2000 Level Courses

AP/HIST 2100 6.0A: Ancient Greece & Rome

(Crosslisted to: AP/CLST 2100 6.00)

Course Director: J. Edmondson, 2178 Vari Hall, (416)736-2100 x30417, jedmond@yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description: A study of the Greek and Roman world, with particular emphasis on its social, economic and intellectual history, using primary sources archaeological, epigraphic and literary wherever possible.

AP/HIST 2110 6.0A: The Ancient Near East

Course Director: C. Ehrlich, 758 Kaneff Tower, (416)736-2100 x20191, ehrlich@yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description: This course surveys the history of some of the oldest civilizations of the world and their immediate successors: Sumer, Akkad, Assyria, Babylonia, Egypt, Hittite-land, Canaan and Israel. Problems of how to determine the facts of ancient history are also discussed. Course credit exclusion: AP/HIST 1090 6.00.

AP/HIST 2220 6.0A: Medieval & Early Modern Europe

Course Director: R. Koopmans, 2182 Vari Hall, (416)736-2100 x30414 , koopmans@yorku.ca

The course does not have a website.

Course Calendar Description: This course surveys the economic, political, social and cultural evolution of Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire to the 17th century. Course credit exclusions: GL/HIST 2600 6.00 (prior to Fall 2014), GL/HIST 3225 3.00.


AP/HIST 2250 3.0M(WINTER): Revolutions in the Stars: Science in the Age of Galileo

Course Director: M. Schotte, 2138 Vari Hall, (416)736-2100 x30418, mschotte@yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description:
This course surveys the major developments of the 'Scientific Revolution' (circa 1500-1700), when technical, theoretical and geographical discoveries gave rise to new understandings of the natural world. Celebrated astronomer, engineer, inventor and author Galileo serves as a focal point, bridging the worlds of famous theoreticians (Copernicus, Vesalius, and Newton) and of anonymous artisans and midwives. Course credit exclusions: SC/STS 3760 3.00.

NOTE: Prior to buying textbooks, students should consult the detailed course outline which will give the final versions of the weekly syllabus and the detailed breakdown of assignments with weighting and due dates.  The course outline will be posted in Moodle and discussed on the first day of class.

AP/HIST 2300 6.0A: Modern Europe: From the French Revolution to the European Union

Course Director: A. Shubert, 2160 Vari Hall, (416)736-2100 x30431, adriansh@yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description: An introduction to the development of modern Europe from the emergence of the seaborne empires to the First World War. Each week, there will be two lectures on aspects of European society, politics and intellectual life during the past three centuries. Course credit exclusions: GL/HIST 2905 6.00, GL/HUMA 2905 6.00, GL/SOSC 2905 6.00.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AK/HIST 2520 6.00, AS/HIST 2300 6.00, GL/HIST 2905 6.00, GL/HUMA 2905 6.00, GL/SOSC 2905 6.00.

AP/HIST 2400 6.0A: British History from the Tudors to Thatcher, 1500 to 2000

Course Director: S. Brooke, 2188 Vari Hall, (416)736-2100 x66980, sjbrooke@yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description:
An introductory history of modern Britain from the Tudors to Margaret Thatcher. Topics cover the main features of British development from the Reformation and Civil War to the Industrial Revolution, Empire and two World Wars. Course credit exclusion: GL/HIST 2650 6.00.

AP/HIST 2500 6.0A: Canadian History

Course Director: S. Kheraj, 2124 Vari Hall, (416)736-2100 x30421, kherajs@yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description: From the arrival of its first human inhabitants tens of thousands of years ago to its increasingly globalized contemporary population, Canada has undergone numerous transformations. This course will examine the history of Canada from its earliest times to the present focusing of key transformations in the country's environmental, social, political, economic and cultural history. This survey of the nation-state from coast to coast to coast will introduce students to the main themes in Canadian history. It will trace broad changes over time and the consequences of colonization, ecological transformation, the development of an industrial capitalist economy, the emergence of the Canadian state, the role of global imperialism, urbanization, and Canada's changing position in international politics. In a country that is in the midst of tremendous change this course will help students understand the transformations of the past and the roots of our present circumstances.

AP/HIST 2600 6.0A: United States History

Course Directors:
B. Cothran, 2132 Vari Hall, (416)736-2100 x66959, cothran@yorku.ca (Fall Term)
K. Boyd, 2126 Vari Hall, (416)736-2100 x40609, kendrab@yorku.ca (Winter Term)

Course Calendar Description: An overview of the United States from pre-colonization to the present. First term examines Native/European encounters, American Revolution, slavery, westward expansion, and Civil War. Second term traces the rise of the US. as an economic and military superpower, and the struggle for civil rights. Themes include race, immigration, religion, federal power, gender and the impact of social movements. PRIOR TO FALL 2014: Course credit exclusion: GL/HIST 2570 6.00.

AP/HIST 2710 6.0A: History of East Asia

Course Director:  J. Fogel, N817 Ross Building, (416)736-2100 x30420, fogel@yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description: Explores how distinctive patterns of government, society and culture emerged over four millennia in East Asia - primarily China and Japan - and how this endogenous development prepared those nations to confront and challenge Western supremacy in the modern world.

AP/HIST 2721 3.0A (FALL): Introduction to Latin American History

Course Director:  A. Rubenstein, 818 Kaneff Tower, (416)736-2100 x66961, arubenst@yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description: Introduces students to Latin America as an area of historical study. It provides a broad outline of major themes in Latin American history from the conquest era to the present day (15th-21st centuries) and an introduction to some of the key concepts and issues in the historiography. Course credit exclusion: AP/HIST 2720 6.00.

AP/HIST 2731 3.0M (WINTER): Introduction to Caribbean History (Online)

Course Director: D. Trotman, 326 Founders College, (416)736-2100 x33192, dtrotman@yorku.ca

Special Features: This is an online course.

Course Calendar Description:
Introduces students to some of the major themes of Caribbean historical evolution from its indigenous occupation to 20th century socio-political developments. The emphasis is on providing a broad outline and an introduction to some of the key concepts and issues in the historiography of the Caribbean. Course credit exclusion: AP/HIST 2730 6.00.

AP/HIST 2750 6.0A: African History, from 1800 to the Present

Course Director: P. Lovejoy, 329 York Lanes, (416)736-2100 x66917, plovejoy@yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description: The history of the African continent from 1800 to the present, concentrating on such major themes as political and economic change in pre-colonial African states, the impact of colonial rule and the emergence of modern nationalism.

AP/HIST 2790 6.0A: Islamic Civilization, 622-1400

Course Director: T. Abdullah, 2158 Vari Hall, (416)736-2100 x30412, athabit@yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description:
This course explores the development and nature of Islamic civilization from the seventh century to 1400 AD.