The Minor Concentration in Canadian Ethnic and Racial Studies is an interdisciplinary program administered by the Faculty of Arts. It is affiliated with the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. The Concentration can be taken in conjunction with any primary program in Arts or Science. It offers to undergraduate students a structured framework in which to appreciate the range of social scientific approaches to the study of ethnic diversity in Canada.
The terms “ethnic” and “racial” are used in a very broad sense, to include the full spectrum of ethnic, cultural, aboriginal, linguistic, and racial groups in Canada.
The disciplines featured in the program are Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, History, and Political Science. In special cases, courses taken from other Arts departments, and other units at McGill, may be considered (e.g., Social Work, Education), with the consent of the Chair. The same is true of new relevant courses not yet listed in the program requirements.
Apart from the intrinsic interest and importance of the subject, the Concentration may be of practical use. Students pursuing further graduate and professional training or employment in a variety of areas will find familiarity with issues relating to cultural diversity to be an asset. These include the fields of health, social services, education, law, law enforcement, human resources and personnel; occupations in government agencies, in ethnocultural and other non-governmental organizations; and graduate work in all the social sciences.
The Canadian Ethnic and Racial Studies Concentration will also sponsor programs of interest for the McGill Community during the course of the year. Students interested in registering in this program should contact the Chair.
|Morton Weinfeld (Sociology)|
|G. Burgos (Sociology)|
|Ian H. Henderson (Religious Studies)|
|A. Hsia (German Studies)|
|S. T. Saideman (Political Science)|
|J. Torczyner (Social Work)|
|U. Turgay (Islamic Studies)|
For more information, see Minor Concentration Canadian Ethnic and Racial Studies (18 credits).