For information on course preregistration:


Course offerings for 2008-9 will be posted and up-dated on a regular basis. The following courses are currently planned:


University of Guelph

HI 6000 Historiography I
Time: Wednesday 7 – 9.50pm
Instructor: Keith Cassidy, x53210,

HI 6200 Scottish History I
Time: Thursday 7-9.50pm
Instructor: Graeme Morton, x52255,

HI 6280 Canadian History II
Time: Monday 11.30am – 2.20pm
Instructor: Alan Gordon, X53123,

HI 6360 History of Sexuality and Gender
Time: Thursday: 2.30 – 5.20pm
Instructor: Jacqueline Murray, x58521,

University of Waterloo:

HIST 601-Canadian History I
Instructor: Heather MacDougall
Time:Wednesday 10:30-12:20

HIST 607-History of Human Rights I
Instructor: James Walker
Time: Wednesdays 1:30-2:20

HIST 610 – War and Society in the 20th Century I
Instructor: Whitney Lackenbauer

HIST 620-Early Modern History I
Instructor: Greta Kroeker
Time: Tuesdays 10:30-12:20

HIST 626-Modern European History I
Instructor: Patrick Harrigan
Mondays 10:30-12:20

HIST 632-History of the United States I
Instructor: Andrew Hunt
Tuesdays 12:30-2:20

Wilfrid Laurier University

HI 641A The U.S., 1865-1920: Industrialism and Its Response
Instructor: Dr. David Monod
Time: Monday: 6:00-9:00 pm

An examination of the changes affecting post-Civil War American society to the end of WWI. The course covers the creation of the United States industrial economy and the development of large-scale market capitalism. It examines Americans’ response to these phenomena, and focuses on the changes in social, political and cultural attitudes.

HI 651A Europe and the Overseas World, 1450-1700
Instructor: Dr. Joyce Lorimer
Time: Tuesday: 7:00-10:00 pm

This seminar studies European exploration, trade and colonization during the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, and assesses the resultant interaction of African, Amerindian, Asian and European cultures by the examination of selected cases using primary historical sources.

HI 696E The War at Home: Home Fronts in Canada, the United States and Great Britain
Instructor: Dr. Cynthia Comacchio
Time: Wednesday 10:00-1:00 pm

This seminar will consider the sociocultural, economic and political aspects of the two world wars in relation to Canada, with comparative discussion of the experiences of Great Britain and the United States. Such themes and topics as work, gender roles, “race” and ethnicity, family, youth, and childhood, art, literature, popular cutlure, and sexuality will be explored through select readings that will be the basis of weekly discussions. Students will prepare a historiographical paper on a related topic of their choosing.

HI 696R The Making of Modern Middle East
Instructor: Dr. Gavin Brockett
Time: Thursday: 1:00-4:00 pm

This course will introduce students to the historical roots of the Middle East as we know it today, and explore the complexities underlying the familiar images associated with the region. National, terrorism, Islamic extremism, military rule, and violent conflict may be manifest in the Middle East, but each of these relates to a specific history involving not just countries within the region but ongoing international interference, whether by Britain, France, the Soviet Union, or the United States. The course will focus on the period beginning with the dissolution of te Ottoman Empire int eh course of World War I and ending with the establishment of the State of Israel (1948) and the subsequent revolutions overthrowing the “old regimes” throughout the Middle East in the 1950s. Emphasis will be upon the emergence of the new states of Turkey, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia; on the impact of these political processes on the populations – including minorities – of the Middle East; on the relationships between these states and foreign powers; on the importance of changing economic realities in the region; and on the dynamics between modernization, nationalism, and Islam.

France in World War II: Occupation, Collaboration and Resistance, 1940-1944
Instructor: Dr. Michael Sibalis
Time: TBA

After the defeat of May-June 1940, France experienced four years of German occupation. A conservative and collaborationist French government, headquartered in the town of Vichy, sought to transform the country’s institutions and society by means of a “national revolution.” This course examines the rich English-language historiography on Vichy France. Topics will include: the military debacle of 1940, the national revolution, daily life under occupation, the fate of French Jews, developments in France’s overseas Empire, and the growth of a resistance movement at home and abroad. The course will also look at how France later dealt with the memory and legacy of the Vichy years.


University of Guelph:
HI 6020 Historiography II
Time TBA
Prerequisite: HI 6000 or Instructor Consent

HI 6201 Scottish History II (research)
Time TBA
Prerequisite: HI 6200 or Instructor Consent

Hi 6281 Canadian History II (research)
Prerequisite: HI 6280 or Instructor Consent

Hi 6361 History of Sexuality and Gender (research)
TBA Winter,
Prerequisite HI 6360 or Instructor Consent

University of Waterloo

HIST 602-Canadian History II
Instructor: John English
Time: TBA

HIST 606-International Development in Historical Perspective
Instructor: Bruce Muirhead
Time: TBA

HIST 608-History of Human Rights II (Research Seminar)
Instructor: James Walker
Time: TBA

HIST 612 (Pending Approval)-Indigenous Rights and Claims: A Global Perspective
Instructor: Ken Coates
Time: TBA

HIST 627-Modern European History II
Instructor: Gary Bruce
Time: TBA

HIST 633-History of the United States II (Research Seminar)
Instructor: Andrew Hunt
Time: TBA

HIST 651-Historians and Public Policy
Instructor: Heather MacDougall
Time: TBA

Wilfrid Laurier University
HI 641B The U.S., 1865-1920: Industrialism and Its Response (Research Seminar)
Instructor: Dr. David Monod
Time: Monday: 6:00-9:00 pm
Prerequisite: HI 641A

HI 651B Europe and the Overseas World, 1450-1700 (Research Seminar)
Instructor: Dr. Joyce Lorimer
Time: Tuesday: 7:00-10:00 pm
Prerequisite: HI 651A

HI 696G Medieval Renaissances
Instructor: Dr. Chris Nighman
Time: Tuesday: 1:00-4:00 pm

This seminar will examine key primary source documents and representative historiography related to several episodes of cultural and intellectual flowering during the Middle Ages that medievalists have termed “renaissances”: Northumbrian (late 7th century, England); Carolingian (late 8th and early 9th century, France); Ottonian (late 9th and early 10th century, Germany); and the “12th-century Renaissance” (mid-11th to mid-13th centuries, Europe-wide); as well as the early Italian Renaissance (early 14th century, Padua).

HI 696H The War at Home: Home Fronts in Canada, the United States and Great Britain (Research Seminar)
Instructor: Dr. Cynthia Comacchio
Time: Wednesday: 10:00-1:00 pm
Prerequisite: HI 696E

HI 696S The Making of Modern Middle East (Research Seminar)
Instructor: Dr. Gavin Brockett
Time: Thursday: 1:00-4:00 pm
Prerequisite: HI 696R

HI 696I Communist Eastern Europe
Instructor: Dr. Eva Plach
Time: TBA

This is a course about Communist regimes in eastern Europe from their inception in the final days of World War Two to their demise with the revolutions of 1989. Topics covered include: the Cold War; the political and cultural features of Stalinism; women and gender under planned economies; antisemitism, Jews and Communism; the aesthetics of communism; intellectuals and communism; and reform movements within the region.