NEWS & EVENTS

 

Introduction to Canadian Studies

B.A. Level
optional
M.A. Level
elective
optional
Study year
3rd
Credit value
2-year MA - post-2013, Z+Zk8
2-year MA - pre-2013, Z+Zk10
2-year MA, Z5
BA5
Teacher
Klára Kolinská
Semester
winter

OBJECTIVES
The course will provide an introductory survey of Canadian geography, political systém, history and cultural history, including relevant information on the social, political and cultural development of Canada and the most important contemporary issues.

Main topics:
basic features of Canadian geography
a brief survey of Canadian history
Canadian political system
international relations
Anglophone and Francophone Canada
First Peoples NOW AND THEN
immigration
multiculturalism
Canada´s road to cultural independence and integrity
art in Canada

MATERIAL
Recommended reading on various Canadian topics (making use of the
Department´s Canadian Library)
Xeroxed or anthologized texts
Special film and video showings (including parts of the CBC ten-hour
video series /2000/ ´Canada ? A People´s History´)

ASSESSMENT
CREDIT based on the student´s attendance and active participation in the seminar sessions; among others, the participants are expected to submit a short paper dealing with or complementing one of the relevant topics included in the seminar programme (possibly, in the form of an oral presentation).

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