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

Thematic Streams

Although thematic streams are not an official program requirement, you may find it enriching to follow a particular theme across different time periods or geographical divisions.

The following thematic streams indicate a few well-defined areas, but other thematic possibilities exist as well, such as ‘Race’ and Ethnic Relations, or Popular and Material Culture. For further information, consult the Associate Chair, Undergraduate.


Course Code

Course Title

HIS 106Y1 The African Diaspora in the Americas, 1492-1804
HIS 202H1 Gender, Race and Science
HIS 208Y1 History of the Jewish People
HIS 280Y1 History of China
HIS 282Y1 History of South Asia
HIS 283Y1 Southeast Asian Crossroads
HIS 291H1 Latin America : The Colonial Period
HIS 292H1 Latin America : The National Period
HIS 303H1 The Mediterranean , 600-1300: Crusade, Colonialism, Diaspora
HIS 312H1 Immigration to Canada
HIS 314H1 Quebec and French Canada
HIS 326H1 Topics in Chinese History
HIS 353Y1 Poland : A Crossroads of Europe
HIS 369H1 Aboriginal Peoples of the Great Lakes from 1500-1830
HIS 380H1 Late Imperial China
HIS 416H1 Orientalism and Nationalism in 19th Century Germany
HIS 445H1 Nationalism
HIS 446H1 Gender and Slavery in the Atlantic World
HIS 467H1 French Colonial Indochina : Culture, Texts, Film
HIS 470H1 History, Rights and Difference in South Asia
HIS 480H1 Modernity and Its Others: History and Postcolonial Critique
NMC 278H1 Introduction to the Modern Middle East
NMC 348Y1 Iran and Islam
NMC 370H1 Ancient Israel
NMC 376H1 History of Islamic Spain and North Africa
NMC 377Y1 The Ottoman Empire to 1800
SMC 416H1 Irish Nationalism in Canada

 

Course Code

Course Title

HIS 101Y1 History of the Arctic
HIS 102Y1 Empires, Encounters and Exchanges
HIS 230H1 Indigenous and Early Colonial Caribbean History
HIS 264H1 Issues in Canadian History
HIS 291H1 Latin America: The Colonial Period
HIS 292H1 Latin America: The National Period
HIS 359H1 Regional Politics and Radical Movements in the 20th Century Caribbean
HIS 366H1 Aboriginal Peoples of the Great Lakes from 1815 to the Present
HIS 369H1 Aboriginal Peoples of the Great Lakes to 1830
HIS 389H1 Topics in History: Ontario’s Treaties – First Law of the Land
HIS 419H1 Canada By Treaty: Alliances, Title Transfers and Land Claims
INS 200H1 Introduction to Indigenous Truth and Resilience
INS 201Y1 Introduction to Indigenous Studies: Foundations, History and Politics
INS 300Y1 Worldviews, Indigenous Knowledges, and Oral Tradition (this is strongly historical –
but from w/n Indigenous historiography/philosophy)
INS 352H1 Indigenous Leadership, Policy and Practices in Canada

 

Course Code

Course Title

HIS 103Y1 Statecraft and Strategy: Introduction to the History of International Relations
HIS 311Y1 Introduction to Canadian International Relations
HIS 33HY1 East Central Europe and the Great Powers in the Short 20th Century, 1914-1991
HIS 343H1 History of Modern Espionage
HIS 344H1 Conflict and Co-operation in the European States System
HIS 401Y1/H1 History of the Cold War
HIS 405Y1 Canadian Foreign Relations
HIS 451H1 World War II in East Central Europe
HIS 465Y1 Gender and International Relations
TRN 419Y1 Comparative American, British and Canadian Foreign Policy
TRN 421Y1 The Practice and Institutions of Diplomacy

 

Course Code

Course Title

HIS 220Y1 The Shape of Medieval Society
HIS 303H1 The Mediterranean, 600-1300: Crusade, Colonialism, Diaspora
HIS 320H1 Barbarian Invasions and the Fall of the Roman Empire
HIS 321H1 Dark Age Europe, 7th-10th Centuries
HIS 322H1 The High Middle Ages, 1100-1400
HIS 323H1 Rites of Passage and Daily Life in the Middle Ages
HIS 336H1 Medieval Spain
HIS 362H1 The Hansa: The World of Merchants
HIS 403H1 Jews & Christians in Medieval and Renaissance Europe
HIS 424H1 Violence in Medieval Society
HIS 427H1 History and Historiography in the Golden Legend
HIS 428H1 Medieval Institutes of Perfection
HIS 432H1 Topics in Medieval History
HIS 438H1 Inquisition and Society in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
NMC 273Y1 Early Islamic History: The Prophet and the Caliphates
NMC 376H1 History of Islamic Spain and North Africa (640-1492)

 

Course Code

Course Title

HIS 202H1 Gender, Race and Science
HIS 297Y1 History of Africa from a Gender Perspective
HIS 302H1 Material Culture in Victorian Britain
HIS 323H1 Rites of Passage and Daily Life in the Middle Ages
HIS 348H1 Topics in Gender History
HIS 354H1 Men, Gender and Power in Europe; Renaissance to the French Revolution
HIS 363H1 Dynamics of Gender in Canadian History
HIS 383H1 Women in Africa History
HIS 406H1 Advanced Topics in Gender History
HIS 416H1 Orientalism and Nationalism in 19th Century Germany
HIS 446H1 Gender and Slavery in the Atlantic World
HIS 448H1 Gender in East and Southeast Asia
HIS 465Y1 Gender and International Relations
HIS 481H1 Elite Women, Power, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Africa