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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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History

History 2450/Health Sciences 2450

Evolution of Health and Illness Care
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
This course examines the evolution of health and illness care in Canada over four centuries, with an emphasis on the 20th Century. It emphasizes the historical development of medicine, nursing, social work, pharmacy, and public health as interrelated yet distinct spheres of practice. It also looks at how particular historical events and movements (Spanish Flu epidemic, World Wars I and II, modern hospital movement) helped to shape how Canadians perceive and provide illness and health care.
Prerequisite(s): One course (3.0 credit hours) in History, Nursing, or Health Sciences

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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): 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(s): One of 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(s): History 2150

History 3153

Themes in the History of Revolutionary and Napoleonic France
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 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(s): One of History 2102 or History 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(s): 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(s): One of 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(s): One of History 1000, 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(s): One of 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(s): One of History 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History

History 3560/Health Sciences 3560

History of Nursing: Women and the Care of the Sick
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
This course examines the development of Canadian nursing from its religious roots in 17th-Century Quebec to the modern hospital movement of the 20th Century. It emphasizes ways in which politics, gender, race, and religion helped to shape nursing into a predominantly hospital-based profession comprised of white women, and looks at the efforts of men and minority women to earn a place in nursing in Canada and elsewhere.
Prerequisite(s): One course (3.0 credit hours) in Health Sciences, Nursing, or 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(s): 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(s): 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(s): 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(s): One of History 2710 or History 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(s): 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(s): 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(s): History 2001

History 4010

Seminars in European History (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Prerequisite(s): 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(s): One of History 3202 or History 3203

History 4030

Seminars in Latin American History (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Prerequisite(s): History 2300

History 4040

Seminars in East Asian History (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Prerequisite(s): One of History 2250 or History 2290

History 4050

Seminars in British History (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Prerequisite(s): History 2500

History 4060

Seminars in American History (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Prerequisite(s): History 2600

History 4070

Seminars in Canadian History (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Prerequisite(s): History 2710;
History 2720

History 4080

Seminars in Social History (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Prerequisite(s): 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(s): 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(s): One of 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(s): Four courses (12.0 credit hours) in History