4000-level seminars, 2020-21 – more details to be added as they become available

4000-level seminars are primarily for Honours students in History who are at the fourth-year level. If you are a fourth-year Honours student in a program other than History and wish to take a 4000-level History seminar, please submit an override request through Carleton Central. Override requests will be reviewed by the instructor who may provide permission to register for individual students outside of History. The department recommends that students have completed a lower-level course in the field(s) of the seminar(s) they intend to take.  Some instructors regard such preparation as very important; others do not. If you have not taken a course that would provide preparation for a particular seminar, you should always speak with the instructor first.

Following precautions for Covid-19, all courses are being offered online. Scheduled times (where applicable) will be available in Carleton Central. Please check Carleton Central regularly for any changes.

Please contact the Undergraduate Administrator, Tanya Schwartz, if you require assistance.

Course Timetable Online Description (if applicable) * Instructor
HIST 4100A: Seminar in Early Modern European History – “Living, loving, and dying in Europe 1500-1800 Fall/Winter (Full Year) Synchronous R. Phillips
HIST 4101A: Early Modern European History – “Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe Fall Synchronous D. Dean
HIST 4201A: Modern European History – “Historical perspective of Russia-China relations” Winter Offered by EURUS
HIST 4201B: Modern European History – “Paris in the Jazz Age Winter Synchronous S. Whitney
HIST 4304A: Canada: Politics & Society – “The Canadian Brewing Industry, 1670-2020 Fall/Winter (Full Year) Synchronous M. Bellamy
HIST 4304B: Canada: Politics & Society Nationalism, Internationalism, and Political Culture – from the Age of Mackenzie King to the Age of Donald Trump Fall/Winter (Full Year) Synchronous N. Hillmer
HIST 4605A: The Balkans in Transition – 1918 to 1989 Fall Offered by EURUS Offered by EURUS
HIST 4606A: Contemporary Europe: From Postwar to the European Union – “Populism and Authoritarianism in Contemporary Europe” Winter Synchronous J. Evans
HIST 4703A: The Global South – “Colonialism, Imperialism, and Pan-Africanism Fall Synchronous A. Diptee
HIST 4704A: Caribbean and Latin American History – “The Inquisition Winter Synchronous S. Lipsett-Rivera
HIST 4805A: Seminar on a Transnational or Thematic Topic – “Decolonization in Asia and Africa Fall/Winter (Full Year) Synchronous C. Jangam
HIST 4806A: Global and Transnational History – “America as Empire Fall Synchronous A. Johnston
HIST 4806B: Global and Transnational History – “Pandemics Fall Synchronous S. Klausen
HIST 4806C: Global and Transnational History – “Climate” Winter Combining Synchronous and Asynchronous J. Dean
HIST 4915A: Topics in History – “Black Popular Culture Fall Synchronous D. McNeil
HIST 4915A: Topics in History – “Women’s Suffrage in Britain Winter Combining Synchronous and Asynchronous P. Walker
HIST 4916A: Topic in Public History – “Museums and Digital History” Winter Asynchronous** S. Graham

* Online Course Descriptions:

  • Synchronous Courses
    A real-time, online course in which the instructor and students meet via web conferencing tools, at scheduled days and times. Students must be available at scheduled class times, within the structure, guidelines, and deadlines provided by the instructor. Additional activities and assignments will be made available via the course page for completion outside of class time. These courses require reliable, high-speed internet access, a computer with a camera and a microphone or a headset with a microphone.
  • Asynchronous Courses
    An online course in which there are no live, scheduled meetings. Students will access materials and complete activities available through the course page on their own time, within the structure, guidelines, and deadlines provided by the instructor. These courses require high-speed Internet access and a computer.
  • Courses Combining Synchronous and Asynchronous
    An online course in which there is a mixture of synchronous meetings and asynchronous activities. Students must be available at scheduled class times and be prepared to meet together for some of that time via web conferencing tools. The specific live meeting times will be provided by the instructor in the course outline. Asynchronous activities and assignments will be made available via the course page for completion outside of scheduled class time, within the structure, guidelines, and deadlines provided by the instructor. These courses require reliable high-speed Internet access and a computer with a camera and a microphone or a headset with a microphone.


Disclaimer: this list of courses is drawn up several months in advance and is subject to change.