Courses

Core Courses

AP/SOSC 1000 9.0 Introduction to Social Science
AP/SOSC 1009 9.0 Introduction to Social Science (ESL)
AP/SOSC 1000 6.0 W Introduction to Social Science
AP/SOSC 1009 6.0 W Introduction to Social Science (ESL)
AP/SOSC 2000 6.0 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social Inquiry

Social Science Courses

Fall/Winter 2017-2018

**Please note that there are limited spaces available to ISS students in these courses**

AP/SOSC 2005 6.0 Special Topics in ISS: Body, Power and Society
AP/SOSC 2110 6.0 Critical Study of Health and Society
AP/SOSC 2150 6.0 Health in Crisis
AP/SOSC 2210 6.0 Labour Relations in Canada
AP/SOSC 2211 6.0 Workplace Diversity
AP/SOSC 2330 6.0 Political Economy of Law, Policy and Organization
AP/SOSC 2340 6.0 Intermediate Business and Society
AP/SOSC 2351 6.0 Human Rights in Socio-Legal Context
AP/SOSC 2460 6.0 Contemporary Latin America
AP/SOSC 2480 6.0 Introduction to African Studies
AP/SOSC 2652 6.0 Criminal Justice Systems
AP/SOSC 2710 6.0 City Lives and City Forms
AP/SOSC 2800 6.0 Developments in Comparative and Historical Perspective
AP/SOSC 2801 3.0 W Approaches to Economies of Development
AP/SOSC 3005 3.0 F Special Topics in ISS: Disabling Race / Racing Disability
AP/SOSC 3005 3.0 W Special Topics in ISS: Neighbourhood Advocacy
AP/SOSC 3005 6.0 Special Topics in ISS: Consequences of Colonialism
AP/SOSC 3041 6.0 The Social Economy and Alternative Development
AP/SOSC 3042 3.0 F Business and Social Exclusion in the Global South
AP/SOSC 3043 3.0 W Comparative Perspectives on Business and Social Exclusion
AP/SOSC 3240 3.0 F Labour and Globalization I: North American Perspectives
AP/SOSC 3241 3.0 W Labour and Globalization II: Comparative Perspectives
AP/SOSC 3360 6.0 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
AP/SOSC 3365 6.0 Privacy and the Law
AP/SOSC 3393 3.0 W Queering Law
AP/SOSC 3410 6.0 Political Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
AP/SOSC 3481 6.0 An Introduction to African Diasporas: Identities and Practices
AP/SOSC 3543 6.0 Gender and Development
AP/SOSC 3652 3.0 Ethnographies of Crime and Policing
AP/SOSC 3711 3.0 F Theory and Practice of Urban Planning I: Ideas and Themes
AP/SOSC 3712 3.0 W Theory and Practice of Urban Planning II: Planning Workshop
AP/SOSC 3714 3.0 F Cities and Climate Change
AP/SOSC 3715 3.0 W The Urban Professional
AP/SOSC 3717 3.0 F Urban Transportation: Introduction to Critical Issues
AP/SOSC 3718 3.0 W Introduction to Urban Design
AP/SOSC 3720 3.0 W Cities and Film
AP/SOSC 3745 3.0 W City Building: Current Issues in Canadian Urbanism
AP/SOSC 3760 3.0 Toronto Urban Region
AP/SOSC 3801 6.0 Understanding Development Planning and Management
AP/SOSC 3802 3.0 W Policy Making in Context: Development and Sustainability
AP/SOSC 3815 3.0 F Jobs, Unemployment and Canadian Labour Market Policy

Theory Courses

AP/SOSC 2560 6.0 Ideology and Everyday Life
AP/SOSC 2570 6.0 Human Nature and Political Thought
AP/SOSC 2571 6.0 F Introduction to Social and Political Thought
AP/SOSC 3515 6.0 Social and Political Thought: East and West

Honours Capstone Courses

AP/SOSC 4000 6.0A Topics in Social Science Research: Multiculturalism & its Discontents
AP/SOSC 4000 6.0B Topics in Social Science Research: Between Truth and Lies: The Role of Social Science in a "Post-Fact" World
AP/SOSC 4001 6.0 Critical Issues in Tourism Studies
AP/SOSC 4002 6.0 Human Zoos: Spectacle and the Politics of Spectatorship
(Not offered in Fall/Winter 2017-18)
AP/SOSC 4511 6.0 F Social and Political Thought Seminar

Additional 4000-level Courses

AP/SOSC 4043 6.0 Corporate Governance and Business Law in Comparative Context
AP/SOSC 4044 6.0 Ethics and Economics
AP/SOSC 4045 6.0 Business, Communications and Society
AP/SOSC 4046 6.0 Social Economy Practicum (Pending Instructor's Approval)
AP/SOSC 4048 3.0 F The Business of Fair Trade
AP/SOSC 4049 3.0 W The Business of Food and Farming
AP/SOSC 4146 3.0 F Health and Humanitarianism
AP/SOSC 4250 3.0 F Special Topics in Work and Labour Studies
AP/SOSC 4450 3.0 W Culture and Politics in the Americas
AP/SOSC 4510 6.0 African Popular Culture
AP/SOSC 4600 6.0 International Development Studies Seminar
(Pending Instructor's Approval)
AP/SOSC 4605 6.0 International Development Placement Course
(Pending Instructor's Approval)
AP/SOSC 4607 3.0 F Indigeneity and International Development
AP/SOSC 4710 6.0 Urban Field Experience

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Special Topics in ISS (2017-18)

AP/SOSC 2005 6.0 - Special Topics in ISS: Body, Power and Society
Course Director: Lykke de la Cour
Term: Y

Course Description:
In this course we examine the body as a site through which modern forms of power are enacted, but also contested in Western societies.  Drawing on a range of  interdisciplinary approaches and critical social theories, the course explores  the interconnection between bodies and power as a dispersed phenomenon,  embedded in a variety of state, institutional, social, cultural, and individual  practices that (re)produce inequitable social relations linked to class, gender,  race, sexuality, and disability. Students will reflect on the relationship  between corporeal experience and the wider society, including issues such as  social regulation, agency, and embodied forms of transgression and resistance.

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AP/SOSC 3005 3.0 Special Topics in ISS: Disabling Race/Racing Disability
Course Director: Lykke de la Cour
Term: F
Time: W 2:30-5:30
Room: 322 BC

AP/SOSC 3005 3.0 Special Topics in ISS: Neighbourhood Advocacy
Course Director: Tanja Juric
Term: W
Time: R 11:30-2:30
Room: 180 HNE

Course Description: What are some of the challenges affecting neighbourhoods today? How are members of those neighbourhoods responding to those challenges? This course introduces students to the impetus, process and effect of neighbourhood advocacy. As part of the course, students will attend and observe two neighbourhood meetings (or actions) to see how community members identify, organize and respond to issues affecting life in their neighbourhood. Potential issues include the effects of gentrification, urban intensification and the struggle to maintain green space or mixed-­‐use space.

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AP/SOSC 3005 6.0 Special Topics in ISS: Consequences of Colonialism: North American Experience
Course Director: Paul Baxter
Term: FW
Time: F 11:30-2:30
Room: 1005 VH

Course Description: There is virtually no place on the planet or any kind of human activity that has not been affected in some way by the actions of the imperial powers in the West. While the history of Western colonialism is well-known, scholars are only now beginning to come to grips with the long-term contemporary effects of colonial experience. This course enables students to explore this issue by using an inter-sectional and case-study approach to various aspects of the contemporary consequences of colonialism.

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AP/SOSC 4000 6.0 A Topics in Social Science Research: Multiculturalism & Its Discontents
Course Director: Tanja Juric
Term: FW
Time: T 2:30-5:30
Room: 006 ACE

Course Description: This course explores what multiculturalism is, what it was intended to do, and the role it has in today’s society. Students learn about the social, legal and political foundations of multiculturalism and some of the current challenges and critiques launched against it, especially in relation to religious diversity in our security-focused post 9/11 age.

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AP/SOSC 4000 6.0 B Topics in Social Science Research: Between Truth & Lies: the Social Sciences in a Post-Fact World
Course Director: Paul Baxter
Term: FW
Time: W 8:30-11:30
Room: 006 ACE

Course Description: This course explores the implications of “post-facts” in all of its nuances. It does so in a way that focuses on the practical, or real-world, ways that the “post-fact” strategy is used in all sorts of social activities. Far from being confined to politics, students will discover that “post-facts” are riven through almost all of our social activities. This course examines the causes behind the rise of “post-facts” in a number of ways, placing emphasis on the ways that the rise of pervasive social irrationalism and anti-intellectualism contributed to the emergence of a wide-spread skepticism about truth. We will begin with the claim that it is not a fact that social scientists have disappeared. On the contrary, there are more people doing social science now than ever before, but it may be that no one is listening to them anymore. Hence, we have to ask ourselves how did we, as students of social science, become so irrelevant to social affairs?

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AP/SOSC 4001 6.0 Critical Issues in Tourism Studies
Course Director: Matthew Tegelberg
Term: FW
Time: M 2:30-5:30
Room: 006 ACE

Course Description: This course examines how tourism has developed socially and spatially in the context of globalization and vast disparities of wealth and power. It takes an interdisciplinary approach combining theories from anthropology, tourism studies, international development, postcolonial studies, communication and cultural studies. Some topics covered include: voluntourism, enclave tourism, backpacking, dark tourism, ecotourism and sex tourism.

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