History Courses 2014/2015 - Thinking about History? Looking for an Elective?

History Courses 2014/2015 - Thinking about History? Looking for an Elective?
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                  History Courses

                       Thinking about History?
                       Looking for an Elective?
History Courses 2014/2015 - Thinking about History? Looking for an Elective?
Laurier History                                                                                                  2

                                           First Year AF Seminar Courses
                                       These courses are small seminars led by history faculty sponsored by
                                       the Dean of Arts. These interdisciplinary seminars offer an opportunity
                                       for students to study a topic in-depth.

  AF101B - Peace and Conflict: Jews/Arabs - Winter Term 2015

  What is it like to walk in the shoes of Arabs and Jews whose lives are shaped by the Israeli-
  Palestinian conflict? When did this dispute begin and why has it continued for so long? We
  will explore this critical subject through memoirs, historical fiction, short stories and film. We
  will meet Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish as well as members of Ontario’s Jewish community in
  person. Whatever our own sympathies and personal commitments we will engage in
  thoughtful and mutually respectful dialogue as we work together to understand a conflict
  that has impacted the lives of millions and promises to do so for the foreseeable future.

  8:30—11:20 am 3-106                            Instructor: Dr. Gavin Brockett

  AF101C - Battle: A History - Fall Term 2014

  In this seminar, we will explore eleven of the most famous battles in world history. We will
  study these battles not only as important episodes in military history but also for what they
  can tell us about the states, societies and cultures that fought them. Through weekly
  readings and discussions, we will examine such topics as the experience of battle; leadership
  and generalship; courage and cowardice; injury and trauma; morality in war and war crimes;
  and memory and commemoration. Finally, we will learn that history is not just “facts”; it is
  interpretation, analysis and argument. Students in this course must also be enrolled in HI123
  Great Battles in History.

  W 9:30—12:20 PM 5-103                          Instructor: Dr. Darryl Dee
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Laurier History                                                                           3

                  AF101G - Animals and Society - Winter Term 2015             contd.

                  interest in protecting animals? In this course we will examine the
                  various ways that humans have interacted with and thought about
                  animals throughout history. We'll look at the emergence of pet
                  keeping; the history of zoos; animals as sources of food; animal
                  diseases and their effect on human health; the use of animals in
                  scientific research; and animals as entertainment. This class requires
                  writing a number of short assignments and active participation in the
                  weekly seminar discussions.

                  F 8:30—11:20 am 3-106           Instructor: Dr. Eva Plach

                  AF101J - Finding Jack the Ripper - Fall Term 2014

                  "Jack the Ripper” is probably the most famous serial killer in history.
                  The crimes committed in 1888 were never solved, there were few
                  clues, and no one was ever charged with the crimes. Even the name
                  "Jack the Ripper" came from a letter sent to the Central News
                  Agency that was widely dismissed as a hoax. The graphic murder of
                  part-time prostitutes in the East End of London terrified residents for
                  years to come, and it continues to haunt our popular imagination.
                  The killings in Whitechapel, while horrific, were neither the most
                  graphic, numerous, or unusual the world had ever seen: so why does
                  this mystery continue to resonate? In this course we will see why the
                  very lack of real information allows this case to stand in for a
                  society's deepest fears and anxieties. The course will study the
                  history of Jack the Ripper in Victorian London, and we will also
                  examine popular representations including film, graphic novels,
                  criminal copycats, and even video games.

                  MW 1:30 - 2:50 pm 5-103         Instructor: Dr. Amy Milne-Smith
 First Year
 AF Seminar       AF101U - History Whodunits - Winter Term 2015
 Courses          An 18th century slave in New France was charged with arson and
                  after a brutal interrogation, she was executed. But was she really
                  guilty of the crime? Were the killings of a road-construction crew by
                  an Indigenous group in the 19th century colony of British Columbia
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Laurier History                                                                                         4

  AF101U - History Whodunits - Winter Term 2015                                   contd.

  an act of murder or a war? In 1924 the charismatic leader of an immigrant religious sect was
  killed when the train on which he was travelling suddenly exploded. Was this a terrible
  accident or an assassination (and if so, by whom?). Using a problem-based approach and the
  Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History website as our 'textbook', this course explores
  historical "cold cases" in depth. Students become detectives, working with a vast digital
  archive of texts, maps, images, and multimedia, learning how to weigh evidence, assess all
  the possibilities, and unravel (or at least, explain) some of the great unsolved mysteries in
  Canadian History. As a Faculty of Arts first-year seminar, this course also strives to develop
  some student expertise in not only historical thinking but also the kinds of academic skills
  that will serve them in other courses they might take while at university. Through our
  assignments, required readings, class discussions and other activities, students will learn
  how to construct arguments, use evidence, and create interpretations. Students will acquire
  and hone their critical assessment, communication, research, and writing talents through
  both group and individual assignments and presentations based on both primary and
  secondary materials.

  T 8:30—11:20 am                  3-106               Instructor: Dr. Susan Neylan

   Digital Humanities Courses

  DH100—Digital Creativity              Fall 2014
  The web has dramatically transformed our access to the past; from online archives to virtual
  museums, history has never been more tangible. Digital humanities teaches students with no
  prior training to both access and transform digital sources in dynamic ways. This course
  introduces students to the practical world of digital tools in an interactive setting with
  opportunities for collaborative lab work and experimentation. They will, as their major
  assignment, design a digital project that processes information of particular interest to them
  using digital tools and deploys the results in a new digital creation. In an increasingly digitized
  world, this course is key for students hoping to learn about and transform that world.

  MW 5:30—6:50 pm                  P1025/25            Instructor: Dr. Karljurgen Feuerherm

         Tutorial 1   M   1:30—2:20                    BA206
         Tutorial 2   M   2:30—3:20                    BA206
         Tutorial 3   M   3:30—4:20                    BA206
         Tutorial 4   W   1:30—2:20                    BA206
         Tutorial 5   W   2:30—3:20                    BA206
         Tutorial 6   W   3:30—4:20                    BA206
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Laurier History                                                                                            5

                                      First Year Courses
                                      Learn about key people, forces, and events that caused the present
                                      world to emerge out of the past. Understand the diversity of human
                                      experiences in a range of times and places.

  HI 102 - Central/Late Middle Ages 1100-1450 - Winter Term 2015

  An examination of Western European civilization in the period known as the Central Middle
  Ages (c. 1100-1300) – a time of remarkable growth, development and innovation – and the
  Late Middle Ages (c. 1300-1450), an era of major disasters and challenges which
  nevertheless gave birth to the Renaissance and sowed the seeds for the coming of the
  Reformation and the Early Modern period.

  TR 8:30-9:20 am                  BA101               Instructor: Dr. Chris Nighman

  Tutorial 1      T 10:30-11:20         S102           Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 2      T 11:30 –12:20        S102           Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 3      T 12:30-1:20          S102           Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 4      T 1:30-2:20           S102           Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 5      R 10:30-11:20         P2015          Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 6      R 11:30-12:20         P2015          Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 7      R 12:30-1:20          P2015          Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 8      R 1:30-2:20           P2015          Instructor: TBA
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Laurier History                                                                                  6

  HI 112 - Problems in Modern Canadian History - Winter Term 2015
  This course examines the ways in which factors such as region, institutions, and individuals
  influenced the course of modern Canadian history. Topics may include the impact of
  industrialization on ordinary Canadians; the resettlement of the west; Canada and the World
  Wars; youth culture in the 1950s-70s; Americanization; and the Soviet-Summit hockey series.
  HI112 will also expose students to the ways in which historians construct arguments, use
  evidence, and interpret and represent the past.

  TR 2:30-3:20                    BA102       Instructor: Dr. Susan Neylan

  Tutorial 1      R 4:30-5:20     S102        Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 2      R 5:30-6:20     S102        Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 3      R 6:30-7:20     S102        Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 4      F 11:30-12:20   S102        Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 5      F 12:30-1:20    S102        Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 6      F 1:30-2:20     S102        Instructor: TBA

  HI 121 - Ancient History in Global Context - Fall Term 2014
  This introductory world history course surveys a selection of ancient civilizations of Asia,
  Europe, Africa and the Americas prior to European cultural and economic ascendancy. Among
  these civilizations are Han dynasty China, Classical Greece, the Roman Empire, and the early
  Indus valley cultures. This course looks at political and historical events and how they shaped
  culture, slavery, warfare, trade and commerce. Among topics that may be covered are Mexica
  (Aztec) human sacrifice, Chinese Terracotta warriors, the lost libraries of Timbuktu, Egyptian
  Pharaohs’ death tombs, the conquests of Alexander the Great, and Ancient Greek cross-

  T 7:00-8:50 pm                  BA102       Instructor: TBA

  Tutorial 1      T 4:30-5:20     P2015       Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 2      T 5:30-6:20     P2015       Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 3      W 2:30-3:20     P2015       Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 4      W 3:30-4:20     P2015       Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 5      R 2:30-3:20     P2015       Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 6      R 3:30-4:20     P2015       Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 7      F 10:30-11:20   P2015       Instructor: TBA
  Tutorial 8      F 11:30-12:20   P2015       Instructor: TBA
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Laurier History                                                                                7

 HI 123 - Great Battles in History - Fall Term 2014

 This course will explore eleven of the most important battles in world history. We will examine
 such topics as: the context of these battles; the commanders and armies; the strategy and
 tactics employed; the experience of combat; and the outcomes. Military history, however, is
 more than just an account of fighting. We will therefore also analyze how these battles
 affected the states, societies, and cultures that fought them.

 TR 10:00-11:20                   BA102               Instructor: Dr. Darryl Dee

 HI 125 - Business History - Fall Term 2014

 How have entrepreneurs in the past executed to produce fundamental change? What is the
 history of the corporation? Why do we have mortgages? This course surveys business history
 in Western Europe and the Americas from 1500 to the present day. We debate the
 development of the corporation, the role of the individual in the market, the importance of
 consumerism, explanations for government regulation, and the history of economic thought.
 Structured around case studies, this course provides historical context to contemporary
 debates over business and society, while tracing how commerce and industry have had a
 transformative effect on the modern world.

 MW 2:30-3:20                     N1002               Instructor: Dr. David Smith

 Tutorial 1       M 10:30-11:20        S102           Instructor: TBA
 Tutorial 2       M 11:30-12:20        S102           Instructor: TBA
 Tutorial 3       M 12:30-1:20         S102           Instructor: TBA
 Tutorial 4       T 10:30-11:20        S102           Instructor: TBA
 Tutorial 5       T 11:30-12:20        S102           Instructor: TBA
 Tutorial 6       T 12:30-1:20         S102           Instructor: TBA
 Tutorial 7       T 1:30-2:20          S102           Instructor: TBA
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Laurier History                                                                                 8

    Learn to frame contemporary and historical events in national, comparative, and
        global contexts. Students gain an enhanced understanding of contemporary
      Canadian and global citizenship through coursework in each of four tracks that
    traverse time and place: Social Issues and Globalization; Peace and War; Politics,
                                  Power, and Law; and Culture, the Arts and Society.

 HI 126 - War and Society – Winter Term 2015

 This course studies the changing face of warfare in the Western World from Ancient times to
 the present within a broad social and political context. It examines how soldiers have been
 recruited, how armies have fought, how tactics and strategy have evolved over the centuries,
 and finally how warfare has affected non-combatant civilians.

 MWF 1:30-2:20                    1E1             Instructor: Dr. Michael Sibalis

 HI 199 - Roots of Now: Modern World History – Winter Term 2015

 Who are we and how did we get here? Using comparative or transnational approaches,
 students will learn about the most important and influential historical events, movements, and
 people who shaped the modern world. Topics could include the rise and fall of global
 colonialism, the divisions of the Islamic caliphates, the roots of environmental activism, and
 the lasting influence of the Cold War. Students will come out of this course with an
 appreciation of the strong links between contemporary problems and their historical

 MW 12:30-1:20                    BA102           Instructor: Dr. Amy Milne-Smith

 Tutorial 1       W 1:30-2:20     P2027     Instructor: TBA
 Tutorial 2       M 1:30-2:20     P2027     Instructor: TBA
 Tutorial 3       F 8:30-9:20     P2015     Instructor: TBA
 Tutorial 4       F 9:30-10:20    P2015     Instructor: TBA
 Tutorial 5       F 10:30-11:20   P2015     Instructor: TBA
 Tutorial 6       F 11:30-12:20   P2015     Instructor: TBA
 Tutorial 7       F 12:30-1:20    P2015     Instructor: TBA
 Tutorial 8       F 1:30-2:20     P2015     Instructor: TBA
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Laurier History                                                                                                  9

                                    History and Philosophy of Science
                                     The HPS Minor Programme attracts students from diverse faculties who
                                     engage critically in the study of science, technology, medicine, and
                                     environment from the varied perspectives of an increasingly sophisticated
                                     scholarly field of study.

  HP 202 - Science in the Modern World, 1800 to the Present – Winter Term 2015

  This interdisciplinary survey course offers an introduction to central topics in the History and
  Philosophy of Science since 1800. Themes include changing ways of knowing the physical
  and natural world; changing responses to (and representations of) nature; the impact of
  modernity and the forces of modernization; the growth and impact of scientific institutions;
  problems of scientific method; the rise of Big Science; and postmodernist critiques of
  science. No background is required in either History or Science. A core course in the HPS
  Minor Programme, HP 202 surveys major scientific developments within their broader
  socio-cultural contexts, highlighting major historical and philosophical issues in the relevant
  scholarly literature.

  T 7:00-9:50               BA202                Instructor: Dr. Suzanne Zeller
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Laurier History                                                                                                  10

  HI 202 - Europe, 1789-1871: War – Winter Term 2015

  This course covers the principal events in European history during the “long nineteenth
  century” from the start of the French revolution (1789) to the outbreak of WW1 (1914). It
  examines the causes of the French Revolution and why it led to the bloody Reign of Terror;
  the rise and fall of Napoleon; the appearance of modern Ideologies (conservatism,
  liberalism, socialism); the Industrial Revolution and how it transformed economic and social
  life; the emergence of nationalism and the unification of Italy and Germany; the
  development of mass democracy; the global spread of European imperialism; and the
  conflict between the Great Powers in the lead-up to WW1.

  MWF 10:30-11:20          BA209               Instructor: Dr. Michael Sibalis

  HI 205 - The Rise, Splendour and Fall of Imperial Russia, 862-1917 – Fall Term 2014

  This course charts Russia's spectacular rise and fall over more than a thousand years. We see
  how scattered city states in 900 managed to control one sixth of the world land mass by
  1900. Along the way we investigate the vital roles played by Ivan the Terrible, Peter the
  Great, and Catherine the Great. Important topics include: the Mongol invasion, the peasant
  village, the rise of Moscow and St. Petersburg; and the way in which Lenin's Communist
  Revolution overwhelmed the Russian empire during World War One.

  TR 1:00-2:20             BA110               Instructor: Dr. Leonard Friesen

                                       Second Year Courses
                                       Learn to approach and solve problems using a variety of historical
                                       methodologies, such as social, political, cultural, economic, gendered,
                                       legal, and postcolonial history.
Laurier History                                                                                              11

  HI 206 - Russia from Communist Revolution to Soviet Collapse, 1917-1991 – Winter Term

  The Soviet Union played an enormous role in the history of the twentieth century, but what
  was it exactly? This course considers Russia's transformation from an Imperial to a
  Communist state and charts its ultimate demise. It highlights the vital roles played by Lenin,
  Stalin, and Khrushchev. We pay particular attention to the societal impact of
  Collectivization and famine, the purges, the rise of the GULAG prison system, the 900-day
  siege of Leningrad during World War Two, and the rise and fall of Perestroika under

  TR 8:30-9:50 am          BA111               Instructor: Dr. Leonard Friesen

  HI 209 - United States: 1865 to Present – Winter Term 2015

  This course surveys major historical trends and changes in the United States since 1877.
  Themes addressed include politics, immigration, gender relations, minorities, mass culture,
  social movements, and the rise of America as a global power.

  MWF 11:30-12:20          BA111               Instructor: Dr. David Monod

                                       Learn to identify primary and secondary sources in print, material,
                                       and digital media.
Laurier History                                                                                        12

        Organize information and distill the important from the trivial: place
          data and evidence into context; identify, evaluate, and assess key
      arguments; grasp and analyze cause and effect; understand “bias” and

HI 225/CL225 - History of Ancient Greece – Fall Term 2014

A survey of Greek history from the rise of the city-state to the empire of Alexander with
emphasis upon the evolution of Athenian democracy and upon movements toward unification
of the Greek cities.
(Cross-listed as CL225.)

MW 4:00-5:20                     BA208               Instructor: Dr. Alexis Young

HI 226/CL226 - History of Ancient Rome – Winter Term 2015

A survey of the development of Rome from its founding to the later Roman Empire. The
emphasis is upon the unification of Italy, the growth of political institutions and the expansion of
the Empire.
(Cross-listed as CL226.)

MW 2:30-3:50                     BA208               Instructor: TBA

HI 228 - Modern Asian History – Fall Term 2014
This course is a survey of Asian civilization over the last two centuries. Special attention will be
paid to East Asia, South Asia and the Middle East. General themes will include changing
traditions, comparative colonialism, nationalism, revolution and independence.

MWF 12:30-1:20            BA209                      Instructor: Dr. Blaine Chiasson

HI229 - Survey of African History – Winter Term 2015
This course is a survey intended to introduce students to the wide sweep of sub-Saharan African
history, and to some of the methodological and interpretative problems associated with it.

MW 2:30-3:50                     BA111               Instructor: Dr. Jeff Grischow
Laurier History                                                                                   13

   Explore topics in both geographical and thematic ways—learn about the
   condition of the world, and how we got here.

  HI 233 - Sea Power Since 1914 – Fall Term 2014

  The object of the course is to offer a survey of major developments in the development and
  use of navies over the course of the twentieth century. Themes to take away from the course
  include the following, the importance of technology and the evolution in the application of
  naval power; Navies as complex social institutions; the interaction of politics, culture, and
  social values in the formulation of policy and the nature and complexity of infrastructure
  required to support naval establishments.

  TR 4:00—5:20 pm               2-106                          Instructor: Dr. Roger Sarty

  HI 246- Canadian External Relations – Winter Term 2015

  The main goal is to provide a basic chronological and thematic map of the history of
  Canadian external relations. The course will focus on Canada’s relations with Britain and the
  United States, the two nations that have had the greatest influence on
  Canada’s development and its position in the world. There will be an emphasis on Canada's
  part in the great international questions of war and peace, and on the domestic
  considerations that have shaped Canadian participation in these great questions.

  MWF 1:30—2:20 pm                      BA208                  Instructor: Dr. Roger Sarty
Laurier History                                                                                   14

  HI 250 – Bloodlands: Violence Eastern Europe 1880-WWII – Fall Term 2014

  From the late 19th c. through to the end of WWII millions of civilians were murdered in the
  territory that stretches from central Poland through to western Russia. This course surveys
  specific examples of political mass murder in the bloodlands both during wars and in
  peacetime, and considers the role that political ideologies, nationalism, racism and Anti-
  Semitism played in unleashing violence.

  MW 2:30—3:50 pm                 2-106               Instructor: Dr. Eva Plach

  HI 253 - Race, Rights and Law in US History – Fall Term 2014

  How did the United States begin to limit rights along racial lines? Why, beginning in the
  seventeenth century, did the legal system in that young nation use race to diminish people’s
  legal status? In this course we will trace out this phenomenon from colonization through the
  development of slavery and its establishment in law, and end with the reconstruction after
  the Civil War. We will also study the many activists that aimed to reform United States
  politics and culture. Change in the social and political structures of the United States has
  come only through struggle, and this class promises to appeal to students interested in the
  law as well as battles for equality and human rights. It particularly focuses on Native
  Americans and African Americans, and among the course themes are race, gender, class,
  education, and labour.

  TR 10:00—11:20 pm               BA209               Instructor: Dr. Dana Weiner

  HI 259 - War in Asia – Winter Term 2015

  Is there a distinctive Asian way of war? The course answers this question by introducing
  students to the major philosophers and military thinkers in Asian history. Using important
  conflicts over a 1200 year period it examines Asian military history in the context of the
  effects of war on society, and war as a driver of social, political and technological change.

  MW 4:00—5:20 pm                 BA111               Instructor: Dr. Blaine Chiasson
Laurier History                                                                                  15

 HI 260 - History on Film – Fall Term 2014

 This course examines a series of historical films on a selected theme. These films will be placed
 in their historical context and examined for content, bias and interpretation. The theme for
 Fall 2014 is America at War. The course will examine filmic representations of the United
 States involvement in war from the Second World War to the "war on terror" in the aftermath
 of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and considering what these films reveal about
 Americans' attitudes to warfare and the place of the US in the world.

 T 2:30—3:50 pm           BA111                     Instructor: Dr. Darren Mulloy

 Screening W 7:00-9:50

 HI261– Ancient World in Contemporary Culture – Winter Term 2015

 This course explores representations of the ancient world and allusions to ancient mythic
 themes in cultural products since the early twentieth century until the present day. Students
 examine films, television shows, graphic novels, comic books and cartoons, novels, children’s
 literature, poetry, art and other media to analyze how historical moments and mythological
 themes of the Greco-Roman world are borrowed and adapted for contemporary sensibilities.

 TR 2:30—3:50 pm          BA111                     Instructor: Dr. Judith Fletcher
Laurier History                                                                                  16

 HI 265 - Ten Moments in the Making of the Modern Middle East – Fall Term 2014

 This course explores ten distinct events that contributed to the formation of the Middle East
 as we know it. Throughout, we examine just how important religion has been to the history
 of the region. Events include the Fall of Jerusalem to Crusaders, the Fall of Constantinople,
 the establishment of Israel, the Iranian Revolution, and Saddam Hussein’s invasion of

 R 4:00—6:50 pm                     DAWB2-104              Instructor: Dr. Gavin Brockett

 HI 292 - Canada to Confederation – Fall Term 2014

 As a foundational survey course, HI 292 introduces broad structures and themes in the
 history of pre-Confederation Canada, in order to prepare students for more specialized
 upper-year courses in Canadian history. In particular, we will emphasize the historical
 presence in North America of its indigenous peoples; the development of European colonial
 societies and identities in New France and British North America; and the historical processes
 by which they formed the Dominion of Canada at Confederation. Canada emerged within
 broader imperial and even global historical contexts that lend its history broader significance.
 Shifting relationships with (and between) the French and British Empires form a necessary
 backdrop for any understanding of early Canadian history; so does the presence of the
 nearby Thirteen Colonies/ United States of America. Within this broad framework we will
 explore geographical, cultural, individual, and other factors as they shaped the diverse
 colonies that entered into Confederation in 1867 and after.

 MW 10:30—11:20 am                  BA111           Instructor: Dr. Suzanne Zeller

 Tutorial 1       M 2:30—3:20 pm            P2015          Instructor:   TBA
 Tutorial 2       M 3:30—4:20 pm            P2015          Instructor:   TBA
 Tutorial 3       T 2:30—3:20 pm            P2015          Instructor:   TBA
 Tutorial 4       T 3:30— 4:20 pm           P2015          Instructor:   TBA
Laurier History                                                                                   17

 HI 293 - Canada Since Confederation – Winter Term 2015

 How did Canada come to be the way it is today? This course explores the primary social,
 political, cultural, and economic developments in Canadian history from 1867 to the present.
 Major themes include: Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relations; immigrant experiences; the status
 of women and the nature of gender relations; tensions and accommodation between French
 and English Canada; the evolution of work and family life in rural, industrial, and post-industrial
 economies; the changing role of the state in society; the emergence of agrarian and working-
 class radicalism; and the evolution of Canada’s place in the world.

 MW 10:30—11:20 am                     BA111                   Instructor: Dr. Adam Crerar

 Tutorial 1       M 2:30—3:20 pm                P2015                  Instructor:   TBA
 Tutorial 2       M 3:30—4:20 pm                P2015                  Instructor:   TBA
 Tutorial 3       T 2:30—3:20 pm                P2015                  Instructor:   TBA
 Tutorial 4       T 3:30—4:20 pm                P2015                  Instructor:   TBA

 HI 299B - History of Modern Art 1835-1970 – Winter Term 2015

 A survey of avant-garde modern art movements, primarily of Europe and the United States,
 from the mid-19th century until the early 1970’s. Trends in painting, sculpture, photography,
 design and architecture are studied in relation to the social conditions of modernity, that post-
 feudal period associated with the rise of capitalism and related social and political relations.
 This study will reveal how modernism’s credo of newness and originality was driven by a faith

  Work independently and collaborate with colleagues on defining and
  analyzing a specific historical problem. Develop professional and academic
Laurier History                                                                                   18

  HI 299B - History of Modern Art 1835-1970 – Winter Term 2015                      contd.

  in progress similar to which freed the forces of industrialization, democratization,
  urbanization, commodity capitalism, mass communication, individualism and other
  institutional clusters of modernity.

  MWF 12:30—1:20 pm                 2C15            Instructor: Dr. Anne Brydon

  HI 299H - Natural Disasters in a Global Context: Drought, Disease, and Devastation –
  Winter Term 2015

  This course examines the history of natural disasters throughout the world. We will take a
  case study approach to look at historical disasters from volcano eruptions to famines, floods
  to meteorite impacts, and fires to pandemics. Students will learn about the impacts of these
  disasters, how societies coped with them, and, more broadly, the complex relationships
  between humans and their environments.

  MW 9:30—10:20 am                  BA111           Instructor: Dr. Lianne Leddy

  Tutorial 1      F 12:30—1:20 pm           P3015          Instructor:   TBA
  Tutorial 2      F 1:30—2:20 pm            P3015          Instructor:   TBA
  Tutorial 3      M 11:30—12:20 pm          P2027          Instructor:   TBA
  Tutorial 4      M 12:30—1:20 pm           P2027          Instructor:   TBA

  HI 299J - Vikings – Fall Term 2014

  The period of the Viking raids has often been characterized as a 'second dark age' in
  Medieval Europe. In reality, the Northmen must be seen as more than simply raiders. This
  course will survey the major events of the Viking Age in order to examine how the Vikings
  also became neighbours, allies, co-religionists, and even political leaders in the wider
  medieval world. The course will also assess how the influence of Scandinavian settlement
  and culture reshaped the social and political structures of regions from Ireland to Russia.
  Other topics addressed will include Viking colonization in the North Atlantic, conversion and
  state-building within Scandinavia, and popular perceptions (and misconceptions) about
  the Vikings.

  M 7:00—9:50 pm            2-106                   Instructor: TBA
Laurier History                                                                                  19

  HI 299K - Life and Times: Biography and Memory in Canada – Fall Term 2014

  This course approaches Canadian history (19th and 20th centuries) through life stories. We
  will examine how the personal histories of Canadians from various backgrounds and during
  various historical moments shine light on the “times” of their lives as much as on their
  individual experiences. We will discuss the “doing” of biography and the uses of memory,
  oral history, and such “intimate” life-writings as diaries, personal correspondence, memoirs
  and autobiographical accounts. We will explore these themes and topics through different
  forms of biography, popular and scholarly, hagiographic and critical. We will pay particular
  attention to the ways in which actual lives, as well as life stories, are framed within
  sociocultural, political and ideological constructs of gender, race, class, and the various
  identifying categories prevailing in different historical moments.

  TR 1:00—2:20 pm                 BA208              Instructor: Dr. Cindy Comacchio

  HI 299L - Represent Sexuality 1800-Present – Winter Term 2015

  This course introduces students to the history of sexuality and offers a thematic survey of
  some of the major topics in the history of sexuality in the nineteenth and twentieth
  centuries. Topics to be discussed include definitions of sex, gender, and sexuality; sexual
  identities, communities, desires, and behaviours; and the various intersections between
  sexuality and class, gender, religion, age, ethnicity, and race. Course lectures and discussions
  will focus on representations of sexuality in medicine, politics, education, advertising, and
  popular culture. While the focus of the class is on the history of sexuality in the Western
  world, predominantly North America and Europe, Canadian examples and contexts will be
  highlighted whenever possible.
  R 7:00—9:50 pm                   2-106               Instructor: TBA
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   HI 299N - Advertising in the Twentieth Century – Winter Term 2015

   This course provides an overview of the history of print advertising in the twentieth century.
   Students will explore ideas about advertising as well as study images of advertisements.
   There is a focus of the message or promise offered by the advertisement, as well as an
   examination of how cultural and societal norms are reflected in the media. The question
   “how does media sell ideas of health and well-being?” is a prevalent theme throughout this

   MWF 12:30—1:20 pm                      2C16         Instructor: Gwenith Cross

   HI 299P - World War I — Fall Term 2014

   In this course, students will study the social and military history of the conflict which shaped
   the modern world. Lectures will be organized thematically around questions focusing on
   strategic decision making, tactics and technology, the experience of combat, the health
   effects of war, and trench culture. At the hundredth anniversary, we will try to understand
   both the lives of the soldiers who fought and the military culture which made this one of the
   deadliest conflicts in history.

   R 7:00—9:50 pm                         1E1          Instructor: Dr. Mark Humphries

   HI 299Q - The History of Us: The Public Life of History and Memory – Winter Term 2015

   History is not just what happened ‘before now,’ and history does not ‘just happen’ on national
   and world stages. Individuals, groups, communities, participate in, contribute to, and ‘make’
   history, as well as remembering and commemorating historic events. In short, history and
   memory are in everything that makes up our individual lives, private and public, and the lives
   of us all. And history is just as much in the ways, private and public, that we remember and
   commemorate and study all these. Public history, consequently, is the “history of us”, as we
   experience it and as we interpret it personally and publicly. The study of public history, where
   history and memory intersect, bridges the gap between the academic study of history and
   the public uses of history. In learning the approaches and methods of doing public history, we
   will understand how to communicate history, engage the public in our shared histories, and
   inform ourselves historically about contemporary social values and citizenship ideals.
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                                       Third Year Courses
                                       Develop a capacity for oral leadership in dialogue and debates, and in
                                       individual and team presentations. The ability to express clear written
                                       arguments in a variety of modes, including précis, proposals,
                                       literature reviews, and research essays.

  HI 307 - Modern Japan – Fall Term 2014

  This course explores the principal themes and issues in modern Japanese history, and
  encourages thought and reflection on Japan’s position in the modern world. From an
  archipelago little known in Europe, Japan has become the second largest industrial economy
  in the world, and the most affluent and stable society in East Asia. This remarkable
  economic, social and political transformation was neither easy nor smooth. This course will
  chart this transformation topically by examining political, economic, military and social

  MWF 1:30—2:20 pm                1C16           Instructor: Dr. Blaine Chiasson

  HI 310 - The Italian Renaissance – Fall Term 2014
  This course explores the intellectual, cultural, socio-economic and political history of Italy
  during the Renaissance, focusing on the development of renaissance humanism in terms of
  education and scholarship, politics and statecraft, sex and gender, artists and aesthetics,
  philosophy and religion.

  MWF 12:30—1:20 pm               2C16           Instructor: Dr. Chris Nighman
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  HI311 - The Reformation – Winter Term 2015

  This course examines and assesses the Reformation as a major transformative event in early
  modern European history. Students will see how the fragmentation of a unitary Latin
  Christendom produced not only religious change but also significantly influenced social,
  political and cultural developments. Topics that we will explore include: the late medieval
  background to the Reformation; the ideas of the principal Reformers; the radical sects; the
  secular implementation and enforcement of Reformation ideas; the efforts to reform
  Catholicism; the links between the Reformation and the Great Witch Hunt; and the Wars of

  MW 2:30—3:50 pm                 2C16               Instructor: Dr. Chris Nighman

  HI 312/NO312 - Canadian-American Relations – Winter Term 2015

  History / North American Studies 312 examines Canadian-American relations, from the
  18th century to the present. Emphasizing foreign political relations, the course begins with an
  examination of the emergence of political cultures that defined the nature of bilateral
  relations in the period prior to, and just following, Canadian Confederation. The course
  proceeds through the twentieth century, exploring how Canadian-American relations have
  evolved along a trajectory of increasing continental integration, all the while lurching at
  times between periods of cooperation and conflict. Key events and issues addressed include:
  Canadian-American diplomacy at the outbreak of, and during, WWII; relations in the early
  Cold War years; the Cuban Missile Crisis; the Vietnam War; economic integration; and
  relations in the post 9/11 period, with particular reference to the border, defence policy, and
  security integration.

  7:00—9:50 pm                    1-101B                   Instructor: Dr. Kevin Spooner

  HI 315 – The Other Europe: Eastern Europe in 20th Century – Winter Term 2015

  This course surveys the 20th-century histories of the countries of Eastern Europe. Topics to
  be covered may include: the creation of independent states in the aftermath of World War I;
  the collapse of interwar democracies; World War II and the Holocaust; the establishment of
  Communist regimes in the postwar period; and anti-Communist protest movements.

  MW 5:30—6:50 pm                 2-101              Instructor: Dr. Eva Plach
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  HI 317 - Golden Age Spain – Winter Term 2015

  This course examines the history of Spain and its Empire during what historians call their
  Golden Age (c.1492-1700). It focuses on three basic questions: why was Spain the first
  country to create an empire extending across the globe; what were Spain’s strengths and
  weaknesses as an imperial power; and how did the imperial experience affect the
  development of Spanish society and culture?

  TR 2:30—3:50      pm           2C16                      Instructor: Dr. Darryl Dee

  HI 320 - Canada Since 1945 – Fall Term 2014

  This course aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of the events of Canada's
  second half-century, encompassing the years from the Second World War through the
  beginning of the 21st century.

  TR 11:30—12:50 pm              1-101B                    Instructor: Dr. Cynthia Comacchio

  HI 322 - Social History of Modern Canada – Fall Term 2014

  This course will examine selected aspects of Canadian social development since
  Confederation. It explores the changing socio-economic framework within which Canadians
  have lived, and focuses on specific problem areas such as the immigrant experience, social
  reform movements, the history of women and the emergence of the welfare state.

  MWF 12:30 - 1:20 pm            1C16                      Instructor: Dr. Lianne Leddy
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  HI 339 - Ontario Since 1791 – Fall Term 2014

  This course explores the history of Ontario from the establishment of Upper Canada in 1791
  to the end of the twentieth century. Through a combination of lectures and seminars, it will
  investigate aspects of the province’s social, cultural, political, and economic history, with
  special emphasis on themes related to Ontario as an imagined community, including:
  cultural conflict and pluralism; public memory; regionalism; political culture; Aboriginal/
  non-Aboriginal relations; the province at war; the colony’s place in the British Empire and
  the province’s place in Confederation; and perceptions of urban life, the rural countryside,
  and the North. On one of the course’s assignments, students will have the opportunity to
  research the history of an Ontario community, such as one’s home city, town, or village.

  TR 2:30—3:50 pm                1-101A                    Instructor: Dr. Adam Crerar

  HI 341 - Canadian Military History – Winter Term 2015

  In this exciting course, students will explore the military history of modern Canada from the
  1837 Rebellions to the recent past. The course will be organized chronologically with lectures
  and readings on the Fenian Raids and development of the Canadian Militia, unrest and
  resistance in the Northwest (1870-1885), Imperial adventures overseas (Sudan Expedition
  and Boer War), the two World Wars, Canada and NATO, Peacekeeping, and the War in
  Afghanistan. In each unit we will interrogate the relationship between the military and
  society, war and political culture, and war's lasting legacy for Canada.
  M 7:00—9:50 pm                   1-101A                     Instructor: Dr. Mark Humphries

  HI 345 - Native Peoples of Western Canada – Fall Term 2014

  History of Aboriginal peoples (status and non-status "Indians," Inuit and Métis) in Western
  Canada. Topics may include ancient Aboriginal Canada, contact, fur trade(s) and later
  economic developments, Native-missionary relations, Inuit and other Aboriginal peoples of
  the Arctic, Métis, treaties, governmental policies, Aboriginal activism and cultural

  TR 2:30—3:50 pm                1-101B                    Instructor: Dr. Susan Neylan
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    HI 346D - Childhood and Youth in Canadian History: Growing Up Under the Maple
    Tree – Winter Term 2015

    This course examines the changing historical understandings of “growing up” in Canada.
    Childhood and youth are experienced within the context of prevailing understandings of
    class, “race”, gender, religion, sexuality, disability, and age and generational relations .
    Discussions will focus on such topics/themes as evolving theories about child
    development; schooling; health; paid and unpaid work; the expanding role of experts;
    popular culture and material culture; and above all, the lived experiences of the young in
    Canada over the past two centuries.

    TR 10:00—11:20 am                      1-101B             Instructor: Dr. Cindy Comacchio

    HI 346I—Behind Bars: Historical Perspectives on Prisons – Winter Term 2015

    This course focuses on the history of the penitentiary showing how the penitentiary and
    its predecessors were the products of an intellectual and political milieu that served the
    distinct sociological purpose of modifying human action through deterrence,
    reformation, or separation of criminals. The prison has never been a static institution;
    rather, the prison system was redesigned and rearticulated several times between its
    origins in 1779 and the 1970s, when this course ends. By understanding the ideological
    and practical influences that went into these penal innovations, we will gain a better
    understanding of intellectual, social, and political realities in the western world.

    MW 2:30—3:50 pm                        1-101A             Instructor: TBA

    HI 346K—Digital Applications – Winter Term 2015

    Digital history is a new and exciting area of inquiry that blends traditional historical
    methods with the analytical and creative power of computing. In this project-based
    course, students will work collaboratively as well as independently to contribute to a
    major archival initiative, gaining important experience in the digital humanities. This
    course will appeal to both students interested in history, as well as those seeking hands-
    on experience in applying digital skills to real world problems in a creative environment.

    T 7:00—9:50 pm                         2-104              Instructor: Dr. Lianne Leddy
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  HI 349 - International Relations, 1890-1991 – Fall Term 2014
  This course analyses the intensifying economic and strategic struggle among the Great
  Powers, which led to the two World Wars and the Cold War. It will focus on the stages by
  which the European system became absorbed into a global system, the revolutionary
  challenges to the status quo and the responses to them.

  TR 4:00—5:20       pm          1-101B                    Instructor: Dr. Leonard Friesen

  HI 363 - Jews in Modern Europe, 1750-1938 – Winter Term 2015

  This course examines Jewish-Gentile relations in Europe from the mid-18th century to 1938.
  Topics will include Jewish emancipation and acculturation, anti-Jews sentiment and
  violence, modern racial and national ideologies, Fascist and National Socialist antisemitism,
  and the dis-emancipation of Jews in Nazi Germany that foreshadows the Holocaust.

  MW 2:30—3:50 pm                1-101B                    Instructor: Dr. Erich Haberer

  HI 364 - The Holocaust & Nazi Germany – Winter Term 2015

  This course explores Nazi Jewish policies in the context of German and European Jewish
  sentiments, modern bureaucratic structures, the varying conditions of war, and the Nazi
  occupation and domination of Europe. Particular attention will be paid to the evolution of
  the “Final Solution”: the role of specific institutions and non-German collaboration, the
  motives of the perpetrators and the reaction of Jews, Bystanders, and Allied governments.
  The ultimate goal is to aid students’ understanding of the Holocaust and to enable them to
  discuss the political and moral lessons that should be drawn from such a study of state
  sponsored and racially motivated murder of millions of people.

  TR 5:30-6:50 pm                2-108                     Instructor: Dr. Erich Haberer
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  HI 372 - Colonial & US Women, 1607-1869 – Winter Term 2015

  This course explores how women’s actions and circumstances changed in the United States
  from the early days of European colonization through the late nineteenth century. Through
  learning about colonists, accused witches, slaves, Natives, and activists, among others, we
  will consider how different people have socially constructed notions of sex and gender at
  different times in history. This class also looks at shifts in gender relations and expectations,
  and discusses the diversity of women’s experience in terms of their class, race, immigration
  status, region, and religion.

  MW 4:00—5:20 pm                  2-101        Instructor: Dr. Dana Weiner

  HI 379 - The Third World Since 1945 – Fall Term 2014

  This course will examine the rise and fall of the ideology of the “Third World” after 1945
  within the context of postwar global history. Topics will include decolonization and
  revolutions in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the development project in the global south,
  the origins and course of the ideology of “Third Worldism” as a tool of nonalignment, and
  the legacy of decolonization in the postcolonial world.

  MWF 9:30-10:20 am                2-101               Instructor: Dr. Jeff Grischow
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  HI 387 - American Protest Music – Winter Term 2015

  This course examines the history of American protest music from the 1930s onwards. Topics
  to be considered include civil rights, black power, anti-war movements, and opposition to
  capitalism through such figures as Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday, Gil-Scott Heron
  and Public Enemy.

  TR 4:00-5:20 pm          2-101              Instructor: Dr. Darren Mulloy

  HI 388 - Performing Gender in Ancient Greece – Fall Term 2014

  This course explores the representation of gender and sexuality in the tragedies and
  comedies produced in 5th and 4th century BCE Athens. Students analyze how the
  construction of gender and ideologies of sexuality in ancient Greece are reflected in these
  literary works, and how the theater acted as a means of interrogating assumptions about
  gendered identities and sexuality.

  MW 2:30-3:50       pm            2-101             Instructor: Dr. Judith Fletcher

  HI 389/MU310 - Music, Sound and Environment – Winter Term 2015

  An exploration of music and sound in relation to natural and human environments and
  environmental issues. Students will gain insight into the historical and contemporary ways
  music engages and defines nature, and develop an analytical approach to understanding and
  managing sonic environments. Topics may include the pastoral, place-based music, music
  and environmental activism, preservation of soundscapes, noise pollution, and sounds of
  transformation/devastation. Cross-listed with MU310.

  MW 2:30-3:50       pm            3-105             Instructor: Dr. Anne Brydon
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  HI 398 - Historian’s Craft – Fall Term 2014

  This is a course about the many different ways historians think and do their work. The course
  explores a range of matters associated with the writing of history, including: how the
  practice of history has changed over time; the nature of historical sources; how historians
  claim to know about the past; the differences and relationships between history and
  memory; and the major approaches to understanding the past that have influenced the
  writing of history today.

  TR 10:00-11:20 am              1-101B                   Instructor: Dr. Adam Crerar
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  HI 410 / HI 460- Seminar: Israeli-Palestinian Conference – Fall Term/Winter Term

    At a time when the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel is
   attracting increased support on North American university campuses we will explore the
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    applicability of a comparative historical perspective to a contemporary conflict in which
   human rights feature as a major issue. We will explore the similarities between the histories
   of the Israeli-Palestine conflict and Apartheid in South Africa. Is such a comparison
   appropriate and accurate? Does a comparative context help us better understand the
   experiences of Jews and Palestinians? How should the historian reconstruct past events in
   light of intense debate about current events today? What is the role of the historian at a
   time when interpretations of the past are used to justify or argue against the present? We
   will explore these and many other pressing questions as we make sense of the vast literature
   dealing with the longest unresolved conflict of the
   last century.
   M 7:00-9:50 pm                    3-106              Instructor: Dr. Gavin Brockett
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  HI 430/ HI 480 - Seminar: Canada In the 20th Century

  History 430/480 are paired courses intended to offer advanced study of selected topics in the
  history of Canada in the twentieth century. In this seminar-style course, we will explore a
  wide range of themes relating to this history-among them the construction of racial and
  sexual identities, the nature of historical memory, the changing role of the state, and the
  uses of alternative approaches to history. Together these two courses are designed to allow
  students to develop an advanced awareness of the varied ways in which historians interpret
  evidence, construct arguments, and represent the past

  R 10:00-12:50                     4-106         Instructors: Drs. Susan Neylan & Lianne Leddy

  HI 439/ HI 489 - Seminar: Napoleon and His Times

  This seminar will examine Napoleon as man (his life and personality), political dictator and
  commander of armies. It will study the Napoleonic Wars, but also look beyond them to
  examine French and European politics, culture and society during Napoleon's rule as First
  Consul (1799-1804) and Emperor (1804-1814).

  R 7:00-9:50 pm            4-106           Instructor: Dr. Michael Sibalis

  HI 445/ HI 495 - Seminar: Era of US Civil War

  The United States Civil War is one of the most fruitful and lively fields of scholarship today.
  The era that encompasses the events leading up to, during, and after the war contains
  something of interest to every enthusiast of history, whether one is captivated by soldiers,
  slaves, politics, gender history, economics, race, labour, class, or even immigration and
  western history. We will examine the slave South, northern antislavery activism, politics in
  the West and nationally, various soldiers’ perspectives and views on the war, the war’s
  impact on civilians, African Americans’ struggles for freedom and rights, and the roles of
  men and women in the war.

  M 7:00-9:50 pm            3-105           Instructor: Dr. Dana Weiner
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HI 496K / HI 496L - War and Society

These courses will explore some of the greatest military conflicts in world history. The course
will look at not only great battles and military leaders, but will also look at what war does to the
societies that live through it. Dr. Sarty is a renowned expert in the field, and students should
look forward to learning a great deal.

T 7:00-9:50 pm                  3-103         Instructor: Dr. Roger Sarty

HI 496M / HI 496N – The First Globalization

Business has a history. From the struggles of workers to achieve rights in the workplace, to the
contemporary challenges of debt and income inequality, the story of business shapes lives,
access to resources, and the distribution of power within a society. This reading seminar
examines how historians have written the history of business and attempted to create narratives
of the development of Western capitalism. We examine topics such as the industrial revolution,
the development of the corporation, government involvement in the economy, and the ethics of
capitalism. No background in economic or business history is required or assumed.

T 7:00-9:50 pm                  4-106         Instructor: Dr. David Smith

HI 496P / HI 496Q – Memory and Legacy of WW II
 What is the difference between "history" and "memory"? How can traumatic events be
remembered and historicized? How does the distant past live on in the present? Is there or
should there be a collective national memory? What about "collective guilt"? We will answer
these questions with reference to the European and Asian experiences of World War Two. Our
aim will be to understand how and why the war has been remembered and commemorated in
different ways in various national contexts and at various points during the post-1945 period. We
will study, for example, how Germans have come to terms with Nazism and with responsibility
for the Holocaust. And we will ask how postwar Asian societies dealt with the brutal experiences
of Japanese occupation. We will consider, too, how the Cold War determined definitions of
victims and perpetrators and how it shaped both popular and official rememberings of the war.

W 6:00-8:50 pm                  4-106         Instructors: Drs. Blaine Chiasson & Eva Plach
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  History courses 2014/2015
  Department of History, Wilfrid Laurier University

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  Waterloo, ON, N2L3C5
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