SOCS70003
Contemporary Canadian Issues
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 45.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Winter 2019
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A

Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Business, General Education Electives
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version:
20190107_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This is an Algonquin College course that is offered through Sheridan FCAPS. Students who register for the course through Sheridan will receive credit from Sheridan College only. Access to the course materials will be through OntarioLearn.com.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Sharpen critical thinking skills and recognize how hidden assumptions, values and biases affect decision-making. In a collaborative environment, analyze the manipulative techniques used by individuals, vested interest groups and the media. Learn how to identify false arguments and misleading arguments. Opportunities to construct and evaluate individual arguments using critical and creative thinking strategies are provided. Mandatory group work involved.

Program Context

 
Business Program Coordinator(s): N/A
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General Education Electives Program Coordinator(s): N/A
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Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
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Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Identify current issues in Canadian society.
  2. Research the historical origins of current social problems in Canada.
  3. List key players in significant controversies.
  4. Reframe the context and content of several current Canadian social and political issues.
  5. Define and categorize the ethical framework of of arguments related to Canadian social and political issues.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Quizzes / Tests20.0%
 Online Assignments15.0%
 Journal / Reflective Assignments15.0%
 Participation15.0%
 Debates10.0%
 Research Assignment10.0%
 Final Essay15.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
EVALUATION METHODS and LEARNING ACTIVITIES can include individual activities and assignments, individual readings and research, news articles, group activities (online), case studies, mini-lectures, discussions, videos, etc.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:

 

Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Personal

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

  • Not Eligible for PLAR

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: Online
Professor: Multiple Professors
Resource(s):
 TypeDescription
RequiredTextbookContemporary Canadian Issues, D. Scully, Nelson Canada, Algonquin College Custom Edition, 2013

Applicable student group(s): All
Course Details:

Not Available.


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Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

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Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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