Fall 2020 - HIST 102W D900

Canada since Confederation (3)

Class Number: 3396

Delivery Method: Remote


  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 9 – Dec 8, 2020: Thu, 8:30–10:20 a.m.



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 examines major social, cultural, economic, and political, developments in Canadian history since Confederation.  Lectures will explore topics such as indigenous/settler relations, Canada’s role in the World Wars, the growth of the Canadian welfare state, nationalist movements in Quebec, and Canada’s Rights Revolution. Tutorial discussions will build on the themes from the lectures. The assigned readings and associated assignments are designed to help develop critical thinking, analytical, and writing skills.  


Remote Course Delivery:

Remote learning will consist of ‘live’ lectures (synchronous with recordings available) and additional ‘at your own pace’ (asynchronous) materials with corresponding quizzes, as well as ‘live’ (synchronous) tutorial sessions with corresponding exercises and writing assignments.  No exams will be conducted in-person.


  • Tutorial Participation 10%
  • Article Analysis 3 x 20% 60%
  • Short answer quizzes 3 x 10% 30%



William Kelleher Storey and Mairi Cowan, Writing History: A Guide for Canadian Students, Fifth Edition, Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2019.

Other required readings will be available through SFU Canvas.

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).