Spring 2016 - SA 100W D100
Perspectives on Canadian Society (SA) (4)
Class Number: 1913
Delivery Method: In Person
An examination of Canadian society from the perspective of the social sciences -- an introduction both to the nature of Canadian society and to the use of sociological and anthropological concepts applied to the analysis of modern societies in general. This course is meant to appeal to those who specifically wish to expand their knowledge of Canadian Society, and also to those who may be considering further work in sociology and anthropology. Topics to be considered include class structure, the nature of Canada's population, regional variation, gender relations, multiculturalism, native issues. Writing/Breadth-Social Sci.
Lectures include perspectives on a variety of related issues: Canadian uniqueness and identity, regionalism and Québec sovereignty, Canadian autonomy and dependency, property rights and the environment, ethnicity and multiculturalism, immigrant mobility and urban experience, youth and computerized work, social inequality and Aboriginal economic development, and perspectives on cultural industries.
- Test 1 20%
- Test 2 20%
- Research essay 40%
- Tutorial participation 20%
Unless otherwise specified on the course outline, all other graded assignments in this course must be completed for a final grade other than N to be assigned.
Academic Dishonesty and Misconduct Policy
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology follows SFU policy in relation to grading practices, grade appeals (Policy T 20.01) and academic dishonesty and misconduct procedures (S10.01‐ S10.04). Unless otherwise informed by your instructor in writing, in graded written assignments you must cite the sources you rely on and include a bibliography/list of references, following an instructor-approved citation style. It is the responsibility of students to inform themselves of the content of SFU policies available on the SFU website: http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student.html.
Harry H. Hiller. Canadian Society: A Macro Analysis. (Ontario: Prentice-Hall Canada). Fifth edition.
Custom Courseware, "Perspectives on Canadian Society," compiled by K. Froschauer.
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