Canadian History from the Pre Contact Period to 1867 (HIST 255.3)

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HIST 255 01 September 2019 Andrew Watson
HIST 255 01 September 2018
HIST 255 01 September 2017


This course is an introduction to the history of Canada up until Confederation in 1867. The bi-weekly lectures will examine major events, issues, and themes in pre-Confederation history, with a specific focus on key historical debates and our understandings of Canada's colonial past. A few of the topics for this course include native-newcomer relations, European empires and conquest, colonial cultures, and rebellion and nationhood.


3 credit units HIST at the 100 level, or INTS 101, or 30 credit units of University


Pre-1815; North America. Students who have received credit for HIST 151.3 may not take HIST 255.3 for credit.

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