MA courses

Process of course selection

  • Preregistration for Fall 2024 will take place Tuesday, July 9 at 8:00 am EDT until Wednesday, July 10 at 5:00 pm, EDT.
  • Preregistration occurs through a survey which will be sent out to each registered student on Tuesday, July 9 at 8:00 am. Information about the process will be emailed prior to the preregistration date.
  • Registration will be managed by your home university following the preregistration process.
  • Most of the courses are finalized, but consider everything tentative until finally scheduled.

Course enrolment

Step 1: Preregistration

Students in the Tri-U History program can take any History course at our participating institutions. To ensure fair access, students at all institutions must preregister to reserve a space in the course.

You will receive an email outlining the preregistration process and dates before the process runs. Preregistration for Fall courses takes place in July, and preregistration for Winter courses takes place in November. Course spaces are allotted on a first come, first serve basis, so be sure to logon to the survey as soon as possible when it becomes live.

Step 2: Registration

After you preregister and receive confirmation that your space has been reserved, you must enroll in your courses through your home institution. Please allow 24 hours between preregistering and enrolling to ensure the system has updated.

Registration for University of Guelph students

  • Courses at Guelph: administrators will send a pre-signed course waiver for you to complete and submit back to the academic administrative assistant.
  • Courses at Waterloo or Laurier: administrators will send a pre-signed Ontario Visiting Graduate Student (OVGS) form for you to complete and submit back to academic administrative assistant.
  • MA students at Guelph must also register for UNIV*7510 (full-time registration) or UNIV*7520 (part-time registration) via WebAdvisor.

Registration for University of Waterloo students

  • Courses at Waterloo: administrators will email a permission number which you must use to enroll in the course in Quest.
  • Courses at Guelph or Laurier: complete and submit the Ontario Visiting Graduate Student (OVGS) form to the Administrative Manager.

Registration for Wilfrid Laurier University students

Fall 2024 course offerings

Course descriptions are available.

For timetable mode, see below.

University of Guelph

Course Title Schedule
HIST*6000 Historiography 1 Thursdays, 2:30 pm - 5:20 pm Hyflex
HIST*6190 Topics in Scottish History Tuesdays, 11:30 am - 2:20 pm In person

Topics in North American History

Theme: Television

Tuesdays, 2:30 pm - 5:20 pm Online synchronous

University of Waterloo

Course Title Schedule
HIST 604 Theory and Practice of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: Historical and Contemporary Issues TBA In person
HIST 605 Global Governance in Historical Perspective (2 sections) TBA In-person
HIST 620 Early Modern History I TBA Online synchronous
HIST 627

Modern European History II

Topic - Beyond the Wall: East Germany in Word and Picture

TBA In-person

Wilfrid Laurier University

Courses can be taken as a one-off, but are also prerequisites for their Winter research counterpart.

Course Title Schedule
HI615A War and Genocide in Europe, 1939-1945 Tuesdays, 10:00 - 12:50 pm In-person

Early Modern Europe

Topic: Early Modern European Military History

Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 12:50 pm In-person
HI656L American Pop Culture in the 20th Century Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:50 pm In-person

Fall 2024 Timetable

Times will be added as they are available. They are tentative until finalized.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00 am - 12:50 pm   HI 615A - War and Genocide in Europe, 1939-1945, Laurier HI650A - Reading Seminar on Early Modern European Military History, Laurier    
11:30 am - 2:20 pm       HIST*6000 - Historiography, Guelph  
1:00 pm - 3:50 pm       HI 656L - Reading Seminar: American Pop Culture 20th Century, Laurier  
2:30 pm - 5:20 pm     HIST*6290 - North American History - Television, Guelph   HIST*6190 - Topics in Scottish History, Guelph

Winter 2025 course offerings

University of Guelph

Course Title Schedule
HIST*6230 Canada: Culture and Society TBA
HIST*6360 History of Sexuality and Gender (Asian themed) TBA
HIST*6380 Topics in Early Modern European History TBA

University of Waterloo

Course Title Schedule
HIST 601 Canadian History TBA
HIST 612 Global Indigenous Rights TBA
HIST 614 Space, Identity, and Culture: Reading in Canadian Social History TBA
HIST 660 Transnational and Global History: Old Problems and New Directions TBA

Wilfrid Laurier University

Note: All courses at Laurier have prerequisites in Winter 2025

Course Title Schedule
HI615B War and Genocide in Europe, 1939-1945: Research Seminar

Tuesdays, 10:00 - 12:50 pm

HI650B Early Modern Europe: Research Seminar Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 12:50 pm
HI657H American Pop Culture in the 20th Century: Research Seminar Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:50 pm