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FALL/WINTER COURSES 2020-2021

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CURRENT COURSES

AP/HIST 1010 - War, Revolution and Society in the 20th Century with Professor Deb Neill
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AP/HIST 1025 - Ancient North America From the Last Ice Age to European Contact with Professor Carolyn Podruchny
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AP/HIST 1080 - Growing Up in North America with Professor Molly Ladd-Taylor
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AP/HIST 1095 - Streetlife (Gen Ed Course): with Professor Stephen Brooke
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AP/HIST 1180 - Making Money (Gen Ed Course) with Professor David Koffman
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AP/HIST 2100 - Ancient Greece and Rome with Professor Ben Kelly and Professor Jeremy Trevett
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AP/HIST 2220 - Medieval and Early Modern Europe with Professor Rachel Koopmans
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AP/HIST 2300 - Modern Europe from the French Revolution to the European Union with Professor Adrian Shubert
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AP/HIST 2900 - Global Indigenous Histories with Professor Carolyn Podruchny
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AP/HIST 3520 - History of Quebec Since 1867 with Professor Marcel Martel
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AP/HIST 3710 - Reconstructing Society in the Post Slavery Caribbean with Professor David Trotman
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AP/HIST 3843 - Occupation, Collaboration and Death: A Social and Military History of the Second World War to 1944 with Professor Deb Neill
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AP/HIST 3850 - Murder and Other Crimes with Professor William Wicken
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AP/HIST 4200: Culture and Society in Medieval Europe with Professor Rachel Koopmans
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AP/HIST 4375 - Topics in Modern Greek History with Professor Sakis Gekas
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PAST COURSES

AP/HIST 1100: Gladiators, Gods, Gigolos, and Goths: Reading Roman Society, c.200 BCE-c.500 CE with Professor Ben Kelly (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE)
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AP/HIST 2500 - Canadian History with Professor Sean Kheraj
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AP/HIST 2900 - Global Indigenous Histories with Professor Carolyn Podruchny
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AP/HIST 4085 - Digital History with Professor Sean Kheraj
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AP/HIST 4460 - Themes in 19th Century British History
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SUMMER COURSES 2020

AP/HIST 1086 6.0A (SU): Vice, Deviance, Bad Behaviour, and Social Control in North America since 1600 - ONLINE

THIS IS A FULLY ONLINE COURSE

Course Director: T. Hooper, thooper@yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description: This course explores how, in North America since 1600, certain behaviours have been defined by social actors and state agencies as bad behaviour or vices, and how these behaviours have been regulated. Introduces students to the role that issues such as drug and alcohol use, abortion, prostitution, and sexuality (to name a few) have played in the development of moral and social regulation and how they have changed over time.

 

AP/HIST 2501 3.0M (S2): Canada 101: A History of Canada since 1850 - ONLINE

THIS IS A FULLY ONLINE COURSE

Course Director: T. Hooper, thooper@yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description:  This course examines the evolution of Canada from the perspective of people, places, and social processes, and explores what it has meant to be Canadian across time and space since 1850. This course does not count toward history major or minor credits. Course credit exclusions: AP/HIST 2500 6.00

AP/HIST 2721 3.0M (S2): Introduction to Latin American History - ONLINE

THIS IS A FULLY ONLINE COURSE

Course Director: A. Durston, 827 Kaneff Tower, (416)736-2100 x66962, durston@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 3.0A (S1): Introduction to Caribbean History - ONLINE

THIS IS A FULLY ONLINE COURSE

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

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 (SU): African History, from 1800 to the Present - ONLINE

THIS IS A FULLY ONLINE COURSE

Course Director: P. Lovejoy, 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 3160 6.0A (SU): Women and Gender in Ancient Greece and Rome (cross-listed with AP/CLST 3160 6.0A) - ONLINE

THIS IS A FULLY ONLINE COURSE

Course Director: A. Hug, ahug@yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description: The course explores the social, economic, political and cultural history of women in ancient Greece and Rome. It examines Greek and Roman concepts of gender and sexuality, and considers the literary and artistic representation of women in these cultures. Course credit exclusions: None. Prior TO FALL 2009:Course credit exclusions: AS/HIST 3160 6.00, AS/HIST 3930D 6.00 (prior to Fall/Winter 2003-2004).

AP/HIST 3357 6.0A - Greece: A Modern History, from 1800 to the Present (SUMMER ABROAD IN GREECE)

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

Course Calendar Description:
Please see: http://laps.yorku.ca/student-resources/study-abroad/yorku-summer-abroad/greece-hist-3357-6-0/

AP/HIST 3390 6.0A (SU): Europe Since 1870 - ONLINE

THIS IS A FULLY ONLINE COURSE

Course Director: A. Bargain, abargain@yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description: An examination of political, economic and social developments in the leading states; the balance of power and World War I; democracy and totalitarianism between the wars; World War II and its aftermath.

AP/HIST 3400 6.0A (SU): Tudor and Stuart England: 1485 to 1714 - ONLINE

THIS IS A FULLY ONLINE COURSE

Course Director: D. Lawrence, dlawrence@glendon.yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description: Examines the recovery and development of English society after the late medieval crisis. Topics include: aristocracy and peasantry; crime and the law; women; religion; the Tudor state; the Civil War. Course credit exclusions: GL/HIST 3390 3.00, GL/HIST 3395 3.00.

Expanded Course Description:  This fully-online course examines the recovery and development of English society after the late medieval crisis of the War of the Roses. Topics include but are not limited to: the foundations of the Tudor state under Henry VII, the English Reformations and Elizabethan age, the aristocracy and peasantry; crime and the law; women; religion and the Civil War, Interregnum and Glorious Revolution.

Course Goals

This third-year course examines the history of England from 1485–1714 through online lecture modules and readings that offer insight into the key historiographical debates in the field.

Students will be expected to
1) understand how to analyse a primary source document
2) to undertake independent research using primary and secondary sources and,
3) to evaluate, develop and formulate their critical thinking through online discussions and written assignments.

On completing the course, students should have improved written and oral communication skills and a better understanding of the methods of historical writing and the ways historians approach the study of early modern English politics, religion and society.

Required Textbooks

Robert Bucholz and Newton Key, Early Modern England 1485-1714: A Narrative History.

Wiley-Blackwell, 2nd Edn. (Available at the York University Bookstore, from the Canadian Publishers Wiley-Blackwell at http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA/ or other online booksellers)

Robert Bucholz and Newton Key, eds. Sources and Debates in English History 1485-1714.

Wiley-Blackwell, 2nd Edn. (Virtual Seminar Reader) (Available at the York University Bookstore, from the Canadian Publishers Wiley-Blackwell at http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA/ or other online booksellers)

Thomas More, Utopia. Penguin Classics. Reprint Edition 1965. (Available at the York University Bookstore or other online booksellers)

Daniel Defoe, A Journal of the Plague Year. Oxford University Press, 1990. (Available at the York University Bookstore or other online booksellers)

Journal article links from Scott Library are posted on the Moodle website.

Tentative Evaluation Criteria

Virtual Seminar Participation 15%
Utopia Paper 15% (Due June 4)
Plagues and Pandemics Paper 15% (Due July 2)
Counter-Factual History 25% (Due August 4)
Final Take-Home Exam 30% (August Exam Period)

Total 100%

 

AP/HIST 3860 6.0A (SU): Modern History of the Jews - ONLINE

THIS IS A FULLY ONLINE COURSE

Course Director: K Weiser, 754 Kaneff Tower, (416)736-2100 x33561, kweiser@yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description: A survey of Jewish history from the breakdown of traditional society in the 18th century until the present. The focus will be on the Jews of Europe and the major offshoots of Jewish Europe, Israel and North America. Course credit exclusions: None. Prior TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/HIST 3860 6.00.

AP/HIST 4082 6.0A (SU): Re-Framing the Past: Films as History - ONLINE - COLLOQUIUM

THIS IS A FULLY ONLINE COURSE

Course Director: D. Cousins, dcousins@yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description: How do film-makers handle the past? How does their treatment differ from that of the historian, whether by presentation, inspiration or interpretation? This course explores these issues within the time-frame of the ancient world to the present. Note: Priority is given to History Honours majors and minors who have successfully completed at least 84 credits.

AP/HIST 4565 6.0A (SU): Cultural Revolution: the 1960s in Canada - ONLINE - SEMINAR

THIS IS A FULLY ONLINE COURSE

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

Course Calendar Description: The 1960s have influenced the collective memory of Canadians. Although this course focuses on Canadian society, the international context is taken into account. This course is intended to provide students with an opportunity to study an era in Canadian history -- the decade of the 1960s-- by analyzing its cultural, economic, ideological, political, and social aspects. It pays attention to several phenomena that were instrumental in shaping the 1960s: the cultural revolution, the Hippies, University protest, the feminist movement, the protest movements in Europe and in the United States and their impact on Canada, the transformation of the political culture, the development of the Welfare State, and the rise of the independence movement in Quebec. Priority is given to History Honours majors and minors who have successfully completed at least 84 credits. Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed 84 credits. Course credit exclusions: AP/HIST 4052 6.00