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HIST 320  Indigenous History of North America  Units: 6.00  
This course examines the Indigenous History of North America and explores themes as diverse as Euro-Indigenous relations, sovereignty and possession, warfare and slavery, the fur trade and métissage, religion and spirituality, women and gender, dispossession and destruction, and reclamation and revival.
Learning Hours: 240 (72 Seminar, 168 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a HIST Major or Joint Honours Plan. Exclusion HIST 330/6.0 (Topic Title: Indigenous History of North America - 2019/20, 2020/21).  
Course Equivalencies: HIST 320; HIST 320B  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Indigenous History of North America: This involves retaining course content and using that content to contextualize events for the period under study.
  2. Read critically and to think historiographically: This involves asking questions of readings, evaluating, analyzing, and distinguishing between primary and secondary sources. This also involves identifying and describing the contours and stakes of conversations among historians within the field. The applications of these learning outcomes are demonstrated most clearly in the Primary Source Analysis and Book Review assignments.
  3. Analyze evidence and use that evidence to develop and support historical arguments: This involves writing a Research Paper Plan and Research Paper that asks a significant historical question, answers it with a clear thesis and a logical argument, supports it with both primary and secondary sources, documents it appropriately, and is written in clear and artful prose with the grammar and spelling associated with formal composition.
  4. Address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s call to actions concerning education (6-12) and language and culture (13-17). This involves centering and highlighting Indigenous scholarship, writing, and cultural production. This also entails discussing and analyzing the legacy of the Canadian Indian residential school system and colonialism in Canada.
  5. Demonstrate effective communication skills: This involves clearly and effectively presenting questions, ideas, and arguments in oral and written form. Effective Communication skills apply to all aspects of the course including Seminar Participation and the written assignments.