The course is designed to introduce students to the history of the West Kootenay from the pre-contact societies of the native peoples to the present. Relations between Europeans and First Nations, the development of the resource and agricultural frontiers, work and settlement patterns, and 20th and 21st century social and economic change are also examined within the broader Canadian and North American context. Emphasis is placed on fostering student interest in the history of the West Kootenay by examining the historical experiences of a diversity of people who have lived in the region.
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.