COURSE Code: SOCI 029
Canada, in the 21st century, is experiencing profound and unprecedented transformations and challenges in its economic, social, political, and cultural realms. In our diverse and multicultural society, we are constantly being bombarded with new and conflicting information as we try to make informed and rational decisions in our daily lives. This course will provide students with the methodological, theoretical and research tools and skills necessary to critically analyze information, data and human behavior at both the individual (micro) and institutional levels (macro) of Canadian society. Students will be encouraged to ask relevant and probing questions in order to better understand the global impact on our contemporary and diverse society. A flourishing democracy and dynamic civil society needs engaged citizens who have a global perspective, who participate in the electoral process, and who are critical consumers and active participants in their local communities.