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TERM: 2022-23 Winter
COURSE NUMBER: SOCI 205 (Formerly SOCI 201)
COURSE TITLE: Canadian Social Problems
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr Jennifer Braun
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will examine selected Canadian social problems with various sociological theories. Topics include Indigenous - settler relations, health and illness, poverty and class inequality, crime and violence, gender inequality, and racism.

This course is considered a Canadian Studies course for the purposes of King's B.Ed. (AD).
REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Theresa Anzovino, Jamie Oresar, Deborah Boutolier, Walk a Mile: A Journey Towards Justice and Equity in Canadian Society - interactive edition - ebook only. 2nd  ISBN:  , Mandatory, Essential to Pass the Course
  • Katherena Vermette, The Break.   ISBN: 9781487001117, Mandatory, Essential to Pass the Course
  • See Dr Braun for alternate book if necessary.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Friday Journals 20%
Midterm 20%
Book Review 25%
Final 25%
Reading Quizzes 10%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
  • Recognize and understand the foundational concepts and principles in sociology
  • Understand the methods and theories that inform the practice of sociology
  • Develop the “sociological imagination” to see interconnections between individuals and larger Canadian society
  • Be able to challenge normative assumptions about how the world works
  • Develop a capacity for critical thought and reflection
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Land Acknowledgement and Introduction to the Class
  • What is Sociology?
  • Diversity, Oppression, Privilege
  • Forms of Oppression
  • Social Inequality
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Race and Racialization
  • Indigenous Issues
  • Immigration
  • Multiculturalism
  • Religion
  • Abilitiy
  • Families


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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