Minor Concentration Canadian Ethnic and Racial Studies (18 credits)

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

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: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Jennifer Elrick (Fall) Alexandre Miltsov (Winter) Matvey Lomonosov (Summer)

  • 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 2018

    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 2018

    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:

Art History

  • ARTH 411 Canadian Art and Race (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Examination of impact of colonialism on Canadian art and visual culture from contact to the present. Emphasis will be placed on role of racial marginalization and privilege in issues of cultural access, representation, production and reception.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): One 300-level Art History course recommended, or by permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken ARTH 420 or ARTH 421 when the topic was "Canadian Art and Race".

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 2017, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Edward Kohn (Fall) Joshua Friesen (Summer)

    • 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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • ANTH 402 Topics in Ethnography (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : An exploration of selected ethnographic case material. Investigation of a regional literature or survey of significant contributions to ethnography or examination of an ethnological issue.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: U3 students in Anthropology or permission of instructor

  • ANTH 426 Immigration and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Immigration is transforming Europe and North America, and is a major demographic and cultural process in Canada. It is also the subject of government policies in Canada and elsewhere, including the increasingly controversial "multiculturalism." The study of immigration and its cultural dimensions should be covered in our anthropology curriculum, if we are to be up-to-date in our understanding and teaching about globalization and about Canada today.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Philip Carl Salzman (Fall)

    • Restriction: Anthropology Honours or Majors, U3 status, 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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Canadian Studies

  • CANS 310 Canadian Cultures: Context and Issues (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : This course traces the history of Canadian cultures from the middle of the 19th century to the present. It focuses on the diversity of Canadian cultural identities through literature, drama, art and the mass media.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Shelley Ruth Butler (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CANS 202

  • CANS 405 Canadian Studies Seminar 5 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: George Colpitts (Fall) Michele Nicole Mendelssohn (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CANS 200 or permission of instructor

  • CANS 413 Canada and Quebec Seminar (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Comparison of Canada and Quebec.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Mary Anne Poutanen (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: Cans 200 or permission of the Instructor

    • Note: A reading knowledge of French is required

English

  • ENGL 275 Introduction to Cultural Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of cultural studies, its history and subject matter, presenting key interpretive and analytic concepts, the aesthetic and political issues involved in the construction of sign systems, definitions of culture and cultural values conceptualized both as a way of life and as a set of actual practices and products.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Josie Barth (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Required of all U1 Cultural Studies students

  • ENGL 441 Special Topics in Canadian Cultural Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced study of a specific area of Canadian culture or Canadian cultural theory.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Nathalie M Cooke (Fall)

  • ENGL 489 Culture and Critical Theory 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Intensive study of advanced theoretical topics in the study of culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, Social Justice Studies

  • GSFS 304 Postcolonial Feminist Theories (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Critically examines bodies of postcolonial feminist theories from a variety of cross-disciplinary and transnational perspectives.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 401 when topic was “Women and the State in India: Colonial and Postcolonial Perspectives”.

  • GSFS 305 Critical Race and Social Justice Theories (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : An examination of critical race feminisms and social justice theories in historical and contemporary perspectives, exploring how critical race, transnational, and indigenous feminist theorizing inform social justice, liberation struggles, and other activism.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Rachel Zellars (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s):GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 402 when topic was “Anti-Racism and Activism in Canada”, or WMST 301 when topic was “Women of Colour in Canada”.

  • GSFS 404 Politics of Identity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Examines the emergence of identity politics as a corrective to the erasures of gender, sexed, and raced differences in class-based struggles, and to feminist complicities with racism, heterosexism, colonialism, and transphobia. The course engages contemporary debates on identity politics and subjectivity formation, the psychic life of power, struggles for recognition, and solidarity politics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250 and any GSFS 300 level course

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 301 or WMST 402 as the topic Feminist Theories of Identity.

    • Students are required to take the intro course(s) and one GSFS course at the 300 level before taking GSFS courses at the 400 level.

Geography

  • 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 2017

    Instructors: Amanda K Twigge-Molecey (Fall)

  • GEOG 507 Advanced Social Geography (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Current theories and themes in social geography, such as relations between society and space, social and spatial relations of inequality, difference and diversity, situated and embodied identities, social issues and problems, connections between society and nature, all within a spatial framework.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Natalie Oswin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GEOG 331 or equivalent, and permission of instructor.

History

  • 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: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Michael Hamon (Winter)

  • HIST 357 Cultural Diversity in Canada (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Selected topics in cultural diversity, society and the state in 19th, 20th and/or 21st centuries will be explored through discussion of primary and secondary historical sources.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: John Zucchi (Fall)

  • 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: Winter 2018

    Instructors: John Zucchi (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: 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: Winter 2018

    Instructors: John Zucchi (Winter)

    • 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: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Laura Madokoro (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: One previous course in Chinese or Asian history or permission of instructor

  • HIST 586D1 Canada: Diasporas and the State (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Explores themes in the history of migration and international diasporas, and state and societal responses to immigrants

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 203 or permission of instructor

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken HIST 471D1/D2.

    • Students must register for both HIST 586D1 and HIST 586D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 586D1 and HIST 586D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • HIST 586D2 Canada: Diasporas and the State (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Explores themes in the history of migration and international diasporas, and state and societal responses to immigrants

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 203 or permission of instructor

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken HIST 471D1/D2.

    • Students must register for both HIST 586D1 and HIST 586D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 586D1 and HIST 586D2 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: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Emily Douglas (Winter)

Political Science

  • 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 2018

    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.

Sociology

  • SOCI 219 Sociology of Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : A survey of theoretical approaches and substantive topics in the culture. Topics include: norms and values in national cultures; negotiation of cross-cultural interpersonal exchanges; structural codes and cultural classifications; production constraints on cultural objects; the differential reception of cultural products.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • SOCI 227 Jews in North America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : An introduction to the study 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 2018

    Instructors: Morton Weinfeld (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken SOCI 327.

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • SOCI 366 Neighborhoods and Inequality (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The causes and consequences of neighborhood-based social inequalities in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. Forms of inequality covered include poverty, segregation, ethnic enclaves, unemployment, educational attainment, crime, and health. Methodological issues and social policy will also be examined.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Zoua Vang (Winter)

  • SOCI 375 Suspect Minorities in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This course will address the challenge of diverse, liberal societies like Canada, of dealing with "suspect" minorities of various types --racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic -- from the perspective of the minority group, and majority group, and the society and polity at large.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Morton Weinfeld (Fall)

  • SOCI 400 Comparative Migration & Citizenship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Advanced course on international migration, belonging and diversity in contemporary societies. Will examine dynamics of exclusion and inclusion, the accommodation of cultural diversity, the adaptation of immigrants and how global international migration challenges and re-shapes citizenship. Will cover key theoretical debates in the field and the data and case studies on which these debates hinge.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Zoua Vang (Winter)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • 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: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Thomas Soehl (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: 15 credits in the Social Sciences

Social Work

  • SWRK 325 Anti-Oppression Social Work Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Social Work : Social work policy and practice, including an examination of discrimination and oppressions, identity and social location, reflexivity, intersectionality, contemporary anti-oppression movements, access and equity in human services and their implications.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jill Hanley, Shadi Martin, Wanda Gabriel, Shari Brotman (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: SWRK 223.

    • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U2 students.

  • 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: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Nicole Ives (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U3 and U3 non- Social Work students

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