For your journal entry, write a personal reflection discussing a concept, term, or idea
from recent course material (including course readings, workshops, and module
lessons) in connection with a Canadian popular culture text of your choice.
Choosing Your Topic (pick a concept/term/idea from only 1 of these 4 modules):
Week 6: Religion in Canada
Week 7: Disability in Canada
Week 9: Sexual Diversity in Canada
Week 10: Diversity in Canadian Families
Choosing Your Canadian Popular Culture Text:
A popular culture text generally refers to the artifacts and products associated with
pop culture, including:
Films, television shows (one or two episodes), albums and songs, print ads and
commercials, comic books, popular fiction novels, magazines, a blog, a website, etc.
* Make sure the popular culture text you choose is a Canadian production, or
produced/created by a Canadian, so that your journal reflects on diversity in Canada.
The creator/producer refers to: the film director or producer, the writer, the artist, the
publisher, the production company, etc.
Consider these discussion points in your reflection:
– Discuss how your popular culture text (a film, a website, a magazine, a TV
show, etc.) has made you reconsider the way you think about diversity in
Canada in connection to your chosen concept/term/idea and module topic
(religion, or disability, or sexuality, or families). In what ways has your
perception of that topic been altered?
– Discuss how the connection between your pop culture text and your chosen
module topic has made you think about the role of Canadian popular
culture/media in everyday life.
– Watch a Canadian film or episode of a Canadian TV show that details the life
of a Canadian family and connect it to a concept or idea about families (such
as liberation theory) from Module 10: Diversity in Canadian Families.
– Listen to a song or album by a Canadian solo artist or band that reflects on
LGTBQ+ issues or politics and connect your reflection to a concept or idea
from Week 9: Sexual Diversity.
If you are unsure that the item you want to write about qualifies as popular culture,
Note: You are not being asked to carry out research for this journal entry; however, if
you use any sources in your reflection (including direct quotes from readings) you
should cite them properly using MLA or APA style and include a Works Cited or
Do not write on the same reading, idea, or concept for other assignments in this class.
Length: 500 – 600 words.
Your Journal Entry should be double-spaced in Times New Roman font (size 12) with
margins measuring somewhere between 2 and 3 cm.
Your Journal Entry should include a title page with the title in the middle of the page
in bold lettering. In a corner of your title page include a single-spaced column with
your name, student number, course code, submission date, and word count.
Include page numbers on the top right of every page of your assignment except on
your title page and Page One.
Due date and time: Sunday, April 4 at 11:59 p.m. (before Midnight).
Submission: Submit an electronic copy of Journal Two through Blackboard
‘Assignments.’ Please do not send you assignments via e-mail.
Late Assignments: All late assignments will be penalized 5% as per the value of the
assignment for each weekday that your paper is late. For example, you submit your
paper two days late; the professor, after reading it, thinks your paper should receive
20/25 (80%), but since it is two days late you lose 10%, which means you receive
Academic Integrity: Academic integrity is essentially honesty in all academic
endeavors. Academic integrity requires that students avoid all forms of academic
misconduct or dishonesty, including plagiarism, cheating on tests or exams or any
misrepresentation of academic accomplishment.