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HI1413 Historical Thinking I

Credit hours: 3

Everything has a history. Every news story, idea, movement, and career has a backstory. Taking a thematic approach, this course develops crucial “historical thinking” skills and a foundation of knowledge about the development of the modern world.

HI1423 Historical Thinking II

Credit hours: 3

This course is a continuation of HI1413 Historical Thinking I.

HI2113 Pre-Confederation Canada

CREDIT HOURS: 3

Beginning with the coming of the French in 1608, this study will trace the key social, political, and economic developments of colonial North America. The aim is to bring students to that point where there is a clear understanding of how and why the colonies became the country of Canada in 1867.

HI2123 Canada Since 1867

CREDIT HOURS: 3

Starting with the reality of Confederation in 1867, this study will examine the growing pains of diversity, and the progress of the young country of Canada. Through critical discussion, and historical examination of the various pivotal points of Canada’s past, students will be led to an understanding of where present-day Canada came from and where it is going, given the ongoing Constitutional debates within its geographical boundaries.

HI2213 British History To 1689

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course traces British history from the Celts to the Glorious Revolution. Particular attention is paid to the development of influential institutions unique to Britain such as the monarch, the parliament, the church, and trade.

HI2223 British History From 1689 to 1990

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course traces the social, economic, and political developments which made Britain the greatest empire in history and then brought about its decline.

HI2613 Europe: 1500 to the Present

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course explores themes in European history from the Early Modern period to the present. It examines people, events, movements, and ideas, particularly as they contributed to Europe’s rise to world dominance and its gradual decline from that position.

HI2833 North American: 1500 to the Present

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course explores selected themes in North American history from initial European settlement to the end of the Cold War. Comparative summary attention will be given to settlement patterns, regionalism, ethnicity, politics, and economics in the United States and Canada.

HI3013 Probing the Past: The Nature of History I

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course will provide students with a thorough introduction to the discipline of History. Selected topics will examine the nature of historical knowledge and the process of studying and understanding the past. A variety of themes will be highlighted including the philosophical foundations of History; the writings of great historians; the intellectual and technical skills involved in researching, writing, and interpreting History; and the significance of a Christian perspective on the past.

PREREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123 or six credit hours at the 2000 level

HI3023 Probing the Past: The Nature of History II

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course is a continuation of HI3013.

PREREQUISITE: HI3013

HI3033 Political Philosophy, Politics, and Public Leadership in Canada

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course will examine the nature of the Canadian political system, its historical evolution and the political philosophy that has informed this evolution. It will also examine a selection of Canadian leaders in their historical context.

PREREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123, or Permission of the Instructor

HI3113 Medieval Europe

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course traces the key elements of the Medieval world, including the church, monasticism, and feudalism, from their origins in a declining Roman Empire to the beginning of the Reformation.

PREREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123 or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3133 Victorian Britain

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course explores life and society during the reign of Queen Victoria in Britain (1837-1901). It examines various themes pertaining to the period, including the British Empire, women and their roles, politics, religion, middle class, economics, and industry.

PREREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123 or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3213 The Ancient World

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course is designed as an introduction to the history of the ancient world. Beginning with the Sumerians (3000 B.C.E.), the culture, social institutions, and achievements of the main civilizations of the Ancient Near East are surveyed up to and including the Persian Period (333 B.C.E.)

COREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123 and RS2003, RS2033

HI3223 The Greco-Roman World

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course is designed to bring students to a basic understanding of the Greco-Roman world. This includes the political, military, social, religious, and intellectual histories of the period.

COREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123 and RS2003, RS2033

HI3413 Europe: From Renaissance to Reformation

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course examines western Europe during the Renaissance and traces the beginning of modern ideals in the Western world. Topics include the beginning of modern science, global interaction, and the fragmentation of the Church.

PREREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123 or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3453 Modern European Art and Cultural History (1450-1980)

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course covers the intellectual history of artistic content and expression as it reflects social and intellectual developments from the Renaissance and the rise of perspective and landscape in painting (with special attention to Claude, Gainsborough, and Monet) to the decline of representational perspective and landscape painting in abstract and post-modern art (with special attention to Picasso, Hepworth, and Francis Bacon II). Field trips to art galleries are included in this course. (This course is normally offered in conjunction with the Crandall-Oxford Study Programme.)

PREREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123 or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3463 European Intellectual History in the Modern Era

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course is an intellectual history of Europe from the French Revolution to the present day. By examining important developments in the areas of science, philosophy, religion, and politics, students will become familiar with some of the key ideas that helped define the nature of this two hundred year period.

PREREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123 or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3513/3523 Directed Studies in History

CREDIT HOURS: 3

These courses are available for students when their interests and professors’ expertise allow for a more in-depth tutorial approach. Stu- dents must be highly capable and must have completed upper level prerequisite courses in the area of the directed study.

PREREQUISITE: Permission of the Registrar

HI3613 Nineteenth Century Europe

CREDIT HOURS: 3

Beginning with the background of the French Revolution, the course examines major developments of European History which see Europe reach the paramount position in the world.

PREREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123 or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3623 Twentieth Century Europe

CREDIT HOURS: 3

Beginning with World War I, the course examines the dramatic developments in the twentieth century that have reshaped world history and the relative position of Europe within it.

PREREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123 or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3643 The Reformation in Europe

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course examines the development of Protestantism as a social, economic, political, and religious reaction to the status quo of European society.

CROSSLISTING: RS3803

PREREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123 or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3663 Autobiography and Life Writing in 19th and 20th Century English Canada

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course explores autobiography and other forms of “life writing” as important sources for understanding individual life experiences in 19th and 20th century English Canada.

PREREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123 or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3813 Colonial America: 1492 to 1763

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course will explore the main themes in the history of Colonial America beginning with Christopher Columbus and his voyages of discovery in the late 15th century. Course topics will include the period of European exploration of the New World, the first attempts at colonization by European nations, and the development of Colonial society up to the Seven Years War.

PREREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123 or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3823 America: From the Revolution to the Civil War

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course will explore the main themes in the history of the United States, from the causes and consequences of the American Revolution in the 1760’s and 1770’s to the crisis which caused the Civil War a century later.

PREREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123 or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3833 Modern Revolutions

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course examines themes common to several modern revolutions including the American, French, and Russian revolutions.

PREREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123 or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3883 Intellectual History of Science and Religion (1600-1980)

CREDIT HOURS: 3

From theory to paradigm, from the telescope to the atom and beyond (with selected study of Copernicus, Newton, Darwin, biblical archaeology, Einstein, and Hawking), this course examines the Proofs Scientific, in their historical contexts, as marshalled for and against religion. Field trips to museums are included. (This course is normally offered in conjunction with the Crandall-Oxford Study Programme.)

CROSSLISTING: RS3883

PREREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123 or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3893 History in Film

CREDIT HOURS: 3

HI3893 is not a course about the history of film, but rather a course examining how history is portrayed through the popular medium of film. The early classes will be spent establishing the theoretical parameters of the use of film in the study of history. Various perspectives of historians and filmmakers will be examined in this section. Then throughout the remainder of the course, students will examine several different ‘historical’ films from several different historical periods & contexts. Each film will be analysed by looking at the period which the film seeks to portray, as well as the period during which the film was made. Then the class will seek to evaluate exactly what the film has contributed to the study of history. Due to the thematic nature of the course, as well as the heavy emphasis on participation, it is vital that all students do the assigned readings & come to class prepared to participate & contribute.

PREREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123 or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3903 History of Psychology

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course provides an examination of the historical and philosophical foundations of modern Psychology. This course will trace the development of Psychology from its early philosophical roots to its present status as a behavioural science.

CROSSLISTING: PS3913

PREREQUISITES: PS1013, PS1023; recommended for third or fourth year.

HI3923 Maritime Provinces Since 1800

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course will explore the development of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island in the post-Confederation period. Maritime adjustment to political union and its role within Confederation will be examined. Special emphasis will be placed on social, religious, economic, and political trends in the context of regional disparity.

PREREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123 or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI4033 Loyalists in the Atlantic World

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This seminar examines Loyalist experiences during and after the American Revolution, their migrations as refugees to Atlantic Canada and throughout the Atlantic world, and debates about the meaning of loyalism.

PREREQUISITES: HI1113, HI1123, and at least an additional six credit hours in History

HI4103 Canadian Culture and Ideas

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This advanced seminar course explores selected themes in intellectual and cultural history in twentieth century Canada through readings, discussion, and class presentations.

PREREQUISITES: Twelve credit hours in History or permission of the Registrar

HI4213 Stuart England

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This seminar-style course will focus upon selected topics and themes in late-Tudor and early-Stuart England. Topics may vary from year to year and will focus on the political, social, and religious context and various interpretations of the period. Important topics such as the civil war and revolution, the protectorate, and the restoration of the monarchy will be included. Students will be encouraged to identify themes of personal interest for their major research project.

PREREQUISITES: Twelve credit hours in History or permission of the Registrar

HI4233 Women in Early Modern Britain

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This seminar course explores the place and role of women in early-modern England (1500-1714). It focuses on economic, political, social, and religious themes.

PREREQUISITES: Twelve credit hours in History or permission of the Professor

HI4513/4523 Advanced Directed Studies in History

CREDIT HOURS: 3

These courses are available for students when their interests and professors’ expertise allow for a more in-depth tutorial or project approach. Students must be highly capable and must have completed upper level prerequisite courses in the area of the directed study.

PREREQUISITES: Twelve credit hours in History or permission of the Professor

HI4813 Canadian Religious History

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This seminar-style course will focus upon selected religious themes in 19th and 20th century Canada. Topics will vary from year to year and may include the role of religion in regional development, politics, economics, secularization, gender formation, consumerism, and education. Students are encouraged to identify themes of interest for their major research projects.

CROSSLISTING: RS4813

PREREQUISITES: Twelve credit hours in History or permission of the Professor

HI4853 Internship in History

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course is a supervised research practicum in a media, archival, legal, publishing, or museum setting involving eighty hours of mon- itored work. Acceptance into this course is contingent upon the availability of placements and the permission of the Professor.

HI4996 Thesis

CREDIT HOURS: 6

Certain exceptional students, upon request prior to the completion of their third year, may be granted permission to write a thesis as an element to their Honours degree requirement.

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