So you think you know everything about Canada?
For our generation, knowing where you’ve begun is just as important as knowing where you’re going. This is particularly important to anyone keen on pursuing careers in fields relating to global affairs because an understanding of Canadian identity, culture, and governance is fundamental to understanding what sets us apart from the world around us.
This is where the course Understanding Contemporary Canada (CDNS 1920) comes into play. Taught by the prestigious Canada Research Chair and our own in-house expert, professor Colin Coates, the course is an introductory-level opportunity to examine the origins and key aspects of our country, focusing on past and emerging identities of Canadians through shifts in demographics and the links between our local, regional and national identities.
If you have an interest in Canadian or international affairs from a political, sociological, or cultural standpoint, Understanding Contemporary Canada will establish a solid foundation of understanding the essentials of our contemporary society, before branching out into the global sphere.
The course will count as either a HUMA or a SOSC Gen Ed, and is offered on Monday mornings.