INS400 - Canada in the Global World: Citizenship, Migration and Belonging

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Subject Title
Canada in the Global World: Citizenship, Migration and Belonging

Subject Description
This course analyses the historical and contemporary issues relating to the patterns, processes, and politics of global migration and immigration. Different types of migration including forced migrations, migrations due to climate change and political instability will be considered in the context of their impact on the Canadian experience. The factors that contribute to immigration and migration, the challenges of migrant workers and the challenges of migrants in their host countries will be discussed.  Throughout the course, the complexities and dynamics of global migration and the role immigrants play in the socioeconomic and political development in the places where they migrate to is examined.

Credit Status
INS400 - Upper level LSO in Social Science category or upper level INS course in Social Science category.

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

- Discuss the patterns, processes, and politics associated with the movement of people    
  around the globe
- Explore theoretical models about the causes and consequences of migration and 
- Examine the historical and contemporary factors facing people as they move to
  new locations
- Explain the role immigrants play in relation to the global economy and the Canadian   
  socioeconomic and political development
- Analyze the impact of race, identity, ethnicity, religion and orientation of the migrants
  in the places where they migrate.

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.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

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.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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