Summer 2016 - HIST 102W J100

Canada since Confederation (3)

Class Number: 4728

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
    HCC 1325, Vancouver

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 10, 2016
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    HCC 1800, Vancouver



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.


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 their 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 - attendance, participation, in class writing 20%
  • Writing assignments - longer writing assignments 35%
  • Mid-term Exam - Identification/Historical Significance and Essay Questions 20%
  • Final exam - Short Answer, Identification/Historical Significance questions and Essay Questions 25%
  • 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. If you come to every tutorial but do not participate, the best grade you can expect is a C-. All work done in tutorials must be done at the time. There is no way to make up in class assignments if you are not there. If there is a health or some other sort of emergency an exception under exceptional circumstances.



Conrad, M and Finkel A. History of the Canadian Peoples: 1867 to the Present Toronto: Pearson Education Canada, 2015, Vol. 2 6th edition.

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