330-300-VA, Topics in Local History: Montreal Then And Now
Historians are often compared to investigative journalists and what better place to go snooping for a story than in your own back yard? This course draws students into the fascinating story behind the evolution of North America's Sin City, Montreal. Students will be encouraged to find the original documents that tell that story, and to flesh out what happened. Aboriginals, French, English, Italians, Jews, Greek, Portuguese, Chinese, Vietnamese and so many other cultures have had an impact on Montreal, each with its own unique perspective on the past. How do those perspectives compare? What trends and events in the world have had major impacts on Montreal's development? Who were the major players and how did they change this city? How much has stayed the same? Your job is to get the ‘real' story.