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LIBS 7030 - Studies in Culture, Society and Industry

Liberal Studies Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

LIBS 7030 promotes cultural and civic literacy by enhancing the ability of students to work cross-culturally and with awareness of historical processes, and thus to contribute positively to workplaces and communities worldwide. This interdisciplinary field school course provides an in-depth study in some aspects of culture and society, to develop students' understanding of cultural, political, literary and artistic heritage and issues of concern to a specific society, including consideration of both continuity and change.

Prerequisite(s)

Equivalent of 3 credits of university/college composition or 6 credits BCIT Communication at 1100-level or above.

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe and compare the major features of Canadian and a foreign culture and/or society, with respect to some aspects of historical, geographic, political, economic, philosophical, literary, artistic, or history-of-science issues presented in the course.
  • Identify ambiguity, controversy and complexity by assessing the relative merits of different interpretations of issues important to the culture and society.
  • Recognize and articulate the distinctions between continuity and change.
  • Define the concepts of context, idea, historical period, cultural distinctions, and enduring human concerns (e.g., the individual's relationship to society, technology, authority).
  • Apply, in course assignments and discussions, cross-disciplinary approaches, ideas, and solutions.
  • 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 course themes and major regional focus.
  • Compare traditional and contemporary approaches to past and current controversies presented in the course.
  • Produce paragraph-based, essay-based and / or oral presentations that evaluate aspects of the course material.
  • Produce written argument essays and oral arguments in class discussion that demonstrate skills in critical thinking, reading, and writing.
  • Present ideas and research findings in a research paper / project report.
  • Produce a list of references that demonstrates sound research methodology and citation skills.
  • Apply course concepts to his/her intellectual, civic, and professional life outside the classroom.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2011

Related Programs

LIBS 7030 is offered as a part of the following programs:

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