Hockey in Canadian History (HIST*2280) | College of Arts

Hockey in Canadian History (HIST*2280)

Code and section: HIST*2280*DE

Term: Spring 2019

Instructor: Jason Wilson


Course Synopsis:

Hockey provides a valuable prism through which major cultural, socio-economic and even political developments within Canada can be reflected. This course reviews the considerable role that hockey has played in Canada’s post-Confederation history. From the late nineteenth century and throughout the twentieth century, hockey has helped to inform the nation’s sense of self and has also reflected prevailing social attitudes and cultural values within Canada.

Method of Evaluation and Weights:

Quizzes (5 @ 2% each) - 10%
Unit Discussions - 10%
Mid-Term Test - 15%
Research Paper Proposal - 15%
Research Paper (full paper) - 25%
Take-Home Final Exam - 25%

Required Textbooks:

Hockey Night in Canada: Sports, Identities, and Cultural Politics (Second Edition)
Author(s): Richard Gruneau, R. and David Whitson, D.
Published by: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division 1994.

Coast to Coast: Hockey in Canada to the Second World War
Author(s): Wong, J. C.-K. (Ed.)
Published by: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division in 2009

Blood, Sweat, and Cheers: Sport and the Making of Modern Canada
Author(s): Howell, C. D.
Published by: University of Toronto Press in 2001

Artificial Ice: Hockey, Culture, and Commerce
Author(s): Gruneau, R. S. & Whitson, D. (Eds.)
Published by: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division in 2006

Recommended Textbook:

Canada's Game: Hockey and Identity
Author(s): Andrew C. Holman. (Ed.)
Published by: McGill-Queen's University Press in 2009

You may purchase these textbooks at the University of Guelph Bookstore or the Guelph Campus Co-op Bookstore.
*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.

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