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Undergraduate Courses

Courses Offered in 2017-2018 | 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
HIST1019

Powering Modern Society: Energy, Environment and Politics Asian Western

Sanchez-Sibony
Semester 2
HIST1016

The Modern World Asian Western

Pomfret

 

 

 

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
HIST2003

Twentieth-Century China Asian

Insisa
HIST2076

Germany and the Cold War Western

Becker
HIST2083 Gender, Sexuality and Empire Asian Western

Chiu
HIST2107

The Second World War in Asia and the Pacific, 1931-1952 Asian

Macri
HIST2108

Empire and the Making of Modern France Western

Drémeaux
HIST2129

Living through War: Society, Culture and Trauma Asian Western

Schneider
HIST2150

Global Capitalism: The Last 100 Years Asian Western

Sanchez-Sibony
Semester 2
HIST2015

The United States before 1900 Western

McAndrews
HIST2016

The United States since 1900 Western

McAndrews
HIST2031

History through Film Western

Ford
HIST2077

Eating History: Food Culture from the 19th Century to the Present Asian Western

Ford
HIST2109

Modern France: Society, Politics and Culture Western

Drémeaux
HIST2114

China and the Wider World since 1600 Asian

Xu
HIST2158

Women in Hong Kong History: Private Lives and Public Voices Asian

Chiu

 

 

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
HIST2118

Chinese and Americans: A Cultural and International History Asian Western

Xu
HIST3029

Transnational History: A New Perspective on the Past Asian Western

Schneider
HIST3075

Directed Reading Asian Western

History Staff
Semester 2
HIST2135

Cold War Germany through Documents, 1945-1990 Western

Becker
HIST2153

Stalin Western

Sanchez-Sibony
HIST3075

Directed Reading Asian Western

History Staff

 

 

 

Capstone Experience Courses

 

Semester 1
HIST4017

Dissertation Elective (12 credits) Asian Western

History Staff
HIST4023

History Research Project Asian Western

History Staff
HIST4028

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

Pomfret
HIST4033

Museums and History Asian Western

Carroll
Semester 2
HIST4015

The Theory and Practice of History Asian Western

Cunich
HIST4017

Dissertation Elective (12 credits) Asian Western

History Staff
HIST4023

History Research Project Asian Western

History Staff
HIST4028

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

Pomfret
HIST4031

East Asia fieldtrip Asian Western

Cunich

 

 

 

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
CCHU9002

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

Tsang
CCHU9043

Rethinking Women: The Big Debates (Humanities)

Tsang
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

History Wars?: How the Past is Shaping China's Future
(China: Cultural, State and Society)

Johansson
CCHU9003

Making History: Engaging with the Powerful Past (Humanities)

Pomfret

 

 

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