Anthony B. Chan
Origins to the present in its North American setting; political development, cultural evolution, and emergence of multinationalism; economic base; arts and literature; problems of the environment; Canadian foreign relations.
This five credit course examines Canadian Society within the reflective parameters of its cinematic and media traditions. An issues-oriented class, it also addresses pertinent debates in Canadian society. In particular, it investigates the dynamics of Canadian cultural evolution, political development (especially Quebec), relations with the United States and multiculturalism all within the focus of the theories and practices of film and media studies.
REQUIRED OF ALL CANADIAN STUDIES MAJORS AND MINORS. Since Canada is a diverse society with many languages and cultures, the course is delineated along specific heritage lines: Anglophone, Francophone and Allophone (neither English nor French heritage language).
Depending on the instructor assigned, course content may not always remain constant.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lectures, class discussion and participation.
Be inquisitive and opened minded about Canada, a distinctly different country from the United States in mores, morals, cultural heritage, politics, history, government and traditions.
Class assignments and grading
written and oral debates, essays, two examinations.
oral debates (15%), written debates (15%), four film essays (40%), first examination (15%), second examination (15%).