History 326 (921) Canada since 1945: Anxiety and Affluence in the Atomic Age

Instructor(s)

Term

summer

Course Level

Undergraduate

Credits

3

Days Met

M
W
F

Course Times

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Description

This course examines the second half of the twentieth century, from the end of the Second World War and the return of the veterans. Topics will explore the optimism and uncertainty of the later 1940s, the affluence and conservatism of the 1950s, as well as the pervasive menace of the Cold War, the increasing complexities of Canada/US relations, the social and ideological upheavals of the 1960s, on-going issues of immigration, Aboriginal rights, Quebec/Canada relations, the Trudeau era of Constitutional reforms and later economic and environmental debates. The course will employ both primary and secondary source materials in print and visual format.