General Education

 

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AP/HIST 1030 6.0A: Imperialism and Nationalism in Modern Asia

Course Director: J. Kim, 706 Kaneff Tower, (416)736-2100 x30402, jkim@yorku.ca

Course Calendar Description:
Through examining the broad contours of historical contact and focusing on a series of case studies concerning European imperialism and modern nationalism in Asia, this course introduces students to the primary, secondary, and tertiary sources that form colonial and postcolonial discourses. It also introduces to students historical debates that ground and shape international relations in and on Asia today. Note: LA&PS History majors and minors cannot take this course to satisfy the six credits required at the 1000-level in History for major or minor credit.

Tentative Grade Breakdown/Overview of Assessment: TBA

 

AP/HIST 1095 6.0A: Streetlife: The Culture and History of European Cities

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

THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT REMOTELY, SYNCHRONOUSLY AND ASYNCHRONOUSLY

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Course Calendar Description:
This course uses a diverse range of materials and approaches to examine the development of the modern European city in the contemporary world. It uses cultural sources such as film, photography, literature and music to see how the experience of the modern European city has been represented from the nineteenth century to the present day. The course also uses the history of the modern European city to explore historical issues such as the experience of war, poverty and wealth, social reform, and the growth of cosmopolitanism and multiracialism. It explores the material space of urban development by looking at architecture, urban planning and housing. The course reflects upon current social and political issues in the modern European city, such as gentrification, popular protest and globalization. Though the course will discuss the culture and history of European cities, it focuses upon the examples of Paris and London from the mid nineteenth century to the present day. The course will explore the human experience of modern European cities, including discussions of race, gender, sexuality and class in the modern city, the physical shape of cities, and the cultural representation of city life. Particular topics covered include popular culture from café life to dancehalls; the photography of twentieth-century Paris; cosmopolitanism and the modern city; class conflicts in the city; the city on screen; fashion and postwar Paris and London; and radical movements in the city. Sources include novels such as Therèse Raquin by Emile Zola and Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes, the photography of Robert Frank and Roger Mayne and documents on the London Blitz. The emphasis in this course is developing skills such as analytical thinking, reading and writing. Note: History majors and minors cannot take this course to satisfy the six credits required at the 1000-level in History for major or minor.

Method of Course Content Delivery:
Because of the current Covid-19 pandemic, face-to-face teaching is not possible until further notice. Instead, the lectures in History 1095 will be delivered remotely: lectures will be delivered live via Zoom at the scheduled lecture time (Wednesday, 10.30-12.30) and then lecture recordings will be uploaded to the course Moodle site. Because of the current Covid-19 pandemic, live tutorial discussion will not be held at the scheduled tutorial times until further notice; instead, students can consult via Zoom or email with their assigned tutorial leaders remotely on a weekly basis at the scheduled tutorial times. All assignments are designed to be done remotely.

Tentative Grade Breakdown/Overview of Assessment:

First Term:

5%: Short Online Lecture and Reading Quiz: due 30 September 2020
5%: Short Online Lecture and Reading Quiz: due 21 October 2020
5%: Short Online Lecture and Reading Quiz: due 4 November 2020
20%: First Term Short Analytical Essay: due 25 November 2020
15%: Mid-term Take-home Exam: due 14 December 2020

Second Term:

5%: Short Online Lecture and Reading Quiz: due 3 February 2021
5%: Short Online Lecture and Reading Quiz: due 24 February 2021
20%: Second Term Primary Source Assignment: due 31 March 2021
20%: Final Take-home Exam: due 20 April 2021

 

 

AP/HIST 1180 6.0A: Making Money

Course Director: D. Koffman, 757 Kaneff Tower, (416)736-2100 x77395, koffman@yorku.ca

THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT REMOTELY AND ASYNCHRONOUSLY

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Course Calendar Description:
Explores 12 distinct but interrelated questions about money, that elusive substance with which all of us are preoccupied, but to which few us have brought great amounts of critical intellectual attention. The course examines money from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, archaeology, economics, history, literature, political science, psychology, religious studies, and sociology, devoting two weeks to each enduring and apparently simple question. As an introduction to one of the fundamental ideas/substances of human life, the course brings interdisciplinary knowledge, breadth, and a range of scholarly approaches to a particular subject. Note: This course will not fulfill a History majors 1000-level requirement. Note: History Majors and Minors cannot take this course to satisfy the six credits required at the 1000-level in History for major or minor credit.

Mode of Delivery:

This course will be offered remotely and asynchronously. Please see above syllabus for specific details.

Tentative Grade Breakdown/Overview of Assessment:  Please see above syllabus for specific details.