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In this course we will read, observe, ask and possibly answer the question, “What shapes Canadian culture?” We will observe the landscape and its impact on Canadian lives. We will address the question of Canadian identity, and we may even come to understand Canada’s relationship with English royalty.
GROUP LEADER: Marcia Tannenbaum lived in rural Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario from 2001-2006. She learned about the Canadian experience and the Canadian legal system. Marcia taught in Jewish schools in Ottawa and worked for the Jewish Students Union on the Carleton University and Ottawa U. campuses. She was the first Executive Director of REACH (Resource, Education and Advocacy Center for the Handicapped). Two of her papers were published by the Aboriginal Secretariat of the Northwest Territories.
REQUIRED BOOKS: 1) Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan ISBN# 9780771093586 2) The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler ISBN# 9780671028473 3) Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood ISBN# 9780385491020 4) Who Has Seen the Wind? By W.O. Mitchell ISBN# 9780771061110
Stories by Alice Munro & Poetry of Leonard Cohen to be provided.
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609