Instructor: Professor Paul Litt

Course Description:

Expo 67 was a world’s fair held in Montreal in 1967 in conjunction with Canada’s centennial celebrations. This seminar is held in conjunction with the department’s Shannon lecture series, which is bringing five scholars to Carleton this fall to discuss various aspects of Expo 67 as part of the university’s celebrations of Canada’s 150th birthday. The lecturers will explore Expo and contemporary humanism, Canadian nationalisms, Indigeneity, cinema and architecture, and the seminar will cover these and other significant aspects of the fair. Students will do weekly readings as a basis for class discussions. The course is scheduled so that students can attend the Shannon lectures, and circumstances permitting the Shannon lecturer will lead a class discussion on their topic prior to their lecture. The main assignment is a research essay based on primary sources from Library and Archives Canada’s extensive document collections on Expo 67.

Evaluation (Overview):

There are two streams of evaluation in this course, i) class participation, and ii) a research project. Evaluation of stream i) will be based on your participation in class discussion of readings (30%). Evaluation of stream ii) will be based on a research project consisting in successive stages of a research paper proposal (15%), an in-class workshop/discussion of your project (10%), and a research essay (45%).