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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

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...

Four courses with at least one of the following: ECO100Y1/​ ECO105Y1 or 1.0 FCE from 100-level GGR courses including GGR101H1, GGR107H1, GGR112H1 and GGR124H1, or 1.0 FCE from 100-level POL courses including POL101Y1, or POL214Y1, or 1.0 FCE from 100-level SOC courses including SOC101Y1, SOC102H1, and SOC103H1


INI236H1 A Multidisciplinary Introduction to Urban Studies II: Urban Challenges and Theoretical Application

Cities are centres of innovation and creative energy, but they also face significant and pressing challenges. This course explores various urban issues including inequality, eroding infrastructure, and concerns arising from globalization, while also examining the ways in which municipal governments and urban citizens are imagining and implementing potential solutions to these challenges.



HIS357Y1 A Social History of Renaissance Europe

A social history of the 15th and 16th centuries set against the cultural and political background. Emphasis on changes in customs and living conditions resulting from economic, legal, intellectual, and religious developments of the period.