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LIBS 7004 - The Social Foundations of Canada

Liberal Studies 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

Introduces the foundations and background of Canadian society, focusing on social change and conflict. Topics include ethnicity and multiculturalism; regional conflict; French/English relations; Canada's social structure and classes; business and labour; Canadian/American relations and sovereignty; social movements; gender and demographics; native peoples; and global comparisons of Canada.

Prerequisite(s)

BCIT ENGL 1177, or 6 credits BCIT Communication at 1100-level or above, or 3 credits of a university/college first-year social science or humanities course.

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing this course will be able to

  • Critically apply principles learned in the course to their workplace.
  • Analyze concepts such as class, regionalism, stratification, and mass media.
  • Investigate the origins of current Canadian social problems.
  • Evaluate the prospects for Canada's continued identity.
  • Evaluate their position in the Canadian social fabric.
  • Deliver an oral presentation and write a professionally documented research paper on aspects of Canadian society.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

LIBS 7004 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Accounting
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Accounting

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