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.
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.
- 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
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits
|Quizzes (4 x 2.5%)||10%|
|Research Paper Proposal||15%|
|Online Final Exam||25%|
*Course details are subject to change.