Pathways in Interdisciplinary Social Science

The Interdisciplinary Social Science Program has an introductory methods course at the 2000 level and is designed around “core” courses offered at the 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels. In order for students to complete their required credits, the program offers three optional pathways:

I.        Self, Culture and Society
II.       Land, Food and Climate Justice
III.      Social Theory and Method

Students are encouraged to select courses from one or more of these optional pathways based on their particular interests and learning objectives.

Core Courses

Core Methods Course
Students are required to take the following ISS core methods course.

AP/SOSC 2000 6.0 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social Inquiry

Core Theory Courses
Students are required to take at least 6 credits from the following list of core 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
AP/SOSC 3552 6.0 Political Economy as a Moral Science


Honours Capstone Courses

Honours majors are required to take one 6 credit Honours Capstone course from the following list.

AP/SOSC 4000 6.0 Topics in Social Science Research: Land & Food
AP/SOSC 4001 6.0 Critical Issues in Tourism Studies
(Not offered in 2019-20)
AP/SOSC 4002 6.0 Human Zoos: Spectacle and the Politics of Spectatorship
(Not offered in 2019-20)
AP/SOSC 4003 6.0 Phenomenology for Social Science
AP/SOSC 4004 6.0 Skepticism and Social Science Inquiry
AP/SOSC 4511 6.0 Social and Political Thought Seminar

Self, Culture and Society


ISS Course Offerings in Fall/Winter 2019-2020

AP/SOSC 2560 6.0 Ideology and Everyday Life
AP/SOSC 3007 6.0 Colonialism and Reconciliation in Settler Societies
AP/SOSC 3008 6.0 Body, Power and Society
(Not offered in 2019-20)
AP/SOSC 3009 3.0 Disability and Race (Not offered in 2019-20)
AP/SOSC 3516 6.0 Subjectivities of the Subaltern
AP/SOSC 4001 6.0 Critical Issues in Tourism Studies
(Not offered in 2019-20)

 


Extended list course offerings in Fall/Winter 2019-2020

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

AP/SOSC 2110 6.0 Critical Study of Health and Society
AP/SOSC 2210 6.0 Labour Relations in Canada
AP/SOSC 2211 6.0 Workplace Diversity
AP/SOSC 3042 3.0 F Business & Social Exclusion in the Global South
AP/SOSC 3043 3.0 W Business & Social Exclusion: Comparative Perspectives
AP/SOSC 3101 3.0 Health & Development in the Global South
AP/SOSC 3116 6.0 The Patient
AP/SOSC 3121 3.0 Race & Health
AP/SOSC 3130 6.0 Women & Work
AP/SOSC 3920 6.0 Disability & Society
AP/SOSC 3240 3.0 Labour & Globalization I: North American Perspectives
AP/SOSC 3241 3.0 Labour & Globalization II: Comparative Perspectives
AP/SOSC 3232 3.0 Sex Work/Sex Labour
AP/SOSC 3365 6.0 Privacy & the Law
AP/SOSC 3393 3.0 Queering Law
AP/SOSC 3481 6.0 Introduction to African Diasporas
AP/SOSC 3543 6.0 Introduction to Gender & Development
AP/SOSC 3652 3.0 Ethnographies of Crime and Policing
AP/SOSC 3755 6.0 Hip Hop and the City (Not offered in 2019-20)
AP/SOSC 3980 3.0 Workers Organizations
AP/SOSC 4045 6.0 Business, Communications & Society
AP/SOSC 4046 6.0 Social Economy Practicum
AP/SOSC 4146 3.0 Health & Humanitarianism
AP/SOSC4450 3.0 Culture & Politics in the Americas
AP/SOSC 4510 6.0 African Popular Culture
AP/SOSC 4700 6.0 Urban Studies Seminar

Land, Food and Climate Justice

ISS Course Offerings in Fall/Winter 2019-2020

AP/SOSC 2007 6.0 Representing Climate Change
AP/SOSC 3006 6.0 Technology and Social Movements (Not offered in 2019-20)
AP/SOSC 3007 6.0 Colonialism and Reconciliation in Settler Societies (Not offered in 2019-20)
AP/SOSC 4001 6.0 Critical Issues in Tourism Studies
AP/SOSC 4002 6.0 Human Zoos: Spectacle and the Politics of Spectatorship


Extended list course offerings in Fall/Winter 2019-2020

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

AP/SOSC 2150 6.0 Health in Crisis: Issues of Health Environments & Poverty
AP/SOSC 2710 6.0 City Lives & City Forms
AP/SOSC 2800 6.0 Development in Comparative & Historical Perspective
AP/SOSC 3168 3.0 Environmental Health
AP/SOSC 3714 3.0 Cities and Climate Change
AP/SOSC 3717 3.0 Urban Transportation
AP/SOSC 3718 3.0 Introduction to Urban Design
AP/SOSC 3745 3.0 City Building: Current Issues in Canadian Urbanism
AP/SOSC 3746 3.0 Cities as Neighbourhoods & Communities
AP/SOSC 3760 3.0 Toronto Urban Region
AP/SOSC 3921 6.0 Indigenous Health & Healing
AP/SOSC 4046 6.0 Social Economy Practicum
AP/SOSC 4048 3.0 The Business of Fair Trade
AP/SOSC 4049 3.0 The Business of Food & Farming
AP/SOSC 4607 3.0 Indigeneity & International Development

Social Theory and Method

ISS Course Offerings in Fall/Winter 2019-2020

SOSC 2560 6.0 Ideology and Everyday Life
SOSC 2570 6.0 Human Nature and Political Thought
SOSC 2571 6.0 Introduction to Social and Political Thought
SOSC 3512 6.0 Postcolonial Theory (Not offered in 2019-20)
SOSC 3514 6.0 Western Theories of the ‘Other’ (Not offered in 2019-20)
SOSC 3515 6.0 Social and Political Thought: East Meets West
SOSC 3516 6.0 Subjectivities of the Subaltern
SOSC 3552 6.0 Political Economy as Moral Science
SOSC 4003 6.0 Phenomenology for Social Science
SOSC 4004 6.0 Skepticism and Social Science Inquiry
SOSC 4511 6.0 Social and Political Thought Seminar

Extended list course offerings in Fall/Winter 2019-2020
**Please note that there are limited spaces available to ISS students in these courses**

SOSC 2351 6.0 Human Rights in Socio-Legal Context
SOSC 4044 6.0 Ethics and Economics
SOSC 4043 6.0 Corporate Governance and Business Law in Comparative Context
SOSC 4047 6.0 The Business of Neoliberal Globalization
SOSC 4370 6.0 State of the Art in Law & Society
SOSC 4600 6.0 International Development Studies Seminar
SOSC 4604 3.0 Aspects of Development Studies Research
SOSC 4735 6.0 Seminar in Urban Theory