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
- 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
Computer with Internet is required for this course.
Please be aware that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines all in-person exams have been suspended. As such, all final exams are currently being delivered through ProctorU, which has an approximate fee of $35 involved. There will be more information in your course shell, on how to apply, if your course has a final exam.
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
|Assignment 2: Essay
|Assignment 3: Historical Evidence
|Assignment 4: Major Essay
|Final Exam *
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.