Department of History, St. Jerome’s University

2021 (Fall): “HIST-389: Canada in World Affairs”

This course introduces students to the history of Canadian foreign affairs and international relations between 1867 and 2000, with a particular emphasis on the twentieth century and how diplomatic, cultural, economic, and military interactions with other states shaped Canada’s political and social development.  The primary focus will be Canada’s evolving relationships with the United Kingdom, the United States, and Europe, although Canadian relations with Asia and Africa will also receive attention.

2021 (Winter): “HIST-103: Canada through Biography”

Through lectures and film, this course examines the lives of Canadian men and women who have played formative roles in developing the Canadian nation.  Examples will be drawn from such areas as politics, religion, business and labour, social reform, arts and entertainment, and sports.  It introduces students to Canadian history and the study of historiography through primary sources, secondary sources, film, and independent research.

Department of History, Wilfrid Laurier University

2018 (Fall): “HI-299V: History of Espionage”

This course examines the history of modern espionage. The topics covered will include espionage during the World Wars and the Cold War, corporate espionage, portrayal of espionage in popular culture, and agencies such as the CIA, Stasi, KGB, and Mossad. Students will acquire an advanced knowledge of the history of espionage and intelligence in such countries as Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Israel, the Soviet Union/Russia, and the United States. The course will explore and examine how intelligence structures influenced domestic affairs and international relations during the twentieth century. We will pay special attention to the emergence and growth of national security concepts and the evolving spectre of protectionism, including the role of state-driven espionage and counter espionage.  Additional course themes will include intelligence creation, wartime intelligence structures, and the surveillance state.

2016 (Winter): “HI-346K: Digital Applications”

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. Students will research archival documents, conduct oral history interviews, and produce short documentaries of the Canadian experience at war in the twentieth century.