The course is designed to introduce students to the history of British Columbia from the pre-contact societies of the native peoples to the present. Relations between Europeans and First Nations, the development of the European resource and settlement frontiers, and the eventual transformation of British Columbia’s society and economy as a result of industrialization, immigration, and urbanization are examined within a broader Canadian and North American context. Emphasis is placed on fostering student interest in the history of British Columbia by examining the historical experiences of a diversity of peoples.
ENGL 12 with a grade of "C" or better or written permission of the Instructor and School Chair.
NOTE: Students in West Kootenay and British Columbia history courses have access to the "MINTO ROOM" archives. This collection of books, records, private papers, photos and maps aid in research, particularly of the Kootenay region.