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COURSE OUTLINE

Course

Post-Second War North American Society (2015-2016)

Code / Version HIST73200 (100)


Total Hours

45

Credits

PreRequisite(s)
CoRequisite(s)
Course Description
This advanced level breadth course is a critical assessment of the post-war events and influences that shaped modern North American
society. Students will analyze how and why counter-culture challenges were incorporated into main stream society and the current backlash
to that. The course will examine several social movements and schools of thought as they developed and impacted our society.
PLAR Eligible: Yes

Course Outcomes
Successful completion of this course will enable the student to:
1.

Outline the military, political,, economic and immigration policies that impacted North America post 1945

2.
3.

Examine how the lessons learning learned prior to 1945 in North America influenced the identity and future potential for Canada, Mexico
and the United States
Examine the people, processes and post-war events that influenced the present North American society

4.

Interpret historical changes that have occurred since 1945 using a variety of types of evidence

5.

Engage with your peers and your professor in constructing historical events, perspectives, concerns and issues today and for the future
in North America

Essential Employability Skills addressed in this course

Taught Reinforced Assessed

Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the


written, spoken, and visual form that fulfills the purpose
and meets the needs of the audience

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a


manner that ensures effective communication

Numeracy

Execute mathematical operations accurately

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

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 the 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

Communication

Information Management

Interpersonal

Personal

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Post-Second War North American Society (2015-2016)

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Unit Outcomes
Successful completion of the following units will enable the student to:
1.0

2.0

3.0

The role of the military in North America since 1945


1.1

Analyze how the Vietnam War impacted North American culture and how it was different in the US, Canada and Mexico

1.2

Analyze the development of diplomatic relations between the US and Canada through NAFTA and NORAD

1.3

Explore how war has changed North American society specifically the impact of the Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan wars

Post-war economic development and policy


2.1

Assess how some of the major political issues from 1945 to the present, impacted the past and still impacts us today

2.2

Examine free trade across USA, Canada and Mexico since 1945

2.3

Explore the role of unions, labor politics and radical movements since 1945

2.4

Assess how class, labour and capitalism have impacted economic development in North America since 1945

Gender, Race, Poverty and Power in North America


3.1

Examine the constructs of community, race, blackness and feminism

3.2

Analyze how family, migration, war, paid and unpaid labour have all changed North America since 1945

3.3

Explore the concepts of civil liberties and human rights and how they have changed since 1945

3.4

Consider how ethnic groups and mobility have impacted the development of cities and law enforcement in the US, Canada and
Mexico
Examine the drug trade in Mexico and how it has changed Canada and the USA, as well as Mexico itself

3.5
4.0

5.0

Immigration since 1945


4.1

Explore the immigration policies of Canada, USA and Mexico and how they have changed since WWII

4.2

Examine how the immigration policies impacted domestic policy and international relations in each country

4.3

Analyze the prospects for immigration in North America as a whole and how it has changed since 1945

4.4

Examine the interplay of race, ethnicity and poverty in North American society as a whole

Counter-cultures in North America after WWII


5.1

Explore sex, drugs and rock and roll

5.2

Examine the rise of technology and capitalism since 1945 in developing North American culture

Required Student Resources

Optional Student Resources


Stephen Azzi. Reconcilable Differences: A history of Canada-US relations. Oxford University Press.
Mike Wallace. Micky Mouse History and other essays on American memory. Temple University Press.
Robert Bothwell, Ian Drummond and John English. Canada Since 1945. University of Toronto Press.
Paul Levine and Harry Papaotieriou. America since 1945. Palgrave, MacMillan.
Joseph Gilbert M. Joseph. Fragments of a Golden Age. Duke University Press.

Evaluation
The minimum passing grade for this course is 60 (C).
In order to successfully complete this course, the student is required to meet the following evaluation criteria:

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Test #1

20.00

Oral History Assignment

20.00

Essay

20.00

Blog from Class Discussion

20.00

Test #2

20.00
100.00 %

Other
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Prepared By

Laura Quirk

School

Liberal Studies

Date

2015-05-22

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