Sociology 211 – Multiculturalism

Fall 2004

 

 

Instructor:            Paul Gingrich

Office:             CL217

Telephone:            585-4196

Fax:                 585-4815

email:              paul.gingrich@uregina.ca

URL:               http://uregina.ca/~gingrich

 

Office hours:            Monday, 1:30 – 2:30; Thursday, 11:00 – 12:00; or by appointment.

Class hours:            Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:30 – 12:20; CL313

 

Texts:

·        Wsevolod W. Isajiw, Understanding Diversity: Ethnicity and Race in the Canadian Context, Thompson Educational Publishing, Toronto 1999.

·        Augie Fleras and Jean Lock Kunz, Media and Minorities: Representing Diversity in a Multicultural Canada, Thompson Education Publishing, Toronto, 2001.

·        Class handouts and web site files.

 

Grading:

·        First midterm examination – October 6           20%

·        Second midterm examination – November 8       20%

·        Project  – due December 6                    20%

·        Final examination – December 17     30%

·        Class participation                     10%

·        Total                                         100%

 

Accommodation and University of Regina policies.  See “Faculty of Arts Announcements Fall 2004.”

 

Calendar description.  This course introduces students to sociological analyses and theories of ethnic and cultural diversity.  It emphasizes contemporary Canadian society and multiculturalism as social policy and social practice.  Specific topics include Aboriginal cultures in Canadian society, issues arising between concepts of human rights and specific cultural practices, and immigration.


 

Sociology 211 Course Outline – Fall 2004

 

 

Week

Topic

Reading

September 8

Introduction

Isajiw, Introduction, pp. 11-15

Fleras and Kunz, Preface, pp. 7-13

September 13

Ethnicity and ethnic relations

Isajiw, Ch. 1, pp. 17-35 and Ch.2, pp. 37-47

September 20

Multiculturalism

Fleras and Kunz, Ch.1, pp. 1-27

September 27

Media

Fleras and Kunz, Ch. 2-3

October 4

Migration and diversity

Isajiw, Ch. 2-3

October 13

Ethnic diversity and stratification

Isajiw, Ch. 4-5

October 18

Prejudice and racism

Isajiw, Ch. 6

October 25

Prejudice and racism in media

Fleras and Kunz, Ch. 4-7

November 1

Incorporation

Isajiw, Ch. 7

November 8

Retention

Isajiw, Ch. 8

November 15

Relations

Isajiw, Ch. 9

November 22

Multiculturalism

Isajiw, Ch. 10

November 29

Multiculturalism in media

Fleras and Kunz, Ch. 8-10

December 6

Review

 

 

First midterm examination – October 6

 

Second midterm examination – November 8

 

Final examination – 9:00 a.m – 12:00 noon, December 17