How does climate change relate to global justice? How has the public perception of refugees in Canada changed in relation to recent policy changes at the federal level? How can creative practices help build new relationships after peoples and communities have experienced collective trauma? What role has documentary filmmaking played in drawing global attention to social justice issues in Asia?
The term “social justice” implies a commitment to fairness and mutual obligation to provide opportunities for people to flourish and succeed. This pathway will be of interest in students exploring the structural and cultural systems informing the distribution of wealth, privilege and opportunity within a society.
In addition to student profiles, the resources below provide information on current Capilano courses that may be of particular interest to Liberal Studies students interested in careers and/or graduate work in fields such as international and community development (NGOs and IGOs), teaching, politics, social work, business, law, and policy development.
ENGL 100 Academic Writing Strategies
Before selecting a section, review the course descriptions for the various sections of English 100 on offer in a given term. Instructors often organize their English 100 courses around the investigation of a specific topic or theme. Check the English courses webpage to see whether there is a section particularly well suited to your areas of interest.
Any 100-level ENGL Literature course. Please note that the focus of individual English courses changes from term to term. Students interested in topics relating to social justice might find that some offerings of ENGL 107 or 109 explore relevant themes and texts. Check the English courses webpage to see whether there is a section exploring materials relevant to your areas of interest.
Humanities 100 Level (6 required credits) Note: May not include English.
Social Sciences 100 Level (6 required credits) ANTH 121 Introduction to Social Anthropology ECON 100 Introduction to Economics GEOG 100 Human Geography: People, Places and Cultures POL 100 Introduction to Politics and Government POL 104 Canadian Government SOC 100 Social Structures SOC 101 Concepts and Theories of Society WGST 100 Introduction to Women’s Studies WGST 101 Introduction to Gender Studies
Arts 200 Level (18 required credits) ANTH 202 Anthropology and the Environment ANTH 204 Ethnic Relations ECON 255 Understanding Globalization ENGL 217 Literature on the Edge GEOG 200 Geographical Approaches to the Global Economy GEOG 201 Urban Studies HIST 209 History of the First Nations of Canada HIST 230 World History since 1500 HIST 235 World Civilizations from 1945 to Present HIST 249 Twentieth Century Europe PHIL 200 Political Philosophy: Classic Theories PHIL 201 Political Philosophy: Problems and Issues PHIL 208 Environmental Ethics PHIL 240 Philosophy and Gender Relations POL 204 Canadian Public Policy POL 205 Public International Law POL 207 Selected Issues in Contemporary Social and Political Theory, POL 208 Aboriginal Politics in Canada POL 222 Regional Comparative Politics PSYC 200 Social Psychology SOC 201 Paradox of Plenty: Social Inequality in BC SOC 211 Sociology of the Global South WGST 208 Women and the Law WGST 213 Gender, Politics and Policy
Note 1: Courses listed above in Lower Level Course Requirements can also be used here.Note 2: No more than 9.00 credits outside of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Suggested courses outside of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences:
GLBS 101: Global Stewardship Seminar II: Volunteering for a Not-For-Profit Organization GLBS 110: An Introduction to Global Studies GLBS 201: Global Stewardship Seminar II: Volunteering in a Group for Not-For-Profits
Humanities Upper Level (9 credits required) Note: At least 2 disciplines within the Humanities
AHIS 320 Art, Activism and Citizenship AHIS 330 Art and Trauma AHIS 335 Canadian Content: Art, Land and National Identity ENGL 320 World Literature in Translation ENGL 335 Literature and Society HIST 390 Murder and Mayhem: Selected Topics PHIL 401 Morality and Global Justice
Social Sciences Upper Level (9 credits required) Note: At least 2 disciplines within the Social Sciences
ECON 342 Economic Growth ECON 350 Revolutions: Economics and the Economy ECON 378 Economies of the World ECON 390 Effects of Public Policy on Business and the Economy GEOG 350 Cities in the Global South POL 305 Advanced Public International Law POL 320 Global Ecopolitics POL 330 The Political Economy of Globalization POL 340 Citizenship and Belonging: From Local to Global Perspectives SOC 352 Marxism and Social Theory WGST 302 Jobs and Gender in a Globalized Economy
Note 1: Courses listed above in Upper Level Breadth Requirements can also be used here.Note 2: No more than 12.00 credits outside of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
BADM 332 Managing Not-for-Profit Organizations & Social Enterprises BADM 460 Business and Society CMNS 330 Communication Ethics CMNS 331 Communication Policy and Law CMNS 355 Intercultural Communication CMNS 495 Project Group in Media Campaigns EDUC 375 Early Childhood: Children, Culture and Globalization EDUC 474 Social Justice and Ethics in ECCE LAW 370 Modern Themes in Canadian Law LAW 430 Aboriginal Law LAW 460 International Law LAW 462 International Human Rights Law LAW 464 International Women’s Rights Law LAW 470 Philosophy of Law
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