Fall 2021 - HIST 102W D900
Canada since Confederation (3)
Class Number: 3912
Delivery Method: Remote
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.
The start of the new decade has seen blockades protesting resource extraction on Indigenous land, deepening economic inequality, calls to defund the police, and heightened anti-Asian racism—not to mention a pandemic. How did we get here? In this writing-intensive course, we will explore intersecting themes in Canadian social, political, economic, and cultural history in the post-Confederation era. Focusing on key moments since 1867, we will examine issues such as Indigenous-settler relations, the labour movement, immigration and multiculturalism, and social and political movements. How have disputes over land, labour, and resources shaped Canada’s politics and economy? How did major events affect Canada’s social and cultural landscapes? How did different people experience these events? In this course, Canadian history is a subject of study, as well as a tool to allow us to develop historical thinking skills: establishing historical significance, using primary documents, identifying continuity and change, analyzing cause and consequence, taking historical perspectives, and understanding the ethical dimensions of historical interpretation.
Close engagement with weekly readings will be essential for this course, as we will examine primary and secondary texts to learn how historians write and to develop our own writing abilities. For this introductory-level remote learning course, you will prepare for weekly asynchronous lectures and online discussions using background reading and multimedia sources, then complete weekly reading annotation and writing portfolio assignments. The course will be graded using a learning mastery approach, encouraging you to focus on critical thinking and skills and learn through small weekly assignments.
This course will take place remotely using a combination of synchronous and asynchronous methods. Weekly lectures will be asynchronous. Students will have multiple options for participating in the course, including synchronous tutorials, online discussions, and reading annotation.
Week 1: Course introduction
Week 2: Confederation
Week 3: Solidifying a Dominion
Week 4: Settlement and Immigration
Week 5: The First World War
Week 6: Interwar Labour and Social Change
Week 7: The Second World War
Week 8: Postwar Social Change
Week 9: Social and Political Movements
Week 10: French-English Relations
Week 11: Repatriation, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Human Rights
Week 12: Imagining Canada
- Participation 10%
- Source analyses 30%
- Writing portfolio 25%
- Final Project 35%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
All course readings will be available online. There is no required textbook for this course.
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