Course Code ARTS 130 Topic 18
Course Title Inquiry and Communication: Social Justice and Social Development
Online Offers
  • Winter 2022 (tentative) (Instructor: TBA)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Christina Parker)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course provides an introduction to diverse intellectual modes of inquiry in the social sciences and humanities with an emphasis on the development of communication skills. In a small seminar setting, students will explore a variety of topics based on instructor expertise in order to build social awareness, ethical engagement, and communication competencies in comprehension, contextualization, and conceptualization. Students will be expected to engage with the work of others, articulate positions, situate writing and speaking within contexts, practice writing and speaking for situations beyond the classroom, engage in basic forms of research, and workshop, revise, and edit writing. [Note: Course not open to those who have met ELPE or the Undergraduate Communication Requirement.]

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2021 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Vinh Nguyen, Christina Parker
  • Prerequisite: Arts students; Not open to Accounting and Financial Management students
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
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