Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2012/2013
Canadian Excellence

History

Honours BA and Minor:

Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

 
Junior HI Courses

Students registering for their first course will normally choose a 1.0-credit course (or equivalent) from HI101 to HI120*. Each course is planned to permit students to achieve a common grounding in historical interpretation and analysis, and in methods of historical research and writing.

Not all history courses listed below will be offered in a given year. For a list of courses for this academic year and for a fuller description of course content and requirements for honours degree students, consult the departmental brochure available in the History Department office. 

 
Senior and Seminar HI Courses

Senior students without credit in a 100 level history course are eligible to enrol in 200 level courses. Junior students enrolled in a 100 level course may also enrol in certain 200 level courses with permission of the department. Senior students taking history courses as electives may only enrol in 300 level courses with permission of the department.

The 400-level seminar courses are studies of an advanced nature, conducted in small participating groups in which significant topics of historical interest are explored. 400 level courses numbered below 450 are seminars in which students will conduct the intensive study of assigned readings and engage in weekly discussions of those materials, as well as writing papers on the readings. Seminars numbered 450 and above are research seminars in which students who have already completed the prerequisite readings course will conduct an intensive research project approved by the instructor. The project requires them to produce an article-length research paper based mainly upon primary sources as well as the appropriate historiography. The paper must be presented to their fellow students and defended in the seminar; all students will also be required to critique and offer suggestions and comments on the work of their fellow students. The seminars are limited to Year 4 Honours History students with other Year 4 students being admitted by permission of the department. Unless prior permission has been granted by the department, students in the Single Honours History BA program may only take two readings seminars and one research seminar and students in the Combined Honours History BA program may only take one readings seminar and one research seminar.

 
Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
HI101 Medieval Europe, 500-1100 [1] 0.5
HI102 The Central and Late Middle Ages, 1100-1450 [2] 0.5
HI103 Comparative Revolutions and the Modern World 0.5
HI104 European Civilization from the Ancient World to the Enlightenment 0.5
HI105 European Civilization from the Enlightenment to the Present 0.5
HI108 Europe in the Age of Imperialism and the Great War, 1870-1918 0.5
HI109 20th-Century Europe, 1918-1991 0.5
HI111 Problems in Colonial Canadian History 0.5
HI112 Problems in Modern Canadian History 0.5
HI114 Problems in United States History 0.5
HI117 Topics in North American History to the 1860s 0.5
HI118 Topics in North American History from the 1860s 0.5
HI120 World History in the Past and Present: An Introduction 1.0
HI121 World History to c.1450: An Introduction 0.5
HI122 World History since c.1450: An Introduction 0.5
HI201 Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789 0.5
HI202 Europe, 1789-1871: War, Protest and Revolution 0.5
HI203 History of Art: Renaissance to Present 0.5
HI205 History of Imperial Russia, 1703-1917 0.5
HI206 History of the Soviet Union, 1917-1991 0.5
HI208 The United States, 1607-1877 0.5
HI209 The United States from 1877 to the Present 0.5
HI210 German History, 1648-1870 0.5
HI211 German History, 1870-1990 0.5
HI212 French Canada Before Confederation 0.5
HI213 French Canada After Confederation 0.5
HI215 Anglo-Saxon England, c. 450-1066 0.5
HI216 England in the Central and Late Middle Ages, 1066-1485 0.5
HI217 British Politics and Society, 1485-1714 0.5
HI218 Modern British History 1714-1914 0.5
HI221 France from the Wars of Religion to Napoleon 0.5
HI222 Modern France since Napoleon 0.5
HI224 The Asian World in Ascendancy, 1000-1700 0.5
HI225 History of Ancient Greece 0.5
HI226 History of Ancient Rome 0.5
HI228 Survey of Modern Asian History 0.5
HI229 Survey of African History 0.5
HI232 A History of Sea Power to 1914 0.5
HI233 A History of Sea Power since 1914 0.5
HI234 Canadian Art 0.5
HI245 The History of the Canadian Constitution, 1534 to the Present 0.5
HI246 Canadian External Relations 0.5
HI248 The Second World War 0.5
HI249 The Impact of the Second World War, 1939-1948 0.5
HI260 History on Film 0.5
HI265 The Modern Middle East 0.5
HI271 Survey of European Women's/Gender History 0.5
HI292 History of Canada to Confederation 0.5
HI293 History of Canada since Confederation 0.5
HI303 A History of Socialism 0.5
HI304 Fascism in Europe, 1919-1945 0.5
HI305 New Dimensions in British Empire and Commonwealth History 1.0
HI306 War and Society in Africa 0.5
HI307 Modern Japan 0.5
HI308 Renaissance Art 0.5
HI310 The Italian Renaissance, 1350-1530 0.5
HI311 The Reformation 0.5
HI312 Canadian-American Relations 0.5
HI313 Crowds in Pre-Modern Europe, 1300-1815 0.5
HI314 Contemporary Europe 0.5
HI315 East Central Europe in the 20th Century 0.5
HI316 Europe and the New World, 1450-1660 0.5
HI317 Golden Age Spain 0.5
HI318 Crime, Sex, and Scandal in 19th Century Britain [3] 0.5
HI320 Canada since 1945 0.5
HI321 Social History of Pre-Industrial Canada 0.5
HI322 Social History of Modern Canada 0.5
HI323 Social History of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, 1780-1850 0.5
HI324 English Government and Society, 1558-1660 0.5
HI325 Imperialism, Race and the Post-Colonial Legacy 0.5
HI326 History of Gender Roles from the Industrial Revolution to the Present 0.5
HI327 Québec in the 20th Century 0.5
HI328 Canada in the World: From Laurier to the 21st Century 0.5
HI330 Slavery and Emancipation in the United States 0.5
HI331 The African-American Experience since 1877 0.5
HI332 The Foreign Relations of the United States in the 20th Century 0.5
HI333 Sport and Society in the United States from 1865 to the Present 0.5
HI335 The United States in Latin America since 1898 0.5
HI336 The History of Modern Latin America 0.5
HI337 Canadian Business History 0.5
HI338 Canadian Labour History 0.5
HI339 History of Ontario since 1791 0.5
HI340 History of Western Canada 0.5
HI341 Canadian Military History 0.5
HI342 Culture and Ideas in the Modern World: Descartes to Darwin 0.5
HI343 Culture and Ideas in the Modern World: Marxism to Post-modernism 0.5
HI344 Native Peoples of Eastern Canada 0.5
HI345 Native Peoples of Western Canada 0.5
HI346 Special Topics [4] 0.5
HI348 History of International Relations, 1789-1890 0.5
HI349 History of International Relations, 1890-1991 0.5
HI350 Revolutionary Ideas in Russian History 0.5
HI351 Russian Society in War and Revolution 0.5
HI353 The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789-1815 0.5
HI354 France in World War II: Origins and History of the Vichy Regime 0.5
HI355 Athletics and Societies in the Modern World 0.5
HI356 History of Modern Education 0.5
HI359 Paris: History of a Capital City 0.5
HI360 The Great War and Its Aftermath, 1914-1921 0.5
HI361 History of Poland to the Partitions, 966-1795 0.5
HI362 History of Poland since the Partitions, 1795 to the present 0.5
HI363 Jews in Modern Europe, 1750-1938 0.5
HI364 The Holocaust: Nazi Germany and the Genocide of European Jews 0.5
HI366 Modern Turkey 0.5
HI367 The Middle East and the Cold War 0.5
HI368 The Ottoman Empire 0.5
HI371 Slavery in the Americas, 1549-1888 0.5
HI372 Colonial and U.S. Women, 1607-1869 0.5
HI373 Modern China since 1890 0.5
HI374 Jews, ‘Witches’ & Heretics: Persecution & Toleration in pre-Modern Europe c. 1050-1700 0.5
HI375 Seeking Justice: The Family and Law in Canada, 1867-1969 0.5
HI377 Science and Environment in Canadian History 0.5
HI378 The Making of the Third World before 1945 0.0
HI379 The Third World Since 1945 0.5
HI380 American Culture and Society, 1890-1950 0.5
HI381 American Culture and Society since the Second World War 0.5
HI398 Methods and Philosophy of History 0.5
HI400 Reading Seminar on Medieval Europe 1.0
HI401 Reading Seminar on Early Modern Europe 1.0
HI402 Reading Seminar on Northeast Asia 1.0
HI403 Reading Seminar on Post-1945 Europe 1.0
HI404 Reading Seminar on International Relations, 1914-1956 1.0
HI405 Reading Seminar on German Politics, Culture and Society, 1918-1949 1.0
HI406 Reading Seminar on American Foreign Policy in the 20th Century 1.0
HI409 Reading Seminar on British Imperialism and Culture 1.0
HI410 Reading Seminar on The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 1.0
HI411 Reading Seminar on War and Memory 1.0
HI412 Reading Seminar on Race & Gender in the United States, 1608-1877 [5] 1.0
HI413 Reading Seminar on the Origins of Modern Wars, 1792 to the Present 1.0
HI415 Reading Seminar on the Zulu War 1.0
HI416 Reading Seminar on Nationalism and Decolonization in Africa [6] 1.0
HI417 Reading Seminar on Asia in World War II 1.0
HI418 Reading Seminar on Chinese Revolutions [7] 1.0
HI421 Reading Seminar on Canadian Historiography 1.0
HI422 Reading Seminar on Historical Representations of Canada 1.0
HI423 Reading Seminar on Families and Education in Canada and the US 1.0
HI424 Reading Seminar on Nature and Environment in Canadian History 1.0
HI425 Reading Seminar on Science, Culture and Society in Canadian History 1.0
HI426 Reading Seminar on Aboriginal History in North America since Columbus 1.0
HI427 Reading Seminar on Local History 1.0
HI429 Reading Seminar on the History of Canada to 1900 1.0
HI430 Reading Seminar on Canada in the 20th Century 1.0
HI431 Reading Seminar on Late Tudor and Early Stuart England 1.0
HI432 Reading Seminar on British History 1.0
HI434 Reading Seminar on the United States in the Gilded Age and Progressive Eras 1.0
HI435 Reading Seminar on Europe and the Overseas World, 1450-1700 1.0
HI436 Reading Seminar on Russia in Revolution 1.0
HI437 Reading Seminar on Revolutionary and Napoleonic France 1.0
HI438 Reading Seminar on the Age of the Enlightenment 1.0
HI439 Reading Seminar on Napoleon and his Times 1.0
HI440 Reading Seminar on Roosevelt’s America 1.0
HI441 Reading Seminar on American Extremism since 1776 1.0
HI445 Reading Seminar on the Era of the US Civil War 1.0
HI450 Research Seminar on Medieval Europe 1.0
HI451 Research Seminar on Early Modern Europe 1.0
HI452 Research Seminar on International Relations of Northeast Asia 1.0
HI453 Research Seminar on Post-1945 Europe 1.0
HI454 Research Seminar on History of International Relations, 1914-1956 1.0
HI455 Research Seminar on German Politics, Culture and Society, 1918-1949 1.0
HI456 Research Seminar on American Foreign Policy in the 20th Century 1.0
HI459 Research Seminar on Imperialism & Culture: British Discourses on Race, Gender, Class & Nation, c. 1850-1914 1.0
HI460 Research Seminar on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 1.0
HI461 Research Seminar on War and Memory 1.0
HI462 Research Seminar on Race & Gender in the United States, 1608-1877 [8] 1.0
HI463 Research Seminar on The Origins of Modern Wars, 1792 to the Present 1.0
HI465 Research Seminar on The Zulu War 1.0
HI466 Research Seminar on Nationalism and Decolonization in Africa [9] 1.0
HI467 Research Seminar in Asia in World War II 1.0
HI468 Research Seminar on Chinese Revolutions [10] 1.0
HI471 Research Seminar on Canadian History: The Historical Literature 1.0
HI472 Research Seminar on Historical Representations of Canada 1.0
HI473 Research Seminar on Home and School: Families and Education in Canada and the United States 1.0
HI474 Research Seminar on Nature and Environment in Canadian History 1.0
HI475 Research Seminar on Canadian History: Science, Culture and Society 1.0
HI476 Research Seminar on Aboriginal North America: Interpreting Native History since Columbus 1.0
HI477 Research Seminar on Approaches to Local History 1.0
HI479 Research Seminar on History of Canada to 1900 1.0
HI480 Research Seminar on Canada in the 20th Century 1.0
HI481 Research Seminar on Late Tudor and Early Stuart England 1.0
HI482 Research Seminar on British History 1.0
HI484 Research Seminar on The United States, The Gilded Age and Progressive Eras 1.0
HI485 Research Seminar on Europe and the Overseas World, 1450-1700 1.0
HI486 Research Seminar on Russian Studies 1.0
HI487 Research Seminar on A History of Revolutionary and Napoleonic France 1.0
HI488 Research Seminar on The Age of the Enlightenment 1.0
HI489 Research Seminar on Napoleon: The Man and His Times 1.0
HI490 Research Seminar on Roosevelt's America 1.0
HI491 Research Seminar on American Extremism since 1776: Arguing about Democracy 1.0
HI495 Research Seminar on United States: Civil War Era 1.0
HI496 Directed Studies in a Specific Historical Problem 1.0
HI499 Senior Honours Thesis 1.0
 

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision April 16, 2012: HI407*, HI408*, HI414*, HI457*, HI458*, HI464* deleted; effective September 1, 2012.

  1. Editorial Revision April 23, 2012: HI101; Exclusion of HI104* deleted; effective September 1, 2010.

  2. Editorial Revision April 23, 2012: HI102; Exclusion of HI104* deleted; effective September 1, 2010.

  3. Senate Revision April 16, 2012: HI318 New course; effective September 1, 2012.

  4. Senate Revision April 16, 2012: HI346 Title and description change; effective September 1, 2012.

  5. Senate Revision April 16, 2012: HI412 New course; effective September 1, 2012.

  6. Senate Revision April 16, 2012: HI416 New course; effective September 1, 2012.

  7. Senate Revision April 16, 2012: HI418 New course; effective September 1, 2012.

  8. Senate Revision April 16, 2012: HI462 New course; effective September 1, 2012.

  9. Senate Revision April 16, 2012: HI466 New course; effective September 1, 2012.

  10. Senate Revision April 16, 2012: HI468 New course; effective September 1, 2012.