Thunder Bay • Orillia

Honours Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Learning Major) (TB) - Social Economy and Community Economic Development

Indigenous Learning 2318 Social Economy and Community Economic Development
Using the Canadian Community Economic Development Network National Policy Council’s definition of social economy, which states that the social economy “consists of association based initiatives founded on values of service to members of the community rather than generating profits”, students will critically assess social economy theory and the application of social economy theory to the Aboriginal community. In particular, students will evaluate the so-called “five defining principles of social economy theory” and determine if they are part of the continuing colonial legacy as is expressed through “neoliberal” economic thinking or if they are part of a growing movement towards grassroot, community economic development.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0