The following courses are offered through the Office of the Dean of Social Science. The content and focus of the courses listed span several disciplines, rather than being confined to a single area.
This course emphasizes the transition of Canada from a European colonial society to an immigrant, multicultural society. A multidisciplinary approach will be taken in dealing with the specific problems facing Canada today. (See 4.13.2.)
A multidisciplinary course designed to illustrate the complexities and various perspectives of environmental studies. During the term, instructors from a variety of departments in the arts, social sciences, and sciences will introduce environmental issues of concern in their own disciplines. Topical lectures and readings serve as a basis for introducing approaches to the environment from a variety of perspectives. (See 4.13.13.)
Current issues of importance will be examined from diverse viewpoints (e.g., religious, moral, economic, legal, technological, etc.). Several of the Fellows of Canterbury College will be responsible for instruction. The format will vary and may include lectures, seminars, discussions, debates, papers, etc.
Introduction to measurement of variables, organization and description of numerical data, testing hypotheses, inference, and interpretation of findings in the Social Sciences. Topics include descriptive statistics, normal distribution, probability, sampling, hypothesis testing, t-tests, correlation, and chi-square tests. (See 4.2.10 regarding credit for other statistics courses.)
An examination of how Canada was constructed as a modern technological society. The course explores how this has been critically analyzed in terms of dependency, both economic and cultural, challenges the analysis, and presents other images and possibilities for being Canadian in the emerging global technological order.