Summer 2017 Courses in Social Science
Expand your horizons and discover a new field of knowledge with these Social Science courses.
Social Science offers a wide range of interesting 1000 and 2000 level courses, exploring many aspects of our world, society, and ourselves.
Most of these online courses, listed below, require no prerequisites, making them the perfect fit for your schedule.
- Anthro 1025F - Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology: Learn the basic concepts used in the anthropological study of non-Western social and cultural institutions that focuses on the unity and diversity of human experience.
- Anthro 1026F - Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology: Learn the aspects of biological anthropology and archaeology which help us to understand the place of humankind in nature
- Anthro 2255E - Feminist Perspectives: Examine the ways in which feminist theory has influenced anthropology. Explore the different kinds of work in anthropology which have been influenced by feminist social and political thought.
- Anthro 2272F - Anthropology of Tourism: Explore the cultural effects of tourism on both hosts and guests, the political and economic issues involved in tourism, the connection between tourism and environmental concerns, and conflict over local resources
- Economics 1021A - Principles of Microeconomics: Introduction to the principles of microeconomics. Microeconomics helps you understand how pricing and purchasing decisions are made in a market economy.
- Economics 1022A - Principles of Macroeconomics: Introduction to the principles of macroeconomics. Macroeconomics helps you understand what causes the economy to go through cycles of growth and contraction, and how the government can influence the economy to attempt to moderate these cycles.
- Geography 2011A - Ontario and the Great Lakes: Examine the province of Ontario as part of the Great Lakes region, with special reference to its historical development, natural resources and patterns of human and economic activity.
- Geography 2131A - The Natural Environment: Examine the characteristics, origins and history of selected natural environments with particular reference to North America.
- History 1401E - Modern Europe, 1715 to the Present: Conflict and Transformation: Examine events and forces that shaped the lives of Europeans over the past three centuries, which saw an increase in freedoms for many people, but also class and ethnic hatreds and conflicts.
- History 2110A - "Rights Revolution” or “Fragile Freedoms”?: Human Rights History in Canada (IN CLASS): Examine the history of human rights in Canada. Explore the creation of rights linked to ethnicity, gender, language, religion, region, class and other characteristics.
- History 2147A - Nazi Germany (IN CLASS): Analyze Nazi Germany, from the rise to defeat of the Nazi Party, including the regime’s use of propaganda, intimidation and terror within Germany after 1933; Hitler’s foreign policy; Nazi methods in occupied Europe; anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and other programs of mass murder.
- History 2301E - The United States, Colonial Period to the Present: Examine American history from 1600 to the present, focusing on the most important trends and developments in the history of the United States.
- PoliSci 1020E - Introduction to Political Science: Students will develop the capacity to think about politics and some of the most important ideas, arguments, theories, and ideologies produced in the history of political thought in the West
- PoliSci 2231E * - International Relations: An introduction to major issues in world politics, and concepts and theories in the academic study of international relations.
- PoliSci 2237E * - Introduction to Political Theory: Examine a number of well known political ideas by considering how they are articulated by a selection of historically prominent political theorists.
- PoliSci 2245E * - Introduction to Comparative Politics: Examine theoretical approaches to the study of comparative politics through the study of both developed and developing societies.
- PoliSci 2246A * - Public Administration: Explore the basic principles of public administration in the modern state, including organization, procedures and the relation of administration to policy making.
- PoliSci 3366E * - International Conflict Management: Examine theories and strategies of international conflict and conflict management, including the causes of war, arms control, and various methods of reducing or eliminating conflict
* Registration may require special permission or prerequisites
- Psychology 2030A - The Maladjusted Mind: Study various categories of maladjusted behaviour and consider different explanatory models and treatment strategies for the control of such behaviour.
- Psychology 2035A - Understanding Yourself and Others: Examine ways in which recent research findings in psychology may be applied in the individual's life. Emphasis on psychology as an empirical science and on avenues of self-understanding and personal growth.
- Psychology 2036A - The Psychology of Physical Health and Illness: Study the role of psychological factors in the prevention of illness and the maintenance of good health, and treatment of already-existing illness.
- Psychology 2040A - Child Development: Survey theory and research in developmental psychology including learning, cognition, perception, personality, and social development in infancy and childhood.
- Psychology 2075 - Human Sexuality: Examine the psychological study of human sexual behavior. Topics include history, methodology, theory, anatomy, physiology, attraction, sexual function, sexual orientation, contraception, conception and birth, sexual health and sexual coercion, and pornography.
- Psychology 2720A - Introduction to Social Psychology: Understand the theories, findings, methods, and problems encountered in the study of people as social beings, including attitudes and social cognition, social interaction and influence, and group processes.
- Sociology 1021E - Introduction to Sociology: Examine the major theoretical perspectives in the field of Sociology, methods of empirical investigation of social phenomena, socialization, group structure, principles of social organization, community structure, population and social change.
- Sociology 2140 - Social Problems: Examine issues and theories in the study of social problems with particular attention to contemporary Canadian society.
- Sociology 2179A - Promotion of Community Health: Examine health from a community perspective. Understand the influence of the community on health, the relationship between social inequality and health. Consider the implications of a sociological perspective for health promotion policies.
- Sociology 2246A ** - Sociology of Health and Illness: Examine how health and illness are related to social processes and social structure. Investigate how the social organization of Canadian society influences and is influenced by the types and distribution of disease and illness.
- Sociology 2247A ** - Sociology of Health Care: Examines how health care in Canada is related to social processes and social structure. Investigate how the health care system in Canada is organized to respond to health and illness.
- Sociology 2266A ** - Introduction to Criminology: Examine the sociological aspects of crime in Canada, the measurement patterns, causes and social explanations of criminal behavior.
** Prerequisite requirements: 1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021, 1025, 1026, 1027