BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

HIST-101 - Introduction to General Canadian History II - 3.00 Credits

HIST-101 - Introduction to General Canadian History II - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will examine some of the principle events in Canadian history from Confederation to the modern era. The course will examine political, social and economic developments that have shaped modern Canada. Significant Aboriginal issues and events will be brought into the discussion. Major topics include: the first provinces, the National Policy, the Numbered Treaties, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, Canada as a middle power, multiculturalism, the 1982 Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the recognition of Aboriginal rights. Through this course students will learn about the modern 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 completion of this course students should be able to:
  • demonstrate understanding of Canada’s growing pains as a nation;

  • explain the impact of National Policy;

  • objectively examine the immigration policies and their effect on expansion in Canada;

  • effectively discuss how World War I & II impacted the social and industrial developments of Canada;

  • describe the Great Depression and the social movements that evolved from that era;

  • outline the various issues and arguments that the Province of Quebec has with the Canadian government past and present;

  • discuss the similarities and differences between First Nations’ and the Province of Quebec’s issues;

  • discuss Canada as a modern nation;

  • demonstrate understanding of historical issues affecting First Nations peoples within Canada including the Numbered Treaties, Aboriginal Rights within the Canadian Constitution (1982), and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms;

  • demonstrate a critical awareness of the nature of historical knowledge; and

  • analyze material critically and construct arguments on key challenges facing Canada today.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Francis, Douglas R., Jones, Richard. & Smith, Donald B. Destinies: Canadian History Since Confederation. Current edition. University of Calgary, Publisher Thomson Nelson.

  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Subject to Education Council/Board approval.