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ANT327H1 ""Diversity": Critical/Comparative Studies of Indigeneity, Multiculturalism and (Settler) Colonialism"

How do societies understand and manage their own diversity? This course unites critical studies of multiculturalism and settler colonialism to study Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S., also examining strategies in other sites for managing diversity which are framed differently (e.g. superdiversity (Europe), co-existence (Japan), multiracialism (Hawaii), mestizoness (Mexico)).

ANT204H1 or ANT253H1

HIS318H1 "The "Wild" West in Canada"

What happens when histories of Canada begin in the West? This course examines the critical challenges that the myths and legacies of the West pose to Canadian history, from pre-contract to 1990. Themes include First Nations and colonialism, immigration, racism, economic development, regionalism, prostitution and illegal economies.


EAS315H1 "The "Yellow Peril": Past & Present"

Beginning with the Chinese Exclusion Acts, the Asian presence in North America has often been considered a serious social menace. This course explores the Asian/North American response to the past and present "Yellow Peril" constituted as a gendered, sexualized, classed, and racialized epistemological and affective structure of knowledge.


NMC256H1 1001 Nights Around the World

Surveys the history of the 1001 Nights and its stories, from early manuscripts to modern adaptations, including film, theatre, novels, and short stories produced around the world. We read in English translation an early manuscript of the Nights, and then consider the politics and aesthetics of medieval and modern adaptations.

PHL210Y1 17th-and 18th-Century Philosophy

Central texts of such philosophers as Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.

FAH340H1 17th-Century Art of the Netherlands (formerly FAH308H1)

Concentration on the major masters of Holland's Golden Age, ca. 1580-ca. 1700. Particular attention is paid to genre painting and the notion of "Dutch realism". Consideration of art within its social and historical contexts.



GER321H1 19th Century German Literature (formerly GER325H1)

This course focuses on German authors of the nineteenth century. Literary, political and philosophical texts are analyzed as a discussion of political uprisings, the industrial revolution and the emergence of German nationalism.



FAH352H1 19th Century Photography

An introduction to the major artists, movements, and debates in photography in Europe and North America, from its prehistory to the turn of the century. Issues considered include the relationship of social class to aesthetics, the role of illusion, the rise of mass reproduction.

FAH447H1 19th-Century Landscape Painting

Investigation of English, French, German and Swiss landscape painting from the birth of the Romantic movement to Post-Impressionism.


HIS394H1 20th and 21st Century African Icons: Media and Biography

Superseding 19th century European missionary and explorers' accounts of Africa; media in the 20th and 21st centuries have unequivocally played a key role in shaping the globe's views of Africa and Africans. In 2005, BBC Focus on Africa put out an impressive list of more than 100 "African Icons". Since then, a number of websites have come up with various lists of African icons. Who are the...

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