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Ethnic/Racial Tensions

The aim of this course is to allow students to develop a better understanding of contemporary ethnic and race relations in Canada. A series of current debates on various theoretical and practical issues within the area of ethnicity and race will be presented and discussed. These include examining issues of racial profiling, reasonable accommodation, politics of recognition, Indigenous-settler relations, media portrayals, and intersections of ethnicity and race with other social traits. Students should be aware that this course will entail a heavy reading load.

SOCIOL 4A03

Ethnic/Racial Tensions

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): IV Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes

The aim of this course is to allow students to develop a better understanding of contemporary ethnic and race relations in Canada. A series of current debates on various theoretical and practical issues within the area of ethnicity and race will be presented and discussed. These include examining issues of racial profiling, reasonable accommodation, politics of recognition, Indigenous-settler relations, media portrayals, and intersections of ethnicity and race with other social traits. Students should be aware that this course will entail a heavy reading load.


Prerequisite(s): SOCIOL 3H06 A/B and enrolment in Level IV Honours Sociology or Honours Social Psychology program or permission of the department.