HISTORY

HISTORY

HISTORY 1000
Western Civilization

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The medieval, early modern and modern Western world. Emphasis on continuity and change in the context of society, politics, government, economics, culture, diplomacy and war.

HISTORY 2001
Main Themes in Ancient History

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The world of the Greek city-states and of the Roman Empire, from 700 B.C. to A.D. 250. Origins of complex urban societies. Main political and economic forces in their development. Significance of belief, literature and art.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 2100
Medieval Society

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course provides a basic understanding of the themes in the social history of medieval Europe, focusing on the period between the crowning of Charlemagne in 800 and the Black Death. Within the context of rural and urban life, kingship and papal government, the experience of medieval peoples is examined. Monasticism, popular religion, warfare, chivalry, the Crusades and Arthurian romance provide the central focus of the course.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

Note: Credit is not allowed for History 2100 and History 3850 (Medieval Europe).

HISTORY 2101
The Crusades

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The origins, course and effects of the Crusading Movement as an expression of Western culture and society in the high Middle Ages. Primary emphasis will be on Crusading in the East, although Northern, Spanish and internal Crusades will also be considered.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 2102
Early Modern Europe - 1500-1750

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The Protestant Reformation. Politics of the dynasties. Spain, the Catholic Reformation and religious war. The general crisis of the 17th Century. The emergence of new powers. Changes in popular and elite culture.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 2150
The Politics of Europe - 1750-1914

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The Old Regimes of Europe. The French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe. Industrialization and ideologies. The Revolutions of 1848. Unification. Imperialism and the origins of the First World War. Trends in European thought, culture and society.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 2200
Main Themes in Russian History

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The East Slavic policy through Kievan, Muscovite, Imperial and Soviet times.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 2222
History in Practice

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An introduction to the practice, writing and interpretation of history. Includes learning skills such as constructing historical research topics, locating and exploiting sources, research methods, and organizing subject matter. Thesis development, critical thinking and observational analysis are also goals of this course.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

Note: Students who have officially declared a major in History for the B.A. or BASc. degree programs must complete History 2222 before enrolment in their first 4000-level course in History at the University of Lethbridge.

HISTORY 2250
China in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

China's transition from the Ch'ing Empire to the Chinese Republic to the People's Republic; changes and continuities in the transformative processes.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 2290
Main Themes in East Asian History

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Selected aspects of the historical development of East Asia, mainly of China and Japan: from the Hsia/Shang to Ch'ing Dynasties in China; from the Nara through Tokugawa periods in Japan; patterns of modernization in both countries since the mid-19th Century.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 2300
Latin America

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A social, cultural, political, religious, economic and ethnographic history of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 2500
Themes in British Social and Political History

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Social, economic and political development in Britain from the Norman Conquest to the 20th Century.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 2600
Main Themes in the History of the United States

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

From colonial origins through the United States as a 20th-Century world power. Persistent themes, such as individualism, representative democracy, mission, capitalism and ethnocentrism.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 2710
Canada to 1867

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Political, economic and social development in the eras of New France and British North America, the prelude to Confederation.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 2720
Canada since 1867

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Political, economic and social development in the Confederation era and the 20th Century.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 2800
History of Women

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

History of women in ancient and early modern Europe. The impact of the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, industrialization, urbanization and revolution on the lives of women in both the European and American context.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 2850
Selected Topics in History

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 3005
Athens and the Origins of Democracy

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Social world of the greatest of the Greek city-states, from 480 to 350 B.C. Relationship of democratic politics to cultural innovations in philosophy, art, architecture, theatre and law.

Prerequisite: History 2001.

HISTORY 3006
The Roman Revolution: From Republic to Empire

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Rome between the Gracchi and the first emperors, from 150 B.C. to A.D. 50. Political and social conflict resulting from Rome's formation of a Mediterranean empire. Economic factors and institutional changes in the political transition from senatorial government to rule by emperors.

Prerequisite: History 2001.

HISTORY 3152
Modern Germany

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Political, economic, social and cultural history of Germany, from 1780 to the present day.

Prerequisite: History 2150.

HISTORY 3153
Themes in the History of Revolutionary and Napoleonic France

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours: 3-0-0

Discussions, readings and lectures on: conflicting interpretations of the Revolutionary Napoleonic Period; the Enlightenment critique of the Old Regime; the crisis of the monarchy; the phases of revolution; origins of the Terror; Reaction; the Directory; the rise of Napoleon; the Consulate and the Empire; consequences for France and Europe.

Prerequisite: History 2102 or 2150.

HISTORY 3154
Outcasts in Medieval Christian Society

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course examines attitudes toward, and treatment of, outsider groups within medieval society. Heretics, Jews, Muslims, lepers, homosexuals, prostitutes and usurers occupied ambivalent and at times dangerous positions within a society that defined itself as Christian. Differences in the treatment of these various outcast groups, their depiction in art, their legal segregation and their presumed association with demonic activity are addressed through the course.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

Note: Credit is not allowed for History 3154 and History 3850 (Outcasts: Minorities in Medieval Society).

HISTORY 3202
Russia in the 19th Century

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A history of the Russian Empire from the accession of Alexander I to the October Revolution.

Prerequisite: History 2200.

HISTORY 3203
The Soviet Union

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A history of the Soviet state under the leadership of Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev and Gorbachev.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

Recommended background: History 2150 or 2200.

HISTORY 3250
Reform in Late-Ch'ing China

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Ideas and politics of reform and their interactions in the late-Ch'ing historical context: T'ung-chih Restoration (1862-75); Self-Strengthening Movement; Hundred Days Reform (1898); post-Boxer imperial reforms.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

Recommended background: History 2250.

HISTORY 3301
Revolution in Latin America

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The philosophy and praxis of revolution in Latin America, including the Mexican and Cuban Revolutions; the failed revolutions of Guatemala, Bolivia, Peru and Chile; the Nicaraguan Revolution.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

Recommended background: History 2300.

HISTORY 3402
The Reformation

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Major themes and developments of the Reformation, 1517-1648.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or Religious Studies 2500 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 3501
Early Modern England

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

English society and politics from the end of the Middle Ages; the English Renaissance, the growth of the Tudor state; the English Reformation; the constitutional revolution and civil wars of the 17th Century; the beginnings of industrialization.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 3503
Social History of Industrial Britain

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Social, moral, political, economic and educational responses to industrialization; the origins of modern English society.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 3602
The United States from 1896 to the Present

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Modern America as a mature democratic, industrial and capitalist state and world power.

Prerequisite: History 2600.

HISTORY 3701
History of Canadian External Relations

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Canada's external relations, primarily with the United States and Great Britain, since 1760.

Prerequisites: History 2710 and 2720.

HISTORY 3703
History of Western Canada

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Early discoveries and explorations; the fur trade era; acquisition of the North-west; Louis Riel and the Métis; evolution of provincial status, immigration and settlement; the wheat boom era; the Progressive revolt; the response to depression; post-war development; the prairie west in history.

Prerequisite: History 2720.

HISTORY 3704
Lethbridge History: Investigation in Local History

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The history of Lethbridge and surrounding region in a descriptive and analytic context. Special emphasis on tools, techniques and methods of local history research.

Prerequisite: History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 3802
Social History of Childhood and the Family

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The historical evolution of childhood and the family in Europe and North America, from the 17th Century to the present.

Prerequisite: Two courses (6.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 3850
Selected Topics in History

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Prerequisite: Two courses (6.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 3906
The World at War - 1914-1945

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The purpose of this course is to consider the global consequences - political and cultural - of the decline of the old European order in the period 1914-1945. The course deals above all else with conflict between the Great Powers, but also conflict between the Great Powers and the Third World. Topics addressed include such traditional topics as the impact of the Great War on the European 'balance of power' and the origins of the Second World War, as well as issues such as the rise of nationalist movements in the Third World.

Prerequisite: Two courses (6.0 credit hours) in History.

Note: Credit is not allowed for History 3906 and History 3850 (The World at War).

HISTORY 4000
Historical Methods and Concepts

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Invention and development of the discipline of history. Principal philosophies and theories of history. Methods and techniques of research and analysis.

Prerequisite: Six courses (18.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 4001
Seminars in Ancient History (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Prerequisite: History 2001.

HISTORY 4010
Seminars in European History (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Prerequisite: Two courses (6.0 credit hours) in European History.

HISTORY 4020
Seminars in Russian History (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Prerequisite: History 2200.

HISTORY 4030
Seminars in Latin American History (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Prerequisite: History 2300.

HISTORY 4040
Seminars in East Asian History (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Prerequisite: History 2250 or 2290.

HISTORY 4050
Seminars in British History (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Prerequisite: History 2500.

HISTORY 4060
Seminars in American History (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Prerequisite: History 2600.

HISTORY 4070
Seminars in Canadian History (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Prerequisites: History 2710 and 2720.

HISTORY 4080
Seminars in Social History (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Prerequisite: Four courses (12.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 4090
Seminars in World History (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Prerequisite: Four courses (12.0 credit hours) in History.

HISTORY 4850
Selected Topics in History

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Prerequisite: Four courses (12.0 credit hours) in History.