1. MAP 200 (APA)- For this final assignment, you must analyze a selection of pre-recorded videos which offer comparative and contrasting notions of how individuals have attempted to decolonize institutions (i.e.: home, school, workplace, art-space, etc.) through their practice, pedagogy, and/or activism. Take notes, find parallels, similarities, and differences between their approaches to dismantling structural, cultural, and colonial powers in their communities. Be sure youve watched the primary sources and gathered secondary sources on the given topic before you start your first draft. Try to find secondary sources that are as applicable and relevant as possible: no older than 5-10 years. Don’t forget to apply only credible sources (as listed below) to reveal and support your topics and arguments. Please provide an analysis and critique of the presentations you saw in comparative form.

Again, you will decide on your 3 Primary Sources from Option A (TEDx Talk) or B (Panel Discussion), and then gather your own collection of Secondary Sources (at least 3) to support your argument (see the list of credible sources below).  You should cite all references (at least 6) in text and on your refence page.

Submit the work in 12-point font, 7-9 pages, double spaced, APA format – including a title and reference page (1 Page = Title page, 5 Pages = Introduction, Body, and Conclusion, 1 page or more = References).

Step 1. Choose Option A or Option B

Option A – Primary Sources – TEDx Talks


Watch 3 of the following videos:

Nikki Sanchez – Decolonization is For Everyone (15 minutes)

Jules Ocullo – What’s Left of You? Performance, Decolonization & Self-Determination (15 minutes)

Chip Colwell’s – Museums Have a Dark Past, but We Can Fix That (15 minutes) 

PLATFORM TALK: Decolonizing Museums and Collections Presented by the Art Gallery of Ontario (Virtual) – Toronto Art Fair 2020 (36:36 minutes) 


Option B – Primary Sources – Crossing Currents: Activating Change Panel Discussion


Watch three of the following Panel Discussions (see Zoom link provided):

Deanna Bowen (12 minutes)

Anoushka Ratnarajah (12 minutes)

Curtis Peeteetuce (12 minutes)

Dr. Barbara McNeil (12 minutes)

Title: Crossing Currents: Activating Change in Canadian Theatre and Performance

Topic: Decolonizing the Arts Through Practice, Pedagogy, and Activism.

Facilitated by: Chancz Perry

Panel Presenters: Dr. Barbara McNeil, Curtis Peeteetuce, Anoushka Ratnarajah, and Deanna Bowen

Link: https://urcourses.uregina.ca/mod/kalvidres/view.php?id=1670824

 Step 2. Choose Your Credible Secondary Sources




Academic journals


Newspapers articles

Official reports

Peer reviewed and scholarly references

2. CTCH 203 (APA)- Final Essay – Media and Communications For the final essay you will be required to write a 7-8 page essay examining ONE medium that has either evolved as a result of digitization or a new medium that has emerged as a result of digital communications technologies. Some topics you might consider:

Radio, podcasts, and streaming audio.

Television broadcasting: from scheduled programing to on-demand viewing

The shift from print journalism to on-line journalism

Video gaming: from single player to online-multiplayer

Popular media: ie. how digitization has affected readership and/or the production of graphic novels

Person to person communication

7. New media forms like blogs, social media, media commentary, etc…

You may want to focus in on any of the topics or perspectives we’ve covered in the course, for example the way a change in a medium affects the message, hegemony and ideology, the struggle over “popular culture”, surveillance and interactivity, media ownership, hyperreality and the “posttruth” media, reception theory, etc… If you have any questions about your topic choice please get in touch with me VIA the course e-mail. Format: Assignments should be in paragraph form. Please keep margins and fonts to reasonable size. Note: You are allowed to quote the assigned class readings or other source material, however you must reference any citations (author, title, page number(s)) and should limit individual citations to no more than three sentences. If you paraphrase an author, you must also reference them – failure to do so constitutes plagiarism (please refer to the academic calendar for more information). Assignments will be graded on the basis of the quality of your original work. Please avoid excessive paraphrasing and over-citation.

3. MAP 102 (MLA)- Minimum requirements: 8-10 pages, double-spaced, MLA Formatting

The major project of this class is a research paper on a cultural organization not discussed in class. 

Ultimately, the paper should answer:     

   Why is this organization a valuable part of Regina? 

The paper should include an overview of the organization’s practices (who are they, what do they do), how they are structured (Non-profit with a board of directors, business, etc.), and their relationship with the community (who are the stakeholders and what is the relationship). Expanding beyond a general overview, the paper should articulate an argument as to why the organization is valuable to Regina with references to scholarly sources to support the argument. 

Minimum 5 scholarly sources. MLA formatting. 

Papers will be marked on critical engagement (objective, beyond description, ideas supported by arguments), personal (brings insight through a subjective perspective), clarity (thesis statement, logical structure), spelling, grammar, and relevance of sources.