women's experience in various contexts. With permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, World Wide Web

HIST 456 - Topics in Cultural Encounters
Students examine cross-cultural relations in different parts of the world. With the permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

HIST 458 - Topics in Law, Order & Society
This course explores the historical interrelationships of law, authority, and social ordering in several geographic contexts. With the permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

HIST 490 - Topics in Historiography
This course examines particular themes in the history of history as a discipline. Topics might include the study of a particular school of historical thought, different interpretations of a major historical event, noteworthy historical controversies or the work of a significant historian. With permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, World Wide Web

HIST 492 - Topics in Cultural History
This course examines various themes in the history of culture. Topics might include major developments in the history of culture such as the Renaissance or Modernism. The ways in which major historical events such as the Reformation or the First World War have reshaped culture might be examined; or particular cultural movements (such as classicism of 1960s counter-culture) may be the focus of the course. With permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

HIST 493 - Topics in Social History
This course examines various themes in social history. Topics might include major social changes such as the industrial revolution or Canadian urbanization. The social origins of major historical events such as the Reformation or the Russian Revolution might be examined; or particular social movements (such as socialism or utopianism) may be the focus of the course. With permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Field Camp, World Wide Web

HIST 494 - Topics in Aboriginal History
In seminars and intensive primary and secondary research, students examine particular aspects of aboriginal history in Canada. With permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Seminar

HIST 498 - Topics in International History
Students examine particular aspects of international history as selected by the instructor. With the permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

HIST 499 - Independent Study
Offered by special arrangement between student and instructor, this course enables students to read in depth in an area of history not normally covered in established courses. With the permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed

HIST 500 - Honours Historiography: Contemporary Theories & Methods
This course traces the development of modern historical thought.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

HIST 501 - Honours Directed Readings
A course of specialized readings developed in consultation with, and supervised by, a faculty member in the History Program.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Undergrad Thesis

HIST 505 - Honours Thesis
The Honours Thesis consists of a specialized research project developed in consultation with, and supervised by, a faculty member in the History Program. Credit is based on the presentation of research results in a formal paper of 7,500 to 10,000 words, and defended in an oral examination (the examining committee to consist of the supervisor and a minimum of three additional History Faculty members).
Credits: 0.000 OR 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Undergrad Thesis

HIST 545 - Historical Methods and Approaches
Historical methods and research techniques are examined in this seminar. Students learn about research design and prepare thesis proposals.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

HIST 700 - Seminar in Historical Methodology and Research
This course traces the development of modern historical thought.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

HIST 701 - Themes in the History of Gender
This course explores aspects of the history of gender, drawing on the literature on women and men in various parts of the world.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed

HIST 702 - Themes in Indigenous History
This course examines the history of indigenous people and their relations with non-indigenous people, drawing on the literature of a number of countries.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Audio/Video

HIST 704 - Themes in Environmental History
This course explores aspects of environmental history, drawing on the literature from a number of countries.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Audio/Video

HIST 705 - Themes in the History of International Relations
Aspects of the history of the relations between nations drawing on the literature from a number of countries.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

HIST 707 - Themes in Cultural History
This course explores themes in the history of culture and draws upon relevant literature from various countries or eras.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

HIST 708 - Themes in Social History
This course explores themes in social history and draws upon relevant literature from various countries or eras.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed, Final Exam, Field Camp, Seminar, World Wide Web

HIST 709 - Themes in Legal History
Exploring themes in legal history, this course may draw on literature from various countries and eras.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

HIST 745 - Historical Methods and Approaches
Historical methods and research techniques are examined in this seminar, students also learn about research design and prepare thesis proposals.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed, Seminar

HIST 750 - MA Thesis or Project
Working under the guidance of a supervisor, each student must plan a study requiring original research and sophisticated analysis in order to produce and defend either (a) a substantial thesis or project of approximately 25,000 to 30,000 words (85-100 pages) or (b) an original project of comparable weight to a thesis. Projects may include knowledge transmission, museum exhibits, documentary films, creative writing, digital history initiatives, and/or artistic projects based on substantial historical research.
Credits: 15.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Masters Thesis

HIST 760 - Major Research Paper
Students complete a scholarly paper of approximately 9,000 to 11,000 words (30-36 pages), based on original research and defending an original argument, and modelled on an article-length manuscript prepared for submission to a peer-reviewed historical journal. Students prepare an oral presentation of about twenty minutes based on that scholarly paper, and modelled on a presentation at a scholarly conference.
Credits: 12.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

HIST 799 - Independent Study
The details of this course will be determined on a case-by- case basis between faculty and graduate students.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed


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