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HST 265 – Cree: Country: Native

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Topics in Canadian history. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

Section Description: This seminar offers a case study in globalization and its social/environmental consequences on the northern resource frontier. Quebec’s Cree have occupied the James Bay region of Quebec for 5000 years. Interacting and adapting to Europeans/Euro-North Americans since the establishment of the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1670, they struggle in the 20th-21st centuries to sustain a measure of ‘traditional’ culture under pressure of changes to the land due to hydroelectricity, forestry, mining, and sport hunting. The course combines reading, writing and research with a week’s field trip in Canada’s boreal forest, including several days' stay in a Cree bush camp. The trip dates are March 21-29; passports (or equivalent) are required; $600 trip fee.

CRN: 15223

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 10/9

Days Time Location
W 16:05 - 19:05 WATERMAN BLDG 423

Instructor(s): David Perera Massell

Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2020 - 01 May 2020