BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

HIST-100 - Intro to General Canadian History I - 3.00 Credits

HIST-100 - Intro to General Canadian History I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will examine some of the principle events in Canadian history from the precontact era to Confederation in 1867. The contributions of the three principal players in this time period - Aboriginal peoples, the British and the French - will be explored. Topics will include the following: precontact Aboriginal societies, the early European explorers, First Nations as trading partners and allies, the growth of the British and the French colonies, the expanding fur trade, the Seven Years War and the Royal Proclamation, the ongoing French Canadian issue, the rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada, the acceptance of responsible government, and the formation of Canada. Through this course students will learn about the historic roots of Canada and some of the key challenges facing it today.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Associate of Arts Degree- First Nations Studies - Year 1
  • Prerequisites : ENGL-060 , English 12 or English Studies 12 and/or English 12 First Peoples or equivalent.
    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 the student should be able to:
  • have understanding of the diversity of Aboriginal cultures in Canada;

  • understand the impact of European exploration of and settlement in Canada;

  • understand the impact and the legacy of the fur trade in Canada;

  • describe the impact of colonial rivalry on Canada and First Nations peoples;

  • understand the developments and precesses that led to Confederation; and

  • recognize and explore the key debates and controversies in Canadian social history.

  • In addition, students will be able to demonstrate a critical awareness of the nature of historical knowledge, in particular the ways in which historians construct arguments and use evidence. They will also be able to analyze material critically, construct arguments, and demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively.
    Text and Materials: D. R. Francis,R. Jones, and D. Smith. Origins - Canadian History to Confederation. Current Edition. University of Calgary. Nelson Education Ltd.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: EdCo approved March 2010.