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HSSC 1201 - Selected Topics in Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanities & Social Sciences Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

​This course introduces students to a particular issue in the humanities or social sciences by surveying major ideas relevant to that issue. The course will vary from term to term, and focus on issues of cultural, literary, artistic, technological, and/or scientific concern. Examples include aboriginal studies; comparative religion; current trends in visual culture; environmental stability and social justice; history of ideas; information technology and society; and science and the humanities. HSSC 1201 promotes cultural and civic literacy by exploring important social and cultural issues in order to enhance the ability of students to contribute positively to workplaces and communities. Where applicable the course may require group or individual assignments that require students to put ideas communicated in the course into practice, such as making a film, or designing a website or digital game.

Prerequisite(s)

​C+ in Grade 12 English.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$537.94

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 48278

Tue Sep 07 - Fri Dec 17 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Dec 17 Online

Instructor

Lisa Allen

Course Outline

Cost

$537.94

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. The topic for this course will be "Current Issues in Labour Studies." This course will draw on history, political science, sociology, gender studies, and general business concepts to focus on current issues in labour studies. This course starts with historical and theoretical definitions of labour. Students will explore the ‘gig economy’ and will investigate the role of artificial intelligence in current labour trends. In the second half of the course, students will analyze and assess places of work based on the following industries: Higher education, applied and natural sciences, business and media, computing and IT, engineering, health sciences, and trades. *(A)* This is NOT a SELF-PACED course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. You will have discussions and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or day). *(B)* FINAL EXAMS: Final exams will be held online. Your instructor will provide further information.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe specific humanities or social sciences issues presented in the course.
  • Assess the basis of opposing points of view on course topics.
  • Show an understanding of concepts of context, historical period, culture, society, and issues of enduring human concern (e.g., the individual's relationship to society, technology, authority), as they relate to the overall course topic.
  • Apply, in course assignments and discussions, the approaches, ideas, and solutions of a specific discipline within the humanities or social sciences.
  • Critically read and assess material from disciplines, genres, and eras other than those normally encountered in her/his BCIT technology program.
  • Evaluate credibility, context, evidence, and soundness of reasoning related to themes of the course.
  • Compare historical and current approaches to ideas and controversies presented in the course.
  • Produce short-answer and essay analyses of ideas and arguments contained in course material.
  • Produce written arguments and essays, and oral arguments in class discussion that demonstrate skills in critical thinking, reading, and writing.
  • Show an understanding of the method of inquiry used by a discipline within the social sciences or humanities to study a topic or issue of the course.

Effective as of Fall 2021

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