Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
Canadian Excellence

History

Honours BA, Combined BA programs, Options and Minor:

Faculty

 
Junior HI Courses

Students registering for their first course will normally choose a 1.0-credit course (or equivalent) from HI101 to HI199. Each course is planned to permit students to achieve a common grounding in historical interpretation and analysis, and in methods of historical research and writing.

Not all history courses listed below will be offered in a given year. For a list of courses for this academic year and for a fuller description of course content and requirements for honours degree students, consult the departmental brochure available in the History Department office. 

 
Senior and Seminar HI Courses

The 400-level seminar courses are studies of an advanced nature, conducted in small participating groups in which significant topics of historical interest are explored. 400 level courses numbered below 450 are seminars in which students will conduct the intensive study of assigned readings and engage in weekly discussions of those materials, as well as writing papers on the readings. Seminars numbered 450 and above are research seminars in which students who have already completed the prerequisite readings course will conduct an intensive research project approved by the instructor. The project requires them to produce an article-length research paper based mainly upon primary sources as well as the appropriate historiography. The paper must be presented to their fellow students and defended in the seminar; all students will also be required to critique and offer suggestions and comments on the work of their fellow students. The seminars are limited to Year 4 Honours History students with other Year 4 students being admitted by permission of the department. Unless prior permission has been granted by the department, students in the Single Honours History BA program may only take two readings seminars and one research seminar and students in the Combined Honours History BA program may only take one readings seminar and one research seminar.

 
Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
HI101 Medieval Europe, 500-1100 0.5
HI102 The Central and Late Middle Ages, 1100-1450 0.5
HI108 Europe Transformed: Empire, Revolution and War, 1870-1918 0.5
HI109 Age of Extremes: Europe's 20th Century 0.5
HI111 Problems in Colonial Canadian History 0.5
HI112 Problems in Modern Canadian History 0.5
HI114 Problems in United States History 0.5
HI117 Topics in North American History to the 1860s 0.5
HI118 Topics in North American History from the 1860s 0.5
HI121 Ancient History in a Global Context 0.5
HI123 Great Battles in History 0.5
HI124 History Detectives 0.5
HI125 Business History 0.5
HI126 War and Society in the Western World 0.5
HI127 Pirates! A World History 0.5
HI128 Revolution in the Modern World [1] 0.5
HI129 Art from the Renaissance to the Present [2] 0.5
HI130 Problems in Global History Since 1945 [3] 0.5
HI131 Ancient Heroes: Story and Tradition [4] 0.5
HI199 The Roots of Now: Modern World History 0.5
HI201 Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789 0.5
HI202 Europe, 1789-1871: War, Protest and Revolution 0.5
HI205 The Rise, Splendour and Fall of Imperial Russia, 862-1917 [5] 0.5
HI206 Russia from Communist Revolution to Soviet Collapse, 1917-1991 [6] 0.5
HI208 The United States, 1607-1877 0.5
HI209 The United States from 1877 to the Present 0.5
HI210 German History, 1648-1870 0.5
HI211 German History, 1870-1990 0.5
HI212 French Canada Before Confederation 0.5
HI213 French Canada After Confederation 0.5
HI217 British Politics and Society, 1485-1714 0.5
HI218 Modern British History 1714-1914 0.5
HI224 The Asian World in Ascendancy, 1000-1700 0.5
HI225 History of Ancient Greece 0.5
HI226 History of Ancient Rome 0.5
HI228 Survey of Modern Asian History 0.5
HI229 Survey of African History 0.5
HI232 A History of Sea Power to 1914 0.5
HI233 A History of Sea Power since 1914 0.5
HI234 Canadian Art 0.5
HI246 Canadian External Relations 0.5
HI248 The Second World War: The European Theatre [7] 0.5
HI249 The Second World War in Asia [8] 0.5
HI250 Bloodlands: Violence and Political Mass Murder in East Central Europe, 1880s to WW II 0.5
HI251 Show Business: An American History 0.5
HI252 Lives of the Explorers 0.5
HI253 Race, Rights and the Law in Early United States History 0.5
HI255 Crime and Justice in Antiquity 0.5
HI256 Human Rights in World History 0.5
HI257 Germany’s Descent into Catastrophe 0.5
HI258 Natives and Empires 0.5
HI259 War in Asia 0.5
HI260 History on Film 0.5
HI261 The Ancient World in Contemporary Culture 0.5
HI265 Ten Moments that made the Middle East 0.5
HI271 Survey of European Women's/Gender History 0.5
HI280 A History of Madness 0.5
HI281 Slavery in the Ancient World 0.5
HI282 Civilizations of the Ancient Near East 0.5
HI283 Ancient Africa 0.5
HI284 The History of Sexuality in Western Civilization [9] 0.5
HI285 Ancient Art Beyond the West [10] 0.5
HI286 Interpreting Digital Data [11] 0.5
HI289 Warfare in the Ancient Mediterranean World [12] 0.5
HI290 History of Modern Art: Making it New [13] 0.5
HI292 History of Canada to Confederation 0.5
HI293 History of Canada since Confederation 0.5
HI299 Special Topics 0.5
HI304 Fascism in Europe, 1919-1945 0.5
HI306 War and Society in Africa 0.5
HI307 Modern Japan 0.5
HI308 Renaissance Art 0.5
HI310 The Italian Renaissance, 1350-1530 0.5
HI311 The Reformation 0.5
HI312 Canadian-American Relations 0.5
HI313 Crowds in Pre-Modern Europe, 1300-1815 0.5
HI314 Contemporary Europe 0.5
HI315 The Other Europe: Eastern Europe in the 20th Century 0.5
HI316 Europe and the New World, 1450-1660 0.5
HI317 Golden Age Spain 0.5
HI318 Crime, Sex, and Scandal in 19th Century Britain 0.5
HI320 Canada since 1945 0.5
HI321 Social History of Pre-Industrial Canada 0.5
HI322 Social History of Modern Canada 0.5
HI324 English Government and Society, 1558-1660 0.5
HI325 Imperialism, Race and the Post-Colonial Legacy 0.5
HI327 Québec in the 20th Century 0.5
HI328 Canada in the World: From Laurier to the 21st Century 0.5
HI330 Slavery and Emancipation in the United States 0.5
HI331 The African-American Experience since 1877 0.5
HI332 The Foreign Relations of the United States in the 20th Century 0.5
HI333 Sport and Society in the United States from 1865 to the Present 0.5
HI337 Canadian Business History 0.5
HI338 Canadian Labour History 0.5
HI339 History of Ontario since 1791 0.5
HI341 Canadian Military History 0.5
HI342 Culture and Ideas in the Modern World: Descartes to Darwin 0.5
HI343 Culture and Ideas in the Modern World: Marxism to Post-modernism 0.5
HI344 Native Peoples of Eastern Canada 0.5
HI345 Native Peoples of Western Canada 0.5
HI346 Special Topics 0.5
HI348 History of International Relations, 1789-1890 0.5
HI349 History of International Relations, 1890-1991 0.5
HI350 Revolutionary Ideas in Russian History 0.5
HI351 Russian Society in War and Revolution 0.5
HI353 The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789-1815 0.5
HI354 France in World War II: Origins and History of the Vichy Regime 0.5
HI355 Athletics and Societies in the Modern World 0.5
HI359 Paris: History of a Capital City 0.5
HI360 The Great War and Its Aftermath, 1914-1921 0.5
HI361 History of Poland to the Partitions, 966-1795 0.5
HI362 History of Poland since the Partitions, 1795 to the present 0.5
HI363 Jews in Modern Europe, 1750-1938 0.5
HI364 The Holocaust: Nazi Germany and the Genocide of European Jews 0.5
HI366 Modern Turkey 0.5
HI367 The Middle East and the Cold War 0.5
HI368 The Ottoman Empire 0.5
HI372 Colonial and U.S. Women, 1607-1869 0.5
HI373 Modern China since 1890 0.5
HI374 Jews, ‘Witches’ & Heretics: Persecution & Toleration in pre-Modern Europe c. 1050-1700 0.5
HI375 Seeking Justice: The Family and Law in Canada, 1867-1969 0.5
HI377 Science and Environment in Canadian History 0.5
HI378 The Making of the Third World before 1945 0.0
HI379 The Third World Since 1945 0.5
HI380 American Culture and Society, 1890-1950 0.5
HI381 American Culture and Society since the Second World War 0.5
HI382 Anglo-Saxon England, c. 450-1066 0.5
HI383 England in the Central and Late Middle Ages, 1066-1485 0.5
HI385 Food and Drink in Ancient Mediterranean Society 0.5
HI386 The Vietnam Wars 0.5
HI387 American Protest Music 0.5
HI388 Performing Gender in Ancient Greece 0.5
HI389 Music, Sound and Environment 0.5
HI390 Family Law in Greece and Rome 0.5
HI391 Waking the Dead: Voices from the Near East 0.5
HI392 Popular Cultures of Contemporary East Asia [14] 0.5
HI393 Multimedia Applications in History [15] 0.5
HI394 Local and Family History: Researching our Past [16] 0.5
HI395 The Two Koreas: Modern Korean History Since 1930 [17] 0.5
HI396 Home Fronts & Frontlines: Women in War and Peace [18] 0.5
HI397 Canadian Women’s and Gender History [19] 0.5
HI398 The Historian’s Craft 0.5
HI399 Cities in History 0.5
HI400 Reading Seminar on Medieval Europe 1.0
HI401 Reading Seminar on Early Modern Europe 1.0
HI402 Reading Seminar on Northeast Asia 1.0
HI403 Reading Seminar on Post-1945 Europe 1.0
HI404 Reading Seminar on International Relations, 1914-1956 1.0
HI405 Reading Seminar on German Politics, Culture and Society, 1918-1949 1.0
HI406 Reading Seminar on American Foreign Policy in the 20th Century 1.0
HI409 Reading Seminar on British Imperialism and Culture 1.0
HI410 Reading Seminar on The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 1.0
HI411 Reading Seminar on War and Memory 1.0
HI412 Reading Seminar on Race & Gender in the United States, 1608-1877 1.0
HI416 Reading Seminar on Nationalism and Decolonization in Africa 1.0
HI417 Reading Seminar on Asia in World War II 1.0
HI418 Reading Seminar on Chinese Revolutions 1.0
HI421 Reading Seminar on Canadian Historiography 1.0
HI422 Reading Seminar on Historical Representations of Canada 1.0
HI423 Reading Seminar on Families and Education in Canada and the US 1.0
HI424 Reading Seminar on Nature and Environment in Canadian History 1.0
HI425 Reading Seminar on Science, Culture and Society in Canadian History 1.0
HI426 Reading Seminar on Aboriginal History in North America since Columbus 1.0
HI427 Reading Seminar on Local History 1.0
HI429 Reading Seminar on the History of Canada to 1900 1.0
HI430 Reading Seminar on Canada in the 20th Century 1.0
HI431 Reading Seminar on Late Tudor and Early Stuart England 1.0
HI432 Reading Seminar on British History 1.0
HI434 Reading Seminar on the United States in the Gilded Age and Progressive Eras 1.0
HI435 Reading Seminar on Europe and the Overseas World, 1450-1700 1.0
HI436 Reading Seminar on Russia in Revolution 1.0
HI439 Reading Seminar on Napoleon and his Times 1.0
HI440 Reading Seminar on Roosevelt’s America 1.0
HI441 Reading Seminar on American Extremism since 1776 1.0
HI445 Reading Seminar on the Era of the US Civil War 1.0
HI448 Reading Seminar on the Ancient World 1.0
HI450 Research Seminar on Medieval Europe 1.0
HI451 Research Seminar on Early Modern Europe 1.0
HI452 Research Seminar on International Relations of Northeast Asia 1.0
HI453 Research Seminar on Post-1945 Europe 1.0
HI454 Research Seminar on History of International Relations, 1914-1956 1.0
HI455 Research Seminar on German Politics, Culture and Society, 1918-1949 1.0
HI456 Research Seminar on American Foreign Policy in the 20th Century 1.0
HI459 Research Seminar on Imperialism & Culture: British Discourses on Race, Gender, Class & Nation, c. 1850-1914 1.0
HI460 Research Seminar on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 1.0
HI461 Research Seminar on War and Memory 1.0
HI462 Research Seminar on Race & Gender in the United States, 1608-1877 1.0
HI466 Research Seminar on Nationalism and Decolonization in Africa 1.0
HI468 Research Seminar on Chinese Revolutions 1.0
HI473 Research Seminar on Home and School: Families and Education in Canada and the United States 1.0
HI474 Research Seminar on Nature and Environment in Canadian History 1.0
HI475 Research Seminar on Canadian History: Science, Culture and Society 1.0
HI476 Research Seminar on Aboriginal North America: Interpreting Native History since Columbus 1.0
HI479 Research Seminar on History of Canada to 1900 1.0
HI480 Research Seminar on Canada in the 20th Century 1.0
HI481 Research Seminar on Late Tudor and Early Stuart England 1.0
HI482 Research Seminar on British History 1.0
HI484 Research Seminar on The United States, The Gilded Age and Progressive Eras 1.0
HI485 Research Seminar on Europe and the Overseas World, 1450-1700 1.0
HI486 Research Seminar on Russian Studies 1.0
HI489 Research Seminar on Napoleon: The Man and His Times 1.0
HI490 Research Seminar on Roosevelt's America 1.0
HI491 Research Seminar on American Extremism since 1776: Arguing about Democracy 1.0
HI495 Research Seminar on United States: Civil War Era 1.0
HI496 Directed Studies in a Specific Historical Problem 1.0
HI498 Research Seminar on the Ancient World 1.0
HI499 Senior Honours Thesis 1.0
 

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Deletion February 4, 2015: HI105, HI356, HI371 deleted; effective September 1, 2015.
Senate Deletion May 28, 2015: HI245, HI340, HI467, HI471, HI472, HI477 deleted; effective September 1, 2015.

  1. Senate Addition May 28, 2015: HI128 New course; effective September 1, 2015

  2. Senate Addition April 15, 2015: HI129 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  3. Senate Addition May 28, 2015: HI130 New course; effective September 1, 2015

  4. Senate Addition February 4, 2015: HI131 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  5. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: HI205 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  6. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: HI206 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  7. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: HI248 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  8. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: HI249 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  9. Senate Addition April 15, 2015: HI284 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  10. Senate Addition April 15, 2015: HI285 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  11. Senate Addition February 4, 2015: HI286 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  12. Senate Addition April 15, 2015: HI289 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  13. Senate Addition April 15, 2015: HI290 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  14. Senate Addition September16, 2015: HI392 New course; effective retroactively September 1, 2015.

  15. Senate Addition February 4, 2015: HI393 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  16. Senate Addition April 15, 2015: HI394 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  17. Senate Addition April 15, 2015: HI395 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  18. Senate Addition April 15, 2015: HI396 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  19. Senate Addition April 15, 2015: HI397 New course; effective September 1, 2015.