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HIST 433  Power, Authority, and the State in Early Canada  Units: 6.00  
An advanced survey of how power and authority were understood, exercised, and challenged in Canada before the early twentieth century. Topics include tools of governance such as the law, treaties, maps and schools, popular political participation and protest, nationalism, citizenship, and the emergence of the modern, liberal state.
Learning Hours: 288 (72 Seminar, 216 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a HIST Major or Joint Honours Plan and a minimum grade of C+ in 6.0 units from HIST 300-330.  
Course Equivalencies: HIST 433, HIST 433B  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Develop the ability to think historically about political power and authority and the state. Develop the ability to identify and assess major approaches to political history.
  2. Explain how politics and the state both reflected and shaped the past, varied among different Indigenous and non-Indigenous societies in northern North America, and changed over time.
  3. Critically read and contextualize primary and secondary sources in political history and the history of state formation to be able to draw connections between sources and across topics.
  4. Practice and refine skills to present cogent arguments, sustain historical analysis, and marshal relevant evidence in clear, logically-organized, and persuasive prose.
  5. Develop and hone skills in active listening, posing effective questions, and presenting historical analysis and evidence orally to contribute to collaborative seminar discussion and deepen collective, synchronous learning.