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FEATURED COURSES FOR SUMMER 2021

This advanced course is a selective survey of English politics and society from the opening decades of the sixteenth century to the Act of Union in 1707 which united the separate kingdoms of England and Scotland into the single state of Great Britain. This course is the central prerequisite for any fourth year work in early modern English history. All students will be expected to work with early printed books found on Early English Books Online (EEBO).
In 2001 a cocaine-addled Buddha joined the Super Best Friends (Parker's South Park), and in 2006 began sharing a Tokyo apartment with Jesus (Nakamura's Saint Young Men). He's come a long way from ancient India. This semester we'll study and compare the earliest Buddhism alongside its modern echoes: the Buddha, his teachings, his organization (the oldest continuously operating corporate body in history), and the historical sources available to us. The rest of the course will explore a variety of themes following student interests. Topics for ancient India may include archaeology, art, literature, meditation, humour, gender, and cosmology; modern topics may include anti-imperialist meditation movements in Burma, debate on women's ordination in Thailand, the Buddhism in the Cold War, and controversial "mindfulness" in classrooms in Yaletown.
Using the library’s subscription to Mass-Observation Online, this research seminar examines popular culture in the British Isles from 1938 to 1945. Mass-Observation was created in 1937 with the aim of documenting popular beliefs and activities. Hundreds of volunteer observers were recruited and asked to provide written reports on their daily lives and to respond to specific questions. When the war broke out in 1939, these volunteer observers were asked to keep ‘war diaries’ and these form the heart of the Mass-Observation archive. The focus of this seminar is on the social history of wartime lives during these years of crisis and change.

100 Level Courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
HIST 101 D100 Canada to Confederation Liam O'Flaherty
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 102W D100 Canada since Confederation Leah Wiener
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

200 Level Courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
HIST 204 D100 The Social History of Canada Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 236 D100 Japan from 1603 to 1867: Peasants, Merchants, Warriors Janice Matsumura
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 252 D100 Islamic India Bidisha Ray
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 277 OL01 History of Greek Civilization TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 299 D100 Problems in History

300 Level Courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
HIST 315 D100 Politics and Society in England, 1500-1707 John Craig
TBA
Location: TBA
HIST 330W D100 Controversies in Canadian History (A History of the War in the Woods) John-Henry Harter
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 338 OL01 World War II TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 358 D100 Development, Aid and Difference in Historical Perspective Bidisha Ray
We 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 371 D100 The Asia-Pacific War in Modern Japanese History Janice Matsumura
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

400 Level Courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
HIST 407 D100 Popular Culture in Great Britain and Europe John Craig
TBA
Location: TBA
HIST 428 D100 Problems in the Social and Economic History of Canada (History Gone Viral) Leah Wiener
We 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 468W D100 Problems in the History of Religion (Ancient & Modern Buddhisms) Luke Clossey
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 485 D100 Studies in History I (Food and Culture in African History) Sarah Walshaw
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
HIST 489 D100 Studies in History TBA
Location: TBA
HIST 498 D100 Honours Essay TBA
Location: TBA

Legend

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

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Undergraduate Advisor

Tessa Wright
AQ 6025
histadv@sfu.ca

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