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SOCIAL SCIENCES (3.0 credits)

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

Not all courses are offered every year. Please consult the 2014/2015 schedule for up-to-date offerings.

 

COURSE CODE        
 COURSE TITLE CREDIT
Required courses:
1.0
SOSC 2B01 Introduction to Social Science: People & Social Worlds
 
VISM 2B41
Media, Messages and the Cultural Landscape: Introduction to Communication Studies  
Take four courses from the following list:
2.0
(At least three of the four courses must be taken at the 300 or 400 level).
SOSC 2B06 The Basics of Doing Human-Centred Research in Art and Design  
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 (not offered 2014/2015)
 
SOSC 3B07
(Re)Writing Culture: Reflexive Ethnography in a Globalized World
 
SOSC 3B08
Taronton, Onitariio, Kanata (not offered 2014/2015)  
SOSC 3B09
Cultural Geographies: Narrative, Landscape and Community (not offered 2014/2015)  
SOSC 4B01 Risk and Society
 
SOSC 4B02
Gender, Globalization and Social Change
 
Special Topics upon approval by Associate Deans in Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies. Visit Special Topics for more information. 
Total Credits
3.0
 
Important notes:
   
  • Carefully check anti-requisites to ensure you do not repeat courses.    

Courses no longer offered that may be included in the minor:
SOSC 2B04     
Social Science Methods for Designers & Artists
(cross-listed with VISC 2B41, offered in 2006/2007 & 2007/2008)
SOSC 2B05
Western Political Thought from Plato to the Present
(taken between 2009/2010 and 2011/2012)
SOSC 3B27 
Human Factors for Designers
(cross-listed with VISD 3B27/VISC 3B27, taken between 2005/2006 and 2011/2012)

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