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Minor Concentration Canadian Ethnic and Racial Studies (18 credits)

Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • SOCI 210 Sociological Perspectives (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Major theoretical perspectives and research methods in sociology. The linkages of theory and method in various substantive areas including: the family, community and urban life, religion, ethnicity, occupations and stratification, education, and social change.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Matthew Lange (Winter)

  • SOCI 230 Sociology of Ethnic Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : An introduction to the sociological study of minority groups in Canada. The course will explore the themes of racism, prejudice, and discrimination, ethnic and racial inequalities, cultural identities, multiculturalism, immigration. Theoretical, empirical, and policy issues will be discussed. While the focus will be primarily on Canada, comparisons will be made with the United States.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Zoua Vang (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210 or permission of instructor
  • SOCI 475 Canadian Ethnic Studies Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : An interdisciplinary seminar focusing on current social sciences research and public policies in areas relating to Canadian ethnic studies. Topics will include ethnic and racial inequalities, prejudice and discrimination, ethnic identities and cultural expressions, the structure and organization of minority groups.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Morton Weinfeld (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to students following the Minor Concentration in Canadian Ethnic Studies; or to students with at least nine credits, three at the 300 level, in the social sciences; or with permission of instructor. Not open to students who took CANS 404 in 2007-08.

Note: Of the 18 credits, selected with due regard to Faculty guidelines and course prerequisites, at least 9 must be above the 200 level.

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits, at least 6 of which must be at the 300 level or higher, selected from two of the following departmental lists:

Anthropology

  • ANTH 202 Socio-Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : An introduction to ways of understanding what it means to be human from the perspective of socio-cultural anthropology. Students will be introduced to diverse approaches to this question through engagement with a wide range of ethnographic cases.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Edward Kohn (Fall)

    • Fall
  • ANTH 320 Social Evolution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : The evolution of human social organization, with a focus on pre-industrial societies (hunter-gatherers, small-scale sedentary societies, complex chiefdoms and small scale states).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 202, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 208, and Honours/Major/Minor status in Anthropology, or permission of instructor.
  • ANTH 338 Native Peoples of North America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Ethnographic survey of Native cultures in North America. Conditions arising from European colonization and their social, economic and political impact. Contemporary situation of indigenous peoples.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 204, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 209, or ANTH 212, or GEOG 336, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 436 North American Native Peoples (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : A detailed examination of selected contemporary problems.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Colin H Scott (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 338, or ANTH 336, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 500 Chinese Diversity and Diaspora (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Explores ethnic diversity within mainland China, as well as the diversity of Chinese cultures of diaspora, living outside the mainland, often as minorities subject to other dominant cultures.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Restrictions: Reserved for U3 Anthropology undergraduate students or graduate students, any other students by permission of instructor.
    • Enrolment Limit: 25 students.
  • ANTH 575 Concepts of Race (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Examination of the evolution of the idea of race within anthropology, and the impact which the discipline's debates have had on society.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 201, or ANTH 202, or ANTH 203, and ANTH 352 or ANTH 359.
    • Restriction: U3 students and graduate students in Anthropology programs.

Canadian Studies

  • CANS 410 Canadian Studies Seminar 10 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : An interdisciplinary seminar on a Canadian Studies topic.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Topic will vary from year to year depending on staff interests.
    • Prerequisite: CANS 200 or permission of instructor.

Geography

  • GEOG 301 Geography of Nunavut (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : An introduction to the physical and cultural geography of Canada's newest territory. The course will emphasize the bio-physical heterogeneity of the natural environment and the cultural and political ecology of the human population.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: George Wenzel (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
  • GEOG 331 Urban Social Geography (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Social space and social time. The reflection of social structure in the spatial organization of the city. Historical perspective on changing personal mobility, life cycle, family structure and work organization. The appropriation and alienation of urban spaces.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Natalie Oswin (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 216 or GEOG 217 or permission of instructor
  • GEOG 424 Europe: Places and Peoples (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : The dynamics of change in distinct European landscapes, peoples and their cultures during the modern era with emphasis upon divergence/convergence of regional identities, emergent nationalism and their implications for contemporary issues of international cooperation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: At least one 300-level course in geography, anthropology, history, political science, sociology or permission of instructor.
  • GEOG 502 Geography of Northern Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Analysis of the evolution of development policies and their spatial implications in circumpolar areas with an emphasis on the application of geographical concepts. Special attention is given to indigenous peoples and new immigrant populations in northern North America.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: George Wenzel (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): GEOG 301 or GEOG 436, or permission of instructor

History

  • HIST 203 Survey: Canada since 1867 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A survey of the development of Canada from Confederation to the present day. Social, economic and political history will be examined in a general way.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: David John Wright (Winter)

  • HIST 300 Nationalisms in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An historical explanation of the Canadian experience of nationalism from the Patriotes to the First Nation, with reference to politics, economics, iconography, ideology and multicultural experience.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 203 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who took CANS 300 (106-300A) before September 2002.
  • HIST 303 History of Quebec (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Covering Quebec history from New France to contemporary times, this course will include themes like ethnic relations, citizenship, gender and material culture. It is of particular interest to students in Education who foresee teaching about Quebec.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Robert Jarrett Rudy (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202/HIST 203
    • The ability to read French is helpful but not mandatory
  • HIST 353 History of Montreal (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The history of Montreal from its beginnings to the present day. Montreal's economic, social, cultural and political role within the French and British empires, North America, Canada, and Quebec; the city's linguistic and ethnic diversity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 or HIST 203 or permission of the instructor.
  • HIST 357 Religion and Canadian Society in Historical Perspective (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This course explores religious history of French and English Canada. The growth of various denominations, popular religion, Church/State relations, sectarian education, Protestant and Catholic cultures, missions among the Natives, forces of secularization. A reading knowledge of French is recommended.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: John Zucchi (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 and HIST 203
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-469
  • HIST 371 American Civil Rights 1877-1940 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The social, economic, political, and constitutional history of citizenship and civil rights in the United States from the end of Reconstruction through the 1930s. Emphasis on segregation and disfranchisement; immigration restrictions, americanization and national identities; civil rights movements and organizations; women's suffrage; voting rights and representation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: any course in U.S. history or consent of instructor
  • HIST 397 Canada: Ethnicity, Migration (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Immigration, ethnicity and race in Canada in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Topics will include the migration process, government policy and legislation, urban and rural migration, acculturation, nativism and multiculturalism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 and HIST 203 or permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HIST 423
  • HIST 423 Topics: Migration and Ethnicity (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The study of various topics and themes in the area of migration, ethnicity and race in Canada. Topics vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 397 or permission of instructor
  • HIST 442 Asian Diaspora: Chinese Overseas (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The contexts and causes of Chinese emigration; historical patterns of migration; Overseas Chinese communities on five continents, with emphasis on Southeast Asia and North America; alienation and identity in Chinatown; relations between the Overseas Chinese and China.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: One previous course in Chinese or Asian history or permission of instructor
  • HIST 471D1 Canadian Immigration History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The history of immigration in Canada.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: John Zucchi (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 203 or permission of instructor
    • Students must register for both HIST 471D1 and HIST 471D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 471D1 and HIST 471D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • HIST 471D2 Canadian Immigration History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : See HIST 471D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: John Zucchi (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 471D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 471D1 and HIST 471D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Philosophy

  • PHIL 327 Philosophy of Race (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An introduction to issues in the philosophy of race, for example: the metaphysical status of race; the biology of racial categories; the social construction of race; the relationship between race and racism; the phenomenology of racialized subjectivity; or, intersections of race, gender, and other identity categories.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Political Science

Revision, March 2014. Start of revision.
  • POLI 226 La vie politique québécoise (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Une introduction à la vie politique québécoise à travers l'étude des institutions, des idéologies et des comportements politiques. Une attention particulière sera accordée à la structure et aux changements dans le système politique québécoise.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Eric Belanger (Winter)

    • Restriction: An ability to understand and read French is required; writing and speaking ability are not.
    • This course is offered in English and French in alternate years. For 2012-13 it will be offered in French.
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 321 Issues: Canadian Public Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The Canadian political process through an analysis of critical policy issues in community development, welfare state, education, and institutional reforms in public service delivery systems. Diagnostic and prescriptive interpretations of public choices in a federal-parliamentary regime.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Filippo Sabetti (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: at least one other course in Canadian or Comparative Politics
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 336 Le Québec et le Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Comment les Canadiens anglais et les Québécois se perçoivent-ils? Les différences culturelles entre les deux groupes. Les relations politiques et économiques entre les deux groupes. L'impact de la Révolution Tranquille. La place des francophones et des anglophones dans la vie collective. Les projets de réaménagement du cadre politique.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restrictions: An ability to understand and read French is required; writing and speaking ability are not. Not open to students who have taken QCST 336.
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 372 Aboriginal Politics in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The relationship of aboriginal politics to larger debates and literatures within political science, such as citizenship theory, federalism, and collective action. Subjects covered include Canada's treaty history, constitutional changes, and aboriginal political development.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Christa Scholtz (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: At least one course in Canadian politics such as, POLI 221 or POLI 222 OR Permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken POLI 372 prior to W06.
  • POLI 423 Politics of Ethno-Nationalism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Theories of ethno-nationalism examined in light of experience in Asia, Middle East and Africa. Topics include formation and mobilization of national, ethnic and religious identities in colonial and post-colonial societies; impact of ethno-nationalism on pluralism, democracy, class and gender relations; means to preserve tolerance in multicultural societies.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Narendra Subramanian (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: one 300 or 400-level course in comparative politics; and one 300 or 400-level course on developing areas (any discipline.) The same course can fulfill both requirements
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 431 Nations and States/Developed World (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The role of nationalism in European and North American political development. Topics include: nationalism and state-formation, secession and sub-state nationalism, war and nationalism, federal and consociational arrangements in multi-national societies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POLI 211 or POLI 212 or POLI 328
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 435 Identity and Inequality (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Inequality is often particularly durable between groups whose boundaries are based on assumed ancestry - e.g., the major ethnic categories in former European settler colonies, castes in South Asia. This course explores ongoing changes in the relationship between identity and social, economic and political inequality in some of these contexts.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Narendra Subramanian (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: 300 level course in comparative politics or related social science course.
  • POLI 478 The Canadian Constitution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of legislative and judicial protection of rights and liberties in Canada. Topics to be covered include civil rights and the division of powers; the implied bill of rights theory; the 1960 Bill of Rights; establishment and enforcement of human rights legislation; and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Christopher P Manfredi (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: POLI 378 or an upper level course in Canadian Politics or permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who took 160-427 in 1989-90 or 1991
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
Revision, March 2014. End of revision.

Sociology

  • SOCI 234 Population and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Introduction to the reciprocal linkages in the social world between population size, structure and dynamics on the one hand, social structure, action and change on the other. An examination of population processes and their relation to the social world.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Sarah Brauner-Otto (Fall)

  • SOCI 327 Jews in North America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Understanding of contemporary North American Jewry using findings of sociology and other social sciences. Social, cultural, and political issues of concern to the Jewish community. Specific characteristics of Jewish life in Canada, and Québec in particular, in comparison to the American Jewish experience.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Morton Weinfeld (Winter)

  • SOCI 333 Social Stratification (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The pattern, causes and consequences of social inequality. Among the inequalities considered are those of economic class, sex (gender), race, ethnicity and age. Competing theories of the causes of social inequalities are compared and assessed.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • SOCI 512 Ethnicity & Public Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Major themes in the theoretical literature on ethnicity. Public policies with direct and indirect implications for inter-ethnic relations will be studied. Policies affecting areas such as language, education, immigration, employment and promotion, multiculturalism and welfare. Examples drawn from several multi-ethnic societies. Political, constitutional, and economic problems associated with these policy initiatives.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Morton Weinfeld (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 230 or permission from the instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken SOCI 629.
  • SOCI 520 Migration and Immigrant Groups (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Review of the major demographic, economic and sociological theories of internal and international migration. The main emphasis will be on empirical research on migration and immigrant groups.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: 15 credits in the Social Sciences

Social Work

  • SWRK 400 Policy and Practice for Refugees (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Social Work : Refugee-generating conflicts, international and national responses are considered. Canadian policy, history and response to refugees are analyzed. Theory-grounded practice with refugees is examined, including community organizing and direct service delivery to individuals and families.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nicole Ives (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U3, 2-year BSW, and U3 non-Social work students
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