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Multi-year Historical Studies Course Plan

Historical studies

Historical Studies

Multi-Year Course cycle

***this list is subject to change




Course

Description

Instructor

1100

Introduction to History I introduces students to working with historical materials and writing about the past. Students then will apply these skills to a study of the history of the Western world from the Renaissance and European colonialism up to and including the French Revolution, in a global context. The political, social, and cultural manifestations of Western history will be explored as well as the perspectives and condition of marginalized peoples.
CR: the former HIST 1000

B. White

2065 (L)

History of War and Society from 1789 to the Present (same as the former HIST 3060) is a global examination of warfare, including its effect on society, culture, politics, economics, and military thinking, from the French Revolution to the more recent threat posed by revolutionary and fundamentalist terrorism. All sections of this course follow International Studies guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/IS.
CR: the former HIST 3060

C. Reid

2210 (L)

Modern Canada: Canadian History Since 1867 is survey of Canadian History since Confederation.

R. Baehre

2700 (E)

Art History Survey I (same as Visual Arts 2700) is the history of art from pre-historic times to the Renaissance.
CR: Visual Arts 2700

t.b.a.

3090 (E)

3090 Alexander and the Macedonians(same as Classics 3090) investigates the impact of the conquests of Alexander the Great and his Macedonian Successors on the political, social, cultural, intellectual, and religious world of the Mediterranean and Near East between Alexander’s accession in 336 and the battle of Ipsus in 301, when his vast empire was carved into Hellenistic kingdoms.
CR: Classics 3090

C. King

3110 (E)

History of Newfoundland to 1815 is the growth of settlement and the manner in which a `migratory' fishery carried on from England and Ireland changed into a `sedentary' fishery carried on by residents of Newfoundland.

(hiree)

3590 (E)

The Early Modern Caribbean examines the history of the Caribbean region in the period 1492-1848, addressing topics such as comparative labour systems, slave resistance, colonial societies, plantation landscapes, and environmental change.
-this is a St. John’s history course that can be used for a Historical Studies degree at Grenfell (please consult the program chair for details) 

C. Reid

3840

Historical Methods is an introduction to the methods and practices of history in the modern era. This course is compulsory for Honours students and recommended for Majors, including those intending to apply for graduate studies. For Historical Studies students at Grenfell Campus this course is required for all majors and minors.
CR: the former HIST 4801
PR: 12 credit hours in History including HIST 1100/1101 or permission of
the instructor
-if you are in third or fourth year, you absolutely must take this course, because it is a requirement for HIST majors and minors (the course is offered only once every two years)

B. White

4480

4480 Oral History (same as Folklore 4480) examines the narratives of everyday people who tell their life experiences. This course focuses on the collection and analysis of oral narratives and how they can be used to illuminate the past. It considers the power of these narratives to shape
constructions of the present and future for both narrators and audiences.
CR: Folklore 4480

R. Baehre

4950

Independent Project in Historical Studies will have students complete an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member or members. Topics must have the approval of the Program Chair of History.
CR: HIST 4951, HIST 4952
PR: HIST 3840 and nine other History courses

various

4951

Advanced Research Essay I is the preparatory course for the writing of the advanced research essay. Working under the supervision of an instructor, students will develop a knowledge of the scholarship in the chosen field and prepare a detailed essay proposal.
CR: HIST 4822; HIST 4950
PR: HIST 3840 and 24 credit hours in other History courses

various



Winter 2021 (chairship: Rainer Baehre)

Note: Dr. Bezzina will be on sabbatical

Course

Description

Instructor

1101

Introduction to History II refines students’ ability to work with historical documents and to understand their significance in how we interpret the past. Students will explore the main contours of the history of the
Western World from the Napoleonic period to the contemporary era. Students will learn about the range of historical experience, interaction and exchange between ethnicities and cultures, imperialism, war and revolution, national independence, human rights, gender and social life, environmental change, and globalization.
CR: the former HIST 1001

B. White

1101

Introduction to History II refines students’ ability to work with historical documents and to understand their significance in how we interpret the past. Students will explore the main contours of the history of the
Western World from the Napoleonic period to the contemporary era. Students will learn about the range of historical experience, interaction and exchange between ethnicities and cultures, imperialism, war and revolution, national independence, human rights, gender and social life, environmental change, and globalization.
CR: the former HIST 1001

R. Baehre

2510 (L)

Twentieth Century II is an historical analysis of the main issues in the contemporary world since 1945.
CR: the former HIST 3710

R. Baehre

2701 (L)

Art History Survey II (same as Visual Arts 2701) is the history of art from the Renaissance to the 20th century.
CR: Visual Arts 2701

t.b.a.

3641 (L)

War and Society in Modern Canada examines the Canadian experience of war through case studies of the 1885 Rebellion, the Boer War, the two World Wars and the Korean War. Themes include operations, nation-building, social and ethnic conflict, gender and masculinity, and historical memory.

J. Keshen

3765 (E/L)

Gendered Indigenous History is a thematic examination of the complexities of gender and indigeneity from a global perspective, with particular emphasis on the gendered experiences of colonialism. All sections of this course follow International Studies guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/IS.

K.A. Butler

3801 (L)

History of Modern Revolutions examines theoretical and thematic approaches to the study of revolution. The class will study some of the major political revolutions of the twentieth century and also explore the causes and
consequences of various social, cultural, and economic upheavals such as the student revolts of the 1960s and the sexual revolution. There will be a discussion on how the way in which historians have studied revolutions has changed during the past half century.

B. White

4950

Independent Project in Historical Studies will have students complete an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member or members. Topics must have the approval of the Program Chair of History.
CR: HIST 4951, HIST 4952
PR: HIST 3840 and nine other History courses

various

4952

Advanced Research Essay II is a course in which students, working under the supervision of an instructor, will carry out the research essay proposal that they developed in HIST 4951, conducting the necessary historical research and analysis. Students will present their work in written and oral form.
CR: HIST 4950; HIST 4999
PR: HIST 4951

various



Fall 2021 (chairship: Edwin Bezzina)

Course

Description

Instructor

1100

Introduction to History I introduces students to working with historical materials and writing about the past. Students then will apply these skills to a study of the history of the Western world from the Renaissance and European colonialism up to and including the French Revolution, in a global context. The political, social, and cultural manifestations of Western history will be explored as well as the perspectives and condition of marginalized peoples.
CR: the former HIST 1000

E. Bezzina

1100

Introduction to History I introduces students to working with historical materials and writing about the past. Students then will apply these skills to a study of the history of the Western world from the Renaissance and European colonialism up to and including the French Revolution, in a global context. The political, social, and cultural manifestations of Western history will be explored as well as the perspectives and condition of marginalized peoples.
CR: the former HIST 1000

B. White

2035 (E)

History of Classical Greece (same as Classics 2035) is a survey of Greek history from the Bronze Age to the death of Alexander the Great, with special reference to the social and political institutions of the fifth century
B.C.
CR: Classics 2035, HIST/Classics 2030 since 1985-86 or the former HIST/Classics 3910

C. King

2200 (E)

Making Canada: Canadian History to 1867 is a survey of Canadian History to Confederation, 1867.

R. Baehre

2320 (E)

2320 Medieval Europe to the Eleventh Century (same as Medieval Studies 2001) is a survey of the economic, social, political and cultural developments of the early Middle Ages.
CR: the former HIST 2030, Medieval Studies 2001

E. Bezzina

2700 (E)

Art History Survey I (same as Visual Arts 2700) is the history of art from pre-historic times to the Renaissance.
CR: Visual Arts 2700

TBA

3030 (E/L)

Environmental History examines the history of human relationships to the natural environment. The focus of the course is the history of environmental changes caused by humans, and the influence of the natural
environment on human cultures and societies. Case studies will focus on issues with broad relevance to contemporary environmental issues such as energy use, the environmental impact of military conflict, species
introductions, natural disasters, urban sustainability, ecological restoration, and the origins of environmentalism.

R. Baehre

3250 (E)

Migration History of North America is a survey of migration to and within North America from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.

R. Baehre

4568

Holocaust in Historical Perspective examines the origins of the Holocaust: the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and murder of approximately 6 million European Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. The Nazis persecuted millions more because of their religion, nationality, political views, mental or physical impairment, or sexual orientation. The course explains the historical, social,
religious, political and economic factors that cumulatively resulted in the Holocaust.

B. White

4950

Independent Project in Historical Studies will have students complete an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member or members. Topics must have the approval of the Program Chair of History.
CR: HIST 4951, HIST 4952
PR: HIST 3840 and nine other History courses

various

4951

Advanced Research Essay I is the preparatory course for the writing of the advanced research essay. Working under the supervision of an instructor, students will develop a knowledge of the scholarship in the chosen field and prepare a detailed essay proposal.
CR: HIST 4822; HIST 4950
PR: HIST 3840 and 24 credit hours in other History courses

various


Winter 2022 (chairship: Edwin Bezzina)

Course

Description

Instructor

1101

Introduction to History II refines students’ ability to work with historical documents and to understand their significance in how we interpret the past. Students will explore the main contours of the history of the
Western World from the Napoleonic period to the contemporary era. Students will learn about the range of historical experience, interaction and exchange between ethnicities and cultures, imperialism, war and revolution, national independence, human rights, gender and social life, environmental change, and globalization.
CR: the former HIST 1001

B. White

1101

Introduction to History II refines students’ ability to work with historical documents and to understand their significance in how we interpret the past. Students will explore the main contours of the history of the
Western World from the Napoleonic period to the contemporary era. Students will learn about the range of historical experience, interaction and exchange between ethnicities and cultures, imperialism, war and revolution, national independence, human rights, gender and social life, environmental change, and globalization.
CR: the former HIST 1001

R. Baehre

2040 (E)

History of Rome (same as Classics 2040) is a survey of Roman history from the early monarchy to the reign of Constantine, with special reference to society and politics in the late Republic and early Empire.
CR: Classics 2040, HIST/Classics 3920

C. King

2330 (E)

Medieval Europe II Medieval Europe Since the Eleventh Century (same as Medieval Studies 2002) is a survey of the economic, social, political and culturaldevelopments of Europe in the high and late Middle Ages.
CR: the former HIST 2030, Medieval Studies 2002

E. Bezzina

2701 (L)

Art History Survey II (same as Visual Arts 2701) is the history of art from the Renaissance to the 20th century.
CR: Visual Arts 2701

TBA

3102 (L)

Queer Histories in the Western World explores the social, cultural, and political history of sexual minorities in the West from the mid-nineteenth century to the present in order to demonstrate the ways in which sexuality
has become central to identity formations.

B. White

3120 (L)

Modern Newfoundland Since 1815 is the establishment and development of political institutions, changes in economic structure and the growth of populations.

R. Baehre

3450 (E)

British History: 1485-1714 is the emergence of Britain under the Tudors and early Stuart monarchs.

B. White

3786 (E)

Democracy in the American and French Revolutions contrasts these two Revolutions within the broader transnational framework of Atlantic World history in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Pertinent to
this course is the exchange of ideas, peoples, and traditions between the French and American contexts. The course focuses on the discussions and development of human rights and democracy as well as the roles played by marginalized groups in these Revolutions.
CR: HIST 3330

E. Bezzina

4950

Independent Project in Historical Studies will have students complete an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member or members. Topics must have the approval of the Program Chair of History.
CR: HIST 4951, HIST 4952
PR: HIST 3840 and nine other History courses

various

4952

Advanced Research Essay II is a course in which students, working under the supervision of an instructor, will carry out the research essay proposal that they developed in HIST 4951, conducting the necessary historical research and analysis. Students will present their work in written and oral form.
CR: HIST 4950; HIST 4999
PR: HIST 4951

various



Fall 2022 (chairship: Bonnie White)

Course

Description

Instructor

1100

Introduction to History I introduces students to working with historical materials and writing about the past. Students then will apply these skills to a study of the history of the Western world from the Renaissance and European colonialism up to and including the French Revolution, in a global context. The political, social, and cultural manifestations of Western history will be explored as well as the perspectives and condition of marginalized peoples.
CR: the former HIST 1000

B. White

1100

Introduction to History I introduces students to working with historical materials and writing about the past. Students then will apply these skills to a study of the history of the Western world from the Renaissance and European colonialism up to and including the French Revolution, in a global context. The political, social, and cultural manifestations of Western history will be explored as well as the perspectives and condition of marginalized peoples.
CR: the former HIST 1000

E. Bezzina

2500 (L)

The Twentieth Century I is a study of the world-wide impact of the main events and developments in the age of global interdependence.
CR: the former HIST 3700

B. White

2700 (E)

Art History Survey I (same as Visual Arts 2700) is the history of art from pre-historic times to the Renaissance.
CR: Visual Arts 2700

TBA

3525 (L)

Aboriginal History from 1763 (same as Anthropology 3525 and Archaeology 3525) examines the history of Aboriginal peoples in North America, including the Innu, Inuit, Beothuk and Mi’kmaq, from 1763 to the
twentieth century. Particular attention will be paid to Indigenous-settler relations, including Aboriginal policies, military encounters and diplomacy, expansion and removals, education, treaties, and politicization.
CR: Anthropology 3525 and Archaeology 3525

R. Baehre

3445 (E)

Witchcraft and the Witch-Hunts in Early Modern Europe is a history of witchcraft, demonology, and witch-hunts from 1400 to 1750, focusing on such themes as gender, the body and medical knowledge,
religious dissidence, and popular culture.

E. Bezzina

3840

Historical Methods is an introduction to the methods and practices of history in the modern era. This course is compulsory for Honours students and recommended for Majors, including those intending to apply for graduate studies. For Historical Studies students at Grenfell Campus this course is required for all majors and minors.
CR: the former HIST 4801
PR: 12 credit hours in History including HIST 1100/1101 or permission of
the instructor

R. Baehre

4101

The Renaissance in Europe, 1400-1550 is a seminar on the Renaissance in Europe, particularly in Italy and northern Europe, focusing especially on its intellectual and cultural aspects but also the social and
gender history of the topic.

E. Bezzina

4950

Independent Project in Historical Studies will have students complete an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member or members. Topics must have the approval of the Program Chair of History.
CR: HIST 4951, HIST 4952
PR: HIST 3840 and nine other History courses

various

4951

Advanced Research Essay I is the preparatory course for the writing of the advanced research essay. Working under the supervision of an instructor, students will develop a knowledge of the scholarship in the chosen field and prepare a detailed essay proposal.
CR: HIST 4822; HIST 4950
PR: HIST 3840 and 24 credit hours in other History courses

various



Winter 2023 

(Chairship: Bonnie White)

Course

Description

Instructor

1101

Introduction to History II refines students’ ability to work with historical documents and to understand their significance in how we interpret the past. Students will explore the main contours of the history of the
Western World from the Napoleonic period to the contemporary era. Students will learn about the range of historical experience, interaction and exchange between ethnicities and cultures, imperialism, war and revolution, national independence, human rights, gender and social life, environmental change, and globalization.
CR: the former HIST 1001

B. White

1101

Introduction to History II refines students’ ability to work with historical documents and to understand their significance in how we interpret the past. Students will explore the main contours of the history of the
Western World from the Napoleonic period to the contemporary era. Students will learn about the range of historical experience, interaction and exchange between ethnicities and cultures, imperialism, war and revolution, national independence, human rights, gender and social life, environmental change, and globalization.
CR: the former HIST 1001

R. Baehre

2035 (E)

History of Classical Greece (same as Classics 2035) is a survey of Greek history from the Bronze Age to the death of Alexander the Great, with special reference to the social and political institutions of the fifth century
B.C.
CR: Classics 2035, HIST/Classics 2030 since 1985-86 or the former HIST/
Classics 3910

C. King

2140 (E/L)

The Atlantic Slave Trade is a comparative survey of the Transatlantic Slave Trade 1503-1851, from West African origins through the oceanic Middle Passage to the formation of slave societies in the Americas. This
course examines processes of enslavement, commodification, shipboard resistance, sale and adaptation, and the international movement to abolish the slave trade.

E. Bezzina

2200 (E) 

Making Canada: Canadian History to 1867 is a survey of Canadian History to Confederation, 1867.

2540 (L)

Fascism and Resistance in the Twentieth Century will explore the history of fascism, and resistance to fascism, from its late nineteenth-century origins through the end of the Second World War.

B. White

2701 (L)

Art History Survey II (same as Visual Arts 2701) is the history of art from the Renaissance to the 20th century.
CR: Visual Arts 2701

TBA

3xxx (E)

Religious Conflict and Reconciliation in the Early Modern West (under construction)

E. Bezzina

4950

Independent Project in Historical Studies will have students complete an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member or members. Topics must have the approval of the Program Chair of History.
CR: HIST 4951, HIST 4952
PR: HIST 3840 and nine other History courses

various

4952

Advanced Research Essay II is a course in which students, working under the supervision of an instructor, will carry out the research essay proposal that they developed in HIST 4951, conducting the necessary historical research and analysis. Students will present their work in written and oral form.
CR: HIST 4950; HIST 4999
PR: HIST 4951

various

Chair, Historical Studies

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS332T
Phone: (709) 637-2191
Email: ebezzina@grenfell.mun.ca