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Multi-year Historical Studies Course Plan

Historical studies

Historical Studies Multi-Year Course cycle 

***this page is under construction

Fall 2022 (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

R. Baehre

2100 (E)

Empires of the North Atlantic, 1500-1820

​This course will examine European expansion across the Atlantic to North America, the attempt to take possession of that continent through commercial investment and colonies, and the way in which European colonies were transformed into new societies.


S. Green-Stewart

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
G. Curtis


3700 (E)

HIST 3700 - Art History: The Italian Renaissance

​-cross-listed with Visual Arts 3700
-An overview of the art and architecture of Renaissance Italy with an emphasis upon the historical context in which art was produced



G. Curtis
3770 (L)

HIST 3770 Women in Western Society and Culture, II

Selected themes in the history of women in the modern period with a focus on cultural attitudes toward women, demographic trends affecting women, the impact of changing economic roles, and the development of feminism.
Note: Credit may not be obtained for both History 3770 and the former History 3761.


S. Green-Stewart

3811 (E/L)


HIST 3811 The Menace of Progress: Colonialism and the Making of the Modern World encourages students to think critically about ideas of progress, enlightenment, and civilization by examining the emergence of the modern world and its relationship to colonialism. It explores the rise of the West by examining global history since the fifteenth century. Course topics include the transatlantic slave trade, enclosure, the destruction of Indian

cotton manufacturing, and consumer culture. All sections of this course follow International Studies guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/IS.


S. Green-Stewart


3840


HIST 3840 Historical Methods

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.
Prerequisite: Twelve credit hours in history including Hist 1100/1101 or permission of the instructor
Note:
1) Credit may not be obtained for both History 3840 and the former History 4801. 2) For Historical Studies students (Grenfell Campus): this course is required for all majors and minors.

R. Baehre


4101
HIST 4101 The Renaissance in Europe, 1400-1550. 
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.Prerequisite: Students should normally have successfully completed at least 6 credit hours in courses having an initial digit "3".
​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

4952


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



Winter 2023 (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

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

2510 (L)

Twentieth Century, II
An historical analysis of the main issues in the contemporary world since 1945.

Note: Credit may not be obtained for both History 2510 and the former History 3710.

R. Baehre

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

3442 (E)

****new course**** Religious Conflict and Coexistence in the Early Modern World (pending approval) expores relations between members of different religions and denominations in Europe and the Americas from about 1492 to 1650.  Such themes considered are conflict, peace treaties among states, ideas about religious violence and religious freedom, as well as the possibilities for coexistence in communities, and the intersections between religion, race, gender, and class.

E. Bezzina

​3445 (E)

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

​E. Bezzina
​3520 (E)

Indigenous History to 1763
​(Same as Anthropology 3520). The North American native response to early European contact and initial settlement. Particular attention will be paid to cultural change resulting from the adoption of European goods, participation in the fur trade, the introduction of European disease, and the adaptation to a permanent European presence.

​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

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



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