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Department of Gender,Sexuality,and Women's Studies, Department of History Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

History and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and the Department of History have complementary interests in gender, sexuality, and women's issues. This joint major is for those who share these interests. Students are encouraged to plan their program in consultation with advisors in both departments.

Admission Requirements

Students may declare the GSWS portion of this plan upon successful completion of one GSWS course and upon application to the Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.

Program Requirements

Students complete 120 units, as specified below.

Lower Division History Requirements

Students complete 18 units in 100 and 200 division history courses.

Students must complete at least nine lower division history units before enrolling in upper division work.

Lower Division Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Requirements

Students complete 18 lower division GSWS units including two of

GSWS 100 - Sex Talk: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Sexuality Studies (3)

An introduction to issues in the study of sex, sexual identity, and sexual culture. Focused on contemporary theories of sexuality as well as representations in fiction, film and popular media from diverse cultural contexts. Students who have completed GDST 200 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

GSWS 101 - Gender Talk (3)

An interdisciplinary study of the social and cultural construction of gender, and how ideas about masculinity and feminity shape current issues, knowledge, popular culture, and social policy. Students who have completed WS 101 may not take GSWS 101 for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
GSWS 102 - Feminist Action (3)

An historical and comparative survey of feminisms and feminist activism in Western European, North American, and Global communities. Students who have completed WS 102 may not take GSWS 102 for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tiffany Muller Myrdahl
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D102
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D103
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D104
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D105
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D106
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D107
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D108
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D109
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D110
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby

Upper Division History Requirements

Students complete 24 units of 300 and 400 division history courses, of which 12 units must be in 400 division courses. Students must complete at least one from each group. Global/Comparative courses that are also included in another group may only be counted towards fulfilling the upper division course requirement for one group.

Group 1 – Europe

HIST 304 - Alexander the Great and the Quest for World Empire (4)

Examines Alexander in the context of ancient history as well as his legacy, which provides unique insight into why there have been and continue to be illusive and deadly quests for world domination. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Students who have taken HIST 391-4 D200 in Spring 2005, HIST 309-4 E100 in Spring 2006 or HIST 486 E100 in Summer 2007 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
or HS 304 - Alexander the Great and the Quest for World Empire (4)

This course examines Alexander in the context of ancient history as well as his legacy, which provides unique insight into why there have been and continue to be illusive and deadly quests for world domination. Prerequisite: 45 units, including 9 units of lower division history credit or permission of instructor. Students with credit for HIST 304 may not repeat this course for further credit.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
HIST 307 - Selected Topics in Hellenic Studies (4)

Selected Topics. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 307 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HS 307 may take HIST 307 for credit only when a different topic is taught.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 James Horncastle
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
or HS 307 - Selected Topics in Hellenic Studies (4)

Selected Topics. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HS 307 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HIST 307 may take HS 307 for credit only when a different topic is taught.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 James Horncastle
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
HIST 314 - British and Irish Society since the Mid 18th Century (4)

A study of British and Irish society, culture and politics from the accession of George III to the present. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Students who have taken HIST 316 cannot take 314 for additional credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Aaron Windel
Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
HIST 315 - Politics and Society in England, 1500-1707 (4)

This course provides a general overview of the social and political history of Tudor and Stuart England. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

HIST 319 - Modern France (4)

An examination of the history of modern France from 1789 to the present with a focus on the social, political, and cultural divisions within the French nation resulting from the Revolutionary era, industrialization, the expansion and eventual decolonization of France's colonial empire, and the World Wars and their consequences. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

HIST 320 - European Reformation (4)

An advanced examination of the complex history and patterns of the Religious Reformation in sixteenth century Europe. Emphasis will be placed on the religious thought of the period, and on its social and political context. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Strongly recommended: HIST 220 or 223.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Hilmar Pabel
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D101 Hilmar Pabel
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D102 Hilmar Pabel
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
HIST 321 - State and Society in Early Modern Europe (4)

Examines major themes and developments in the political and social history of early modern Europe (1500-1789). Will consider various forces (e.g. religious, cultural, economic, military) that contributed to or challenged the strengthening of state power. While the focus of the course will usually be comparative in nature, it may on occasion also emphasize one particular state. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

HIST 332 - Politics and Culture in Modern Germany (4)

An examination of major themes in German history from the establishment of a united German Empire in 1871 to the reunification of Germany in 1990. Emphasis will be placed on issues related to the formation of German national identity and the problems associated with modernization and militarism. Attention will be given to the difficulties of Weimar democracy, the nature of the Third Reich, and contrasting developments in East and West Germany after 1949. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

HIST 334 - The Making of Imperial Russia (4)

An examination of major themes in Russian history up to the Revolution of 1917, including the emergence of the modern Russian state; the organization of the empire at the center and the periphery; the contest between imperial, national, and religious identities; social, economic, and cultural transformations; and the Russian Empire's involvement in world politics. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 106.

HIST 335 - The Soviet Project (4)

An examination of the history of the Soviet Union from its creation to its collapse, emphasizing its ideology, culture, role in global politics, and social and economic transformations. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ilya Vinkovetsky
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby
D101 Ilya Vinkovetsky
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D102 Ilya Vinkovetsky
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
HIST 336 - Ideas and Society in Early Modern Europe (4)

An examination of intellectual developments of early modern Europe (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries) in their broader social, cultural, political or economic contexts. The course will focus on a particular subject e.g. Northern humanism, debates about the nature and social role of women (the querelle de femmes), the Enlightenment. Students will read excerpts from important contemporary sources. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 223 or 224.

HIST 338 - World War II (4)

An introduction to the history of the origins and course of the second world war. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 225.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lauren Rossi
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4140, Burnaby
D101 Lauren Rossi
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D102 Lauren Rossi
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
HIST 339 - The British Empire and Commonwealth (4)

This course provides an outline history of the British Empire, its rise and decline, and discusses the origin and significance of the Commonwealth. In addition there is a detailed account of the 'Westminster Model' of parliamentary democracy, on which the political institutions of many Commonwealth nations are based. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
HIST 345W - Selected Topics in European History (4)

A writing-intensive examination of selected topics in European history. The content will vary from offering to offering. See department for further information. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Students may not take selected topics with HIST 345W for further credit if duplicating content of another history course and vice versa. Writing.

HIST 347 - STT- Family and Youth in Scotland (4)

Using an interdisciplinary and multimedia (art, film, music, and literature) approach examines the social history of the family and youth in Scotland during the rise and fall of the British welfare state, from 1845 to the present. Prerequisite: 45 units including six units of lower division history.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Katie McCullough
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
HIST 349 - Rome after Rome: The Byzantine Middle Ages from the end of Antiquity to the Crusades (4)

This is a history of Byzantium, Rome's direct heir, that familiarizes students with the social, political, economic, and cultural history of Byzantium from the rise of the Caliphate in the seventh century to the Carolingians, the Crusades, the emergence of the Italian maritime republics and the ascent of the Seljuk Turks. Prerequisite: 45 units, including 6 units of lower division history. Students with credit for HIST/HS 308, HS/HIST 317 or HS 349 may not take this course for further credit.

or HS 349 - Rome after Rome: The Byzantine Middle Ages from the end of Antiquity to the Crusades (4)

This is a history of Byzantium, Rome's direct heir, that familiarizes students with the social, political, economic, and cultural history of Byzantium from the rise of the Caliphate in the seventh century to the Carolingians, the Crusades, the emergence of the Italian maritime republics and the ascent of the Seljuk Turks. Prerequisite: 45 units, including 6 units of lower division history. Students with credit for HIST/HS 308, HIST/HS 317 or HIST 349 may not take this course for further credit.

HIST 359 - Constructing the Nation State in Greece, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean (4)

Investigates the construction of nation states in Greece, the Balkans and the Mediterranean with a focus on the ideas of the Nation and the Nation State. Examines specific cases such as Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and the development of Israel. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HS 359 may not take HIST 359 for further credit.

or HS 359 - Constructing the Nation State in Greece, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean (4)

Investigates the construction of nation states in Greece, the Balkans and the Mediterranean with a focus on the ideas of the Nation and the Nation State. Examines specific cases such as Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and the development of Israel. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HIST 359 may not take HS 359 for further credit.

HIST 362 - Ireland from the Penal Era to Partition (4)

Examines key social, economic, political, and intellectual developments in Ireland from the 18th to the mid-20th centuries. It will also explore shifting understandings of the 'Irish nation' and consider how communal historical memory can be appropriated to serve different political agendas. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

HIST 364 - Traveller, Diplomatic, and Media Narratives in Greece, the Balkans and the Mediterranean (4)

Considers the accounts of foreign travellers and correspondents of the region in question from the early Grand Tour to the present and contrasts these accounts with historical facts and developments. Examines how perceptions regarding the Balkans (or the Mediterranean) were formed as well as their persistence in modern times. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HS 364 may not take HIST 364 for further credit.

or HS 364 - Traveller, Diplomatic, and Media Narratives in Greece, the Balkans and the Mediterranean (4)

Considers the accounts of foreign travellers and correspondents of the region in question from the early Grand Tour to the present and contrasts these accounts with historical facts and developments. Examines how perceptions regarding the Balkans (or the Mediterranean) were formed as well as their persistence in modern times. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HIST 364 may not take HS 364 for further credit.

HIST 390 - Studies in History I (4) *

Special topics. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

HIST 391 - Studies in History II (4) *

Special topics. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

HIST 401 - Problems in Modern German History (4)

An examination of major debates concerning the history of late-nineteenth and twentieth century Germany. Themes may include the nature of German modernity, interpretations of the Third Reich, or German memory after the Second World War. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 401 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units, including nine units of lower division history and one of HIST 224, 225, 332 or permission of the department.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Lauren Rossi
We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
HIST 402 - Renaissance Italy (4)

An exploration of the history and historiography of the Renaissance Italy. Emphasis will be given to politics, religion, culture and the economy, and to a balanced study of the Italian peninsula, including Florence, Venice, Rome, Naples, the countryside and smaller urban centres. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history and one of HIST 220, 223, HUM 219, 305, 311, 312W or permission of the department.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Vlad Vintila
Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
HIST 404 - Protestants, Papists and Puritans: Culture and Belief in Early Modern England, 1500-1640 (4)

From the world of late-medieval piety to the outbreak of the English Civil War, this research seminar examines the changing nature of religious belief in early modern England with a particular focus on the origins, development and impact of Protestantism. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history and one of HIST 223, 315, 320, 405, 439 or permission of the department.

HIST 407 - Popular Culture in Great Britain and Europe (4)

This course will study culture in Great Britain and Europe since 1500. Themes may include the sixteenth century separation between popular and elite culture, Carnival, the witch craze, popular ballads, the institution of 'rational recreation' during the Industrial Revolution, the late Victorian Music Hall, the cultural emancipation of women, and the effects on working class culture of economic depression and world war. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 106.

HIST 415 - Victorian Britain (4)

A study of major developments and controversies -- social, cultural, political, religious, economic -- during the period of the rise of industrial and class society. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: one or more of HIST 224, 314, 315.

HIST 416 - The French Revolution (4)

An analysis of the origins of the Revolution, of its changing nature, and of its impact on society. The Revolution will be examined in its European context. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 223, 224.

HIST 417W - Problems in Modern French History (4)

An examination of a principal aspect of, or period in, the history of French society since the Revolution. For example, attention may be given to the 19th century French revolutionary tradition, or to society and culture in the Third, Fourth and Fifth Republics, or to colonialism and decolonisation. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 417W may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 224 or 225. Writing.

HIST 419W - Problems in Modern Russian History (4)

Advanced analysis of specific problems in social, intellectual, and political history of modern Russia. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 419W may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 224 or 225. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ilya Vinkovetsky
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
HIST 420 - Themes in Russian Imperial History (4)

An examination of how the Russian Empire grew, was maintained, and came to an end, if it did end, through a study of imperial and colonial policies and practices and the responses to these by the area's diverse peoples. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 420 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history.

HIST 422 - Greece, 1935-1944: Occupation and Resistance (4)

Examines the cycle of violence that followed the Axis occupation of Greece and created a political schism that lasted until the 1980s. The course will focus on Greek resistance, foreign relations and relations with the British intelligence services. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Students with credit for HS 422 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 James Horncastle
Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
or HS 422 - Greece, 1935-1944: Occupation and Resistance (4)

Examines the cycle of violence that followed the Axis occupation of Greece and created a political schism that lasted until the 1980s. The course will focus on Greek resistance, foreign relations and relations with the British intelligence services. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Students with credit for HIST 422 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 James Horncastle
Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
HIST 433W - Italian Films, Italian Histories (4)

Explores the representation of modern Italian history through the medium of film. Prerequisite: 45 units, including nine units of lower division history, or permission of the instructor. Students with credit for HIST 433 and/or HIST 486 in Fall 2007 (1077) may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Garfinkel
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
HIST 438W - Problems in the History of the British Empire (4)

An investigation of advanced concepts and methodologies in the history of the British empire. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 438W may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including 9 units of lower division history. Writing.

HIST 439 - Catholicism in Early Modern Europe (4)

An examination of the complex history of Catholicism in Europe in the period 1500-1789. By elucidating the diversity within and among institutions and religious experiences, it will challenge the traditional assumption that Catholicism constituted a religious monolith impervious to historical change. Subjects for particular focus may include historiographical approaches to Catholicism, the papacy, the Society of Jesus, popular religion, the role of art. Prerequisite: 45 units, including nine units of lower division history and one of HIST 220, 223, 288, or 320.

HIST 441 - Women, Property, and the Law in the Mediterranean (4)

Examines the relationship between women and law through a focus on the question of property from the ancient world to the modem period and through a comprehensive examination of the Roman, Judaic, Christian, Islamic as well as modem legal traditions. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HS 441 may not take HIST 441 for further credit.

or HS 441 - Women, Property, and the Law in the Mediterranean (4)

Examines the relationship between women and law through a focus on the question of property from the ancient world to the modem period and through a comprehensive examination of the Roman, Judaic, Christian, Islamic as well as modern legal traditions. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HIST 441 may not take HS 441 for further credit.

HIST 445 - Problems in Modern Italian History (4)

Examines the politics, society and culture of fascism in Italy from 1922 to World War II. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 445 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Students with credit for HIST 486 when offered with the title Italian Fascism or Fascist Italy (Spring 2006, Spring 2008, Fall 2008) may not take this course for further credit.

HIST 448 - STT-Scots in the Atlantic World (4)

An introduction to the history of Scottish migration to North America from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Key topics will include native/newcomer relationships, imperialism, slavery, settlement, colonial development, North American identities, and the broader context of Scottish immigration throughout the globe.

HIST 460 - Themes in Byzantine History (4)

Familiarizes the student with the main problems in the study of Byzantine social, political, economic and intellectual history. Students will be exposed to the main primary sources available to the Byzantinist and will read articles and books by the most influential scholars in the field of Byzantine studies. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 460 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HS 460 may take HIST 460 for credit only when a different topic is taught.

or HS 460 - Themes in Byzantine History (4)

Familiarizes the student with the main problems in the study of Byzantine social, political, economic and intellectual history. Students will be exposed to the main primary sources available to the Byzantinist and will read articles and books by the most influential scholars in the field of Byzantine studies. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HS 460 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HIST 460 may take HS 460 for credit only when a different topic is taught.

HIST 462W - Religion, Ethnicity, and Politics in Twentieth Century Northern Ireland (4)

Explores the creation of Northern Ireland and the conflicting understandings of the past that led to discrimination and sectarian violence in the Twentieth Century. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 362. Students with credit for HIST 462 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Willeen Keough
Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
HIST 476 - History of Modern Greece (4)

Introduces students to the social and political history of modern Greece, with a focus on current developments through the examination of political, social, and economic transformations over the past two centuries, and help students situate modern Greek history within a European context. The course will examine the various political, social, and economic crises the modern Greek state has endured from its founding in 1830 to the present, using primary and secondary sources to understand the historical development of Greece. Prerequisite: 45 units, including 6 units of lower division history or by permission of instructor. Students with credit for HS/HIST 307 under the topic "Glory to Debt" or HS 476 may not take this course for further credit.

or HS 476 - History of Modern Greece (4)

INtroduces students to the social and political history of modern Greece, with a focus on current developments through the examination of political, social, and economic transformations over the past two centuries, and help students situate modern Greek history within European context. The course will examine the various crises the mdoern Greek state has endured from its founding in 1830 to the present, political, social and economic using primary and secondary sources to understand the historical development of Greece. Prerequisite: 45 units, including 6 units of lower division history or by permission of instructor. This course does replication material from HS/HIST 307 when offered with the course topic "From Glory to Debt". This course is also cross-listed with HIST 476. Students with credit from HS/HIST 307 under the topic "Glory to Debt" of HIST 476 may not take this course for further credit.

HIST 485 - Studies in History I (4) *

Special topics. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Amal Ghazal
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
HIST 486 - Studies in History II (4) *

Special topics. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history.

*when topic is applicable

Group 2 – The Americas

HIST 322 - Atlantic and Pacific Migration (4)

Topics in the history of Atlantic and Pacific migrations to the Americas with attention given to the contexts from which the migrants came, why they migrated, and how they adjusted. Examples may be taken from the United States, Canada and Latin America. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

HIST 323 - The Canadian Prairies (4)

An intensive survey of the Canadian prairies, as a political region and as an evolving ecological region within broader American space. Examines both traditional and more modern contests over resource use and policy vis-a-vis indigenous peoples, as well as patterns of prairie literature and visual art. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Students with credit for HIST 390 as The Canadian Prairies (Studies in History) may not take this course for further credit.

HIST 325 - History of Aboriginal Peoples of North America to 1850 (4)

Examines selected themes in the history of Aboriginal peoples of North America from first contact with Europeans to the mid-nineteenth century. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Students with credit for FNST 325 may not take this course for further credit.

or FNST 325 - History of Aboriginal Peoples of North America to 1850 (4)

Examines selected themes in the history of Aboriginal peoples of North America from first contact with Europeans to the mid-nineteenth century. Prerequisite: 45 units including FNST 101 or 201W. Students with credit for HIST 325 may not take this course for further credit.

HIST 326 - History of Aboriginal Peoples of North America Since 1850 (4)

Examines selected themes in the history of Aboriginal peoples of North America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Students with credit for FNST 326 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 9095, Burnaby
or FNST 326 - History of Aboriginal Peoples of North America Since 1850 (4)

Examines selected themes in the history of Aboriginal peoples of North America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: 45 units including FNST 101 or 201W. Students with credit for HIST 326 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBA Lecturer
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 9095, Burnaby
HIST 327 - Canadian Labor and Working Class History (4)

An examination of the history of labor, primarily in English Canada, during the 19th and 20th centuries. The evolution of trade unions and labor-political movements will be examined together with the impact of industrialization, the rise of mass production, changing patterns of immigration and other contexts of working-class culture and material life. Special attention will be paid to British Columbia as a case study. Historically the course examines 'working class history' as a particular way of studying the past. What is the concept of 'the working class'? Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 101, 102W and 204.

HIST 330W - Controversies in Canadian History (4)

An examination of selected topics in Canadian history. The content will vary from offering to offering. See department for further information. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Students may not take selected topics within HIST 330W for further credit if duplicating content of another history course and vice versa. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Willeen Keough
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6136, Burnaby
HIST 373 - Conquest in North America, 1500-1900 (4)

A broad examination of attempts by aboriginal, imperial, and mercantile forces to claim and control the North American continent from the arrival of Spanish conquistadors in the early 1500s to the surrender of Geronimo in 1886. Explores the processes of colonization from many perspectives, including Aboriginal, American, English, French, Russian, and Spanish ambitions and activities. Prerequisite: 45 units including six units of lower division History and one of HIST 101 or 212, or permission of the department. Breadth-Humanities.

HIST 374W - Selected Topics in the History of the Americas (4)

A writing-intensive examination of selected topics in the history of the Americas. The content will vary from offering to offering. See department for further information. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Students may not take selected topics within HIST 374W for further credit if duplicating content of another history course and vice versa. Writing.

HIST 376 - North American West (4)

Examines themes in the development of the western portions of North America, their incorporation into nation states, and the tensions between local, regional, and national systems during the last two centuries. Themes will include race, ethnicity, class labor, capital, and environment. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Joseph Taylor
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
HIST 377 - Environmental History (4)

Examines the reciprocal influences between humans and nature through time. Topics may include settlement, agriculture, technology, politics, urbanization, science, and conservation. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Students with credit for GEOG 377 may not take this course for further credit.

HIST 390 - Studies in History I (4) *

Special topics. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

HIST 391 - Studies in History II (4) *

Special topics. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

HIST 424 - Problems in the Cultural History of Canada (4)

Selected problems in Canadian ideas and attitudes on such topics as the arts, religion, education, minority and native cultures, nationalism, and Canadian historiography. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 424 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 101, 102W.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sessional
Mo 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
HIST 425W - Gender and History (4)

Explores historical changes in masculinity and femininity. Using a thematic and transnational/comparative approach, it will examine how gender identities are formed and refashioned within different historical contexts. It will also explore the interaction between gender and other systems of power such as race, class, and ethnicity. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Students with credit for HIST 425 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

HIST 427 - Problems in the History of Aboriginal Peoples (4)

Examination of selected themes in the history of Aboriginal peoples. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 427 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history.

HIST 428 - Problems in the Social and Economic History of Canada (4)

Selected problems in the history of Canadian agriculture and industrial development, migration and settlement, labor, native policy and class structure. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 428 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 101, 102W.

HIST 430 - French Americas (4)

Social, cultural, intellectual, economic, and political aspects of the French and Francophone presence in the Americas, from the colonial era to the present. Prerequisite: 45 units, including nine units of lower division history or permission of the instructor. Recommended: HIST 101, 102W, 104.

HIST 432 - Problems in Environmental History (4)

An investigation into the major themes and arguments in the environmental histories of North America, emphasizing how different individuals and groups have used, perceived, and managed their environments over time. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 432 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Students with credit for GEOG 432 may take HIST 432 for credit only when a different topic is taught.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Christina Adcock
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
HIST 436 - British Columbia (4)

Selected problems in the social, cultural, economic and political development of British Columbia. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 101 and 102W.

HIST 440 - Selected Topics in US History (4)

An examination of selected topics in United States history. Content may vary from offering to offering. See course outline for further information. HIST 440 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units, including nine units of lower division history.

HIST 443W - Aboriginal Peoples, History and the Law (4)

Traces the development of legal doctrine pertaining to Aboriginal peoples in Canada and the United States, including its shared roots in British colonial law and policy. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Students with credit for FNST 443, or HIST 485 or 486 under this topic may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

or FNST 443W - Aboriginal Peoples, History and the Law (4)

Traces the development of legal doctrine pertaining to Aboriginal peoples in Canada and the United States, including its shared roots in British colonial law and policy. Prerequisite: 45 units including FNST 101, 201W and one other FNST course; or permission of the instructor. Students with credit for HIST 443, or HIST 485 or 486 under this topic may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

HIST 444W - Conceptualizing Atlantic Canada (4)

Explores the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual environments in which the region of Atlantic Canada has been created and re-imagined over time. Prerequisite: 45 units, including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 101 or 102W. Writing.

HIST 447W - The Nikkei Experience in North America (4)

Traces the historical experience of people of Japanese ancestry in the United States and Canada. Provides a comparative, transnational treatment of the historical conditions that created the impetus for immigration; exclusionary laws; the nature of prewar immigrant communities; and internment. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Students with credit for HIST 485 or 486 under this topic may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

HIST 454 - Problems in the History of Sexuality (4)

Explores how ideas, practices and identities have changed over time in response to social, political and economic pressures. Emphasis on postmodern approaches to understanding sexuality, and the international historical scholarship it has generated. Chronological and geographical focus of this course may vary. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 454 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units, including 9 units of lower-division HIST or 9 units of GSWS. Recommended: HIST 115.

HIST 455W - Race in the Americas (4)

An examination of the role of racial thinking in the history of the Americas, from the era of the Conquest to the present day. Topics may include African and Indigenous slavery, the development of scientific racism in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the persistence of racism in the present day. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Students with credit for HIST 455 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

HIST 458W - Problems in Latin American Regional History (4)

Advanced concepts and methodology applied to the study of one or more Latin American regions. Examples are: pre-Columbian and colonial Middle America; revolutionary Mexico 1910-1970, Brazil from Slavery to Militarism, frontier society to hyper-urbanism in the La Plata countries. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 458W may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: one of HIST 104, 208, 209W. Writing.

HIST 459W - Problems in the Political and Social History of Latin America (4)

Advanced concepts and methodology applied to the study of traditional and contemporary institutions (the church, the great estate, the peasantry, elite structures) and/or political movements (agrarian revolution, populism, the modernizing military). Emphasis placed on changing historiographical interpretations. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 459W may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: one of HIST 104, 208, 209W. Writing.

HIST 485 - Studies in History I (4) *

Special topics. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Amal Ghazal
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
HIST 486 - Studies in History II (4) *

Special topics. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history.

*when topic is applicable

Group 3 – Africa, Middle East, Asia

HIST 344 - Themes in Modern East Africa (4)

Examines the diversity of environments, cultures and livelihoods in East Africa and the Horn in the context of long-term trans-regional influences, especially slave trade, cash cropping, colonization and post-colonial politics, and the expansion of the world religions into East Africa. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 344 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Amyn Sajoo
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
HIST 348 - A History of Twentieth Century South Africa (4)

An examination of the economic, social and political history of 20th century South Africa. Particular attention will be paid to the factors which led to the rise of apartheid. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: at least one of HIST 146, 231.

HIST 350 - The Ottoman Empire and Turkey (4)

A study of Ottoman society and the impact of Ottoman rule in the Middle East from the conquest of Constantinople to the death of Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. Emphasis will be on the conflict between preservation and reform in the nineteenth century and on the significance of the Ottoman legacy for twentieth century Turkey and the Arab world. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: one of HIST 151, 249.

HIST 352 - Religion and Politics in Modern Iran (4)

The intellectual and social history of greater Iran from the Safavids to the twentieth century. Emphasis will be on the relationship between religion and politics. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: one of HIST 151, 249.

HIST 354 - Imperialism and Modernity in the Middle East (4)

This course examines the role of imperialism in the transformation of societies in the Middle East and North Africa over the last two centuries. Focusing mainly on the cases of Ottoman, British and French empire building, the course discusses the socio-economic, cultural and political changes brought about by the interaction of various segments of local societies with these imperial powers. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: one of HIST 151, 249.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Thomas Kuehn
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6125, Burnaby
D101 Thomas Kuehn
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D102 Thomas Kuehn
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
HIST 355 - The Arab Middle East in the Twentieth Century (4)

An examination of this century's major themes in the history of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, as well as other states of the Arabian peninsula. Topics to be investigated include the origins of Arab nationalism and Islamic reformism; the origins and development of the Lebanese question; the emergence of the politics of the military in Iraq and Syria, and the special role of the Jordanian and Arabian monarchies. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: one of HIST 151, 249.

HIST 364 - Traveller, Diplomatic, and Media Narratives in Greece, the Balkans and the Mediterranean (4)

Considers the accounts of foreign travellers and correspondents of the region in question from the early Grand Tour to the present and contrasts these accounts with historical facts and developments. Examines how perceptions regarding the Balkans (or the Mediterranean) were formed as well as their persistence in modern times. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HS 364 may not take HIST 364 for further credit.

or HS 364 - Traveller, Diplomatic, and Media Narratives in Greece, the Balkans and the Mediterranean (4)

Considers the accounts of foreign travellers and correspondents of the region in question from the early Grand Tour to the present and contrasts these accounts with historical facts and developments. Examines how perceptions regarding the Balkans (or the Mediterranean) were formed as well as their persistence in modern times. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HIST 364 may not take HS 364 for further credit.

HIST 366 - Social and Cultural History of Modern China (4)

Explores the social and cultural problems in modern Chinese history, with special emphasis on popular and elite cultures in the late Qing, Republican, and socialist eras. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. HIST 255 is recommended.

HIST 367 - History of the People's Republic of China (4)

Analyzes the history of the PRC from 1949 to present. Special emphasis on ideology, inequality, diversity, the Great Leap Forward, Cultural Revolution, and economic reforms. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Students with credit for HIST 256 may not take this course for further credit.

HIST 368W - Selected Topics in the History of the Wider World (4)

A writing-intensive examination of selected topics in the history of Asia, Africa and/or the Middle East. The content will vary from offering to offering. See department for further information. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Students may not take selected topics within HIST 368W for further credit if duplicating content of another history course and vice versa. Writing.

HIST 371 - The Asia-Pacific War in Modern Japanese History (4)

Covers the period in Japan from the 1930s to the 1950s and will introduce students to topics such as wartime atrocities, the dropping of the atomic bombs and the prosecution of war criminals. It will also attempt to explain why so much controversy surrounds interpretations of events arising from Japan's last war, the Asia-Pacific War. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: at least one course on modern Japan.

HIST 388 - Religion and Globalization (4)

An examination of select topics in Christianity and globalization, with an emphasis on the early-modern period. Students will explore the connections between regions rather than individual regional histories. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

HIST 390 - Studies in History I (4) *

Special topics. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

HIST 391 - Studies in History II (4) *

Special topics. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

HIST 441 - Women, Property, and the Law in the Mediterranean (4)

Examines the relationship between women and law through a focus on the question of property from the ancient world to the modem period and through a comprehensive examination of the Roman, Judaic, Christian, Islamic as well as modem legal traditions. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HS 441 may not take HIST 441 for further credit.

or HS 441 - Women, Property, and the Law in the Mediterranean (4)

Examines the relationship between women and law through a focus on the question of property from the ancient world to the modem period and through a comprehensive examination of the Roman, Judaic, Christian, Islamic as well as modern legal traditions. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HIST 441 may not take HS 441 for further credit.

HIST 456 - The Late Ottoman Empire: State, Culture and Social Transformation, 1750-1923 (4)

Focuses on major issues and trends in the history of the Ottoman Empire from the mid-eighteenth century to its demise in the aftermath of World War I. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 151 and 249.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Thomas Kuehn
We 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
HIST 457 - The Turkish Republic: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1918-Present (4)

Examines the political, social, and cultural transformation in Turkey from the end of World War I to the present. Topics may include the Ottoman legacy in the Turkish Republic, issues of nation building, national identity and ethnicity, the role of the military in Turkish politics, changing concepts of gender, the role of political Islam, and Turkish diasporas. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 151 and 249.

HIST 464 - Problems in Modern Asian History (4)

Concepts and methodology of modern Asian history. Selected themes may include revolution, inequality, mass violence, ideology, imperialism, leadership, and the Cold War. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 464 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Janice Matsumura
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
HIST 465 - The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (4)

A discussion of the modern history of nation-building in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The topics discussed include Zionism, the British Mandate in Palestine, the creation of the state of Israel, the rise of modern Palestinian nationalism, and the role of the Palestinian-Israeli dispute in regional and international affairs. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history and one of HIST 151, 249, 350, 354, 355 or permission of the department.

HIST 467 - Modern Egypt (4)

An interpretive discussion of the course of modern Egyptian history. This may range from the advent to power of Muhammed Ali Pasha until recent times, or may focus on specific periods of revolutionary change. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history and one of HIST 151, 249, 350, 354, 355 or permission of the department.

HIST 468W - Problems in the History of Religion (4)

An advanced examination into the concepts and methodology of the history of religion. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 468W may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units, including nine units of lower division history. Writing.

HIST 469 - Islamic Social and Intellectual History (4)

Advanced analysis of specific problems in Islamic social and intellectual history, with an emphasis on traditional patterns and on their transformation in the modern world. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: one of HIST 249 or 352.

HIST 471W - Women in Japanese History (1600-1952) (4)

The history of Japan from 1600 to the mid 20th century with a focus on the economic, social, cultural and political contributions of women. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Writing.

HIST 472W - Problems in World History (4)

An advanced examination into the concepts and methodology of world history. Selected themes may include globalization, modernization, migration, religious expansion, colonialism, imperialism, and the teaching of world history. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 472W may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Writing.

HIST 473W - Problems in Southern African History (4)

An examination of the way in which South African society evolved in the 19th and 20th centuries. Particular attention will be paid to the problem of race relations. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 473W may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 231, 348. Writing.

HIST 478 - STT-History of Law in Taiwan: Competing Regimes, Social Power, and Legal Culture (4)

An examination of Taiwanese customs and social practices, moral philosophy, religious traditions, political institutions, and popular culture in pre-modern and modern Taiwan through the lenses of law and judicial practices.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Weiting Guo
We 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
HIST 479W - Contentious Problems in Modern Chinese History (4)

Examines a contentious aspect of, or period in, modern Chinese history focusing on change, conflict and resistance. For example the transition from revolution to reform, the Tiananmen Square protests, or the Cultural Revolution. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 479W may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history, and one of HIST 255, 366, or 367. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jeremy Brown
Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
HIST 485 - Studies in History I (4) *

Special topics. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Amal Ghazal
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
HIST 486 - Studies in History II (4) *

Special topics. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history.

*when topic is applicable

Group 4 – Global/Comparative

HIST 300 - Historiography (4)

Examines the conceptual problems involved in the historian's attempt to apprehend the past. Focuses on the nature of historical knowledge and explanation, and to the broad systems and patterns in which history has been conceived. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

HIST 322 - Atlantic and Pacific Migration (4)

Topics in the history of Atlantic and Pacific migrations to the Americas with attention given to the contexts from which the migrants came, why they migrated, and how they adjusted. Examples may be taken from the United States, Canada and Latin America. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

HIST 334 - The Making of Imperial Russia (4)

An examination of major themes in Russian history up to the Revolution of 1917, including the emergence of the modern Russian state; the organization of the empire at the center and the periphery; the contest between imperial, national, and religious identities; social, economic, and cultural transformations; and the Russian Empire's involvement in world politics. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 106.

HIST 335 - The Soviet Project (4)

An examination of the history of the Soviet Union from its creation to its collapse, emphasizing its ideology, culture, role in global politics, and social and economic transformations. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ilya Vinkovetsky
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby
D101 Ilya Vinkovetsky
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D102 Ilya Vinkovetsky
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
HIST 358 - Development, Aid and Difference in Historical Perspective (4)

Examines "International Development" within a series of historical frames, including the history of imperialism, the history of international relations, globalization, and the cultural and intellectual history of North-South relations. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Students who have credit for IS 358 may not take HIST 358 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stuart Parker
Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 2945, Vancouver
or IS 358 - Development, Aid and Difference in Historical Perspective (4)

Examines "International Development" within a series of historical frames, including the history of imperialism, the history of international relations, globalization, and the cultural and intellectual history of North-South relations. Prerequisite: 45 units and declared ISHON, ISMAJ or ISMIN. Students who have credit for HIST 358 may not take IS 358 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stuart Parker
Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 2945, Vancouver
HIST 363 - History of Technology (4)

Examines technology from ancient tool use, through the place of invention in the development of civilization. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 130.

HIST 372 - Urban History (4)

Covers the social, cultural economic and political rise and development of cities as the primary form of human habitat. Examines the experience of city life through topics built environment, migration & ethnicity, gender, and globalisation. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history or enrollment in the Urban Studies Certificate program. Students with credit for HIST 390 D-100 Fall 11 Studies in History I may not take this course for further credit.

HIST 373 - Conquest in North America, 1500-1900 (4)

A broad examination of attempts by aboriginal, imperial, and mercantile forces to claim and control the North American continent from the arrival of Spanish conquistadors in the early 1500s to the surrender of Geronimo in 1886. Explores the processes of colonization from many perspectives, including Aboriginal, American, English, French, Russian, and Spanish ambitions and activities. Prerequisite: 45 units including six units of lower division History and one of HIST 101 or 212, or permission of the department. Breadth-Humanities.

HIST 376 - North American West (4)

Examines themes in the development of the western portions of North America, their incorporation into nation states, and the tensions between local, regional, and national systems during the last two centuries. Themes will include race, ethnicity, class labor, capital, and environment. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Joseph Taylor
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
HIST 388 - Religion and Globalization (4)

An examination of select topics in Christianity and globalization, with an emphasis on the early-modern period. Students will explore the connections between regions rather than individual regional histories. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

HIST 390 - Studies in History I (4) *

Special topics. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

HIST 391 - Studies in History II (4) *

Special topics. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

HIST 420 - Themes in Russian Imperial History (4)

An examination of how the Russian Empire grew, was maintained, and came to an end, if it did end, through a study of imperial and colonial policies and practices and the responses to these by the area's diverse peoples. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 420 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history.

HIST 425W - Gender and History (4)

Explores historical changes in masculinity and femininity. Using a thematic and transnational/comparative approach, it will examine how gender identities are formed and refashioned within different historical contexts. It will also explore the interaction between gender and other systems of power such as race, class, and ethnicity. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Students with credit for HIST 425 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

HIST 441 - Women, Property, and the Law in the Mediterranean (4)

Examines the relationship between women and law through a focus on the question of property from the ancient world to the modem period and through a comprehensive examination of the Roman, Judaic, Christian, Islamic as well as modem legal traditions. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HS 441 may not take HIST 441 for further credit.

or HS 441 - Women, Property, and the Law in the Mediterranean (4)

Examines the relationship between women and law through a focus on the question of property from the ancient world to the modem period and through a comprehensive examination of the Roman, Judaic, Christian, Islamic as well as modern legal traditions. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HIST 441 may not take HS 441 for further credit.

HIST 447W - The Nikkei Experience in North America (4)

Traces the historical experience of people of Japanese ancestry in the United States and Canada. Provides a comparative, transnational treatment of the historical conditions that created the impetus for immigration; exclusionary laws; the nature of prewar immigrant communities; and internment. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Students with credit for HIST 485 or 486 under this topic may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

HIST 451 - Oral History: Theories and Practices (4)

Examines ethical issues and methodological challenges that revolve around conducting oral interviews for research purposes. Students will also design and complete an oral interview project. Prerequisite: 45 units.

HIST 454 - Problems in the History of Sexuality (4)

Explores how ideas, practices and identities have changed over time in response to social, political and economic pressures. Emphasis on postmodern approaches to understanding sexuality, and the international historical scholarship it has generated. Chronological and geographical focus of this course may vary. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 454 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units, including 9 units of lower-division HIST or 9 units of GSWS. Recommended: HIST 115.

HIST 461 - Oral History: Practicum (4)

A comprehensive oral history project for students who have completed HIST 451. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history and HIST 451.

HIST 463W - Rebellion and Revolution: Topics in the Theory and Practice of Resistance (4)

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. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Students with credit for HIST 412 or HIST 412W cannot take HIST 463W for further credit when offered with the course topic "Marxism.". Writing.

HIST 468W - Problems in the History of Religion (4)

An advanced examination into the concepts and methodology of the history of religion. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 468W may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units, including nine units of lower division history. Writing.

HIST 469 - Islamic Social and Intellectual History (4)

Advanced analysis of specific problems in Islamic social and intellectual history, with an emphasis on traditional patterns and on their transformation in the modern world. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: one of HIST 249 or 352.

HIST 472W - Problems in World History (4)

An advanced examination into the concepts and methodology of world history. Selected themes may include globalization, modernization, migration, religious expansion, colonialism, imperialism, and the teaching of world history. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 472W may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Writing.

HIST 485 - Studies in History I (4) *

Special topics. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Amal Ghazal
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
HIST 486 - Studies in History II (4) *

Special topics. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history.

* when topic is applicable

Upper Division Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Requirements

Students complete 20 upper division GSWS units. Courses which have high GSWS content may be considered for credit towards this plan. With the approval of the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, students may use as substitution credit one upper division course offered by another department.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements

For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.