Module Details for the Academic Year 2018/2019

ENG10190 Introduction to Canadian Studies


THIS MODULE WILL BE TAUGHT BY VISITING PROFESSOR GREGORY BETTS, CRAIG DOBBIN CHAIR OF CANADIAN STUDIES, 2018-19.


Canadian Studies began in the 1960s as an interdisciplinary approach to the study of this massive, but thinly populated North American country. This module is designed to introduce students to the history, culture, geography and conflicts of Canada. We will be looking at key texts that highlight pivotal moments in the ongoing emergence of this former French and British colony into a postcolonial present. Alongside politics and history, we will also consider music, film, drama, and visual art alongside Instagram poets, Youtube channels, and twitter feeds.

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Upon the successful completion of this course, students should • have a sophisticated appreciation of the range and depth of Canadian conflicts in their historical, cultural, geography and literary context,• develop writing skills and learn effective analysis techniques of literary texts that will help you to form and defend an opinion with support from multiple textual sources, and • be able to organize and develop a position and to communicate that position clearly and effectively to an intended audience.  
Item Workload
Seminar (or Webinar)

22

Specified Learning Activities

50

Autonomous Student Learning

28

Total

100

Description % of Final Grade Timing
Assignment: Term Assignment

40

Unspecified
Attendance: attendance/participation

10

Unspecified
Examination: Final Exam

50

Unspecified

Compensation

This module is not passable by compensation

Resit Opportunities

In-semester assessment

Remediation

Remediation opportunities will be available on this module. Please contact the School’s Assessment Support Officer for further details.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles

Incompatible: Intro to Canadian Studies (HIS10240)

Equivalent Modules

Prior Learning

Curricular information is subject to change