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Canadian Studies



Program Director
W.R. Needham, 885-1460

Note: These courses provide an interdisciplinary study of Canadian issues and are offered either in lecture/tutorial or seminar formats (depending on the size of the class). They involve the participation of both Faculty members from various UW departments and of other scholars who may be visiting the University for brief or extended periods during the year. Students should be aware that limited resources do not permit all of these courses to be offered each year and that they should consult the term course offerings list.

CDNST100S

CDN ST 101 F 2C,1S 0.5
Landforms and Mindscapes
An introduction to the Canadian landscape and its early impact upon the creative imagination of Canadians. The course provides a basis for dealing with contemporary Canadian culture.

CDN ST 102 W 2C,1S 0.5
Canadian Cultural Narratives: Facts, Fictions and Truths
Do historically-based Canadian books and films repeat accepted facts, or do they rewrite them to suit present needs? A comparison of documentary and fictionalized narratives as seen in historical writing, novels, journalism, poetry, and films.

CDNST200S

CDN ST 201 F 3S 0.5
Social Regionalism
An interdisciplinary examination of aspects of the nature of "community" and the existence and sustainability of community in Canadian social settings. An emphasis is given to comparative value analysis, social change and the common good.

CDN ST 202 W 2C,1S 0.5
Cultural Regionalism
The study, critical evaluation of, and issues pertaining to, Canadian culture and identity and their development at regional and national levels through such modes of creative expression as literature, film, art and music.

CDNST300S

CDN ST 301 F 3S 0.5
Regionalism: West
This course continues the exploration of Canadian regionalism by applying knowledge gained in CDN ST 201/202 to distinctive problems of the Canadian west and northwest. The focus of the seminar will vary according to the interests of the faculty and students.
Prereq: CDN ST 101, 201, 202 or permission of instructor

CDN ST 302 W 3S 0.5
Regionalism: East
This course continues the exploration of Canadian regionalism by applying knowledge gained in CDN ST 201/202 to distinctive problems of Atlantic Canada. The focus of the seminar will vary according to the interests of the faculty and students.
Prereq: CDN ST 101, 201, 202 or permission of instructor

CDN ST 311 F 3S 0.5
Canadian Women and Religion
This course investigates Canadian women's experience in religion from pioneer times to the present day. It analyses the role of women in mainstream Protestant, Roman Catholic and Jewish traditions, in the less structured sectarian and cultic groups, and in native religion.

CDN ST 313 W 3S 0.5
Canadian Traditional and Popular Culture
Studies traditional and popular bases for Canadian culture through interdisciplinary examination of verbal, musical, ritual, material, and belief heritage, reflected in a variety of social groupings: occupational, family, gender, age, community, ethnic, religious, linguistic and regional.

CDN ST 365 0.5
Special Topics
A course offered from time to time on a significant Canadian issue or theme using expertise available by special arrangement.

CDN ST 365D F,W,S 0.5/0.5/0.5
Reading Course
A student-initiated reading course on the approval of the Program Director.
Available on-campus and by special arrangements through Distance Education.

CDN ST 365I W 3S 0.5
Native Women of Canada in Historical Perspective
Theoretical questions such as the determinants of women's status in aboriginal societies; native women's roles as cultural intermediaries in the fur trade, their responses to 'missionization', and involvement in the larger Euro-Canadian economy; changes in legal position in relation to amendments to the Indian Act; political activism.

CDN ST 370 F 3S 0.5
Issues in Contemporary Canadian Native Communities
Selected aspects of the contemporary native experience, defined by the local native community, and placed in historical perspective. Course lecturers will be representative of the wider native community.
Cross-listed as NAT ST 370

CDNST400S

CDN ST 400A/B F,W 0.5/0.5
Research Essay
An extensive senior research essay, supervised by a committee composed of faculty members from two or more of the participating departments, which deals with a specific aspect of Canada utilizing material and methods from several different disciplines.
A grade for CDN ST 400A is submitted only after the completion of CDN ST 400B.

Courses not offered 1995-96
CDN ST 310 Les francophones hors Québec

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