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Undergraduate Courses

Courses Offered in 2021-2022 | Timetable

 

 

First Year Courses
Second to Fourth Year Survey Courses
Second to Fourth Year Seminar Courses
Capstone Experience Courses
Common Core Courses run by Us
Courses Offered by Other Departments

 

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Asian history courses are indicated with the icons Asian and Western history ones the icons Western.

 

Year 1 Courses

 

Semester 1
HIST1017

Modern Hong Kong Asian Western

Carroll
Semester 2
HIST1016

The Modern World Asian Western

Insisa
HIST1022

Introduction to Environmental History Asian Western

Shankar

 

 

 

Year 2-4 Courses

 

In their second to fourth years students may take all their courses in history, or they may combine some history courses with courses from the departments and programmes in the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Social Sciences. Different modes of learning are reflected in the structuring of the History curriculum into 'Survey' and 'Seminar' courses.

 

 

Survey Courses

Survey courses are intended to introduce the history of a geographical area or a specific period. These courses usually involve two lectures per week.

 

Semester 1
HIST2016

The United States Since 1900 Western

Ford
HIST2031

History Through Film Asian Western

Ford
HIST2078

Renaissance Europe, 1453-1648 Western

Jordan
HIST2125

Nazi Germany, the Holocaust and the Jews Western

Sacks
HIST2184

China and Japan since the 19th century Asian

Insisa
HIST2185

A History of Propaganda in East Asia Asian

Insisa
HIST2188

The Making of Modern South Asia Asian Western

Shankar
HIST2190

Animals in History Asian Western

Ludovice
HIST2191

History of Chinese Christianity Asian Western

Yung
HIST2192

Introduction to Modern Southeast Asian History Asian Western

Saunders
Semester 2
HIST2021

Nineteenth century Russia, 1800-1905 Western

Sacks
HIST2069

The History of American Popular Culture Western

Ford
HIST2079

Early Modern Europe, 1648-1789 Western

Jordan
HIST2150

Global Capitalism: The Last 100 Years Asian Western

Sanchez-Sibony
HIST2177

The Economic History of Modern China, 1800 to the Present Asian

Moazzin
HIST2189

Terrorism: A Global History from Anarchists to ISIS Asian Western

Insisa
HIST2194

Food and Empire in Colonial Asia Asian Western

Ludovice

 

 

Seminar Courses

Seminar courses involve more advanced study of special topics in history and a higher level of training in the use of primary documents or historiography. These courses will normally offer no more than one lecture per week, but will also include at least one hour of seminar, tutorial or workshop classes each week.

 

Semester 1
HIST2174

Hell in the Pacific: The Japan-America War and Its Legacies Today Asian Western

Schencking
HIST2195

The United States and China: An International and Transnational History, since 1945 Asian Western

Millwood
HIST3075

Directed Reading Asian Western

History Staff
Semester 2
HIST2070

Stories of Self: History Through Autobiography Asian Western

Ford
HIST2118

Chinese and Americans: a Shared and Transnational History Asian Western

Xu
HIST2152

Late Socialism and the 1989 Revolutions Asian Western

Sanchez-Sibony
HIST3075

Directed Reading Asian Western

History Staff
HIST3077

Gandhi: A Global History Asian Western

McClure

 

 

 

Capstone Experience Courses

 

Semester 1
HIST4017

Dissertation Elective (12 credits)
(Note: All students taking HIST4017 are required to take HIST4015.)

History Staff
HIST4023

History Research Project

History Staff
HIST4028

History without Borders: Special Field Project
(Note: For 4th year students only, and by invitation)

Pomfret
HIST4034

Oral History and Ethnographic Research Methods

Song
Semester 2
HIST4015

The Theory and Practice of History

Ludovice
HIST4017

Dissertation Elective (12 credits)
(Note: All students taking HIST4017 are required to take HIST4015.)

History Staff
HIST4023

History Research Project

History Staff
HIST4028

History Without Borders: Special Field Project
(Note: For 4th year students only, and by invitation)

Pomfret

 

 

 

Common Core Courses

 

Semester 1
CCCH9045

'Superpower': Engaging with the Global Implications of China's Rise
(China: Cultural, State and Society)

Johansson
CCCH9047

Will the 'Real' China Please Stand Up?: Interpreting Chinese Civilization
(China: Cultural, State and Society)

Johansson
CCCH9054

Mothering China: From the Womb to the Nation (China: Cultural, State and Society)

Tsang
CCGL9064

Body Politics: Local Worlds, Global Processes (Global Issues)

Song
CCHU9071

Man Up: Masculinities in the Making (Humanities)

Tsang
CCHU9083

Spiritual, Not Religious: Technologies of the Soul (Humanities)

Sacks
Semester 2
CCCH9032

Sports and Chinese Society (China: Cultural, State and Society)

Xu
CCCH9046

Propaganda State: Culture and Politics in the People's Republic of China
(China: Cultural, State and Society)

Johansson
CCCH9048

Memory Holes and Martyrs: Creating China's Past (China: Cultural, State and Society)

Johansson
CCGL9066

Music and Global Politics: From Beethoven to Beyonce and Beyond (Global Issues)

Sacks
CCHU9002

Battles for Bodies: The Birth of Surveillance Society (Humanities)

Tsang
CCHU9043

Rethinking Women: The Big Debates (Humanities)

Tsang

 

 

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