Last updated: April 3, 2013 @ 11:43AM
Distinct and Diverse Communities
Program Co-ordinator and Adviser
Executive Assistant to the Dean
905-688-5550, extension 3425
Scotiabank Hall 324
The Distinct and Diverse Communities program involves courses offered through Brock University, Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology, and an Anishinabek Educational Institute (AEI) in Ontario. This program combines a four-year degree at Brock with practical coursework and training in a variety of applied social service settings at the college and the AEI.
Students obtain both solid applied skills and a strong theoretical foundation in a variety of aspects of social services. The program leads to career opportunities in a wide variety of areas in the social services that are aimed at assisting members of various Aboriginal communities in the Province of Ontario. At Brock, students complete an integrated series of courses from a wide variety of disciplines. At the college and the AEI, students complete a diploma program that offers them applied knowledge and skills development and training in a specific area of social services. Obtaining both an Honours BA or BA with Major and a college diploma would ordinarily involve six years of study, but this program combines the two in a single integrated package that can be completed in four years. Enrolment is limited.
Requirement for graduation with a BA (Honours) Distinct and Diverse Communities degree is a minimum 70 percent major average, a minimum 60 percent non-major average and a minimum 60 percent overall average. Requirement for graduation with a BA With Major Distinct and Diverse Communities degree is a minimum 60 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent overall average.
Further details concerning the Distinct and Diverse Communities program are available from the Office of the Dean of Social Sciences.
- No more than 5.0 credits may be taken from any one discipline.
- Students must apply to the Office of the Dean of Social Sciences at the end of Year 1 for admittance to the college program of their choice. Admittance to these programs is limited to those students with a 70 percent overall Brock average. Students who do not meet this requirement at the end of Year 1 will be required to change their major at that time. Students must maintain a minimum 70 percent overall average in Year 2 in order to proceed to the college/AEI program in Year 3.
- ABST 1F20, 1P01, 1P02, 1P03, 1P04, 1P31, 1P32 are recommended.
- DART 1F93, CANA 1F91, ENGL 1F91, 1F95, 1F97, LART 1F90, LART 1F93, VISA 1Q98, 1Q99 are recommended for Aboriginal stream.
- Students who opt to take WISE 3P41, 3P42, 4P41 or 4P42 must obtain permission of the Program Co-ordinator.
- Admission to year 4 (Honours) is by application and requires a minimum 75 percent overall average.
- In 20 credit Honours degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.
In this 20 credit BA with Major degree program a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least four and one-half credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least one and one-half credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.
In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 20 credits may be required.
Brock/Colleges Articulation Agreement
Social Service Worker Program
Aboriginal Stream - Anishinabek Educational Institute or Sault College
||one Humanities context credit or one Sciences context credit (see program note 4)
||Three credits from the list of approved Distinct and Diverse Communities-Aboriginal stream courses (see program note 7)
||one of MATH 1F92, one language credit, one APCO/COSC credit (see program note 3)
||the Humanities context credit or Sciences context credit not taken in year 1
||taken at Anishinabek Educational Institute or at Sault College
||Four credits from the list of approved Distinct and Diverse Communities-Aboriginal stream courses (see program notes 5 and 7)
||one elective credit (see program note 7)
Immigrants and Refugees Stream - Seneca College
||taken at Seneca College
||Four credits from the list of approved Distinct and Diverse Communities-Immigrants and Refugees stream courses (see program note 7)
||one elective credit (see program note 7)
Approved Distinct and Diverse Communities Courses offered by Other Departments/Centres
Note: As many of the courses listed below have prerequisites, students should plan their programs in advance.
Introduction to Aboriginal Adult Education
Introduction to Algonkian Languages
Introduction to Mohawk I
Introduction to Mohawk II
Introduction to Cayuga I
Introduction to Cayuga II
Aboriginal Spirituality I
Aboriginal Spirituality II
Studies in Aboriginal History I
Studies in Aboriginal History II
Studies in Aboriginal Culture I
Studies in Hodinohsonni Culture (in Mohawk)
Studies in Aboriginal Culture II
Studies in Aboriginal History
Studies in Aboriginal Culture
Intermediate Cayuga I
Intermediate Cayuga II
The Iroquois Spirit
Unity and Diversity
Processes of Health and Wellness
Nutrition and Health
The Development of Healthy Communities
(also offered as ABST 2P96)
Native-Newcomer Relations In Canada
North America's First Nations
Intercultural Contact and Communication
Theories and Models of Intercultural Communications
Applications of Theories and Models in Intercultural Studies
Literacy in Childhood and Youth
(also offered as CHYS 2P99)
Health and Physical Activity Promotion
Psychosocial Health and Physical Activity
Health and Well-being
Introduction to Dispute Resolution
Law and Politics
Fundamentals of Social Psychology
Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of Intergroup Behaviour
(also offered as COMM 3P33)
Drugs and Behaviour
Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination
Topics in Clinical Psychology
Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy
Introduction to Leisure in Canadian Society
Law and Social Justice
Self and Society
Liberties, Rights and Protections
Law and Social Regulation
Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian and Global Perspectives
(also offered as ABST 3P46)
Racism and Anti-Racism
Law and Society
Social Issues in the Community
Canadian Women in a Global Context
(also offered as INTC 2P99 and SOCI 2P99)
Description of Courses
See relevant calendar entry for course descriptions.