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CANS 200: Introduction to Canadian Studies
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Brief History of Canadian Studies 1975 THB Symons, “To Know Ourselves: The Report of the Commission on Canadian Studies.” Commissioned by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. “Canadian universities as a whole were devoting less attention to scholarly teaching, research, and study about Canada than universities in most other countries were directing to the needs and conditions of their own societies.”
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Research and teaching were becoming less rather than more Canadian in content. British and American professors treating Canadian economics, sociology, literature etc as fundamentally derivative.
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Focus of postwar scholarship was social science and social scientists looked for big truths that applied to all societies. Anything local looked parochial. Jacques Barzun on Canadian studies: “some lowest common denominator of pious generalities about the Canadian experience”
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There were already programs and
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course BUSINESS 101 taught by Professor All during the Spring '09 term at McGill.

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