The Backpacker's Guide to European History

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

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.

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

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

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

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