Invitation to History (HIST*1050) | College of Arts

Invitation to History (HIST*1050)

Code and section: HIST*1050*02

Term: Winter 2017

Instructor: Brittany Luby


Course Format: 2 – 1.5-hour seminars per week

Course Synopsis:

This course will explore the history and nature of treaty making between First Nations and the Crown from the Treaty of Peace and Friendship (1760) to the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement (1975). It will examine what the terms of treaty reveal about how First Nations and the Crown valued land and natural resources. This course will also explore the concept of “imagined futures,” particularly what the terms of treaty can teach us about how Indigenous and non-Indigenous negotiators envisioned their lives together. Students will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of treaty history by engaging with treaty documents and oral testimonies.

Methods of Evaluation and Weights:

Participation @ 15% (Cumulative)

Library Assignment @ 10% (due 26 January 2016)

Written Assignment @ 20% (due 28 February 2016)

Treaty Portfolio @ 30% (due 28 March 2016)

Final Exam @ 25% (TBA)

Texts and/or Resources Required:

- J.R. Miller; Compact, Contract, Covenant: Aboriginal Treaty-Making in Canada (University of Toronto Press)
- Raab, Nigel; Who is the Historian? (University of Toronto Press)

*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.