CANA 1F91 – Module2 test overview.pdf

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Unformatted text preview: CANA 1F91 – Module #2 Test overview The test is Feb. 1, in regular class time. It is scheduled to be 2 hours long (from 3pm until 5pm) but is designed for you to be able to finish writing it in less time than that. If you want to spend extra time adding extra detail, take all the time allocated to you! There are two (2) sections to the test: Section #1 -­‐ short answer Here, you will be given a selection of key terms from this module (see master list, below, for every possible choice). From the list of 12 key terms provided to you on the test, you will answer 6. The best way to do this is to first define the term, then explain its significance for Canadian studies. You will then provide an example of the concept (usually from class, but not necessarily so). Each answer is worth 5 marks (2 for the definition, 2 for the context, and 1 for the example). Section 1 is therefore worth 30 marks in total. Section #2 – longer answer In this section, you’ll be asked to answer 2 questions, worth 10 marks each. Each question will focus upon a critical concept that you can explain via reference to multiple weeks. This is distinct from section 1 of the test where the concepts will pertain more to specific weeks and specific examples. Section 2 will ask you to comment on concepts that are central to the course and therefore, unlike section 1, you do not have the option of which concepts to answer. Just like section 1, though, you should define the key concept and explain its significance. This section, however, will give you multiple examples from multiple weeks to detail the centrality of these terms and ways of thinking about Canada. Feel free to invoke other concepts from the list below that may strengthen your answer. You do not need to only address the key concept asked of you. Since these are key to the course, other related terms can be brought into your answer in order to demonstrate greater scope and depth of analysis. Section 2 is worth 20 marks in total (2 questions x 10 marks each). Section Two gives you no choice – you are required to answer both of the questions. The test will therefore be graded out of 50 marks in total. For ease of studying, here’s a list of all the major course concepts from Module #1: Nation National Identity State Nationalism Banal nationalism Imagined community CanCon Technological nationalism Cultural nationalism Cultural populism Cultural protectionism Ressentiment “empty space” Public sphere Consumer-­‐citizen Branded nationalism Nostalgia Cultural relativism Irony Parody Satire Defamiliarization vs. familiarization State-­‐celebrity Hegemonic masculinity Sportization Canadianization / civilizing process Habitus Cultural Assimilation / multiculturalism “naturalization of nation” State moralism Symbolic violence Egoism Risk society Neoliberalism State collectivism vs. communal collectivism vs. individualism Supercrip Horizontal comradeship Ideal Canadian-­‐ness / super-­‐normativity Please note – this list represents all the key terms indicated at the outset of each of the 7 lectures so far this year. None of these therefore should come as a surprise. It does appear a bit daunting to see them all listed together, however. Some are concepts of lesser importance while others are more significant and may map onto other, similar concepts. It would be a good idea to write up a definition of each of these terms and be able to provide an example and then do your best to contextualize the term (why is it relevant; why should Canadians or people seeking to understand Canada care?). Then, on the exam, you replicate the knowledge that you think best reflects your understanding. Not all terms will appear on the exam. However, you can use your knowledge of multiple terms to write more comprehensive answers in Section 2 of the test, even if the specific terms you’ve prepared for don’t appear in Section 1. Reminder – you are to only answer 6 questions in Section #1 – mark down all the ones you feel comfortable answering and then read ahead to Section #2. Perhaps some of the concepts from Section #1 can also be used there. If so, make sure you do not answer them in both sections. The mark breakdown for section 1 is as follows: 5 marks for each concept: 2 marks for a correct definition; 2 marks for stating the proper significance of the term (which may require relating the term to other concepts or placing it within the wider context of Canadian studies); 1 mark for an example, briefly demonstrating the concept at work and its significance. The mark breakdown for section 2 is as follows: 10 marks for each question optimally distributed accordingly: 3 marks for outlining relevant concepts properly, 3 marks for stating their significance, 4 marks for providing examples demonstrating these concepts and their significance. And, as a final note – just to be clear, there are no multiple-­‐choice questions on this test. -­‐-­‐ All the best – DF. ...
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