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This seminar introduces students to the pleasures and challenges of analyzing history on film and film as historical text. Taking Federico Fellini’s iconic – and ironic – film La dolce vita (The Sweet Life, 1960) as our thematic foundation, we will explore cinematically Italy’s dynamic but difficult transition from Mussolini’s dictatorship, wartime defeat, and widespread poverty in 1945 to a postwar democratic republic that became one of the world’s richest industrialized countries by the early 1960s. The creative and often revolutionary films that we will study offer profound audio-visual histories of Italian society as millions of people pursued the “sweet life” during the postwar boom. Treating filmmakers as historians in their own right, we will examine their incisive interpretations of cultural attitudes, social customs, sexual behaviors, mass consumerism, internal migration, organized crime, and the Fascist legacy during this era of rapid change and unprecedented prosperity.
Explores ideas, people, and movements of social criticism and social justice, stressing history as a way to understand and engage the present. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 463W may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Students with credit for HIST 412 or HIST 412W cannot take HIST 463W for further credit when offered with the course topic "Marxism." Writing.
Often described as a young, dynamic, and forward-looking city, Vancouver is sometimes thought of as a place without a history. Walking around the glass towers of downtown, you might be forgiven for taking this view… Yet the city and region are the products of centuries of Indigenous presence, of western colonialism, and of diverse international migration. This seminar will explore how these processes developed, and how they continue to shape the social, cultural, and political contexts we live in today. Though Vancouver is frequently praised as a highly liveable city, we will discuss the encounters that have made it into a diverse and contested metropolis, and the class, gender, and race-based inequalities that have long underlain its idyllic image.

Last updated June 14,  2021

100 Level Courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
HIST 101 D100 Canada to Confederation Willeen Keough
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 102W D900 Canada since Confederation Leah Wiener
Tu TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 102W F100 Canada since Confederation Nicolas Kenny
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
HIST 106 D100 The Making of Modern Europe Evdoxios Doxiadis
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
HIST 130 D100 Introduction to Global History Luke Clossey
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 130 D900 Introduction to Global History Luke Clossey
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 146 D100 Africa after the Transatlantic Slave Trade Sarah Walshaw
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
HIST 151 D100 The Modern Middle East Thomas Kuehn
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10011, Burnaby

200 Level Courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
HIST 200 D100 Making History: Introduction to Historical Research Jennifer Spear
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
HIST 212 D100 The United States to 1877 Joseph Taylor
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 220 D100 Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe Emily O'Brien
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4130, Burnaby
HIST 223 D100 Early Modern Europe, 1500-1789 Hilmar Pabel
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
HIST 224 D100 Europe from the French Revolution to the First World War Ilya Vinkovetsky
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
HIST 254 E100 China to 1800 Niping Yan
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 254 E200 China to 1800 Niping Yan
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 265 D100 Global History from the Revolutionary Age to the Present Anushay Malik
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
HIST 299 D100 Problems in History TBA
Location: TBA

300 Level Courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
HIST 300 D100 Historiography Jennifer Spear
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
HIST 325 D100 History of Aboriginal Peoples of North America to 1850 Nicholas May
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
HIST 336 D100 Ideas and Society in Early Modern Europe Hilmar Pabel
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
HIST 338 OL01 World War II Lauren Rossi
TBA
Location: TBA
HIST 348 D100 A History of Twentieth Century South Africa Sarah Walshaw
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 4120, Burnaby
HIST 352 D100 Religion and Politics in Modern Iran AR Rezamand
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
HIST 358 D100 Development, Aid and Difference in Historical Perspective Anushay Malik
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
HIST 373 D100 Conquest in North America, 1500-1900 Joseph Taylor
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 377 D100 Environmental History Christina Adcock
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
HIST 390 D100 Studies in History I (The Bomb: A Cultural History) Roxanne Panchasi
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby

400 Level Courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
HIST 400 D100 Methodology Jeremy Brown
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
HIST 401 D100 Problems in Modern German History (The Holocaust) Lauren Rossi
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
HIST 424 D100 Problems in the Cultural History of Canada (Indigenous-Newcomer Relations) Nicholas May
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
HIST 425W D100 Gender and History Willeen Keough
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
HIST 427 D100 Topics in Indigenous Histories (Indigenous & Christianity) Nicholas May
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
HIST 438W D100 Problems in the History of the British Empire (India Hindu-Muslim Relations) Bidisha Ray
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 441 D100 Women, Property, and the Law in the Mediterranean Evdoxios Doxiadis
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1325, Vancouver
HIST 445 D100 Problems in Modern Italian History (la dolce vita) Paul Garfinkel
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
HIST 456 D100 The Late Ottoman Empire: State, Culture and Social Transformation, 1750-1923 Thomas Kuehn
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
HIST 463W D100 Rebellion and Revolution: Topics in the Theory and Practice of Resistance (Dismembering Capitalism) Mark Leier
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
HIST 467 D100 Modern Egypt Paul Sedra
Fr 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
HIST 469 D100 Islamic Social and Intellectual History AR Rezamand
Fr 12:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
HIST 486 D100 Studies in History II (History of Vancouver) Nicolas Kenny
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 2205, Vancouver
HIST 489 D100 Studies in History John Craig
TBA
Location: TBA
HIST 490 D100 Studies in History
HIST 498 D100 Honours Essay

Legend

HC = Harbour Centre
SUR = Surrey
DE = Distance Ed
SI = Sessional Instructor TBA
F = French language course
STT = Special Temporary Topics course
TBD =  to be determined

TBA = Course is being delivered asynchronously

 

OL = New online format

 

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Undergraduate Advisor

Tessa Wright
AQ 6025
histadv@sfu.ca

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