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HUMN 3B16
From Riel to Nationhood, A History of the Métis
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
The Métis are a distinct Aboriginal people with a unique history, culture, language and territory whose struggle to assert their collective identity helped define Canada’s nationhood. This course addresses key concepts and the theoretical underpinnings of the political and cultural history of the Métis Nation in Canada. From the history of the Métis in Eastern Canada, Quebec and Ontario in the 1600s, to the establishment of a homeland and the emergence of a contemporary national identity, students will learn about key figures and events in Métis and Canadian history including Louis Riel, Gabriel Dumont, the Red River Resistance and the Battle of Batoche.
Course was last updated July 26, 2011 - 8:57 AM