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
Main Themes in Medieval European History

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

The main themes in the history and historiography of medieval Europe, from the fall of the Roman Empire until the end of the Hundred Years' War. Topics include the fall of Rome and the rise of Christianity, the concepts of feudalism and renaissance, the crusades, scholasticism, 'courtly love' and chivalry, the Black Death and the development of national monarchies.

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 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 3007
Greek and Roman Mythology

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

Introduction to the major myths of ancient Greece and Rome. The myths will not be treated in isolation but will be examined in the context of ancient Greek culture as a whole: the relationship of myth to contemporary religion, philosophy, and literature. In addition, some of the theories and interpretations of classical mythology which have been put forward in modern era will be discussed.

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

Equivalent: History 2002 (prior to 2005/2006); History 2850 (Greek and Roman Mythology) (prior to 2005/2006).

HISTORY 3100
Greek and Roman Antiquity (Series)

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

The Greek and Roman World in antiquity. Offerings may include The Ancient Greek City States, The Hellenistic Age, The Roman Revolution, and The Later Roman Empire.

Prerequisite: History 2001.

Equivalent: History 3006 (The Roman Revolution: From Republic to Empire) (prior to 2006/2007) is equivalent to the same offering in the History 3100 Series.

HISTORY 3103
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.

Equivalent: History 2101 (prior to 2003/2004).

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 3202
Imperial Russia - 1694 - 1917

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

A history of the Russian Empire from the reign of Peter the Great to the October Revolution.

Prerequisite: History 2150.

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.

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 1877 to the Present

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

A social and political history of the United States from the post-Civil War period to the present. Major themes will include reform movements, cultural developments, America as a world power, and the relationship between the individual and the state.

Prerequisite: History 2600.

HISTORY 3703
History of Western Canada

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

The social, political, and economic development of the four western provinces, from pre-contact to the late twentieth century.

Prerequisite: History 2720.

HISTORY 3707
Canada Since 1939

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

A social and political history concentrating on the period 1939-1980s. Factors of identity, including gender, ethnicity, culture and the family, will be considered, particularly in the context of state regulation.

Prerequisite: History 2720.

Equivalent: History 3850 (Canada since 1939) (prior to 2003/2004).

HISTORY 3708
History of Atlantic Canada

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

This course surveys the Atlantic Canadian region from the arrival of Europeans, through its entry into Confederation, and into the late 1940s. It focuses on the impact of immigrant cultures, the development of a cultural mosaic, and the emergence and development of distinct provincial societies.

Prerequisite: History 2710 or 2720.

Equivalent: History 3850 (History of Atlantic Canada) (prior to 2004/2005).

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.

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 3202 or 3203.

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 4100
Seminars in Medieval History (Series)

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

Prerequisite: History 2100 or a 3000-level course (3.0 credit hours) in Medieval History.

Equivalent: History 3850 (Violence in Medieval Society) (prior to 2003/2004) is equivalent to History 4100 (Violence in Medieval Society).

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.