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Reading Images of Aboriginal People (NOT OFFERED IN FALL/WINTER 2011-12)
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 10 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
Canadian collective identity is constructed from a mix of myths, stereotypes and everyday cultural norms. To explore this premise, this course analyzes images and narratives grounded in the contemporary Canadian visual landscape – local and global media, archival material, literature, film, photography and art – to engage in a critical examination of post colonial and other contemporary cultural theories. Students will determine in what ways these ideologies and the images that proliferate around them serve to effectively decode the rapidly evolving dynamics of Aboriginal visual culture. The course will engage a discussion about how images have been historically located and how they may be used, manipulated and deployed within Aboriginal theories and ideologies.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken VISC 3B93: Special Topic in Visual Culture: "Indians": Post-colonial & Critical Theories of Aboriginal Representations or VISC 4B17 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Year level change 2009-10
Revised title and description 2010-11

Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated May 31, 2011 - 11:35 AM