Programs & Courses
HIST 231 - Histories of Canada to 1867
Histories of Canada to 1867
This course examines the political, social, economic, and cultural developments, including the intertwined Indigenous histories, in the lands now known as Canada from prehistory to the Confederation of the British North American colonies in 1867 into the political unit, Canada.The focus of this course is on Indigenous histories; the arrival of Europeans; the establishment of French society; conflict between French/English/Indigenous peoples, including the establishment of military alliances; fur trade in the West; ecological transformation; armed resistance; development of an industrialist economy; urbanization; the role of global imperialism; coming of new immigrants; economic and social issues; and the movement to unite all British North American colonies. This course will help students understand the transformations of the past and the roots of our present circumstances.NOTE: Students cannot receive credit for both HIST 231 and HIST 1131.