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SPA482H1 20th-Century Spanish American Narrative

Detailed study of the major movements in Spanish-American narrative, including magic realism, fantastic literature, womens writing, and testimonial literature, through analysis of representative novels and short stories. (Offered every three years)

At least one 300-series half-course in Spanish.

SPA475H1 21st Century Latin American Culture

Contemporary Argentine and Mexican authors and visual artists will be tudied through their work, online visibility, and also the institutional and discursive structures that facilitate and shape their production. In-class Skype discussions with some of the artists. (Offered every three years)

At least one 300-series half-course in Spanish.

SPA198H1 A Brief History of Love in the Western World

This course introduces students to the ways in which the foremost thinkers in the history of the Western world (Plato, Ovid, St. Augustine, Ficino, Ebreo) conceived the idea of love; how did the notions of sexuality and gender play into that idea, and how did these notions carry on – or not – into our present understanding of love, sexuality and gender. While the background readings pertain to...

HPS304H1 A History Lab: Biomedical Sciences, Past and Present

Offers a hands-on introduction to historical research. Through a close examination of classic scholarly texts, archival materials, and recent media publications, this advanced seminar explores the sources, methods, and approaches in historical studies of biomedical twentieth century-sciences.

EAS311H1 A History of Japanese Monsters

This course examines the historical development of Japanese monsters, from roughly the 7th - 8th centuries to modern times. We focus on how the changing understanding of monsters in society has embodied certain fissures in Japanese culture, especially with regard to gender and class.


HIS355H1 A History of Pre-modern Medicine

This course surveys major themes and developments in the history of medicine from c.600 BCE to 1800 CE. Topics include: Hippocrates, Galen and their reception in the Middle Ages; monasteries, medicinal gardens and hospitals; medieval licensing of physicians and pharmacists; medieval scholastic medicine; the Black Death; Renaissance anatomy and charlatans; New World drug discoveries; William...

1.0 FCE in medieval or pre-modern history, or permission of course instructor

HIS192H1 A History of Queer Asia

A first-year seminar on the history of queerness, in all its complexity and diversity, in the no less complex and diverse settings of East, South, and Southeast Asia. Our journey will encompass empires and Indigenous peoples, rulers and rebels, and range from early recorded history down to the twentieth century. Focus will be placed on primary sources and introducing students to the evolving...

VIC225Y1 A History of the World in Objects

Through a multidisciplinary approach, this course opens new perspectives on the history of artifacts, the evolution of a world of things, and the analysis of material culture. Lectures and tutorials are supplemented by hands-on exercises in museums and local communities.

HIS352H1 A History of Women in Pre-colonial East Africa

This course examines the lived experience of women in societies, communities and polities of varying sizes across territories that cover eight contemporary East African states. It encompasses the period from 1000 B.C to the end of the nineteenth century. Topics covered are clustered under four broad themes: a) Ecology, work in commodity production, wealth and exchange relations; b) “...

NEW150Y1 or any course in African History

INI235H1 A Multidisciplinary Introduction to Urban Studies I: Theoretical Foundations of City Building

Focuses on the theoretical foundations of urbanization, urban change, and city building, with particular attention on global urban growth, history of contemporary urbanization, urban planning, governance, built form, and economic development. These topics are explored through a multidisciplinary lens, with an emphasis on understanding urban transitions over time and their meaning for...

Completion of 4.0 FCEs, including 1.0 FCEs from one of the following four course groups. Economics: ECO101H1, ECO102H1, ECO105Y1; Geography: GGR101H1, GGR107H1, GGR112H1, GGR124H1; Political Science: POL101Y1, POL101H1, POL106H1, POL107H1, POL109H1, POL214Y1; Sociology: SOC100H1, SOC150H1.