BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

HIST-321 - Heroes, Rebels, Villains, Folks: The People Who Shaped Canada - 3.00 Credits

HIST-321 - Heroes, Rebels, Villains, Folks: The People Who Shaped Canada - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will consider some of the individuals, both historically prominent and lesser known, who have helped to shape Canada and the social and/or impact that they left behind. An examination of these figures will offer insight into Canada's evolution from a British colony to more recent constitutional challenges. Themes include race, class, gender, identity, sexuality, indigeneity, colonialism, slavery, immigration, moral regulation, and activism. A focus will be on Indigenous leaders who helped shape Canada (Frank Calder, Elijah Harper, Louis Riel.), including local leaders.
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  • Prerequisites : 3 credits of 200 level HIST, FNWS or INST, 3rd year standing or permission of Department Head
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master’s Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: 

    • articulate a nuanced understanding of key political figures in Canada’s history and the ideas associated with them;

    • demonstrate effective use of historical sources, and an ability to identify and analyze a range of sources;

    • identify the challenges presented to Indigenous leaders in the continued struggle for Aboriginal rights;

    • analyze differing beliefs/actions of Canadian leaders and their lasting impact on Indigenous people;

    • effectively communicate ideas in writing, adhering to the disciplinary demands of History;

    • engage in and develop research skills at an appropriate level;

    • effectively communicate in written and oral formats;

    • contextualize, assess, and critique relevant data; and

    • engage in independent and collaborative tasks.

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