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 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 is available at https://calendar.ualberta.ca/index.php

SP = Spring SU = Summer

 

Undergraduate Level Courses

Class Section Description Instructor
HIST 115 LEC A1 SP TECHNOLOGY AND HISTORY T. Rockwell
HIST 115 LEC X01 SP TECHNOLOGY AND HISTORY A. Sims
HIST 115 LEC B1 SU TECHNOLOGY AND HISTORY T. Rockwell
HIST 115 LEC X50 SU TECHNOLOGY AND HISTORY L. Lebiedowski
HIST 261 LEC A1 SP POST-CONFEDERATION CANADA A. Rowe
HIST 280 LEC A1 SP EAST ASIA TO 1500 K. Au Yong
HIST 280 LEC B1 SU EAST ASIA TO 1500 K. Au Yong
HIST 281 LEC A1 SP

EAST ASIA FROM 1500

Course Description and Overview: This course will provide an introductory survey of some main themes in East Asian history from approximately the 16th century to the present. East Asia is most frequently defined as the cultural area in which traditional elites were literate in Chinese characters, which corresponds to modern-day China (including Taiwan), Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Constantly throughout the course East Asia as a region and the individual countries within it will be treated in a global comparative perspective, where the regional historical record is analyzed in terms of similarities and differences with overall global history. No pre-requisite required.

Required Textbook: Holcombe, Charles. A History of East Asia: From the Origins of Civilization to the Twenty-First Century. 2nd Edition, 2017. Students will need to purchase this textbook either in Kindle form from Amazon or eBook from Cambridge University Press.

B. Gold

 

HIST 281 LEC B1 SU EAST ASIA FROM 1500 X. Chen
HIST 419/631 SEM X01 SP

TOPICS IN SOVIET HISTORY/Problems 20C Russian History
Combined course with HIST 631

Topic Title: Everyday Life in the Soviet Union

Description: 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 a complex, even paradoxical nature of the Soviet civilization and will give you a sense of why post-Soviet nostalgia is so pervasive even today.

Students will be working with very special primary sources, which permit detailed insight into Soviet daily life: political jokes and anecdotes; popular songs; feature Soviet/Russian films.

V. Kravchenko