1st Cycle Studies
Classes based on discussion of texts and the presentation of both written and oral work produced by students.
At the end of the semester, students will be able to
1. identify the basic geography of the country and discuss some of the key moments in Canadian history
2. describe and discuss the complexity of Canadian culture.
3. analyse and discuss Canadian cinema.
4. analyse and discuss examples of contemporary Canadian art.
This course sets out to introduce students to Canadian culture focusing on cinema, both feature Elms and documentaries, and visual art. The geography and history, including the contemporary history of the country are central. The representation of First Nations and the cultural production of west coast nations is explored.
John Henry Havelda
Hutcheon,L. & Richmond, M. (Eds.).(1990). Canadian history as multicultural. In Other solitudes: Canadian multicultural fictions (p. 10-12). Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press.
Atwood,M.(1972) Survival (p. 11-44).Toronto: Anansi.
Schafer,R. M. (1994). Canadian Culture: Colonial Culture. In Canadian music: Issues of hegemony and identity. Diamond, B. and Witmer R. (Eds.).(p. 221-238).Toronto: Canadian Scholar’s Press.
New, D. (Dir.). (2009). Listen. National Film Board.
Cronenberg, D.(Dir.)(2002). Spider. Odeon Films, Capitol Films, Artists Independent Network.
(2005). A History of Violence. New Line Cinema, BenderSpink, Media I!Filmproduktion München & Company (2007). Eastern Promises. Focus Features, BBC Films, Astral Media
Flaherty, R. J.(Dir.)(1922) Nanook of the North. Les Frères Revillon, Pathé Exchange
Kunuk,Z.(Dir.)(2002) Atanarjuat the Fast Runner. Isuma Productions