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Interdisciplinary Studies 1010 Foundations of Inquiry View Details
Students will engage interdisciplinary strategies to identify and analyze problems. Exploring selected topics from diverse perspectives, they will participate in the process of inquiry: formulating questions, gathering and interpreting evidence, and reaching well-considered conclusions.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Interdisciplinary Studies 1011 Social Justice Inquiry View Details
An introduction to interdisciplinary questions about the creation of a just society and the root causes of injustice and oppression. Students will explore how social movements develop solutions to problems as diverse as poverty, ethnic oppression, gender and sexual inequalities, discrimination against Aboriginal people in Canada, and policies framing immigration.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Interdisciplinary Studies 1012 Human Nature Inquiry View Details
An introduction to interdisciplinary questions about human nature, especially behavioural, psychological, and social traits that appear to be common across all cultures (e.g., art, gossip, violence, and moral sentiments). Students will explore the social and evolutionary significance of these traits, including various accounts of the origins of human nature, such as religious cosmologies, social construction, and biological evolution.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Interdisciplinary Studies 1013 Environment in Politics and Culture Inquiry View Details
An introduction to interdisciplinary questions about the environment in politics and culture. How do we come to be facing environmental problems? What ethical, political, social, and cultural challenges do they pose for various communities? What are effective responses in contexts such as formal and informal education, art, media, storytelling, popular culture, law and policy development, and political organizing?
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Interdisciplinary Studies 1014 International Conflict and Human Rights Inquiry View Details
An introduction to interdisciplinary questions about international conflict and human rights, including causes and forms of international conflict (e.g., war, genocide, and terrorism), the intellectual foundations of human rights, and the state and non-state institutions that seek to protect them.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Interdisciplinary Studies 3010 Applications of Inquiry View Details
Building upon Interdisciplinary Studies 1010, students will address, in a collaborative setting, complex interdisciplinary problems. The topic will vary according to the instructor.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies 1010 and one of the following methods courses: ANTH 2517, BIOL 2910, ENGL 2903, ENSU 2033, GEOG 2251, GEOG 2271, MATH 2310, MDST 2230, PHIL 2413, POLI 2555, PSYC 2101, SOCI 2911; or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Interdisciplinary Studies 3011 Topics in Social Justice View Details
In a collaborative setting, students will apply appropriate methodologies to address complex, interdisciplinary problems in selected areas of social justice. Topics may include disability rights, poverty, cultural appropriation, and anti-oppression politics.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Interdisciplinary Studies 1010, 1012, 1013, 1014, or 1011; or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Interdisciplinary Studies 3012 Topics in Human Nature View Details
In a collaborative setting, students will apply appropriate methodologies to address complex, interdisciplinary problems in selected areas of human nature. Topics may include consciousness, emotional expression, gift giving, property rights, and violence.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Interdisciplinary Studies 1010, 1012, 1013, 1014, or 1011; or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Interdisciplinary Studies 3013 Topics in Environment in Politics and Culture View Details
In a collaborative setting, students will apply appropriate methodologies to address complex, interdisciplinary problems in selected areas of environment and community. Topics may include environmental justice, community food security, settler colonialism, animal studies, and globalization and environmental movements.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Interdisciplinary Studies 1010, 1012, 1013, 1014, or 1011; or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Interdisciplinary Studies 3014 Topics in International Conflict and Human Rights View Details
In a collaborative setting, students will apply appropriate methodologies to address complex, interdisciplinary problems in selected areas of international conflict and human rights. Topics may include genocide, world wars, transitional justice, humanitarian intervention, and journalism for human rights.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Interdisciplinary Studies 1010, 1012, 1013, 1014, or 1011; or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Interdisciplinary Studies 4010 Honours Seminar View Details
Students will employ research strategies used in various disciplines of the arts and sciences to explore complex topics. A proposal for a focused multi-and/or interdisciplinary research project will be developed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies 3010 or Environmental Sustainability 3053 or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Notes: Restricted to HBASc students.
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Interdisciplinary Studies 4030 Honours Research View Details
Students will carry out the research project proposed (and approved) in Interdisciplinary Studies 4010 - Honours Seminar. A written report and oral presentation will be required.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies 4010
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Interdisciplinary Studies 4032 Honours Research in Criminology View Details
A detailed investigation of a topic of criminological interest under the supervision of a faculty member.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies 4010
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by Criminology Majors.
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Interdisciplinary Studies 4033 Research in Environmental Sustainability View Details
Students will carry out the research project proposed (and approved) in Interdisciplinary Studies 4010. Students enrolled in the Environmental Sustainability program are required to select their research proposal appropriately in consultation with the Department. Various research clusters will be identified such as Land Management, Water Resources Management, Urbanization, Aboriginal Environmental Concerns, Traditional Ecological Knowledge Systems, Environmental Manipulation, Conservation Biology, Energy, Biodiversity and may vary from year to year. A written report and oral presentation will be required.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies 4010
Notes: May only be taken by Environmental Sustainability majors.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Interdisciplinary Studies 4220 Honours Media Research Project View Details
Students will write an advanced level, independent critical analysis on a particular topic in media studies.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Media Studies 2230
Notes: Open only to Media Studies Majors.
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Interdisciplinary Studies 4240 Honours Media Arts Project View Details
Students will create media or intermedia art projects individually or in collaborative groups, around issues of social justice and social transformation. The creative process will be supported by readings, lectures,discussions, guest artists, and case studies of professional media arts projects.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Media Studies 2230
Notes: Open only to Media Studies Majors.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Interdisciplinary Studies 4260 Honours Research Creation Project View Details
Using media or intermedia design, production and creation as an integral part of their research methodology, students will research an issue that will culminate in a final integrated project that is one part media or intermedia art and one part written analysis. Final projects may be individual or collaborative.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Media Studies 2230
Notes: Open only to Media Studies Majors.
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Interdisciplinary Studies 4801 Capstone Research in Interdisciplinary Studies View Details
Students will engage advanced theoretical concepts and employ interdisciplinary research methodologies in a selected topic. Topics covered will vary according to the research expertise of the course instructor or instructors.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s):

Interdisciplinary Studies 3010, 3011, 3012, 3013 or 3014 or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Notes: Restricted to HBASc students. Students who have previous credit in Interdisciplinary Studies 4010, 4030, 4821, 4822, 4823, and 4824 may not take Interdisciplinary Studies 4801 for credit.

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Interdisciplinary Studies 4821 Capstone Research in Social Justice View Details
Students will engage advanced theoretical concepts in Social Justice, and employ interdisciplinary research methodologies in the area. Topics covered will vary according to the research expertise of the course instructor or instructors.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s):

Interdisciplinary Studies 3010 or 3011; or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Offering: 3-0; 3-0

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Interdisciplinary Studies 4822 Capstone Research in Human Nature View Details
Students will engage advanced theoretical concepts in human nature, and employ interdisciplinary research methodologies in the area. Topics covered will vary according to the research expertise of the course instructor or instructors.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s):

Interdisciplinary Studies 3010 or 3012; or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Offering: 3-0; 3-0

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Interdisciplinary Studies 4823 Capstone Research in Environment in Politics and Culture View Details
Students will engage advanced theoretical concepts in the Environment in Politics and Culture, and employ interdisciplinary research methodologies in the area. Topics covered will vary according to the research expertise of the course instructor or instructors.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s):

Interdisciplinary Studies 3010 or 3013; or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Offering: 3-0; 3-0

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Interdisciplinary Studies 4824 Capstone Research in International Conflict and Human Rights View Details
Students will engage advanced theoretical concepts in International Conflict and Human Rights, and employ interdisciplinary research methodologies in the area. Topics covered will vary according to the research expertise of the course instructor or instructors.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s):

Interdisciplinary Studies 3010 or 3014; or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Offering: 3-0; 3-0

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Interdisciplinary Studies 4901 Honours Thesis View Details
Each student will design and complete an advanced independent research-based thesis under the supervision of a faculty member with expertise in the field. The thesis topic must be approved by the supervisor no later than the second week of September. A written thesis and presention will be required.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s):

Interdisciplinary Studies 3010, 3011, 3012, 3013 or 3014, and permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Notes: Restricted to fourth year HBASc students with an 80% overall average or 80% average in most recent 5 FCEs at second year level or higher.

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