This course examines from a wide range of perspectives the way Canada has developed. Historical, economic, political, cultural, ideological, and other perspectives are interwoven throughout the course with contemporary issues and the question of where Canada might be going. Is there a distinct Canadian identity? What is the position of women, Native peoples, and other visible minorities in Canada today? How is power distributed in Canada’s political system? Does Canada have a class system? How has immigration created modern Canada? What is regionalism? Are Quebec and Canada “two solitudes” or “conjoined twins”? How has neo-liberal globalization impacted Canada? How have Indigenous peoples in general and the Blackfoot in particular been changed by Canadian sociopolitical dynamics? These are only a few of the issues to be explored in the course.
- Instructor: Tif Semach