HIST-210 - Women in Canada: Beginnings to 1919

Minimum Credits: 3 Length: 45 hours Prerequisites: None Delivery Method: On-campus Cost: $365.28 Course Outline: https://sps.cotr.bc.ca/Outlines/Course Outlines/HIST210.pdf

Considering Canadian women’s historical experience of this period means exploring many key areas. First among them are Indigenous women’s roles in their communities and the fur trade. Among the others are les Canadiennes and British female settlers’ assistance in developing their frontiers. Women’s participation in the family economy and industrial workplace is also reviewed. Social reformers’ desire to improve society, especially their connection to the suffrage movement, is highlighted as well. Finally, contributions by women to the First World War effort is deserving of study. All of these key agents and activities will come under the analysis of the complex interplay of gender, ethnicity, race, and class to understand women’s lives in Canada’s past.