Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2008/2009
Canadian Excellence

Contemporary Studies Program

Academic Counselling - Contemporary Studies: Dr. Peter Farrugia, (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.

CT courses (excluding those at the 400 level) are generally taught in a lecture and tutorial format.

Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
CT111 Regional Landscapes in Context 0.5
CT120 Indigenous People in a Contemporary World 0.5
CT121 The World in the 21st Century 0.5
CT122 Social and Political Thought 0.5
CT201 Criminology and Contemporary Issues 0.5
CT202 Science and its Critics 0.5
CT203 Disease and Society 0.5
CT205 Indigenous People and Anthropology 0.5
CT208 Foundations of Scientific Inquiry [1] 0.5
CT212 Environmental Issues and Responses 0.5
CT220 Contemporary Studies Methodologies 0.5
CT221 Applied Scientific Reasoning 0.5
CT222 Navigating the Information Environment 0.5
CT224 Organizational Leadership 0.5
CT225 The Individual in the Community 0.5
CT226 The Media in a Global World 0.5
CT227 Aging: Realities and Myths 0.5
CT243 Mathematics and Teaching I 0.5
CT260 Introduction to Human Rights 0.5
CT298 Print Culture [2] 0.5
CT310 Blending Economic Theory and Law: Money, Markets and Justice 0.5
CT315 Evaluation Research 0.5
CT321 Representation and its Realities 0.5
CT323 The Roots of Contemporary Thought 0.5
CT324 Other World Views 0.5
CT325 Popular Culture 0.5
CT326 Children, Toys and Media 0.5
CT328 Global Issues, Global Governance: The United Nations in the 21st Century 0.5
CT330 Independent Studies 1.0
CT340 Consumerism and Identities 0.5
CT352 War in the Contemporary World 0.5
CT355 Reconsidering Race and Oppression 0.5
CT370 Gender Theories and Cultures 0.5
CT400 Contemporary Topics 0.5
CT401 Food 0.5
CT402 Contemporary Studies Internship 0.5
CT420 Community Research and Participation 0.5
CT430 Youth Cultures 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 [3] 0.5
CT470 Work 0.5

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. Senate Revision March 3, 2008: Course changed from CT301 to CT208; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  2. Senate April 7, 2008: Course revised from CT398 to CT298; effective September 1, 2008.

  3. Senate Addition March 3, 2008: New Course CT460; effective Sept 1, 2008.