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The Peacemakers

Painting by George P.A. Healy, 1868

The Peacemakers

Graduate Course Offerings 2013-14

Graduate Course Timetable & Room Assignments by Term (PDF)

Course descriptions & outlines will be posted as they become available.

Core Courses

AMERICAN STUDIES 9050A: American Studies: Method and Practice (Required for all students)

Fall Term Wed, 9:30-11:30 LWH 2205 Instructor: Bryce Traister

AMERICAN STUDIES 9000B: Foundations in American Cultural Studies (Required for students in the American Cultural Studies field)

Winter Term Wed, 10:30-12:30 LWH 2210 Instructor: Thy Phu

AMERICAN STUDIES 9200B: Canadian-American Relations (Required for students in the Canadian-American Relations Field)

Winter Term Thu, 1:30-3:30 LWH 2210 Instructor: Jeff Vacante

AMERICAN STUDIES 9075: Master's Research Project (Required for all students)

Graduate Colloquium Series: April 2014 (Dates TBA) Guidelines


Elective Courses

Please note: Specific course offerings may be subject to change.


AMERICAN STUDIES 9300A/B: Graduate Reading Course

The subject will be selected by students in consultation with an instructor willing to give the course. 


AMERICAN STUDIES 9301B: Conspiracy Theories in American History

Winter term Tue, 2:30-4:30 LWH 2210 Instructor: Alison Meek

ENGLISH 9043A: The American Ode
Fall Term Mon, 12:30-3:30 UC 377 Instructor: Stephen Adams

ENGLISH 9106B: American Animal Studies

Winter Term Wed, 3:30-6:30 UC 377 Instructor: Joshua Schuster

ENGLISH 9103B: The Culture of Human Rights in the U.S. (*No longer offered)


MUSIC 9542A: Music and the Cold War

Fall Term Wed, 1:30-4:30 TC 310 Instructor: Emily Abrams Ansari

*HISTORY 4792E: Consumerism and Consumption in the North Atlantic (Full year course)

Fall & Winter Term Wed, 2:30-5:30 STVH 3166 Instructor: Ben Forster

*HISTORY 4707E: Technology and Society in North America (Full year course)

Fall & Winter Term Mon,2:30-4:30 STVH 3166 Instructor: Rodney Millard

*HISTORY 4720E: The Vietnam Wars: Between Decolonization and the Cold War  (Full year course)

Fall & Winter Term Mon,6:00-8:00pm STVH 3166 Instructor: Geoffrey Stewart

HISTORY 9274A: Oh Gendered Canada: Gender in Canadian History

Fall Term Tue, 9:30-11:30 LWH 1227 Instructor: Monda Halpern

HISTORY 9276A: Ideas of Politics and Society in Canada

Fall Term Mon, 1:30-3:30 LWH 1227 Instructor: Nancy Christie

HISTORY 9371A: Women and American Antislavery

Fall Term Thu, 1:30-3:30 LWH 2270C Instructor: Margaret Kellow

HISTORY 9831A: 'Killing Fields': A Global History of Mass Violence

Fall Term Wed, 3:30-5:30 LWH 1227 Instructor: Frank Schumacher

HISTORY 9305B: Abraham Lincoln, the Crisis of the Union, and the Coming of the Civil War
Winter Term Tue, 2:30-4:30 LWH 2270c Instructor: Craig Simpson

HISTORY 9809B: Social Memory in Europe and North America

Winter Term Mon, 9:30-11:30 LWH 2270C Instructor: Jonathan Vance

HISTORY 9378B: The United States and the Projection of Power in the Twentieth Century

Winter Term Tue, 12:30-2:30 LWH 2270c Instructor: Geoffrey Stewart

POLITICAL SCIENCE 9712A: Diplomacy and International Negotiations

Fall Term Tue, 9:30-11:30 SSC 4105 Instructor: Radoslav Dimitrov

 POLITICAL SCIENCE 9716B: Models of Democracy

Winter Term Wed, 10:30-12:30 SSC 4112 Instructor: Richard VandeWetering

POLITICAL SCIENCE 9736A: Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective

Fall Term Mon, 3:30-5:30 SSC 4103 Instructor: Andres Perez

POLITICAL SCIENCE 9738B: The US and the Middle East (*no longer offered)

Winter Term Thu, 8:30-10:30 SSC 4112 Instructor: Salim Mansur

POLITICAL SCIENCE 9746B: UN Issues

Winter Term Wed, 10:30-12:30 SSC 4255 Instructor: Dan Bousfield

POLITICAL SCIENCE 9754A: American Foreign Policy

Fall Term Wed, 1:30-3:30 SSC 4112 Instructor: Don Abelson

POLITICAL SCIENCE 9758A: Social Diversity, Gender, and the Law

Fall Term Tue, 11:30-1:30 SSC 4103 Instructor: Caroline Dick

POLITICAL SCIENCE 9759B: War on Terror

Winter Term Mon, 11:30-1:30 SSC 4103 Instructor: Nandita Biswas-Mellamphy

POLITICAL SCIENCE 9765A: Threats to Global Democracy

Fall Term Mon, 11:30-1:30 SSC 4105 Instructor: Peter Ferguson

POLITICAL SCIENCE 9766B: Media and Politics

Winter Term TBA Wed. 11:30-1:30 SSC 4103 Instructor: Marta Dyczok

A = Fall Term Graduate Level Courses

B = Winter Term Graduate Level Courses

E = Fall & Winter Term (Full year) Undergraduate Level Courses

*4000 level courses are fourth-year undergraduate courses, and as such may only be taken with permission from the Instructor and Graduate Chair and if space permits. MA students may be expected to undertake additional assignments in these courses.