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Canadian Cinema
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits) and 1.0 credit of second-year liberal arts & sciences (including 0.5 credit in VISA/VISC/VISD/VISM).
This lecture-seminar course examines the history and current realities of Canadian cinema from the emergence of Canada as a world leader in documentary cinema in the 1950s to recent successes of independent feature films. The course will map the structural context of Canadian cinema, from state funding through to international markets, and will also examine a number of critical approaches to Canadian cinema, including two nations, indigenous perspectives, diaspora, regionalisms, experimentalism, gendered nations and cosmopolitanism. Through screenings, readings, discussion and written assignments, students will develop critical/analytical skills to address the key concepts underpinning Canadian cinema.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken VISC 3B33 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated May 2, 2012 - 4:46 PM