Fall 2018 - HIST 102W D900

Canada since Confederation (3)

Class Number: 5043

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    SUR 5100, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 11, 2018
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    SUR 3090, Surrey

  • Instructor:

    David Borys



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 is a writing intensive survey course that will cover selected events and issues in Canadian history from Confederation to the present. Emphasis is placed upon the political developments that occurred over that time period, but consideration is also given to such themes as nationalism, regionalism, imperialism, continentalism, industrialization, urbanization, pluralism, labour, and gender. Students will have the opportunity to explore specific topics further on an individual basis in their seminar discussions, primary source analyses and in their research essays. The course aims to expand student’s understanding of the political, social, cultural and economic aspects of Canada’s development and Canada’s growth and continual role in an international context.


  • Tutorial Participation 15%
  • Mid Term 20%
  • Primary Source Analysis 10%
  • Research Essay 30%
  • Final Exam 25%



Finkel, Alvin and Conrad, Margaret. History of the Canadian People’s 1867 to the Present, Volume 2. 6th Ed. Toronto: Addison Wesley Longman. 2009.

Finkel, Alvin and Conrad, Margaret.  Nation and Society: Readings in Post-Confederation Canadian History, Vol 2.  Toronto: Pearson Education. 2007.


Suggested Listening:
For certain tutorials there are suggested episodes of a podcast I run called Cool Canadian History. These episodes can be accessed for free via the website www.coolcanadianhistory.com, Facebook or via any podcast app on your computer, phone or listening device. These are not mandatory but provide interesting stories that can be helpful in giving you broader context for specific themes within the class.

Registrar Notes:

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