LSO220 - Selected Themes in Canadian History

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Last revision date 2017-05-29 00:37:54.548
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Subject Title
Selected Themes in Canadian History

Subject Description
This course introduces students to selected issues in Canadian history. Using the methodology of social history, learners will analyze a variety of contemporary issues from a historical perspective. Topics include Canadian government and the constitution, aboriginal peoples, industrialization and urbanization, religious life, culture, and women in Canada.

Credit Status
One lower level Liberal Studies Option (LSO) for Seneca degree students.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Identify and explain a variety of core social and political issues in Canada.
2. Explain the political and constitutional operation of Canada.
3. Summarize the various social, political and economic issues that have been or continue to be of concern to Canadians.
4. Analyze and evaluate primary and secondary sources about Canada's past.
5. Demonstrate effective organization, time management, analytical judgment and argumentation skills.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
ENG106 or equivalent.

Mode of Instruction
Online:
All course work is completed in a fully online environment.  Students do not attend any classes on campus; however, the final exam must be written in-person at the Test Centre of the College at which you registered. If you are unable to do so, please make alternative arrangements through the College at which you registered.  

Prescribed Texts

Bumsted, J. M. and Michael C. Bumstead. A History of the Canadian Peoples, Fifth Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2016. ISBN 978-0-19-901491-0.
 
 

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation

Online Sections
Mid-term Exam 20%
Discussions 20%
Film Review 30%
Final Exam 30%

Students are graded on form as well as content. Marks (up to 5% of the final grade) may be lost for poor organization of ideas and errors in spelling, grammar, capitalization and punctuation. 

To be successful in this course, you must complete all course work as specified, and achieve an overall grade of 50% or more.  It is expected that students have a sufficient command of the English language to express themselves clearly in both written assignments and class discussions. For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see the Academic Policy at www.senecac.on.ca/ce/ad-academic_info.
 

Approved by: Fiona Bain-greenwood