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201-103-DW: Calculus I The course focuses on limits and continuity; the derivative and techniques of differentiation; applications of the derivative to the social sciences including curve sketching, related rates and optimization problems; and anti-derivatives. This course is not a substitute for Mathematics 201-NYA-05.
201-104-DW: Calculus I (Enriched) For the Electronics Engineering Technology course (201-NYA-05 Electronics Engineering Technology), students will learn limits, continuity, the derivative, techniques of differentiation, integrals, applications of derivatives, and integrals to Electronics Engineering Technology. For the Chem-Tech course (201-NYA-05 Chem Tech/Lab Tech), students will learn limits, the derivative, techniques of differentiation, integrals, applications of derivatives, areas, volumes and other applications of calculus related to their area of study.
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This is the first course in the discipline for most students and a requirement for all students in the Social Science program. It is also necessary for admission to most university psychology programs. The course is designed to acquaint students with the principles and methods of psychology and to expose them to the various areas encompassed by the field.
Introduction to Economics
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The course introduces students to economic systems, the great economic thinkers, the different schools of thought, and the basic concepts and theories of economics. Students will become familiar with introductory tools, methods, and models of economic analysis, as well as recognize their limitations. Applying different perspectives and relying on current and historical data, the course exposes students to Canada's and Quebec's major macroeconomic problems such as unemployment, recessions, inflation, and the public debt. Students will learn how governments can use fiscal, monetary, and trade policies to reduce domestic economic problems. The course prepares students to critically assess government economic policies and economic information in the news media. For students in the Social Science program, this course is a pre-requisite to all other Economics courses.
Introduction to Business
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The Introduction to Business course provides an opportunity to explore the ways in which business activities are organized so that the various factors of production (raw materials, capital, assets and human resources) can be successfully combined to produce goods and services desired by customers. The course provides an essential understanding of the conditions necessary to the development and survival of businesses.
201-204-DW: Calculus II (Enriched) The definite integral and applications, techniques of integration, indeterminate forms and l'Hôpital's Rule, improper integrals, infinite series and convergence are studied in this course.
201-203-DW: Calculus II The course focuses on definite integral with applications to Social Science, techniques of integration, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, infinite series and convergence. This course is not a substitute for Mathematics 201-NYB-05.
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This is the first of the three (3) methodology courses and is normally taken in the student's second term of the program. The goal of the course is to apply the scientific approach to the various social science disciplines. Students identify a research problem and follow the steps to select a research method appropriate to the problem, produce a data collection tool, collect, analyze and interpret the data. The culmination of the process is a research report that presents the research steps in the context of a brief literature review of the topic.
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This course traces the growth of Western civilization from its roots in the Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman traditions to the 20th century. Among the major themes covered are the emergence and influence of key intellectual currents, social and political revolution, the development of industrial society, the birth of the nation state, imperialism, totalitarianism, and the two world wars. Students are introduced to basic concepts such as historical cause and social change, race, class and gender, as well as to the major political ideologies.
Basics of Marketing
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This is survey course in Marketing and covers the environment in which marketing takes place, the definition of markets, and the marketing mix strategy used to respond to the environment. Specifically, Basics of Marketing addresses the role of marketing information, market segmentation and positioning strategies.
320-201-DW: Economic Geography Economic geography is a sub-discipline within human geography and a growing field of study. This course explores the process of globalization and the restructuring of the global economy. Globalization is analysed within the historical context of capitalism, its birth, intensification and geographical expansion. The changing dynamics of production and consumption, emerging patterns of global inequality, the changing role of the State, Multinational Corporations and International Organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization are explored. Contemporary debates on globalization and economic development are addressed.
320-205-DW: Geography of Montreal Over time, the Montreal region has gone through a number of transformations that have led to its present form. It is a space shared by different cultures. It is a place competing with other metropolitan regions for business and immigration. Through the methodology of regional analysis, this course will provide the student with a close-up view of how the geography of Montreal has been shaped by the city's function within a provincial, federal and global context. Slides, lectures, discussions and field trips will be used to enrich the student's understanding of those factors that make Montreal a significant city of the world.
320-212-DW: Tourism The objective of this course is to explore the relationship between geography and the movement of people for diverse reasons. Travel and tourism will be examined in a historical context and related to economic well-being and transportation technologies. The motivations and origins of travellers, their destinations and the impacts of tourism on host societies will be considered. Topics discussed may include the effect of disposable income on travel, the impact of mass movers such as cruise ships, the effects of Boeing 737 and the Airbus 380 on the tourist industry, destinations and their qualities, eco-tourism and the social, cultural and environmental impacts of tourism. Information technologies and the Internet will be used extensively in this course.
320-216-DW: Natural Environment This course surveys the major aspects of the physical environment – the biosphere and biodiversity, the atmosphere and climate change and the hydrosphere in relation to uneven distribution of water resources. Through improving ecological knowledge and understanding, future individual and collective decisions can be made less detrimental to the environment. Therefore, while exploring the natural processes that shape the environment, this course will also look at the impacts of human activities and their significance. Potential solutions will be explored.
320-219-DW: Topics in Geography The description for this course is not available at this time.
330-201-DW: Canadian History This course will survey the history of crime and criminal justice in Canadian society, from its English, French and First Nations’ origins to the present day.Topics may include French, English and Aboriginal systems of justice; the early criminal judicial system of New France; its transformation after the British conquest; prisons and penal reform; the question of social (in)justice and its relation to women, juveniles, and ethnic minorities; policing and the RCMP; the role of the state and national security, and any other topics of relevance to the world of crime and justice. These topics will be examined using concepts such as gender, crime, law, race, class, and human rights, while using a variety of historical sources and methodologies.
330-206-DW: U.S. History These courses investigate different aspects of the colonial heritage of the United States, the American Revolution and the early days of the American Republic. They will then examine the territorial and economic expansion of the country and the issue of race relations from slavery through to the modern civil rights movement. They will also discuss the expansion of capitalism, the redefinition of the role of government as a result of the Great Depression, and American foreign relations.
330-210-DW: Quebec History This course examines Quebec's past through an analysis of the 20th century and seeks to dispel the notion that our history is unexciting and undramatic. During the 20th century Quebec experienced profound, revolutionary changes – it was a period of new rights for groups as diverse as women and Indigenous peoples; immigrants including Chinese, Jews and Italians faced varying levels of acceptance or exclusion; churches were battling the growing forces of secularization; new nationalist groups such as the FLQ and Parti Quebecois were on the rise; and new morals relating to divorce, homosexuality and capital punishment were appearing. Through an analysis of cases and situations such as these, and via the lens of gender, class, ethnicity, religion, nationalism and indigeneity, students will reflect on ideas of exclusion, inclusion, and human rights and witness the profound (r)evolutionary change experienced in all areas of Quebec society over the course of the 20th century.
330-214-DW: 20th Century History This course will focus on the causes and consequences of World War I and World War II. Technological innovations, including nuclear energy and the internet, will be discussed in addition to the concepts of nationalism, imperialism, capitalism, communism, fascism, and racism. Students will be required to write two tests, each including an essay of no less than 250 words, and a term paper of 750 to 1000 words. The term paper will be a critical review of an academic article, to be chosen from a set of articles provided by the instructor. Students will learn to know and understand the facts, notions, concepts, theories, and methods related to History as a Social Science discipline.
330-219-DW: Analysis of History The description for this course is not available at this time.
330-221-DW: Third World History This course is a survey of the Third World from the 1500s to the present. It will examine the forces, trends and events of European colonialism, its impact on the Third World/South/Majority World, nationalist struggles and revolutions accompanying decolonization, and problems of the post-colonial world. Concepts, such as imperialism, colonialism, decolonization, neo-colonialism, nationalism, revolution, racism, ethnicity, gender, and underdevelopment will be used with a variety of historical sources to examine these topics. The competencies to be acquired include understanding the facts, concepts, theories, and methods related to the discipline of History, and analyzing aspects of cases, situations, themes or problems encountered in this course.
330-225-DW: Social and Economic History These courses aim to provide students with a better understanding of the interplay between economic and socio-political forces in a specific country or region of the modern world. They explore the impact of major developments in areas such as work, or science and technology on the social and economic lives of different sectors of the population
332-204-DW: Rebels and Outcasts This course broadly examines the concept of crime and its punishment in the Ancient Greek and Roman world from Achilles to Spartacus. Among the topics examined will be rebellions in Sparta, ostracism in Athens and slave revolts in Italy. The study of rebels and outcasts sheds an interesting light on the general history of Greece and Rome.
332-209-DW: Greek Civilization This course is a survey of the major economic, social, political and cultural developments in the Greek world from the Bronze Age to the Classical period. The major themes and topics are Minoan and Mycenean civilizations, the Dark Ages, Homer and the epic, revolution and the rise of the tyrants, the emergence of the city-state and the development of democracy, warfare, theatre, athletics, religion and mythology.
332-213-DW: Roman Culture and Society This course will show students how the Romans were able to create an immense empire, giving it a political and cultural unity which enabled it to have an influence long past its collapse. It will introduce students to the permanent heritage of the Romans in the modern world. The course will look at various aspects of life including political and administrative institutions, the life and leisure of various social classes, games and entertainment, religion and mythology, and the impact of Christianity.
332-216-DW: Aegean Civilizations This course will introduce students to the first civilizations of the south-east European maritime area. Using a combination of legends and archaeology it will explore the origins and evolution of the Minoan, Mycenaean and Cycladic civilizations, examining their economic, political, social, religious, and cultural characteristics and their contacts with other civilizations such as Troy and Phoenicia. It will also trace the survival of certain elements into the later civilization of classical Greece.
332-219-DW: Analysis of Classics The description for this course is not available at this time.
332-221-DW: Egyptian Legacy This course offers an introduction to the history of ancient Egypt, examining the civilization of the Nile from its earliest settlement (c. 4000 B.C.E.) to the death of Cleopatra VII in 30 B.C.E. The geographic realities that shaped Egyptian culture and the emergence of a unified territorial state will be studied within the context of the broader political, social and religious achievements of the Egyptian population. Historical concepts such as gender, ethnicity and class will be examined and a variety of primary texts and methodological approaches will be introduced in this course.
332-227-DW: Ancient World This course will study the first sedentary societies in the ancient world from their beginnings in pre-history through the great civilizations of the Near East. It will look at the Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilizations, those of the Palestinian-Syrian corridor and the Hittites, through the Greco-Roman period to the emergence of Christianity. The course will focus on the continuity in the challenges faced by the peoples of this area.
340-212-DW: Philosophy of the Mind This course will offer an introduction to the major positions concerning the mind-body problem. The class will raise such questions as: Do we have minds and bodies? Can minds affect bodies? If so, in what sense do we mean “affect”? Is mind identical to body? If so, in what sense do we mean "identical"? Can physical bodies be conscious? How do we know there are other bodies? How do we relate to other minds?
340-217-DW: Communication and Meaning This course will familiarize the student, at a more advanced level than in the Introduction to Philosophy course, with the basic subject matter, ideas, concepts and theories central to the philosophy of language. The course takes up central problems such as what are the defining characteristics of a language, (syntax, semantics), the difference between natural and artificial languages, e.g. computer languages, the meaning of ‘meaning,' language as a basis for social life, and to what extent is it justifiable to say that what sets human beings apart from other living things is their capacity to use language to express “meanings”?
340-219-DW: Topics in Philosophy This course is an introduction to the philosophy of art and aesthetics. Some of the questions we will consider are: What is art? What do poetry, painting, dance, tragedy, stand-up comedy and music, for example, have in common, if anything? Does a urinal exhibited in a museum also count as art? What is the creative process? If it’s an expression of emotion, then why is yelling at someone not art - or is it? What is beauty, and is it subjective? Is beauty required for something to count as art? If so, what do we make of horror movies? What exactly is an artwork? Why is an exact replica of the Mona Lisa considered a forgery while a copy of your favourite novel is not? Why and how do humans respond to artworks? Why would moviegoers who enjoy watching a war movie not enjoy watching the same events unfold in their lives? By examining how philosophers have explored such puzzles, this course will analyze the complex human phenomenon known as art.
350-201-DW: Developmental Psychology This course outlines the development of the child and how he/she is influenced by heredity, environment, family, school and social experiences. Emphasis is placed on the changes that occur in both physical and psychological attitudes during childhood. Discussions also focus on basic concepts and theories related to child development. In addition, developmental processes in adolescence, adulthood, and old age are considered.
350-211-DW: Abnormal Psychology This course attempts to explain the origins and treatment of several types of mental disorders from a variety of perspectives, among them the psychoanalytic, behavioural and biological perspectives. Diagnostic issues and research strategies are also considered.
350-214-DW: Psychology and the Law The emphasis in this course is on the analysis of legal issues and procedures in the context of psychological concepts and theory. Topics include criminal responsibility, competence, eyewitness testimony, child abuse, profiling, domestic violence, prediction of dangerous behaviour, and media violence. The course includes presentations by attorneys and a judge.
350-218-DW: Analysis of Psychology The description for this course is not available at this time.
350-219-DW: Topics in Psychology A number of courses are offered under Topics in Psychology (Analysis). Each course focuses on the concepts, theories, and methods associated with a particular area in psychology of interest to both faculty and students. In each course, students are required to examine and analyze cases, situations and the themes related to that specific area of interest.
370-201-DW: Religions of the East The purpose of this course is to gain some understanding of the beliefs, obligations, stories (myths, legends, etc), sacred texts, rituals, art and history of some of the religions of India and East Asia (for example, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shinto, etc.). In this course, students will be taught how to organize the above-mentioned material in a manner that will prepare them for the successful writing of exams. Students will also be shown how to write a research paper, in which: (1) the arguments made in secondary sources are interpreted, compared and assessed; or else (2) the hypotheses of secondary sources are applied to primary sources.
370-207-DW: Judaism, Christianity and Islam This course will concern itself with these three major Western religions. It will try to show how these faiths have influenced the world views of their adherents. The uniqueness and similarities of the three religions will be highlighted, the aim being to encourage the student to gain a better understanding and tolerance for these three faiths.
370-217-DW: Health, Healing and Religion The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the explanations of illness and with traditional healing ceremonies and practices found in a number of religious traditions. In addition, some consideration will be given to sociological, psychological and physiological explanations for religious healing.
370-219-DW: Topics in Religion Basic to many religions and philosophies is the assumption that we live in a split-level universe - that there is more to life than ordinary reality; Buddhist thought describes ordinary reality as conditioned reality and the something more as unconditioned reality. A few contemporary film-makers have addressed this intuition by generating a wide variety of possibly scenarios for unconditioned reality. This course will survey a variety of these films, namely, The Matrix, Dark City, Vanilla Sky, Truman Show, and Altered States and compare them to the alternate realities suggested by various religious traditions, both East and West. The course will thoroughly analyze the human phenomena of ascribing such divisions to reality in both religion and film through the facts, notions, concepts, theories, methods and other components that are part of the Social Science discipline of Religious Studies.
370-221-DW: Religion, Gender and Sexuality This course will explore the ways in which myths and doctrines concerning the sacred have shaped notions of male and female, cross culturally and throughout history. Different models of gender, of the body/soul relationship as reflected in spiritual leadership, in ritual, marital and sexual practices will be our focus. We will make use of a range of disciplinary approaches (sociological, anthropological, psychological, and feminist) to interpret and analyze these religiously-validated sex roles.
370-224-DW: Religion and Literature This course looks at some of the ways in which religious ideas and practices appear in works of literature. In the course, we will examine religious themes from some of the following literary forms: myth, history, parable, essay, poem, song, short story, and novel. The examples of literary forms will be taken from a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds so that, among other things, we will consider the specific religious context in which the literary works are found. The course will also provide some examples of theories and methods used in examining religious literature.
381-201-DW: Human Evolution The biological and behavioural evolution of humans will be studied with the aim of understanding man's place in nature and the source of his unique culture-creating capacities. Special attention will be given to Darwinian Evolutionary Theory, the study of non-human primates (primatology) and our hominid ancestors. This is the classic “bones and stones” course.
381-204-DW: Development of Civilization This course will trace the development of civilizations from the prehistoric beginnings of human and social organization, warfare, religion, sexual domination and domestication, to the rise of large, complex urban civilizations.
381-207-DW: Peoples of the World This course uses ethnographic research to describe the diversity of cultures in the world. It identifies the major institutions of human cultures, such as economics, religion and kinship. It will also reveal how ethnocentrism and cultural relativism affect the way we perceive and try to understand cultures other than our own. Finally, it is concerned with ways that poorer nations and threatened societies may be aided through strategies of international cooperation and why such attempts have or have not been successful in the past.
381-210-DW: Anthropology of Parenthood This course deals with the concept of parenthood by investigating how different cultures define motherhood, fatherhood and parenthood in practical terms. With this cross-cultural perspective, parenthood in the Western context will be explored by re-examining ideas about biological and social parenthood.
381-213-DW: Anthropology of War This course is an introduction to the many different cultural ways of waging war and building peace. We will examine how societies, such as hunter-gatherers, handle inter-personal and inter-group disputes and build cooperation. Issues such as rituals of initiation, attitudes towards death, war and defense technology, leadership and strategy, gender issues, organizing supplies, warrior codes, diplomatic traditions, the role of child-raising and enculturation are all explored. Also, the course will explore the possible reasons for outbreaks of war and periods of peace.
381-214-DW: Anthropology of Law This course investigates the theme of law and politics in different cultures. It will explore techniques of control and power, inter-personal and inter-group punishment and retribution dynamics. Case studies of differing legal and political institutions with their rituals and how conflict resolution, mediation, and arbitration are performed will be examined. A discussion of differing legal and moral codes will lead to how the breaking of norms is dealt with among different groups, such as hunter-gatherers.
381-218-DW: Anthropology of Sexuality This course deals with ethnographic examples and theories on the origins, patterns and diversity of social and cultural forms of human sexuality and gender. It will explore cross-cultural approaches to love, courtship, sex and marriage as well as the roles of socialization and enculturation about sexuality. The connection of sexuality to other areas of society, such as economics, politics, nature and religion will be examined.
381-219-DW: Topics in Anthropology Topics in Anthropology (analysis) - A number of courses are offered under TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (Analysis). Each course focuses on the concepts, theories, and methods associated with a particular area of anthropology and the analysis of these concepts, theories, and methods in specific cases and situations. The emphasis is on theory, research, and analysis. Possible themes include medical anthropology; magic, science, and religion; prehistoric hominid culture; body decoration; gender; language traditions; forensic anthropology; stone tool technology; primatology; behavioural biology: sensory ethnography; or visual anthropology.
383-201-DW: Microeconomics The course presents concepts and theories that explain how households and firms behave in different markets. The assumptions of each theory will be clearly stated and the weaknesses of the theory pointed out. Topics covered in the course include market structures, supply and demand, consumer behaviour, behaviour of the firm, production and costs, and the determination of equilibrium price and output in different markets. Using concepts and theories, students will analyze how individuals and companies react to government interventions in the market such as subsidies, minimum wages, and price controls.
383-206-DW: Economic Development The course discusses, from different perspectives, some of the major economic problems facing the nations of the South: poverty, land ownership, foreign debt, dependency, and distribution of income and wealth. The course examines why the majority of the population in developing countries have inadequate access to housing, education, and healthcare. It critically assesses the economic relationships between the developed countries and the developing countries. The course also analyzes the effects of globalization and how the policies pursued by international organizations such as the IMF the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization have affected Third World countries.
383-210-DW: Money and Banking The course introduces students to the role of money, the banking system, and the financial sector in the Canadian economy. It familiarizes students with the institutional and historical evolution of the banking and financial systems in Canada. Topics covered in the course include the evolution and functions of money, the functions of the Bank of Canada, the classical and Keynesian theories of money, and the mechanisms by which the money supply influence the major markets of the Canadian economy. The course discusses how the Bank of Canada uses monetary policy to influence the rate of interest, the rate of unemployment, the rate of inflation, and the value of the dollar. The course assesses the effectiveness of monetary policy under globalization.
383-213-DW: Economics and Environment The environment provides a number of resources that are essential for production, distribution, and consumption, and is in turn affected by these economic activities. The course focuses on the interaction between the environment and economic activities, and assesses the causes of the various types of air, land, and water pollution. It presents the economic concepts, theories, and models that explain environmental pollution. The course examines the effectiveness of the various approaches to pollution abatement adopted by governments. It also discusses the causes of global warning and the various multilateral attempts to control the emission of green houses gases.
383-218-DW: Economic Analysis The course analyzes the issues facing the consumer, such as overspending, indebtedness, personal investments, intergenerational wealth transfers, and public policy. It introduces students to concepts relevant to the analysis of consumer choices, such as personal finance, budget planning, personal income tax, insurance, credit, and retirement planning. Students will have a broad understanding of the basic concepts of supply and demand, scarcity, opportunity cost, and other concepts as they relate to consumer decisions. They will also learn how macroeconomic conditions influence the decisions of individuals. The course familiarizes students with the different types of investment available in the financial market. They will analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the major types of financial products. Students will apply cost-benefit analysis to assess the decision of consumers.
383-219-DW: Canadian Economic Policy The course discusses cotemporary economic issues and problems in Canada. Using current and historical data, the course analyses, from different perspectives, some of the major economic challenges facing Canada. In discussing economic issues and problems the course will take into account Canada's political and economic divergences. Special attention will be placed on the federal government's policy goals such as economic growth, stability, and equitable distribution of income. The course also critically examines federal and provincial policies, with particular emphasis on Quebec. Both Microeconomic and Macroeconomic models and theories will be applied to understand government policies and their economic consequences.
383-224-DW: Quebec Economy The course assesses the social, political, and historical factors that have shaped the evolution of the Quebec economy over the years. It analyzes the development of the dominant sectors of the Quebec economy: natural resources, textiles, aircraft manufacturing, pharmaceutical industry, and information technology. It explores the distinct economic regions of Quebec and the role Montreal has played in the economic development of Quebec. The course discusses the evolving economic relationship between Quebec and the other provinces and Quebec's international economic relations. It shows how Canadian economic federalism has contributed to the Quebec economy, and examines the potential economic consequences of sovereignty.
385-201-DW: Comparing Countries This course is a study of politics and government from a comparative perspective. Using case studies of a select number of countries, the course compares and contrasts differences in political cultures, structures of government, voting systems, and policies of government.
385-203-DW: Community Politics This course examines politics at the level of the local community (cities, towns, villages). It focuses on the way people organize themselves to determine the physical shape of their community, the range of public services, the level of cultural activities, and the general quality of life. The electoral process, interest group behaviour, and the structure and decision-making processes of local government are all examined in this course.
385-208-DW: U.S. Politics and Government This course examines the nature of democracy in the United States. It explores the political values of Americans, the constitutional basis of government, the functioning of the various branches of government, the system for electing political leadership, the political party system, and the importance of powerful interest groups in shaping public policies.
385-219-DW: Analysis in Political Science The description for this course is not available at this time.
387-201-DW: Social Problems This course will analyze important social problems in Canada such as poverty, racism, and gender inequities. We will also examine larger social structures such as the State and Capitalism as social problems. Although we will discuss these issues within a broad Canadian context, we will focus on these social problems in relation to Indigenous-Settler relations in Canada.
387-205-DW: Social Change Modern societies are characterized by constant change: in lifestyle and fashions, in technology and industry, in beliefs and behaviours. This course will examine the institutional and individual sources and consequences of change. Among the sources considered will be education, technology, community, and political and social movements.
387-212-DW: The Family Marriage and the family are institutions found in every society and an important part of almost everyone's life. This course focuses on a variety of issues related to marriage and the family, including dating, courtship and mate selection, child rearing, parenting, marital stability and marital break-up. It also examines the family as it appears in different cultures around the world, with the main focus on the modern urban family.
387-216-DW: Education Whether student, teacher, parent, or taxpayer, we are all affected by our education system and many of us have strong opinions about that system. This course provides a broad examination of education and the education system from a variety of perspectives: as a set of activities; as an institutional form; as a set of ideologies, values, and beliefs; and as a setting within which people such as students and teachers come to terms with one another and learn to understand themselves and others.
387-218-DW: Analysis in Sociology The description for this course is not available at this time.
387-219-DW: Sociology of Law This course examines the law as a social phenomenon. Particular areas of focus are on the evolution of modern legal systems, the emergence of the modern legal profession, current controversies with respect to such matters as civil rights or the regulation of sexuality, and the implications of post-industrialization and globalization on legal systems and issues such as human rights and citizenship.
387-223-DW: Urban Sociology This course examines the social structure of the urban environment. The course focuses on the formation, organization, and operation of cities as well as on how individuals participate in urban life, especially with respect to urban social movements. Also examined are the social changes affecting contemporary urban communities in the context of modernization and globalization.
387-229-DW: Work and Society For better or worse, most of us must spend a good deal of our lives at work. It seems reasonable, then, to understand work not only as a personal issue, but also as a social one. This course examines the place of work in modern life. It explores the organization of various types of workplaces, shifts in types of work and occupations, and our experiences of work. This course will also consider topics such as the relations between work and the family, work and gender, and work and politics.
401-205-DW: International Business The International Business course offers a small window to the expanded world of international business. International business has undergone dramatic changes in the past decade, and the academic discipline has evolved in response to these changes. The course aims to introduce students to the fundamentals of international trade and investment and to expose students to the complexities of the international business environment (economic, legal, political, cultural and technological). It will also familiarize students with the influential players on the international business scene (multinational corporations, governments and international organizations) and develop an international perspective.
401-210-DW: Business Law This course focuses on the importance of understanding the legal environment in the context of business management. Students develop the ability to consider the legal implications of contracts, civil responsibility, property and bankruptcy.
401-219-DW: Topics in Business Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: define the role of Accounting in a Business; develop a knowledge of Accounting standards; define relevant Financial Accounting terminology; develop a knowledge of different accounting reports (Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Owner’s Equity); analyse and prepare business transactions using journal entries; analyse and prepare adjusting entries; prepare closing entries; prepare an income statement, balance sheet and statement of owner’s equity; apply the case method in solving specific accounting problems; analyse financial reports using key performance Indicators (financial ratios).
401-225-DW: Sustainability and Business This course introduces students to the array of environmental issues confronting businesses today. Among other things, the student will be introduced to the evolution of environmentalism from a business perspective and the business of environmentalism. The course also examines the cost / profit decisions relating to embracing an eco-friendly business model, the practice of green-washing, as well as legal obligations, legal trends, and ethics.
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201-105-DW: Linear Algebra This course focuses on systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants, vectors and applications to lines and planes, and applications of linear algebra to Social Science. This course is not a substitute for Mathematics 201-NYC-05.
201-106-DW: Linear Algebra (Enriched) Systems of linear equations and elementary operations, matrices and determinants, vectors, lines, planes and vector spaces are studied in this course.
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This is the second of the three (3) methodology courses. It builds on the introduction to social science research covered in Research Methods. This course teaches the student to apply statistical tools to the interpretation of data related to contexts of study in the field of social science. The focus of the course is on the analysis of quantitative data as part of the scientific approach. Areas examined are identification of variables, presentation of data, analysis of data using various forms of measurement, determining the nature and link between variables, and estimating the parameters of a given population based on the corresponding statistics obtained from a sample.
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320-102-DW: Introduction to Geography and the Environment The Earth is increasingly crowded, polluted, urbanized and biologically stressed. Currently, world mean temperatures are higher than they have been in centuries. This should be a matter of great concern to all residents of the Earth. The environment encompasses the natural world, of which we are a part, and the built world, which we have created. This course introduces students to the dynamic character of society and its interaction with the natural environment. The course will introduce basic geography skills such as map reading, mapmaking and the use of a Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It will then explore key concepts such as demography, weather and climate, environmental ethics and social, cultural and economic geography.
101-921-DW: Human Biology This course begins with an introduction to anatomical terminology, a discussion of the various levels of structural organization thatmake up the human body, and a brief overviewof each system's contribution to homeostasis. The course emphasizes control systems(nervous and endocrine), reproduction, and classical genetics. The material covered in this course provides a useful background for nonscience students planning to study psychology in university. This course can be used as a concentration course in Social Science, but cannot be used in the revised Science programs.
332-101-DW: Introduction to the Classical World This course is designed to develop an appreciation of the historical events and forces that shaped the Classical world and to help students to develop some of the basic skills they need to study the social sciences. The specific components to be acquired by students on successful completion of the course include the ability to: identify the primary forces which shaped Classical societies; explain the contribution of Classics to an understanding of specific situations, problems and questions; demonstrate a comprehension of the key components of the methodologies used by Classicists; and demonstrate knowledge of the contribution and legacies of the Classical world to other historical periods, including the present day. In addition, students will have completed assignments which develop their ability to take notes and to use a textbook.
340-101-DW: Introduction to Philosophy This course will survey central philosophical questions and how influential philosophers have attempted to answer them. Major topics such as the nature of reality, truth, knowledge, justice, personal identity, freedom, responsibility, and meaning will be covered. In a broad sense, this course explores the human condition, and the ways we humans have tried to understand and define ourselves, our world and our possibilities. As this is an introductory course, students will also learn and practice the philosophical fundamentals of sound argumentation. By the end of the course, students will have an understanding of basic problems of philosophy and their development. They will also have a sense of philosophy’s relevance and importance for the social sciences, the natural sciences, and contemporary issues.
381-101-DW: Introduction to Anthropology The course provides an overview of what anthropology encompasses from the history of anthropological thought to the major subfields of study including linguistics, biology, social and archaeology. The unique vision and social scientific perspective that anthropology brings to the social sciences will be discussed. This course will present an approach designed to introduce students to main areas of the discipline that may be explored more profoundly in the higher level courses.
385-101-DW: Introduction to Politics This course introduces students to the political dimension of human behaviour. It examines how people organize themselves for the purpose of making collective decisions for the protection and defense of their communities, how they mobilize resources to achieve common goals, how they pursue common values, and how they resolve the conflicts that inevitably arise from these political actions; in short, how people govern themselves.
387-101-DW: Individual and Society This course introduces students to the basic ideas and perspectives of sociological investigation and interpretation. It focuses on the ways individuals are shaped by and respond to culture and social organization. Students are introduced to the major areas of sociological research, including representative studies and their findings about Canada, Quebec and other societies, in order to provide a systematic understanding of the contemporary social world.
370-102-DW: Introduction to World Religions This course introduces students to the major elements of religion. It maps religious diversity by surveying the places and spaces that at least two major religious traditions regard as sacred. It investigates prominent aspects of both personal spirituality and the relationship between religion and society by analyzing selected ritual practices, symbolic representations (in art and decoration), texts, beliefs and social structures. This course will also introduce students to some major theorists of religion and some methods for analyzing selected religious phenomena.
Students choose their own topic under the category of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit, and Metis. The course begins with an overview of a number of possible topics, from the earliest, pre-contact period to the present day. Students will choose topics that interest them and that they find are important for people to understand more fully. For their social science disciplines to be used, students may choose whichever three they want as long as they can explain their relevance to their chosen topic and can find sufficient material when doing their preliminary research report.
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401-315-DW: Global Marketing Global Management is an introductory marketing course in the International Business program. As such, it will provide a foundation for marketing concepts while emphasizing the international perspective. The course links with, and draws from, a variety of other academic disciplines, including: International Business, International Economics, Business Administration, Psychology, Sociology, Law, and English.
320-302-DW: Applied Geography In this course, students will be introduced to fieldwork methods and data analysis techniques used in the field of Geography. Through a problem solving approach, students will address current issues related to public space, public art, urban renewal, and commercial development in Montreal. During fieldworks students will develop their ability to read maps, gather primary data through questionnaires, interviews and/or direct observation. Emphasis will be placed on applying theories to urban space and developing original solutions to urban issues.
320-303-DW: Environmental Issues This course reviews key environmental issues that may affect environmental sustainability over time. Balancing social and economic imperatives and the integrity of the natural systems that support human collectivities requires both individual and collective environmentally informed decisions. The relationship between environment, resources and society and the ways complex natural and socio-economic systems interact will be analyzed. Students will examine how issues such as deforestation, consumption, availability of drinking water, food production, waste management and climate change affect everyone from a local to a global scale. Emphasis will be placed on local case studies that also resonate at the global level.
320-309-DW: Urban Geography The objective of this course is to increase awareness of the geography of the city. Cities are explored in a historical context where the evolution of public space is traced from the Greek Agora and the Roman Forum to modern day shopping centres and the Montreal Jazz Festival. The evolution of urban centres during the 20th century is closely examined and the concept of global cities developed. Students are encouraged to develop their urban appreciation through field work in the Montreal urban setting.
320-315-DW: Geography of International Relations This course offers a geographical perspective on contemporary international relations studies. It identifies the main actors in the international relations arena and asks how the normative framework of international relations and world order is evolving. The changing roles of the State, Non-State actors such as NGOs, Intergovernmental Organizations such as the United Nations and the World Court, Multinational Corporations and violent non-state actors are studied within the context of a globalized world and in light of the global quandary over social justice and human rights. The course will provide the tools of geographical analysis to address issues such as the division between the rich and the poor, migration, food security and climate change. Overall it will encourage students to develop hypotheses and form critical arguments leading to a better understanding of these complex issues and possible alternative futures.
320-319-DW: Applications of Geography The description for this course is not available at this time.
330-302-DW: Applied Canadian History The Irish, the Scots, the Welsh, and other “Celtic” peoples have left an indelible imprint on Canada’s history. Whether they arrived as colonists, as refugees, or as migrants, these people brought with them cultures and traditions that have taken root across Canada, and that have in turn been shaped by local social and cultural contexts. This course traces the migration of Celtic populations to Canada beginning in the 18th century, and analyses the cultural crosspollination between Celtic peoples and other Canadian populations in historical context. The topics covered may include cross-cultural contact, inter-ethnic tensions, work and leisure, and the maintenance of cultural boundaries through art, music, dancing, and other activities. The competencies associated with successful completion of this course include: identifying situations that lend themselves to study, using concepts applicable to these situations, and using a strategy appropriate to the study of these situations.
330-306-DW: Applied U.S. History The goal of this class is to analyze the roots of current social, cultural and political issues in the USA as identified by popular hashtags on-line: #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo, #Pipeline, #LoveWins, #NeverAgain, #Extremism, and #Poverty & #Wealth. Each one of these expresses a human phenomenon in concrete situations. Using primary sources and secondary analysis, we will begin to think as historians do and begin to asses and interpret these important issues more deeply.
330-310-DW: Applied Quebec History These courses examine different aspects of the political, economic and socio-cultural changes in Quebec from European settlement to the present day. Students will explore both primary and secondary sources that shed light on various major topics in Quebec history.
330-314-DW: Applied 20th Century History This course is designed to survey the history of the world throughout the 20th century. The specific competencies to be acquired by the student on successful completion of this course are the ability to: understand the forces, trends and events that have shaped history in the last century and use concepts to outline and analyze underlying causes and key moments in the development of the world, analyze the impact of war and revolution on the world; gain basic knowledge of different methodologies used by historians. In this course the competency is about using concepts learnt in the social sciences and using them to develop skills that can be employed in concrete situations.
330-319-DW: Applications of History The description for this course is not available at this time.
330-321-DW: Applied Third World History These courses will study different aspects of the political, economic, religious and social changes in selected Third World societies in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America during the past 500 years. Students will explore both primary and secondary sources that shed light on various major topics related to Third World history.
330-325-DW: Applied Social and Economic History The hundred-year period between 1850 and 1950 was one of profound dynamism and change and has left a legacy that continues to have an impact on the world we inhabit today. This course explores some of the historical events that shaped this powerful age – including the revolutions of 1848, industrialization, urban growth, empire, and the two world wars – and emphasizes the links between their social and economic elements and their relationship to the art and ideas of the time. Particular focus is given to artistic, literary, and philosophical movements that emphasized change and innovation, and that challenged the existing order. Although the principal focus of the course is on Europe and the United States, non-western views and experiences will also be examined. The competencies include the ability to identify specific situations related to art and ideas from 1850 to 1950, using historical concepts, approaches, and primary and secondary sources.
332-302-DW: Myths in Classical Society This course investigates and contrasts the classical mythologies of the Greco-Roman world, including its connections to the Near East and Egypt. Literature includes primary sources such as the prose, poetic, and theatrical texts of the Greco-Roman world as well as commentaries and interpretations of these texts. Some of the aspects of the Classical Mythology covered will include the analysis of the many interpretations of myth and how they apply to the enduring concepts that explain past and present; application of these concepts will carried out through project work, assignments and the essay. Students will explore the role played by some of the principal myths of the ancient world and their persistence to today through documentary sources and figurative representations. Cultural and literary analyses and the methodology of Classical studies will be introduced to examine various themes such as concepts of gender, the mind, creation, belief, ritual, conflict, and heroism.
332-305-DW: Conflict in the Ancient World This course examines mythological, political and social conflict in the Ancient World. Students will examine concepts of religion, nationalism, class and gender using primary and secondary sources such as cultural artifacts, historical accounts and academic analysis. Students will also approach conflict in the Ancient World by applying several methodologies, including textual analyses and comparative history.
332-311-DW: Ancient World Archaeology This course allows students to understand how Social Science uses archaeology as a form of investigation to piece together the Ancient World. The specific competencies to be acquired by students on successful completion of the course include the ability to: identify the important discoveries and recognize what the study of these archaeological remains tell us of each society; to study trends, methods, and concepts used in each archaeological find; to apply knowledge of these techniques in examining archaeological evidence leading to a better understanding of the Ancient World.
332-314-DW: Ancient Trade and Commerce This course will examine the importance of both land and sea trade in the development of the Ancient Mediterranean world. Special emphasis will be given to Greek navigation and settlement and the significance of trade in the Ancient Roman Empire. Students will further complement their study of these topics by examining primary sources.
332-319-DW: Applications of Classics The description for this course is not available at this time.
340-302-DW: Social Philosophy This course will treat such topics as how humans should organize themselves as a group. Some questions addressed are: What models of rationality should we use in order to promote a just society? What types of revolutionary action are justified in order to affect positive social change? How should we organize ourselves as individuals, families and communities in order to ensure equality between different genders, cultural groups, religious communities, etc? Indeed, how do we even define gender? A ‘cultural group'? A ‘religious community'?
340-305-DW: Philosophy of Law The description for this course is not available at this time.
340-319-DW: Problems in Philosophy The description for this course is not available at this time.
350-302-DW: Interaction and Communication Interactions and Communication is designed to allow students to examine the principlesand methods of effective interpersonal communication. We study, among other things,verbal and nonverbal communication, people perceptions, interpersonal relationships, and effective conflict resolution, strategies. Students experience activities in small groups that allow and encourage them to assimilate and apply new concepts and strategies to life situations.
350-306-DW: Human Sexual Behaviour This course deals with human sexual development and response patterns. The course addresses itself to both the psychological, physiological and socio-cultural factors shaping and influencing human sexual behaviour. Topics may include anatomy and physiology of the sexual response system, development of gender identity, sexual response patterns and sexual dysfunctions.
350-313-DW: Cognitive Development This course focuses on the application of cognitive concepts to concrete phenomena. Students will learn current theories surrounding the development of thinking skills and problem solving. Students will apply the concepts they learn during fieldwork with elementary school aged children. Topics will include development of brain, sensation and perception, learning, cognition, intelligence, motivation and learning problems.
350-318-DW: Psychology in Business The emphasis of this course is on the practical, non-clinical application of psychological principles. Basic concepts are covered and related to applications in business and industry. Topics include motivation, aptitude testing, opinion and market research, advertising, compensation systems, organizational behaviour, and the role of the individual in the work place.
350-323-DW: Applications of Psychology At the end of this course the student will be able to understand and recognize the research methods used in the study of biological psychology. They will also be able to understand, identify, explain, and explore the major findings of biological psychology. Students will learn about various neurological disorders, their causes and their possible treatments. They will be able to apply the concepts of biological psychology to real life situations and learn how to navigate through databases, references, and write a paper analyzing several journal articles.
360-320-DW: Preparing for Field Trip The purpose of this course is to allow students to carry out the specific and immediate preparation for the success of the forthcoming field trip to Nicaragua. It comprises an academic component (developing an in-depth knowledge of Nicaragua) and a psychological and group dynamics component (learning to deal with culture shock, health problems and group conflict).
360-321-DW: Field Experience in a Developing Country This multi-disciplinary course differs substantially from other social science courses. Instead of learning in the context of a classroom, students will be learning in the context of a one-month field trip to Nicaragua, which is carefully structured both intellectually and pedagogically. During the trip, students will be immersed in a rural community where they will live with a host family. Students will participate in community work projects and attend conferences. The general objective of this course is to allow students, through a concrete one-month field trip experience, to explore some of the basic economic, political and social issues facing Nicaraguans.
370-302-DW: Religious Cults and Sects This course explores the origins, beliefs, rituals, and social organization of some of the new religious movements and older Christian sects in North America. Approaches to this material will include psychological theories of conversion/de-conversion and the “brainwashing”/de-programming controversy, sociological studies of patterns of authority and the ritual process within these movements, and the significance of “alternative reality traditions” in post-industrialist, secular societies.
370-306-DW: Life, Death and Beyond This course is about the various ways human beings, faced with death, attempt to find meaning in life. Some of the ways people find meaning is through religion or philosophy, some find it by believing in the afterlife. However, most agree that death is a problem and life can only be meaningful if the problem of death is resolved. The basic approach is philosophical and religious, but the findings of psychology and anthropology must not be neglected.
370-318-DW: Exploring Religions This course will use a multimedia approach to the study of witches, saints, gurus and mystics from a variety of religious traditions. After examining the characteristics of a mystical experience, as discussed by William James, we will delve into the lives of controversial and influential historical figures, like Hildegard von Bingen, and other fascinating personages from Western, as well as Eastern religious cultures where the guru (spiritual teacher) occupies a significant position. The portrayal of witches during European witch hunts along with that of witches in popular culture will be considered, culminating in a study of Wicca’s development, and key beliefs and practices within this neo-pagan movement. Throughout the course we will apply concepts related to social science disciplines, including those of religion, sociology and history, to the understanding of the topics mentioned above.
381-302-DW: Race and Racism This course examines race and ethnic relations from an anthropological perspective with emphasis on the contemporary Canadian scene. Of particular concern is the impact of race as a cultural concept not a biological fact, as well as the influence of institutional racism on residential patterns, immigration, stratification, marriage and the family, identity formation, politics, law and social control, religion, rituals, language and communication.
381-305-DW: Indigenous America This course is designed to introduce students to the study of key anthropological issues in the study of indigenous peoples of the Americas. The course explores the concepts and techniques of anthropology, such as archeology, linguistics, biological and cultural fieldwork, and shows how they can be used to explore, expand, explain and challenge contemporary images of Indigenous societies. Case studies explore concrete situations, applications of anthropological approaches and ask students to explore appropriate strategies to reach conclusions.
381-307-DW: Medical Anthropology This course is an introduction to, and comparison of, the ways health and illness are perceived, defined and treated in different cultures. It will compare Western ideas about the causes of disease with the beliefs of other societies and identify the great variety in cross-cultural processes of curing. It will include information about medications, the specialists who deal with physical and/or mental maladies, and the various institutions and rituals involved. It will also deal with the problems and procedures of introducing Western medical practices to traditional, non-Western societies.
381-310-DW: Multi-ethnic Quebec The primary goal of this course is to explore the multi-ethnic aspects of Quebec society, especially as it is changing due to immigration. It will identify the specific patterns of cultural diversity; the ethnic groups in Quebec today; and the processes and problems involved in inter-ethnic contacts and communication. Immigration laws, ethnic neighbourhoods, minority group problems and the related social dynamics of this new multi-ethnicity will be studied.
381-313-DW: Contemporary Anthropology This course is designed to introduce students to the study of contemporary issues from an anthropological perspective. We will begin with a discussion of the techniques of anthropology and how they can be used to explore contemporary societies. The emphasis will be placed on the complexity of biological and cultural aspects of contemporary events.
381-318-DW: Archaeology This course will apply archaeological methods to investigating past human cultures. It will reveal how the archaeological record is used to explore diverse examples of ancient lifeways and how archaeological methods are used to accomplish this. The relationship of archaeological knowledge to current cultural issues will be addressed, including culture change and who has the authority to speak for the past.
381-319-DW: Perspective in Anthropology The description for this course is not available at this time.
383-302-DW: Macroeconomics The course introduces students to theories that explain the determination and evolution of macroeconomic aggregates such as GDP, the rate of unemployment, the rate of inflation, and the rate of interest. It discusses macroeconomic theories and models, specifies their assumptions, presents their applications, and identifies their limitations. Relying on historical and current data, the course examines the changes that have taken place in the Canadian economy over the last few decades. Topics discussed in the course include economic cycles, sources of economic growth, fiscal and monetary policies. Students will learn how different schools of thought, namely the Classical and Keynesian schools, approach these topics. The course enables students to apply macroeconomic concepts to specific cases and to critically assess economic policies.
383-307-DW: Current Economic Issues The course discusses the major economic problems and issues facing Canada. The topics discussed in the course include regional inequality, the incidence of poverty, and the persistently high rate of unemployment in Canada. The course demonstrates how the government can use its policies such as fiscal policy to reduce these problems. It also acquaints students with the economics of crime, pollution, health care, post-secondary education. It presents the debate on the role of the market in providing social services such as healthcare. It will also assess the expansion of e-commerce and how globalization has affected the Canadian economy and the federal government's ability to pursue domestic economic objectives.
383-311-DW: Economics and Employment The course critically surveys economic theories that explain the various incomes that individuals receive, beginning with the Classical, Post-Keynesian, institutional, political economy, and the modern marginal productivity theories. Using historical and current data on income distribution, the course assess the extent to which these theories explain income distribution. It examines the variables that determine an individual's lifetime earnings, including the parental socio-economic status of individuals. In discussing wages, the course presents the theories of segmented labour markets, and shows how wages depend on productivity and membership in labour unions. The course shows how the government, through its taxation, minimum wage, and trade policies influences the distribution of income in Canada.
383-315-DW: Law and Economics The government provides the infrastructure and services that are essential for the functioning of the economy. It also defines the legal framework, establishes the regulatory agencies, and creates the enforcement mechanisms under which the market economy operates. The government enforces the law that protect property rights and contractual agreements. The government has introduced special legislation to promote competition, to protect consumers, and to safeguard workers. The anti-trust laws are designed to promote competition. The various consumer protection acts protect consumers from misleading advertising, defective products, and hazardous products. The labour laws provide minimum wages, safe working conditions, outlaw discrimination. The course analyses the evolution of Canadian laws and regulations, their intended objectives, and their economic consequences
383-318-DW: Applied Economics The description for this course is not available at this time.
383-319-DW: Companies and Markets The course covers a wide spectrum of markets -- from competition to monopoly-- and discusses their impact on the price, production, and consumption of goods and services. It introduces the criteria for assessing market power in order to assess the extent to which certain firms dominate markets. It shows how certain markets tend to have “natural monopolies”, and presents the economic arguments in favour of such monopolies. It examines cartels, oligopolies, price collusion, and presents theories that explain the behaviour of companies in different market structures and how this behaviour influences the prices firms charge and quantities they produce. By examining market shares and other indices, the course demonstrates which industries in Canada are concentrated and the implications for consumers. The course discusses the existence of international cartels such as OPEC and the conditions under which such cartels can operate successfully.
383-324-DW: The Stock Market This course introduces students to how to assess investment management and the stock market. It applies various investment theories to assesses asset allocation and to examines the relationship between risk and rates of return. Students learn concepts and theories that explain how investors allocate their wealth among financial assets, real estate, and commodities. Students will understand how macroeconomic variables such as the rate of economic growth, the rate of unemployment, the rate of inflation, and the rate of interest, as well how macroeconomic variables such as profits, productivity, and sales growth can be applied to understand the stock market. Students will understand the construction of stock market indices such the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the NASDAQ, the TSX, the Standard and Poor 500. The course enables students to apply various concepts, theories, and models to understand stock listings and to critically assess financial information.
383-327-DW: Economics of Technology The course discusses the sources, types, and diffusion of technological change; and assesses the impact of technological change on the economy. It examines how technological change affects the firm, consumers, the labour market, economic cycles, international trade, and capital flows. The course explores how the information technology, particularly the Internet, has influenced roductivity, the rate of inflation, the stock market, and the rate of unemployment over the last two decades, resulting in the “New Economy”.
383-330-DW: International Economics The course helps students understand the economic dynamics of the increasingly integrated world economy and its consequences for countries. The course introduces students to the concepts and theories that explain the patterns of international trade, investment, and migration. It analyzes how the increase in the flow of goods and services and capital across countries over the years - globalization - has created an interdependent world economy, with various challenges and opportunities for countries. It examines the impact of globalization on the domestic stabilization policies of countries, including Canada. The course also discusses trade policies, balance payments problems, different exchange rate regimes, the political economy of trade agreements such as NAFTA, and the role of international organizations, namely the IMF and the WTO.
385-302-DW: Politics in Quebec This course focuses on the political system in Quebec through an examination of the political values, the process of elections, the structures of government, and the impact of various public policies on society. Particular attention is given to the issues of language policies and the resolved question of Quebec's status within Canada.
385-306-DW: Canadian Democracy This course examines the nature and extent of democracy underlying the Canadian political system. It focuses on the stresses and strains on the federal structure stemming from the often conflicting needs and demands of people with strong regional identities. The course also examines the functioning of parliamentary government in terms of meeting the expectations of citizens and evaluates the democratic nature of political parties, interest groups, and the voting system.
385-311-DW: Global Politics This course is a study of politics among the nation-states in the world. It looks at the role of international organizations, such as the United Nations, NATO, OECD, as well as non-governmental organizations, and the emerging civil society in dealing with conflict and promoting cooperation. Particular attention will be given to the impact of globalization, in terms of both positive and negative effects, and to the growing opposition movements.
385-319-DW: Applications of Political Science The description for this course is not available at this time.
387-302-DW: Culture and Media The media are among the most influential institutions in contemporary society. They certainly have a major impact on how people see themselves and others. This course examines the economic, political and social bases of media and cultural production and content. Emphasis is placed on the way cultural products reflect and convey basic social values, and the relationship between the formation of the individual and culture. These concerns are addressed through the consideration of one or more specific cultural areas such as the mass media, art, sport or public opinion.
387-307-DW: Society, Health and Illness This course examines the relationship between health and society. It considers the consequences of cultural variations in definitions of health and illness as well as the form and function of health organizations. Also examined are the health care occupations, and their inter-relations.
387-311-DW: Social Deviance Social deviance refers to criminal and non-criminal behaviours that evoke negative reactions ranging from mild disapproval to widespread condemnation. This course examines a variety of deviant behaviours, their causes and the responses of various agents of social control, including the police and courts. The major sociological perspectives on deviance serve as a focus for discussion, and particular attention is paid to deviance in contemporary Canadian society.
387-314-DW: Sexuality and Society This course explores sexual attitudes, behaviours, and ideologies. The course will focus on the social construction of masculine and feminine sexuality in Quebec and Canada. Topics covered in the course include, sexual violence, romantic love and dating, sexual life cycle, homosexuality, sex education, and the data on health and sexuality.
387-318-DW: Applications of Sociology The description for this course is not available at this time.
387-319-DW: Race and Ethnic Relations This course examines the major ethnic and racial groups found in Montreal, their social characteristics, organizational style, institutional structure, and the patterns of intergroup relations among them. In particular, the course will focus on how ethnic and racial communities work both to keep groups together or to set people apart, as well as the social dynamics of ethnic group relations in contemporary Quebec.
401-301-DW: Basic Financial Management This course provides the fundamental concepts and analytical skills needed to prepare and interpret financial information. This course also examines how ethical, reliable and accurate financial reporting affects society as well as the global economy.
401-305-DW: Global Management The description for this course is not available at this time.
401-310-DW: Management Skills The description for this course is not available at this time.
401-319-DW: Business Applications The description for this course is not available at this time.