CAN699 - Hockey Hall of Fame Presents

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Last revision date May 25, 2020 1:28:52 AM
Last review date Jul 13, 2020 12:15:05 AM

Subject Title
Hockey Hall of Fame Presents

Subject Description
This subject details the incredible growth of Canada's national pastime, including the NHL's formation, the "original six" and national/international expansion.

Credit Status
One General Education Credit.

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

1.Explain the evolution of hockey, identifying the most significant Canadian events and people that may have contributed to the birth of the sport, and Canada's place in the hockey community.

2.Assess the effect of marketing and merchandising strategies on the growth of hockey as a sport in Canada especially in non-traditional markets; describe this effect on local and national economies, peripheral labour forces (i.e. licensees, etc.) and the cultural infrastructure of Canadian hockey franchise cities.

3.Analyze bias and discrimination in the sport of hockey,examining past and present exclusionary practices concerning players and management as they relate to social change and problems in Canada and explore other forms of bias at local and national levels of competition

4.Trace the evolution of equipment: the economic effect of local and national hockey equipment manufacturers; the changes to equipment that have influenced the nature of the sport; and, the rise of new industries and technologies to support the future directions of equipment design.

5.Examine the impact of media and media saturation of hockey in print, radio, television and the Internet.

6.Discuss the significance of unions and player-agents; assess the impact of unions over time and speculate on the potential repercussions of strike actions on core industries (players, vendors, arenas) and peripheral industries (hospitality, transportation, merchandise) as they relate to Canada's local and national economies.

7.Examine hockey as a "cultural' phenomenon through the examination of Canadian popular culture (film, literature, art, music, etc.) and its relationship to the sport.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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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 Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Topic Outline


  • The birth of hockey and the evolution of the game
  • The early history of the National Hockey League
  • The “Original Six” teams
  • NHL expansion and International hockey
  • Marketing and merchandising strategies 
  • Diversity in hockey
  • Evolution of equipment
  • Rules and regulations
  • The impact of the media
  • Trophies and honours in the NHL (i.e. The Stanley Cup)
  • Hockey and Popular Culture
  • Hockey as a cultural phenomenon

Mode of Instruction
Online: All class work is completed in a fully online environment. Students do not attend any classes on campus.

* Students interested in pursuing  online courses must have strong time management skills and regular access to a home or office computer with an Internet connection and web access.

Prescribed Texts
There are no texts for this subject.  All material is available online

Reference Material

Students are referred to the following web site for the Seneca College Library MLA Style Guide and Guide to Integrating Quotations (MLA Style):

Required Supplies

Student Progression and 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)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices..

Registrar's office

Modes of Evaluation

To be successful in this course, you must complete all course work as specified and achieve an overall grade of 50% or higher. For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca registration offices.

Term work:
All term work assignments must be completed prior to the time of the final assessment or last class.  Students must contact faculty in advance of the assignment due date to discuss the possibility of an extension.  Late assignments may be subject to the awarding of a penalty resulting in a lower grade assigned. 
Make-up opportunities for assignments must also be made in advance of the scheduled due date.  If an assignment is missed due to class absence, official documentation must be submitted to the faculty member on or before the next scheduled class. Make-up opportunities may not apply to all graded assignments.


Interactive Assignments 4@5% each 20%
2 Tests 20%
Major Project 35%
Final Assessment 25%

Student Success:

Please access the course every week (or more) and keep up with assigned readings. Make sure you participate in online discussions and hand in any assigned work on time. Following these suggestions will increase your chances of success.


Students should keep all assignments (including drafts and outlines) and exercises until they receive their final grade.  Students may appeal any final grade in a subject or any decision by the College, following the recommendation of a Promotion Committee, with respect to the student's academic standing, continuation or status in a program, School, Faculty or the College.  It is the policy of the College that a student who invokes this appeal process will be given a fair hearing.  For further information on appeals, please see Section 12 of the Academic Policy Handbook.


Approved by: Danielle Mercier