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Due to COVID-19, the Department of Social Science will not be offering in-person classes this semester.

When registering in our courses, you will be presented with the following options: 

  • Online courses. All elements of these courses will be offered online without any fixed meeting time. You can do them at the time of your choosing (Asynchronously).
  • Remote courses. These courses will be delivered in real time via Zoom or other videoconferencing platform at the times indicated in the York Courses website (Synchronously). Some of these courses will have both real-time and non-real-time components.

AP/SWAH 1000 6.00

Introduction to Swahili

An introduction to spoken and written Swahili intended for beginners.

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AP/HUMA 1400 9.00

Culture and Society in East Asia

Introduction to traditional East Asian civilization by examining daily life in 18th-century Peking and Edo (Tokyo), and their rural hinterland. Topics include the physical setting, ...

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AP/SOSC 1430 9.00

Introduction to International Development Studies

This foundation course introduces students to the field of International Development Studies. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach to study the theory and practice of development, ...

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AP/HUMA 1435 9.00

Japanese Culture, Literature and Film

An introduction to Japanese culture centred around comparisons of major classical, modern and postmodern literary works - including manga comics - as well as their ...

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AP/SOSC 1520 9.00

Markets and Democracy: The Development of Industrial Society

This course studies the emerging patterns of work in Canadian society. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the post-war work world, the causes of its ...

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AP/MIST 2000 6.00

Introduction to Refugee and Migration Studies

Crosslisted: AP/GEOG 2310 An introduction to the problem of refugees: conceptual issues (definitions, refugee rights, ethical norms), the historical background, Canadian policy and the issues ...

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AP/GEOG 2070 3.00

Empire, State, & Power: An Introduction to Political Geography

This course explores the reciprocal links between geography and political processes at the global, national and local levels. Political geography asks us to understand the ...

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AP/GEOG 2070 3.00

Empire, State, & Power: An Introduction to Political Geography

This course explores the reciprocal links between geography and political processes at the global, national and local levels. Political geography asks us to understand the ...

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AP/ANTH 2100 6.00

From Empire to Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives

This course analyzes and critiques the social and cultural foundations of historical and contemporary forms of global capitalism. The curriculum focuses on a critical examination ...

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AP/ANTH 2120 6.00

Visualizing Ourselves, Visualizing Others: Media, Representation and Culture

This course interrogates the relationship between media and culture. It focuses on media representations in different cultural contexts in order to develop critical analytical skills ...

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AP/EN 2240 6.00

Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures in English: African, Caribbean, South Asian and the South Pacific

Provides a selective overview of twentieth-century and contemporary literature in English from the regions of Africa, the Caribbean, South Asia, and the South Pacific. Note ...

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AP/HUMA 2310 6.00

An Introduction to Caribbean Studies

This course introduces students to the major cultural characteristics of the contemporary Caribbean through an examination of the writers, artists and scholars of the region. ...

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AP/SOSC 2430 6.00

Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia

This course examines the cultures and social systems of mainland Southeast Asia. Beginning with an examination of the ecology and prehistory of the region, topics ...

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AP/SOSC 2435 6.00

Introduction to South Asian Studies

This course introduces students to contemporary South Asia by exploring the following themes: history and political economy; institutions and governments; social movements; the environment; and ...

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AP/SOSC 2460 6.00

Contemporary Latin America

Introduces students to the basic features of contemporary Latin America through an examination of the social, political and economic changes that occurred in the region ...

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AP/SOSC 2460 6.00

Contemporary Latin America

Introduces students to the basic features of contemporary Latin America through an examination of the social, political and economic changes that occurred in the region ...

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AP/SOSC 2480 6.00

Introduction to African Studies

Explores common themes in the social organization, history and cultural heritage of Africa's diverse peoples. It then moves to examine the impact of colonialism, and ...

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AP/SOSC 2480 6.00

Introduction to African Studies

Explores common themes in the social organization, history and cultural heritage of Africa's diverse peoples. It then moves to examine the impact of colonialism, and ...

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AP/ARB 2700 6.00

Introduction to ArabCulture

Introduces the diversity of Arab cultures: their values, practices, and cultural products, such as literature, music, Internet and cinema, from the 19th century to present ...

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AP/HND 2700 6.00

South Asian Literature and Culture

Introduces students to South Asian literature and culture through prose, poetry, music and film. Texts originally written in Hindi and Urdu are emphasized. All readings ...

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AP/SOSC 2791 6.00

Gender and Culture in Comparative Perspective

The course analyzes how gender is constructed in different regions of the world. We examine particular significant cultural, economic and political shifts which occur across ...

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AP/SOSC 2800 6.00

Development in Comparative & Historical Perspective

This course offers a critical overview of the state of development studies for students who have some background in International Development. Its primary objective is ...

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AP/SOSC 2801 3.00

Approaches to Economies of Development

This course re-introduces basic economic concepts and reasoning to practices of development for IDS students. Standard economic textbooks introduce students to ways in which economists ...

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AP/ANTH 3030 3.00

Discourses of Colonialism

Explores the cultural and political significance of colonial discourse in the past and in the present, including an examination of the construction of Euro-American forms ...

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AP/EN 3031 6.00

Diaspora Theory

This course explores theories of Diaspora, exile, transnationalism, dispossession, and borderlands as lenses for thinking through contemporary literary and cultural movements. This course full integrates ...

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AP/EN 3031 6.00

Diaspora Theory

This course explores theories of Diaspora, exile, transnationalism, dispossession, and borderlands as lenses for thinking through contemporary literary and cultural movements. This course full integrates ...

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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 ...

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AP/SOSC 3041 6.00

The Social Economy and Alternative 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 ...

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AP/POLS 3065 3.00

Political Culture of Race and Racism

This course analyzes the political, economic and cultural development of race and racism in political discourse. Attention is given to categories such as Eurocentric and ...

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AP/GEOG 3070 6.00

Gender, Population and Migration

Characteristics and problems in growth and distribution of human populations, including birth, fertility and death rates, population growth and environment, globalization and migration and population ...

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AP/GEOG 3070 6.00

Gender, Population and Migration

Characteristics and problems in growth and distribution of human populations, including birth, fertility and death rates, population growth and environment, globalization and migration and population ...

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AP/SOSC 3101 3.00

Health and Development in the Third World

Explores health issues in the Third World, including the relationships between these health issues and the political economy of development. Particular attention is given to ...

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AP/SOSC 3102 3.00

Health Policies and Practices in the Third World

This course explores the burden of diseases in the Third World, health transitions, health policies and practices, as well as changes, reforms and alternative practices.

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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 ...

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AP/CLTR 3150 3.00

Doing Culture: Narratives of Cultural Production

Offers students opportunities to engage with the local cultural sector in order to better understand the relevancy of cultural organizations in a multicultural city. The ...

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AP/ANTH 3190 3.00

Nutritional Anthropology: Food and Eating in Cross-Cultural Perspective

This course explores the social and cultural basis of human food systems using a cross-cultural approach. Nutritional anthropology, a subfield of medical anthropology, integrates an ...

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AP/ANTH 3190 6.00

Nutritional Anthropology: Food and Eating in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Explores the social and cultural basis of human food systems using a cross-cultural approach. Nutritional anthropology, a subfield of medical anthropology, integrates an understanding of ...

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AP/ANTH 3200 3.00

The Anthropology of International Health

Emphasizing the interplay of culture, history and political economy, this course explores health problems in the developing world. Topics include analyses of international health development ...

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AP/ANTH 3220 6.00

Greed, Globalization and 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; ...

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GL/POLS 3220 6.00

Comparative Political Systems: Developing Areas

Examination of the value of cross-national comparisons by considering the conduct and sources of the contemporary foreign policies of at least two countries drawn from ...

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AP/EN 3240 6.00

Racial Minority Writing in Canada

An examination of the meaning of post-coloniality in the Canadian context by focusing on the work of writers of Native, Caribbean and South Asian backgrounds. ...

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AP/SOSC 3270 6.00

Caribbean Experience in Multicultural Canada

This course explores the underlying assumptions and issues associated with Canadian multiculturalism using the Caribbean as an ethno-cultural reference group. It examines the historical and ...

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AP/POLS 3270 3.00

Global Political Economy I: Theory and Approaches

Introduces theoretical perspectives and concepts of global political economy, and applies them in the identification of various substructures in the context of historical developments, especially ...

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AP/POLS 3275 3.00

Global Political Economy II: Issues and Problems since 1945

This course focuses on problems and issues relating to the post-1945 global political economy.

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AP/HUMA 3310 3.00

The Writer and Folk Culture in the Caribbean

This course examines aesthetic and expressive aspects of Caribbean folk culture and explores how and why West Indian novelists, dramatists and poets have used this ...

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AP/ECON 3340 3.00

Environmental Economics

Applies the techniques of analytical economics to the study of environmental issues. Topics include externalities and the cost of environmental pollution, public goods, property rights, ...

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AP/GEOG 3370 3.00

International Development: Critical Geographical Perspectives

This course deals with conceptual debates on 'Third World' development. It also explores issues of development including economic growth and poverty, resource use, agrarian change, ...

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AP/MIST 3370 6.00

Immigrant Women in Canada

Crosslisted: AP/GL/GWST 3801 Examines the historic, socio-economic and cultural situation of immigrant women in Canada; it analyzes the economy, the state and dominant cultural attitudes ...

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AP/GEOG 3370 3.00

International Development: Critical Geographical Perspectives

This course deals with conceptual debates on 'Third World' development. It also explores issues of development including economic growth and poverty, resource use, agrarian change, ...

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AP/SOSC 3410 6.00

Political Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean

Examines the history and political economy of the Americas using case studies from Latin America and the Caribbean to highlight the forces that have shaped ...

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AP/EN 3410 6.00

Caribbean Literature

Examines Caribbean literature in English. The course explores how colonialism, post-colonialism and the lived experiences of the Caribbean people have shaped the novel, short story, ...

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AP/SOSC 3411 6.00

Third World Feminism and the Politics of Development

This course examines women's responses and resistances to dominant trends in development theory and practice through a study of 'Third World' feminist critiques and alternative ...

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AP/ANTH 3420 3.00

Indigenous Minorities and Human Rights

Who are indigenous peoples, how are indigenous peoples defined and who defines them? Is there a universally accepted definition of indigeneity? What are the conditions ...

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AP/EN 3430 6.00

South Asian Literature

The course introduces students to the literature and theory currently categorized as Post-Colonial by means of a focus of texts written in English by authors ...

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AP/SOCI 3430 6.00

Ethnicity, Power and Identity

Introduces students to contemporary issues in ethnicity, power and identity in international perspective. Sociological and anthropological theories on ethnicity, race, culture and identity form the ...

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AP/SOCI 3450 6.00

The Sociology of Race and Racism

Offers a sociological critique of race and racism by examining both the concept and practices in terms of social organization, discourse and history. Biogenetic and ...

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AP/ECON 3473 3.00

Global Business Economics

Deals with international business decision-making and includes concepts of international trade and finance, strategy, marketing, and the international “rules of the road” that are the ...

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AP/SOSC 3481 6.00

African Diasporas

Provides historical and conceptual investigations of the African diaspora: from autonomous Africa, the contact between Europeans and Africa, the slave trade, to contemporary migration movements ...

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GL/GWST 3502 6.00

Diversities of Women: Gender, Race and Class in a Western Context

Crosslisted: GL/SOSC 3602, AP/GWST 3502 This course examines gender, race/ethnicity and class as interacting social structures and lived experiences within a Western context. It reviews ...

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GL/GWST 3503 6.00

Contemporary Global Feminist Issues

Crosslisted: GL/ILST 3665, GL/SOCI 3665, AP/GWST 3503 This course examines women's life experiences comparatively: what is shared and differs in industrialized countries and other parts ...

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AP/MIST 3510 3.00

Globalization: Wealth, Poverty and the New World Order

Examines the dynamics of the currently ascendant system of global capitalism, the roots of contemporary underdevelopment, and the prospects for social/political/economic development or decline in ...

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AP/SOSC 3512 6.00

Postcolonial Theory

This course investigates the relation between postcolonial theory and social and political thought. It examines theories of empire, decolonization, the nation, race, class, gender, resistance, ...

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AP/SOSC 3512 6.00

Postcolonial Theory

This course investigates the relation between postcolonial theory and social and political thought. It examines theories of empire, decolonization, the nation, race, class, gender, resistance, ...

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AP/SOSC 3514 6.00

Western Theories of the 'Other'

Examines different theoretical approaches to the 'Other' in modern western thought, and conceptions of self-other relations in non-western societies.

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AP/SOSC 3541 3.00

Land, Food and Development

This course offers an introduction to a deeper understanding of how issues around land, food and agriculture are intricately related to international development studies. Conceptually, ...

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AP/SOSC 3543 6.00

Introduction to Gender and Development: Key Themes in Critique and Practice

This course will introduce students to the history, theory and practice of “Gender and Development”. We examine the emergence of women as a constituency in ...

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AP/SOSC 3543 6.00

Introduction to Gender and Development: Key Themes in Critique and Practice

This course will introduce students to the history, theory and practice of “Gender and Development”. We examine the emergence of women as a constituency in ...

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AP/SOSC 3544 3.00

Deconstructing Human Trafficking

A course that critically examines debates and approaches to cross-border human migrations that include the forced trade and exploitation of sexual and other types of ...

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AP/SOSC 3544 3.00

Deconstructing Human Trafficking

A course that critically examines debates and approaches to cross-border human migrations that include the forced trade and exploitation of sexual and other types of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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AP/MIST 3580 6.00

Ethnic Communities in Canada

The cultures of dominant and minority ethnic groups in Canada; leadership, institutions, evolution of ethnic identity and Canadian policies and experiences regarding immigration and refugees. ...

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AP/ECON 3580 3.00

International Monetary Economics

Introduces students to international monetary economics. Topics include the exchange rate and exchange rate regimes, the automatic adjustment process, open economy macroeconomics and policy, international ...

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AP/HIST 3581 6.00

Immigrant Experience in Canada

Examines government policy, public attitudes and the immigrant life in Canada before and after the Second World War, as well as the refugee question and ...

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AP/HND 3600 3.00

Self-Identified Female Literary Activists

The course explores the various forms of literary and filmic expression, of self-identified women, including queer women, from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the South Asian ...

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AP/HND 3610 3.00

Writings of Premchand (1880-1936)

The course introduces students to his oeuvre as it emerged in a period of heightened nationalist consciousness and anti-colonial activism. Note: Knowledge of Hindi and/or ...

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FA/FILM 3610 3.00

Studies in National Cinemas: Chinese Film

Provides students with the opportunity to view and study some 15 rare examples of early Chinese cinema, most from the silent period. These films demonstrate ...

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AP/MIST 3610 6.00

Global Migration and Diaspora Cultures

Migration and diaspora cultures examined in historical and comparative perspective, including patterns of forced displacement and migrant labour, and issues of citizenship, racism, religious and ...

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AP/MIST 3620 6.00

Racism and Colonialism

Crosslisted: AP/POLS 3656 Colonialism and racial conflict examined in historical and comparative perspective, including a discussion of links between racism and sexism. Examples are drawn ...

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AP/HIST 3710 6.00

The Aftermath of Slavery in the Caribbean: Reconstructing Society in the Post-Emancipation Era

The economic, social and cultural roots of political change in the Caribbean from the Haitian revolution of 1791 to the Cuban revolution of 1959. Particular ...

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AP/HIST 3734 3.00

Conflict, Resistance and Revolution in Latin American History

This course invites students to analyze and compare political, cultural, and economic conflicts as a means of understanding long-term tensions in Latin American societies concerning ...

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AP/SOSC 3800 6.00

Development Studies Research Methods

This course introduces class-members to the principle research methods and techniques used primarily in International Development. Since development research and policy agendas are undergoing considerable ...

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AP/GEOG 3800 3.00

Geographies of Work

Examines the geographies of productive and reproductive labour at multiple scales, including global, national, regional, urban, domestic and personal.

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AP/GEOG 3800 3.00

Geographies of Work

Examines the geographies of productive and reproductive labour at multiple scales, including global, national, regional, urban, domestic and personal.

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AP/SOSC 3801 6.00

Understanding Development Planning and Management

This course offers a concise, yet critical and systematic analysis of development planning and management. It emphasizes a close link between development theory and practice, ...

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AP/SOSC 3802 3.00

Policy Making in Context: Development and Sustainability

This course explores the close relationship between sustainability and policy processes through the examination of policy debates around key development issues. Linking environmental sustainability with ...

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AP/SOSC 3970 6.00

India: Culture and Society

The course analyzes significant political and economic developments in India in the 20th century. It is divided into three sections: (a) the nationalist movement, (b) ...

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AP/GEOG 4020 3.00

The Caribbean Islands since 1492: Process of Regional Geographic Change

This course considers changes in the public perception of the regional character of the Caribbean Islands through five centuries, and then examines the evidence and ...

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AP/SOCI 4060 6.00

The Sociology of Parent/ Child Relationships

Examines the parent-child relationship as interactive process within social structure. This relationship is explored in terms of reciprocity, multiple levels, the dynamic lifespan model, and ...

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AP/GEOG 4090 3.00

Urban Identities: Historical Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Class in Canadian and American Cities

This course considers the historical and spatial construction of racial, ethnic, gender and class identities in the broader context of urban development in Canada and ...

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EUC/ENVS 4111 3.00

Biodiversity

Crosslisted: SC/BIOL 4255 We do not know the number of species on Earth, even to the nearest order of magnitude. This course discusses the factors ...

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AP/ECON 4129 3.00

International Trade Policy and Economic Integration

Deals with current policy issues in international trade and economic integration, focusing on specific institutional settings such as NAFTA, the European Union, the World Trade ...

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AP/ANTH 4160 3.00

Anthropology and Indigenous Peoples' Health

Contemporary and historical First Nations and Indigenous health issues are explored from a medical anthropological perspective. Using ethnographies, case studies and media-related resources, and focusing ...

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AP/GEOG 4170 3.00

Geographic Perspectives on Immigration, Ethnicity and Race in Modern Cities

This course first discusses a number of conceptual issues concerning the residential segregation of ethnic and racial groups. The course then considers several case examples ...

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AP/SOSC 4170 6.00

Gender Relations in the Third World

The course draws from feminist theory, pre- and post-colonial political economy, and theories of discourse and ideology to explore the social relations of gender in ...

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AP/ECON 4190 3.00

Topics in International Trade

Covers, at the advanced level, the theories of international trade specialization, gains from trade, commercial policies, and new approaches to trade theory.

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AP/COMN 4203 6.00

Approaches to Communication and Development

This course interrogates approaches to communication in national and international development, examining the historical construction of development discourse and the mobilization of communication resources in ...

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AP/COMN 4210 6.00

Global Communication: Contemporary Issues

Examines various aspect of communication in the global marketplace. Areas of focus include the increasingly transnational nature of media ownership, production and regulation; the emergence ...

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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 ...

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AP/POLS 4212 3.00

Global Justice & International Humanitarianism

Crosslisted: ES/ENVS 4312 In the context of international humanitarianism and advocacy, this course provides a general introduction to international justice, drawing on basic philosophical ethics. ...

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EUC/ENVS 4220 3.00

Urbanization in Developing Countries

The key issues of cities in the Third World are addressed, including squatter settlements, rural-urban migration, urban agriculture, housing, urban transport, basic services (water, sanitation, ...

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AP/GEOG 4220 3.00

Geographies of Industry: Neoliberal Era

This course draws on contemporary institutional approaches and theories of regulation to interpret trends in industrial production and location in the current neoliberal age. Emphasis ...

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AP/SOCI 4220 3.00

Political Economy of Social Movements

Social movements are intrinsic to societies characterized by unequal access to property, political power, and cultural resources. In this course, the relevance of political economy ...

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AP/SOCI 4230 6.00

Sociology of Cultures and Ethnic Identities

Examines the process by which immigrant groups become detached from their homelands and integrate into Canadian society. Topics include social change in the homeland and ...

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AP/ANTH 4240 3.00

Nature, Politics, and Difference: Anthropology of Social/Natures

This course provides an anthropological perspective on the cultural politics of environment and development. Drawing on ethnographic case studies from diverse geographical contexts, the course ...

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AP/HIST 4240 6.00

Environment, Culture and Economy

Selected topics from the interactions and coevolution of human cultures and natural systems in Europe between late classical antiquity and the 1700s.

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AP/POLS 4255 6.00

Issues in International Human Rights

This seminar examines the operation and efficacy of the United Nations human rights treaty system. It focuses on both the substantive law and the operational ...

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AP/POLS 4265 3.00

Human Rights and Democracy in Asia

The course examines the international politics of human rights and democracy in the region as a window on theoretical and other debates over the universality, ...

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AP/POLS 4285 3.00

Topics in the International Political Economy of Eastern Asia

Examines the changing dynamics of political, economic and security relations in and among the countries of Eastern Asia.

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AP/POLS 4290 3.00

Topics in International Political Economy

An examination of the actors, processes and issues involved in the politics of international economic relations.

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AP/POLS 4295 3.00

Political Economy of Global Finance

Examines the functioning and broader ramifications of international finance. Emphasis is put on how financial markets operate, their historical evolution and their larger role in ...

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EUC/ENVS 4312 3.00

Global Justice & International Humanitarianism

Crosslisted: /POLS 4212 In the context of international humanitarianism and advocacy, this course provides a general introduction to international justice, drawing on basic philosophical ethics. ...

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EUC/ENVS 4315 3.00

Humanitarian Crises and Action

Humanitarian crises, causing or threatening mass deaths, include environmental disasters, famines, epidemics, mass persecution and displacement, genocide and war. Reactive, reconstructive and preventive humanitarian action ...

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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 ...

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AP/ANTH 4340 6.00

Advocacy and Social Movements

Examines how modern forms of communication have totally transformed the nature of advocacy and the social construction of knowledge in modern society. Specifically, it examines ...

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AP/SOCI 4350 3.00

Immigration and Citizenship

Examines emerging patterns of international migration and refugee flows. Particular attention is given to the recent rise of emigration from Asia, the Caribbean and Latin ...

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AP/SOSC 4356 6.00

Law and Society Honours Seminar: Globalization, Law & Democracy

Examines the effects of globalization on law and legal authority, with a particular focus on the influence of globalization on state regulation and the international ...

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AP/SOCI 4360 6.00

Migration Experiences: Theory and Practice

Examines the relationship between globalization and international migration. Themes include: why migrants leave home countries; immigration policies and practices in receiving countries; trafficking in migrants; ...

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AP/ECON 4369 3.00

Economics of Gender

Develops the main economic theories of discrimination, intra-household allocation of resources, family economics, and other features such as marital transfers. Examines empirical evidence from developed ...

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AP/SOCI 4390 3.00

Transnationalism and Diaspora

Introduces theoretical perspectives on transnational migration, focusing on immigrant incorporation, citizenship, the host state, relations with the home state/community and transnationalism. Comparative material from various ...

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AP/GEOG 4395 3.00

Asia-Pacific Development: Geographical Perspectives

This course examines socio-economic development in the Asian-Pacific region from a Canadian prospective. In particular, the course focuses on geographical flows of migration, trade, investment ...

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AP/EN 4400 6.00

Diaspora Literatures

This course interprets diaspora broadly and addresses recent fiction written by migrant minorities (especially new immigrants who form visible minorities) and national minorities (such as ...

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AP/EN 4411 3.00

Derek Walcott

The course considers Derek Walcott's development as a poet and dramatist. It analyses Walcott's main themes, forms and techniques, and attempts to assess his success ...

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AP/EN 4420 6.00

African Drama

The course investigates the cultural and linguistic diversities of Africa and the constitutive roles of language, gender, history, the local, and the universal, in the ...

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AP/ANTH 4420 3.00

The Anthropology of Gender and War

This course explores how gender relations have been deployed in sites of militarized conflict to incite, exacerbate and fuel violence; the reasons for and the ...

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AP/ANTH 4420 3.00

The Anthropology of Gender and War

Explores how gender relations have been deployed in sites of militarized conflict to incite, exacerbate and fuel violence; the reasons for and the ways in ...

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AP/SOCI 4430 3.00

Canada and Refugees

This course offers a comprehensive sociological assessment of some current issues and research in refugee migration. Primary emphasis is on Canada's refugee policy and responses ...

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AP/POLS 4430 6.00

Colonialism and Development

Crosslisted: AP/MIST 4060 A comparative introduction, at the more advanced level, to social struggle and change in countries subject to colonial domination, with particular attention ...

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AP/SOSC 4450 3.00

Aspects of Modern Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Culture and Politics

This course draws on oral history, novels, and some of the most accessible and entertaining social scientific studies to explore some of the central themes ...

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AP/SOSC 4450 3.00

Aspects of Modern Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Culture and Politics

Crosslisted: /HUMA 4300 This course draws on oral history, novels, and some of the most accessible and entertaining social scientific studies to explore some of ...

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AP/SOSC 4450 6.00

Aspects of Modern Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Culture and Politics

Crosslisted: /HUMA 4300 This course draws on oral history, novels, and some of the most accessible and entertaining social scientific studies to explore some of ...

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AP/SOSC 4452 3.00

State and Civil Society in Latin America

Examines the emerging relationship between civil society and the state, as well as the changing roles of community organizations, social movements and non-governmental organizations in ...

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AP/SOSC 4510 6.00

African Popular Culture

This course investigates the multiple dimensions of African popular culture through looking at forms of cultural productivity: music, film, literature, theatre, cartoon, sport, leisure and ...

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AP/POLS 4520 3.00

Nationalism, Communism and Imperialism

This course explores the relationship between imperial systems and national communities. It includes a comparative analysis of empire-building and nation-building, concentrating on centre-periphery conflicts and ...

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AP/POLS 4555 3.00

Latin American Development

An examination of the processes and issues connected with development in Latin America including the impact of political economy on culture and on women.

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AP/POLS 4555 3.00

Latin American Development

An examination of the processes and issues connected with development in Latin America including the impact of political economy on culture and on women.

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AP/POLS 4575 3.00

The Politics of Southern Africa

Examines South Africa's racial capitalist system and resistance to it, focusing on the present transition to a more equitable political and economic system. The course ...

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AP/POLS 4576 3.00

Civil Society and the State in Africa

This course examines contemporary civil society-State relations in sub-Saharan Africa. It considers the role of domestic and regional social forces in these relations in the ...

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AP/POLS 4590 3.00

Political Development in South Asia

This course explores various dimension of South Asian political development, with emphasis on political-economy and development issues. It examines the similarities and differences between different ...

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AP/POLS 4590 3.00

Political Development in South Asia

This course explores various dimension of South Asian political development, with emphasis on political-economy and development issues. It examines the similarities and differences between different ...

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AP/POLS 4595 3.00

Asia in the New Global Order

Using East, Southeast, and South Asia as its focus, this course addresses questions relating to economic development, political change and security in the emerging global ...

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AP/POLS 4595 3.00

Asia in the New Global Order

Using East, Southeast, and South Asia as its focus, this course addresses questions relating to economic development, political change and security in the emerging global ...

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AP/SOSC 4600 6.00

Advanced Seminar in Development Studies

The aim of this seminar is to give students some specialized knowledge about the present discourses/perspectives in development, some contemporary development issues/challenges, and the potential ...

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AP/SOSC 4603 3.00

Field Experience for International Development

NOTE: Study Abroad This course aims to provide students with a practical and realistic understanding of how such development organizations as NGOs, civil society groups ...

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AP/SOSC 4604 3.00

Aspects of Development Research: the Field Experience

This course looks at the field experience through the lens of specific case studies. The objective is to uncover through an interdisciplinary approach the issues, ...

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AP/SOSC 4604 3.00

Aspects of Development Research: the Field Experience

This course looks at the field experience through the lens of specific case studies. The objective is to uncover through an interdisciplinary approach the issues, ...

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AP/SOSC 4605 6.00

International Development Placement Course

This course allows students to combine learning about the workings of development non- governmental organizations, through a hands-on experience with an NGO and more conventional ...

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AP/SOSC 4607 3.00

Indigeneity and International Development

This course examines the significance of discourses on indigeneity for the theory and practice of international development. The course sets out the multiple, purposive, and ...

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AP/SP 4650 6.00

Literature and Music in Spanish America

This course studies significant movements and interactions between literature and music as authentic expressions of cultural identity in Spanish America, by examining the textual and ...

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AP/COMN 4732 3.00

Theories of Diaspora and Transnational Media

Provides a survey of some of the key issues regarding diaspora and transnational media. The course examines different theoretical and methodological approaches to diaspora and ...

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AP/COMN 4733 3.00

Second-Generation Diaspora and Identity

Builds on AP/COMN 4732 3.00 Theories of Diaspora and Transnational Media, providing a survey of the key issues regarding diaspora and second-generation identity. Particular attention ...

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AP/HIST 4830 6.00

In Slavery and Freedom: Blacks in the Americas

Examines and compares the responses of Africans and their descendants to the experiences of enslavement, racism, colonialism and imperialism from the 15th century to the ...

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AP/GEOG 4850 3.00

The state, civil society and spaces of development

This course deals with theoretical and empirical understandings of the ways in which the state and civil society organizations co-determine the geography of development.

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