Courses

Social Sciences - Social Justice and Equity Studies




Courses

Students should consult with the Graduate Program Director regarding course offerings and course selection and must have their course selections approved by the Graduate Program Director each term. Refer to the Timetable for scheduling information:
http://www.brocku.ca/registrar/guides/grad/timetable/terms.php

SJES 5F90 Thesis (offered Each Year)
An in-depth research project involving the preparation and defense of a thesis which shall demonstrate capacity for independent work and original research or thought.

SJES 5F91 Major Essay (offered Each Year)
A major essay which shall demonstrate capacity for independent work and original research or thought.

SJES 5P01 Graduate Seminar (offered Each Year)
In a small group forum, students hone their skills in developing research projects. A broad range of topics and progressive approaches to social justice and equity research are introduced through guest speakers, workshops and student presentations.

SJES 5P02 Theorizing Social Justice and Equity Studies (offered Each Year)
Students are prepared to critically evaluate classical and contemporary theories of social inequality and social justice through case studies drawn from local, regional, national and international levels.

SJES 5P03 Research Methods in Social Justice and Equity Studies (offered Each Year)
Students are prepared to critically evaluate major research methods used in social justice and equity research through case studies at local, national and international levels.

Elective Courses
Offerings will vary from year to year but may include:

SJES 5P20 Domination and Resistance 
Theories, case studies and other texts examining domination and resistance in both historical and global contexts. Topics may include exploitation, colonialism, postcolonialism, globalization, counter-hegemonic social identities.

SJES 5P25 Social Justice and the City
Theories, case studies and other texts examining social and economic inequalities and their relation to processes of urbanization. Topics may include oppressive urbanism, cultural politics of difference, contested terrains of justice and urban social movements.

SJES 5P30 Social Justice and Environment 
Theories, case studies and other texts examining the interconnectedness of social and environmental problems, and struggles to overcome them, in the context of capitalism and globalization.

SJES 5P35 Animal Liberation and Social Justice (offered 2014/15)
Theories, case studies and other texts examining social justice beyond the limits of the human species, including issues such as animal rights, animal liberation, speciesism in relation to other forms of oppression, alternative ethical and political relationships to animals.

SJES 5P40 Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice 
Theories, case studies and other texts examining the social inequities and social movements associated with issues such as gender and sexual identities and their articulation with other social inequities and struggles at local, national and global levels.

SJES 5P45 Active Voice: Social Justice and the News Media 
Theories, case studies and other texts  examining the representation of social justice and equity studies in the mainstream news media and the struggle and strategies of alternative news media to intervene in those representations,

SJES 5P50 Families, Households and Social Justice 
Theories, case studies and other texts examining historical and current social inequities, social movements and state policies associated with gendered and generationed family relations and their articulation with other social inequities and struggles at local, national and global levels.

SJES 5P55 Labour, Workers and Social Justice
Theories, case studies and other texts examining historical and current social movements arising out of worker's experiences and their articulation with other social inequities and struggles at local, national and global levels.

SJES 5P60 Human Rights and Social Justice
Theories, case studies and other texts examining the historical development and implementation of legal initiatives in the broad field of social justice and equity at local, national and global levels.

SJES 5P65 Race, Ethnicity, Indigeneity and Social Justice  
Theories, case studies and other texts examining the domination and resistance of racialized, ethnicized and indigenous peoples  and their articulation with other social inequities and stuggles at local, national and global levels.

SJES 5P70 Social Justice and the Arts (offered 2014/15)
Theories, case studies and other texts examining how social justice and equity issues emerge in literary texts, plays, films, music and other media, and how the arts and media are linked to struggles for social justice at local, national and global levels.

SJES 5P80 Directed Study
Specialized study on an individual basis under the direction of a faculty suppervisor.

SJES 5V80-5V89 Selected Topics in Social Justice and Equity Studies
A topic in social justice.