2014-2015 Undergraduate Calendar

Intercultural Studies  
Director Deborah Yeager-Woodhouse Participating Faculty Kojo Saffu (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye (History), John Sivell (Applied Linguistics), David Telfer (Tourism and Environment), Deborah Yeager (Applied Linguistics)  
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Administrative Assistant Sylvia Barlow 905-688-5550, extension 4224 573 Glenridge 213 brocku.ca/humanities/departments-and-centres/intercultural-studies The Centre for Intercultural Studies offers an interdisciplinary program homed in the Humanities; the program takes the form of a Minor, which can be combined with a Major of the student's choice. As well an internship option is available. With a special emphasis on language, narrative, history, philosophy and the arts, the program explores principles, mechanisms and instances of intercultural contact and communication in national and international settings. Students of Intercultural Studies examine ways in which similarities and differences in beliefs, values, norms, practices and aspirations illuminate not only cultural variations but also relations among individuals and groups. The program recommends that students consider gaining experience abroad, normally in year 3. INTC 3P91 is specifically designed for completion while abroad. The Office of International Services also facilitates formal exchange programs with numerous countries. See the International Study and Exchange entry for more information. Moreover, additional international exchange opportunities are offered through the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.  
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Students can obtain a Minor in Intercultural Studies within their degree in another discipline by completing the following courses with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
- INTC 1F90 or INTC 1P20 and 2F05
- INTC 2P94, 3P92 and 4P50
- one INTC credit numbered 1(alpha)80 or above
- one-half INTC credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
 
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Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates primary offering of a cross listed course  
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Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met.

INTERCULTURAL STUDIES COURSES

INTC 1F90 Foundations of Intercultural Studies Today's world as understood from different cultural perspectives. Cultural similarities and differences, intercultural contact and communication, and preparation for international experience. Cultural themes in imaginative, historical and expository texts. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in INTC 1P80. INTC 1P20 Introduction to Global Transitions Cultural similarities and differences and their impact on intercultural contact and communication. Topics include cultural adjustment, expectation management, conflict resolution and self-knowledge in the light of international experience. Restriction: open to students admitted to the Global Transitions program and permission of the Centre. Note: offered online. INTC 1P80 Introduction to Intercultural Studies Practical and theoretical exploration of cultural similarities and differences focusing on their impact on intercultural contact and communication. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in INTC 1F90. #INTC 1P95 Conquest and Colonization (also offered as SPAN 1P95) Creation of a new culture founded on Amerindian, Iberian and African traditions; visual arts, architecture, literature and music; disparity between cultural identity and economic and political identity, utopian ideals, alienation through imitation, rediscovery of autochthonous cultural models. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Note: given in English. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA (PORT) 1P95. INTC 2F05 Global Transitions Online reporting and discussion of international experience leading to final written account and colloquium. Restriction: open to students admitted to the Global Transitions program and permission of the Centre. Note: offered online. #INTC 2P10 Latin American Cultures since Independence (also offered as SPAN 2P10) Social, political and cultural history of the Latin American nations through text and images. Topics include cultural hybridization and identity. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Note: given in English. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA (PORT) 2P10. #INTC 2P11 Iberian Culture (also offered as SPAN 2P11) Social, political and cultural history of Portugal and Spain through historical and literary texts, film and other visual arts. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Note: given in English. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA (PORT) 2P11. #INTC 2P12 Indian Philosophy: An Introduction to Hindu Thought (also offered as PHIL 2P12) Hindu thought beginning with the Vedic myths, through the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita to the systems of the Vedanta. Topics include Karma, reincarnation, altered states of consciousness, Maya, the problem of knowledge, the role and nature of God, the theory and practice of yoga. Lectures, 3 hours per week. #INTC 2P13 Indian Philosophy: An Introduction to Buddhist Thought (also offered as PHIL 2P13) Buddhist thought from Prince Siddhartha's enlightenment and subsequent Deer Park Sermon (the basis of Hinayana) through the Perfection of Wisdom to Madhyamika Buddhism (the Mishayana representative) to Zen (the science of the Buddha). Topics include Nirvana, non-self, one-hand clapping. Lectures, 3 hours per week. INTC 2P15 Co-cultural Adaptation I Theories and models of diversity and co-cultural adaptation related to specific academic contexts. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: permission of the instructor. INTC 2P16 Introduction to Chinese Culture and Civilization Selected aspects of Chinese culture, language, ideology, art and literature, in relation to how cultural traditions influence contemporary Chinese thinking, social customs and lifestyle. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. #INTC 2P17 Introduction to Chinese Philosophy (also offered as PHIL 2P17) Confucian, Taoist and Chinese Buddhist philosophical traditions examined in conjunction with appropriate texts. Lectures, 3 hours per week. #INTC 2P34 Cities and Sanctuaries of the Ancient World (also offered as CLAS 2P34) Surveys the cities of the ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Greek and Roman worlds from an archaeological perspective, and in their cultural and historical contexts. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. #INTC 2P52 Postcolonial Literature (also offered as ENGL 2P52) Literatures of resistance and emergence written in English in former British territories, such as those in Africa and the West Indies. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. #INTC 2P53 Southern African Literatures of Transition (also offered as ENGL 2P53) Literary explorations of and interventions in the political and socio-cultural transitions from white regimes to majority-rule politics. Emphasis on histories of trauma, displacement and dispossession. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. #INTC 2P62 Africa to 1800 (also offered as HIST 2P62) Sources available for the study of African history, historical geography, social, political and economic institutions, and the slave trade. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to HIST (single or combined), HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors, INTC and HIST minors until date specified in Registration guide. #INTC 2P63 Africa Since 1800 (also offered as HIST 2P63) Abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, legitimate commerce, religious movements, European imperialism and African response, independence and post-independence politics and economy. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to HIST (single or combined), HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors, INTC and HIST minors until date specified in Registration guide. #INTC 2P72 Sociolinguistics (also offered as LING 2P72) Language in its social context: bilingualism and linguistic variation; social factors that interact with language; cultural implications of language learning and language behaviour. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to CHYS (single or combined), CHYS (Honours)/BEd (Primary/Junior), APLI (single or combined), HEAR, NEUR, PSYC (single or combined), SPLS (single or combined) majors, INTC, APLI, CHYS, PSYC minors, HESC, SLSC and TESC Certificate students until date specified in Registration guide. #INTC 2P83 Changing Cultures and Societies (also offered as SOCI 2P83) Cultural anthropology provides a comparative perspective on cultural identities and social life in a globalized world. Topics may include struggles for environmental, economic and social justice. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of INTC 1F90, SOCI 1F90, 1P80. #INTC 2P90 Art in Revolution: The Rise of Modernism (also offered as VISA 2P90) Role and function of art within the paradigm shifts of the modern world; its relation to politics, social, cultural and technological change. Principal movements with origins in the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution; Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Postimpressionism. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): INTC 1F90 (INTL 1F90), VISA 1Q98 (minimum 60 percent) and 1Q99 (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor. #INTC 2P93 Mass Media and Philosophy (also offered as PHIL 2P93) Different philosophical reactions to various types of mass media and computer-mediated communication that challenge the traditional concepts of "identity", "freedom" and "human nature", including critical theory (Adorno/Horkheimer), media theory (McLuhan), postmodernism (Baudrillard) and systems theory (Niklas Luhmann). Lectures, 3 hours per week. INTC 2P94 Theories and Models of Intercultural Relations Alternative theories and models of intercultural contact and communication between individuals and groups. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of INTC 1F90, INTC 1P20 and 2F05, one Humanities context credit, one Social Sciences context credit or permission of the instructor. *INTC 2P96 Women and Development (also offered as LABR 2P96, SOCI 2P96 and WGST 2P96) Examination of the major social consequences of the theoretical paradigms of development (economic development, sustainable development and women/gender in development), theoretical material, practical knowledge and debates on diverse experiences of women living in the non-industrial world using feminist perspectives. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of INTC 1F90, LABR 1F90, 1F99, SOCI 1F90, WGST (WISE) 1F90 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE 2P96. *INTC 2P97 Global Issues in Infectious Diseases (also offered as HLSC 2P97) World changes and their influence on the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases; examination of interrelating biological, social and environmental factors that contribute to infectious disease causality and their impact on global societies. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PHTH majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to BMED, CHLH, CHSC, HLSC, MSCI and PHTH majors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): INTC 1F90 or HLSC (CHSC) 1F90. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in CHSC 2P97. #INTC 2P99 Canadian Women in a Global Context (also offered as SOCI 2P99 and WGST 2P99) Social, political, economic and cultural issues. Topics may include rights of Aboriginal women, reproductive rights and ethics, marginalization of immigrant women, activist movements, and the impact and inadequacy of government policy. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): WGST (WISE) 2P90 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE 2P99. #INTC 2Q99 Women and Literature (also offered as ENGL 2Q99 and WGST 2Q99) Feminist perspectives on representations of women and their writings, focusing on Western and/or World literature. Prerequisite(s): one of INTC 1F90, one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, WGST (WISE) 1F90. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE 2Q99. *INTC 3F94 International Field Course (also offered as GEOG 3F94 and TREN 3F94) Intensive field course in another country, with relevance to Tourism and Environment. Restriction: students must have a minimum 8 overall credits. Note: consult the Tourism and Environment Department prior to registration. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. #INTC 3P11 International Tourism (also offered as TREN 3P11) Changes in power relations, environment, society, culture and economy through the globalization of tourism. Human rights and inequality in international tourism. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. #INTC 3P25 Global Issues in Tourism and the Environment (also offered as TREN 3P25) Interaction of tourism mobility and the environment with the politics of nation states and regions. Political economy of tourism, implications of foreign policy, travel restrictions, borders and barriers to the movement of people, resources and trade. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. #INTC 3P60 The World of Genghis Khan: Inner Asia since 500 BC (also offered as HIST 3P60) History of Mongolia, Tibet and Xinjiang. Political, economic, social and cultural topics. Emphasis on the nomadic encounter with the settled world (China, Russia), including the medieval nomadic invasions, the Great Game and nationalistic policies in the 20th century. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to HIST (single or combined), HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors, INTC and HIST minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one HIST credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 and one HIST credit numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Note: seminars will include films and primary sources (in translation). HIST 2P96 recommended. #INTC 3P70 International Field Course (also offered as TREN 3P70) Intensive field course in another country of relevance to Tourism and Environment. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor. Note: consult the Tourism and Environment Department prior to registration. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. #INTC 3P79 Nature, Development and the Politics of Knowledge (also offered as GEOG 3P79) Recent theories regarding the social construction of nature and their implications for refiguring the colonial and postcolonial history of development and for envisioning a more just world order. Analysis of the production of old and new knowledge of nature and of their translation into environmental and development policies. Lectures, seminar, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to GEOG (single or combined) and GEOG (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to GEOG (single or combined), GEOG (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), GHUM, SOSC majors, INTC and GEOG minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one of INTC 2P52, GEOG 2P01, 2P13, HIST 2P99, POLI 2F20, 2F30, SOCI 2P73, 2P85, TREN 2P28, 2P91 (3P19), 3P21, WGST (WISE) 2P96 or permission of the instructor. #INTC 3P80 Geography and International Development (also offered as GEOG 3P80) Analysis of international development theory, policy and practice. Development's relation to globalization, imperialism and neo-colonialism. Development solutions to environmental problems. Selected case studies from the developing world. Lectures, seminar, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to GEOG (single or combined) and GEOG (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to GEOG (single or combined), GEOG (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), GHUM, SOSC majors, INTC and GEOG minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): INTC 1F90, GEOG 2P01, 2P13 or permission of the instructor. #INTC 3P84 Contemporary Iberian and Latin American Communities (also offered as SPAN 3P84) Interdisiplinary survey of Iberian and Latin American communities as expressed in written and/or oral literary texts; art, visual and musical representations. Topics may include the legacy of the diasporas, the role of the other, issues of national identity. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN (IBLA) 2P10 or permission of the instructor. Note: given in English. INTC 3P90 Text-based Research Project Supervised individual text-based research in an area of intercultural studies not represented by other courses. Restriction: permission of the Director. INTC 3P91 International Field Research Project Supervised individual data-collection or observational research in an area of intercultural studies. Restriction: permission of the Director. Note: may be undertaken while participating in one of the international exchange programs or an approved equivalent international academic experience. INTC 3P92 Applications of Theories and Models in Intercultural Studies Insights from intercultural studies as applied to intergroup collaboration, negotiation and conflict resolution in diverse settings. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of INTC 1F90, INTC 1P20 and 2F05, one Humanities context credit, one Social Sciences context credit or permission of the instructor. #INTC 3P94 Gandhi and Non-Violence (also offered as PHIL 3P94) Gandhi as an original philosopher contributing to contemporary ontology. Implications of his thought for applied philosophy of personal, social and international reform, especially in light of its encounters with the forces of violence. Universal relevance of his thought to our technological times, and the relation between his ideas and the Indian tradition. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): PHIL 2P12, 2P13 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previously assigned grade and credit obtained in INTC (PHIL) 3P10. #INTC 4P11 Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Tourism and Environment (also offered as TREN 4P11) Cultural differences in philosophy and approaches to the natural and social environments, tourism resources, natural resources, environmental policies and management. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 12.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor. *INTC 4P50 Themes in Intercultural Studies (also offered as TREN 4P50) Seminar discussion and development of individual research papers on an intercultural studies theme as reflected in each student's major area. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 12.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): INTC 1F90 or permission of the Director. INTC 4V30-4V35 Selected Topics in Intercultural Studies Issues in Intercultural Studies.

INTERNSHIP COURSE

INTC 3N01 Internship in Intercultural Studies Volunteer non-credit internship in an intercultural setting within Ontario. Restriction: permission of the Director. Note: offered through the Co-operative Programs Office.
 
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