THE KING'S UNIVERSITY
||"Race" and Ethnicity in Canada|
|NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:
||Dr. Randy Haluza-Delay|
|CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:
||credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)|
||Issues around race, ethnicity, nation and culture raise a great
deal of debate, and at times discomfort. This course will focus on the
ways in which ethnic relations have been theorized sociologically. This
course also aims to come to a critical understanding of these concepts,
and study how they impact connections between ethno-cultural groups in
Prerequisites: Three credits in sociology at the introductory level
- Culleton Mosionier, Beatrice. 1999. In Search of April Raintree: (Critical Edition.) Winnipeg: Portage & Main Press. (Original novel published 1983).
- Stazewich, Vic and Nikolaos Liodakis. 2013 'Race' and Ethnicity in Canada: A critical introduction (3rd ed.) Toronto: Oxford University Press.
- A course reader with additional readings is also required.
|MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:||
|Issue presentation or project (Globe Aware?)||20%|
|Reflective Project (essay, journal, video, art)||30%|
In SOCI 318 you will:|
- Gain knowledge about the diversity of the Canadian population.
- Develop an understanding of “race” as a social construction used to categorize peoples.
- Understand the effects of such categorization, such as racism and social stratification.
the history of Aboriginal peoples in modern Canada and begin to
acknowledge the unique political status of Aboriginal peoples.
how this position affects the social life of the country, such as
treaty rights, urban Aboriginal migration, land claims and cultural
- Grapple with disparate claims about Canada as a multicultural country.
- Who am I? Concepts of culture, race, ethnicity
- Canada as Mosaic
- Theories of ‘race’ and ethnicity
- Culture, diversity, identity Multiculturalism intro (Experience as Racialized person)
- Ethnicity, diversity in Canada - demography and history
- Multiculturalism, Racialization
- First Nations - history, culture
- Indigenous identity, the colonized mind
- First Nations - Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
- First Nations - urban Aboriginals, land claims
- First Nations wrap-up
- Topic: Immigration
- Canadian Diversity - stratification, employment equity
- Canadian Multiculturalism – navigating cohesion and pluralism
- Rethinking Nationalism, Identity, Multiculturalism in a Globalizing World
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.