Canadian Culture Studies introduces students to the concept of internationalization and how it is affecting Canadian culture, at the same time developing their English skills and awareness of cultural context. While learning about topics such as history, government, and social institutions, students engage in discussions of current issues of interest and concern to Canadians. Participants work both individually and in small groups to respond to and analyze a variety of authentic texts. These may include articles, maps and charts, audiovisual presentations, and TV news and documentary clips. Through written and oral assignments, students learn how to organize their thoughts and express their ideas and opinions for a multicultural Canadian audience. Participants can expect to learn how to watch, interpret, discuss, and respond to what Canadians are saying, and to be given the tools to analyze the cultural background of any country.
Taught at: Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre