Fall 2018 - HIST 204 D100

The Social History of Canada (3)

Class Number: 5048

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SECB 1013, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 8, 2018
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    AQ 3154, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Recommended: HIST 101 and 102W.



A survey of major themes in Canadian social history from the arrival of Europeans to the present day. Particular attention will be paid to the effects of gender, race and class on the experience of Canadians over time. Breadth-Humanities.


Also described as “history from below,” social history examines the lives of people outside the political, social, and economic elite. This survey course will explore case studies of the lives of women, Indigenous people, the working class, and racial minority groups. We will see how people navigated changing urban and rural societies, formed families, worked, and played in what is now Canada. Along the way, we will consider how different types of primary sources show historians the contours of everyday people’s everyday lives, and how these stories can enrich our understanding of the past.


  • Article Review Paper (due week 6) 15%
  • Aqueduct Reading Reflection (due week 9) 15%
  • Primary Source Research Essay (due week 13) 30%
  • Class Participation and Informal Writing 15%
  • Exam 25%

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