Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2010/2011
Canadian Excellence

Contemporary Studies Program

Program Co-ordinator - Contemporary Studies: Peter Farrugia, PhD, (519) 756-8228, ext 5707, pfarrugia@wlu.ca

The Contemporary Studies Honours and General BA program are only available at the Brantford Campus.

Laurier's Brantford campus offers a unique core curriculum in contemporary studies that can be combined with many other programs. All full-time students on the Brantford Campus are required to complete a minimum of 5.0 credits in contemporary studies, as outlined in the program requirements below.

The Honours BA Contemporary Studies program is a four-year, 20.0-credit program that allows for advanced and in depth interdisciplinary study. The General BA Contemporary Studies program is a three-year, 15.0-credit program that is designed to promote a broad understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to understand contemporary issues and concerns.

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CT Course Notes

The following CT courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

 
Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
CT111 Regional Landscapes in Context 0.5
CT120 Indigenous People in a Contemporary World [1] 0.5
CT121 The World in the 21st Century 0.5
CT122 Social and Political Thought 0.5
CT201 Criminology and Contemporary Issues [2] 0.5
CT202 Science and its Critics 0.5
CT203 Disease and Society [3] 0.5
CT205 Indigenous People and Anthropology [4] 0.5
CT208 Foundations of Scientific Inquiry 0.5
CT212 Environmental Issues and Responses 0.5
CT220 Contemporary Studies Methodologies 0.5
CT221 Applied Scientific Reasoning [5] 0.5
CT222 Navigating the Information Environment [6] 0.5
CT224 Organizational Leadership [7] 0.5
CT225 The Individual in the Community 0.5
CT226 The Media in a Global World [8] 0.5
CT227 Aging: Realities and Myths [9] 0.5
CT240 Art in the Contemporary World 0.5
CT253 Ancients and Moderns 0.5
CT260 Introduction to Human Rights [10] 0.5
CT266 Economic Globalization [11] 0.5
CT298 Print Culture 0.5
CT301 Law, Morality and Punishment [12] 0.5
CT310 Blending Economic Theory and Law: Money, Markets and Justice 0.5
CT315 Evaluation Research [13] 0.5
CT324 Encounters with the Global [14] 0.5
CT326 Children, Toys and Media [15] 0.5
CT327 Understanding Popular Culture [16] 0.5
CT330 Independent Studies 1.0
CT340 Consumerism and Identities 0.5
CT345 Applied Democracy 0.5
CT352 War in the Contemporary World 0.5
CT355 Reconsidering Race and Oppression [17] 0.5
CT365 Africa: Perceptions, Misperceptions, Realities [18] 0.5
CT370 Gender Theories and Cultures [19] 0.5
CT400 Contemporary Topics 0.5
CT401 Food 0.5
CT403 Community Internship [20] 0.5
CT430 Youth Cultures [21] 0.5
CT440 In Search of the Everyday 0.5
CT450 The City in Contemporary Life 0.5
CT460 Popular Film and Contemporary Culture: The Blockbuster 0.5
CT470 Work 0.5
CT499 Interdisciplinarity in Practice 0.5
 

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision January 19, 2010: CT321, CT325, CT402 and CT420 deleted; effective September 1, 2010.

  1. Senate Revision April 12, 2010: CT120 Cross-listed with ID120; effective September 1, 2010.

  2. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CT201 Cross-listed with CC201; effective September 1, 2010.

  3. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CT203 Cross-listed with HS203; effective September 1, 2010.

  4. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CT205 Cross-listed with ID205; effective September 1, 2010.

  5. Feb 10, 2011 Editorial Revision: PS296 added to exclusion list; effective Sept 1, 2010.

  6. Senate Revisions March 4, 2010: CT222 Cross-listed with JN222 and MX222; description revised; effective September 1, 2010.

  7. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CT224 Cross-listed with OL224; effective September 1, 2010.

  8. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CT226 Cross-listed with JN226 and MX226; effective September 1, 2010.

  9. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CT227 Cross-listed with HS227; effective September 1, 2010.

  10. Senate Revision January 19, 2010: CT260 Cross-listed with HR260; effective September 1, 2010.

  11. Senate Revision January 19, 2010: CT266 Cross-listed with OL266; effective September 1, 2010.

  12. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CT301 Cross-listed with CC301;effective September 1, 2010.

  13. Senate Revisions March 4, 2010: CT315 Cross-listed with CC315 and OL315; effective September 1, 2010.

  14. Senate Revisions March 4, 2010: CT324 Title and description revised; effective September 1, 2010.

  15. Senate Revisions March 4, 2010: CT326 Cross-listed with CO326; effective September 1, 2010.

  16. Senate Revision January 19, 2010: CT327 New course; effective September 1, 2010.

  17. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CT355 Cross-listed with HR355; effective September 1, 2010. 

  18. Senate Revisions March 4, 2010: CT365 New course; effective September 1, 2010.

  19. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CT370 Cross-listed with HR370; effective September 1, 2010.

  20. Senate Revision January 19, 2010: CT403 New course; effective September 1, 2010.

  21. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CT430 Cross-listed with CO430; effective September 1, 2010.