Students engage in in-depth study of topics in the sociology of diversity. They explore the
tensions and challenges that arise from multiculturalism, the presence of multiple nations
within Canada, and the varied social identities found among communities and groups in Canada's
- Discuss the political dimensions of belonging to specific groups with respect to identity
formation and recognition.
- Define the concepts of identity and identity formation related to the many
dimensions of Canadian social life.
- Describe the language of rights that the Canadian legal system uses to govern diversity
and to assess its value.
- Critically assess the Canadian policy of multiculturalism and recognize its various social
and political roles.
- Provide an overview of the vast diversity that exists among people in Canadian society,
the complexity of that diversity, and the various ways that it influences life in
- Identify and assess the impact of the structures of inequality related to diversity and
difference in Canada.
- Describe the historical evolution of the rights and accommodations for people who belong
to disadvantaged groups in Canada.
- Research information relevant to Canadian issues of diversity.
- Discuss contemporary issues in Canadian society.
- Unit 1: Colonialism in Canada and the World
- Unit 2: Managing Diversity
- Unit 3: Nationalism(s) and Globalization
- Unit 4: Equity Work, Intersectionality, and Human Rights
Required text and materials
The following material is required for this course:
- Choudhury, S. (2022). Deep Diversity: A Compassionate, Scientific Approach to Achieving
Racial Justice. Greystone Books.
Type: Textbook. ISBN: 9781778400339
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher
on the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory project exam.
|Learning Journal Assignment (Entries 1, 2, 3, and 4)
|Glossary of Terms Entries
|Final Project (mandatory)
Open Learning Faculty Member Information
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.