Fall/ Winter of 2023-2024
HIST 5F01: Historiography & Historical Method
Dr. Gregor Kranjc & Dr. Michael Driedger
Examines debates about the nature of history and provides an overview of contemporary historiographic controversies. A wide variety of methodologies and theoretical perspectives will be explored with an eye to assessing the practical applications of each for the study of history and for the students’ own research projects.
HIST 5F80: Major Research Paper
Dr. Michael Driedger & MA Supervisor
A major research project (of approximately 35 pages), the topic of which shall be chosen by the student in consultation with the Supervisory Committee. The major research paper must demonstrate the student’s ability to conduct original research with primary sources and a mastery of relevant historiography.
HIST 5P80: Directed Reading in History
Dr. Michael Driedger
Directed individual or group reading in a specified area of historical study. Restriction: permission of the Graduate Program Director.
HIST 5V22: Conservatism in Modern America
Dr. Tami Friedman
Focuses on differing meanings, interpretations, and expressions of conservatism in U.S. history, with special emphasis on the twentieth century and the post-World War II period. Topics include nativism, white supremacy, antistatism, market fundamentalism, anticommunism, and more.
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HIST 5V35: Intellectuals in Revolutionary China
Dr. Ning Wang
Major themes in the history of Chinese Intellectuals in the 20th century, especially their involvement in the Communist revolution, their roles in the development of communist ideology/policies, and their careers in the Peoples Republic of China.
HIST 5V53: First Nations History
Dr. Maureen Lux
Selected themes in North American Indigenous history from contact to the modern era with an emphasis on the historiographical debates.
HIST 5V54: History of Sexuality
Dr. Jessica Clark
Major themes in the history of sexuality from 1750. Topics include historical theories of sexuality and sexual difference, sexual revolutions, activism and the state, sexuality and globalization, and queer history, including queer spaces and communities.
HIST 5F90: MA Thesis
An extended research project (of approximately 80-100 pages) which meets the conditions specified in the description for HIST 5F80 but involves a higher level of research and a fuller treatment of the selected subject. The thesis will be examined by an external reader and will have a public defense.