BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

HIST-204 - The Métis Of Canada: Historical And Contemporary Perspectives I - 3.00 Credits

HIST-204 - The Métis Of Canada: Historical And Contemporary Perspectives I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will examine the formation and growth of Canada's Métis people, from the time of the first European contact up to the famous Métis uprising in 1869-70. The historical, cultural, and political aspects of Métis life will be explored. Some of the major topics include: European colonization and the beginnings of a mixed-blood population, Métis in the fur trade, the Great Lakes settlements, the Red River colony, Louis Riel and the 1869-1870 Uprising, and the Manitoba Act. By means of this course, students will learn of the unique history and fabulous culture of this group which importantly is considered as one of Canada's official Aboriginal groups. A people once looked upon as in-betweens and unworthy of study will thus be given the academic and historical treatment that they deserve.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:
    Text and Materials:
  • Homeland To Hinterland: The Changing Worlds Of The Red River Métis In The Nineteenth Century by Gerhard J. Ens.
  • Other Resources:
  • Writing Effective Essays. Judy Brown (ed.)
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Subject to Education Council/Board approval.