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Interdisciplinary minor in Social Justice and Inclusive Communities

New in Fall 2017! The minor in Social Justice and Inclusive Communities provides students with the opportunity to understand structures and processes underlying social marginalization, and to explore the range of ways people and communities work to bring about social justice, equity, and inclusion.

MinorInterdisciplinary minor in Social Justice and Inclusive Communities

New in Fall 2017! The minor in Social Justice and Inclusive Communities provides students with the opportunity to understand structures and processes underlying social marginalization, and to explore the range of ways people and communities work to bring about social justice, equity, and inclusion.

Students will complete courses from the Faculties of Social Sciences and Humanities that address these themes and they will be able to select courses based on their own specific interests. 

Students should note that this minor is not accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education and it is not a social work credential.  It is the student’s responsibility to check carefully for prerequisites, co-requisites and enrolment restrictions of all courses in this list. Students are encouraged to speak to their Faculty advisors about Faculty-specific rules about double-counting courses for the minor.

24 units total

3 units

From

  • SOCWORK 1AA3 - So You Think You Can Help? Introduction to Social Work I
  • SOCWORK 1BB3 -  Reimagining Help: Introduction to Social Work II

 

3 units

From

  • SOCWORK 1AA3 - So You Think You Can Help? Introduction to Social Work I
  • SOCWORK 1BB3 -  Reimagining Help: Introduction to Social Work II
  • ANTHROP 1AB3 – Introduction to Anthropology: Race, Religion and Conflict
  • INDIG ST 1A03 – Introduction to Indigenous Studies
  • INDIG ST 1AA3 – Introduction to Contemporary Indigenous Studies
  • LABRST 1C03 – Voices of Work, Resistance and Change
  • PEACEST 1A03 – Introduction to Peace Studies
  • SOCIOL 1C03 - Canadian Society: Social Problems, Social Policy, and the Law
  • WOMENST 1A03 – Women, Culture and Power

 

18 units

from

  • Course List (see below)

 

Course List:

  • ANTHROP 3F03 – Anthropology and the ‘Other’
  • ANTHROP 3Y03 – Aboriginal Community Health and Well-Being 
  • GEOG 4HD3 – Geographies of Disability
  • GEOG 4UF3 – Geography of Gender
  • HLTHAGE 2G03 – Mental Health
  • HLTHAGE 3D03 – Perspectives on Disability, Chronic Illness, and Aging
  • HLTHAGE 3E03 - Ethical Issues in Health and Aging
  • HLTHAGE 3R03 – Health Inequalities
  • HLTHAGE 3YY3 – Aboriginal Community Health and Well-Being
  • HISTORY 2EN3 – Emancipation and Nationalism in the Caribbean
  • HISTORY 3N03 – Poverty, Privilege and Protest in Canadian History
  • HISTORY 3XX3 – Human Rights in History
  • HISTORY 3WW3 – Women in Canada and the U.S. from 1920
  • INDIGST 2F03 – Residential Schools in Canada
  • INDIGST 3J03 – Government and Politics of Indigenous People
  • INDIGST 3K03 – Indigenous Human Rights
  • INDIGST 3N03 – Indigenous Women: Land, Rights, and Politics
  • LABRST 2W03 – Human Rights and Social Justice
  • PEACEST 2B03 – Human Rights and Social Justice
  • PEACEST 3HH3 – Justice and Social Welfare 
  • PHILOS 2G03 – Social and Political Issues
  • PHILOS 2YY3 – Introduction to Ethics
  • POLSCI 2C03 - Force and Fear, Crime and Punishment*
  • POLSCI 2XX3 Politics of the Developing World*
  • POLSCI 3F03 – Contemporary Social Movements Popular Coalitions
  • POLSCI 3K03 – Migration and Citizenship*
  • POLSCI 3PB3 - Politics from Below*
  • POLSCI 3V03 – Gender and Politics*
  • POLSCI 3Y03 – Democratization and Human Rights
  • POLSCI 4Y03 Domination and Decolonization*
  • RELIGST 2C03 – Bioethics
  • RELIGST 2RD3 – Religion and Diversity
  • SOCWORK 3B03 – Transnational Lives in a Globalizing World
  • SOCWORK 3O03 – Social Work and Sexualities
  • SOCWORK 3S03 – Social Work and Disability: Intersections & Exchanges
  • SOCWORK 3T03 - Poverty and Homelessness
  • SOCWORK 4C03 - Critical Perspectives on Race, Racialization, Racism and Colonialism in Canadian Society
  • SOCWORK 4I03 - Social Work & Indigenous Peoples
  • SOCWORK 4L03 - Social Work with an Aging Population
  • SOCWORK 4R03 - Feminist Approaches to Social Work and Social Justice
  • SOCWORK 4U03 - Immigration, Settlement and Social Work
  • SOCWORK 4Y03 - Critical Issues in Mental Health and Addiction: Social, Political and Historical Perspectives from Mad Studies and Critical Disability Studies for Social Work

  • SOCIOL 2EE3 – Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada
  • SOCIOL 2FF3 - The Sociology of “Race” and Ethnicity
  • SOCIOL 2HH3 - Sociology of Gender
  • SOCIOL 2JJ3 - Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
  • SOCIOL 2R03 – Perspectives on Social Inequality
  • SOCIOL 2RR3 – Case Studies of Social Inequality
  • SOCIOL 2MM3 – Political Sociology
  • SOCIOL 3NN3 - Popular Culture and Inequality
  • SOCIOL 3U03 – Sociology of Sexualities
  • SOCIOL 4DD3 – Social Movements 
  • WOMENST 2AA3 – Introduction to Feminist Thought
  • WOMENST 3BB3 – Women and Visual Culture

Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

All undergraduate students accepted for admission to McMaster University are automatically considered for a McMaster University entrance award. Additional entrance awards, in-course scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance is available to you at various stages of their undergraduate careers.

Each scholarship, bursary, Government Aid or Work Study Program a has its own unique application process and requirements. More information on financial aid visit the Student Financial Aid & Scholarship (SFAS) Office.

Tammy Maikawa, Administrator and Academic Advisor
KTH-317

millet@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext.23793

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising office is run through the Office of the Associate Dean. The primary goal of the Advising Office is to provide all Social Sciences undergraduate students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers.

Advisors can help you make the right academic decisions by explaining policies and regulations as well as presenting different options and supports available in your studies.

An academic advisor can assist you with:

  • Course requirements, dropping and adding courses
  • Program selection, application and changes
  • Studying abroad
  • Transfer credits
  • Petitions for missed term work, deferred examinations and special consideration
  • Appeals procedures
  • Referral to other campus services

Learn more about Academic Advising in the Social Sciences.

For more information:
School of Social Work
KTH 319
905-525-9140 ext. 23795
socwork@mcmaster.ca
Length:
N/A
Required Credential:
Enrolment in an Honours program.
Program Type:
Course based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time
Typical Entry:
January, September
Current Deadline:
April