The following is a preliminary list of the MA courses planned for the three campuses in 2010-11. Modifications in the course offerings will occur and (where anticipated) are noted below. The list is intended to provide students with information on our offerings on a regular and on-going basis.

Fall 2010

University of Waterloo

HIST 601 – Canadian History I (H. MacDougall)
Mon 2:30pm – 4:20pm, HH 123

HIST 604 – Theory and practice of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency (A. Statiev)
Thur 9:30am – 11:20am, HH 123

HIST 606 International Development in Historical Perspective (B. Muirhead)
Wed 10:30am – 12:20pm, HH 123

HIST 607 – Human Rights in Historical Perspective I (J.W. Walker)
Tues 2:30pm – 4:20pm, HH 123

HIST 632 – History of the United States I (A. Hunt)
Tues 10:30am – 12:20pm, HH 259

Wilfrid Laurier University

HI 615A – War and Genocide in Europe 1939-1945 (E. Haberer)
Tuesday: 6:00pm – 8:50 pm, Room: 4-108

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 617A – The War at Home: Home Fronts in Canada, the United States and Great Britain (C. Comacchio)
Wednesday: 10:00am – 12:50 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 culture, 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 621A – Canada to 1900 (S. Zeller)
Thursday: 6:00pm – 8:50pm, Room: 4-106

A seminar course on selected topics and themes in the history of Canada during the formative period to 1900, highlighting developments and approaches in the recent scholarly literature. In 2010-11, this course will emphasize the historical interplay of politics, economics, and ideas in the development of Canadian culture and society. The broad focus will consider the complex forces of modernization, including science and technology, industrialization and urbanization, and the process of state formation. Themes include the formation of identities; the growth of institutions; changing responses to nature and environment; the nature and impact of ideologies; and representations in art and literature. (Not available for credit to students holding credit for HI 479 or HI 679, except by permission of the Department.)

HI 643A – 20th Century American Extremism (D. Mulloy)
Thursday: 10:00am -12:50pm

This course examines various manifestations of political extremism in the United States during the twentieth century, including the Red Scare of 1919-1920, McCarthyism, the John Birch Society, the Weather Underground, the Black Panther Party, neo-Nazism, and the militia movement.

University of Guelph

HIST*6000 – Historiography I (J. Palsetia)
Thur 10:00am – 1:00pm – Room 2020 -MACK EXT

HIST*6190 – Topics in Scottish History I (E. Ewan)
Tues 11:30am – 2:30pm MACK 034A

HIST*6230 – Canada: Culture and Society (A. Gordon)
Mon 8:30am – 11:30am MACK 119

HIST*6350 – History of the Family (L. Mahood)
Mon 2:30pm – 5:20pm MACK 034A

HIST*6370 – Topics in Cultural History (K. James)
Wed 7 – 10 MACK 119

Winter 2011

University of Waterloo

HIST 602 – Canadian History II (W. Mitchinson)
Wed 1:30-3:20 HH 259

History 602 is a research course in Canadian Social History/ Popular Culture. Students will write a primary research paper on a topic of their choosing in one or other of those areas. The paper should be approximately 25-30 pages, typed double-spaced, in length. To assist in this process we will meet several times during the term to discuss different stages of the research and writing. You will critique each other’s work and marks will be based not just on the final version of the paper but its various stages and the contributions each of you brings to the assessment of the work of your colleagues. We will meet and have an archival tour in the first week of classes. At that time the course will revolve around each student’s writing and the class responding to a formal topic proposal and bibliography, a detailed outline, a rough draft of the paper, and a final draft. Marks will be 1/3 based on process and 2/3 based on the final paper. Strongly suggested if possible is that you choose a topic that will be connected to your thesis or MRP subject.

HIST 608 – Human Rights in Historical Perspective II (J.W. Walker)
Mon 2:30-4:20 EV1 225

In this sequel to HIST 607, students will have an opportunity to pursue a primary research project on an approved topic in the history of human rights. A series of progress meetings and research consultations will lead towards a “conference” where students will present their own research and comment on their classmates’ draft papers.

HIST 622 – Microhistory and the Lost Peoples of Europe (S. Bednarski)
Tues 2:30-4:20 HH 139

This course borrows its title from the famous collection of essays edited by Edward Muir and Guido Ruggiero. The course explores how historians use narrative to (re)construct past realities. It looks closely at the uses, abuses, and limitations of microhistory as a genre and exposes students to important trends in social history. Though the bulk of the material deals with Europe in the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries, the course is methodological in nature and is intended for all graduate students of social history. Students in HIST 622 read the great microhistories including Davis’ The Return of Martin Guerre, LeRoy Ladurie’s Montaillou and Caranaval at Romans, Spence’s The Death of Woman Wang, Ginzburg’s Night Battles, and others. Through these sources students acquire a deep understanding of the historiography surrounding this genre. In addition, HIST 622 exposes students to the various non-historical theorists (sociological, anthropological, etc.) whose works inform the microhistorical method.

HIST 627 – Modern European History II (G. Bruce)
Thurs 10:30-12:20 EV1 225

Since 1989, the year of dramatic revolution in Germany, historians have sifted through the mammoth holdings of the former Communist dictatorship, especially the paper legacy of the Communist Party and its notorious secret police, the Stasi, and in so doing have produced compelling accounts of the former East Germany. As such, it is now possible to compare various aspects of “the second German dictatorship” with the earlier, and better known, Nazi dictatorship. In this course, we will explore both dictatorships thematically, comparing issues such as policing, resistance, the experience of social groups, and the demise of the regimes. Students will be introduced to the value of comparative history.

HIST 651 – Historians and Public Policy (H. MacDougall)
Mon 10:30-12:20 EV1 225

This course will examine the role of historians in the analysis and formation of Canadian public policy. Beginning with a review of the theoretical literature on the policy-making process, students will examine the role of the bureaucracy, politicians, the media, interest groups and the public in the development, implementation and modification of social policies. Case studies of policies on topics such as immigration, environmental issues and health care problems will be used to demonstrate the interplay of history, economics and politics in the definition and implementation of public policy. In addition to active participation in and leadership of the weekly seminars, students have two options for the course assignment: a group project or individual research essays. The group projects which previous classes completed focused on the use of water in the Alberta oil sands and policy advice to the federal Department of the Environment regarding the Mackenzie Gas Project. The students decided on each of the topics and negotiated the segments of the topic which they researched and presented. All members contributed to the final report and assisted in its revision. The alternate option enables students to develop individual research topics and present these papers to the class in a conference-style setting and format. A revised version of the essay will be submitted to complete the course requirements.

Wilfrid Laurier University

HI 615B – War and Genocide in Europe 1939-1945 (Research Seminar) (E. Haberer)
Tuesday: 6:00pm – 8:50 pm, Room: 4-108
(PREREQUISITE: HI 615A)

HI 617B – The War at Home: Home Fronts in Canada, the United States and Great Britain – Research Seminar (C. Comacchio)
Wednesday: 10:00am – 12:50 pm
(PREREQUISITE: HI 617A)

HI 621B – Canada to 1900 (Research Seminar) (S. Zeller)
Thursday: 6:00pm – 8:50 pm, Room: 4-106
(PREREQUISITE: HI 621A – Not available for credit to students holding credit for HI 480 or HI 680)

HI 643B – 20th Century American Extremism (Research Seminar) (D. Mulloy)
Thursday: 10:00am – 12:50 pm
(PREREQUISITE: HI 643A)

University of Guelph

Hist*6020 – Historiography II (P. Goddard)
T 1130 – 1430 – MACK 310

HIST*6191 – Topics in Scottish History (E. Ewan)

HIST*6231 – Canada: Culture & Society (A. Gordon)

Hist*6280 – Canada & Community Identity (C. Wilson)
THURS 2:30 – 5:20 – MACK 034A

HIST*6351 – History of the Family (L. Mahood)

HIST*6371 – Topics in Cultural History (K. James)