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University of Calgary Calendar 2013-2014 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions C Canadian Studies CNST
Canadian Studies CNST

Instruction offered by the Faculty of Arts. Please contact the Faculty of Arts Program Information Centre for specific details.

Junior Course
Canadian Studies 201       Introduction to Canadian Studies
An interdisciplinary examination of the nature of Canadian nationalism and regionalism in their developmental and contemporary contexts. The political, economic and cultural dimensions of Canadian identity will be a central focus.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Senior Courses
Canadian Studies 333       A Comparison of Canadian and American Cultures
An interdisciplinary comparison of Canadian and American cultures and cultural assumptions. A variety of issues and contexts will be dealt with from historical and contemporary perspectives.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Canadian Studies 337       Introduction to Folklore: The Canadian Context
Introduction to the academic study of folklore: basic terminology, folk groups, performance and applications with examples taken from the Canadian and Albertan context. Introduction to traditional genres of folkloristic expression and analyses of current folk groups and their folklore.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Canadian Studies 339       Canadian Humour and Culture
An examination and evaluation of the traditions and techniques of Canadian humour and humorists in a variety of media. Examples will be drawn from newspaper humorists, oral folk humour, legend, essays and other literary humour, animated and other films, radio and television, and political cartoons. Humour will be analysed as a means of communicating cultural values, traditions, and mythology.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Canadian Studies 341       Canadian Animation
The history, techniques, and themes of Canadian animation from the early days to the present. The relationship between animation and Canadian culture, including traditions, values, and motifs will be studied.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Canadian Studies 355       Canadian Cities and Canadian Identity
Canadian urban life from an interdisciplinary perspective. The contribution of urban life to Canadian identity and to national, regional and provincial development and awareness.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Canadian Studies 361       Gender, Race and Ethnicity in Canada
An interdisciplinary introduction to gender, race and ethnicity in Canada to provide an understanding of race, ethnicity and gender as simultaneous and intersecting systems of relationship and meaning.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Canadian Studies 401       Special Topics in Canadian Studies
An examination of selected topics in Canadian Studies. See the Schedule of Classes for current topic(s).
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Canadian Studies 419       The Metis People of Canada
An interdisciplinary study of the Metis people of Canada, with special emphasis on the social, economic, and political factors influencing their emergence and continued survival as a distinct indigenous group in Canada.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for both Canadian Studies 419 and 401.04 will not be allowed.
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Canadian Studies 433       The Arts and Popular Culture in Canada
An interdisciplinary study of cultural production in Canada, including both popular and fine arts. Topics may include the contribution of particular artists, arts organizations and institutions to Canadian Culture, as well as cultural industry formation, identity development through the arts, the impact of technology and globalization on cultural production, and Canadian cultural production in an international context.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Students may be required to attend off-campus events outside of class time.
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Canadian Studies 439       Approaches to Canadian Heritage
Examines heritage commemoration, preservation and interpretation by involving students in support projects with local communities.  Projects involve the exploration of presentation methods; the use of oral, artifactual and other evidence in heritage projects; policy and planning issues, the cultural, social, political, ecological and theoretical dimensions of heritage; and the sharing of heritage with the wider public.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Canadian Studies 451       The Culture of the Calgary Stampede
A particular phenomenon of Calgary - and western Canadian culture - is the Calgary Stampede. In this interdisciplinary course, students will gain an understanding of the rich and complex history, vision and operation of this major western festival.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for both Canadian Studies 451 and 401.05 will not be allowed
Notes:
Students may be required to attend off-campus events outside of class time (e.g. the Stampede grounds).
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Canadian Studies 501       Research in Selected Topics
Supervised individual study of a topic in Canadian Studies.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs).
Notes:
Students should contact the office of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs) at least two weeks prior to the first day of classes to arrange an independent study course.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Canadian Studies 591       Senior Seminar in Canadian Studies
Advanced level seminar(s) in Canadian Studies, for examination of particular topics of special interest to senior students.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Canadian Studies Major program and completion of at least twelve full-course equivalents, or consent of the Faculty.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for both Canadian Studies 591 and 505 will not be allowed.
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