Loading...
Sign Up for Email Updates

Course Description

Hockey players sticks and legs in a pond hockey face-off

Hockey provides a valuable prism through which major cultural, socio-economic and even political developments within Canada can be reflected. This course reviews the considerable role that hockey has played in Canada’s post-Confederation history. From the late nineteenth century and throughout the twentieth century, hockey has helped to inform the nation’s sense of self and has also reflected prevailing social attitudes and cultural values within Canada.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  • Locate the importance of hockey within Canada’s larger cultural, political and social narrative;
  • Examine the way by which hockey and hockey culture in Canada has reflected broader trends in Canadian society and specific events in Canadian history;
  • Debate critically the extra-sporting role that hockey has played and continues to play in the evolution of the Canadian nation;
  • Identify and assess societal issues that have directly affected hockey and the Canadian nation;
  • Write a research essay drawing on historical evidence from both primary and secondary resources.

Course Topics

  • The Modern Game and the New Nation
  • Class and Sports in Canada
  • Hockey, Canada and the First World War
  • Hockey as a Commodity
  • Hockey and the Media
  • The Game and the Two Solitudes: Hockey in French and English Canada
  • The Women’s Game
  • International Hockey and The 1972 Summit Series
  • Big Business Hockey
  • Hockey Culture and Mythology

Additional Requirements

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits

Assessment

Assessment Item Weight
Quizzes (4 x 2.5%) 10%
Unit Discussions 5%
Midterm 1 20%
Research Paper Proposal 15%
Research Paper 25%
Online Final Exam 25%
Total 100%

Technical Requirements

You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets the necessary system requirements. Use the browser check tool to ensure your browser settings are compatible and up to date (results will be displayed in a new browser window).

*Course details are subject to change.

Loading...

Thank you for your interest in this course. Unfortunately, the course you have selected is currently not open for enrolment. Please complete a Course Inquiry so that we may promptly notify you when enrolment opens.

Required fields are indicated by .