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Program Overview


The Chair teaches the following courses in Canadian and World History:  

First Year Course 
The Atlantic World: Europe and the Americas, 1700-1989 is a course that introduces students to the broad forces in the making of the Atlantic World with a particular focus on social, economic, and political transformations.

Second Year Courses
Global Migration History is a course that surveys the diversity of worldwide migrations in the modern period. Concepts discussed include international migration systems, transnational life, culture, and society; diaspora; voluntary and forced migration.

History of Modern Germany is a course that offers a survey of political, economic, social, and cultural developments in Germany from the time of the Holy Roman Empire to the Berlin Republic.

Third Year Courses 
The German-Canadian Presence in Canadian History is a course that explores the European origins of German-speaking immigrants to Canada, their settlement patterns, and their social, political, and economic roles.

History of International Migration: The German Experience is a course that offers a survey of historical and current migration patterns, using the example of German speaking migrants from the 18th to the 20th century.

German-Canadian Identity - Historical Perspectives is a course that examines questions of ethnic identity, using the example of German-Canadians. Class discussion focuses on the historical presence of German speakers in Canada, their settlement patterns, their relationship to political culture and the German state, and perception and self-images of German-Canadians.

Fourth Year Courses
Topics in the German-Canadian Presence in Canadian History is a course in which students undertake research on a variety of specialized subjects relating to the experiences of German-speaking immigrants in Canada.

History and Memory is a seminar course that examines the field of memory studies through a comparative transnational survey (with a focus on Canada, USA, and Germany).