CAN416 - Toronto:Diversity our Strength

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Subject Title
Toronto:Diversity our Strength

Subject Description

Toronto: Diversity our Strength explores this dynamic city where people, cultures, languages, ideas, and opportunities meet.  Toronto is Canada?s largest and most culturally diverse city. It has an incredible food scene and characteristic neighbourhoods that are like miniature cities in themselves. Let?s explore Toronto to see what makes it such a vibrant city. 

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:

  • Discuss significant events that have shaped Toronto’s history 
  • Discuss the unique qualities of some of the neighbourhoods that make up Toronto 
  • Analyse factors that contribute to Toronto’s cultural diversity and social inequities 
  • Explore exhibits and community events at the City’s cultural centres and galleries to highlight the diversity of life in the city 
  • Explain how Toronto’s popular landmarks help to define the city 

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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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.