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 including 6 AHIS credits at the 100 or 200-level

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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