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HI 140 Themes in World History (3) A

An introductory, thematic, global overview of human history from the ancient era to the recent past. This course examines the rise of civilizations, the development and fragmentation of empires, the modern trend towards globalization, and the many points of contact between diverse peoples. Topically, it will explore questions related to power, culture, religion, environment, and society. 

Note: Credit for HI 140 and either HI 141 and 142 will not be allowed

HI 200 Canada since Confederation (3) B

A survey of the history of Canada since Confederation, considering social, cultural, environmental, economic, political, and constitutional developments between the 1860s and the 2000s, encompassing settler communities, Canada’s indigenous peoples, and new Canadians.

HI 204 History Educational Travel Study (3) O

This course combines educational travel, study, and reflection to examine one or more historical periods or themes. Destinations vary from year to year.

Prerequisite: Permission of the department

HI 205 The United States since the Civil War (3) O

A survey of the history of the United States, highlighting its development as a liberal, urban industrial nation and its growth to world dominance.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History

HI 215 Introduction to Canadian Politics (3) O

An introduction to the Canadian political system from the perspectives of political science and history. Topics will include the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government, the constitution, federal-provincial relations, the electoral process, and the role of ordinary citizens in the political process.

Note: This course is cross-listed as POLI 215

HI 220 Medieval Europe (3) B

A survey of European medieval history from the fall of the Western Roman Empire until the end of the Hundred Years War (1453).

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History

HI 225 Modern Revolutions (3) B

An examination of political revolutions—primarily in the Western world—from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Topics include the American and French Revolutions, the struggle for representative constitutional government in the nineteenth century, the development of modern political ideologies, the emergence of political terrorism, and the rise of twentieth-century totalitarian movements.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History

HI 230 Ancient Empires: Greece and the Near East (3) B

A survey of major societies in the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean that were broadly contemporary with ancient Israel. These include the Mycenaeans, Egyptians, Syro-Palestinians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Persians, and Greeks, from the Late Bronze Age to the Hellenistic monarchies after Alexander the Great. Topics include political and imperial systems, religious developments, the role of long-distance communications, and interactions between ancient societies and the physical environment.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History

HI 232 History of the Roman World (3) B

A survey of the major developments in the history of Rome and its territorial possessions from the city’s first settlements in the 8th century BC to the “fall of the Roman Empire” in late antiquity. Emphasis will be placed on the imperial period.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History

HI 246 History of Genocide and Mass Violence (3) B

A study of genocide in the modern world, examining debates around the question of colonial genocides against indigenous peoples, the development of the modern concept of genocide, and various cases of mass violence in the twentieth century. Attention will also be given to the history of genocide prevention and post-genocide justice and reconciliation.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History

HI 250 Military History (3) O

A survey of military history, including operations, strategies, and the relationship between war and society from the ancient world to the 19th century.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History

HI 263 History of Christianity (3) A

An introduction to the global history of Christianity, with emphasis on the social and cultural context in which Christian beliefs, practices, and institutions developed.

HI 272 History at the Movies (3) B

An introduction to the depiction of history in popular film. Themes and films will vary from year to year.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History

HI 280 History in Practice (3) A

An introduction to the nature, methods, and practice of history. Topics will include the nature of history as a discipline; historical sources and their analysis; library, archival, and Internet research; historical interpretation; and historical writing.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History

HI 299 Special Topics in History (3) O

Special studies in History, as announced.

Prerequisite: Permission of the department

HI 304 History Educational Travel Study (3) O

This course combines educational travel, study, and reflection to examine one or more historical periods or themes. Destinations vary from year to year.

Prerequisite: Permission of the department

HI 313 Christianity in Canada (3) B

A seminar course exploring the history of Christianity in Canada from early missions to indigenous peoples to the present. Particular attention will be given to lived religious experience and historical-cultural factors relating to Canadian thought, politics, nationalism, Indian Residential Schools, and social action.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History

Note: This course is cross-leveled as CH 614

HI 314 Western Canada (3) O

A study of Canada’s four western provinces from the late nineteenth century to the present. Themes will include the cultural, ethnic, and economic characteristics that have resulted in a variety of regionalisms and popular dissent movements. Particular attention is paid to treaty relations and the ongoing contributions of indigenous peoples.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History

HI 321 Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, and the Medieval North (3) B

A study of the history and archaeology of Northern Europe, the British Isles, and the North Atlantic during the early Middle Ages, from the end of Roman Britain to the Christianization of Scandinavia. Topics will include ethnic identities and cross-cultural influences, warfare and political structures, and the role of the North in the political and economic development of medieval Europe.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History

HI 323 The Protestant Reformation (3) B

An investigation of the transition from medieval to modern Christianity through the events of the Protestant Reformation. Attention will be given to the contexts of the Renaissance, the German and Swiss Reformation movements, and the diverse expressions of sixteenth- century Christianity throughout Europe.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History

Note: This course is cross-leveled as CH 612

HI 333 Early Christianity (3) B

An examination of the major developments in the history of Christianity from its origins to the 7th century AD. Emphasis will be placed on doctrinal and theological developments and the social and political context of the Christian churches.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History

Note: This course is cross-leveled as CH 611

HI 345 History of the World Wars (3) B

An analysis of the causes, course, and outcomes of the First and Second World Wars, including international relations before 1914, during the interwar period, and into the Cold War.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History

HI 362 Alliance History and Thought (3) A

A survey of the origins of The Alliance Canada in its social, cultural, and theological contexts. The course also examines and evaluates various continuities and changes in The Alliance Canada thought and practice.

Prerequisite: REL 161 or HI 263. Prerequisite will be waived for students who are in a denominational credentialing process.

Note: This course is cross-listed as REL 362 and cross-leveled as CH 610/TH 640.

Note: For the online version of the course there is a class limit of 20 students and preference is given to those living outside of Calgary.

HI 363 History of Evangelicalism (3) O

A seminar course on the ways in which Evangelicals have shaped and have been shaped by the social, political, economic, and religious culture of Britain, Canada, and the United States. Attention will be given to subjects such as revival, social reform, missions, gender, secularization and the relationship between evangelicalism and capitalism.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History

Note: This course is cross-leveled as CH 613

HI 370 Public History (3) A

A seminar course studying the ways in which history is put to “public” use. Attention will focus on ways representations of the past are marshalled to create and reproduce “usable” meanings and how these meanings have come into conflict. Students will also be involved in a public history project applying their skills and knowledge in a community-based research initiative.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History

HI 380 Applied Research in History (3) A

An advanced, project-based research course. Topics and projects will vary from year to year. Normally, students and faculty will work collaboratively on research projects designed to serve the needs of local museums, historical sites, and historical societies.

Prerequisite: HI 280

HI 399 Special Topics in History (3) O

Special studies in History, as announced.

Prerequisite: Permission of the department

HI 404 History Educational Travel Study (3) O

This course combines educational travel, study, and reflection to examine one or more historical periods or themes. Destinations vary from year to year.

Prerequisite: Permission of the department

HI 405 Special Topics in History (3) O

Special studies in History, as announced.

Prerequisite: Permission of the department

HI 412 Canada During the World Wars (3) B

A study of social, cultural, and political developments in an era of rapid urbanization, industrialization, international turmoil and economic depression.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History at the 300-level

HI 422 Nazi Germany (3) B

A seminar course examining the rise and rule of the Nazi Party as well as aspects of the Second World War, the Holocaust, the German Church Struggle, and the German Resistance.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History at the 300-level

HI 432 The Fall of Rome and the Collapse of Complex Societies (3) B

A seminar course examining historical and anthropological scholarship on how and why some societies collapse. The course focuses on the collapse of political and economic complexity in the Western Roman Empire – the so-called “Fall of Rome” (4th-6th centuries A.D.) – but also compares other collapses across history, from the cities of the Maya to the shores of Rapa Nui/Easter Island.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in History at the 300-level

HI 480 Field Placement in History (3) O

A field placement to be arranged with a local museum, historical society, or archive, in which students apply their historical knowledge and skills in the workplace.

Prerequisite: Permission of the department

HI 495 Independent Research in History (3) O

An advanced research course consisting of the production of a single, substantial research paper. After the completion of a research proposal, the final paper will be based substantially on primary sources and include a detailed historiographical discussion.

Prerequisite: Permission of the department and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.