Instructor Info:
Name: FRENCH, WILLIAM EARL
Office Telephone: (604) 822-5706
Email: wfrench@mail.ubc.ca
Taught Sections:
Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments
FullHIST 100 201Web-Oriented Course2 Tue Thu14:0015:30

HIST 100 will be a mix of synchronous and asynchronous teaching. The tutorials will meet live and accommodations are possible for those unable to attend.

FullHIST 100 L1ADiscussion2 Thu15:3016:30
FullHIST 100 L1BDiscussion2 Fri11:0012:00
 HIST 100 L1CDiscussion2 Fri10:0011:00
 HIST 100 L1DDiscussion2 Fri14:0015:00
FullHIST 321D 201Tutorial2 Thu10:0012:00

HIST 321D restricted to 3rd Year History honours students

History of the Future:

This course explores changing conceptions, understandings and imaginings of the future from early writings on the apocalypse, to millenarian movements, to Enlightenment beliefs in progress, to modernist understandings of the future, to the prospects of a future without us under the impact of global warming and climate change. Exploring how some of those in the past, and up to the present, have imagined and engaged with the future, through such things as writings on utopias, the mounting of exhibitions at world fairs, the construction of model capital cities, science fiction and the writing of futurists, movies, and changes in computer and digital technology, among other kinds of texts, provides the means for those taking the course to begin to write their own history of the future.

 HIST 357 101Web-Oriented Course1 Tue Thu9:3011:00
 HIST 421D 201Tutorial2 Thu10:0012:00

HIST 421D restricted to 4th year History honours students

History of the Future:

This course explores changing conceptions, understandings and imaginings of the future from early writings on the apocalypse, to millenarian movements, to Enlightenment beliefs in progress, to modernist understandings of the future, to the prospects of a future without us under the impact of global warming and climate change. Exploring how some of those in the past, and up to the present, have imagined and engaged with the future, through such things as writings on utopias, the mounting of exhibitions at world fairs, the construction of model capital cities, science fiction and the writing of futurists, movies, and changes in computer and digital technology, among other kinds of texts, provides the means for those taking the course to begin to write their own history of the future.

 HIST 450A 101Web-Oriented Course1 Tue Thu15:3017:00

In 2020W, the topic of HIST 450A will be The Beautiful Game?: A Soccer History of Latin America. Soccer generates powerful emotions and stories. The course uses soccer as a lens to interpret aspects of the past and present in Latin America. Its interest is in such themes as the relationship between soccer and national imagining, and the role of soccer in constituting various identities, including race, class, and gender, and of local, regional, and national belonging. We focus on the sport's role not only in responding to but also initiating changes in Latin America from the late 19th century to the present. We explore the relationship between soccer and political protest and the development of women's soccer in the face of formidable obstacles.