History (HIST)

HIST*1010  Early Modern Europe  Summer, Fall, and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will deal with the evolution and expansion of European society during the pre-industrial era. Commencing with the Renaissance and Reformation it will survey such themes as the voyages of exploration, the impact of western culture on indigenous societies, the development of commercial capitalism, the transformation of science and technology and the conflict between imperial powers in Europe and overseas.

Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*1050  Invitation to History  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course introduces students to the basics of the historian's craft, including interpreting primary sources, locating and critically analyzing secondary sources, and writing for history. For more detail on the content of sections consult the History department website. https://www.uoguelph.ca/history

Restriction(s): This is a Priority Access Course. Enrolment may be restricted to particular programs and specializations during certain periods. Please see the departmental website for more information.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*1150  The Modern World  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course is a survey of the twentieth century, focusing on major events and themes such as: the First and Second World Wars, the Great Depression, the rise and fall of fascism, social movements, revolutions, genocides, decolonization, nationalism, the Cold War, and the rise and decline of American power. The course draws its examples and case studies mainly from regions across the world, with the intention of broadening critical awareness and fostering global Citizenship.

Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*1250  Science and Technology in a Global Context  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course is an introduction to the culturally specific ways in which science and technology have developed historically from the ancient period through the twenty-first century. Emphasis will be placed on the patterns in which scientific knowledge and practices have traveled and been constructed across cultures and the interconnected but distinct histories of science and technology.

Restriction(s): ASCI*1000.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2000  The British Isles, 1066-1603  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

A comparative survey of the histories of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales during the Medieval and Early Modern eras. Stress will be placed upon common themes such as institutional development, warfare and the often violent interaction between the English and the Celtic peoples.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2020  Film as History  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 2, LAB: 1)  [0.50]  

This course will consider film both as a source and as a comment on the past. Topics will vary depending on instructor expertise, and may include film as propaganda, the city in film, film as myth, women and gender in film, film and war. For information on the topic of a specific section, consult the History department website. https://www.uoguelph.ca/history.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2040  War and Society  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Concentrating on developments following the introduction of gunpowder, the course will consider the evolution of military strategy and tactics, the impact of technology on warfare, and the relationship between war and civilian populations.

Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.  
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2070  World Religions  Summer Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

A wide-ranging look at the diverse religions of the world including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course focuses on each faith's social context and interactions from their beginnings to the present day.

Offering(s): Offered through Distance Education format only.  
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2090  Indigenous Peoples of the Americas  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course covers selected events and issues in Indigenous history in the Americas, including topics such as origin narratives, self-governance, intertribal contact, transatlantic trade, treaty-making, stages of colonization, Indigenous rights and Indigenous protest movements. Themes may focus on specific regions of the Americas and may be examined through notable Indigenous figures, law and policy, technology, food, material culture, or moments of conflict.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2100  Histories of Canada to 1867  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course studies political, economic, social, and cultural developments, including the intertwined Indigenous histories, in the lands now known as Canada.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2120  Animals and Society  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course provides a historical survey of modern human-animal relationships and the contradictions that characterize them. Topics may include: hunting and sporting, horses and 19th century cities, natural history and the zoo, history of veterinary medicine, 20th century animal sports, the birth of industrial animal agriculture, animals as biotechnology, anti-cruelty movements, petkeeping and consumerism, animal figures in popular culture. The thematic or geographic focus of the course may vary according to the expertise of the instructor.

Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.  
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2130  Modern Sport - A Global History  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Few activities lend themselves more powerfully to global histories of the modern world than sport. Since the mid-late nineteenth century, organized games have become integral parts of mass culture and everyday life around the world, reflecting and sometimes shaping much wider political and socio-economic processes. Encompassing key themes in the history of the modern world - such as race, empire, gender, mass media, and nationalism - this course critically analyzes the development of modern sport from a global perspective.

Offering(s): Offered in even-numbered years.  
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2160  9/11 in Historical Perspective  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will explore the history of the moment to understand why 9/11 happened and examine 9/11's lasting legacy for both the West and the Arab-Muslim world. It will examine how the West was historically perceived in the Arab World, as well as the growth of Islamophobia in the US, Canada and Europe. This course will reflect on the intellectual climate of the US and the Arab world within a historical and political context often neglected, misunderstood, or ignored by proponents of the "clash of civilizations" argument.

Offering(s): Offered through Distance Education format only. Offered in odd-numbered years.  
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2170  Context. COVID-19 in History  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

The course will examine Covid-19 in historical perspective through lectures from History Faculty on topics including medieval and early modern plagues, the 1918 and other pandemics, the history of vaccination and public health, the rise of hospitals, as well as tourism and sports in times of disruption. Students will create a Covid-19 digital archive, using media, photographs, diaries, and other sources. They will also be trained in the creation of historical and digital archives and in designing a coherent collection.

Restriction(s): This course is restricted to students in HIST programs.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2190  Celtic Ireland and Britain in the Early Middle Ages  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will explore the Celts of Ireland and Britain from the time of the druids to the post-millennium emergence of literature relating to a king called Arthur. Reflecting on what we know of the Celts, how we know it, and what the term means, the course will examine topics such as the development of kingdoms and elite 'heroic' culture, the spread of Christianity, the law, everyday life and the family, art and literature, and the interaction between the Celts and their neighbours.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2200  The Middle Ages  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines many of the major events and developments in medieval Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire to 1500 CE. Important themes include the spread of Christianity, interactions with Islam and Judaism, the emergence of important medieval institutions and relations with the Byzantine Empire and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2220  Buying and Selling: Consumer Cultures  Summer Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course explores how the things we buy shape our personal identities and how individuals relate to corporations and advertisers, in the context of the emergence of modern consumer society from the 18th century to the present. It critically examines the shift from home-production economies to mass production. Examining how developments such as department stores, product branding, modern advertising, urbanization, and suburbanization have shaped society, politics, and the economy, the course provides a historical context for contemporary debates about consumer culture.

Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.  
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2240  Women, War and Nation  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course is a survey of the inter-connected nature of gender constructs, nation-states and violence in history, primarily focused on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The course proceeds in a roughly chronological order, examining individuals, nations, revolutions, and wars across the globe. We engage in individual and comparative studies to question the gendered origins and effects of nationalism and violence in history - and their continuing relevance.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2250  Environment and History  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

An introduction to the field of environmental history - its nature and uses. This course provides a historical perspective to environmental issues. It examines the causes and impact of human-induced modification of the natural world in selected areas of the globe, the evolution of attitudes and ideas about the natural world over time and the growth of conservation/environmental issues and movements.

Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.  
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2260  Religion and Society  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course surveys the major trends in religious beliefs and practices and their social impact since the Reformation. The focus of the course is on the British Isles and North America with some discussion of developments in Continental Europe.

Offering(s): Offered through Distance Education format only.  
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2280  Hockey in Canadian History  Summer Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Hockey provides a valuable prism through which major cultural, socio-economic and even political developments within Canada can be reflected. This course reviews the considerable role that hockey has played in Canada's post-Confederation history. From the late nineteenth century and throughout the twentieth century, hockey has helped to inform the nation's sense of self and has also reflected prevailing social attitudes and cultural values within Canada.

Offering(s): Offered through Distance Education format only.  
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2300  The United States Since 1776  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course provides a survey of United States history from the Revolutionary period to the present. Course lectures, readings and assignments ask students to interrogate broadly the social, cultural, economic and political changes and continuities in America, as well as the nation's emergence as a superpower.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Restriction(s): HIST*2150, HIST*2650.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2340  Slavery and Migrations in the Atlantic World, 1500-1850  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

The course will deal with the forced migration of Africans resulting from the Atlantic slave trade and the indentured labor migration of Indians to the Caribbean Isles, the latter which was associated with the demise of the slave trade and slavery. Issues to examine will include a comparison of forces internal and external to Africa and India productive of the exodus, the nature of diaspora communities established by the both set of migrants, and the socio-political and economic dynamics involved in their establishment as citizens of their new societies during the period.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2450  The Practising Historian  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course is designed to deepen students' understanding of diverse historical primary and secondary sources, advance their practices of historical research and writing, and explore critical interpretive problems surrounding the study of history.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits, including 0.50 credits in History at the 1000 level  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2500  Britain Since 1603  Unspecified  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will survey the history of England and the Celtic Regions of the British Isles from the close of the Tudor period up to the mid-20th century. Emphasis will be placed on social and economic development before and after the Industrial Revolution as well as on those political and military challenges which have characterized Britain's status as a global power in the modern era.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2510  Modern Europe Since 1789  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will deal with the emergence of modern European society as the result of socio-economic and consequent political changes from the French Revolution, through the World Wars, to the collapse of communism and the formation of the European Union.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2600  Histories of Canada Since 1867  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course studies political, economic, social, and cultural developments in post-Confederation Canadian history, including the intertwined histories of Indigenous peoples.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2820  Modern France Since 1750  Unspecified  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course is a survey of French history from the beginning of modernization in the 18th century to the challenges of the late 20th century. Topics will include the Revolution, the Napoleonic period, social and political transformation in the 19th century, the Great War, the defeat of 1940 and Vichy, and the remarkable changes in French life since the Second World War.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2850  Ancient Greece and Rome  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

The history of the Mediterranean World from prehistoric Greece through Classical Greece and Rome to the legalization of Christianity in the Roman Empire in the 4th century will be covered in this course.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2890  Early Islamic World  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course is an introduction to the history of Islam. The course will consider the founding of Islam, and its global diffusion, from the seventh to the fourteenth centuries.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2910  Modern Asia  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

An introduction to the histories and cultures of Asia since 1750. This course will consider the evolution of Asian religions, cultural identities, concepts of state and of society in the modern era.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2920  Republican Latin America  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will study selected themes in the history of Latin American republics from the independence period to the modern era.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*2930  Women and Cultural Change  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Using gender and ethnicity as the main categories of analysis, this course examines the history of women within one global geographical region such as Asia, South America and the Caribbean or North America. The roles women have played in political, economic and private life will be emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3020  Sexuality and Gender in History  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course provides an introduction to the issues of sexuality and gender within history. The course will enable students to develop an understanding of how issues of masculinity, femininity, and sexuality were developed and defined across cultures. The chronological and geographic focus of the course may vary according to the interests and expertise of the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including 0.50 credits in History, (1 of 0.50 credits in History, PHIL*2060, POLS*2150, SOAN*2400, WMST*1000, WMST*2000)  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3070  Modern India  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course studies the history of modern India from 1757 to the present day. Topics include: European and British imperialism in India, Indian reactions to imperialism, socio-religious movements, the birth of nationalism and the nation-state in India, civil society and social issues in a developing nation, regionalism, foreign policy and India's place in the 21st century.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3080  United States in the World  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course is a study of the United States as a global phenomenon. Thematic topics will go beyond foreign policy and military history to include imperialism, immigration, globalization, race, gender, ethnicity, consumption, tourism, and international cultural industries.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3130  Popular Culture and Punishment, 1700-1900  Summer and Fall  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

The course will survey the social, political and intellectual influences upon the leisure activities of Europeans and Americans in the period with special reference to institutions such as the prison, the asylum, the reformatory and the regulation of popular culture and leisure activities. Witchcraft and the witch-hunt will be discussed.

Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.  
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (HIST*1010 or SOC*1500)  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3140  Witch-hunts and Popular Culture  Summer and Fall  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will explore the phenomenon of the 'witch-hunts' in early modern Europe through a focus on Scotland in the period 1560-1700. In addition to placing the witch-hunts in their historical context by providing students with the background to Scotland's political, religious, and social history in the early modern period, the course will introduce students to the considerable body of historical writing on the subject of the witch-hunts and give them hands on experience with primary source documents in order to discuss specific witch trials themselves. Popular and elite conceptions of witchcraft will be explored, as well as gender history.

Offering(s): Offered through Distance Education format only.  
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3150  History and Culture of Mexico  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will cover the history and culture of Mexico from its Pre-columbian civilizations to the present. Topics may include: Aztec and Mayan civilizations, European discovery and conquest, inquisition, convents, independence, the Mexican revolution, indigenismo, NAFTA and Zapatista insurgency in Chiapas.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3160  Canadian Political History  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course consists of a detailed study of the background and development of the Canadian political process and culture. It devotes special attention to the changing role and character of the state.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (1 of HIST*2100, HIST*2600, POLS*1400, POLS*2300)  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3180  Canada Since 1945  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course provides an in-depth examination of political, social, cultural, and economic changes in Canada since the Second World War. Particular attention will be paid to the increased diversity of the Canadian population, the development of Canadian institutions, and the changing role played by Canada in the world.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3200  Youth in History  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines the social history of childhood, youth and adolescence in western culture and how life-cycles vary as a function of class, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality. It will examine the experiences of young people in different historical eras. Questions to be explored include: Does the notion of adolescence transcend history and culture? How have experts constructed institutions such as the high school, the juvenile justice system, the media, medical and social scientific research to channel youth rebellion? Historical case studies will be selected to show generations in political, community and domestic conflict. This interdisciplinary history course draws upon sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, art, music, literature, academic writing and research from Europe, Canada and the United States.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3230  Spain and Portugal, 1085 to 1668  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

The course examines the history of Spain and Portugal from the period of the reconquista to overseas expansion. The course covers the political, diplomatic, religious and cultural development of early modern Spain and Portugal and the rise of the overseas empire.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3240  Food History  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will examine the history of food and foodways from the early 19th century to the present. It will explore the impact of changing agricultural practices and the growth of the food processing industry, including the rise of nutritional science, and the impact on eating patterns.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3260  Cinema and the Moving Image  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course provides a historical survey of cinema and the moving image, as well as the material, cultural, political and technological contexts of their production. Students will come to understand the broad development of the medium over the past one hundred and thirty years, beginning with early, pre-cinematic moving image technologies and ending with an analysis of the influence of other media and merchandizing on cinema. Students will also become familiar with crucial terminology for analyzing and writing about how films have been constructed and how they communicated to audiences over time. Geographic or thematic focus may vary according to the expertise of the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3270  Revolution in the Modern World  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course offers a comparative analysis of revolutionary movements in the modern world. It focuses on the French Revolution, the development of a revolutionary tradition in the 19th century, the Russian Revolution, and the Communist Revolution in China. Comparative themes include the relative importance of ideology and class conflict, the emergence of professional revolutionaries, and the relationship between revolutions and international relations.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3310  Disease and History  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to the historical interactions between disease and human society from the Middle Ages to the present. Major themes may include the co-construction of disease and society; disease and urbanization; disease and colonialism; disease and globalization; disease and gender.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3320  Modern China  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines the history and culture of China since the nineteenth century. Topics may include economics, gender, imperialism, militarism, politics, and religion.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3330  The Scottish Diaspora  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

The course offers a comprehensive overview of Scottish Diaspora history, focusing on a broad range of themes and settlement locations. Covering the period c.1750 to 1945, the historical geographies of the Scottish Diaspora explored include the 'near Diaspora' of England, Wales and Ireland; Continental Europe; the traditional settler Dominions; the United States; Africa; and Asia.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3350  Modern Germany  Unspecified  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will be devoted to a study of major themes in modern German history, and to an analysis of Germany's role in post-war Europe. Topics include the unification of Germany, the role of nationalism in modern German history, the significance of the Bismarck era, the rise of Hitler and the development of the two Germanies until their unification in 1990.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Restriction(s): HIST*2830.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3360  History and Culture of Brazil  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will cover the history and culture of Brazil from its early indigenous civilizations to the present. Topics may include: European discovery and contact, the colonial era, slave trade and slavery, Dutch occupation, hybrid Afro-Christian religions, the Inquisition, independence, abolitionism, samba and carnival, dictatorships, soccer, favelas, and issues related to race, class, gender and the environment.

Offering(s): Offered in odd-numbered years.  
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3370  Canada and the First World War  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines Canada's role in the First World War. The question of how much the war was a transformative experience for Canadians will be central to students' learning, as they grapple with issues pertaining to race, ethnicity, class, gender, militarism, pacifism, religion, age, and memory.

Offering(s): Offered through Distance Education format only.  
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3380  British Imperialism in Asia and Africa  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines the British Empire from the 18th through the 20th centuries. It focuses on: the empire in Asia and Africa; ideologies of empire; and European and non-European approaches and reactions to empire.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3390  Governments and Indigenous Spaces  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines how colonial and neo-colonial governments interacted with Indigenous societies by restricting social, economic, and cultural activities. It will explore the day-to-day impacts of colonial and neo-colonial governments on Indigenous spaces. Engagement with case studies will deepen student understanding of both bureaucratic violence and Indigenous survivance.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (1.00 credits in History or IDEV*2400)  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3410  Religion in African History  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will examine the significant ways that religion has shaped Africa's history since the earliest times. It will explore how doctrines, practices, and structures of indigenous African religions, Islam, and Christianity have intersected with the political, economic, social and cultural development of African peoples, states, and societies to the early 21st century.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3440  The Global Sixties  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines the political, social, and cultural history of one of the most important decades in the twentieth century: the sixties. It adopts global perspectives to ask how and why the sixties mattered in the development of the modern world. A diverse range of themes may be covered, from the political controversies stirred up by the Vietnam War, decolonisation in Africa, Mao's cultural revolution, the Cuban missile crisis, and the upheavals of 1968 to the social changes occasioned by the introduction of the birth control pill, the rise of The Beatles, and the emergence of television.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3450  Public History and Society  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

As an introduction to the public use of historical knowledge, this course discusses public history, memory, and commemoration through the activities of governments, corporations, and voluntary associations. It explores how historical knowledge has been used and mis-used. History as political propaganda, marketing strategy, and ideological support in a global and historical context is examined.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including HIST*2450  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3460  Natural Disasters in Global History  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

The history of natural disasters offers insights into how the relationships between human societies and their natural environments have changed over time. Through a series of case studies, the course will trace the evolving history of natural disasters in global context from the late medieval period to the present. The course will address thematic issues including the construction of vulnerable landscapes and societies; the short-term impacts of disasters; changing patterns of disaster relief; and disasters and social change.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Restriction(s): HIST*3430.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3470  Independent Reading  Summer, Fall, and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

A course of independent study, based on a comprehensive reading list provided by the department. Evaluation will be based on two written examinations.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3480  Workplace Learning  Summer, Fall, and Winter  [0.50]  

An independent study course based on either History related voluntary or paid workplace experience. Evaluation will be based on assignments relating to work duties. These will usually be in the form of a weekly journal, and a major project relating to some specific aspect of the work experience. Students interested in this option must have their project approved by the department prior to the semester in which they plan to engage in their work experience. Students will then be assigned to a faculty supervisor who will oversee the project.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including 1.50 History credits  
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3490  Canada and the Second World War  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines Canada's experience with the Second World War. Topics include: Canada's changing roles in the world; the role and growth of the state; gender and sexuality; conscription and English-French relations; race, ethnicity and the experiences of Indigenous peoples during the war; the homefront and social transformations; military engagements and soldier experiences; nationalisms, citizenship and identity; wartime legacies and post-war ramifications; public history and the memory of the war.

Offering(s): Offered through Distance Education format only. Offered in odd-numbered years.  
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3520  The Vikings: Early Medieval Encounters  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course explores the topic of the Vikings in early medieval culture (700 - 1100). The focus will include the role of violence in early medieval society, the construction of the 'Other', as well as medieval and modern historiography. It provides students with enhanced knowledge of early medieval Europe, the Byzantine Empire and Russia.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (HIST*2000 or HIST*2200)  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3560  Experiential Learning for History Students  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course combines scholarly research and self-reflection with applied experience in a History-related workplace or simulated workplace environment. Students apply and develop their program-based historical skills and knowledge through in-class learning and a project with a local community partner organization. The project is designed to contribute to a public body of knowledge and improve students' skills for the workplace.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3570  Women in Modern Europe  Unspecified  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will examine selected topics in modern European women's history. Attention will be given to action in the public sphere, women's personal and family lives and occupations.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (1 of HIST*2500, HIST*2510, HIST*2800, HIST*2930)  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3580  Women's History in Asia  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines the roles of women in one or more countries of Asia through the prisms offered by ideas of 'race', class, gender, social status, material culture, intellectual life, and ideology.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (1 of HIST*1150, HIST*2240, HIST*2890, HIST*2910, HIST*2930)  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3590  Ancient and Medieval India  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines the history of India from the beginnings of civilization on the Indian subcontinent to the end of the Great Mughals in the 18th century. It provides an overview and analysis of the cultural, social, religious, political and economic development of Indian civilization, including development from tribe to state to civil society, political organization, socio-religious movements, cultural contact and exchange, and the development of a composite culture.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3600  Quebec and French Canada  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines selected themes in the social, economic, political and cultural evolution of Quebec and its relations with the rest of Canada. The course may also examine the development of French Canadian and Acadian communities in other provinces.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (1 of FREN*2060, HIST*2100, HIST*2600, POLS*2300)  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3610  History of Modern Tourism  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines the history of the travel and tourism industry and its social, political, and cultural impacts from the rise of the European Grand Tour in the 18th century to the present day. Aspects of tourism history to be covered may include the development of the business of tourism, improvements in travel technology, hotels and accommodations, developing destinations, marketing in historical perspective, and interactions between travelers and host societies.

Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3640  Madness and Psychiatry  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will explore madness and the history of psychiatry in the modern world. Topics may include the development of asylums, wild children and human nature, the rise and fall of hysteria, psychoanalysis, as well as ways in which psychiatry has related to imperialism, racial policies, sexuality, gender, religious beliefs, and war.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3660  Canadian Social History  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines selected themes in the development of Canadian society such as the role of class, the social consequences of industrialization and urbanization, immigration, ethnicity and religion, education and culture.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3690  Darwin, Culture and Society  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will focus on the historical, social, and cultural dimensions of Darwin's theory of evolution, from the late 18th century to the present. Topics may include: natural history, classification, social Darwinism, race and imperialism, science & religion, science & literature, the eugenics movement, the Scopes trial, the modern evolutionary synthesis, sociobiology, gender, antievolutionism and creationism/intelligent design.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3750  The Reformation  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

The changes in religious, social and cultural life in 16th century Europe will be discussed. This course will examine the impact of humanism, the developments in urban culture known as the Renaissance, the reform movements in central and western Europe, the Catholic response, and the resulting disintegration of the medieval social order.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including HIST*1010  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3820  Early Modern France  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course surveys French History from the Renaissance to the French Revolution. Students will examine the emergence of the powerful monarchy, 16th-century religious conflict and civil war, and the social, political and intellectual developments of the 17th and 18th centuries, which culminated in the 1789 Revolution.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3830  Modern Middle East  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course explores struggles for national independence in the region after 1919, the impact of the developing oil industry, the creation of Israel and the resulting Arab-Israeli conflict, the rise of American influence, the divisiveness of Cold War politics, and the role of women in contemporary Islamic societies.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including (1 of HIST*2890, HIST*3840, POLS*3060)  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*3840  Ottoman Empire, 1300-1923  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines the rise of the Ottoman Empire in the 14th century, both in Europe and the Middle East, and traces its evolution until its demise in the 20th century. Students investigate the historiographical debates surrounding various aspects of writing Ottoman history.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4010  Gender and Culture  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This course will examine how masculinity and femininity has been constructed in popular culture using newspapers, magazines, advertisements, films and novels. Careful attention will be paid to the intersections of gender, race and class. In addition to analyzing some outstanding texts in this field, students will have the opportunity to write an original essay on a topic of their choice. (H)

Offering(s): Offered in even-numbered years.  
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including 1.50 credits in History at the 3000-level  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4030  Historical Biography  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This advanced research seminar asks students to consider the role of the individual in history by reading theoretical works and examples drawn from the major schools of thought on this issue. Students will undertake to write a biography that will utilize primary sources and will include a detailed historiographical discussion of the works available on their chosen subject. (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including 1.50 credits in History at the 3000-level  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4040  Topics in Scottish History  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This is a seminar course dealing with selected aspects of Scottish social, economic and political history. The seminars will be based upon an examination of primary sources from the University library's extensive Scottish Collections, as well as secondary literature. Topics chosen will vary with expertise of the instructor. For information on the topic of a specific section, consult the History department website. https://www.uoguelph.ca/. (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including 1.50 credits in History at the 3000-level  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4070  Experiential Learning: Research  Summer, Fall, and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This course offers an opportunity for students to independently develop skills in the practice of historical research, such as working with archives, digitization, and database management. Students will work under the supervision of individual faculty members. Students must make arrangements with the faculty advisor well before course selection. (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including 1.50 credits in History at the 3000-level  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4080  Indigenous Resistance Writing and Movements  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This course explores both individual and collective acts of Indigenous resistance in settler-colonial societies. Diverse forms of resistance will be studied from text-based to action-based movements. Resistance may be examined through notable figures, delegations, marches, occupations, and literature. (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including 1.50 credits in History at the 3000-level  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4100  Africa and the Slave Trades  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This course will discuss the origins, character, and operation of slavery and the export slave trades in Africa. It will examine the interaction between domestic slavery and the export slave trades, on the one hand, and demographic, political, economic, social and cultural impact on African states and societies, on the other. Other themes to be examined include slave resistance in Africa, and abolition and the introduction of legitimate commerce and their impact on Africa. (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (1 of HIST*2340, HIST*2960, HIST*3410, HIST*3910)  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4120  Topics in Global History  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This course focuses on issues that emphasize the history of connections between different parts of the world. Topics may include the growth of the world economy; transformations of the global environment; trade and exchange; diasporas and migration. Topics chosen will vary with expertise of the instructor. For information on the topic of a specific section, consult the History department website. https://www.uoguelph.ca/history (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including 1.50 credits in History at the 3000-level  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4140  Sexuality in the Middle Ages  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This course will provide a thematic approach to the foundations of western attitudes towards sex and sexuality as they developed in the European Middle Ages. It will examine the complex interweaving of Greek and Roman medicine, medieval Christian canon law and theology, and Germanic popular beliefs, which together provided the underpinnings of western values and practices pertaining to human sex and sexuality, with enduring results. The course will take an historiographical approach to topics and themes. (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (1 of HIST*2000, HIST*2200, HIST*3020)  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4160  Seminar in Canadian Political History  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

Political events, key personalities, the political process, and state instruments and institutions will be analyzed with a view to understanding historical aspects of the political system and culture in Canada. (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (HIST*2100 or HIST*2600)  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4170  Exploration of Digital Humanities  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This course is designed to introduce students to applications of new and inter-disciplinary digital humanities approaches, methodologies and tools, and to explore their application to text, image, sound, map, and other media sources. It will appeal to students in literature, history, fine arts, and music who want an introduction to state-of-the-art digital humanities research. There will be flexibility to accommodate the specific disciplines and interests of the students. (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4180  American Identities  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This course analyzes how Americans have constructed and enacted identities in the U.S. as citizens and consumers through investigating concepts such as 'race', ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, regional distinctions, and nationalism. (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (HIST*2300 or HIST*2650)  
Restriction(s): HIST*4210. Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4200  Health, Mind and Body  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This is a seminar course which will explore the history of health, the body and the mind. Possible topics include: the history of athletics and physical fitness, the history of disability, the history of nutritional science and advice, the history of women's health, the history of disease, the history of mental illness, and the history of psychiatry. (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits, including 1.50 credits in History at the 3000-level  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4220  Cities and Canadian Culture  Unspecified  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

Reflecting the fact that Canada's population has been predominantly urban for a century, this seminar explores the role of urban centres in shaping Canadian cultural identity. Particular focus will be placed on the ways that city living and city form have affected the expression of Canadian identity through such topics as spectator sports, uses of public spaces, and metropolitan control of print and broadcast media (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (HIST*2100 or HIST*2600)  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4230  Histories of Travel and Tourism  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This is a seminar course exploring the history of travel and tourism. The seminar will discuss the political, social, cultural, and economic implications of tourism, mobilities, and the interactions of travelers and hosts. The historical development of the business of tourism will also be discussed. The seminar may focus on particular periods of history, tourism in specific locations, or particular aspects of the tourism industry.(H)

Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4270  Topics in Modern Asia  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This course will examine select topics in the development of Asian countries from the 18th to the 21st Century. Select themes including imperialism, nationalism, economics, society, and gender will be examined in a variety of Asian countries. (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including HIST*2910.  
Restriction(s): HIST*4900.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4280  Poverty and Policy in the Victorian Age  Unspecified  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

Starting with the debates over the New Poor Law of 1834, this course will examine the changing content of the notion of poverty, and changing methods adopted to treat it. It will also look at the lives of the poor, in so far as these can be reconstructed from contemporary sources. (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including HIST*2500.  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4450  Life, Death and Migrations  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This seminar uses quantitative sources and methods to explore such themes as social inequality and demographic experience since 1800. It examines the value of such data for policy purposes, as well as the social and cultural contexts in which surveys are developed and undertaken. Students develop presentational and analytical skills through research projects. (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including HIST*2450, and at least 1.00 credits in History at the 3000 level or above.  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4470  Special History Project Seminar I  Summer, Fall, and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course is designed to train honours students in the techniques of research, interpretation and writing of history. The student will choose a topic for intensive study from a list approved by the department. (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts. Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4580  The French Revolution  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This seminar course provides an in-depth analysis of the French Revolution, 1789-1799, and the literature surrounding its interpretation. (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (1 of HIST*2510, HIST*2820, HIST*3270, HIST*3820)  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4620  Seminar in Canadian Rural History  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This course will examine selected topics in the social and economic transformation of rural Canada with relevant comparisons to the rest of North America and elsewhere. (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4700  Premodern History  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This course provides a detailed analysis of selected aspects of the Middle Ages from c. 1000 C.E. through the early modern period. Topics chosen will vary with expertise of the instructor. For information on the topic of a specific section, consult the History department website. https://www.uoguelph.ca/history (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including HIST*2000 or HIST*2200  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4820  Representations, Conflict and Politics in the Middle East  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This seminar will examine select topics in the history, cultural representations, conflicts, and politics of the region known as the 'Middle East,' from the pre-Islamic to the modern era. (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits, (1 of HIST*2890, HIST*3830, HIST*3840, POLS*3060)  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  
HIST*4970  Special History Project Seminar II  Summer, Fall, and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

A continuation of HIST*4470. (H)

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits  
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the BA Honours program with a minimum of 70% average in all History course attempts. Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph