University of Manitoba

HIST 1440 History of Canada (C)

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A survey history of the areas that became Canada from earliest times to the present day. Major themes include Indigenous societies before and after European contact, settler colonialism, the fur trade, French Canada, industrialism and modernization, immigration, nationalism and Canada’s relationships with the world. In addition to political and economic history, a major focus of this course will be social history. Themes such as social class, gender, and ethnicity will be explored in an attempt to understand the roots of change in Canadian society. Students may not hold credit for HIST 1440 and any of: HIST 1390, HIST 1400, HIST 1401, HIST 1403, or the former HIST 1441.

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