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Invitation to History: First Year Course Topics

Posted on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

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Illustration - Crime and Culture

A new, mandatory course for all first year History majors and minors:

HIST*1050 Invitation to History

Invitation to History introduces students to the basics of the historian’s craft including interpreting primary sources, locating and critically analyzing secondary sources and writing for History. It will provide you with the tools you need for success in your History major, minor or area of concentration. Choose one of the following two classes:

Winter 2017 - Hist*1050*01  Crime and Culture   (instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Ewan)

This course will study criminal acts such as homicide, witchcraft, theft and slander and how they were defined and prosecuted in past centuries, and the class will employ historical court records to recover the experiences of people in the past.

Winter 2017 - Hist*1050*02  Compact, Contract, and Covenant: Treaty Relationships in North America (instructor: Brittany Luby)

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.

For more, visit our First Year Courses page.