2007-2008 University of Guelph-Humber Calendar

XI. Course Descriptions

Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

AHSS*1000 Microeconomics F (3-0) [0.50]
Microeconomics introduces students to the ideas of how society and individuals use limited resources to meet their needs. It focuses on the individual and the firm within the Canadian economy to develop competencies in understanding current events through the application of microeconomic theories including supply, demand, prices, wages, unemployment, markets, competition and monopoly. It examines the concept of market failure and the need for government intervention to achieve social and political goals. This course provides the foundation for further study of the accumulative effects of these elements in macroeconomics.
AHSS*1010 Macroeconomics W (3-0) [0.50]
Macroeconomics is the study of the operation of the economy as a whole. This course, building beyond the concepts and theories of microeconomics provides the theoretical constructs that are essential to understanding the total Canadian production and spending. It develops competencies in understanding current economic events through assignments and case studies, which examine how governments may manipulate fiscal and monetary policy to control the economy and achieve economic goals and the concerns of interest rates, unemployment, inflation and the exchange rate of the Canadian dollar.
Prerequisite(s): AHSS*1000
AHSS*1020 Human Security and World Disorder W (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human security. Drawing on resources from psychology, philosophy, history and political science, students examine the policies and procedures used to address security issues in the 20th century and evaluate their applicability in facing future challenges. In this process, students study key concepts in the works of such thinkers as Freud, Nietzsche, Hobbes, Marx, Arendt, Rawls and Bourdieu.
AHSS*1030 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour W (3-0) [0.50]
This course in Organization Behaviour examines and analyzes organizations as open systems and focuses on key variables including organizational culture, the external environment, organizational structure, motivation, group dynamics, leadership, change management and communication. The student will demonstrate increased competency by applying their knowledge and skills to contemporary business situations through case studies and other activities.
AHSS*1040 Currents in Twentieth Century Global History F (3-0) [0.50]
This course introduces students to the main currents of twentieth century global history with a particular emphasis on Asia, Africa and Latin America. It focuses on themes of hegemony and resistance; great power imperialism and nationalist resistance; post-colonial struggles against foreign domination; challenges to global economic and political structures; race and gender hierarchies; and technological and environmental movements.
AHSS*1050 Sociology of Consumption F (3-0) [0.50]
This course analyses the consumption of goods and services that is both the driver of our economy and a daily personal activity. Patterns of consumption vary according. Patterns of consumption vary according to class, ethnicity, and gender, and this course examines these differences in detail. The possibility of resistance to prevailing trends and the question of ecological constraints on consumption are probed as alternatives to the dominant mythology of the market. The growth of consumer culture is examined from a variety of classical and contemporary perspectives, including thinkers such as Marx, Weber, Veblen, Simmel, Adorno, Galbraith, and Bourdieu.
AHSS*1060 Mass Communication F (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the theories and practices of the mass media and its impact on society. It examines the purposes of the mass media in a democratic society by comparing the works of various theorists such as, Marshall McLuhan, Noam Chomsky, and Neil Postman. This course is a study of traditional media –newspapers, magazines, television, radio, film – and the rapidly growing new media.
AHSS*1070 Film Study W (3-0) [0.50]
This is an introductory survey of the cinema as a form of 20th Century art. It analyzes the basic elements of movies – shots, angles, camera movements, editing and composition – and explores the language of film through viewing and analysis of notable examples from various decades and genres. Propaganda and documentaries are also studied, along with the ways popular cinema can deal with ideologically oppressed groups.
AHSS*1080 Ethical Issues W (3-0) [0.50]
Through a case study approach, this course examines ethical theories to contemporary moral issues faced by professionals working in media industries. It examines which, if any, limits should be placed on the media and its influence on society.
AHSS*1090 Communication, Technology and Culture W (3-0) [0.50]
By adopting an interdisciplinary approach that draws upon resources from literature, philosophy, sociology, and media studies, this course examines the inter-dependence of communications, technology and culture. Integrating practical lab assignments with theory, students will reflect on the ways in which the new media is changing how we view the world and see ourselves.
AHSS*1100 The Examined Life W (3-0) [0.50]
Students are introduced to the art of philosophical reasoning and reflection through a diverse selection of writing drawn from philosophy, religion, art, science and meditation. Students explore their intellectual legacy to find their own unique perspectives. The course encourages students to appreciate the connections between philosophy and other modes of intellectual inquiry.
AHSS*1110 Introductory Psychology: Dynamics F (3-0) [0.50]
Students are introduced to the discipline of psychology’s basic concepts, theories, research methods, and practices in four sub-areas --Developmental, Personality, Abnormal, and Social Psychology. Psychology developed as a social and behavioural science, as well as a profession. Its research findings are applicable in such contexts as education, early childhood settings, social work, the justice system, and the work place.
AHSS*1120 Introductory Psychology: Principles F (3-0) [0.50]
An introduction to the experimental study of the evolving nature of human and animal behaviour. Particular emphasis is placed on linking the biological, behavioural and cognitive scientific findings that describe the life long processes involved in learning, perception, memory, thinking, consciousness, motivation and emotion. Students will have the choice of on-line mastery testing or on-line discussion of specially chosen applied examples of concepts covered during lecture.
AHSS*1130 Principles of Sociology F (3-0) [0.50]
Sociology is the systematic study of the groups, cultures and societies, which constitute collective human life. It examines patterns of social organization, and the resulting influences and constraints within which we all operate. This course introduces students to the major theories, perspectives and topics in sociology. Major sociological theories are explored and applied to the analysis of economic power, cultural values, family, religion, gender, ethnicity, class, age, and race.
AHSS*1140 Public Sector Management W (3-0) [0.50]
The changing nature of public sector management in Canada is the key focus of this course. By the end of World War Two, governments were playing a far more important role in society than ever before. However, in the 1970s and 1980s, the traditional public service came under attack for its size, its lack of innovation, and widespread inefficiencies. The rhetoric of public management grew. Students become acquainted with a number of the ideas associated with public management including alternative service delivery (ASD), privatization, contracting out, and the infusion of other management techniques from the private sector into the public service.
AHSS*1150 Introduction to Law F (3-0) [0.50]
Students analyze the elements of offences, classify offences, and identify possible defences in criminal cases. They also examine the rights and obligations of citizens involving areas of civil law. Students learn to recognize the responsibilities and limitations of citizens and police officers in light of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. They develop legal research and analysis skills to locate, interpret and apply statute and case law.
AHSS*1160 Crime and Criminal Justice F (3-0) [0.50]
Students examine the literature on crime and criminal justice from a sociological perspective. Particular attention is given to cross-national and cross-cultural issues by way of comparison, in order to allow students to gain a broader sense of criminological theory, research and practice. Topics include an examination of social criminological theories, data sources, research methods, types of criminal behaviour, and the criminal justice system.
AHSS*1170 Lifespan Development F (3-0) [0.50]
This is an interdisciplinary course drawing on psychology, sociology and human biology in providing an overview of how human development unfolds across the life cycle. It will provide students with repeated opportunities to explore implication and applications for both work and family settings, and for enhancing their own self-understanding. This course will be conducted exclusively over the web and will bring students into close interactive contact with their instructor and with the other students in the class. (Only offered through Distance Education format.)
AHSS*1190 The Political Process & Social Work F (3-0) [0.50]
This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to the issues of power and wealth in Canadian society, and the formal political system of government. The course examines the various political influences, both inside and outside government, that affect people’s lives and shape communities. The course also examines the relationship between political processes and their impact on the human services and the clients they serve.
AHSS*1200 Issues in Social Welfare W (3-0) [0.50]
Students develop knowledge, understanding and analytical skills of the current status and future choices concerning Canada’s social welfare system. They study the current social and economic trends and their impact on social welfare programs, clients, agencies and social service workers. Students examine the different value systems underlying current government proposals for social welfare reform at both the provincial and federal levels as well as the underlying values of other stakeholders such as consumer groups and social welfare agencies. They develop the skills to analyze the implications of the reforms for clients, communities and social service workers.
Prerequisite(s): AHSS*1190
AHSS*1210 English I: Reading and Writing Effectively F (3-0) [0.50]
Good communication skills are essential for good citizenship and for successful participation in the complex world of the 21st century. This course offers foundational training in written communication, using models of effective writing from many areas of contemporary life and representing various important social and cultural issues. Students practice their own writing through a number of assignments, while developing a critical awareness of their society through classroom discussion, oral presentations, and the course readings. Assignments are tailored to the needs of various applied disciplines, including business writing.
AHSS*1220 Teaching Drama to Children W (2-3) [0.50]
Children's inclination to play which can be used to introduce them to drama. Beginning with a discussion of what constitutes "drama", the course explores drama as a site of learning for young children. Students evaluate the role of the teacher in working with children at various stages of development, and the materials and organization that are necessary for establishing a successful drama program in the classroom.
AHSS*1250 Critical Thinking F (3-0) [0.50]
This course will introduce analytical methods. The ability to believe in the truth of a fact, proposition, theory, or analysis is one of the most important attributes humans possess. Believing is a daily activity; it occurs in many ways – repetition alone is enough to engender it – as we take in information from family and friends, news analysts and authors, politicians and professors. Being able to assess the logical correctness of an assertion, therefore, is an absolute necessity if we are to be in charge of what we believe rather than allowing what we believe to be in charge of us. Students will develop the ability to recognize and eliminate faulty reasoning and to focus on the information needed to support reasonable conclusions in both inductive and deductive arguments.
AHSS*1260 Modern and Contemporary Philosophy W (3-0) [0.50]
Philosophy can be defined as the "love of wisdom." More specifically, philosophy is the rational and critical inquiry into the fundamental questions of human existence: Does life have a meaning or is it simply absurd? Does God exist or is belief in God merely a myth? In this course, we will take a historical approach to the central issues of philosophy by examining such questions as: What is the nature of reality (metaphysics)? What can we know (epistemology)? Do good and evil exist (ethics)? What is beauty (aesthetics)? Through the investigation of these timeless questions, we will participate in "the great conversation" that has shaped the world in which we live. This course continues the historical approach to the central problems of philosophy. Students will study the modern and more contemporary philosophers who have influenced our understanding of modernity. Beginning with Descartes, the Utilitarians will be studied. The course will also examine Nietzsche’s critique of conventional morality and rationalistic philosophy.
AHSS*2010 Documentary Film and Television F (2-2) [0.50]
This course examines topics in the history and rhetoric of documentary and non-fiction film and television, through critical analyses and comparison of classic and contemporary examples of the form. Students also study the central modes of documentary production and distribution, including public and commercial television, theatrical distribution and film festivals, within various cultural contexts including Canada.
Prerequisite(s): AHSS*1070
AHSS*2020 Presentations and Persuasion W (2-2) [0.50]
The ability to present material effectively in public is an important aspect of both journalism and public relations. In this study of public presentation, students are introduced to the psychology of persuasion, techniques of addressing an audience, and rhetoric, including a consideration of classical modes of argument.
AHSS*2030 Contemporary Narrative F (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines a variety of short stories and novels from various countries, looking at theories of narrative and ways of approaching the study of literature. Contemporary social and political issues are discussed in relation to questions of aesthetics and language. Students explore cultural differences in the context of Canadian society at the turn of the twenty-first century and in relation to the past. Some of the texts specifically address questions related to media studies and prompt students to consider links between imaginative writing and other kinds of media communication.
AHSS*2040 Early and Middle Childhood Development F (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children from infancy to adolescence with a focus on pre-school ages through the course of middle childhood (ages 2-11). Emphasis is placed on integrating the theories of prominent developmental theorists with contemporary research findings for practical application purposes. Students gain the capacity to thoughtfully address common issues and questions that face practitioners and researchers of early and middle childhood development.
AHSS*2050 Ethical Issues in Information Technology F (3-0) [0.50]
Selected topics are examined concerning the conduct of information technology (IT) professionals. The course discusses the concepts of morality, ethics, justice and freedoms. Codes of conduct of professional organizations are studied as exemplars for acceptable behaviour. Students are given challenging ethical dilemmas, for which they will assume particular positions and justify them. The rights of developers of intellectual IT property are examined. Reliability and related liability issues are discussed. The course examines criminal law as applied to IT: the development of computer crime legislation and investigation as it deals with pornography, harassment, fraud, theft and invasion of privacy. Issues unique to cyberspace are discussed such as spamming, hacking, cyber-terrorism and electronic internationalization of other criminal activity.
Prerequisite(s): 4.00 credits
Restriction(s): Registration in the DCCT Program.
AHSS*2060 Workplace Preparation and Technical Writing F (1-2) [0.25]
This course will develop the fundamental skills necessary to participate in the Distributed Computing and Communication Technology Co-operative Education Program (DCCT Co-op) at Guelph-Humber. The student will: strengthen cover letter, résumé, and interview skills and develop networking and personal job search skills; participate in a virtual employment process that mirrors the real Co-op employment process; become familiar with Co-op, Co-operative Education Services and the policies that facilitate the Co-op process. Students will practise technical writing skills: memorandum writing, email behaviour guidelines, public presentation, elements of technical writing style, comparison of selected tools for generating on-line documentation.
Prerequisite(s): 4.00 credits
Restriction(s): Registration in the DCCT Program.
AHSS*2080 Ethical and Professional Issues in Human Services W (3-0) [0.50]
The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers are examined in detail in this course, along with case study material emphasizing implications for practice, including a framework for analysing and resolving a range of ethical and legal issues. Some issues include: professional and personal boundaries, self-determination and personal autonomy of clients versus paternalistic beneficence, and the use of coercion or undue influence, dual relationships, confidentiality and privacy issues, determinations of competence, requirements concerning the maintenance of professional expertise, including cultural competence, self-awareness and self-care.
Prerequisite(s): 3.00 credits including: AHSS*2120, FCSS*1010, FCSS*2040
AHSS*2090 Supporting Families: Research and Applications W (3-0) [0.50]
This course builds on students’ introductory courses in family relationships and child development by focussing on parent-child interactions that promote healthy outcomes for children in order to assess dynamics that are problematic and require intervention. It broadens understanding of the interdependence in parent-child relationships by analysing how they are influenced by factors internal and external to the family. Research and personal beliefs related to contemporary family issues are examined to formulate helpful interventions and supports for parents.
Prerequisite(s): AHSS*2120
Restriction(s): Registration in Family and Community Social Services program.
AHSS*2110 Criminological Theory I W (3-0) [0.50]
This course will examine the development of criminological theory from the late 1700’s to contemporary times. In particular biological, psychological and sociological modes of inquiry in criminological theory are studied, analyzed and applied.
Prerequisite(s): AHSS*1160
AHSS*2120 Couple and Family Dynamics W (3-0) [0.50]
Couple and family experience is expressed in different forms of relationships including traditional heterosexual marriages, same sex partnerships, cohabitation, separated, divorced, and remarried families and parenting throughout the life cycle. Students examine both the internal dynamics in families as they change throughout the life course, and the impact of broader social, economic and cultural forces such as race, class, and ethnicity on couple and family relationship processes.
AHSS*2130 Subcultures and the Media W (3-0) [0.50]
Subcultures, as social groups organized around shared interests and practices, can take on many forms. The term implies that these groups differentiate themselves in opposition to mainstream culture. This course examines the many levels of resistance and appropriation that occur within the media pertaining to subcultures as outsiders and as audience. Readings, screenings and written assignments assist the student to develop a critical understanding of subcultures and the media.
Prerequisite(s): AHSS*2010
AHSS*2140 Money, Markets, and Democracy W (3-0) [0.50]
This course provides an introduction to the currency, bond, and equity markets and poses the question: do these markets, on balance, negatively or positively influence the social structure, economy, and politics of nations? Students are expected to explore are evaluate whether the capital markets in their current form, serve the public interest.
AHSS*2150 City Life W (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines how it feels to live in cities as well as how different cities afford different experiences among their citizens. Students are expected to do a comparative analysis of different cities and to reflect on their own experience of the city.
AHSS*2160 Scientific Achievements of the 20th Century W (3-0) [0.50]
Throughout the twentieth century, our previous scientific understanding was supplemented by the integrative approaches of ecology, systems and complexity theory. These breakthroughs in our knowledge are explored in a manner accessible and interesting to all students, even those with minimal scientific backgrounds. Emphasis is placed on a descriptive and numerical understanding of the themes and their implications to thought, society, and our daily lives, rather than developing specific science skills.
AHSS*2170 The Human Figure W (3-2) [0.50]
In this course students examine the image of the body and its representation in art and fashion photography in respect to historical, socio/cultural, feminist, political, and technological issues. In addition, students will have the opportunity to explore some of the critical issues introduced in slide lectures through assigned and self-directed projects, and to engage in an ongoing dialogue and debate in group critique sessions.
Prerequisite(s): MDST*1030, MDST*2130
Restriction(s): Registration in Media Studies Image Arts Specialization.
AHSS*2200 Ethics and Professional Issues F (2-1) [0.50]
This course examines the ethical responsibilities of and issues confronted by psychologists and psychological associates practising in a variety of professional contexts. Some issues include: professional and personal boundaries, dual relationships, confidentiality and privacy issues, conflicts of interest, psychometry and the reporting of test results, forensic assessments, trust and deception in the context of research, and scientific integrity.
AHSS*3010 Leadership and Early Childhood W (3-0) [0.50]
This course requires students to critically analyze the role of leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship in the early childhood sector. Students explore leadership potential, qualities, and abilities for professionals who work with children, their families, and other adults. Students examine the importance of the early years and how this understanding impacts on the changing nature of work, activities and available services. Using constructs of leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship, students create an independent business plan and complete a group project.
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits
Co-requisite(s): ECS*3040
AHSS*3020 Working with Communities F (3-0) [0.50]
This course assists students to develop the skills needed to achieve constructive social change through the community development and community organization processes. The course includes a critical examination of community development and community organizing theories as well as the practical applications and processes. Case studies from both the developing and developed world will be used to critically analyze how development activities can both empower or disempower communities.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Restriction(s): Registration in Family and Community Social Services program.
AHSS*3040 Foundations of Social Gerontology F (3-0) [0.50]
Learners explore major concepts and theories in social gerontology and begin to apply them to case situations, discussing their implications for practice. Taught from an empowerment perspective, the content of this course is intended to cause course participants to begin to challenge on knowledge and ethical grounds their own assumptions as well as common practices in this field. A critical analytical approach helps students to understand the deeper structural issues, which affect the daily lives of older adults, and helps them to begin to formulate social change strategies to address these issues.
AHSS*3050 Canadian Social Problems F (3-0) [0.50]
Students critically examine Canadian social problems using a variety of sociological theories including Symbolic Interactionism, Conflict Theory, Feminism and Structural Functionalism. Topics studied include; poverty and inequality, crime and deviance, drugs and addictions, ethnocentrism and racism, mental and physical illness, work and unemployment and gender issues. Particular emphasis is placed on a theoretical critique of social responses to these topics.
Prerequisite(s): 5.00 credits including: AHSS*1130
Restriction(s): Registration in the Bachelor of Applied Science Justice program.
AHSS*3060 Criminological Theory II W (3-0) [0.50]
This course builds on AHSS 2110 Criminological Theory I provides a sophisticated appreciation of contemporary criminological theory. Also examined are recent trends in criminological theory and how criminologists constitute the subject matter of their discipline. Theories are discussed in relation to recent developments in crime, social policy trends and their ideological underpinnings.
Prerequisite(s): 5.00 credits including: AHSS*2110
Restriction(s): Registration in the Bachelor of Applied Science Justice program.
AHSS*3080 Web Design F (3-2) [0.50]
This course examines the principles of successful website design and communication. Design issues and creative solutions to web page functionality, usability and content are explored. Lectures and supervised lab sessions enable students to create their own web site portfolio.
Prerequisite(s): MDST*2070
AHSS*3200 Desire and Discontent F (3-0) [0.50]
This interdisciplinary course examines the insights of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and psychology in the attempt to understand the human cycle of desire and discontent. Focusing on experiences of passion, acquisitiveness, success, and their attendant emotions of happiness, despair, guilt, hope, shame, regret and anger, this course examines the role which desire and discontent play in motivating human behaviour and shaping personality.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
AHSS*3210 Betrayal in Contemporary Fiction W (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the representation of betrayal in selected contemporary novels and short stories. Students study not only themes of betrayal in fiction but also examine, through additional readings in literary criticism, how betrayal is also a characteristic and device of contemporary narrative form.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
AHSS*3220 Law and the Media F (3-0) [0.50]
This course provides a thorough introduction to the relationship between media and the laws of Canada, beginning with the origin and development of Media Law. An understanding of media/communications law and its forms and applications is necessary to ensure the success of any endeavour in media/communications, especially with the ongoing and rapid development of electronic technology. Identification of legal issues is emphasized. This knowledge, in turn, assists the student to communicate ethically and responsibly to recognizing legal issues and consequences and handling effectively and professionally.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Restriction(s): Registration in the Bachelor of Applied Arts - Media Studies program.
AHSS*3230 Trends in Gender Issues W (3-0) [0.50]
This interdisciplinary course explores contemporary issues and theoretical approaches concerning women and gender. Through an examination of popular cultural, literary and academic sources, this course will acquaint students with the main current trends in women's studies. The philosophical tensions concerning gender equality and difference, "Third World" feminism, "Black" feminism, rights-based feminism, and post-modernism provide context for consideration of specific issues such as violence against women, prostitution, and reproductive rights.
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
AHSS*3260 Psychology and the Law S,F,W (3-0) [0.50]
This course will examine a number of issues related to the interaction between psychology and law. The methods, theories, and findings of social psychology, cognitive psychology, and developmental psychology as applied to legal processes will be emphasized. Included among the issues to be examined are: theories of criminal behaviour; aggression and violence; the psychological foundations of police investigations; the psychology of eyewitness testimony; the psychological impact of victimization; legal issues related to mental health; and the role of psychological factors in the trial process. (Offered through Distance Education only.)
Prerequisite(s): 5.00 credits including: AHSS*1110
AHSS*4050 Youth and the Law W (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines selected topics on young offenders in Canada and elsewhere. Topics studied include: public perceptions about youth crime and its control; the history of youth crime and legislation; the measurement of youth crime; theories of delinquency; crime among marginal youth; female offenders; the long term consequences of youthful offending; and the policing, sentencing and punishing of youth.
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including: AHSS*2110, SCMA*3040
AHSS*4060 Law and Society W (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the social basis of law. Specific topics include the law as an instrument of stability or change, and the role of lawmakers, law enforcers and interpreters, including the legal profession, the police, judges and courts. Although the primary focus of this course is Canadian, there will be a comparative component particularly as it relates to theoretical perspectives. This course specifically focus on: types of law, theories of law, origins of law, social control and punishment, the legal profession, assessing the impact of the law, existing biases in the law particularly as it relates to women, and law and social change. In the Canadian context, particular attention is given to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and its effect on law, society and policy.
Prerequisite(s): AHSS*1150, AHSS*1160, AHSS*3060
AHSS*4070 Issues in Ethnicity and Class F (3-0) [0.50]
This course provides students with an advanced theoretical and empirical understanding of social class and ethnicity in the context of Canadian society. In addition, the course encourages students to apply their knowledge to contemporary institutions.
Prerequisite(s): AHSS*1200, AHSS*3050
AHSS*4080 Transition to Work F,W (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines various aspects of the transition from school to work. Changes taking place in organizations and work, and the advanced level, general skills needed by university graduates in the workplace and explored. In addition, transition issues, such as the change from the role 'student' to 'employee' or 'entrepreneur', are examined.
Prerequisite(s): 15.00 credits
AHSS*4090 Ethics and the Justice System F (3-0) [0.50]
Students study primary sources that set out the major schools of ethical thought and moral reasoning. Various models are used to critically analyze Canadian criminal cases and social issues such as euthanasia, abortion, capital punishment and animal rights. In addition, students have the opportunity to reflect upon their own ethical reasoning and consider alternative approaches.
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credit including JUST*1030
AHSS*4100 Public Policy: Challenges and Prospects W (3-0) [0.50]
This course covers dominant theories of policy making in Canada. Including governmental and non-governmental actors. Fiscal and monetary policy, aboriginal policy, and criminal justice policy are examined. The course offers a balance between gaining an awareness of the “real world” of public policy and the policy-making process and acquiring theoretical and analytical tools to understand public policy and the policy process.
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits
Restriction(s): Registration in the Bachelor of Applied Science - Justice Studies program.