July 5 – 23, 2021
Canada is a country of great cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity. What does it mean to be Canadian? Who is Canadian? In this course, we will analyze Canada’s claims to be an excellent example of multiculturalism. Issues relevant to Canadian identities, including climate change, Canada's colonial history, its ongoing treatment of Indigenous peoples, and its areas of poverty, will help us explore whether relative prosperity is attainable for citizens of all diverse economic and cultural backgrounds. We will highlight the limits of Canada’s claims, and use sociology to explore concepts that include impression management, the power elite, and the sociological imagination.
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