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University of Waterloo

HIST 601 – Canadian History I
Prof. Heather MacDougall
Th 1:30-3:20 HH 150

HIST 604 – Theory and Practice of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: Historical and Contemporary Issues
Prof. Alex Statiev
Mon 1:30-3:20 AL210

HIST 607, History of Human Rights I
Prof. James Walker
Wed 10:30-12:20 HH 139

HIST 606 – International Development in Historical Perspective
Prof. Bruce Muirhead
Tues 2:30-4:20
HH 124

HIST 610 – War and Society in the 20th Century I
Prof. Geoff Hayes
Wed 2:30-4:20

Wilfrid Laurier University

HI 614A International History, 1890-1956
Instructor: Dr. George Urbaniak
Wed: 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: DAWB 5-101

This course centres on the problems of International Relations in the years between 1890 and 1956. These years were particularly troubled because of the instability caused by the emergence of new ideologies (like Communism and Fascism) which challenged traditional conceptions of international order. The course will examine the nature of this challenge and the ways more traditional states of all sizes tried to deal with this destabilization.

The course consciously encourages a comprehensive and innovative approach to international problems. It attempts to go beyond diplomatic and military history in order to understand the profound forces which shape international relations. An attempt will be made to analyse ideas and perceptions, political institutions and personalities, social and economic tensions as well as the more obvious geopolitical realities of international contacts.

HI 615A War and Genocide in Europe, 1939-45
Instructor: Dr. Erich Haberer
Mon: 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: DAWB 5-101

This course explores the connection between war and genocide as it occurred in Europe during World War II. It will focus on the contextual and instrumental significance of the war with the aim of gaining better understanding of the evolution and implementation of the Holocaust and other genocidal policies. In line with recent developments in genocide studies, this course departs from previous historiographical conventions where the history of World War II was largely written “with the Holocaust left out” or, conversely, the genocide of Jews and mass killing of other undesirables (disabled, Gypsies, and POWs) were rarely associated with the military context in which they occurred. Major topics for investigating the linkage of war and genocide include: ideological and political antecedents of genocide; Nazi occupation policy and collaboration; bureaucratic machineries of genocide; perpetrators and bystanders; responses to genocide in Nazi dominated Europe and Allied countries; genocide and total war of strategic bombing. By addressing these topics the objective is to provide students with a conceptual framework that will aid them to comprehend more fully brutalizing effects of modern war and its links to state orchestrated genocide, perpetrated and tolerated by “ordinary men” throughout Europe in the cataclysmic years of World War II.

HI 696E The War at Home: Home Fronts in Canada, the United States and Great Britain
Instructor: Dr. Cynthia Comacchio
Wed: 10:00-1:00 pm
Room: DAWB 5-101

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 696L Race and Gender in the U.S. 1608-1877
Instructor: Dr. Dana Weiner
Wed: 4:00-7:00 pm
Room: DAWB 4-108

This seminar examines Colonial America and the United States through the lens of race and gender relations. Numerous scholars have recently demonstrated that from the turbulent years of European colonization and the establishment of permanent settlements, through the end of the Civil War in 1877, stratification along racial and gender lines played central roles in the creation of the new nation and in shaping people’s relationships with their government. The nation of newcomers faced conflicts from the beginning, including Native-Colonist clashes, insatiable demand for labour and the consequent creation of indentured servitude and the Atlantic slave trade, and debates over class in the new society. We will explore other clashes over political and social rights, including changing ideas about sexuality, the Salem Witch Trials, and how the American Revolution raised questions of the rights of women and slaves with respect to new ideas of freedom. From the late eighteenth century on, the nation matured, with a booming (and increasingly diverse) population, the development of participatory democracy, the market revolution’s transformations of the nation’s economy and cultural landscape, evolving gender roles, and the rise of national and sectional identities. We’ll read about how, in the nineteenth century, a new population of working poor built the country’s first large northern urban centers, and how the population spread westward, including the massive southern agricultural empires that relied on slavery. We will close with the links between class relations, race, and gender in the Confederate states during the Civil War. With our weekly seminars, we will rethink many of the big questions in the early history of the United States.

HI 696M Roosevelt’s America
Instructor: Dr. David Monod
Thurs: 9:30-12:30 pm
Room: DAWB 5-101

This course is designed to introduce students to the historical literature dealing with America in the 1930s and early forties. This was a period of depression and war when the United States passed from economic catastrophe to global mastery. It was a period when new economic, social and cultural forces emerged, when the struggle for civil rights was nurtured and over which the political presence of Franklin Roosevelt towered.

University of Guelph

Hist 6000 Historiography.
Dr. Keith Cassidy
Wed 7:00- 9:50 PM
Rozh 107

Hist.6190 Scottish History
Mon 11:30AM – 02:20PM
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan
Mack 316

Hist.6230 Canada Culture & Societiy
Fri 8:30AM – 11:20AM
Dr. Douglas McCalla
Mack 310

Hist.6350 History of the Family
Mon 2:30PM – 5:20PM
Dr. Linda Mahood
Mack 119A

Hist.6500 Topics in Global History
Wed 08:30AM – 11:20AM
Dr. Stuart McCook
CRCS 101


University of Waterloo

HIST 602 – Canadian History II
Prof. Wendy Mitchinson

HIST 626 – Modern European History I
Prof. Gary Bruce

HIST 608 – History of Human Rights II
Prof. James Walker

HIST 611 – War and Society in the 20th Century II
Prof. Geoff Hayes

HIST 620 – Early Modern History I
Prof. Greta Kroeker

HIST 632 – History of United States I
Prof. Andrew Hunt

HIST 651 – Historians and Public Policy
Prof. Heather MacDougall

Wilfrid Laurier University

HI 614B International History, 1890-195: Research Seminar
Instructor: Dr. George Urbaniak
Wed: 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: DAWB 5-101

HI 615B War and Genocide in Europe, 1939-45
Instructor: Dr. Erich Haberer
Mon: 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: DAWB 5-101

HI 696H The War at Home: Home Fronts in Canada, the United States and Great Britain (Research Seminar)
Instructor: Dr. Cynthia Comacchio
Room: DAWB 5-101

HI 696R Making of the Modern Middle East: Armenians, the Ottoman Empire and the Question of Genocide
Instructor: Dr. Gavin Brockett
Tues: 1:30-4:30 pm
Room: DAWB 5-101

In this course we will explore one of the most difficult questions facing historians of the modern Middle East today: what happened to the Armenian minority population in the Ottoman Empire during World War I and is it correct to refer to this as a genocide? Students will read a range of recent literature examining the history of this event and consider conflicting scholarly interpretations of the available sources. We will examine the fate that befell the Armenians in the larger contexts of World War I, of the experiences of other Ottoman minorities, and of how empires in the nineteenth century responded to groups and movements that were perceived to pose a threat to imperial and nationalist visions.

Students can expect to read at least one book (or the equivalent in terms of scholarly articles) each week, to make presentations on assigned readings to the class, and to write a major historiographic paper as the final assignment.

University of Guelph

HIST.6020 Historiography II
Tues. 11:30 – 14:30
MacKinnon 318
Dr. Peter Goddard

HIST.6040 Special Reading Course

HIST.6290 Topics in North American History
“Social Movements and the State in Twentieth-Century North America”
Mon. 11:30-14:30
MacKinnon 261
Dr. Matthew Hayday

HIST.6371 Cultural History Research
Fri. 8:30 – 11:30
MacKinnon 119
Dr. Susan Nance