Canadian Studies is concerned with the creation, evolution and expressions of the multiple Canadian identities that have been shaped by history, economics, geography, and socio-political developments.
Analytical, critical and strategic thinking - Ability to make comparisons and think broadly; Multi-disciplinary perspective; Awareness of the importance of social, historical and cultural context; Knowledge of Canadian heritage, geography, economics and politics
Problem solving skills - Approaching topics and problems from various perspectives; Analyzing multiple dimensions of a problem; Decision making skills
Qualitative and quantitative research - Data collection; Process and synthesize data; Make comparisons and view a topic/problem from a variety of perspectives
Understanding of Canadian history and cultural diversity - Place contemporary issues in context; Understand the relationship between historical and current events; First Nations cultural understanding and appreciation; Multi-cultural awareness
Verbal and written communication - Ability to write logical and well-reasoned reports; Prepare and edit publications
Critical and reflective thinking - Concerning Canadian cities and Canadian identity, Canadian and American differences and Canadian from a media perspective
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