Summer 2023 - HIST 102W D100

Canada since Confederation (3)

Class Number: 3224

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    SWH 10041, Burnaby



Canadian social, political, and economic history from 1867, examining aboriginal/settler relations, immigration, regionalism, foreign policy, economic development, culture, and political movements. Students with credit for HIST 102 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.


This course in Post-Confederation Canadian History examines social, economic, political, and cultural themes in the history of Canada from 1867 to the present. The course presents information about Canada after Confederation through lectures, videos, readings, and in-class activities. We will critically examine the framework of the Canadian state and the ways in which Canadian history is framed.


Assignments encourage students to evaluate readings and present information to each other, with the goal of providing practice in the reading, writing, and research skills of the historical profession. Understanding the context of Canadian history post confederation and being able to apply this to understanding the larger world is an additional goal as the History department is committed to having students learn how to understand the past, to make sense of the present, and to shape the future.


  • Participation 15%
  • Mid-term Exam 25%
  • Outline 5%
  • Annotated Bibliography 5%
  • Primary Source Assignment 15%
  • Research Project 35%


Class Participation in a Writing Class

This class is designated as a (W) writing class and counts towards SFU’s Writing and Breadth requirements. As such the tutorials will often have writing assignments that will be done in tutorial. Regular attendance, regular participation, completion of writing assignments and evidence of regular reading are the criteria for the participation grade.



Conrad, M and Finkel A.  History of the Canadian Peoples: 1867 to the Present Toronto: Pearson Education Canada, 2009, Vol. 2 7th edition. (eBook)

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