Canadian Economic History
- An introduction to the economic history of the Maritimes and the rivalries among colonial powers in the North Atlantic region.
- The early staples: The exploitation of renewable natural resources.
- The changing structure of the Canadian economy: The National Policy.
- Land policy and the development of agriculture.
- Banking and capital markets before and after Confederation.
- Capital formation and the industrialization of Canada.
- Transportation and investment in infrastructure.
- Labour and the role of labour organization in the Canadian economy.
- Foreign investment: Its role and impact on the Canadian economy.
- Regional variations in economic development and growth.
- Recent developments in the economic analysis of Canada’s historical development.
Lectures and seminars.
|Final Examination||30% - 40%|
|Term Test(s)||30% - 70%|
|Written Assignments||0% - 30%|
|Class Participation||0% - 10%|
THERE WILL BE A MINIMUM OF THREE (3) EVALUATIONS.
Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the economic development of Canada both before and after Confederation.
- Analyze how economic forces and policies have shaped the development of Canada both before and after Confederation.
- Identify the contributions, and limitations, of economic analysis to broadening our understanding of the process of Canadian economic development.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
Texts and reading materials will be chosen from the following list, as determined by the instructor:
- Norrie, Kenneth Harold and D. Owram. A History of the Canadian Economy, Latest Ed. Toronto: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Canada Inc.
- Easterbrook, W.T. and M.H. Watkins. Approaches to Canadian Economic History, Latest Ed. Ottawa: Carleton University Press.
- Marr, William L. and Donald G. Paterson. Canada: An Economic History, Latest Ed. Toronto: Gage Educational Publishing Company.
- Easterbrook, W.T. and H.G.J. Aitken. Canadian Economic History, Latest Ed. Toronto: MacMillan of Canada.
BC Pre-Calculus 11. One course in Economics recommended.
No corequisite courses.
Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:
- No equivalency courses
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca
|Institution||Transfer Details for ECON 1111|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG ECON 1XXX (3)|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU ECON 1XX (3)|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU ECON 1XX (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV ECON 1st (3)|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC ECON 1XX (3)|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV ECON 1XX (3)|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC ECON 1XX (1.5)|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU ECON 1st (3)|