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HIST 219  "Canada": The History of an Idea  Units: 3.00  
A course exploring the many meanings of "Canada", "Canadian", and "Canadien" from the 1300s to today. Asking "What is Canada?" The course is a historical overview giving particular attention to the political, demographic, ethnological and colonial changes that altered these definitions over time and what/who the name refers to.
Learning Hours: 120 (36 Lecture, 84 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above. Exclusion HIST 260/6.0.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify and describe the many meanings of the words “Canada,” “Canadian,” and “Canadien” and their evolution over time.
  2. Describe and explain the events, conjectures and changes that affected the many meanings behind the idea of Canada in the past and the present.
  3. Identify and assess the historical, demographic, ethnological, political and colonial changes in the territory now known as Canada.
  4. Explain the politically laden meanings of the idea of “Canada” in contemporary contexts.
  5. Recognize the colonial past and present of the country and territory now known as Canada.