James Muir, BA (Hons) (University of Manitoba), MPhil (University of Waikato, NZ), MA and PhD (York University)

Joint Professor, ART History, Classics, & Religion

Fall Term 2021 (1770)

HIST 260 - Pre-Confederation Canada

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

LECTURE A1 (47276) Download syllabus
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
MWF 10:00 - 10:50 (T BW-1)


HIST 609 - Directed Study

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This is a credit/fail course. Not open to students in the non-thesis program.

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LAW 486 - Jurisprudence

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of law from a theoretical rather than a doctrinal perspective. Every year, the course will consist of a number of seminar offerings whose focus will be on a broader theoretical examination of law, legal processes, and institutions. Each of these courses will allow a critical examination of law from a variety of perspectives such as; legal theory, literature, politics, economics, social and cultural development, and religion.

LECTURE A6 (57674) Download syllabus
2021-09-08 - 2021-12-07
F 13:00 - 15:50 (LC 191)


LAW 696 - Graduate Seminar - Practice and Theory in Legal Scholarship

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This is an academic methods and theory seminar for graduate students. Students will have an opportunity to think critically about developing projects based on sound research methodologies and theoretical frameworks in order to pursue original legal scholarship at an advanced level. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

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2021-09-08 - 2021-12-07
F 13:00 - 15:50 (TBD)


HIST 606 - Comprehensive Topic Course

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Historiographical course focused on one of the department's designated graduate fields of study. May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
T 09:30 - 12:20 (T 2-64)

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

HIST 460 - Topics in Canadian History

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: *3 in HIST at the 300-level or consent of Department.

SEMINAR B1 (76962) Download syllabus
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
W 09:00 - 11:50 (HC 2-34)


HIST 660 - Topics in Canadian History

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
W 09:00 - 11:50 (HC 2-34)


LAW 496 - Legal History

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of law and legal institutions from a historical perspective designed to explore continuity and change in common, statute, and constitutional law. Every year, the course will consist of a limited number of seminar offerings whose focus will be on the historical development of law, legal processes, and institutions.

LECTURE B1 (60148) Download syllabus
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
TH 09:00 - 10:20 (LC 430)

Winter Term 2023 (1820)

HIST 260 - Pre-Confederation Canada

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

LECTURE B1 (41779) Download syllabus
2023-01-05 - 2023-04-12
MWF 10:00 - 10:50 (TBD)