History 400 Level

*Advanced Undergraduate Level Coures

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HIST 403 - Topics is Medieval European History *3 (0-3s-0)

Topic: Medieval Iberia: Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Prerequisite: *3 in HIST at the 300-level or consent of Department.  Taught in conjunction with HIST 699 

Christians, Muslims, and Jews coexisted in medieval Iberia for roughly 750 years, from the arrival of a Muslim army from North Africa in 711 until the completion of the Christian "Reconquest" and the expulsion of the Jews in 1492. In recent years, this period has often been hailed as a model of enlightened pluralism, especially by those hoping to challenge notions of inherent Christian-Muslim incompatibility or Muslim “fundamentalism.” In much of the Muslim world, al-Andalus is also mourned as a lost paradise.

To what extent was medieval Iberia characterized by a unique culture of religious tolerance? How should we account for the complex nature of conflict, cooperation, and exchange between members of these three religious communities? What is the role of Islam and Muslim populations in the history of the Iberian peninsula? This course will examine inter-religious relations in the Iberian peninsula under both Muslim and Christian rule from the Visigothic kingdom to the expulsion of the Moriscos (Muslims forcibly converted to Christianity) in 1609-1614. In addition to secondary sources, we will rely heavily on Jewish, Christian, and Muslim primary texts in translation and occasional film clips in class. Major themes will include conversion, acculturation, the establishment of religious authority, the legal status of religious minorities, persecution, polemics, the transmission of knowledge from the Arab-Islamic world to the Latin West, and concepts of tolerance, coexistence, and violence.

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F19 76294 Sem A1 M 1300-1550 T B 109 J. Hendrickson

HIST 405 - Fashion and Material Culture c. 1600 - 1900  *3 (0-3s-0)

Description: This course explores the practice of fashion as a social, economic, political and cultural phenomenon from a cross-cultural perspective from the 1500s-1800s. We also assess material culture as a source of unique evidence in historical study. The two – fashion and material culture – are inextricably linked. Fashion signals societal change as well as cultural or political tensions; it reveals gendered norms and expectations, while also marking significant economic transformations. Material life and material culture are integral to assessments of fashion and will be a point of study in this course.

Prerequisite: *3 in HIST at the 300-level or consent of Department.Taught in conjunction with HIST 617 A1 and HECOL 464.

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F19  69218 Sem A1 T 1230-1520 TBA B. Lemire


HIST 414 - Topics in History of Modern Germany 
*3 (0-3s-0)

Topic: Nazi Germany

Prerequisite: *3 in HIST at the 300-level or consent of Department.

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W20  92534 Sem B1 W 1300-1550 T 2 44 D. Sweeney


 HIST 421 - Topics in the History of Europe *3 (0-3s-0)

Topic: European Consumers and Global Connections, c. 1660 - 1800's

Prerequisite: *3 in HIST at the 300-level or consent of Department.

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W20  96078 Sem B1 T 0930-1220 T 2 58 B. Lemire


HIST 442 - Topics in Latin Amercian History Since 1850
 *3 (0-3s-0)

Topic: Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Migrants

Prerequisite: *3 in HIST at the 300-level or consent of Department.

 

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F19  76244 Sem A1 W 0900-1150 T B 117 J. Heilman


HIST 446 - Topics in African History
 *3 (0-3s-0)

Title: Africa in Crisis 

Description: This course will explore the historical makings of a select set of African contemporary crises and construct critical analyses of their presentation in the modern media. While some case studies may have a particular geographical focus (e.g.  Post-Apartheid South Africa , West African Islamic extremism), others will touch on several countries (e.g.  Ethnic cleansing, child soldiers, autocratic leadership, deadly diseases, modern-day slavery, human trafficking). Selected cases will take into consideration the interests of the class; emphasis will be on depth (rather than breadth) of understanding in each study.

Prerequisite: *3 in HIST at the 300-level or consent of Department.

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W20  96787 Sem B1 W 10;00-12:50 TBA A. McDougall

HIST 460 - Topics in Canadian History *3 (0-3s-0)

A1- Taught in conjunction with HIST 660

Topic: Histories of the Rocky Mountains - This course will examine the overlapping histories that have shaped Canada's Rocky Mountains. The Rockies extend from Alberta's foothills, to the peaks of the Great Divide, and into British Columbia's Rocky Mountain trench. This course will draw on theoretical tools from environmental history to examine the overlapping histories of Indigenous peoples, national parks, recreation and tourism, and resource development in the region. Students will be required to write a major research paper and participate in weekly seminar discussions. 

B1- Topic:1885 in Western Canada

B2- Topic: Fort Edmonton and the Fur Trade

Prerequisite: *3 in HIST at the 300-level or consent of Department

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F19  72510 Sem A1 R 1100-1350 T 1 100 L. Piper
W20  90148  Sem B1  1300-1550  T 1 104  S. Carter  
W20  90144  Sem B2 0930-1220  TBA  G. Ens 


HIST 467 -  Topics in Alberta History
*3 (0-3s-0)

Topic: Researching and Writing from Primary Sources

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F19 76257 Sem A1 W 1300-1550 T B 100  S. Carter


HIST 481 -  Chinese History
 *3 (0-3s-0)

Topic: History of Drama in Premodern China

Description: The 2020 winter session explores the interplay of history and fiction in the creative production of drama in pre-modern China. We trace the development of drama from the Han dynasty and focus on variety plays (zaju) in the Yuan dynasty (Orphan of Zhao, Injustice Done to Dou E) and kun opera in the Ming and Qing (Peony Pavilion, and Peach Blossom Fan). The class is conducted on a seminar/discussion format, where students come prepared with the assigned readings and video resources. The course is designed to help students appreciate Chinese oral performing arts and develop critical skills with which to articulate how historical imagination has inspired drama, and how drama has rewritten history.

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W20 89892 Sem B1 W 1400-1650 T 1 108 J. Jay


HIST 496 - Topics in the History of Science  *3 (0-3s-0)

B1 - Topic: Cold War Science

Description:

X50 - Topic: Extra-Terrestrial Life Debate -

Description: Examines the history of the questions of the existence, nature, and possible significance of extraterrestrial life from the Ancient World to today. We will examine the historical, scientific, religious, philosophical, and literary aspects of the debate, as well as the emergence of intelligent aliens as standard elements in film (e.g. Star Wars) and TV (e.g. Star Trek) in the last seventy years.

Prerequisite: *3 in HIST at the 300-level or consent of Department.

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W20  95928 Sem B1 M 1300-1550 T 1 108 A. Ede
W20  95931 Sem X50 T 1830-2130 T 1 108  R. Smith


HIST 498 - DIRECTED STUDY  *3 (0-3s-0)

A directed study is an arrangement made between student & instructor.  This would have to be initiated by the student involving special circumstances.  The students would set this up with an instructor and then come to the main office to obtain a form to be filled out and approved by the Departments Undergraduate Chair.  

**Come to the department main office to obtain the consent form required.

Prerequisite: *3 in HIST at the 300-level or consent of Department

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F19 Sem A1 to A5  Individual Study *Closed to web registration
W20 Sem B1 to B4  Individual Study *Closed to web registration