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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
July 25, 2014
 
 
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Year 1 Course Offerings 2013/2014



Year 1 Course Offerings - 2013/2014

HI101 Medieval Europe,  500-1100 A.D.
Fall term
Instructor: Alicia McKenzie
MW 10:00 - 11:20 am

An analysis of the fall of Rome and the rise of a new civilization. Special attention will be given
to the development of the Feudal System and the medieval Christian Church as the twin pillars of
the new cultural and social order. Exclusion HI104*

Tutorial 1        M        12:30 - 1:20 pm
Tutorial 2        M        1:30 - 2:20 pm
Tutorial 3        T         9:30 - 10:20 am
Tutorial 4        W        5:30 - 6:20 pm
Tutorial 5        F         10:30 - 11:20 am
Tutorial 6        W        1:30 - 2:20 pm
Tutorial 7        R         1:30 - 2:20 pm
Tutorial 8        W        1:30 - 2:20 pm

* NOTE: Students  will be required to take one tutorial a week with this course. Registration for
tutorials will be done ONLINE when registering for this class.

HI102  The Central and Late Middle Ages, 1100-1450 A.D.
Winter term
Instructor: Alicia McKenzie
MW  4:00 - 5:20 pm

An examination of Western European civilization in the period known as the Central Middle Ages .
1100-1300) a time of remarkable growth, development and innovation and the Late Middle Ages .
1300-1450), an era of major disasters and challenges which nevertheless gave birth to the
Renaissance and sowed the seeds for the coming of the Reformation and the Early Modern period.    
Exclusion  HI104*

Tutorial 1        M        12:30 - 1:20 pm
Tutorial 2        W        9:30 - 10:20 am
Tutorial 3        R         12:30 - 1:20 pm
Tutorial 4        F         1:30- 2:20 pm
Tutorial 5        T         4:00- 4:50 pm
Tutorial 6        W        12:30-1:20 pm T
Tutorial 7        R         11:30 - 12:20 pm
Tutorial 8        W        10:30 - 11:20 am

* NOTE: Students  will be required to take one tutorial a week with this course.  Registration for
tutorials will be done ONLINE when registering for this class.

HI109  Twentieth  Century Europe,  1918-1991
Winter term
Instructor: Dr. Robert Davison
TR 4:00 - 5:20 pm

This course examines the turbulent history of Europe since the First World War.  It covers
controversial issues in both Eastern and Western Europe and a variety of themes, approaches and
subjects that will make the history of our century comprehensible to the new student.  The course
will examine specifically: the Rise of Bolshevism,  Italian Fascism and German Nazism, the
temporary Decline of the Western Democracies and the parliamentary institutions of Eastern Europe,
the Great Depression, the Origins of the Second World War in Europe, the Final Solution, the Cold
War in Europe, European Revival and Unification and the Collapse of the Soviet Union.  Students
wishing to get an overview of the period should read either Gordon Craig, Europe Since 1914 or Eric
Hobsbawm, Age of Extremes.

Tutorial 1        M        2:30 - 3:20 pm
Tutorial 2        M        1:30 - 2:20 pm
Tutorial 3        T         2:30 - 3:20 pm
Tutorial 4        R         10:30 - 11:20 am
Tutorial 5        W       11:30- 12:20 am
Tutorial 6        T         10:30 - 11:20 am
Tutorial 7        W        12:30 -1:20 pm
Tutorial 8        T         11:30 - 12:20 pm

* NOTE: Students  will be required to take one tutorial a week with this course. Registration for
tutorials will be done ONLINE when registering for this class.

HI114  Problems in United States History

Fall term
Instructor: Dr. Darren Mulloy
TR   4:00-5:20 am

This introductory course emphasizes the study of particular problems in US history. It is taught
through a combination of weekly lectures, tutorials and a film series. Selected topics may include
the Salem Witchcraft trials of the 1690s, McCarthyism and the Red Scare of the 1940s and 1950s,
slavery and the American South, Civil Rights and Black Power during the 1950s and 1960s, and the
Vietnam War. Exclusion: HI 114*; NO 120

Tutorial 1        T         10:30 - 11:20 am
Tutorial 2        F         9:30 - 10:20 am
Tutorial 3        M        4:30 - 5:20 pm
Tutorial 4        T         11:30 - 12:20 pm
Tutorial 5        F       12:30 - 1:20 pm
Tutorial 6        R         10:30 -11:20 am
Tutorial 7        F         12:30 - 1:20 pm
Tutorial 8        R         10:30 - 11:20 am

* NOTE: Students  will be required to take one tutorial a week with this course. Registration for
tutorials will be done ONLINE when registering for this class.

HI123   Great  Battles in History
Fall term
Instructor: Dr. Darryl Dee
TR  11:30 - 12:50 pm

This course will explore eleven of the most important battles in world history.  We will examine
such topics as: the context of these battles; the commanders and armies that fought them; the
strategy and tactics employed; the experience of combat; and the outcomes.  Military history,
however is more than just an account of fighting. We will therefore also analyze how these battles
affect the states, societies, and the culture that fought them.

HI125   Business History
Fall term
Instructor: Dr. David Smith
MWF  11:30 - 12:20 pm

How have entrepreneurs in the past executed to produce fundamental change? What is the history of
the corporation? Why do we have mortgages? This course surveys business history in Western Europe
and the Americas form 1500 to the present day. We debate the development of the corporation, the
role of the individual in the market, the importance of consumerism, explanations for government
regulation, and the history of economic thought.  Structured around case studies, this course
provides historical context to contemporary debates over business and society, while tracing how
commerce and industry have had a transformative effect on the modern world.

Tutorial 1        M        12:30 - 1:20 pm
Tutorial 2        M        8:30 - 9:20 am
Tutorial 3       W        8:30 - 9:20 pm
Tutorial 4        W        9:30 - 10:20 pm
Tutorial 5        R       12:30 - 1:20 pm
Tutorial 6        F         1:30 - 2:20 pm
Tutorial 7        T         12:30 - 1:20 pm
Tutorial 8        W        12:30 - 1:20 pm
Tutorial 9        M        9:30 - 10:20 pm
Tutorial 10      W        1:30 - 2:20 am
Tutorial 11      F         12:30 - 1:20 am

* NOTE: Students  will be required to take one tutorial a week with this course. Registration for
tutorials will be done ONLINE when registering for this class.

HI 126    War and Society
Winter term
Instructor: Dr. Michael Sibalis
TR 8:30 - 9:50 am

This course studies the changing face of warfare in the Western World from Ancient times to the
present within a broad social and political context. It examines how soldiers have been recruited,
how armies have fought (i.e., with what weapons), how tactics and strategy have evolved over the
centuries and finally how warfare has affected non-combatant civilians.

HI199   The Roots of Now
Winter term
Instructor: Dr. Leonard Friesen
MWF 11:30 - 12:20 pm

Examines the origins and development of the modern world along four thematic lines the comprise the
Multidisciplinary History Tracks at Laurier: Peace and War; Culture, the Arts and Society;
Politics, Power and Law; and Social Issues and Globalization. Students will come out of this course
with an appreciation of the strong links between contemporary problems and their historical
antecedents.  Particular attention will be given to the origins and development of which is known
as The Western World, and the manner in which that peculiar civilization became a global cultural,
political and social phenomenon.