ENG10190 Canadian Cultures

Academic Year 2019/2020

THIS MODULE WILL BE TAUGHT BY VISITING PROFESSOR RAYMOND BLAKE, CRAIG DOBBIN CHAIR OF CANADIAN STUDIES, 2019-2020.

This module introduces students to Canada by examining its social, cultural, economic and political development. It examines the nature and character of Canadian institutions, communities, values and cultures. Through a variety of texts and lectures, it explores how Canada emerged as a diverse and multicultural nation from the earliest times to the present day. When Europeans arrived in what is today Canada, they encountered indigenous societies with which they initially collaborated but that relationship changed as Europeans became colonizers and settlers. Indigenous culture (past and present) is one aspect of Canada considered in this module that will also include conflict (and accommodation) between the dominant British and French cultures as well as the impact of new immigrant cultures. The module will also consider the development of political culture and regionalism as well as changing relationship between state and citizen in Canada’s development. Throughout much of its history Canada has felt it had to be vigilant about the impact of the American influence on its culture and this module also considers how the state has attempted to both protect and promote Canadian identity and culture.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

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 context
develop writing skills and learn effective analysis techniques that will help you to form and defend an opinion with support from multiple textual sources
be able to organize and develop a position and to communicate that position clearly and effectively to an intended audience.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

12

Autonomous Student Learning

88

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students will engage in lectures, critical reading, writing, and research. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.  
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade

Not yet recorded.


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will receive written feedback post assessment.

Name Role
Professor Gregory Betts Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dottressa Jane Urquhart Lecturer / Co-Lecturer