HIST 104 - Canada, Post-Confederation

This course is a survey of Canada's political, economic, and social development from 1867 to the Present.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks: 15



None, but ENGL 100 is highly recommended


Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
- Confederation and the British North America Act
- Incorporation of Rupert's Land
- The 1869 Rebellion and the Manitoba Act
- British Columbia joins Confederation
- John A Macdonald and the Pacific Scandal
- 1885 Rebellions, and Quebec reaction to Louis Riel's execution
- The Schools issue in New Brunswick, Manitoba and Ontario
- Wilfrid Laurier, Labour and Industrialization
- Alberta and Saskatchewan created
- Suffrage movement and reforms
- WWI and Robert Borden
- Winnipeg General Strike
- W.L. Mackenzie King and political scandals
- Canada, the Great Depression and R.B. Bennett
- Labour and new political parties
- Mackenzie King and WWII
- Women and minorities in the Canadian war effort
- Newfoundland enters Canada
- Diefenbaker and Kennedy
- Quebec under Duplessis
- Quebec's Quiet Revolution
- P. E. Trudeau and the Constitutional Act, 1982
- Brian Mulroney and the restraint on the "welfare state"

- First Nations in the 20th Century: from the Indian Act to Nunavut


Learning Outcomes:

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

- Explain critical themes, events, and issues in the construction of Canada since 1867
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how tensions between different ethnic groups have shaped Canadian history
- Evaluate Canada's changing relation with the United States and Britain

- Evaluate Canada's economic, cultural and social development, in particularly the development of social welfare

- Identify arguments in historical texts
- Contrast and compare historical arguments in texts on similar topics but with different arguments

- Write essays using academic language and structure

- Access written texts through D2L
- Contribute to online discussions through D2L

- Submit written assignments through D2L


- Appreciate and respect other students opinions.  Learn to work in a group.


Grading System: Letters


Passing Grade: D (50%)


Percentage of Individual Work: 95


Percentage of Group Work: 5


Addition Course Comments:
The essay assignments must be submitted through the D2L dropbox, which automatically also screens the text using Turnitin, a text-matching program that detects faulty paraphrasing.  In order to avoid plagiarism charges, students will have opportunity to screen their essays through Turnitin before submitting it for marking.


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.