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History (HIST) Courses

HIST 5003 [0.5 credit]
Historical Theory and Method

An examination of the meaning and use of historical theory.
Precludes additional credit for HIST 5000, HIST 5001 [1.0] (no longer offered).

HIST 5009 [0.5 credit]
Seminar in Early Modern History

A selected topic in the history of the early modern world.

HIST 5210 [0.5 credit]
Power

A seminar on power and its deployment in Europe, whether by states and other political entities or in relation to gender, race, the body, private and public identities, and the family. Theories and philosophies of power and its exercise will be examined.

HIST 5211 [0.5 credit]
Consumption

A seminar exploring the development of European cultures of consumption and exchange of commodities and services. Examined in relation to gender, ideology, imperialism, social distinction, and everyday life, topics may include markets, food, clothing, material goods, leisure, and work.

HIST 5212 [0.5 credit]
European History Special Topics

A seminar on a thematic, transnational or regional topic related to European history. Topics will vary from year to year.

HIST 5314 [0.5 credit]
Colonialism and Postcolonialism in Canada

A seminar on selected topics related to the histories and historiography of colonialism and postcolonialism in Canada.

HIST 5315 [0.5 credit]
State and Society in Canadian History

A seminar on selected topics related to the histories and historiography of political culture, state formation, and social relations in Canada.

HIST 5316 [0.5 credit]
Canadian History Special Topics

A seminar on a thematic or regional topic related to Canadian history. Topics will vary from year to year.

HIST 5410 [0.5 credit]
United States History Special Topics

A seminar on a thematic topic related to the history of the United States of America. Topics will vary from year to year.

HIST 5510 [0.5 credit]
Gender History Special Topics

A seminar on a topic related to gender and/or women’s history. Topics will vary from year to year.

HIST 5511 [0.5 credit]
History of Sexuality Special Topics

A seminar on a topic related to the history of sexuality. Topics will vary from year to year.

HIST 5604 [0.5 credit]
Central Europe, Past and Present

Evolution and current status of Central Europe, from periods of foreign control in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries to independent statehood. Emphasis on national accommodations and conflicts.
Also listed as EURR 5204.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as HIST 4604, for which additional credit is precluded.

HIST 5607 [0.5 credit]
Imperial Russia and the Russian Revolution

Examination of the expansion and downfall of tsarist Russia from the eighteenth century to the revolutionary era and the establishment of Bolshevik rule. Topics include the relationship between the monarchy and subject peoples, social and economic change, and daily life.
Also listed as EURR 5305.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as HIST 4607, for which additional credit is precluded.

HIST 5608 [0.5 credit]
The Soviet Union: Power and Culture

Examination of the rise of the Soviet Union to a global power and subsequent tensions that promoted its collapse. The course will analyze Stalinism, the Second World War, the Thaw, and Brezhnev and Gorbachev eras through the lens of the USSR’s citizens.
Also listed as EURR 5306.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as HIST 4608, for which additional credit is precluded.

HIST 5700 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Public History

Introduction to critical thinking about history's place in the public sphere, including history and popular culture, exhibiting history, the politics of the past, historical presentation and impact of digitization and other new information technologies, through lectures, readings, and field trips.

HIST 5701 [0.5 credit]
Archival Theory and Practice

Theories, methodologies and problems relating to archives and records management including principles and concepts guiding the work of archivists; records appraisal, collection, arrangement, description; special attention to archival communities including Library and Archives Canada.

HIST 5702 [0.5 credit]
Public History Special Topics

Theoretical and practical instruction in topical areas such as digitizing history, oral history, local history, photography, material history, performance, etc.

HIST 5703 [0.5 credit]
Public History Internship

Placement for a term, normally over the summer following the first year of study, to put into practice the precepts learned in course work. Students will be jointly supervised by their employers and a faculty member. Graded Sat/Uns.

HIST 5705 [0.5 credit]
Museums, National Identity and Public Memory

Explores how national museums and similar institutions construct narratives and represent histories through processes of collection, preservation and exhibition. Topics include memory and identity; theory of museums; contestation; inclusivity and authority; cultural politics and heritage.

HIST 5710 [0.5 credit]
Race and Empire

A seminar examining how discourses on race have been used to construct visions of empire. Students will be introduced to relevant historiographical, theoretical, discursive, and methodological approaches to race and empire.

HIST 5711 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Migration and Diaspora Studies

A seminar on the cultural, economic, political and social implications of the movement of people in historical and contemporary contexts. It takes a multidisciplinary and multiscale approach to topics such as citizenship, forced migration, diasporic communities, exile, immigration, global identities and transnationalism.

HIST 5712 [0.5 credit]
African History Special Topics

A seminar on a thematic or regional topic related to African history. Topics will vary from year to year.

HIST 5713 [0.5 credit]
Latin America and Caribbean History Special Topics

A seminar on a thematic or regional topic related to Latin America or Caribbean history. Topics will vary from year to year.

HIST 5803 [0.5 credit]
History of Women, Gender and Sexuality: Foundations

Selected problems in the historiography of women, gender and sexuality.
Precludes additional credit for HIST 5807 (no longer offered).

HIST 5900 [0.5 credit]
Directed Research

A course designed for students and supervisors to confer regularly in preparation for the research essay. Graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory upon a written report from the supervisor.
Prerequisite(s): open only to students enrolled in the Resarch Essay option of the regular M.A.

HIST 5902 [1.0 credit]
Directed Studies

A program of supervised reading and preparation of written work in an area not covered by an existing graduate seminar.

HIST 5904 [0.5 credit]
Directed Studies

A program of supervised reading and preparation of written work in an area not covered by an existing graduate seminar.

HIST 5906 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics

A seminar in an area not covered by an existing graduate course.

HIST 5908 [1.0 credit]
M.A. Research Essay

An examination of an approved topic in an area of departmental specialization or in an appropriate area of Public History.

HIST 5909 [2.0 credits]
M.A. Thesis

A substantial historical investigation. The subject will be determined in consultation with the Department, and a supervisor will be assigned. The candidate will be examined orally after presenting his/her thesis.

HIST 6100 [1.0 credit]
History of Modern Europe

A program of supervised reading in modern European history leading to an examination.

HIST 6101 [1.0 credit]
History of France

A program of supervised reading in the history of France leading to an examination.

HIST 6102 [1.0 credit]
History of Russia

A program of supervised reading in the history of Russia leading to an examination.

HIST 6103 [1.0 credit]
History of Germany

A program of supervised reading in the history of Germany leading to an examination.

HIST 6200 [1.0 credit]
History of Early Modern Europe

A program of supervised reading in early modern European history leading to an examination.

HIST 6201 [1.0 credit]
History of Medieval Europe

A program of supervised reading in the history of medieval Europe leading to an examination.

HIST 6202 [1.0 credit]
History of Ancient Rome

A program of supervised reading in the history of ancient Rome leading to an examination.

HIST 6300 [1.0 credit]
History of Africa

A program of supervised reading in the history of Africa leading to an examination.

HIST 6301 [1.0 credit]
History of the African Diaspora

A program of supervised reading in the history of the African Diaspora leading to an examination.

HIST 6302 [1.0 credit]
History of Latin America

A program of supervised reading in the history of Latin America leading to an examination.

HIST 6303 [1.0 credit]
History of the Caribbean

A program of supervised reading in the history of the Caribbean leading to an examination.

HIST 6400 [1.0 credit]
History of the United States

A program of supervised reading in the history of the United States leading to an examination.

HIST 6500 [1.0 credit]
British History

A program of supervised reading in British history leading to an examination.

HIST 6600 [1.0 credit]
Transnational or Thematic History

A program of supervised reading in a transnational or thematic topic leading to an examination.

HIST 6601 [0.5 credit]
Transnational or Thematic History

A program of supervised reading in a transnational or thematic topic leading to an examination.

HIST 6602 [1.0 credit]
Public History

A program of supervised reading in public history leading to an examination.

HIST 6603 [1.0 credit]
History of South Asia

A program of supervised reading in the history of south Asia leading to an examination.

HIST 6604 [0.5 credit]
Directed Studies

A program of supervised reading and preparation of written work in an area not covered by an existing graduate seminar.

HIST 6605 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics

A seminar in an area not covered by an existing graduate course.

HIST 6701 [0.5 credit]
History and Political Economy

A program of supervised readings in political economy and history. When taken in conjunction with PECO 6000, will be considered a breadth-requirement course.

HIST 6808 [1.0 credit]
Historical Theory and Method

A course primarily for doctoral candidates in history, offered in alternate years, in which trends in historical theory and methodology will be examined.

HIST 6901 [1.0 credit]
Canadian History

A program of supervised reading in Canadian history leading to an examination.

HIST 6903 [1.0 credit]
History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

A program of supervised reading in History of Women, Gender and Sexuality leading to an examination.

HIST 6906 [0.5 credit]
Ph.D. Tutorials

A program of supervised reading in preparation for the Ph.D. oral examination in the student's field. Students must enrol in the appropriate course section and complete three terms (fall, winter, summer) of this course before sitting the oral comprehensive examination.
Precludes additional credit for HIST 6904 and HIST 6905 (no longer offered).

HIST 6907 [0.5 credit]
Ph.D. Comprehensive

Ph.D. oral comprehensive examination in the student’s field. The exam is undertaken in the student's fourth term.
Precludes additional credit for HIST 6900 and HIST 6902 (no longer offered).

HIST 6909 [5.0 credits]
Ph.D. Thesis



Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca