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Art & Social Change Minor

A minor in Art & Social Change offers students the opportunity to explore some of the most pressing social, political and ethical issues of our time. With the tenets of equality, diversity and social and environmental justice at the heart of this minor, and an investigation of the role that art and artists have and can play as catalysts of change, students pursuing this minor stand to expand the liberating powers of dialogue, dissent and collaboration as cultural practitioners engaged in local, national and global contexts.

This minor guides students across disciplinary boundaries and through broad university curriculum with key courses that examine important social movements, real-world issues and activism. Course will emphasize approaches for self-examination, critical thinking, anti-oppression politics, community building, experiential learning, field experience and pedagogy. These will respect each student’s unique experience, facilitate their emerging vision and enable professional networking opportunities. This minor provides our graduates with a critical companion to their major area of study, encouraging their capacities as leaders for positive social change and innovation through informed, inspired and transformative cultural engagement.

Course Code Course Title Credit

The following three courses are required:
ASOC 2B01 Art & Social Change I  

ASOC 3B03 Art & Social Change II

ASOC 4BXX Art & Social Change III (in development)

Choose two of the following courses (studio or studio/seminar):
ASOC 2B02 Making Gender: LGBTQ Studio
ASOC 3B01 Community Practice  
ASOC 3B02 Local Global Mashup   
ASOC 3B05 Talking Community  
CROS 4B01 Witness: History, Memory and Creative Response (not offered 2014/2015)  
INVC 3B01 Bringing Visual Literacy to Indigenous Communities (Summer only)  
DRPT 3B11 From Landscape to the Environment  
DRPT 3B24  Rethinking Abstraction from an Indigenous Perspective  
INTM 3B11 Media & Social Change (not offered 2014/2015)
SCIN 3B13  Introduction to Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture Practice  
GDES 3B48  Illustrative Activism  
Choose two of the following liberal studies courses: 1.0 
ENGL 4B06 Dub, Spoken Word & Performance Writing (not offered 2014/2015)  
ENGL 4B08 Queer Literature (not offered 2014/2015)            
HUMN 3B05 Environmental Ethics
HUMN 3B11 Sexualities and Representation: Queer and Other Theories (not offered 2014/2015)  
HUMN 3B19 Feminist Theory   
SOSC 3B06 Mental Health: Science, Culture, Society (not offered 2014/2015)
SOSC 4B02  Gender, Globalization and Social Change
SOSC 3B08 Taronton, Onitariio, Kanata (not offered 2014/2015)  
VISA 3B02 Issues in Feminism and Art   
VISA 3B06 Art of the Black Diaspora  
VISA 3B42 Critical Issues & Ideas in Contemporary First Nations Art   
VISA 3B90 Special Topic in Visual Culture: Art in Revolution: European Art 1750-1850 (not offered 2014/2015)
VISA 4B10 The Politics of Painting: Modern Art & Revolution  
VISC 4B22 Art and Design Activism
VISM 4B06 Global Mesh: Internet, Networks, Globalization and Digital Resistance  


Please refer to further information on minors.

Last Modified:6/4/2014 2:39:22 PM