History (HIST) 368

History of Canada's First Nations to 1830 (Revision 4)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online or grouped study (check locations)

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Humanities

Prerequisite: Three credits in either Canadian history or Native/Indigenous studies are strongly recommended.

Precluded Course: HIST 368 is a cross-listed course—a course available under two different disciplines—with INST 368. HIST 368 may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for INST 368 or NTST 368.

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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HIST 368 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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Overview

The course begins by tracing developments in the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans. Issues explored here include the diversity among and the elements common to First Nations societies; the religious beliefs of the first peoples; gender roles; relations among First Nations; and the causes of change in the organization of these societies over time. The course then traces the patterns of European-First Nations relations during the first three hundred years of continuous European involvement in the Americas. It also examines the impact of dealings with the Europeans on the social structure of various First Nations.

Outline

  • Unit 1: Canada in the First Nations Period
  • Unit 2: Enter Europeans
  • Unit 3: First Nations in a “British North America”

Evaluation

To receive credit for HIST 368/INST 368, you must successfully complete the two written assignments and the final exam, achieve a mark of at least 50 percent on the final examination, and obtain a course composite grade of at least “D” (50 percent). The weighting of the course assignments is as follows:

Assignment 1 Assignment 2 Final Exam Total
30% 30% 40% 100%

The final examination for this course must be taken online with an AU approved exam invigilator at an approved invigilation centre. It is your responsibility to ensure your chosen invigilation centre can accommodate online exams. For a list of invigilators that can accommodate online exams, visit the Exam Invigilation Network.

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials

Textbooks

Dickason, Olive Patricia, ed. The Native Imprint: The Contribution of First Peoples to Canada's Character. Volume 1, To 1815.Athabasca: Athabasca University Educational Enterprises, 1995.

Ray, Arthur J. I Have Lived Here Since the World Began: An Illustrated History of Canada's Native Peoples. Rev. ed. Toronto: Key Porter, 2005.

Wright, Ronald. Stolen Continents: Conquest and Resistance in the Americas. Toronto: Penguin, 2003.

Other materials

The course materials include a study guide and a student manual.

Challenge for Credit Course Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.

Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the HIST 368 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least “D” (50 percent) on the examination.

Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

Current Grouped Study Locations

Current as of: July-06-2016 10:45

Sorry   "hist368"     is not offered by Grouped Study at present.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 4, March 12, 2008.

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Updated May 17 2016 by Student & Academic Services