Post-Confederation Canadian History
This introductory course provides an overview of Canadian history since 1867, concentrating on the main lines of political, social, and economic development. Students analyze important and controversial issues and events, such as the Riel Rebellion, the economic policies initiated by the Macdonald government, Canada's shift from a rural to an urban society, the effects of the two World Wars on Canada, the Great Depression, the social problems created by rapid industrialization, relations between English and French Canadians, and provincial demands for autonomy.
HIST 1220: History of Canada, 1867 to the Present.
The main purpose of HIST 1221 is to enable you to understand the main trends--political, economic, social, and cultural--in modern Canadian history, and to recognize their effects on the lives of Canadian people. After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Trace and analyze the political history of Canada since 1867.
- Explain the economic and social transformation of post-Confederation Canada and its effects on various social groups and classes.
- Trace Canada's changing relationships with Britain and the United States since Confederation.
- Describe the political, economic, and social impact of two world wars on Canada.
- Analyze the transformation of modern Quebec and the implications for Canada as a whole.
- Evaluate the impact of regionalism on Canada's development.
- Assess the significance of immigration and settlement for Canada since 1867.
- Analyze the history of women and labour in post-Confederation Canada.
- Trace and analyze the status of Aboriginal Canadians since Confederation.
- Describe the cultural development of modern Canada.
HIST 1221: Post-Confederation Canadian History includes the following 12 units:
Unit 1: Pre- to Post-Confederation
Unit 2: Birthing Pains--Confederation's Early Conflicts
Unit 3: Economic and Social Transformation to 1914
Unit 4: Victorian and Edwardian Politics
Unit 5: Immigrant Nation
Unit 6: Canada at War
Unit 7: Reform and Reaction
Unit 8: 20th Century Economy
Unit 9: Cold War Canada
Unit 10: Modernity
Unit 11: Aboriginal People and Politics
Unit 12: After the Cold War
Required Text and Materials
Belshaw, John Douglas. Canadian History: Post-Confederation. Vancouver: BCcampus,
The textbook for this course is offered for free online at the BCcampus website. You can read it in your Internet browser window, or download it in a number of e-book file formats.
If you prefer a print version of the textbook, you may print the readings on your own computer or purchase a printed copy of the textbook from BCcampus at http://opentextbook.docsol.sfu.ca/store/product/otb101-01/.
Computer with Internet is required for this course.
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is through the "mail" tool in the Learning Environment or by phone. Students will receive the necessary contact information when starting the course.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.
|Assignment 1: Reading Notes||15%|
|Assignment 2: Essay||20%|
|Assignment 3: Historical Evidence||10%|
|Assignment 4: Major Essay||25%|
|Final Exam *||30%|