400/500/600 Level Courses

Courses at the 400 level (often taught in conjunction with 500/600 level graduate courses) are smaller seminars. They allow students to engage in sustained conversations around more specialized topics and pursue original avenues of research.

Fall 2023

CLASS 400/505 - Topics in the Culture and Society of Greco-Roman Antiquity: Medeas
Prerequisite: Any course at or above the 200-level in CLASS, GREEK or LATIN
MWF 14:00 - 14:50 K. MacFarlane

CLASS 480/516 - Topics in the Archaeology of the Roman Provinces: Roman Britain
Prerequisite: Any course at or above the 200-level in CLASS
W 14:00 - 16:50 J. Rossiter

GREEK 477/509 - Topics in Greek Prose: Plato’s Apology of Socrates and Crito
MWF 11:00 - 11:50 J. Harris

HIST 403 - Topics in Medieval European History: Female Saints and Sinners in the Middle Ages
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
T 09:30 - 12:20 J. White

HIST 405/617 - Fashion and Material Culture c. 1600-1900
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
M 10:00 - 12:50 B. Lemire

HIST 416 - Topics in Eastern European History
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
M 13:00 - 15:50 A. Takács

HIST 420/614 - Topics in the History of Early Modern Europe: Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
H 12:30 - 15:20 J. Patrouch

HIST 421/621 - Topics in the History of Europe: Youth:Culture + Politics 19-20C
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
W 09:00 - 11:50 I. Cuplinskas

HIST 428/628 - Topics in the History of Christianity: Celtic Christianity
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
M 18:00 - 20:50 J. Samson

HIST 465/665 - History of Edmonton
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
M 13:00 - 15:50 S. Bower

HIST 488/698 - Topics in the History of Medicine: Global Ecologies and Disease
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
T 14:00 - 16:50 L. Piper

HIST 494 - Topics in Comparative History: The History of East Asian Pop Culture
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
T 09:30 - 12:20 B. Gold

Pop culture permeates global culture. Common pop culture categories are visual entertainment (movies, TV), music, comics, games, tourism, and sports. The last half century has seen the rise of a distinctive Japanese, Korean, and Chinese global pop culture. This includes, for example, Japanese ‘cute culture’, manga, the ‘Korean wave’ (incl. BTS, ‘Squid Game’), and HK martial arts cinema. Starting primarily in Edo Japan, (though with a glance as far back as Song China) this course will trace the history of the development and influence of pop culture across the region, and its increasingly global ‘soft power’ influence.

HIST 496/696 - Topics in the History of Science: Life Beyond Earth: The Debate
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
W 14:00 - 16:50 R. Smith

HIST 499/679 - Topics in Oral History: Indigenous Oral Narratives
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
W 13:00 - 15:50 S. Nickel

LATIN 406/506 - Topics in Latin Poetry: Catullus and Latin Elegy
MWF 13:00 - 13:50 S. Stewart

RELIG 422/520 - Advanced Studies in Islam: Islamic Law
Prerequisite: At least one course in Islam
M 13:00 - 15:50 J. Hendrickson

RELIG 520/HIST 699 - Specialized Studies in Islam: Islamic Studies Methods and Resources
R 09:30 - 12:20 J. Hendrickson


Winter 2024

CLASS 400/505 - Topics in the Culture and Society of Greco-Roman Antiquity: Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt
Prerequisite: Any course at or above the 200-level in CLASS, GREEK or LATIN
MWF 10:00 - 10:50 F. Pownall

CLASS 480/516 - Topics in the Archaeology of the Roman Provinces: The Roman East
Prerequisite: Any course at or above the 200-level in CLASS
W 14:00 - 16:50 C. Harvey

GREEK 475/575 - Topics in Greek Drama: Sophocles' Antigone
TH 12:30 - 13:50 A. Kemezis

HIST 419/631 - Topics in Soviet History: Russia's Wars 1914-2022
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
T 09:30 - 12:20 D. Marples

HIST 444/699 - Topics in Transnational History: Gender and States in Transnational East Asia
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
W 12:00 - 14:50 A. Fujiwara

HIST 446/695 - Themes and Issues in African History: Slavery and Human Trafficking
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
M 14:00 - 16:50 A. McDougall

HIST 450/653 - Topics in American History: Women and Gender
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
H 12:30 - 15:20 S. Romeo

HIST 460 - Topics in Canadian History: Investigating Métis History
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
T 14:00 - 16:50 K. Raven

HIST 467/664 - Topics in Alberta History: Indigenous-Settler Relations
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
W 13:00 - 15:50 S. Carter

HIST 491/614 - Topics in Mediterranean History: The Crusades
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
M 09:00 - 11:50 J. White

HIST 493/693 - War and Society in the Modern World: Occupied Europe in WWII
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 300-level in HIST
M 13:00 - 15:50 K. Moure

HIST 605 - Topics in the Nature of Historical Controversy: Contemporary Nationalisms
T 14:00 - 16:50 R. Dunch

LATIN 410/510 - Topics in Latin Prose: Apuleius's Defence Speech
MWF 13:00 - 13:50 C. Mackay

RELIG 415/516 - Advanced Studies in Christianity: Parables of Jesus
Prerequisite: At least one course in Christianity
M 14:00 - 16:50 L. Zelyck

RELIG 575 - Contemporary Theories of Religion
Prerequisite: 3 credits at the 200-level in RELIG
TH 15:30 - 16:50 D. Quinter