This course will examine how the visual arts have been implicated in the construction of Canada as a nation. Indigenous, French, and British traditions have contributed to contemporary understandings of Canada as a nation distinct from all others, but at the same time, inextricably linked to wider histories of settler colonialism, nationalism, and globalization. These broad themes will be illuminated through a critical analysis of specific topics and media, including photography, landscape, gender, ethnicity and the role of museums/art galleries.
45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework
AHIS 335 is an approved Culture and Creative Expression course for Cap Core requirements. AHIS 335 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.
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