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Graduate Seminars Offered 2014-2015

Please check Minerva for the days, times and rooms for all courses and seminars in History.

FALL 2014 Term Seminars

HIST 550 Ancient History: Seminar 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Michael Fronda (Students who take HIST 550 must take HIST 551 in Winter 2015.)
HIST 585 Theory for Historical Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Matthew Milner
This course explores the relationship between historical scholarship and new digital media and technologies. It will examine how creation of new digital representations of historical evidence and new tools can aid historical research. No experience of coding is necessary. Assessment will include assessing and/or building a digital history project and seminar discussion.
HIST 617 Ancient Hist Research Methods 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Hans Beck
HIST 633 New France Research Seminar 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Catherine Desbarats
HIST 640 Modern Medicine Seminar 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. George Weisz (Students who take HIST 640 must take HIST 641 in Winter 2015.)
HIST 678 Historiography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Nancy Partner

WINTER 2015 Term Seminars

HIST 512 Topics in Chinese History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Griet Vankeerberghen
HIST 525 Women,Work&Family/Global Hist. 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Malek Abisaab
HIST 551 Ancient History: Research 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Michael Fronda
HIST 641 Modern Medicine Seminar 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. George Weisz
HIST 679 Historical Methods 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Lorenz Luthi

FALL/WINTER 2014-2015 Full-Year Seminars

HIST 594D1 Seminar: Early Mod. Britain 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 594D2 Seminar: Early Mod. Britain 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Brian Cowan

HIST 596D1 Seminar: Cdn Health History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 596D2 Seminar: Cdn Health History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Elsbeth Heaman
This course will survey Canadian social and political history through the expansive lens of epidemic disease and public health. Epidemics profoundly shaped modern Canada demographically, culturally, and politically. Into the twentieth century, such diseases as smallpox, influenza, cholera, typhus, measles, and tuberculosis, devastated indigenous and settler communities, and they rewrote social and political relationships in the process.

HIST 597D1 Seminar: Modern Europe 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 597D2 Seminar: Modern Europe 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Anastassios Anastassiadis

HIST 614D1 Topics:Latin American History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 614D2 Topics:Latin American History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Catherine LeGrand.
The purpose of this course is to introduce you to some of the best writing in social and cultural history of 19th and 20th century Latin America published in English after 1980.  In the fall term and the first month of the winter term, we will focus on major themes that have preoccupied historians of these approaches, including class, race, gender, religion, nationalism and state formation, and transnational perspectives on US-Latin American relations.   In our readings, we will note how history, anthropology and literary criticism are intersecting and the impact of the new social and cultural approaches on political and economic history.   We also will be concerned with the question of historical narratives – how, by whom and for what purposes they are constructed.   In the winter term you will write a major research paper on a topic of your choice.

HIST 629D1 Canadian Immigration History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 629D2 Canadian Immigration History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. John Zucchi

HIST 658D1 Seminar in Chinese History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 658D2 Seminar in Chinese History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Robin Yates

HIST 677D1 Sem: European Jewish History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 677D2 Sem: European Jewish History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Gershon Hundert
 

Interdisciplinary Options

In 2007 we introduced three interdisciplinary options. MA History—Development Studies option, MA History—Gender and Women's Studies option and, for students interested in combining the approaches of history and political science, MA History—European Studies option (students interested in European history generally should apply to the regular MA program). Students admitted to these options participate in an interdisciplinary seminar in place of 3 history seminar credits (6 in the case of the Gender and Women's Studies option) and write their research paper or thesis on a topic approved by the specific option's coordinating committee.

HIST 659 Interdisc Sem in European Stud 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  (Syllabus for 2013 POLI659 [.pdf] )
INTD 657 Development Studies Seminar 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

WMST 601 Feminist Theories and Methods 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer