CAN217 - African-Canadian Studies

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Subject Title
African-Canadian Studies

Subject Description
Since the early 17th century, Canada has been home to people of African heritage. Among the early black settlers were explorers, traders, and cowboys; loyalists who abandoned the rebel American colonies to support the British in North America; Jamaican Maroons who migrated to Nova Scotia; and, of course, escaped American slaves. Subsequent waves of immigration from Africa, the Caribbean, the United States, and other areas in the African diaspora have continued to enrich Canadian society. Faced with many challenges, African-Canadians have responded resolutely and creatively in their various communities. In studying a selection of work by creative writers, filmmakers, essayists, visual artists, musicians, and historians, students will gain an appreciation of the African-Canadian experience, past and present.

Credit Status
One General Education elective credit in the Arts and Humanities category for Seneca Diploma programs.
Canadian Studies

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

. use analytical and communication skills to research and present information in the humanities.
. incorporate source material into your assignments, using an acceptable academic documentation format.
. develop a knowledge and appreciation of the special circumstances and challenges facing African-Canadians over the past 400 years.
. develop an awareness of the craft of the historian, the journalist, and the artist in capturing the past and present.

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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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