603-103-MQ, Canadian Views
The ideas expressed by our writers are as varied as the Canadian landscape and the communities populating both rural and urban settings. The best Canadian writing has relevance to a broad international audience and explores themes that reflect a changing Canadian identity. The appeal is both particular to Canadian circumstances and universal; for example, coexistence and respect are at the heart of many of the works we will study. Canadian writers probe important issues. Can society and its individuals exhibit more compassion? How do religion and atheism impact attitudes and behaviour? How is ethnic diversity viewed? What is the immigrant experience? These are just some of the central questions we will explore in our readings.