A survey of modern Canada from confederation to the end of the second millennium. The post-1867 consolidation of a transcontinental Canada, the marginalization of aboriginal peoples, and the rapid transformation of Canadian society by immigration, industrialization, urbanization, the two world wars, and the Great Depression are examined. The effects of broad economic and social change on party politics, relations between French and English Canada, and the attitudes, values, and living and working patterns of Canadians are also explored. Emphasis is placed on fostering student interest in history by examining the historical experiences of a diversity of Canadians.
ENGL 12 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better or written permission of the Instructor and School Chair.