Students are provided a general chronological 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
- 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.
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
The following Open Education Resources (OER) textbook is required for this course:
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 this link.
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 (mandatory)
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of your course.