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Department of History Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

History Extended Minor

This program consists of the lower division requirements for a major and the upper division requirements for a minor as shown below. Other criteria may be set by individual departments and programs. A student must have their program approved by the extended minor advisor.

Program Requirements

To enter the program, students obtain credit for at least nine units in 100 and 200 division history courses.

The program requires 18 units in 100 and 200 division courses and 15 or 16 units in 300 and 400 division, with at least four units in each division.

Students in the History extended minor program have the option of taking concentrations to enhance their programs.

Concentration in British History and Irish History

Students may qualify for this concentration by completing

HIST 215 - The Making of the British Isles (3)

A broad survey of some of the central developments that have shaped the history of the British Isles from Roman antiquity to the present. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Katie McCullough
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SECB 1012, Burnaby
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D102
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D103
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby

and one of

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 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 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.

and four of

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 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 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 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

Concentration in Early Modern World History

Students qualify for this concentration by completing three of

HIST 101 - Canada to Confederation (3)

A survey of Canadian history to 1867. Breadth-Humanities.

HIST 104 - The Americas from Colonization to Independence (3)

A comparative exploration of the colonization of North and South America by the various European empires together with the role of Native and African peoples in the Americas, from the late fifteenth century to the onset of political independence three hundred years later. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sessional
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SECB 1014, Burnaby
D102
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D103
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D104
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
HIST 252 - Islamic India (3)

A survey of the cultural patterns, social and political forces, and historical contexts that have shaped the Islamic period of Indian history. Special attention will be directed toward the Mughal empire and its decline. Breadth-Humanities.

HIST 254 - China to 1800 (3)

This course offers a broad survey of the history of China from antiquity to the eve of its modern transformations at the turn of the nineteenth century. It aims to challenge the perception of an unchanging China and to encourage students to develop a critical understanding of the forces integrating and dividing this geo-cultural unit. Breadth-Humanities.

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.

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 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 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.

and three of

HIST 220 - Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe (3)

An introduction to the world of late Medieval and Renaissance Europe (c.1200-c.1500). Breadth-Humanities.

HIST 223 - Early Modern Europe, 1500-1789 (3)

A survey of early modern European history which will examine, among other topics, the wars of religion, the 17th century revolutions, 16th and 17th century economic development, the scientific revolution, the enlightenment and the political and social character of the old regime. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Hilmar Pabel
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6206, Burnaby
D101 Hilmar Pabel
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D102 Hilmar Pabel
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
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 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 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 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 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 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.

At least four of these six required courses must be at the upper division. Other courses with appropriate content can be used for credit upon prior application to the advisor.

Concentration in Middle Eastern and Islamic History

Students may qualify for this concentration by completing two of

HIST 151 - The Modern Middle East (3)

An introductory survey of the changing societies of the Middle East since 1800. Emphasis will be placed on familiarizing students with the basic aspects of Islamic society, the influence of European imperialism, the modernization of traditional societies, the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the social and political ferment in the period since the Second World War. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D900 Amyn Sajoo
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
D901 Amyn Sajoo
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 5320, Surrey
D902 Amyn Sajoo
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5320, Surrey
HIST 249 - Classical Islamic Civilization (3)

This course offers a broad survey of the development of classical Islamic civilization. It begins with an examination of the origins of Islam in seventh century Arabia and concludes with the break-up of the Abbasid Caliphate of Baghdad in the 13th century. Emphasis will be place on gaining an understanding of the doctrines of Islam, the significance of the rise and fall of the early Arab-Islamic empires, and the role of Islam in world history. Breadth-Humanities.

HIST 252 - Islamic India (3)

A survey of the cultural patterns, social and political forces, and historical contexts that have shaped the Islamic period of Indian history. Special attention will be directed toward the Mughal empire and its decline. Breadth-Humanities.

HIST 278 - The Greeks in the Ottoman Empire (3)

Explores the lives of Greeks under Ottoman rule and how the Ottoman systems of administration and taxation, as well as culture and religion, affected and influenced them. Examines how they maintained a Hellenic identity and how this identity contributed to their struggle for independence. Students with credit for HS 278 may not take HIST 278 for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

and four of

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 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 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 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.

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

For students in other Faculties, please check your Faculty's overall degree requirements: https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/faculties-research.html

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.