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History (HIST) Courses

HIST 5003 [0.5 credit]
Historical Theory and Method

An exploration of some of the theories, concepts and methodologies used in historical practice.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): Open only to students enrolled in the M.A. Public History programs, or with permission of the Department.

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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

HIST 5706 [0.5 credit]
Digital History

Methods and theories of public history through the lens of computation, digital technologies and allied fields.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

HIST 5707 [0.5 credit]
Narrativity and Performance in Public History

Theory and practice of storytelling and performance in public history through a variety of forms, media, and contexts.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

HIST 5709 [0.5 credit]
Photography and Public History

The social history of photographic practices with an emphasis on the photograph as a material object. Traces the reproduction, circulation, and exhibition of photographs in a variety of contexts.

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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

HIST 6110 [0.5 credit]
History of Modern Europe

Directed readings in modern European history.

HIST 6111 [0.5 credit]
History of France

Directed readings in French history.

HIST 6112 [0.5 credit]
History of Russia

Directed readings in Russian history.

HIST 6113 [0.5 credit]
History of Germany

Directed readings in German history.

HIST 6210 [0.5 credit]
History of Early Modern Europe

Directed readings in early modern European history.

HIST 6211 [0.5 credit]
History of Medieval Europe

Directed readings in medieval European history.

HIST 6212 [0.5 credit]
History of Ancient Rome

Directed readings in ancient Roman history.

HIST 6310 [0.5 credit]
History of Africa

Directed readings in African history.

HIST 6311 [0.5 credit]
History of the African Diaspora

Directed readings in the history of the African Diaspora.

HIST 6312 [0.5 credit]
History of Latin America

Directed readings in Latin American history.

HIST 6313 [0.5 credit]
History of the Caribbean

Directed readings in Caribbean history.

HIST 6410 [0.5 credit]
History of the United States

Directed readings in U.S. history.

HIST 6510 [0.5 credit]
British History

Directed readings in British history.

HIST 6601 [0.5 credit]
Transnational or Thematic History

Directed readings in a transnational or thematic topic.

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 6609 [1.0 credit]
Digital History and Digital Humanities

A program of supervised reading in Digital History and Digital Humanities, leading to a digitally-mediated piece.

HIST 6612 [0.5 credit]
Public History

Directed readings in Public History.

HIST 6613 [0.5 credit]
History of South Asia

Directed readings in South Asian history.

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 6805 [0.5 credit]
Professional Development Project I

A project related to the student’s doctoral program such as the preparation of an article-length essay, the design of an undergraduate course, internship, or curatorial initiative. Graded Sat./Uns.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

HIST 6806 [0.5 credit]
Professional Development Project II

A 0.5 credit project related to the student’s doctoral program such as the preparation of an article-length essay, the design of an undergraduate course, internship, or curatorial initiative. Graded Sat./Uns.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

HIST 6808 [1.0 credit]
Doctoral Seminar in Historical Theory and Method

A critical examination of theories, concepts and methodological approaches in the discipline of history.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

HIST 6809 [0.5 credit]
Internship in Applied History Preparation Course

A course of study to equip students with specialized skills and knowledge for the internship placement in applied history.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

HIST 6810 [0.5 credit]
Internship in Applied History

An internship, normally of four months duration, in any field of applied history.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

HIST 6906 [0.5 credit]
Ph.D. Tutorials

A program of directed readings in the student's major research field. Students normally complete three terms (fall, winter, summer) of tutorials before sitting the comprehensive examination.

HIST 6907 [0.5 credit]
Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination

An examination of defined topics in the student's major research field. A written examination followed by an oral examination.

HIST 6908 [0.5 credit]
Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination in Public History

An examination of defined topics in the field of Public History. A written examination followed by an oral examination.

HIST 6909 [5.0 credits]
Ph.D. Thesis



HIST 6911 [0.5 credit]
Canadian History

Directed readings in Canadian history.

HIST 6913 [0.5 credit]
History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Directed readings in the history of women, gender and sexuality.

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