Undergraduate Course: Canadian Studies 1B: The Politics of Identity in Contemporary Canada (CAST08005)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Canadian Studies 1B draws on visual media, literature and political analysis to explore questions of identity in contemporary Canada. It considers how Canada is shaped by film makers, writers and political activists, by its continental location, its linguistic, ethnic and religious diversity and by new questions about Aboriginal citizenship.
Canadian Studies 1B is an interdisciplinary course that explores contemporary Canadian identities through the disciplines of Politics, Social Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Education, and Literature. The course considers how Canadian identity politics can inform our understanding of identity politics in other areas of the world.
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Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None required (but purchase of textbook recommended).
Information for Visiting Students
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| On successful completion of this course, you will have developed comparative perspectives on diversity and multiculturalism, a capacity to approach area studies in an interdisciplinary fashion and an appreciation of a number of different intellectual disciplines taught within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The lectures enable you to develop your skills in absorbing new information, taking notes, thinking critically and engaging with a large group of students. The tutorials enable you to work in small groups and develop transferable skills in oral presentation, interpretation and analytical debate. Individual and group projects within the course enable you to develop your skills in research, writing, analysis and presentation.
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|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||The lectures enable students to develop your skills in absorbing new information, taking notes, thinking critically and engaging with a large group of students. The tutorials allow students to work in small groups and develop transferable skills in oral presentation, interpretation and analytical debate. Individual and group projects within the course enable students to develop skills in research, writing, analysis and presentation that can facilitate their future entry into a wide range of careers.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Plus one tutorial weekly.
|Keywords||Identity politics; cultural studies
|Course organiser||Dr Annis May Timpson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4129
|Course secretary||Mr Andrew Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)51 1306