The Backpacker's Guide to European History

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Explores European history from the perspective of student travel. Lectures examine the historical context of popular destinations and sights, approaching history in a deliberately practical way. Topics may include: the visible remains of prehistoric, Roman and medieval Europe; cemeteries, catacombs and sites of historical memory; evidence of statebuilding in palaces and monuments; understanding structures from the Roman Colosseum to the Eiffel Tower; art, architecture, and urban spaces; food, drink and other aspects of daily life.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 300A, HIST 300A (if taken as section A01 in Sep-Dec 2013).
  • May not be counted toward upper-level requirements in Honours, Major, or General and Minor Programs in History.
  • Recommended to students in all Faculties.

Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer Fall Spring

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