2000 Level Courses

AP/HIST 2100 6.0A: Ancient Greece & Rome

Course Director: TBA

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: TBA

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, GL/HIST 3225 3.00.

Prior TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AK/HIST 2510 6.00, AS/HIST 2200 6.00 (prior to Fall/Winter 2001-2002), AS/HIST 2210 6.00 (prior to Fall/Winter 2001-2002), AS/HIST 2220 6.00, GL/HIST 2600 6.00, GL/HIST 2625 6.00 (prior to Fall/Winter 2001-2002), GL/HIST 3225 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.

More information:  http://history.laps.yorku.ca/

AP/HIST 2250 3.0A (Fall): 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' (c.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. Prerequisites: None. Co-requisites: None. 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.

More information:  http://history.laps.yorku.ca/

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

Course Director: S. Gekas, 2120 Vari Hall, (416)736-2100 x30423, agekas@yorku.ca

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: AP/HIST 2300 6.00 (prior to Fall 2012), 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: TBA

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 exclusions: GL/HIST 2650 6.00, GL/HUMA 1650 6.00. Prior TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AS/HIST 2400 6.00, GL/HIST 2650 6.00, and GL/HUMA 1650 6.00.

 

AP/HIST 2500 6.0A: Canadian History

Course Director: M. Martel, 2166 Vari Hall, (416)736-2100 x30429, mmartel@yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description: An introduction to the development of Canada from pre-European native societies to the present, including the evolution of the economy, social structures and social movements, family and gender relations, cultural development and conflicts, federal and provincial politics and external relations. Course credit exclusions: GL/HIST 2670 6.00, GL/SOSC 2670 6.00. Prior TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AK/HIST 2210 6.00, AS/HIST 2500 6.00, GL/HIST 2670 6.00, GL/SOSC 2670 6.00.

AP/HIST 2600 6.0A: United States History

Course Director:  TBA

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 U.S. 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.

Course credit exclusion: GL/HIST 2570 6.00.  PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AK/HIST 2310 6.00, AS/HIST 2600 6.00, GL/HIST 2570 6.00.

AP/HIST 2710 6.0A: History of East Asia

Course Director:  TBA

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:  TBA

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 3.0A (Fall): Introduction to Caribbean History

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

Special Features: This is an online course.

Course Calendar Description:
This course 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.

 

More information:  http://history.laps.yorku.ca/

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

Course Director: TBA

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: TBA

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