HIST 2247: Canada and the World Wars

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Course Format Lecture 2.0 h + Seminar 2.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

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Canada's involvement in the two world wars led to dramatic growth and maturation of the nation. It moved away from its colony-nation status as part of the British Empire and by 1945, had moved into the United States' sphere of influence. As a result of World War II, Canada boasted the fifth largest military on earth and was well on its way to becoming one of the wealthiest nations on the planet. This period also witnessed dramatic social change as women received the vote and the foundations for the social welfare state were laid. Students explore a broad range of topics related to the political, social, economic, and military events that surrounded Canada's participation in the two world wars while identifying the changes wrought upon the Canadian state and Canadian people as a result of the country's involvement.

Students will receive credit for only one of the Summer Semester 2017 or Summer Semester 2018 offering of HIST 1195 or 2247.

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