This course is a survey of the political, economic, social and cultural history of British Columbia from European contact to the present.
Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)
Total Weeks: 15
First year history course or permission of instructor.
- Introduction: Portraying a Province
- Pre-Contact and first European explorers
- Early fur trading
- The New Colony
- Emerging social structure: Politics & resourse industries
- Containing the “other”: Potlatch, Chinatown & Indo-Canadians
- Native history, native claims and self-determination
- “The Limit of Promise: 1914-1941’
- “The Two Sides of Prosperity”
- “A New British Columbia”: 1972-2004.
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Explain the political evolvement of British Columbia from a trading territory, to a colony and to a province.
- Demonstrate an understanding of racial policies in British Columbia and how these policies affected various ethnic and racial groups
- Explain the origin of social movements, such as feminism and temperance movement and give examples on how they impacted modern British Columbia.
- Voice individual opinions regarding historical interpretations in language that respect differing points of view
-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
Grading System: Letters
Passing Grade: D (50%)
Percentage of Individual Work: 95
Percentage of Group Work: 5
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.