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Undergraduate Courses

Courses Offered in 2020-2021 | Timetable

 

 

First Year Courses
Second to Fourth Year Survey Courses
Second to Fourth Year Seminar Courses
Capstone Experience Courses
Common Core Courses run by Us
Courses Offered by Other Departments

 

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Asian history courses are indicated with the icons Asian and Western history ones the icons Western.

 

Year 1 Courses

 

Semester 1
HIST1021

Introduction to Modern Legal History Asian Western

McClure
Semester 2
HIST1016

The Modern World Asian Western

Insisa

 

 

 

Year 2-4 Courses

 

In their second to fourth years students may take all their courses in history, or they may combine some history courses with courses from the departments and programmes in the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Social Sciences. Different modes of learning are reflected in the structuring of the History curriculum into 'Survey' and 'Seminar' courses.

 

 

Survey Courses

Survey courses are intended to introduce the history of a geographical area or a specific period. These courses usually involve two lectures per week.

 

Semester 1
HIST2013

Twentieth-century Europe, Part I, The European Civil War, 1914-1945 Western

Sacks
HIST2031

History Through Film Asian Western

Ford
HIST2077

Eating History: Food Culture from the 19th Century to the Present Asian Western

Ford
HIST2136

The Graeco-Roman World: From Homer to Augustus Western

Cobb
HIST2155

Slavery and Democracy in the United States Western

McGrath
HIST2175

Medicine, propaganda, and colonialism in Asia Asian

Meerwijk
HIST2181

A Sea of Stuff: Commerce and Colonialism in the Indian Ocean 1500-2000 Asian Western

Shankar
HIST2185

A History of Propaganda in East Asia Asian

Insisa
Semester 2
HIST2107

World War II in Asia & Pacific Asian Western

Schencking
HIST2126

The American Family: Histories, Myths, and Realities Western

Bowes
HIST2137

Pandemic! Contagious Histories Asian Western

Peckham
HIST2176

Doing Business in Modern China, 1800-1949 Asian Western

Moazzin
HIST2178

Trials of History: The Courtroom from Historical Perspective Asian Western

McClure
HIST2180

The Origins of Scientific Thought Asian Western

Trigg
HIST2182

Seascapes and Skylines: Environment and Infrastructure in Asia Asian

Shankar

 

 

Seminar Courses

Seminar courses involve more advanced study of special topics in history and a higher level of training in the use of primary documents or historiography. These courses will normally offer no more than one lecture per week, but will also include at least one hour of seminar, tutorial or workshop classes each week.

 

Semester 1
HIST2133

The Weimar Republic through Documents Western

Becker
HIST2135

Cold War Germany through Documents Western

Becker
HIST2187

Critical Approaches to the End of Empire in Southeast Asia Asian Western

Saunders
HIST3075

Directed Reading Asian Western

History Staff
Semester 2
HIST2118

Chinese and Americans: a Shared and Transnational History Asian

Xu
HIST2127

Qing China in the world: 1644-1912 Asian

Kim
HIST2163

China after Mao: A People's History, 1976-2002 Asian

Dikötter
HIST2186

Death and Destruction from Above: A History of Aerial Bombing, from Zeppelins to Drones Asian Western

Schencking
HIST3075

Directed Reading Asian Western

History Staff

 

 

 

Capstone Experience Courses

 

Semester 1
HIST4017

Dissertation Elective (12 credits)
(Note: All students taking HIST4017 are required to take HIST4015.)

History Staff
HIST4023

History Research Project

History Staff
HIST4035

History Applied: Internship in Historical Studies

Pomfret
Semester 2
HIST4015

The Theory and Practice of History

Cunich
HIST4017

Dissertation Elective (12 credits)
(Note: All students taking HIST4017 are required to take HIST4015.)

History Staff
HIST4023

History Research Project

History Staff
HIST4028

History Without Borders: Special Field Project
(Note: For 4th year students only, and by invitation)

Pomfret
HIST4032

Great Kantō Earthquake and the Reconstruction of Tokyo

Schencking
HIST4033

Museums and History

Carroll

 

 

 

Common Core Courses

 

Semester 1
CCCH9045

'Superpower': Engaging with the Global Implications of China's Rise
(China: Cultural, State and Society)

Johansson
CCCH9047

Will the 'Real' China Please Stand Up?: Interpreting Chinese Civilization
(China: Cultural, State and Society)

Johansson
CCCH9054

Mothering China: From the Womb to the Nation (China: Cultural, State and Society)

Tsang
CCGL9003

Contagions: Global Histories of Disease (Global Issues)

Sinha (CHM)
CCGL9055

Genocide: Problem from Hell and Nightmare from History (Global Issues)

Sacks
CCHU8001

Historical Gaming: Reinventing the Past in a 'Post Truth' Era (Humanities)

Pomfret
CCHU9071

Man Up: Masculinities in the Making (Humanities)

Tsang
Semester 2
CCCH9032

Sports and Chinese Society (China: Cultural, State and Society)

Xu
CCCH9046

Propaganda State: Culture and Politics in the People's Republic of China
(China: Cultural, State and Society)

Johansson
CCCH9048

Memory Holes and Martyrs: Creating China's Past (China: Cultural, State and Society)

Johansson
CCGL9064

Body Politics: Local Worlds, Global Processes (Global Issues)

Song & Meek (CHM)
CCHU9002

Battles for Bodies: The Birth of Surveillance Society (Humanities)

Tsang
CCHU9043

Rethinking Women: The Big Debates (Humanities)

Tsang

 

 

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