Social Science Context Credits

Social Science Context Credits

 

Child and Youth Studies (CHYS) 1F90
Introduction to Child and Youth Studies
Theories, methods and issues involved in studying children and youth from a multidisciplinary perspective. Topics may include the history of childhood, family life, peer relations and children and youth with special needs.
 
Communication Studies (COMM) 2F00
New Media Literacy
(also offered as
FILM 2F00 and PCUL 2F00)
Practical training in a repertoire of skills and tools essential to functioning in new media environments, and critical analytical training in key issues and theories related to the contemporary information age.
Restriction: students must have minimum of 4.0 overall credits.
Note: this course is offered online.
 
Communication, Popular Culture and Film (CPCF) 1F25
Media and Culture: Texts and Practices
Survey course in the fields of communication, popular culture and film. Examinations of the relation among texts, images and socio-cultural practices.
Restriction: not open to BCMN, MCMN, FILM (single or combined) and PCUL majors.
 
Economics (ECON) 1P91
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to microeconomics. Topics include nature of economics, price system, demand, production and cost, markets and pricing, factor pricing and distribution of income.
Note: may be taken concurrently with, before or after ECON 1P92.
 
Economics (ECON) 1P92
Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics. Topics include nature of economics, determination and control of national income, money, banking and monetary policy, macroeconomic policy and balance of payments.
Note: may be taken concurrently with, before or after ECON 1P91.
 
Film Studies (FILM) 2F00
New Media Literacy
(also offered as COMM
2F00 and PCUL 2F00)
Practical training in a repertoire of skills and tools essential to functioning in new media environments, and critical analytical training in key issues and theories related to the contemporary information age.
Restriction: students must have minimum of 4.0 overall credits.
Note: this course is offered online.
 
Geography (GEOG) 1F90
Introduction to Human Geography
Practical and problem-oriented examination of spatial patterns of human organization and their links with social, cultural, economic, political and ecological processes.
Note: A section of this course is offered online
 
Health Sciences (HLSC) 1F90
Introduction to Health Sciences
Issues and controversies in the area of health. Aspects of health status, determinants of health and personal health.
Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in CHSC 1F90.
 
History (HIST) 1F95
World History since 1914
Major political, social, economic and cultural trends of the 20th century, focusing on developments in Europe and the way they have affected the rest of the world; the decline of Europe in global political and economic terms. Topics include the world wars, the Russian Revolution, fascism, the Holocaust, the Cold War, decolonization and conflict and its resolution in the international, political and social spheres.
 
History (HIST) 1P98
Western European Society and Politics to 1800
Social and political themes in the history of Western Europe before 1800.
 
History (HIST) 1P99
Western European Ideas and Worldviews to 1800

Turning points in European intellectual and cultural life from the Middle Ages through the Age of Revolutions. Topics include major intellectual trends such as the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment and Romanticism.
 
Labour Studies (LABR) 1F90
Changing Nature of Work and of Labour Relations

Critical issues facing Canadian workers. Basis for conflict; key issues such as the impact of economic restructuring and technological change for working people; occupational health and safety; pay and employment equity; occupational segregation by gender; changing work patterns; and union action. May include international comparisons.
 

Labour Studies (LABR) 1F99
Work and Society
Contemporary and historical overview of the social organization of work. Topics may include the meaning and definition of work, changes in the organization of work, the role of unions, and the interplay of class, gender, race and other issues of identity in the workplace.

 
Linguistics (LING) 1P92
Introduction to the Psychology of Language
Contemporary theories of psycholinguistics. Critical appraisal of the defining features of 'language', research on linguistics and the brain, theories of socio-cultural influences on language and of typical language acquisition.
 This course is of interest to students in education, behavioural and social sciences, health sciences and to students intending to pursue subsequent professional training in speech-language pathology or audiology.
 
Linguistics (LING) 1P93
Introduction to Communication Disorders
Critical appraisal of contemporary theories and research concerning atypical speech, language and hearing development and of acquired disorders of speech, language and hearing. Topics include differentiation of communication disorder from communication difference, articulation and phonological disorders, language disorders of children and adults, stuttering and hearing loss.
Note: this course is of interest to students in education, behavioural and social sciences, health sciences and to students intending to pursue subsequent professional training in speech-language pathology or audiology.
 
Political Science (POLI) 1F90
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to the ideas, institutions and processes that shape Canadian and world politics.
 
Political Science (POLI) 1P91
Courts and Politics: Great Cases in Constitutional Law
Constitutional cases - past and current, Canadian and non-Canadian - as an introduction to fundamental issues in the study of politics, and to the analysis of political and social phenomena.
 
Political Science (POLI) 1P92
Freedom and Power in the New Millennium
Topics include the ideological and imperial divisions of the 21st century; variations on notions of freedom and rights; considerations on obligations of citizenship in the age of technology.
 
Political Science (POLI) 1P93
Canada and the Global Community
Impact of politics, economics, culture, society and globalization on Canada's role in the community of nations. Canadian political system in comparative perspective and trends in Canada's political development.
 
Political Science (POLI) 1P94
Politics, Power and Persuasion
Great leaders and tyrants distinguished by their ability to shape public opinion. Exploration of the nature of politics through the examination of the use and abuse of words and speech to acquire political power and to create or resolve political crises.
 
Political Science (POLI) 1P95
Statehood, Ethnicity and Nationalism
Evolution of the modern state, origin of modern ethnic identities and politics of multi-ethnic states which are the vast majority in the international community. Case examples explore accommodation and conflict in situations of competing ethnic identities and nationalisms, with outcomes ranging from stable rule to civil war.
 
Political Science (POLI) 1P98
Politics, Policy and Public Service
Understanding politics and government through an examination of the political and managerial dimensions of public service. Topics include the public interest, business-government relations, public policy, law, ethics, the media and electronic government.
 
Popular Culture(PCUL) 2F00
New Media Literacy
(also offered as COMM 2F00 and FILM 2F00)
Practical training in a repertoire of skills and tools essential to functioning in new media environments, and critical analytical training in key issues and theories related to the contemporary information age.
Restriction: students must have minimum of 4.0 overall credits.
Note: this course is offered online.
 

Psychology (PSYC) 1F25
Overview of Psychology
Contemporary issues in psychology and their application to everyday life.
Note: for students whose program do not require
PSYC 1F90 and who do not plan to take further psychology courses.

 
Psychology (PSYC) 1F90
Introduction to Psychology
Basic concepts and contemporary issues in psychology with special attention to learning, physiological, developmental, clinical and social psychology.
Note: prerequisite to all courses in Psychology except PSYC 2F23 and 3Q91.
 
Sociology (SOCI) 1F90
Introduction to Sociology
Major theoretical paradigms, core concepts and research methodologies. Sociological perspectives on contemporary problems in a Canadian, cross-cultural and global contexts.
 

Sociology (SOCI) 1P01
Global Issues: Canadian Connections
Topics may include global mining interests, international worker migration, water scarcity, the sex trade industry and human trafficking, the trade in armaments, nuclear proliferation, the international labour movement, and animal rights from a global perspective.

 
Sociology (SOCI) 1P80
Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
Major anthropological theories, concepts and methodologies. Topics may include comparative perspectives on kinship, sexuality, politics, economics, social inequality and social change.
Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in SOCI 2P82.
 
Sociology (SOCI) 2F60
Foundations for Community Engagement
Interdisciplinary examination of philosophies, social histories and politics of community service, combined with experiential learning and field trips in community settings, and practices of self-reflection on community engagement.
Note: major credit will not be granted to Sociology majors. Transportation and additional cost is the student's responsibility.
Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in SOCI 1F99.
 
Tourism and the Environment (TREN) 1P91
Introduction to Tourism Management
Understanding the socio-cultural, environmental and economic impact of tourism and sustainable management practices.
Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in TREN 1F90.
 
Tourism and the Environment (TREN) 1P92
Understanding the Tourism Industry Sectors
Understanding of the structure, nature and operating characteristics of the tourism industry sectors in the context of the principles of sustainability.
Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in TREN 1F90.
 
Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 1F90
Introduction to Women's Studies
Overview of sociocultural, political, institutional and theoretical approaches to, and historical, philosophical and literary foundations of the study of women's lives.
Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE 1F90.
 
Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2P00
Classic and Contemporary Discourses in Women's Studies
Issues-based approach to the gender-intersected character of society and culture from women's perspectives within a variety of feminist theoretical frameworks.
Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE 2P00.