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McLaughlin College Courses
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Listed below are the 1000-level and 2000-level nine-credit foundations courses which are part of the Faculty of Arts general education requirement. These courses introduce students to interdisciplinary study and emphasize critical thinking, reading and writing skills at the university level, and reflect the academic mandate of the college.
AS/HUMA 1825 9.00 Law and Morality
This course examines aspects of the relationships between law and morality. Questions include: What is law? What is morality? How do they overlap, and how are they different? Should the law enforce morality? How do these issues affect our daily lives? (This course is affiliated with McLaughlin College.)
AS/HUMA 1950 9.00 Concepts of Male and Female in the West
An examination of the origins of, and the interrelationships among, gender, male and female concepts and roles through myth, literature, art and artifacts from various Western cultures, past and present. (This course is affiliated with McLaughlin College.) Degree credit exclusion: AS/HUMA 1950 6.00.
AS/HUMA 2960 9.00 The Body in Western Culture
From an interdisciplinary perspective this course explores the attitudes of Western culture to the body and to entities such as soul, spirit and mind which have been contrasted with it. (This course is affiliated with McLaughlin College.)
AS/SOSC 1130 9.00 International Migration
This course examines why people leave their native lands and what becomes of them in countries to which they migrate, with particular reference to the impact of the immigration of the host country, using Canadian examples. (This course is affiliated with McLaughlin College.) Degree credit exclusions: AS/GEOG 2310 6.00, AS/SOSC 1130 6.00, AS/SOSC 1139 9.00, AK/SOSC 2000 6.00.
AS/SOSC 1140 9.00 Self, Culture and Society
The course concerns the development of concepts of culture by which individuals seek to understand themselves and the world about them, using materials from anthropology, sociology and philosophy, and with the aim of developing a critique of our own situation. (This course is affiliated with McLaughlin College.) Degree credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 1140 6.00.
AS/SOSC 1188 9.00 Women's Roles
The intersection of gender and culture is considered, with emphasis on women's issues. We explore the role of women in Canada and elsewhere, assessing how nation and culture shape gender discourse, and we examine aboriginal issues at home and abroad. (This course is affiliated with McLaughlin College.)
AS/SOSC 1200 9.00 Canadian Problems
The conceptual framework that has been developed out of this experience is used to examine a number of contemporary problems, selected each year on the basis of their topicality and relevance to a comprehensive understanding of current Canadian public policy. (This course is affiliated with McLaughlin College.) Degree credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 1200 6.00.
AS/SOSC 1350 9.00 Women and the Law
This course explores the role of gender within the context of the legal system. Current issues that highlight the relationship between gender and law are examined by analyzing both legislation and case law. Topics include: divorce, rape and equal pay. (This course is affiliated with McLaughlin College.) Degree credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 1350 6.00.
AS/SOSC 1520 9.00 Markets and Democracy: The Development of Industrial Society
The development of industrial capitalism has entailed profound changes in ways of living. The course will consider the spread of the market economy, the industrialization of production and the associated transformation of social and political institutions and ideas. (This course is affiliated with McLaughlin College.) Degree credit exclusions: AS/SOSC 1520 6.00, AS/SOSC 2510 6.00.
AS/SOSC 1535 9.00 Societies and Economic Systems
This course examines the 20th century's two dominant economic systems: Western capitalism and eastern European socialism. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the theory and practice of both systems, and discusses movement between them. (This course is affiliated with McLaughlin College.)
AS/SOSC 1650 9.00 Introduction to Criminology
This course is an introduction to criminology through a critical investigation of the processes and structures that designate criminality and delinquency; the relationship between control and consent; the administration of "justice", and; the contexts (cultural, political and economic) for legal contests. (This course is affiliated with McLaughlin College.) Degree credit exclusion: AS/SOCI 1011 6.00. Note: Students must achieve a grade of at least B (6.0) in this course (or equivalent) in order to be permitted to continue as a Major in Criminology, or to pursue additional Criminology courses at the 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels. Under exceptional circumstances, non-majors who have not obtained a grade of at least B (6.0) may apply for special consideration to enrol in a Criminology course for which AS/CRIM/SOSC 1650 9.00 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. This application should be made to the Criminology program coordinator.
Cross-listed to: AS/CRIM 1650 9.00, AS/SOSC 1650 9.00
AS/SOSC 2150 9.00 Families in Crisis: Issues of Health Environments and Poverty
This course examines the crisis of the contemporary family. We use the family therapy literature to examine the crisis within the family system; and we also use the critical perspectives of Marxism, psychoanalysis and feminism to understand the position of the family in the surrounding social world. (This course is affiliated with McLaughlin College.) Degree credit exclusions: AS/SOSC 2150 6.00, AS/SOCI 3660 6.00, AS/SOSC 3150 6.00.
AS/SOSC 2200 9.00 Sovereignty and Democracy: Canada in the New Global Economy
A critical assessment of the body of knowledge on Canada as it has developed in selected disciplines. Works of various scholars are examined to illustrate approaches used. (This course is affiliated with McLaughlin College.) Degree credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 2200 6.00.