Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Consumerism and Identities
0.5 Credit

Students in this course will gain an understanding of the history of consumer cultures from the eighteenth century to the present, and will develop the critical vocabulary necessary to analyze and critique contemporary consumer cultures. Particular attention is given to issues of contemporary identities, from childhood identities that are more and more determined by commodification, to gender, sexual, and ethnic or “racial” identities. {VL}

Additional Course Information
Registration status: Year 3 or Year 4 Contemporary Studies (honours or general).