Summer 2017 Courses in Social Science
Expand your horizons and discover a new field of knowledge with these Social Science courses.
Social Science offers a wide range of interesting 1000 and 2000 level courses, exploring many aspects of our world, society, and ourselves.
Social Science is committed to intellectual inquiry that uncovers problems and solutions to factors that affect the human condition. We produce new and innovative research and teach students the knowledge and skills necessary to make a difference in government, business, the non-profit sector and academia.
Most of these online courses, listed below, require no prerequisties, making them the perfect fit for your schedule.
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- Economics 1021A - Principles of Microeconomics: Introduction to the principles of microeconomics. Microeconomics helps you understand how pricing and purchasing decisions are made in a market economy.
- Economics 1022A - Principles of Macroeconomics: Introduction to the principles of macroeconomics. Macroeconomics helps you understand what causes the economy to go through cycles of growth and contraction, and how the government can influence the economy to attempt to moderate these cycles.
- History 1401E - Modern Europe, 1715 to the Present: Conflict and Transformation: Examine events and forces that shaped the lives of Europeans over the past three centuries, which saw an increase in freedoms for many people, but also class and ethnic hatreds and conflicts.
- History 2110A - "Rights Revolution” or “Fragile Freedoms”?: Human Rights History in Canada (IN CLASS): Examine the history of human rights in Canada. Explore the creation of rights linked to ethnicity, gender, language, religion, region, class and other characteristics.
- History 2147A - Nazi Germany (IN CLASS): Analyze Nazi Germany, from the rise to defeat of the Nazi Party, including the regime’s use of propaganda, intimidation and terror within Germany after 1933; Hitler’s foreign policy; Nazi methods in occupied Europe; anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and other programs of mass murder.
- History 2301E - The United States, Colonial Period to the Present: Examine American history from 1600 to the present, focusing on the most important trends and developments in the history of the United States.
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- Psychology 2030A - The Maladjusted Mind: Study various categories of maladjusted behaviour and consider different explanatory models and treatment strategies for the control of such behaviour.
- Psychology 2035A - Understanding Yourself and Others: Examine ways in which recent research findings in psychology may be applied in the individual's life. Emphasis on psychology as an empirical science and on avenues of self-understanding and personal growth.
- Psychology 2036A - The Psychology of Physical Health and Illness: Study the role of psychological factors in the prevention of illness and the maintenance of good health, and treatment of already-existing illness.
- Psychology 2040A - Child Development: Survey theory and research in developmental psychology including learning, cognition, perception, personality, and social development in infancy and childhood.
- Psychology 2075 - Human Sexuality: Examine the psychological study of human sexual behavior. Topics include history, methodology, theory, anatomy, physiology, attraction, sexual function, sexual orientation, contraception, conception and birth, sexual health and sexual coercion, and pornography.
- Psychology 2720A - Introduction to Social Psychology: Understand the theories, findings, methods, and problems encountered in the study of people as social beings, including attitudes and social cognition, social interaction and influence, and group processes.
- Sociology 1021E - Introduction to Sociology: Examine the major theoretical perspectives in the field of Sociology, methods of empirical investigation of social phenomena, socialization, group structure, principles of social organization, community structure, population and social change.
- Sociology 2140 - Social Problems: Examine issues and theories in the study of social problems with particular attention to contemporary Canadian society.
- Sociology 2179A - Promotion of Community Health: Examine health from a community perspective. Understand the influence of the community on health, the relationship between social inequality and health. Consider the implications of a sociological perspective for health promotion policies.
- Sociology 2246A ** - Sociology of Health and Illness: Examine how health and illness are related to social processes and social structure. Investigate how the social organization of Canadian society influences and is influenced by the types and distribution of disease and illness.
- Sociology 2247A ** - Sociology of Health Care: Examines how health care in Canada is related to social processes and social structure. Investigate how the health care system in Canada is organized to respond to health and illness.
- Sociology 2266A ** - Introduction to Criminology: Examine the sociological aspects of crime in Canada, the measurement patterns, causes and social explanations of criminal behavior.
** Prerequisite requirements: 1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021, 1025, 1026, 1027