HIST-202 - Post Confederation Canada (from 1867)

Minimum Credits: 3 Length: 45 hours Prerequisites: HIST 201 recommended Delivery Method: On-campus Cost: $365.28 Course Outline: https://sps.cotr.bc.ca/Outlines/Course Outlines/HIST202.pdf

A historical survey of Canada, this course traces the country’s development from the immediate aftermath of Confederation to contemporary times. Over that period, significant actors and events, like the World Wars and the Depression, will be considered.

Greater attention, however, will be paid to changes and continuities arising from Canada’s territorial growth; consolidation under the national policy, including incorporating large numbers of immigrants into the country; cleavages in their various manifestations; imperialism-continentalism choices; industrialization/urbanization/reform movements; post-war international and social decisions; Sixties’ upheavals, and Indigenous marginalization.

All of these areas of study will help foster students’ interest in the importance of understanding this country’s past and allow them to acquire greater historical consciousness to critically question whether Canadians’ attempts to create a great nation were best for all.