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Future Course Offerings

KPU History endeavours to offer each upper-level course at least once, during a two-year period (including Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters), faculty resources permitting. See below for information on courses available by Guided Study.

Availability of History Courses: 

Courses at the 1000 and 2000 level are offered in a regular rotation whenever possible. Courses with high demand, such as Canadian and World History are ordinarily offered on each campus (Surrey, Richmond, and Langley). Remember that a broad grounding in lower-level history is often more appropriate than a geographically defined focus. If you complete a broad range of introductory courses you will be much better prepared to complete our upper-level courses successfully. Upper-level courses are usually offered on the Surrey Campus, but we endeavour to offer 2-3 upper-level courses in Richmond each year. 

Course Plan Spring 2022 - Fall 2022:

Please note that these courses and their delivery modes are subject to change; this information is provided only to facilitate your course planning. The registration guide and timetable is the only official source of our course offerings and the mode/location of delivery.  

Spring 2022

HIST 1110 - Kanata: Indigenous Histories in Canada (Surrey)

HIST 1113 - Cultures in Collision: Canada to 1867 (Multiple Campuses)
HIST 1114 - Forged in Fire: Canada since 1867 (Multiple Campuses)
HIST 1120 - The Age of Barbarism: Europe 1900 to 1939 (TBD)

HIST 1131 - Atom Bombs to the Internet: Twentieth Century World 1945-2000 (Online)
HIST 1145 - Expansion, Revolution, & Civil War: American History 1607-1865(Surrey)
HIST 1146 - World Wars, Reform, & Cold War: American History 1865-1974 (Surrey) 

HIST 1190 - Explorations in History (Surrey): Topic TBA
HIST 2101 - Europe in the Middle Ages (Surrey)
HIST 2315 - Canadian Crime in Historical Perspective (Richmond) 
HIST 2335 - War in the Modern World (Surrey) 
HIST 2350 - Late Imperial China (Surrey)
HIST 2375 - Japan under the Shoguns, 1600 to 1868 (Richmond) 
HIST 3150 - East Asian Immigrants to North America (Richmond)
HIST 3180 - North American Environmental History (Surrey)
HIST 3344 - Colonial America (Surrey)
HIST 4400 - Applications of History (Surrey)

HIST 4430 - The Holocaust in History (Surrey) 

HIST 4490 - History of British Columbia (Surrey)

HIST 4499 - Selected Topics in History: History & Gender in Africa (Surrey)

 

Summer 2022

HIST 1105 - Changemakers: 12 Little-known Individuals who Changed the World (Surrey)

HIST 1110 - Kanata: Indigenous Histories in Canada (Surrey)

HIST 1113 - Cultures in Collision: Canada to 1867 (Multiple Sections)
HIST 1114 - Forged in Fire: Canada since 1867 (Richmond)
HIST 1130 - Empires in Arms: Twentieth Century World 1900-1945 (Richmond) 

HIST 1131 - Atom Bombs to the Internet: Twentieth Century World 1945-2000 (Langley)

HIST 1160 - A Passage to South Asia: Intro to South Asian History (Richmond) 

HIST 2303 - Bleat, Bark, Buzz: Animals in Global History (Surrey) 
HIST 2355 - The Chinese Overseas: A Global History of Chinese Migration (Richmond)

HIST 2365 - Pathways to Nirvana: Cultural History of Buddhism (Surrey) 

HIST 4499 - Selected Topics in History: Oral History: Theories, Methods, Practices. (Surrey)

HIST 4499 - Selected Topics in History: TBA (Surrey)

 

Fall 2022

HIST 1100 - Reel History: History through Film (Richmond) 

HIST 1105 - Changemakers: 12 Little-known Individuals who Changed the World (Langley) 

HIST 1113 - Cultures in Collision: Canada to 1867 (Multiple Campuses)

HIST 1114 - Forged in Fire: Canada since 1867 (Multiple Campuses)
HIST 1121 - From Total War & Genocide to Coexistence: Europe since 1939 (Multiple Campuses)

HIST 1131 - Atom Bombs to the Internet: Twentieth Century World 1945-2000 (Richmond)

HIST 1145 - Expansion, Revolution, & Civil War: American History 1607-1865(Surrey)

HIST 1146 - World Wars, Reform, & Cold War: American History 1865-1974 (Surrey) 

HIST 1150 - Beyond the Middle Kingdom: Introduction to East Asian History (Surrey) 

HIST 1190 - Explorations in History (Multiple Sections): Topics TBA
HIST 2300 - Introduction to World Civilizations (Surrey) 

HIST 2306 - Pandemics & Disease in History: Soul Loss, Miasma, and Wayward Qi (Online) 

HIST 2314 - Gender and Sexuality in Canada (Surrey)

HIST 2351 - Opium, Alcohol, & Tobacco in Asian History & Culture (Richmond) 

HIST 2380 - Global Environmental History (Surrey)

HIST 3310 - The Fibre of Society: Textile Production in Global History (Surrey)

HIST 3347 - The United States since 1945 (Surrey)

HIST 3360 - British India 1857 to 1947 (Richmond) 

HIST 4480 - The Vietnam War in Historical Perspective (Surrey)

HIST 4499 - Selected Topics in History: East Asian Pop Culture History (Surrey)

HIST 4499 - Selected Topics in History: TBA (Surrey)

 


Guided Study

Since History is a relatively small department, the number of courses offered in a given academic semester may be limited. However, courses may also be offered as guided study courses, in a one-on-one or small group format. In order to complete a course by guided study you must follow the steps outlined below:

1. Make an appointment with one of the Arts Advisors (using the Advisor Connect system) who will guide you through the completion of the guided study paperwork and ensure that you meet the following criteria:

  • you must have successfully completed or received transfer credit for a minimum of twelve (12) semester credit hours at Kwantlen
  • you must have achieved a minimum CGPA of 3.00 
  • your enrollment in a guided study must not result in exceeding the normal academic workload for your student's program
  • you must be currently enrolled in at least one (1) other courses at Kwantlen (SFAREGS banner report)

2. With the assistance of the Arts Advisor, contact the faculty member(s) who ordinarily teaches the course and ascertain whether that faculty member is willing to teach the course by guided study. This decision rests solely with the faculty member.
 

3. The Dean's Office will issue the final approval for the guided study course. This can take up to six weeks during busy periods of the semester, so please ensure that your paperwork is completed at least 2 months before the planned start date of the course.