Course Descriptions

Core Courses

AP/MIST 1100 6.00: Introduction to Social Justice: Race, Diaspora and Indigenous Studies
Introduces students to key concepts, theories and histories in the study of race, diaspora and indigeneity. Through history and theoretical concepts, students learn to understand the interconnections - and differences - facingracialized communities, diasporic communities and Indigenous communities.

AP/HREQ 3100 6.00 Research Methods in Equity Studies
Addresses issues relating to human rights, freedom of expression and economic justice, and racialization, diaspora and Indigenous concerns. Students become familiar with a variety of methodological orientations (qualitative and quantitative); ethics and protocols when conducting reseach within different sociocultural contexts; and, methods for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data. Requirements include completion of a research proposal and a guided research project.

Prerequisites: AP/HREQ 2010 6.00 or AP/MIST 1100 6.00.

Course credit exclusions: None.

AP/MIST 4705 6.00: Critical Race, Diaspora and Indigenous Theory
Provides a solid foundation in anti-racist, critical race, post-colonial and Indigenous theory, from early anti-racism theorists, to postcolonial, post-modern, and other theorists on race, to Indigenous writers addressing decolonization and self-determination.

AP/MIST/HREQ 4600 6.00 Research Seminar
Provides an opportunity for the development and completion of a substantial project in research and writing at a more advanced level. Restricted to Specialized Honours BA. Papers are written under the supervision of a faculty member, and each step in the research is discussed in seminar.

Prerequisites: 78 credits, or permission of the Undergraduate Program Director of the Department of Equity Studies.

Required Courses in Each Stream

Diaspora Studies Stream

AP/MIST 3610 6.00 Global Migration and Diaspora Cultures
Migration and diaspora cultures examined in historical and comparative perspective, including patterns of forced displacement and migrant labour, and issues of citizenship, racism, religious and ethnic identity. Cases may include Jews, Africans, South and East Africans, Irish, Italians, and Caribbean peoples.

AP/MIST 3624 6.00 Canadian Immigration Policy and Settlement
Explores the role of the Canadian state in the economy through its policies and programs in the area of immigration and settlement. Barriers and positive initiatives will be discussed. A comparative perspective will be incorporated.

Indigenous Studies Stream

AP/MIST 1050 6.00 Introduction to Indigenous Studies
Using Indigenous pedagogies as well as academic approaches, this course will provide an introduction to the basic issues facing Aboriginal peoples in Canada today. Topics include colonization, stereotypes about "Indians", identity legislation, residential schooling, child welfare, criminal justice and self-determination.

AP/MIST 3640 3.00 The Indian Act, Treaties, and Non-Status Native Communities
Focuses on federal recognition and non-status Native people. It explores the nature of treaties, their relationship to identity legislation, and the effects of identity legislation in dividing Native people who have Indian status from those who do not. Finally, we examine different struggles for federal recognition, in Canada and the United States, and the implications, for Native communities, of struggles for federal recognition.

AP/HUMA 3537 3.00/AP/CDNS/MIST 3839 3.00 Canadian Native Autobiography
Canadian Native writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have defined themselves and their world through unique representations of their own life stories. The course explores the contexts and interpretations of "identity", "history", "literature", "tradition", and integrating different world views.

Racism and Multiculturalism Stream

AP/ MIST 3620 6.00/AP/POLS 3565 6.00 Racism and Colonialism
This course examines racial conflict and politics, and is broadly comparative. Classes are divided into two parts. In the first part, we look at the history of colonialism and efforts to explain social and economic problems in poor countries. The second part of the course deals with contemporary problems, including racial profiling and immigration issues, and links between racism, sexism, and sexual politics. Imaginative works, such as novels and film, are included in the course.

AP/MIST 3680 6.00 Racism in Canada
In this course, participants will learn about racial discrimination as it is articulated within Canadian institutions. Efforts to affirm principles of equity within these institutions will also be looked at. Among institutions that may be discussed are government departments (e.g. immigration), profit-making businesses, unions, schools, media, social services, the police and the criminal justice system.

Electives in Each Stream

Diaspora Studies

AP/MIST 2000 6.00/GEOG 2310 6.00 Introduction to Refugee and Migration Studies
Introduces the main concepts and issues in contemporary migration studies. It is a survey course, employing an historical and international perspective. Case studies of Canadian immigrants from various parts of the world are used to illustrate theoretical concepts and to promote understanding of the contextual nature of contemporary migration processes.

AP/MIST 2350 6.00 Chinese Communities in Canada
Examines Chinese immigration and settlement, family and social life, culture and communities. The course also explores Chinese communities with regard to ethnicity, gender, class, dialect and geographical location, as well as the impact of Canadian institutional policies and practices.

AP/MIST 3350 6.00 Muslim Diasporas in the West
Examines the experience of immigrants and refugees from countries of Islamic culture in Canada and other countries in the West, with particular attention to host country policies and practices as well as issues of ethnicity, religion, class, gender and cultural change.

AP/MIST 3370 6.00/ AP/GL/WMST3801 6.00 Immigrant Women in Canada
Examines the historic, socio-economic and cultural situation of immigrant women in Canada; it analyzes the economy, the state and dominant cultural attitudes in terms of gender, class and race. Women's roles are explored mainly in areas of work, family, health, culture and politics.

AP/MIST 3475 3.00 English-Speaking Caribbean: Development and Underdevelopment
Examines the nature of politics in the region as a whole and in specific countries. Focuses upon the region's historical economic dependence upon metropolitan countries and the emergence of new political forces and institutions in response to changes in its socio-economic structure.

AP/MIST 3510 6.00 Globalization: Wealth, Poverty and the New World Order
Examines the dynamics of the currently ascendent system of global capitalism, the roots of contemporary underdevelopment, and the prospects for social/political/economic development or decline in various parts of the world, including Canada. Prerequisites: A 1000-level social science course and either a 1000-level humanities or modes of reasoning course

AP/MIST 3610 6.00 Global Migration and Diaspora Culture
Migration and diaspora cultures examined in historical and comparative perspective, including patterns of forced displacement and migrant labour, and issues of citizenship, racism, religious and ethnic identity. Cases may include Jews, Africans, South and East Africans, Irish, Italians, and Caribbean peoples.

AP/MIST 4040 6.00 Jewish Communities
An examination of Jewish communities in a variety of historical and contemporary settings, including immigration experience, family life, culture and identity.

AP/MIST/POLS 4050 6.00 African Communities in the Americas
Explores the dynamics of slavery & emancipation throughout the Americas and compares the interactions which created an African Diaspora in the Caribbean, Latin America, as well as North America.

AP/MIST 4081 6.00 Gender, Culture and Society in the Middle East
Culture and social change in the Middle East, with focus on the politics of religion, gender and identity, both within and beyond the region's borders. Case studies may include such countries as Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Pakistan and Turkey.

AP/SOSC/MIST 3575 6.00 Popular Cultures, East and West
Encourages international students to understand and analyze the Canadian cultural scene while validating their own cultural backgrounds, and exposes Canadian students to critical appreciation of East Asian and Asian cultures.

AP/ANTH 3220 6.00 Greed. Globalization and the Gift: The Culture of Capitalism
This course examines capitalist enterprise historically and ethnographically. It focuses upon forms of corporate capitalism; the historic spread of capitalism and the world system; globalization; and the failure of neo-liberal development to deliver economic prosperity.

AP/ANTH 3400 6.00 Altering States: Citizenship and Civil Society in a Globalizing World
The idea of civil society has stirred social imaginations and political aspirations across the globe in recent years. This course analyzes those contexts where debates over civil society, citizenship, power and the state are located and contested.

AP/ANTH 4240 3.00 Global Environments, Livelihoods and Social Justice
This course provides an anthropological perspective on the cultural politics of environment and development. Drawing on ethnographic case studies from diverse geographical contexts, the course examines the cultural practices, ideologies and discourses that inform environmental struggles and affect the livelihoods of marginal peoples across the globe.

AP/EN 3410 3.00 Caribbean Literature
Examines Caribbean literature in English. Explores how colonialism, post-colonialism and the lived experiences of the Carribbean people have shaped the novel, short story, poetry and drama.

AP/HIST 3870 6.00 Globalization in History
Examines relations between history and globalization on two levels, (1) constructing narratives of world history that include all cultures, and (2) controversies surrounding conceptualizing such histories.

AP/HREQ/MIST 4800 6.00 Honours Thesis
Provides advanced students with the opportunity to prepare a paper on the topic of the student's own choice, and to work independently of direct classroom supervision. Students will design and write a thesis in consultation with a faculty supervisor. The thesis is an advanced project which applies a developed understanding of theory and methods to a specific problem, and will normally consist of a paper of no less than 10,000 words in length, or its equivalent.

AP/HUMA/MIST 3482 6.00 Islam Through The Ages
Examines and analyzes the critical social, legal, economic, political and philosophical issues related to Islam and Islamic societies; discusses their relevance to current developments in Muslim countries.

AP/HUMA/CDNS/MIST 3660 3.00/6.00 African Canadian Voices
Examines the diversity of African-Canadian artistic production, literature in particular, but also film and visual art, seeking to develop theoretical and critical frameworks in which to situate contemporary work within Canadian, as well as the African Diasporic discourse.

AP/POLS/MIST 3260 3.00 6.00 War and Peace in the Middle East
A study of the relations between Israel and its contiguous neighbours, including the historical origins of the current stalemate and an assessment of the various approaches to peacemaking in the area.

AP/POLS 4245 3.00/AP/GL/WMST 4802 3.00 Gender and International Relations
Explores theoretical and empirical issues raised by the consideration of gender in international relations (IR). We examine theoretical concerns raised by feminists and femisist IR scholars, and issues including: gender and the environment, militarism, international political economy and human rights.

AP/GL/WMST 3539 6.00 Asian Women
This course aims at broadening students' worldview to understand Asian women's issues from a multidisciplinary point of view. The issues, situations, experiences and activism of Asian groups in their countries of origin and in North America will be examined

AK/AS/GL/WMST 3540 6.00 Globalization And Women's Health
Globalization and the spread of Western free market economies have significantly impacted women's health around the world. This course examines within a comparative, international framework the impact of globalization on women's health, women's access to health care services, and women's health activism.

Indigenous Studies

AP/MIST 1050 6.00 Introduction to Indigenous Studies
Using Indigenous pedagogies as well as academic approaches, this course will provide an introduction to the basic issues facing Aboriginal peoples in Canada today. Topics include colonization, stereotypes about "Indians", identity legislation, residential schooling, child welfare, criminal justice and self-determination.

AP/MIST 3310 3.00/6.00/AP/ CDNS/HUMA 3530 3.00/6:00 Virtual Riel/ity: Louis Riel and Métis Issues in North America
Explores the history and literature of the Métis and Louis Riel in their homelands and in their communities in North America since the 17th century. Topics will include Métis identities, family histories, communities, resistance movements, land and treaty rights.

AP/MIST 3470 6.00 Black Indians and Native Black Relations
Examines conceptual issues shaping racial formation for Black and Native peoples, histories of genocide and slavery, and the histories of Native-Black relations in different regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, the U.S. and Canada. The course addresses both alliances and divisions between Black and Native peoples across the Americas.

AP/MIST/CDNS/EN/HUMA 3535 3.00 Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment
Analyzes the history and theories of Canada and the True North from the perspectives of indigenous knowledge and environment.

AP/MIST/CDNS/HUMA3536 3.00 Indigenous People, Legend and Memory
Examines concepts and relationships among history, literature and nature in Europe and North America.

AP/MIST/CDNS/HUMA 3538 6.00 Comparative Issues in Canadian And American Native Literature
Examines similarities and contrasts in contemporary Native writers in Canada and the United States. The course explores many varied interpretations of Native historical experience, definitions of culture, "self-determination" and the meaning and implications of "Indian" identities.

AP/MIST 3640 3.00 The Indian Act, Treaties, and Non-Status Native Communities
Focuses on federal recognition and non-status Native people. It explores the nature of treaties, their relationship to identity legislation, and the effects of identity legislation in dividing Native people who have Indian status from those who do not. Finally, we examine different struggles for federal recognition, in Canada and the United States, and the implications, for Native communities, of struggles for federal recognition.

AP/MIST 3650 3.00 Urban Native Communities
With a focus on Toronto, this course challenges assumptions about Indigeneity and urbanity, explores emergent urban Native identity in the contexts of displacement, identity legislation and intermarriage, and examines cultural renewal and sovereignty in urban settings. Course credit exclusion: AK/SOSC 4750 6.00.

AP/MIST 4765 3.00: Indigenous Literature, Survival and Sovereignty
Explores the connections between Native literature, community survival and sovereignty, through Native literary criticism, Indigenous poetry, short stories and drama.

AP/MIST 4770 3.00: First Nations Music and Cultural Regeneration
This is a music appreciation course—no prior knowledge of music is required. The course examines various forms of Indigenous music in Canada and the United States, from traditional to contemporary, including protest music, blues, rock and hiphop, and the roles they have played in maintaining communities, engaging in social commentary, promoting cultural regeneration, and recreating sovereignty.

AP/MIST 4780 3.00 Indigenous Peoples and Education
Examines educational policies and practices for Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, including residential schooling and decolonizing/Indigenizing educational initiatives

AP/ANTH 3030 3.00 Discourses of Colonialism
This course explores the cultural and political significance of colonial discourse in the past and in the present, including an examination of the construction of Euro-American forms of knowledge about other peoples and how these understandings continue to shape global relations of power.

AP/ANTH 3420 3.00 Indigenous Minorities and Human Rights
This course focuses on how nation states define majorities and minorities, and how such definitions are contested by populations striving for cultural, political and human rights. Questions include: How do people get classified as indigenous or aboriginal? How has globalization enhanced awareness of human rights?

AP/ANTH 3510 3.00 Indigenous Peoples and Archaeology: From Conflict to Coalition
This course examines the changing relationship of Indigenous peoples and archaeology. Previously marked by conflict, but now by cooperation, this relationship is improving as artifacts and ancestors are repatriated, and as archaeologist focus on the lived experiences of past people.

AP/CREE 1000 6.00 /AP/MIST 1000 6.00: Introduction to Cree
Introduction to Cree language structure and the writing system. Emphasis on speaking and listening comprehension in everyday situations. The course is based in the dialect spoken in Northern Ontario; however, a comparison to other dialects is made.

AP/HIST 3546 6.00 Aboriginal Peoples in Canada
This course examines the history of Aboriginal peoples within the area known today as Canada, from "time immemorial" to the postwar period. Topics may include origin stories; oral traditions; interactions with colonial empires; participation in the fur trade; epidemic diseases and health strategies; indigenous spirituality and Christian missionaries; treaties; the Indian Act; residential schooling; reserve life; political resistance; and land claims

AP/HIST 4508 6.00 Cultures And Colonialism: Canada, 1600-1900
This course explores issues of contact and colonialism in Canadian history from 1600 - 1900. Themes may include the shifting practices of European imperialism; new cultural forms created by First Nations-European contact; changing economic systems; and patterns of state formation.

AP/HIST 4753 6.00 Christianities and Indigenous Civilizations in Colonial Latin America
This seminar explores the establishment of Christianity among the Indigenous peoples of colonial Latin America, with a primary focus on Mexico and Peru.

AP/HUMA 3537 3.00/CDNS CNDS/MIST 3839 3.00 Canadian Native Autobiography
Canadian Native writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have defined themselves and their world through unique representations of their own life stories. The course explores the contexts and interpretations of "identity", "history", "literature", "tradition", and integrating different world views.

AP/HREQ/MIST 4800 6.00 Honours Thesis
Provides advanced students with the opportunity to prepare a paper on the topic of the student's own choice, and to work independently of direct classroom supervision. Students will design and write a thesis in consultation with a faculty supervisor. The thesis is an advanced project which applies a developed understanding of theory and methods to a specific problem, and will normally consist of a paper of no less than 10,000 words in length, or its equivalent.

AP/POLS 4102 3.00 Aboriginal Politics
An examination of critical issues in Aboriginal Peoples' relationships with the state, society and economy in Canada including colonialism; the tensions between Aboriginal self-determination and public policies on self-government; and the place of indigenous difference within the social and constitutional fabric of Canada.

AP/SOSC 3921 6.00 Indigenous Health and Healing: Interdisciplinary and Traditional Dialogues
This course takes an interdisciplinary and multi-faceted approach to topics related to health issues and illnesses affecting Indigenous cultures and a comparison of approaches to healing and wellness (both traditional and non-traditional).

AS/SOSC 4351 6.00 Indigenous Peoples and Law
(open only to MIST students who are taking the Law and Society certificate or are doing a double major with Law and Society) This course examines traditional foundations of aboriginal law, the impact of colonization on Indigenous systems of law, and current socio-legal issues in Indigenous communities.

ED/EDUC 2200 3.00 Issues in Indigenous Education.
This course explores wide-ranging issues in Indigenous education. It is grounded in Indigenous understandings and practices of education. It explores the ongoing impact of colonization, promotes decolonizing approaches by challenging deficit thinking and presents successful educational models with the possibility of practitioners integrating aspects of these methods into personal practice.

ES/ENVS 3170 3.00 Indigenous Environmental Thought
This course will explore various traditional Aboriginal processes of "coming to know" the environment. Students will be guided through an examination of these Aboriginal relationships, as they existed traditionally, through times of critical change, and into the present. The underlying theme of this course will focus on individual, regional, and national ways of "being and becoming" environmentally responsible moving outwards towards a Global responsibility. Prerequisite: Third or fourth year standing, or permission of the instructor.

ES/ENVS 4215 3.00 Globalization and Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous peoples are distinct communities who have experienced the processes of globalization in particular ways. This course reviews the global historical processes of imperialism and colonialism and their legacies of racism, assimilation and marginalization. The course then examines Indigenous peoples' resistance to globalization and engagement with global networks and institutions, in order to protect their cultures and assert their rights.

FA FACS 3900 M 3.00 Arts and Cultures: Indigenous Cultures
Focuses on issues of post-coloniality and art from two specific cultural contexts of aboriginal or indigenous peoples that are of North American First Nations cultures and Aboriginal peoples of Australia. We will take a close look at the uses and abuses of traditional art, culture and ritual as well as their more modern reformations and appropriations in the global community. Participation may include field trips to museums, art galleries, dance and music performances, cinemas or theatres. Prerequisites: FA/ FACS 1900 6.00 and 3rd year standing or permission of the course director

FA FILM 4710 6.00 First Nations in Film and Television
Investigates the role of First Nations in film and television culture, from the perspective of post-colonial theory and contemporary media theory. Includes international work, made from the 19th century to the present, and produced by both indigenous and non-indigenous artists. Prerequisite: 2000 level film studies course or permission of the instructor.

FA/VISA 3350A Representation of Indigenous North Americans in Art & Popular Visual Culture
Offers an exploration of images of Indigenous North Americans in art and popular culture from Medieval visual precedents such as the Wildman until the present. Indigenous responses to these representations will sometimes be explored through the work of contemporary artists. Open to Non-Majors. 3rd or 4th year standing.

FA/VISA 3350C History of Indigenous North American Art
Surveys the Indigenous art of North America from the earliest known forms of visual expression to the present. Art works are considered within larger cultural and political contexts, including the impact of (and resistance to) colonialism. Problems of historical knowledge are also introduced, raising questions about representation in contexts such as the museum, historical texts and Indigenous oral traditions.

FA/VISA 3350 D Contemporary Aboriginal Art of North America
Offers a survey on the artistic traditions of the woodlands and eastern Canada enhances an understanding of the artistic expression of this region and provides a foundation for an appreciation of contemporary issues such as appropriation, personal and cultural identity. The contemporary North American native art is created, disseminated and exhibited is explored. Historical regional and contemporary styles as well as the work of individual artists are also examined. Prerequisite: A 2000-level survey course in art history or permission of the course director.

FA/VISA 4351 3.00 Issues in Contemporary Indigenous Art of North America
Explores important and timely issues in contemporary Indigeneous art of North America. Seminars proceed through in-depth critical discussion of key readings in each area and the presentation and analysis of research. Prerequisite: 3rd or 4th year standing. Open to nonmajors.

FA/VISA 4800I 3.00 Art of the Arctic
This course examines various contemporary, modern and traditional Inuit and First Peoples' creative practices of the northern circumpolar region including video, new media and television, sculpture, printmaking, material culture and oral tradition.

GL/SOCI/CDNS/SOSC 2630 3.00/6.00 Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
Perspectives on Inuit and Indian communities of Canada; cultural and linguistic diversity; traditional economic and social organization; religion and art; the impact of Western society; contemporary strategies for survival.

GL/LIN 3616 3.00/GL/CDNS 3616 3.00/GL/SOSC 3616 3.00) Case Studies in Canada's Indigenous Languages
This course will present a case study of a selected Canadian aboriginal language in its ecological context, including world-view and community perceptions of language endangerment and responses. Linguistic material for analysis will be presented.

Racism and Multiculturalism

AP/MIST 3370 AP/GL/WMST3801 6.00 Immigrant Women in Canada
Examines the historic, socio-economic and cultural situation of immigrant women in Canada; it analyzes the economy, the state and dominant cultural attitudes in terms of gender, class and race. Women's roles are explored mainly in areas of work, family, health, culture and politics.

AP/MIST/POLS 3561 6.00 Racism and the Law
Theories of law applied to the sociology of racism. Topics include history of law and the political economy of racism; reproductions of class, race and gender; promises and prospects of legal remedies; local/global and private/public controls

AP/MIST 3562 6.00 Health, Culture and 'Race'
Examines concepts of health, culture, and "race" from a cross cultural perspective. Health care institutions are analyzed from historical, socio-cultural and political economic perspectives, with an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to "race" and racism.

AP/MIST 3580 6.00 Ethnic Communities in Canada
The cultures of dominant and minority ethnic groups in Canada; leadership, institutions, evolution of ethnic identity and Canadian policies and experiences regarding immigration and refugees. Special attention to the problems at school and work of recent immigrants in Metropolitan Toronto.

AP/MIST 3604 6.00 Racism and Culture
An approach to racism and resistance in relation to cultural theory, with application to literature and film and to popular forms such as television, newspapers, advertising and popular music. The course focuses on power relations involving gender, sexuality, 'race' and social class. Course credit exclusions: AK/SOCI 3890E 6.00 (prior to Fall/Winter 1995-1996), AK/SOCI 3640E 6.00 (prior to Fall/Winter 2004-2005).

AP/MIST 3605 6.00 Race and Diversity in the Schools
Identifies and explains stereotyping, discrimination and institutionalized racism in the public school system. Linkages of racism to class, gender, language, religious difference and other forms of diversity are analyzed and strategies for achieving social equity are explored.

AP/MIST 3615 3.00/6.00 Race, Detention and Internment
The course analyses processes of racialization and racism in historical and contemporary uses of internment and detention by Canada and other western countries. The internment of Japanese Canadians is examined, as well as contemporary examples of detention, including immigration detention, Guantánamo Bay and other sites. Discourses of race, ethnicity and nationalism used to construct individuals and diasporic groups as dangerous and a threat to national security are analysed using critical race, feminist, and other social theories. In addition to racialization, gender and sexuality are analysed using critical race and interlocking analyses. The effects of detention and internment on racialized individuals and diasporic communities are also examined.

AP/MIST/ 3620 6.00 AP/POLS 3565 6.00 Racism and Colonialism
This course examines racial conflict and politics, and is broadly comparative. Classes are divided into two parts. In the first part, we look at the history of colonialism and efforts to explain social and economic problems in poor countries. The second part of the course deals with contemporary problems, including racial profiling and immigration issues, and links between racism, sexism, and sexual politics. Imaginative works, such as novels and film, are included in the course

AP/MIST 3645 6.00 Women, Racism and 'Race'
Women, racism and 'race' discussed in institutional contexts such as schools, the workplace, the criminal justice and healthcare systems, popular culture and immigration.

API/MIST 3680 6.00 Racism in Canada
In this course, participants will learn about racial discrimination as it is articulated within Canadian institutions. Efforts to affirm principles of equity within these institutions will also be looked at. Among institutions that may be discussed are government departments (e.g. immigration), profit-making businesses, unions, schools, media, social services, the police and the criminal justice system.

AP/MIST 4701 6.00 Contesting Racial and Colonial Violence
The course critically analyzes representations of racial and colonial violence in scholarly and creative literature and media. It also examines how survivors and witnesses contest the effects of racism and colonialism through representation. Pre-requisite: AK/SOSC 2100 Critical Studies in Race, Ethnicity and Indigeneity

AP/HIST 3385 3.00, Empires and Colonial Rule in the Modern Mediterranean
Introduces students to the history of the modern Mediterranean region through its colonization by European powers (Britain, France, Spain and Italy). Examines the resistance to colonial expansion and rule from the nineteenth until the middle of the twentieth century, when nationalist uprisings and movements gave rise to independent post-colonial states in North Africa and the Middle East. Course credit exclusions: None.

AP/HIST 3386 3.00, Cooperation, Competition and Conflict: Jews and Non-Jews in E. Europe, 1914-1945
Explores relations between Jews and other peoples in Eastern Europe before and during World War II and the Holocaust of the Jews. Course credit exclusions: None.

AP/HIST 3387 3.00, Bitter Legacy: Jewish/non-Jewish Relations in E. Europe since 1945
Explores relations between Jews and other peoples in Eastern Europe after World War II. Course credit exclusions: None

AP/HIST 3546 6.00, History of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada
Examines the history of Aboriginal peoples within the area known today as Canada, from "time immemorial" to the postwar period. Topics may include origin stories; oral traditions; interactions with colonial empires; participation in the fur trade; epidemic diseases and health strategies; indigenous spirituality and Christian missionaries; treaties; the Indian Act; residential schooling; reserve life; political resistance; and land claims. Course credit exclusions: None.

AP/HIST 3555 6.00, Canadian Jewish History
A study of the origins, growth and development of the Canadian Jewish Community since the 1750's. Themes to be dealt with include immigration, Western Settlement, the Holocaust, religion, antisemitism, Zionism, labour, integration and continuity. Course credit exclusions: None. Prior TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/HIST 3555 6.00.

AP/HIST 3581 6.00 Immigrant Experience in Canada
This course examines government policy, public attitudes and the immigrant life in Canada before and after the Second World War, as well as the refugee question and multiculturalism.

AP/HIST 3582 6.00 Italian Canadian History
The course will examine the experience of Canada's fourth largest ethnic group. Starting with the Italian presence in Canada during the colonial period, it will trace the changing nature of immigration and the evolution of an ethnic community from the 19th century to the present. Examination of Italians in Canada will be complemented both by local studies (focusing especially in Toronto) and by a general comparative perspective dealing with Italian immigration world-wide.

AP/HIST 3860 6.00 Modern History of Jews
A survey of Jewish history from the breakdown of traditional society in the 18th century until the present. The focus will be on the Jews of Europe and the major offshoots of Jewish Europe, Israel and North America.

AP/HIST 4053 6.00 North American Immigration and Ethnic History
A research seminar on changing public attitudes, government policy, and immigrants' social, economic and political life in North America from its origins to the present. The course critically examines the historiography of North American immigration and ethnic studies, and encourages comparative analysis.

AP/HIST 4385 6.00 History and Culture Of The Jews In Eastern Europe
This course begins with the medieval origins of the Jewish community of Poland-Lithuania and follows its history into the 20th century, focusing on the Jews in the Tsarist and Habsburg Empires and their successor states.

AP/HREQ/MIST 4800 6.00 Honours Thesis
Provides advanced students with the opportunity to prepare a paper on the topic of the student's own choice, and to work independently of direct classroom supervision. Students will design and write a thesis in consultation with a faculty supervisor. The thesis is an advanced project which applies a developed understanding of theory and methods to a specific problem, and will normally consist of a paper of no less than 10,000 words in length, or its equivalent.

AP/HUMA/CDNS/MIST 3317 6.00 Black Writers and Their Worlds
This course primarily concerns itself with African American and African Canadian literature, both as it reflects these cultures and as it responds to the dominant cultures, their literary traditions and their racism.

AP/HUMA/CDNS/MIST 3660 3.00/6.00 African Canadian Voices
Examines the diversity of African-Canadian artistic production, literature in particular, but also film and visual art, seeking to develop theoretical and critical frameworks in which to situate contemporary work within Canadian, as well as the African Diasporic discourse.

AP/HUMA/CDNS/MIST 3661 3.00/6.00 Studies in African American Art and Theatre: History and Memory
Explores how certain African American visual artists and dramatists interpret historical experience. Raises theoretical questions of representation, visualization, inter textuality, interdisciplinary and politics, and the aesthetics of portrayal, focusing on the work of Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, August Wilson and Adrienne Kennedy.

AK/POLS 4240 6.00/MIST 4760 6.00 Nationalism and Citizenship in Canada
Analyzes ideologies of nationalism and comparatively examines their role in state formation, especially in citizenship and immigration policies. Further examines the formation of interlocking identities of nation, ethnicity

AP/POLS 4430 6.00/MIST 4060 6.00 Colonialism and Development
A comparative introduction, at the more advanced level, to social struggle and change in countries subject to colonial domination, with particular attention to cultural issues and to forms of contestation involving 'race' and racism, sexuality and gender, and social class.

AP/GL/WMST 3536 3.00 Queer Cultures
This course explores the history of the Gay and Lesbian Liberation Movement and the resultant political emergence of queer cultures in North America. It addresses current debates within queer cultures, using a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach to explore issues around sexualities

AP/GL/WMST 3538 3.00 Black Feminist Thought
This course focuses on how black women and black feminist thought have challenged and refined our understanding of race and gender in the Caribbean, United States and Canada.

AP/GL/WMST 4506 3.00/GL/HIST 4606 3.00 Colonialisms and Women's History
This course draws on recent feminist studies to examine the history of the relations of race, gender and sexuality forged in selected contexts of European occupation and conquest and on the related re-shapings of Western understandings of race, class and gender.