2016 Spring/Summer Course Offerings 

Q1 (May 4 - May 25)
Q2 (May 30 - June 17)
Q3 (June 23 - July 14)
Q4 (July 19- Aug 9)

For a listing of all classes, please click here.

Prairie Life Stories: Public History for Social Change

HIST 175.3 (01)

Prairie Life Stories

This course explores the diverse stories of individuals who have made the prairies home. We will consider how stories and histories can inform how we understand our communities, and the potential for sharing stories as educational tools to inspire social change. This experiential learning class will include lectures, guest presentations, films, and workshops introducing the skills and techniques needed to record, interpret, and share prairie life stories.

Instructor: Mandy Fehr
Offered: Quarter 1, M-F 1:00-3:50pm

Health and Disease in the Early Modern British Atlantic

HIST 165.3

Erin Spinney 2015 Course

This course examines how historians have understood the complex relationship between health, society and historical change.  Health is used as a vehicle for understanding political, social and cultural change throughout the early modern period c. 1500-1800.  Topics include understandings of health and disease, medical treatments, and epidemic and endemic diseases such as yellow fever, malaria, smallpox, and syphilis.  The course considers the effects of Columbian disease exchange on the development of the early British Empire in the Atlantic World, the growth of the slave trade, and Settler-Indigenous interactions.

Instructor: Erin Spinney
Offered: Quarter 2, M-F 1:00-3:50pm

Post Confederation Canada 1867 to the Present

HIST 256.3 (01) 

Post Confederation

This course is an introductory Canadian history lecture course that covers Canadian history from 1867, the year of Confederation, to the present day. It combines political, social, cultural and gender history approaches to the study of Canada' past. This course surveys the development of the Canadian nation-state and its people. Topics include: First Nations people; federal politics; society and gender; war; activism; regional politics and economy and Canadian culture.

Instructor: Carling Beninger

Offered: Quarter 2, M-F 1:00-3:50pm

Environmental History on the (Global) Frontier

HIST 155.3 (01) 

Hist 155.3 Environmental History

This course explores environmental change and the multifaceted relationship between human beings and their natural surrounding. The analytical focus will reflect how the idea of the “frontier” was used to interpret new environments and how that same idea came to influence land-use, food, environmentalism, conservation, and popular culture. At the end of the course you will have a better understanding of how we interpret nature, how we have changed the environment to suit our needs, and the origin of the modern environmental movement.

Instructor: Matthew Todd

Offered: Quarter 3, M-F 1-3:50 pm 

Special Topics: Human Rights in History

HIST 298

Human Rights

Using a visit to the new Canadian Museum of Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg as their point of departure, students in this intensive experiential learning course will look at human rights as a product of history, the result of the changing moral frameworks that shape how people define and grapple with injustice in the world. Where did the concept of human rights come from? Why have demands for justice in the modern world so often been articulated as matters of human rights? How has the meaning of human rights changed over time? Finally, how does the CMHR present the history of human rights (or their violation), and in what ways do the museum’s choices influence the public’s understanding of that history?

Instructor: Mark Meyers

Offered: Quarter 4, M-F 1:00-3:50 pm

This class is now accepting applications for Spring/Summer 2016 on a first-come, first-served basis. A University of Saskatchewan grant will cover round-trip air travel and accommodations in Winnipeg, as well as Museum admission, for all students accepted into the class. Click here for the application form.