|NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:
||Dr Jeffrey Brassard
|CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:
||credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
||This course will explore the development of Canadian society in the
context of a variety of national and international level issues, including:
French-English-Aboriginal relations, regionalism, multiculturalism, business/labor
relations, criminal justice, and class and gender inequalities.
||Angelini, Paul 2012. Our Society: Human Diversity in Canada 4th ed. Toronto: ITP Nelson.
|MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
|Term exam 1
|Term exam 2||33.3%
|COURSE OBJECTIVES:||By the end of the course students should be able to: |
- Describe and compare theories from Sociology and explain how they are used to understand Canadian society.
- Identify key characteristic of Canadian society.
key aspects of Canadian society including: regionalism, demographics,
inequality, indigenous peoples, the roles of race and gender, family
structures and the media environment.
- Explain the
methodologies that sociologists use to arrive at their conclusions and
any disagreements and problems that arise.
- Assess predictions about the future Canada and Canadian society from a sociological perspective.
- Course Introduction
- Regionalism in Canada
- Demographic Trends
- Race and ethnicity
- Indigenous peoples
- The Role of Gender
- Sexual Diversity
- Canadian Families
- The Media in Canada
- The Future of Canadian Society
- Course Conclusion
- Final Exam