CAN493 - What In The World Is Going On In Canada Eh?

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Subject Title
What In The World Is Going On In Canada Eh?

Subject Description
This online subject focuses on the main news stories confronting us here in Canada and looks for your interpretations. The main objective is this course is to improve your writing, research and critical thinking skills while making you a better consumer of media information here in Canada. We will look at a variety of current political, social, economic, sports, and entertainment related issues and examine their background causes. We will see that some of these stories are manipulated, distorted and unbalanced by corporations, activists, governments and the media. Upon completion, students will become informed consumers of Canadian news and gain a better appreciation of what's taking place in our own backyard.

Credit Status
One General Education elective credit in the Arts and Humanities category.

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

1. Apply critical thinking skills to a number of media and news issues here in Canada.
2. Identify issues related to media manipulation and bias.
3. Draw comparisons between a number of points of view.
4. Increase your Canadian political, social, economic and geographical knowledge.
5. Draw valid conclusions from researched information.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.