Canada and the First World War (HIST*3370) | College of Arts

Canada and the First World War (HIST*3370)

Code and section: HIST*3370*DE

Term: Fall 2017

Instructor: Rebecca Beausaert


Course Synopsis:

This course examines Canada’s role in the First World War. The question of how much the war was a transformative experience for Canadians will be central to students’ learning, as they grapple with issues pertaining to race, ethnicity, class, gender, militarism, pacifism, religion, age, and memory.
HIST*3370 is structured thematically so that each unit examines an important aspect of Canada’s wartime experience. The course endeavours to showcase some of the more understudied effects and consequences, so that students gain a more thorough understanding of the war’s significance. Within each unit, students will learn from a range of interactive sources, including film and audio, and examine primary sources, such as photographs, diaries, letters, and government memoranda.
Offered through Distance Education format only.

Methods of Evaluation and Weights:

Pre- and Post-Course Reflection:  2 x 5% each
Unit 02 Knowledge Quiz: 5%
Group Project – Major Battles Worksheet: 20%
Group Debate – Conscription: 10%
Propaganda Poster Analysis: 15%
Group Discussion – Prohibition: 5%
“Fishbowl” Exercise & Peer Review: 5%
Final Take-Home Exam: 30% 

Texts and/or Resources Required:

All assigned course materials will be available via University of Guelph library system & Courselink

*Please note:  This is a preliminary web course description only.  The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description.  The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.