Course: Canadian History and Culture

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Course title Canadian History and Culture
Course code KAJ/CAN
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Koy Christopher Erwin, PhDr. M.A., Ph.D.
Course content
1, Geography, climate, 10 provinces and three territories 2. Th Aboriginal peoples (First Nations) 3. European invasions (16th century) 4. Nouvelle France 5. The big battle for supremacy in Canada (1759) 6. Immigration from Ireland and Scotland 7. American slaves flee to Canada 8. Suppression of Aboriginal identity 9. Immigration in the 20th century 10. Quebec as a nation within a nation 11. Multiculturalism; Pierre Elliott Trudeau 12. US-Canada relationship 13. Lifestyle; healthcare; education

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
This course is conceived as an introduction to Canadian Studies covering the country's history and culture. All instruction will be in English, with authentic texts set as readings. There are no specific prerequisites except for knowledge of English to at least Upper Intermediate level and a demonstrated interest in the topic.
Elementary knowledge of Canadian history; understanding the concept of Canadian identity; understanding the influences on Canadian culture and social trends
Prerequisites
There are no specific prerequisites except for knowledge of English to at least Upper Intermediate level and a demonstrated interest in the topic.

Assessment methods and criteria
Test

Recommended literature
  • Alice Munro. The Love of a Good Woman.
  • Alice Munro. Too Much Happiness.
  • Boyce Richardson. People of Terra Nullius, the Betrayal and Rebirth of Aboriginal Nations.
  • Carol Shields. The Stone Diaries.
  • Joy Kogawa. Obasan.
  • L. M. Montgomerry. Anne of Green Gables.
  • Margaret Atwood. The Age of Lead.
  • Mavis Gallant. The Chosen Husband.
  • Michael Ondaatje. The English Patient; poetry.
  • Susanna Moodie. Roughing it in the Bush.
  • Thomas King. The Inconvenient Indian.


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in English language (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: -