Course Descriptions

HIST 110-3-3

Survey of the Ancient World

A survey of ancient history from the first civilizations in the near east to the fall of Rome. It includes examinations of the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome. This course is intended as a basis for understanding the origins of Western Civilization. (3,0,0)
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HIST 112-3-3

Canada to 1867

The contributions of the First Nations, French, English and others to the social, economic, and political development of Canada. (3,0,0)     Also offered by Distance Education.
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HIST 115-3-3

Contemporary World from 1900 to World War II

A study of the decline of Europe and the emergence of the contemporary world from 1900 to World War II. (3,0,0)
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HIST 116-3-3

History of Western Civilization, 1450 to 1789

A survey of the major events, systems of thought and human accomplishments which have contributed to western civilization. Study includes events dating from approximately 1450, when developments in government, science, industry, art, and philosophy began to accelerate significantly. (3,0,0)
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HIST 120-3-3

Medieval Europe

An introduction to the changes in European society from the late Roman Empire to the Renaissance, with an emphasis on the middle ages as a dynamic era. The period saw the development of many of the institutions of modern civilization including common law, parliament and the university. Religion, family and warfare in the middle ages are examined. (3,0,0)
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HIST 122-3-3

Canada Since 1867

An analysis of the social, economic and political development of the Canadian nation since Confederation. (3,0,0)     Also offered by Distance Education.
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HIST 125-3-3

Contemporary World from World War II to the Present

A study of the main themes and problems of world history from World War II to the present time. (3,0,0)
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HIST 126-3-3

History of Western Civilization 1789 to the Present

A survey of the development of Europe through the political, social and industrial revolutions that ushered in the age of European supremacy. Examination of the world wars and their impact on the decline of Europe are examined. (3,0,0)
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HIST 206-3-3

Aboriginal-Settler Relations in Canada

This course covers the history of Aboriginal-settler relations in Canada from contact to present. Topics include the impact of European contact on native peoples; the significance of native and Metis labour in the fur trade, fisheries, agriculture, and industry; the evolution of the modern treaty system and the Indian Act; and the resurgence of native and Metis activism. (3,0,0)
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HIST 211-3-3

United States to 1865

An analysis of the major economic, political and social developments in America from Columbus to Lincoln. (3,0,0)     Also offered by Distance Education.
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HIST 216-3-3

History of British Columbia

This course surveys the social, economic, and political history of the Pacific region from the 1770s to the present. Thematic emphases include race relations, class conflict, gender identities, and institution building. (3,0,0)
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HIST 218-3-3

History of Science

A survey of important events in the history of science from ancient times to the present. (3,0,0)
Prerequisite: three history credits
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HIST 219-3-3

History of Technology

A survey of important events in the history of technology from earliest times to the present. Students who have received credit for HIST 215 or 225 cannot receive further credit for HIST 219. (3,0,0)
Prerequisite: three history credits
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HIST 221-3-3

United States Since 1865

A study of the major economic, political and social developments from the civil war to the present. (3,0,0)     Also offered by Distance Education.
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HIST 236-3-3

History of the Canadian Prairies

This course surveys the history of the Canadian Prairie region, with emphasis on the First Nations and the fur trade; the Metis; Canadian development policies; prairie settlement; and western social and political movements. Students with credit for HIST 226 or 227 cannot take HIST 236 for further credit. (3,0,0)
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HIST 240-3-3

Pre-Independence Latin American History

A survey of Latin American history from the emergence of Mesoamerican and other aboriginal civilizations to the independence movements of the early 19th century. Discussion will focus on the impact of Spanish and Portuguese imperialism and colonialism on native Americans. (3,0,0)
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HIST 241-3-3

Late Imperial China

This course overviews the social, cultural, economic, political, and diplomatic history of China during the Late Qing Dynasty, with particular emphasis on the impact of the opium wars and Western imperialism. Students with credit for HIST 214 cannot take HIST 241 for further credit. (3,0,0)
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HIST 250-3-3

Post-Independence Latin American History

A survey of Latin American history from the early 19th century to the present. The focus will be on the major intellectual, cultural and political currents of the 19th century, and the struggle for continued development in light of the rise to power of the United States of America. (3,0,0)
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HIST 251-3-3

The Chinese Republics

This course surveys the political, cultural, and social history of Modern China from 1910 to the present, with particular emphasis on the People's Republic of China and Republic of China (Taiwan) after 1949. Students with credit for HIST 214 cannot take HIST 251 for further credit. (3,0,0)
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HIST 261-3-3

Modern Japan

This course provides an introduction to the social, economic and political history of Japan after 1800. Emphases include the fall of the Tokugawa bakufu, the Meiji Restoration, the rise of Japanese militarism and imperialism, the American occupation of Japan, and the impact of economic growth and decline following World War II. Students with credit for HIST 224 cannot take HIST 261 for further credit. (3,0,0)
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HIST 271-3-3

Modern India

This course surveys the history of India from the sixteenth century to the present. Major themes and events in the course include the economic and political impact of British colonialism; the role of indigenous nationalist movements; independence and the subsequent partition of Indian sub-continent; the emergence of India as a major economic player; and the establishment and maintenance of a secular, democratic system in a multi-religious and multi-linguistic country. (3,0,0)
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HIST 301-3-3

Reading: A Social and Tecnological History

From about 3200 B.C. to the present, the development of writing and reading has been driven by social and technological factors, and has in turn driven changes in these areas. The course will explain relevant theory using concrete and practical examples, and is intended to give a historical background for modern readers and writers. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • Associate Degree of Arts, or 6 credits of History, or Diploma in Writing and Publishing
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