The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

Fall/Winter Courses 2016-2017

The Department offers 100-level, 200-level, 300-level, and 400-level History (HIS) courses.

Please Note:

  • Course descriptions are not final and may be changed at or before the first class.
  • For enrolment instructions, students should consult the 2016-2017 Fall/Winter Timetable.
  • Prerequisites will be enforced rigorously. Students who do not have the relevant prerequisite(s) may be removed from the course after classes begin. Specific questions regarding prerequisites for a course can be answered by the course instructor. Where there are two instructors of a course, an asterisk (*) indicates the Course Coordinator.

Course Timetable

Course numbers are links to course descriptions. The following courses are in numerical order. The descriptions are fuller than those in the Arts and Science Calendar. Please Note that these lists show only those courses which will be offered in the 2016-2017 Sessions. For brief descriptions of courses not offered in the current year, refer to the Arts and Science Calendar: History.

Course Nomenclature

  • Y1-Y is a full course, both terms
  • Y1-F is a full course, first term (fall session)
  • Y1-S is a full course, second term (winter session)
  • H1-F is a half course, first term (fall session)
  • H1-S is a half course, second term (winter session)

100-level HIS courses are designed for students entering university. They take a broad sweep of material, and introduce students to the methods and techniques of university study. Each week, students will attend two lectures given by the course professor, and participate in one tutorial led by a teaching assistant. First year courses are not considered to be in an ‘area’ for program requirements.

No student may take more than one 100-level HIS course, but ALL students enrolled in a History Specialist, Major, or Minor program must take ONE 100-level HIS course.

The Department also offers at least two 199Y seminar courses each year (see listings below). These are limited to twenty students each. Some previous courses offered by the History Department include ‘Film on History – History on Film’, ‘Comparative First-Wave Feminism’, ‘African Roots: The African Slave Trade in the Diaspora’. You will work more closely with the professor and other students, and gain a more intense training in historical methods. Normally, the 199Y courses cannot be used to fulfill program requirements, but they can be used as breadth requirements. For more information, consult The First Year Seminar Booklet, which will be available during registration.

Course Code & Section Course Title Day/Time Location Instructor
HIS101Y1-Y, L0101 Histories of Violence MW11 Fall: SS 2118
Winter: M SS 2102,
W SS 2117
M. Meyerson/
M. Newton
HIS103Y1-Y, L0101 Statecraft & Strategy MW2 BT 101 T. Sayle
HIS103Y1-Y, L5101 Statecraft & Strategy M6-8 SS 2110 V. Dimitriadis
HIS106Y1-Y, L0101 Natives, Settlers and Slaves: Colonizing the Americas, 1492-1804 MW4 Fall: LM 159
Winter: MB 128
J. Dyck
HIS109Y1-Y, L0101 The Development of European Civilization 1350 – 1945 MW3 BT 101 K. Bartlett
SII199H1-F, L0262 Barack Obama as History – Barack Obama in History R10-12 SK 218 R. Pruessen
SII199H1-S, L0261 Religion and Violence W10-12 SS 1080 D. Bergen
SII199Y1-Y, L0261 Capitalism, the First 3000 Years T2-4 UC 376 P. Cohen

200-level HIS courses are surveys that introduce in broad outlines the history of a particular country, region, continent, or theme. Most are essential background for further upper-level study in the area. Students will generally attend two lectures and participate in one tutorial each week. The 200-level courses are open to first year students as well as those in higher years.

The Department regularly offers a number of HIS 299Y Research Opportunity Programs, which are open only to students in their second year. In this course, you work as a Research Assistant to a professor on a particular subject. In past years, students in HIS 299Y courses have done oral history interviews, sought out manuscripts in provincial archives, and gathered primary source documents in the university libraries. Students in their first year should check with the Faculty Registrar in February for the list of ROPs that will be offered in the following academic year.

Course Code & Section Course Title Day/Time Location Instructor
HIS202H1-F, L0101 Gender, Race and Science T3-5 GI C. Dale
HIS208Y1-Y, L0101 History of the Jewish People MW2 SS 2015 O. Yehudai
HIS220Y1-Y, L0101 The Shape of Medieval Society TR10 WI 1017 S. Ghosh
HIS230H1-F, L0101 Indigenous and Early Colonial Caribbean History T10-12 SS 2110 M. Newton
HIS231H1-S, L0101 Revolution and Emancipation in the Colonial Caribbean T10-12 SS 1071 M. Newton
HIS241H1-F, L0101 Europe in the 19th Century, 1815-1914 TR1 MB 128 D. Sokolowski
HIS242H1-S, L0101 Europe in the 20th Century TR1 ES 1050 V. Dimitriadis
HIS243H1-F, L0101 Early Modern Europe, 1450-1648 TR1 SS 2118 E. Ferguson
HIS244H1-S, L0101 Early Modern Europe, 1648-1815 TR10 T MP 103R SS 2135 P. Cohen
HIS245H1-S, L0101 European Colonialism, 1700-1965 W10-12 RW 110 E. Jennings
HIS250Y1-Y, L0101 History of Russia, 860-1991 MW11 LM 161 K. Pauksens
HIS251Y1-Y, L0101 History of East Central Europe **Note: Course is now offered T10-12 not TR10-12** T10-12 SS 2105 P. Wróbel
HIS262H1-S, L0101 Canada: A Short History of Here MW2 MP 203 H. Bohaker
HIS264H1-F, L0101 Critical Issues in Canadian History R3-5 LM 161 L. Bertram
HIS271Y1-Y, L5101 American History Since 1607 W6-8 MC 102 E. Bryer/C. Wellum
HIS280Y1-Y, L0101 History of China TR3 Fall: MC 102
Winter: KP 108
Y. Wang
HIS282Y1-Y, L0101 History of South Asia MW2 SS 1071 P. Dhar
HIS283Y1-Y, L0101 Southeast Asian Crossroads M1-3 SS 1083 N. Tran
HIS291H1-F, L0101 The History of Colonial Latin America MW3 SS 2110 J. Dyck
HIS292H1-S, L0101 Latin America: The National Period MW10 SS 2106 L. van Isschot
HIS293H1-S, L0101 The Making of the Atlantic World TR2 SS 2105 B. Mandelblatt
HIS295Y1-Y, L0101 African History and Historical Methodology M2-4 UC 179 R. Callebert
HIS298Y1-Y, L0101 Themes and Issues in History: Black America F11-1 SS 1085 C. Johnson
EUR200Y1-Y, L0101 Europe from Nation State to Supranational State, 1789-Present TR11-12 VC 323 R. Austin

300-level HIS courses are more specialized and intensive. They deal with more closely defined periods or themes. They vary in format, with some being based around lectures, and others involving tutorial or discussion groups. Most 300-level courses have prerequisites, which are strictly enforced. First year students are not permitted to enrol in 300 or 400-level HIS courses. Although some upper level courses do not have specific pre-requisites, courses at the 300 and 400-level are demanding and require a good comprehension of history.

Course Number Title Day/Time Location Instructor
HIS304H1-F, L0101 Topics in Middle East History: Palestine - Israel WF9-11 SS 1088 J. Hanssen
HIS307H1-S, L0101 Canadian Political Issues T3-5 SS 1069 I. Radforth
HIS309H1-F, L0101 The European Reformations M1-3 VC 212 E. Ferguson
HIS311Y1-Y, L0101 Introduction to Canadian International Relations TR2 GI R. Bothwell
HIS312H1-F, L0101 Immigration to Canada T3-6 MP 103 I. Radforth
HIS314H1-F, L0101 Quebec and French Canada W1-3 MP 118 S. Mills
HIS318H1-S, L0101 Histories of the West in Canada R2-4 LM 155 L. Bertram
HIS323H1-S, L0101 Rites of Passage and Daily Life in the Middle Ages T2-4 UC 261 I. Cochelin
HIS324H1-F, L0101 British Imperial Experience, 1600-2000 TR4 SS 1070 J. Mori
HIS326H1-S, L5101 Topics in Chinese History: Bodies and Sentiments in Chinese History T5-7 SS 1084 Y. Wang
HIS330H1-F, L0101 Germany from Frederick the Great to the First World War - Day has changed from Wednesdays to Mondays M1-3 GB 405 P. Mersereau
HIS331H1-S, L5101 Modern Baltic History W5-7 SS 1086 J. Kivimäe
HIS335H1-F, L5101 Soviet Cultural History T5-7 SS 1084 T. Lahusen
HIS338H1-F, L0101 The Holocaust: Preconditions, Consolidation of Nazi Power, War,and Occupation (to 1942) F10-12 SS 1071 D. Bergen
HIS341Y1-Y, L0101 Germany Among the Global Empires W1-3 Fall: UC 163Winter: ES B142 J. Jenkins
HIS343H1-S, L0101 History of Modern Espionage T12-2 SS 2117 M. Vallieres
HIS344H1-F, L5101 Conflict and Co-Operation in the International System Since 1945 T5-7 LM 159 T. Sayle
HIS346H1-F, L0101 Rice and Spice in Southeast Asia: a Regional Food History T1-3 SS 1088 N. Tran
HIS347H1-F, L0101 The Country House in England, 1837-1939 TR10 NF 007 L. Loeb
HIS349H1-S, L0101 The British Search for Identity: 1800 to the Present TR11 SS 1069 L. Loeb
HIS351Y1-Y, L0101 History of Twentieth Century Russia M3-5 Fall: SS 1083Winter: SS 1088 L. Viola
HIS355H1-F, L0101 A History of Pre-modern Medicine W10-12 SS 1085 N. Everett
HIS361H1-S, L0101 The Holocaust from 1942 F10-12 SS 1087 D. Bergen
HIS362H1-F, L5101 The Hansa: The World of Merchants W5-7 SS 2105 J. Kivimäe
HIS364H1-S, L0101 From Revolution to Revolution: Hungary from 1848 to 1989 W10-12 LM 155 R. Austin
HIS368H1-F, L0101 Early Modern Britain, 1485-1660 T11
SS 1072 A. Logue
HIS369H1-S, L0101 Aboriginal Peoples of the Great Lakes from 1500 to 1830 MW10 SS 1088 H. Bohaker
HIS373H1-F, L0101 Servants and Masters, 1000-1700 T2-4 UC 161 I. Cochelin
HIS377H1-F, L0101 20th Century American Foreign Relations F12-2 SS 2110 M. Vallieres
HIS378H1-S, L0101 America in the 1960s F12-2 WI 524 M. Savage
HIS379H1-S, L0101 Vietnam at War TR1-3 MP 118 D. Huynh
HIS383Y1-Y, L0101 Women in African History W2-4 SS 562 N. Musisi
HIS385H1-F, L0101 History of Hong Kong F12-2 RW 110 C. Lim
HIS387H1-F, L0101 France, 1610-1848 F12-2 SS 2105 B. Lukas
HIS388H1-S, L0101 France Since 1848 R10-12 NF 119 E. Jennings
HIS389H1-F, L0101 Topics in History: Indigenous Newcomer Relations in Canada MW10 LM 155 H. Bohaker
HIS389H1-F, L0201 Topics in History: Business & Society T4-6 RW 142 C. Kobrak
HIS389H1-F, L0202 Topics in History: History of Israel T4-6 SS 2105 O. Yehudai
HIS389H1-F, L0301 Topics in History: Early North American Borderlands, 1600-1900 R10-12 SS 1086 R. Hall
HIS389H1-F, L0302 Topics in History: History of Muslim-Jewish Relations since 1500 R10-12 SS 1088 D. Schroeter
HIS389H1-F, L0401 Topics in History: South Asia in Globalization - Course Cancelled W1-3 TBA TBA
HIS389H1-S, L0101 Topics in History: Digital History M3-5 RW 142 M. Price
HIS389H1-S, L0201 Topics in History: Museums and Material Culture in Canada T10-12 LM 157 L. Bertram
HIS389H1-S, L0301 Topics in History: Islam and Muslims in the Balkans T2-4 SS 1084 M. Methodieva
HIS389H1-S, L0401 Topics in History: Arab-Israeli Conflict T4-6 SS 1088 O. Yehudai
HIS389H1-S, L0501 Topics in History: Politics and Protest in Postwar North America W1-3 LM 155 S. Mills
HIS389H1-S, L0601 Topics in History: The Ottoman Empire, 1800-1922 R2-4 BF 323 M. Methodieva
HIS389H1-S, L0701 Topics in History: Introduction to Archives R3-5 SS 1088 F. Foscarini
HIS389H1-S, L0702 Topics in History: Historiography R 3-5 BA 1230 J. Dyck
HIS389H1-S, L0801 Topics in History: Mexican Popular Culture - New Course Offering M 1-3 SS 2125 J. Dyck
HIS394H1-F, L0101 20th and 21st Century African Icons: Media and Biography M2-4 MP 134 N. Musisi
HIS395H1-F Independent Studies TBA TBA Staff
HIS395H1-S Independent Studies TBA TBA Staff
HIS395H1-Y Independent Studies TBA TBA Staff
HIS395Y1-Y Independent Studies TBA TBA Staff
HIS397H1-F, L0101 Political Violence and Human Rights in Latin America T10-12 RW 142 I. van Isschot
JHA384H1-S, L0101 Japan in the World, 1600-Mid 20th Century - Course Cancelled R4-6 TBA TBA
JHP304Y1-Y, L0101 Ukraine: Politics, Economy and Society TR10 UC 52 P. Magocsi

400-level HIS courses are two-hour seminars that deal with very specialized subjects and are often closely connected to a professor’s research. Most have specific course pre-requisites and require extensive reading, research, writing, and seminar discussion, and in most you will have the opportunity to do a major research paper. All 400-level HIS courses have enrolment restrictions during the FIRST ROUND (must have completed 14 or more full courses, be enrolled in a HIS Major, Specialist or Joint Specialist program and have the appropriate prerequisite). During the SECOND ROUND of enrolment, access to 400-level seminars is open to all 3rd and 4th year students with the appropriate prerequisite. IMPORTANT: Due to significant enrolment pressure on 4th year seminars, during the first round of enrolment, the Department of History reserves the right to REMOVE STUDENTS who enrol in more than the required number for program completion (Specialists – 2; Majors, Joint Specialists – 1) without consultation.

Students in 400-level seminars MUST ATTEND THE FIRST CLASS, or contact the professor to explain their absence. Failure to do so may result in the Department withdrawing the student from the seminar in order to “free up” space for other interested students. Additional 400-level seminars for the 2015-2016 Fall/Winter Session may be added at a later date. Please check back frequently for current information. To fulfill History program requirements, students may also use 400-level courses offered by other Departments at the U of T that are designated as ‘Related Courses’. Following is a list of these 4th year courses.

The Department also offers a few joint undergraduate-graduate seminars. These are indicated in the course description. Undergraduate enrolment in joint seminars is restricted, and the expected level of performance is high.

Course Code & Section Course Title Day/Time Location Instructor
HIS401H1-S, L0101 History of the Cold War T3-5 SS 2114 T. Sayle
HIS401H1S, L0201 History of the Cold War T10-12 UC 67 T. Sayle
HIS404H1-F, L0101 Topics in U.S. History: Choosing War: U.S. Experiences, 1812-2003 T10-12 UC 376 R. Pruessen
HIS404H1-S, L0101 Topics in U.S. History: From the Melting Pot to Multiculturalism: A History of American Diversity W2-4 SS 1069 A. Jones
HIS405Y1-Y, L0101 Canadian Foreign Relations W10-12 Fall: LA 214Winter: LA 340 R. Bothwell
HIS410H1-F, L0101 Spectacle, Crowds, and Parades in Canada M3-5 UC 257 I. Radforth
HIS412Y1-Y, L5101 (J) Crusades, Conversion and Colonization in the Medieval Baltic R5-7 SS 2116 J. Kivimäe
HIS414H1-F, L0101 Down and Out in Medieval Europe R2-4 UC F204 I. Cochelin
HIS416H1-F, L0101 Orientalism and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Germany M3-5 UC 248 J. Jenkins
HIS417H1-F, L0101 (J) The Oldest Profession in Canada: Sex Work in Comparative Historical Contexts T10-12 UC 257 L. Bertram
HIS419H1-F, L0101 Canada By Treaty: Alliances, Title Transfers and Land Claims F10-12 SS 2112 H. Bohaker
HIS423H1-F, L0101 (J) The Social History of Medicine in the 19th and 20th Centuries R4-6 FG 77 E. Shorter
HIS426H1-S, L0101 Medieval Italy, 400-1000 W10-12 UC 44 N. Everett
HIS430H1-S, L0101 Canadians and the World Wars M3-5 UC 257 I. Radforth
HIS433H1-S, L0101 (J) Polish Jews Since the Partition of Poland R10-12 SS 2104 P. Wróbel
HIS443H1-F, L0101 Society, Culture, and Religion in the Renaissance and Reformation W10-12 SS 1080 E. Ferguson
HIS444H1-S, L0101 Topics in Jewish History: 20th Century Jewish Migration W4-6 SS 2104 O. Yehudai
HIS446H1-F, L0101 Gender and Slavery in the Atlantic World R10-12 SS 2104 B. Fisk
HIS451H1-F, L0101 (J) World War II in East Central Europe R10-12 UC D301 P. Wróbel
HIS452H1-S, L0101 (J) Science and Society in Britain, 1600-1800 R3-5 SS 2101 J. Mori
HIS460H1-S, L5101 Soviet History and Film: 1941-1991 M5-9 RL Media Commons Room 1 T. Lahusen
HIS466H1-F, L0101 Topics in Canadian History: The History of Education in Canada F10-12 OI 10200 R. Sandwell
HIS466H1-F, L0102 Topics in Canadian History: The City and its Outcasts T2-4 AP 124 S. Mills
HIS466H1-F, L0103 Topics in Canadian History: History of Commemoration in Canada T2-4 VC 211 C. Morgan
HIS466H1-S, L0101 Topics in Canadian History: Upper Canada: Creating a Settler Society T2-4 LM 155 C. Morgan
HIS467H1-F, L0101 French Colonial Indochina: History, Cultures, Texts, Film W10-12 NF 008 E. Jennings
HIS470H1-F, L0101 History, Rights, and Difference in South Asia W1-3 UC 148 R. Birla
HIS481H1-S, L0101 Elite Women, Power, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Africa M2-4 SS 2104 N. Musisi
HIS489H1-F, L0101 (J) The History of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Illness F10-12 FG 77 E. Shorter
HIS490H1-S, L0101 Everyday Stalinism T4-6 SS 2104 L. Viola
HIS493H1-S, L0101 The Modern Evolution of the Law of War W10-12 SS 2112 M. Marrus
HIS495Y1-Y, L0101 Topics in History: Hacking History T10-1 UC 53 M. Price
HIS496H1-S, L0101 Topics in History: Race in Canada M10-12 UC 330 L. Mar
HIS496H1-S, L0201 Topics in History: Historical Memory and Justice in Latin America T10-12 WI 2006 L. van Isschot
HIS496H1-S, L0301 Topics in History: Religion and Society in Southeast Asia T1-3 SS 2123 *new room location N. Tran
HIS496H1-S, L0401 (J) Topics in History: Ethnography in the Early Modern Spanish World W10-12 SS 2101 J. Dyck
HIS496H1-S, L0501 Topics in History: European Identity and the Politics of Remembrance W1-3 LA 213 A. Gerstner
HIS498H1-F Independent Studies TBA SS 2098 Staff
HIS498H1-S Independent Studies TBA SS 2098  
HIS499Y1-Y Independent Studies TBA SS 2098 Staff
JHP454Y1-Y, L0101 Twentieth Century Ukraine W3-5 UC 53 P. Magocsi



The following History courses, have half or full Pre-Modern (prior to 1815) status, to fulfill program requirements.

Course Number Title Credit
HIS100Y1 History of the Arctic ½
HIS101Y1 Histories of Violence ½
HIS102Y1 Empires, Encounters, and Exchanges: From the Silk Road to the Present ½
HIS103Y1 Statecraft & Strategy ½
HIS106Y1 Natives, Settlers and Slaves: Colonizing the Americas, 1492-1804 1
HIS107Y1 Approaches to East Asian History ½
HIS109Y1 The Development of European Civilization 1350 – 1945 ½
HIS208Y1 History of the Jewish People ½
HIS220Y1 The Shape of Medieval Society 1
HIS230H1 Indigenous and Early Colonial Caribbean History ½
HIS243H1 Early Modern Europe, 1450-1648 ½
HIS244H1 Early Modern Europe, 1648-1815 ½
HIS250Y1 History of Russia ½
HIS251Y1 History of East Central Europe ½
HIS280Y1 History of China ½
HIS282Y1 History of South Asia ½
HIS283Y1 Southeast Asian Crossroads ½
HIS291H1 The History of Colonial Latin America ½
HIS293H1 The Making of the Atlantic World ½
HIS301H1 Imperial Spain ½
HIS303H1 The Mediterranean, 600-1300: Crusade, Colonialism, Diaspora ½
HIS308H1 The Mediterranean, 1300-1700 ½
HIS309H1 The European Reformations ½
HIS319H1 Renaissance France and the Wars of Religion, 1483-1610 ½
HIS320H1 Barbarian Invasions and the Fall of the Roman Empire ½
HIS321H1 Dark Age Europe, 7th-10th Centuries ½
HIS322H1 The High Middle Ages ½
HIS323H1 Rites of Passage and Daily Life in the Middle Ages ½
HIS332H1 Crime and Society in England, 1500-1800 ½
HIS333H1 Catholic Asia in the Early Modern Era, 1500-1800 ½
HIS336H1 Medieval Spain ½
HIS337H1 Culture, Politics and Society in 18th Century Britain ½
HIS353Y1 The History of Poland from the 10th Century ½
HIS355H1 A History of Pre-modern Medicine ½
HIS357Y1 A Social History of Renaissance Europe 1
HIS362H1 The Hansa: The World of Merchants ½
HIS368H1 Early Modern Britain, 1485-1660 ½
HIS373H1 Servants and Masters, 1000-1700 ½
HIS374H1 American Consumerism - The Beginnings ½
HIS403H1 Jews and Christians in Medieval and Renaissance Europe ½
HIS412Y1 Crusades, Conversion and Colonization in the Medieval Baltic 1
HIS414H1 Down and Out in Medieval Europe ½
HIS424H1 Violence in Medieval Society ½
HIS426H1 Medieval Italy, 400-1000 ½
HIS427H1 History and Historiography in the Golden Legend ½
HIS428H1 Medieval Institutes of Perfection ½
HIS432H1 Topics in Medieval History ½
HIS434Y1 Kievan Rus 1
HIS443H1 Society, Culture, and Religion in the Renaissance and Reformation ½
HIS452H1 Science and Society in Britain, 1600-1800 ½
HIS457H1 The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Empire ½
HIS492H1 Empire & Colonization in the French Atlantic World ½



Note: For students who enrolled in a History Subject POSt for the 2012-13 Academic Session or thereafter.
*For Students enrolled in a History Subject POSt prior to the 2012-13 Academic Session see ‘Substitute Courses’

The History Department website lists a number of history courses offered by other departments, such as East Asian Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Classics and St. Michael’s College which can be taken for program credit.

Typically these courses are taught by faculty members who are trained as historians but whose primary appointment is in another department; they may include subjects not covered by HIS offerings.

These are considered equivalent to HIS courses for the purpose of all program requirements except the 100-level requirement, and there is no limit on the number of these courses that can be included in a student’s program.

* indicates courses no longer offered by the department.

Asian Canadian History (formerly UNI230H1)
Asian Canadian History (formerly UNI230H1)
Asian Canadian History (formerly UNI230H1)

Asian Canadian History (formerly UNI230H1)

Div. II
CDN390H1 Chinese Canadian Studies (formerly UNI390H1) Div. II
CIN201Y1 Film Cultures I: Art and Industry --
CLA160H1 Introduction to Classical Studies Div. III
CLA230H1 Introduction to Greek History Div. III
CLA231H1 Introduction to Roman History Div. III
CLA362H1 Early Greece Div. III
CLA363H1 Archaic and Classical Greece Div. III
CLA364H1 The Hellenistic World Div. III
CLA366H1 Topics in the Study of Greek History Div. III
CLA367H1 The Roman Republic Div. III
CLA368H1 Augustus and the Julio-Claudians Div. III
CLA369H1 The Roman Empire Div. III
CLA371H1 Topics in the Study of Roman History Div. III
EAS103H1 Premodern East Asian History Div. I
EAS105H1 Modern East Asian History (formerly EAS202Y1/HI and 204Y1) Div. I
EAS245H1 Premodern Japanese History I to the Tokugawa Shogunate Div. I
EAS246H1 Premodern Japanese History II to the Meiji Era Div. I
EAS247H1 History of Capitalism in Modern Japan Div. I
EAS271Y1 20th Century Korean History (formerly EAS271H1) Div. I
EAS348H1 Gift, Plunder and Exchange: Japan and World History Div. I
EAS357H1 From Socialism to Postsocialism: Mao’s China and Beyond Div. I
EAS364H1 Cultural Revolution Div. I
EAS372H1/Y1 The Postwar, Cold War and Divided Koreas Div. I
EAS374H1 Modern Japan and Colonialism Div. I
EAS375H1 Postwar Japan: Crisis, Apocalypse Div. I
EAS384H1 Medieval Japan Div. I
EAS457H1 Special Topics in Modern Japanese History Div. I
EAS459H1 Rethinking the Cold War in East Asia Div. I
EAS464H1 The Korean War Div. I
EAS465H1 Domesticity and the Family in 20th Century East Asia Div. I
EAS473H1 Modern Korean History Seminar Div. I
EAS475H1 Issues in East Asian Historiography Div. I
EAS484H1 The Japanese Empire Div. I
NMC245H1 Women in the Ancient World Div. I
NMC270H1 History of Syriac Christianity Div. I
*NMC271H1 Arabia Before Islam Div. I
*NMC272H1 Byzantines to Seljuks Div. I
NMC273Y1 Early Islamic History: The Prophet and the Caliphates Div. I
NMC274H1 The Steppe Frontier in Eurasian and Islamic History (formerly NMC274Y1) Div. I
NMC275H1 The Mongol Empire and the World it Made (formerly NMC274Y1) Div. I
*NMC275H1 Muslims & Jews: The Medieval Encounter Div. I
*NMC276Y1 Social Movements and Civil Society in the Middle East Div. I
NMC277H1 Topics in Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations: (The Crusades: Islamic Perspectives) Div. I
NMC278H1 Introduction to the Modern Middle East (formerly NMC278Y1) Div. I
*NMC324H1 Greek Speaking Judaism of the Second Temple Period Div. I
NMC343H1 History of Ancient Egypt I: Predynastic Period to Middle Kingdom (formerly NMC371Y1) Div. I
NMC344H1 History of Ancient Egypt II: Second Intermediate Period to Greco-Roman Period (formerly NMC371Y1) Div. I
NMC346H1 Ancient Mesopotamia I: Sumerians and Akkadians (formerly NMC371Y1) Div. I
NMC347H1 Ancient Mesopotamia II: Assyrians and Babylonians (formerly NMC371Y1) Div. I
NMC348Y1 History of Iran from the Sasanians to the Safavids (formerly NMC375Y1, 348H1, 349H1) Div. I
NMC349Y1 Ancient Persia Div. I
NMC351H1 Dead Sea Scrolls (formerly NMC250H1) Div. I
*NMC353H1 Pre-Ottoman Anatolia and the Ottoman State Div. I
*NMC354H1 Intellectuals of the Arab World in the Late Ottoman Period Div. I
NMC355H1 The Ottoman Empire in the Age of Reform, 1808-1918 Div. I
*NMC357H1 Communications Media of the Middle East (formerly NMC357Y1) Div. I
*NMC358H1 Mass Media, The Middle East & The West (formerly NMC357Y1) Div. I
NMC370H1 Ancient Israel (formerly NMC370H1) Div. I
NMC373H1 Iran in the 20th Century (formerly NMC373Y1) Div. I
NMC374H1 History of Islamic Egypt (formerly NMC374Y1) Div. I
NMC376H1 History of Islamic Spain and North Africa (640-1492) Div. I
NMC377Y1 The Ottoman Empire to 1800 (formerly NMC377H1, 353H1) Div. I
NMC378H1 Themes in Modern Arab History (formerly NMC378Y1) Div. I
NMC451H1 Iranian Constitutional Revolution (formerly NMC359Y1/359H1) Div. I
NMC471H1 Topics in Early & Medieval Islamic History Div. I
NMC472H1 Theory & Method in Middle East Studies Div. I
NMC473H1 Intellectuals of the Modern Arab World (formerly NMC385Y1/355H1) Div. I
NMC475H1 Orientalism & Occidentalism Div. I
*NMC476H1 Violence and Civil Society in the Middle East (formerly NMC477Y1) Div. I
*NMC477H1 Nationalist Movements in the Middle East (formerly NMC477Y1) Div. I
NMC478H1 Readings in the Modern History of Arab Societies Div. I
NMC479H1 Histories of Nationalism in the Arab World (formerly NMC479Y1) Div. I
NEW421H1 Global Perspectives on the Haitian Revolution Div. I
CDN230H1 Asian Canadian History Div. II
CDN280H1 Canadian Jewish History Div. II
VIC203Y1 Empire and Globalization Div. III
VIC225H1 History of Material Culture Div. III
VIC240Y1 The Civilization of Renaissance Europe Div. III
VIC346H1 The Idea of the Renaissance Div. III
VIC348H1 The Renaissance in the Cities Div. III
VIC440Y1 Florence and the Renaissance Div. III


Note: For students who enrolled in a History Subject POSt for the 2012-13 Academic Session or thereafter.*For Students enrolled in a History Subject POSt prior to the 2012-13 Academic Session see ‘Substitute Courses’

The History Department website also lists a number of courses in other departments that may be substantially historical in content but that differ in methodology or approach from an HIS course.

A limited number of these may be taken for program credit:  Specialists may use up to 2.0 FCEs and Majors up to 1 FCE of these as part of their History program.

* indicates courses no longer offered by the department.

ABS201Y1 Introduction to Aboriginal Studies Div. II
ABS301Y1 Native Language and Culture (formerly ABS200Y1) Div. II
USA300H1 Theories and Methods in American Studies: The 1920s (formerly USA300Y1) “Content varies by year; please check with the department” Div. II
USA310H1 Approaches to American Studies: Post-war? Violence and Militarism in the United States, 1945-present Div. II
USA311H1 Hellhound on my Trail: Living the Blues in the Mississippi Delta, 1890-1945 Div. II
USA400H1 Topics in American Studies I: Queer Feelings Div. II
USA401H1 Topics in American Studies II: Asian Diasporas: Migration, Memory, Imagination Div. II
USA402H1 Taking Shots at the Man: Assassination and the American Presidency Div. II
USA403H1 Thinking Out Loud: Think Tanks, Interest Groups and the Public Interest Div. II
ASI400Y1 Seminar in Asia-Pacific Studies (formerly ASI300Y1) Div. I
CLA203H1 Science in Antiquity Div. III
CLA219H1 Women in Antiquity Div. III
CLA365H1 Topics in Greek Social History Div. III
CLA370H1 Topics in Roman Social History Div. III
CLA378H1 Late Antiquity (formerly CLA338H1) Div. III
CLA387H1 Late Antiquity (formerly CLA338H1) Div. III
CLA390H1 Topics in the Study of Greek Culture and Society Div. III
CLA391H1 Topics in the Study of Roman Culture and Society Div. III
EAS102Y1 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations Div. I
*EAS372H1 Early Korean History Div. I
EAS373H1 Choson History Div. I
EAS389Y1 History of Korean Religion Div. I
EAS476Y1 Democracy and History in Korea Div. I
ECO301Y1 European Economic History, 1250-1750 (formerly ECO201Y1) Div. III
ECO302H1 Comparative Economic Institutions in History (formerly ECO302Y1) Div. I/II/III
ECO303Y1 The Economic History of Modern Europe to 1914 Div. III
ECO321Y1 Canadian Economic History Since 1500 (formerly ECO221Y1) Div. II
ECO342Y1 Twentieth Century Economic History Div. I/II/III
ECO429Y1 History of Economic Thought (formerly ECO322Y1) Div. I/II/III
ECO435H1 The Economics of Modern China (formerly ECO335Y1) Div. I
ENG385H1 History of the English Language (formerly ENG367Y1) Div. III
EUR200Y1 Europe: Nation-State to Supranational Union Div. III
*EUR301Y0 Berlin Since 1945 (Summer Abroad) Div. III
FCS369Y0 The Culture of Touraine (offered in Tours in Summer only) (formerly FCS399Y0) Div. III
FRE318H1 Medieval French Literature (formerly FRE321H1) Div. III
FRE320H1 French Literature of Classicism and Enlightenment (formerly FRE320Y1) Div. III
*FRE322H1 The 18th Century: The Age of Enlightenment (formerly FRE322Y1) Div. III
FRE324H1 French Literature in the Time of Revolutions and Industrialization (formerly FRE324Y1) Div. III
FRE374YO French Civilization from the 18th Century to Today (Summer Abroad) Div. III
GGR107H1 Environment, Food and People (formerly GGR107Y1) Div. I/II/III
GGR240H1 Historical Geography of North America Div. II
GGR241H1 Historical Geographies of Urban Exclusion and Segregation Div. I/II/III
GGR336H1 Urban Historical Geography of North America Div. II
*GGR340H1 Regionalism in Canada Div. II
*GGR363H1 Cultural History of East European Jewish Community Div. III
*GGR364H1 Historical Geography of Ethnic Groups in Canada Div. II
GGR366H1 Historical Toronto Div. II
*GGR392H1 Research Methods in Historical Geography Div. I/II/III
GGR421H1 History & Philosophy of Geography Div. I/II/III
*GGR446H1 Approaches to Historical Geography Div. I/II/III
GER150H1 German Culture & Civilization Div. III
GER362H1 Soviet and Kosher: Jewish Culture in the Soviet Union Div. III
GER363Y1 (excl: HIS389H1F, L5101 – Summer ’06) Cultural History of East European Community 1800-2000 Div. III
GER410H1 Topics in German Intellectual History Div. III
HPS201H1 Origins of Western Technology Div. III
HPS202H1 Technology in the Modern World Div. II/III
HPS210H1 Scientific Revolutions I (formerly HPS200Y1) Div. II/III
HPS211H1 Scientific Revolutions II (formerly HPS200Y1) Div. II/III
*HPS280H1 History of Science Div. III
*HPS284H1 History of North American Technology Div. II
*HPS305H1 Technology and Society in North America Div. II
*HPS306H1 Technology and War Div. II/III
HPS307H1 History of Energy Div. II/III
JPH311H1 History of Physics (formerly HPS311H1) Div. II/III
*HPS312H1 History of Chemistry Div. II/III
HPS313H1 Two Hundred Years of Electricity Div. II/III
*HPS317H1 Mad People’s Own History Div. II/III
HPS318H1 History of Medicine I (formerly HPS314Y1) Div. III
HPS319H1 History of Medicine II (formerly HPS314Y1) Div. III
HPS324H1 Natural Science and Social Issues Div. II/III
HPS326H1 History of Science and Religion Div. III
*HPS343H1 History of Pre-Electronic Computing Div. II/III
HPS350H1 Revolution in Science Div. III
JHE353H1 History of Evolutionary Biology I (formerly HPS323H1, HPS323H1, JPS353H1) Div. II/III
JHE355H1 History of Evolutionary Biology II (formerly HPS333H1, HPS353H1, JPS355H1) Div. II/III
HPS360H1 History of Modern Cosmology Div. II/III
*HPS375H1 Science and Technology in the Realms of Islam, 600-1600, Part I: The Mathematical Sciences and their Practical Applications (formerly HPS275H1) Div. I
*HPS376H1 Science and Technology in the Realms of Islam, 600-1600, Part II: The Life Sciences (formerly HPS276H1) Div. I
HPS390H1 History of Mathematics up to 1700 Div. II/III
HPS391H1 History of Mathematics after 1700 Div. II/III
HPS410H1 History of Mathematics Div. II/III
HPS412H1 History of the Biological Sciences Div. II/III
*HPS427H1 Historical Foundations of Chemistry Div. II/III
HPS430H1 History of Technology I Div. II/III
HPS431H1 History of Technology II Div. II/III
ITA233Y1 Ethnicity and Mainstream Italian Canadian Culture Div. II/III
ITA245Y1 Italian Culture & Civilization Div. III
IT356Y0/357Y0 Italian Culture from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance (Summer Abroad) Div. III
ITA358Y0/359Y0 Modern Italian Culture Div. III
LAS 200Y1 Latin-America: History, Civilization and Culture (formerly IAS200Y1) Div. II
*LAS320H1 Brazil: History, Peoples, Culture (formerly IAS320H1) Div. II
JHE353H1 History of Evolutionary Biology I (formerly EEB353H1; ZOO354Y1; also listed as HPS353H1) Div. II/III
JHE355H1 History of Evolutionary Biology II (formerly EEB355H1; ZOO354Y1; also listed as HPS355H1) Div. II/III
Life Sciences: PSYCHOLOGY
PSY450H1 History of Psychology (formerly PSY300H1) Div. II/III
MAT390H1 History of Mathematics up to 1700 (also listed as HPS390H1) Div. II/III
MAT391H1 History of Mathematics up to 1700 (also listed as HPS390H1) Div. II/III
MST200Y1 Getting Medieval: The Many Middle Ages Div. III
*MGR320H Twentieth Century Greek History Div. III
NEW240Y1 Introduction to Equity Studies Div. II
NEW426H1/Y1 Special Topics in Caribbean Studies (The American Mediterranean: U.S. Imperialism and the Caribbean, 1898-1945) Div. II
NEW450H1 Advanced Topics in African Studies Div. I
*PHL102Y1 History of Western Philosophy Div. III
PHL362H1 Philosophy of History Div. I/II/III
POL200Y1 Political Theory: Visions of the Just/Good Society Div. III
POL207Y1 Politics in Europe (formerly POL302Y1) Div. III
POL305Y1 Politics and Society in Latin America Div. II
POL311Y1 Ideas and Ideologies in Canadian Politics Div. II
POL320Y1 Modern Political Thought Div. II/III
POL324Y1 European Politics in a Global World Div. III
POL337Y1 The Canadian Constitution Div. II
POL343Y1 Politics of Global Governance Div. II/III
POL345Y1 Becoming Israel: War, Peace, and the Politics of Israel's Identity Div. III
POL358Y1 Post-Colonial Questions: Politics, Knowledge, Power Div. I
POL367Y0 Australia in Transition (Summer Abroad) Div. I
POL403H1 Colonialism/Postcolonialism; The Colonial State and Its Forms of Power Div. I
POL443Y1 Topics in Comparative Politics II: Politics in Modern and Contemporary Iran Div. I
POL446H1 20th Century Political Thought (formerly POL446Y1) Div. III
POL460H1 Studies in Modern Political Theory (formerly POL460Y1) Div. III
RLG100Y1 World Religions Div. I/II/III
RLG202Y1 The Jewish Religious Tradition Div. III
RLG203Y1 The Christian Religious Tradition Div. I/III
RLG204Y1 The Islamic Religious Tradition Div. I
RLG205Y1 The Hindu Religious Tradition Div. I
RLG206Y1 The Buddhist Religious Tradition Div. I
RLG241Y1 Early Christian Writings I Div. I
RLG280Y1 World Religions: A Comparative Study Div. I/II/III
RLG321H1 Early Christian Writings II Div. I
*RLG334H1 World History of Modern Christianity, 1770s-1914 Div. I/III
*RLG335H1 World History of Modern Christianity, 1914-present Div. I/III
RLG344Y1 Antisemitism Div. III
RLG350H1 The Life of Muhammad Div. I
*FIN230H1 Finland 1800-Present Div. III
SLA216Y1 The Dynamics of Polish Literature and Culture: A Survey Div. III
SLA227Y1 Croatian Cultural History (formerly SLA227H1) Div. III
SLA251H1 Origins of Slavic Civilization Div. III
SLA449H1 Russian Thinkers Div. III
SMC203Y1 Christianity Encounters the Secular World Div. III
SMC210Y1 The Medieval Tradition Div. III
SMC243Y1 Modern Welsh History Div. III
SMC309H1 Christianity, Reason and Revolution Div. III
SMC312H1 Catholicism and Education Div. II
SMC313H1 Catholic Education in Ontario Div. II
SMC320H1 The Catholic Church in Canada (formerly SMC420H1) Div. II
SMC321H1 The Catholic Church and Canadian Law Div. II
SMC337H1 Early Celtic History 450-1000 (formerly SMC345Y1) Div. III
SMC338H1 The Celtic Nations in the later Middle Ages 1000-1550 (formerly SMC345Y1) Div. III
*SMC345Y1 From Tribalism to Feudalism: Early Celtic History Div. III
SMC348H1 Early Modern Ireland (formerly SMC348Y1) Div. III
SMC357H1 The Medieval Child Div. III
SMC361H1 Medieval Law (formerly SMC405H1) Div. III
SMC378H1 Ireland Since the Famine Div. III
SMC402H1 Medieval Canon Law Div. III
SMC403H1 The Medieval Church Div. III
SMC411H1/412H1 Advanced Topics in Celtic Studies II Div. II
SMC413H1 The Irish in Canada Div. II/III
SMC414H1 The Scots in Canada Div. II/III
SMC416H1 Irish Nationalism in Canada and the United States Div. II/III
SMC421H1 Jews and Judaism in Christian Traditions Div. III
SOC203Y1 History of Social Theory Div. III
*SOC338Y1 Globalization and Labour Div. III
TRN150Y1 National versus International Div. III
TRN410H1 Selected Topics in International Studies (formerly TRN410Y1) Div. III
TRN411Y1 Selected Topics in International Studies Div. I
TRN419Y1 Comparative American, British, and Canadian Foreign Policy Div. II/III
TRN421Y1 The Practice and Institutions of Diplomacy (formerly JHP420Y1) Div. III
UNI201H1 Aspects of Quebec Society Div. II
UNI255H1 History and Perspectives in Sexual Diversity Div. I/II/III
UNI280H1 Canadian Jewish History Div. II
*UNI304H1 Beyond Multiculturalism: Ethnicity and Race in Canada Div. II
*UNI361Y0 Special Topics in Peace and Conflict Studies: Conflict in Africa: Causes, Consequences, and Responses (Summer Abroad) Div. I
UNI375H1 Special Topics in Sexual Diversity Studies Div. II
*VIC111H1 Introduction to Material Culture Div. II/III
VIC183H1 Individuals and the Public Sphere: Shaping Memory Div. III
VIC224H1/VIC224Y1 Introduction to Material Culture (formerly VIC111H1) Div. II/III
VIC343Y1 Sex and Gender (formerly VIC343H1) Div. III
WGS362H1 Selected Topics in Gender and History (formerly NEW362H1) Div. II/III
WGS462H1 Advanced Topics in Gender and History (formerly NEW462H1) Div. II/III
*WDW310H1 Crime and Society in Canadian History Div. II
*WDW410H1 History of Canadian Criminal Justice Div. II