History 103 (Canadian History through Biography)
Through lectures, videos, songs and readings, this course examines the lives of men and women who have been instrumental in the development of Canada since Confederation. Examples are drawn from politics, religion, the military and foreign service, social reform, the arts, and sport.
History 380 (History of the Canadian North)
The idea of “northerness” is central to our national identity, yet few “southern” Canadians have an appreciation of the historical development of Northern Canada. This lecture and seminar course will introduce students to major themes in the Canadian Northern history, from pre-contact to the creation of the territory of Nunavut in 1999 (and beyond to the present). The major themes will focus on evolving cultural, political, socio-economic, and environmental histories.
Legal Studies 498 (Aboriginal Peoples and the Law)
Legal Studies 496 canvasses historical and contemporary legal issues facing Indigenous peoples in Canada. The scope of cases, legislation, policies and perspectives will provide students with a foundation in the Aboriginal law field. The course will provide an overview of Indigenous perspectives on legal systems and inherent rights, as well as the legal dimensions of political, constitutional, economic, cultural and social developments related to Aboriginal peoples in Canada, both past and present. LS 496 also offers students with opportunities to develop oral presentation skills, research and writing skills, and problem-based learning in group settings.