CDNS 2300 R - Critical Nationalism

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The evaluation for this course does not include formal seated exams, so no distance proctoring arrangements are required.

This course questions whether a national identity is possible or even desirable within an increasingly diverse and complex Canada. Examination of the construction of Canadian identities, competing nationalisms within Canadian borders and critical evaluation of the role of nationalism.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.

CRN for section R: 10715

Instructor: Anne Trepanier

Anne Trepanier

About the instructor: Originally from Quebec City, I graduated in history at Laval University. I then mastered in rhetoric at McGill University, after which I did a second master in political philosophy at Centre Raymon-Aron (EHESS, Paris). I came back to Laval University for a doctorate in Quebec history and historiography and then completed a post-doctorate in sociology at the University of Ottawa.

As a professional educator, I see my task as fostering experiential learning, and I view students as equals. To me, mutual respect is a key component of both teaching and learning. Inspired by Socratic methods, my teaching is student-centered. I see myself as a tour guide, choosing the scenic route and allowing students to have a broader view, conceptual, theoretical or historical, before diving in their own projects.

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