History Courses

HISTORY Courses Spring/Summer 2020

 

The Department of History and Classics invite you to explore our courses below.

Note: Course offerings, classrooms, scheduled meeting times and instructors are subject to change.  For the official schedule of classes and to confirm the assigned classroom, log in to Bear Tracks https://www.beartracks.ualberta.ca/ as this information may not be immediately updated on our website.

In case of conflicting information, the University of Alberta Calendar is to be considered the final authority.  The University of Alberta Calendar 2019/2020 is available at https://calendar.ualberta.ca/index.php

SP = Spring  SU = Summer

 

Undergraduate Level Courses

Class                          Section                       Description                                                                        Instructor

HIST 112                     LEC A1 SP                 THE MODERN WORLD                                                       TBA

HIST 115                     LEC A1 SP                 TECHNOLOGY AND HISTORY                                           TBA

HIST 115                     LEC X01 SP               TECHNOLOGY AND HISTORY                                           TBA

HIST 115                     LEC B1 SU                 TECHNOLOGY AND HISTORY                                           TBA

HIST 115                     LEC X50 SU               TECHNOLOGY AND HISTORY                                           TBA

HIST 261                     LEC A1 SP                 POST-CONFEDERATION CANADA                                    TBA

HIST 280                     LEC A1 SP                 EAST ASIA TO 1500                                                            TBA

HIST 280                     LEC B1 SU                 EAST ASIA TO 1500                                                            TBA

HIST 281                     LEC A1 SP                 EAST ASIA FROM 1500                                                       TBA

HIST 281                     LEC B1 SU                 EAST ASIA FROM 1500                                                       TBA

HIST 290                     LEC A1 SP                 INTRODUCTION TO HISTORIOGRAPHY                           TBA

                                    SEM E1 SP                 INTRODUCTION TO HISTORIOGRAPHY                           TBA           

HIST 419                     SEM X01 SP               TOPICS IN SOVIET HISTORY                                             V. Kravchenko

Combined course with HIST 631

Topic: Everyday Life in the Soviet Union

The purpose of the seminar is to explore the phenomenon of daily life of the ordinary Soviet citizens. Living in a “grey zone” between utopia and social reality, they developed a strategy of “getting on and getting by that enabled them to stay fed, informed, and entertained” (T. Johnston). This seminar will help you to understand complex, even paradoxical nature of Soviet civilization and will give you a sense of why post-Soviet nostalgia is so pervasive even today.

The emphasis will be on specific topics:

 

-  Soviet mythology, propaganda, rituals, identity;

-  Nationality, ethnicity, historical legacies;

-  Soviet mass culture, consumerism, private sphere;

-  Norms, habits, and values of Soviet citizens;

-  Soviet-Western mutual stereotypes and exchange.

 

The best Soviet/Russian films, jokes and anecdotes are used extensively as a teaching tool. They permit detailed insight into Soviet daily life. 

 

Graduate Level Courses

HIST 631                     SEM X01 SP               PROBLEMS 20C RUSSIAN HISTORY                                 V. Kravchenko

Combined course with HIST 419

 

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