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It is intended that students upon completing this module will be able to read perceptively, think critically and write clearly. They will be able to use the library and computer technology to locate primary and secondary sources for the subjects covered in the course, and will develop and enhance their ability to synthesize a variety of academic resources to develop arguments in their writings. Moreover, they will be able to demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity issues within Canada, and explain the historical background of current social, political, cultural and economic issues in Canada. In sum, this module will provide students with an introduction to the history, culture, and political foundations of Canada.Indicative Module Content:
In this module, students will examine the development of Canada, focusing on understanding the contemporary issues facing the country. Students will also engage in discussions about the evolution of Canada from the pre-contact period and how the past continues to define and shape current discourse and debates. Students will explore various aspects of Canadian society and consider its politics, economics, culture, and identity. The lectures and discussions will explore various themes relevant to the history and culture of Canada and may include: national and provincial development; federalism; colonialism; state-Indigenous relations; multiculturalism and nationalism; regionalism and diversity; and rights and citizenships; and gender and women. Students will develop their critical writing, thinking, and speaking skills through actively unpacking the characteristics and tensions that define contemporary Canada.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Examination: Final Exam -- held on last day of class in week 12||1 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Mid-term Assignment||Week 6||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Short Written Assignment||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Students will be provided with feedback on their written work and exam, and will be invited to discuss with the instructor their performance during the semester.
|Dr Raymond Blake||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|