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SOCIAL SCIENCES (3.0 credits)

The Social Science Minor enables students to master a Second Teachable subject that they can combine with their major in Art or Design to pursue teaching careers at the secondary or primary levels. Additionally, students may find that adding Social Science as a second area of expertise to their studies at OCAD University will further prepare them for graduate studies. The Social Sciences are increasingly important in design practice. Social Science subjects have emerged a key addition to practice-based studio degrees as they open up new career opportunities in design ethnography, marketing and other design-based consultancy applications that rely on Social Science methodologies and practices.

I. Required: Choose 2 of the following core courses:

SOSC 2B01 Introduction to Social Science: People and Social Worlds

SOSC 2B02 Media, Messages and the Cultural Landscape: Introduction to Communication Studies (cross-listed with VISC 2B40)

SOSC 2B04 Social Science Methods for Designers and Artists (cross-listed with VISC 2B41)

Plus take 4 courses from the list below, including 3 courses at the 300/400 level:

II. Elective Courses

SOSC 2B01 Introduction to Social Science: People and Social Worlds

SOSC 2B02 Media, Messages and the Cultural Landscape: Introduction to Communication Studies (cross-listed with VISC 2B40)

SOSC 2B04 Social Science Methods for Designers and Artists (cross-listed with VISC 2B41)

SOSC 2B05 Western Political Thought from Plato to the Present (added June 2010)

SOSC 3B02 Material Culture and Consumer Society

SOSC 3B03 Sociology of the Body

SOSC 3B04 Childhood, Families and Social Change

SOSC 3B05 Social Psychology and Consumer Behaviour

SOSC 3B06 Mental Health: Science, Culture, Society (added June 2010)

SOSC 3B27 Human Factors for Designers (cross-listed with VISC 3B27)

SOSC 4B01 Risk and Society

SOSC 4B02 Gender, Globalization and Social

Special Topics upon approval by Associate Deans in the Faculty of Liberal Studies  

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