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