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HI1413 Historical Thinking

Credit hours: 3

Everything has a history. Every news story, idea, movement, and career has a backstory. Taking a thematic approach, this course develops crucial “historical thinking” skills and a foundation of knowledge about the development of the modern world.

HI1703 Holy Women of the Middle Ages

Credit hours: 3

This course explores the experiences, writings, and depictions of devout and religious women over the duration of the Middle Ages. It introduces the skills and habits of mind of “historical thinking” in discussing the ways they engaged with social and religious expectations around holiness, gender, authority, sexuality, and the body.

Antirequisites: HI1713, HI1723 (and HI1423, HI1123)

HI1713 Lunatics, Fanatics, and Holy Fools

Credit hours: 3

This course explores the world of lunatics, eccentrics, visionaries, and fanatics, tracing developments in the perception and experience of insanity from the ancient world to the twentieth century. It introduces the skills and habits of mind of “historical thinking” through an examination of medical records, artwork, and autobiographical writings.

Antirequisites: HI1703, HI1723 (and HI1423, HI1123)

HI1723 Bittersweet Histories of Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate

Credit hours: 3

Starting with coffee, chocolate, tea, and sugar, this course explores the cultural history of the Atlantic World from 1400-1850, making connections to themes such as revolution, slavery, and environment. It introduces the skills and habits of mind of “historical thinking.”

Antirequisites: HI1703, HI1713 (and HI1423, HI1123)

HI1733 Themes in History

Credit hours: 3

This course introduces the skills and habits of mind of “historical thinking” through an examination of the major themes, events, and issues related to a particular historical topic, chosen by the instructor from their areas of expertise.

Antirequisites: HI1703, HI1713, HI1723 (and HI1423, HI1123)

HI2113 Pre-Confederation Canada

Credit hours: 3

Beginning with the coming of the French in 1608, this study will trace the key social, political, and economic developments of colonial North America. The aim is to bring students to that point where there is a clear understanding of how and why the colonies became the country of Canada in 1867.

HI2123 Canada Since 1867

Credit hours: 3

Starting with the reality of Confederation in 1867, this study will examine the growing pains of diversity, and the progress of the young country of Canada. Through critical discussion, and historical examination of the various pivotal points of Canada’s past, students will be led to an understanding of where present day Canada came from and where it is going, given the ongoing Constitutional debates within its geographical boundaries.

HI2213 British History To 1689

Credit hours: 3

This course traces British history from the Celts to the Glorious Revolution. Particular attention is paid to the development of influential institutions unique to Britain such as the monarch, the parliament, the church, and trade.

HI2223 British History From 1689 To 1990

Credit hours: 3

This course traces the social, economic, and political developments which made Britain the greatest empire in history and then brought about its decline.

HI3013 Probing The Past: The Nature of History I

Credit hours: 3

This course will provide students with a thorough introduction to the discipline of History. Selected topics will examine the nature of historical knowledge and the process of studying and understanding the past. A variety of themes will be highlighted including the philosophical foundations of History; the writings of great historians; the intellectual and technical skills involved in researching, writing, and interpreting History; and the significance of a Christian perspective on the past.

Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) or six credit hours at the 2000 level

HI3023 Probing The Past: The Nature of History II

Credit hours: 3

This course is a continuation of HI3013.

Prerequisite: HI3013

HI3033 Political Philosophy, Politics, and Public Leadership in Canada

Credit hours: 3

This course will examine the nature of the Canadian political system, its historical evolution and the political philosophy that has informed this evolution. It will also examine a selection of Canadian leaders in their historical context.

Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423), or Permission of the Instructor

HI3103 History of Here

Credit hours: 3

This course explores the overlapping histories that meet in this place where we live and study, paying critical attention to the sources that tell us about life along the banks of the Petitcodiac River and beyond. We examine the environmental, Wolastoqew and Mi’kmaw, colonial Acadian and British, and Atlantic Canadian layers of the history of New Brunswick.

Prerequisites: HI 1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423)

HI3113 Medieval Europe

Credit hours: 3

This course traces the key elements of the Medieval world, including the church, monasticism, and feudalism, from their origins in a declining Roman Empire to the beginning of the Reformation.

Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3133 Victorian Britain

Credit hours: 3

This course explores British life, culture, and literature in the nineteenth century. Emphasizing both the historical and literary aspects of Victorian Britain, it examines a wide range of topics, from the British Empire, gender, class, science, and religion, to Victorian life-writing and prose.

Crosslisting: EN3623
Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3213 The Ancient World

Credit hours: 3

This course is designed as an introduction to the history of the ancient world. Beginning with the Sumerians (3000 B.C.E.), the culture, social institutions, and achievements of the main civilizations of the Ancient Near East are surveyed up to and including the Persian Period (333 B.C.E.)

Corequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) and RS2003, RS2033

HI3223 The Greco-Roman World

Credit hours: 3

This course is designed to bring students to a basic understanding of the Greco-Roman world. This includes the political, military, social, religious, and intellectual histories of the period.

Corequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) and RS2003, RS2033

HI3273 History of English Drama I

Credit hours: 3

This course explores drama from its inception in Ancient Greece to the stage in Restoration England, with emphasis on the relationship between drama and its cultural context, and the historical shifts in and practical considerations of theatrical practice. (This course is normally offered in England as part of the Oxford Study Programme.)

Crosslisting: CO3133, EN3213
Prerequisites: EN1013, EN1023, or Permission from the Registrar

HI3283 History of English Drama II

Credit hours: 3

This course is a continuation of HI3273 and explores drama from the eighteenth century to the present day. (This course is normally offered in England as part of the Oxford Study Programme.)

Crosslisting: CO3143, EN3223
Prerequisites: EN1013, EN1023, or Permission of the Registrar

HI3413 Europe: From Renaissance to Reformation

Credit hours: 3

This course examines western Europe during the Renaissance and traces the beginning of modern ideals in the Western world. Topics include the beginning of modern science, global interaction, and the fragmentation of the Church.

Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3453 Modern European Art and Cultural History (1450-1980)

Credit hours: 3

This course covers the intellectual history of artistic content and expression as it reflects social and intellectual developments from the Renaissance and the rise of perspective and landscape in painting (with special attention to Claude, Gainsborough, and Monet) to the decline of representational perspective and landscape painting in abstract and post-modern art (with special attention to Picasso, Hepworth, and Francis Bacon II). Field trips to art galleries are included in this course. (This course is normally offered in conjunction with the Crandall-Oxford Study Programme.)

Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3463 European Intellectual History in the Modern Era

Credit hours: 3

This course is an intellectual history of Europe from the French Revolution to the present day. By examining important developments in the areas of science, philosophy, religion, and politics, students will become familiar with some of the key ideas that helped define the nature of this two hundred year period.

Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3513, 3523 Directed Studies in History

Credit hours: 3

These courses are available for students when their interests and professors’ expertise allow for a more in-depth tutorial approach. Students must be highly capable and must have completed upper level prerequisite courses in the area of the directed study.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Registrar

HI3613 Nineteenth Century Europe

Credit hours: 3

Beginning with the background of the French Revolution, the course examines major developments of European History which see Europe reach the paramount position in the world.

Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3623 Twentieth Century Europe

Credit hours: 3

Beginning with World War I, the course examines the dramatic developments in the twentieth century that have reshaped world history and the relative position of Europe within it.

Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3643 The Reformation in Europe

Credit hours: 3

This course examines the development of Protestantism as a social, economic, political, and religious reaction to the status quo of European society.

Crosslisting: RS3803
Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3663 Autobiography And Life Writing In 19th and 20th Century English Canada

Credit hours: 3

This course explores autobiography and other forms of “life writing” as important sources for understanding individual life experiences in 19th and 20th century English Canada.

Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3803 Special Topics in History

Credit hours: 3

Students will explore the major themes, events, and issues related to a particular historical topic, chosen by the instructor from his or her areas of expertise.

Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423)

HI3823 America: From The Revolution to the Civil War

Credit hours: 3

This course will explore the main themes in the history of the United States, from the causes and consequences of the American Revolution in the 1760’s and 1770’s to the crisis which caused the Civil War a century later.

Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3833 Modern Revolutions

Credit hours: 3

This course examines themes common to several modern revolutions including the American, French, and Russian revolutions.

Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3853 American Revolution

Credit hours: 3

This course will explore the headline events of the Revolutionary era, from the end of the Seven Years’ War, through the Imperial Crisis and the War of Independence, the debates over the Constitution, to the early days of the new republic.

Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423)

HI3883 Intellectual History of Science and Religion (1600-1980)

Credit hours: 3

From theory to paradigm, from the telescope to the atom and beyond (with selected study of Copernicus, Newton, Darwin, biblical archaeology, Einstein, and Hawking), this course examines
the Proofs Scientific, in their historical contexts, as marshalled for and against religion. Field trips to museums are included. (This course is normally offered in conjunction with the Crandall-Oxford Study Programme.)

Crosslisting: RS3883
Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3893 History in Film

Credit hours: 3

HI3893 is not a course about the history of film, but rather a course examining how history is portrayed through the popular medium of film. The early classes will be spent establishing the theoretical parameters of the use of film in the study of history. Various perspectives of historians and filmmakers will be examined in this section. Then throughout the remainder of the course, students will examine several different ‘historical’ films from several different historical periods and contexts. Each film will be analysed by looking at the period which the film seeks to portray, as well as the period during which the film was made. Then the class will seek to evaluate exactly what the film has contributed to the study of history. Due to the thematic nature of the course, as well as the heavy emphasis on participation, it is vital that all students do the assigned readings and come to class prepared to participate and contribute.

Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3903 History of Psychology

Credit hours: 3

This course provides an examination of the historical and philosophical foundations of modern Psychology. This course will trace the development of Psychology from its early philosophical roots to its present status as a behavioural science.

Crosslisting: PS3913
Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3923 Maritime Provinces Since 1800

Credit hours: 3

This course will explore the development of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island in the post-Confederation period. Maritime adjustment to political union and its role within Confederation will be examined. Special emphasis will be placed on social, religious, economic, and political trends in the context of regional disparity.

Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) or six credit hours in History at the 2000 level

HI3943 Indigenous Peoples

Credit hours: 3

Examines Settler-Indigenous relations in Canada with an emphasis on colonialism, racism, Christian responsibility, Indigeneity, and resiliency.

Crosslisting: SO3943
Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423)

HI4033 Loyalists in the Atlantic World

Credit hours: 3

This seminar examines Loyalist experiences during and after the American Revolution, their migrations as refugees to Atlantic Canada and throughout the Atlantic world, and debates about the meaning of loyalism.

Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) and at least an additional six credit hours in History

HI4213 Stuart England

Credit hours: 3

This seminar-style course will focus upon selected topics and themes in late-Tudor and early-Stuart England. Topics may vary from year to year and will focus on the political, social, and religious context and various interpretations of the period. Important topics such as the civil war and revolution, the protectorate, and the restoration of the monarchy will be included. Students will be encouraged to identify themes of personal interest for their major research project.

Prerequisites: Twelve credit hours in History or permission of the Registrar

HI4233 Women In Early Modern Britain

Credit hours: 3

This seminar course explores the place and role of women in early-modern England (1500-1714). It focuses on economic, political, social, and religious themes.

Prerequisites: Twelve credit hours in History or permission of the Professor

HI4513, 4523 Advanced Directed Studies in History

Credit hours: 3

These courses are available for students when their interests and professors’ expertise allow for a more in-depth tutorial or project approach. Students must be highly capable and must have completed upper level prerequisite courses in the area of the directed study.

Prerequisites: Twelve credit hours in History or permission of the Professor

HI4813 Canadian Religious History

Credit hours: 3

This seminar-style course will focus upon selected religious themes in 19th and 20th century Canada. Topics will vary from year to year and may include the role of religion in regional development, politics, economics, secularization, gender formation, consumerism, and education. Students are encouraged to identify themes of interest for their major research projects.

Crosslisting: RS4813
Prerequisites: Twelve credit hours in History or permission of the Professor

HI4853 Internship in History

Credit hours: 3

This course is a supervised research practicum in a media, archival, legal, publishing, or museum setting involving eighty hours of monitored work. Acceptance into this course is contingent upon the availability of placements and the permission of the Professor.

HI4913 Special Topics in History

Credit hours: 3

Students will explore the major themes, events, and issues related to – and the changing interpretation of – a particular historical topic, chosen by the instructor from his or her areas of expertise.

Prerequisites: HI1413 (or HI1113) and HI1703 (or HI1713 or HI1723 or HI1123 or HI1423) or six credit hours in History; or permission of the Registrar

HI4996 Thesis

Credit hours: 6

Certain exceptional students, upon request prior to the completion of their third year, may be granted permission to write a thesis as an element to their Honours degree requirement.

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