Ice and Exploration

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

This history of polar exploration focuses on British - as well as larger Western - attitudes towards new frontiers and the natural world. Emphasis on the themes of class, empire, ethnicity and cultural constructions of courage and masculinity. Topics include the Viking discovery of North America and the Norse settlement in Greenland, the search for the Northwest Passage, the race for the North and South Poles and the conquest of the third pole, Everest.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 320E, HSTR 320 (if taken in Jan-Apr 2015), HIST 339 (if taken in Jan-Apr 2008).

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

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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