CAN275 - Current Canadian Issues

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Subject Title
Current Canadian Issues

Subject Description
This subject will explore some of the major political and social issues confronting Canadians both within our borders and on the world stage. Students will be exposed to theoretical concepts which can be useful in understanding and analyzing these issues and discover why some issues get attention while others do not. Issues of equality, race and ethnic relations, gender relations, family, work, education, the global economy and social change will be investigated and discussed with a view to learning various approaches to resolving existing problems.

Credit Status
One general education elective credit in the Arts and Humanities category.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Identify and analyze a variety of current social and political issues in Canada

2. Determine the conditions which must exist in order for an issue in society to be defined as a social problem

3. Demonstrate an understanding of how competing interests influence political and social policy

4. Demonstrate and understanding of how social structure, religion, culture, and gender influence the perception of issues

5. Trace the historical origins and influences within society that have resulted in the current issues facing Canadians

6. Gain an understanding of how one's own perceptions and values contribute to defining political and social issues in society

7. Discover various ways and means to become personally involved in bringing about social change in Canada and the world

8. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of at least one current issue facing Canadians

Academic Integrity
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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.