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This course examines the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the Holocaust including the development of antisemitism in Europe in the years preceding the Holocaust, the systemic orchestration of the Nazi plans that targeted the Jewish people for murder, the inhumane treatment of the Jewish people and others deemed undesirable by the Nazis and their collaborators, the lack of response from the allied nations, and the horrible aftermath of the trauma endured by the families of the victims and by the survivors. Students will develop and apply research skills in order to examine and create a report on the life of a Holocaust victim or survivor to honour their memory.

Prerequisite: None

This course examines the nature of culture; how cultural identities are acquired, maintained, and transformed; and theories used to analyse cultures. Students will explore world cultures, with an emphasis on the analysis of religious and spiritual beliefs, art forms, and philosophy. They will study the contributions and influence of a range of cultural groups and will critically analyse issues facing ethnocultural groups within Canada and around the world. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a social action initiative relating to cultural diversity. This course will emphasize the contributions of culture in regards to the development of Israel.

Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

This course enables students to develop an understanding of the theoretical, social, and historical underpinnings of various equity and social justice issues and to analyse strategies for bringing about positive social change. Students will learn about historical and contemporary equity and social justice issues in Canada and globally. They will explore power relations and the impact of a variety of factors on equity and social justice. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a social action initiative relating to an equity or social justice issue. A particular emphasis will include examining Jewish and Israel advocacy.

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