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Browse through the database below to explore courses that will fulfill certain degree requirements in the Business & Society program.

When registering for classes on the Course Timetable website, be sure to carefully read through the "Notes/Additional Fees" section of each course you select. This section contains important details on delivery methods for each course during the Fall/Winter 2021-2022 term. Remember that REMT & ONLN are completely online courses and LECT, TUT, BLEN and SEMR could have in-person components.

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AP/ECON 1000 3.00
Introduction To Microeconomics

Introduces the principles and methods of economics with emphasis on microeconomic theory. Topics include general and basic concepts of demand and supply, utility analysis and demand, production and costs, pricing in competitive and monopolistic markets, ...

AP/ECON 1010 3.00
Introduction To Macroeconomics

Introduces the principles and methods of economics with emphasis on macroeconomic theory. Topics include basic models of national income and employment determination, fiscal policy, banking and monetary policy, the theory of international trade and finance, ...

AP/SOSC 1340 6.00
Introduction To Business & Society

This course introduces major themes in the field of business and society, including various theoretical approaches and concepts. Particular attention is paid to specific historical developments in the rise of the capitalist economy, and the ...

AP/SOSC 1340 9.00
Introduction To Business & Society

This course introduces major themes in the field of business and society, including various theoretical approaches and concepts. Particular attention is paid to specific historical developments in the rise of the capitalist economy, and the ...

AP/SOSC 1341 9.00
Introduction To The Social Economy

This course introduces students to the social economy (including co-operatives, credit unions, worker-owned firms, non-profit social service organizations, etc.). It investigates the history of the social economy and its potential contributions to local, regional and ...

SC/MATH 1532 3.00
Statistics For Business And Society

An introduction to statistics with an emphasis on concepts and applications relevant in the Business and Society program. Students learn basic and practical statistical techniques to explore and analyze data. Emphasis is placed on statistical ...

EUC/ENVS 2000 6.00
Environmental Politics, Justice And Arts

How do we change the world? How do we construct a just society in creative ways? This Area focuses on facing todays environmental challenges through politics, art, philosophy, education and media. You will examine the ...

AP/PHIL 2060 3.00
Social & Political Philosophy

An introduction to philosophy focusing on problems concerning the nature of society, the nature of the state, justice and human rights, freedom and censorship, etc.

AP/PHIL 2070 3.00
Introduction To Ethics

A basic introduction both to the major ethical theories in Western thought and to some basic Meta-ethical questions concerning the possibility of moral truth.

AP/PHIL 2075 3.00
Introduction To Applied Ethics

An introduction to ethics focusing on the application of ethical theories to controversial public issues such as abortion, affirmative action and euthanasia, among others.

AP/POLS 2201 3.00
Introduction To International Politics

The study of the forces that structure, power, conflict, compromise and cooperation both within states and among them, emphasizing the diversities and inequalities, the violence, and the on-going struggles to achieve political community that mark ...

AP/SOSC 2330 6.00
The Political Economy Of Law, Policy And Organization

This course considers economics as a form of moral argument. This course considers how economists evaluate existing government policies in a broad variety of areas, including housing policies and rent control, environmental protection and gender ...

AP/SOSC 2340 6.00
Intermediate Business & Society

An introduction to business and society studies, emphasizing the interaction of economic and social development globally and in the Canadian context, and introducing the perspectives of economics, mathematics and statistics, political science, psychology, labour studies ...

AP/SOSC 2342 6.00
The Firm, Organization And Management

This course is for students taking the Firm and Organization stream in Business and Society. It introduces students to different disciplinary perspectives on organizations, the firm, management and the role of business schools in Anglo-American ...

AP/POLS 2400 3.00
Introduction To Comparative Politics

An introduction to the comparative study of political systems, institutions, and processes. The second half of the course will examine in detail the government and politics of specific countries and regions

/ENVS 2400 6.00
Foundations Of Environmental Management

Drawing on the natural and social sciences, this course examines the role of policy and management strategies in addressing environmental, nature resource and conservation challenges, in ways supportive of sustainable development. It provides an overview ...

AP/GEOG 2420 3.00
Introductory Statistical Analysis In Geography

This introductory course aims to provide a working knowledge of several statistical techniques which are widely used in many branches of geography. Some attention is also given to broader questions concerning the nature of the ...

AP/SOSC 2571 6.00
Intro To Modern Soc Political Thought

This course provides a broad introduction to the interdisciplinary study of modern social and political thought. Through critical readings and analyses of primary texts, students become familiar with the rise of the liberal tradition, focusing ...

AP/POLS 2940 6.00
Introduction To International Politics

This course explores the forces that structure power, conflict, compromise and cooperation both within states and among them, emphasizing the diversities and inequalities, the violence, and the on-going struggles to achieve political community that mark ...

AP/POLS 2950 6.00
States & Societies-Global Context: Comparative Politics

Introduction to Comparative Politics. An introduction to the comparative study of political systems, institutions, and processes. The second half of the course will examine in detail the government and politics of specific countries and regions.

EUC/ENVS 3000 3.00
Environmental Ethics & Epistemology

This course identifies, examines, and compares ethical perspectives from diverse traditions with a particular focus on the interplay of ethics and epistemology, and metaphysical issues and their relationship to underlying cultural, environmental, and spiritual values. ...

AP/PHIL 3020 3.00
Ethics

An advanced course in theoretical ethics, understood as covering both normative ethical theory and meta-ethics.

AP/SOSC 3040 6.00
Corporate Social Responsibility

Investigates the theory and practice of Corporate Social Responsibility programs, including the normative and social science analysis of particular issues and practices, as well as their role in regulation and legitimation in larger political economy ...

AP/SOSC 3040 6.00
Corporate Social Responsibility

Investigates the theory and practice of Corporate Social Responsibility programs, including the normative and social science analysis of particular issues and practices, as well as their role in regulation and legitimation in larger political economy ...

AP/SOSC 3041 6.00
The Social Economy And Alt. Development

The course examines alternative business and economic structures to those of the private corporation in the contemporary world. Particular attention is paid to cooperatives and worker-owned firms and their impact not just on those who ...

AP/SOSC 3042 3.00
Business & Social Exclusion In The Global South

This course is for students in the Business and Society program. It investigates the intersection of business practices and systemic bias against marginalized groups - in particular visible minorities and women in the global economy.

AP/SOSC 3043 3.00
Comparative Perspectives On Social Exclusion & Business

This course is for students in the Business and Society program. It investigates the intersection of business practices and systemic bias against marginalized groups - in particular visible minorities and women in Canada and the ...

AP/SOSC 3044 3.00
Green Business

This course focuses on the business and management implications of environmental change in both the Global South and Global North. Concepts and tools covered in the course identify and measure impacts of production and other ...

AP/SOSC 3045 3.00
Finance and Society

This course takes an interdisciplinary social scientific approach to the study of finance in contemporary society. It explores the process of financialization from the late 1970s until present, along with the social impact of this ...

AP/PHIL 3110 3.00
Political Philosophy

An exploration of major topics in political philosophy, such as the authority of the state, the justification of private property, the nature of rights, theories of justice, and political equality.

EUC/ENVS 3120 3.00
Environmental History

Examines the culture-environment relationship in historical perspective. The focus is on the ways in which social change is triggered by environmental change and vice-versa. Case studies illustrate general patterns of change, such as those associated ...

AP/ADMS 3120 3.00
Gender Issues In Management

Uses feminist principles and pedagogy to examine gender issues relevant to managing career and life, including for example pay equity, harassment, stereotyping, power and assertiveness, diversity, mentoring, self-care and balance, with the goal of understanding ...

AP/GEOG 3130 3.00
The Global Economy

This course examines the evolution of the world economy as well as the major institutions that have supported it, and interprets the new geography of investment, production and consumption that accompanies it.

EUC/ENVS 3130 3.00
Energy And The Environment In Canada

The course focuses on relationships between socio-economic development, energy use, and the environment in Canada. Energy sources, energy end use, energy technology, and energy institutions as well as the social and ecological impacts of energy ...

AP/ECON 3150 3.00
International Trade

Studies the microeconomic aspects of international trade, tracing its historical development from the theory of comparative costs to the theory of customs unions and tariffs. Topics include trade patterns, trade barriers and free trade versus ...

EUC/ENVS 3151 3.00
Environmental Politics And Advocacy

This course introduces students to a range of approaches and issues in environmental politics and advocacy. Themes include political dimensions of contemporary environmental problems; main currents in environmental political thought; and relations between governmental and ...

EUC/ENVS 3160 3.00
Race/Racism And Environmental Justice

Examines the intersection of "race"/racism and environmentalism. It begins from the premise that environmental issues are always already racialized. Issues as diverse as toxic facility siting, environmental assessment practices, ecological philosophies, and popular nature representations ...

EUC/ENVS 3170 3.00
Indigenous Environmental ThoughExplores various Traditional Aboriginal processes of "coming to know" the environment. Students will be guided through an examination of these Aboriginal relationships, as they existed traditionally, through times of critical change, and into the present. The underlying theme of this course will focus on individual, regional, and national ways of "being and becoming" environmentally responsible moving outwards towards a Global responsibility. Prerequisite: Third-year or fourth- year standing or by permission of the instructor.

Explores various Traditional Aboriginal processes of "coming to know" the environment. Students will be guided through an examination of these Aboriginal relationships, as they existed traditionally, through times of critical change, and into the present. ...

AP/ECON 3199 3.00
Approaches To Global Economics (Writing)

Explores approaches to the global economy, emphasizing structural and policy-related aspects.

AP/ECON 3200 3.00
Industrial Organization

Studies the non-strategic and strategic behavior of firms and industrial organizations under different market structures, with emphasis on imperfectly competitive markets. Topics include pricing and non- pricing strategies, vertical and horizontal restraints, entry deterrence, advertising, ...

AP/ECON 3200 3.00
Industrial Organization

Studies the non-strategic and strategic behaviour of firms and industrial organizations under different markets structures, with emphasis on imperfectly competitive markets. Topics include pricing and non-pricing strategies, vertical and horizontal restraints, entry deterrence, advertising, investment, ...

AP/POLS 3200 3.00
Global Conflict And Security I

This course acquaints students with issues surrounding conflict and security in global politics as it has evolved over the past three centuries. It examines the history and development of war from the medieval period to ...

AP/POLS 3210 3.00
Global Conflict And Security II

This course explores the issues surrounding different dimensions of conflict and security in the contemporary period. In its broadest sense, security can be understood not only in military, but also in political, economic, cultural and ...

AP/ANTH 3220 6.00
Greed, Globalization & The Gift: The Culture Of Capitalism

This course examines capitalist enterprise historically and ethnographically. It focuses upon forms of corporate capitalism; the historic spread of capitalism and the world system; globalization; and the failure of neo-liberal development to deliver economic prosperity.

EUC/ENVS 3226 3.00
Sustainable Urbanism: Environmental Planning And Design

Planning and design of sustainable human environments is explored in this course. Consideration of the ecological, social and economic impacts of past and present and alternative future settlement patterns and processes provides the context for ...

EUC/ENVS 3227 3.00
Urban Planning And Politics In Global Context

Examines urban planning practice. It examines the origins and evolution of urban planning taking into account political, social, economic, and cultural circumstances by examining case studies from the phenomenon of planetary urbanization. Prerequisite: Third-year or ...

AP/SOSC 3240 3.00
Labour And Globalization I: North American Perspectives

This course looks at the post-war assumptions governing the limits and possibilities of trade union action in mature welfare states. It moves to looking at labour in English Canada and Quebec, the US and Mexico, ...

AP/POLS 3240 3.00
Multilateralism I: The Un, Regional Organizations And International Law

Multilateralism concerns the management of conflict and the building of cooperation among the variety of political entities and agents that enter the field of world politics and governance. This course provides students with a better ...

AP/SOSC 3241 3.00
Labour And Globalization II: Comparative Perspectives

This course focuses on the changed environment for labour action and the search for new sources of trade union authority and power in the European Community, Russia, Australasia, Latin America and Africa.

AP/POLS 3250 3.00
Multilateralism II: The Political Econ. Of Int’L. Organizations

Multilateralism concerns the management of conflict and the building of cooperation among the variety of political entities and agents that enter the field of world politics and governance. The course builds upon the introduction provided ...

AP/POLS 3255 6.00
Human Rights And Global Economy

Explores challenges to the fulfillment of internationally recognized human rights posed by globalization, emphasizing socio-economic rights like food security, water and livelihood rights. Examines the role of states, international institutions, corporations and civil society in ...

EUC/ENVS 3320 3.00
Sex, Gender, Nature: Ecofeminist Perspectives

This course acquaints students with literature and advocacy that celebrates 'intersections' between women/gender and nature. Attention is given to various approaches, and biological, social, cultural and spiritual perceptions, through course activities involving experience, reflection, creative ...

EUC/ENVS 3340 3.00
Global Environmental Politics

Examines the interrelationship between globalization and environment. It analyzes the historical development of the global environmental system and theoretical approaches to understanding the global environment. It considers the main actors, institutions and legal instruments related ...

EUC/ENVS 3410 3.00
Environmental Policy I

The formulation of environmental policy is the focus its underlying scope, concepts, legal bases, ethodologies. The formulation of environmental policy is the focus its underlying scope, concepts, legal bases, ethodologies. Case studies illustrate the interaction ...

EUC/ENVS 3420 3.00
Environmental Law

Introduction to basic legal concepts: sources of law, legal remedies, common law, administrative law. Planning acts, environmental protection acts and environmental assessment acts. Litigation processes, hearing boards, and their operation. Critical review of environmental legal ...

EUC/ENVS 3430 3.00
Environmental Assessment

Provides a critical overview of the theory and practice of environmental assessment (EA). Course objectives include gaining familiarity with the fundamentals of EA; exploring substantive and process-oriented issues through case studies; and practicing methods and ...

EUC/ENVS 3440 3.00
Resource Management

Current theories of resource management, methods, information and decision-making are reviewed critically. Ethical, cultural, social and economic perspectives on resource management are explored through case studies.

AP/ADMS 3450 3.00
Equity, Diversity And Inclusion In The Workplace

Provides basic understanding of diversity and inclusion practices in organizations and in the Canadian workforce. Issues of inequality and discrimination are examined through theoretical lenses that inform the practice of diversity management. The value of ...

EUC/ENVS 3505 3.00
Business And Sustainability: Issues And Strategies

An introduction to key dimensions of business and sustainability including: what is sustainability?: "values-driven" business models and practices; eco-production in key economic sectors (food, manufacturing, energy, building); financing sustainability; indicators of sustainability; green regulation; and ...

AP/GWST 3510 6.00
Women And Work: Production And Reproduction

This course explores the conditions of women's work, paid and unpaid. The historical development of a sexual division of labour and the roles played by the family, employers, trade unions and government policy in the ...

EUC/ENVS 3510 3.00
Environmental Economics

The application of economic principles to environmental issues is introduced and critically reviewed. Linkages between economic factors, social processes and natural environments are explored. The use of economic principles in deriving solutions to issues of ...

AP/PHIL 3510 3.00
Feminist Approaches To Ethics And Politics

A study of recent feminist writing in ethics and political philosophy. Topics include: feminist critiques of ethical theory, the (potentially) gendered nature of value, the relationship between justice and care, and issues like reproductive autonomy, ...

AP/ECON 3550 3.00
Economic Growth And Development

Studies the economic problems of poor countries and poor communities. Explores the meaning of development by considering the characteristics of economic underdevelopment, poverty, income and wealth distribution, rural versus urban development, population growth, and unemployment ...

AP/ECON 3560 3.00
Economic Policy In Developing Countries

Examines policy issues arising from development planning. Topics include agriculture versus industry, international trade, monetary and fiscal policies, foreign investment, foreign aid and self-reliance, and global issues.

AP/ECON 3569 3.00
Economic Policy In Developing Countries

Examines policy issues arising from development planning. Topics include agriculture versus industry, international trade, monetary and fiscal policies, foreign investment, foreign aid and self-reliance, and global issues.

AP/SOSC 3600 3.00
The Sociology Of Work And Industry

In this course, work will be viewed as a social problem. Topics include the meaning of work, the theory of alienation, evolving patterns of industrialization and labour relations, occupational cultures, the deskilling of work and ...

AP/SOSC 3615 3.00
The Sociology Of Occupations And Professions

The focus of this course is on occupational systems, careers and the professions. The topics of occupational socialization, identity and subcultures, role relationships in work groups, the process of professionalization, relationships to clients, and the ...

AP/ECON 3709 3.00
Economics Of Gender (Writing)

Introduces students to gender gaps and discrimination, especially in connection with labour markets, policy towards gender equality, and features of family economics such as issues of power within the family. Examines some empirical evidence, but ...

AP/SOSC 3980 3.00
Workers' Organizations

This course examines the relationship between unions and democracy in Canada. After placing that relationship in comparative and historical perspective, it examines unions' internal structures, their effectiveness in advancing members' interests, and their capacity to ...

AP/SOSC 3981 3.00
Diversity Issues At The Workplace

The course analyzes equity issues at the workplace. The purpose of the course is to investigate the types of discrimination operating at work and to assess the efficacy of public policy and workplace programs to ...

EUC/ENVS 4011 3.00
Food, Land And Culture

Examines food, land, and culture from a critical interdisciplinary environmental perspective. Students have the opportunity to pursue their own interests related to food politics, planning, sustainable and alternative agriculture, human-animal relationships and ethics, from a ...

AP/SOSC 4040 6.00
Issues In Business And Society

An in-depth examination of issues involved in the relationship between business and society in Canada and in the global economy, including the impact of managerial and technological innovation, investment and marketing decisions and government policy.

AP/SOSC 4043 6.00
Corp. Govern. & Business Law: Comparative Context

This course examines intersections between business and the law. Particular attention is paid to the nature of the firm and corporate governance, governance structures in a comparative context, and recent and controversial issues regarding the ...

AP/SOSC 4043 6.00
Corporate Governance & Business Law

Examines intersections between business and the law. Particular attention is paid to the nature of the firm and corporate governance, governance structures in a comparative context, and recent and controversial issues regarding the relationship between ...

AP/SOSC 4043 6.00
Corporate Governance & Business Law In Comparative Context

Examines intersections between business and the law. Particular attention is paid to the nature of the firm and corporate governance, governance structures in a comparative context, and recent and controversial issues regarding the relationship between ...

AP/SOSC 4044 6.00
Ethics And EconomicsAP/SOSC 4044 6.00 Ethics And Economics

This course looks at the relationship between ethics and economics both in the historical\development of the "political economy" and in modern "economics". Both symbioses and tensions between economics and ethics will be explored.

AP/SOSC 4044 6.00
Economics And Ethics

This course looks at the relationship between ethics and economics both in the historical\development of the "political economy" and in modern "economics". Both symbioses and tensions between economics and ethics will be explored.

AP/SOSC 4045 6.00
Business, Communications And Society

This course is a critical analysis of the relationships among business, information and communications technologies, and communications media. Particular attention is paid to the importance of communications issues to the study of business and society, ...

AP/SOSC 4046 6.00
Social Economy Practicum

This course is designed primarily for students in the Social Economy stream of the Business & Society program. It involves students being assigned to an unpaid work placement for a social economy organization in the ...

AP/SOSC 4047 6.00
The Business Of Neoliberal Globalization

This course is designed for students taking the Global Economy stream in Business & Society. It introduces students to different theories of globalization and specifically to those theories based on free market ideology, politics and ...

AP/SOSC 4048 3.00
The Business Of Fair Trade

The seminar course is an optional course in the Environment stream of the Business & Society program. It focuses on various aspects of the practice of fair trade - as a form of regulation, as ...

AP/SOSC 4049 3.00
The Business Of Food & Farming

The seminar course focuses on Food and Farming, including the analysis of different types of agricultural production and their ability to provide the basis for sustainable food systems.

EUC/ENVS 4100 3.00
Environmental Literatures

Explores the role of literature and literary criticism (including ecocriticism) in interpreting, creating, and transforming environmental discourse and politics. It will take up questions concerning the historical development of environmental and nature writing, and will ...

EUC/ENVS 4120 3.00
Natural History

Explores the beliefs, theories and practices of naturalists, through readings as well as visits to sites of natural history. It examines the ways in which current approaches to natural history are products of the historical ...

EUC/ENVS 4140 3.00
Environmental Thought

An introduction to diverse ways of seeing and understanding nature. An historical perspective on the development of environmental thought leads to an exploration of various perspectives and critiques of the standard scientific and technological approaches ...

EUC/ENVS 4161 3.00
Social Movements, Activism And Social Change

This course examines new social movements that have arisen in response to the crisis of industrial culture, economic restructuring, shifting political formations, and ecological disasters. The course focuses on current theories of social movements, contested ...

EUC/ENVS 4210 3.00
Global Populations: Critical Environmental Perspectives

Examines the trends, causes and consequences in population growth and movements across the globe. It studies the environmental impacts of rises in population, global refugee and immigration patterns and their socio-environmental consequences, and the influence ...

EUC/ENVS 4215 3.00
Globalization and Indigenous People

Indigenous peoples are distinct communities who have experienced the processes of globalization in particular ways. This course reviews the global historical processes of imperialism and colonialism and their legacies of racism, assimilation and marginalization. The ...

EUC/ENVS 4320 3.00
Gender & Development

The course presents an overview of gender and development analysis as a framework for considering the role of women in third world development. Consideration of theories and concepts leads to case studies illustrating issues and ...

EUC/ENVS 4410 3.00
Environmental Policy II

Presents a "theory" of policy development, covering the roles of various groups such as the public, NGOs, the media and industry and applies the "theory" to the processes of international Conventions and Protocols. These include ...

EUC/ENVS 4421 3.00
Environmental Law & Justics: Stories And Struggles

This course examines and evaluates how contemporary advocates employ law to protect the environment, secure equal access to environmental health, and contribute to social justice. This course builds on ES/ENVS 3420 3.0, which is recommended.

EUC/ENVS 4510 3.00
Ecological Economics

Provides an introduction to the emerging field of ecological economics. Areas of focus include the appropriate scale of the economy in relation to the environment, the role of discount rates in mediating intergenerational and interspecies ...