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

Honours BA Contemporary Studies

The Honours BA Contemporary Studies program is an interdisciplinary program which consists of 20.0 credits, of which not more than 7.0 may be at the 100 level. The program consists of 11.0 required credits.

A. Required Contemporary Studies Courses:
4.0 credits, including:
CT121, CT220, CT221, CT225, CT253, CT327, CT345, CT499

B. Options and Other Disciplines
4.0 credits in one option from the Brantford Campus:
Children’s Education & Development Option, French Teaching Option, Indigenous Studies Option, International Development Option, Management Option, Media Studies Option and the Environment & Society Option

4.0 credits from the Other Disciplines courses below, including:

1.0 credit chosen from:
CC233/OL233 - Introduction to Social Science Research Methods
CO243 - Mathematics and Teaching I
CT222/JN222/MX222 - Navigating the Information Environment
EN204 - Strategies in Analysis of Effective Writing
JN313/OL313 - Public Speaking
PP201 - Reasoning and Argumentation
3.0 credits chosen from:
CC325/HR325 - Crimes Against Humanity
CO320/HR320 - Children’s Rights
CS207 - Media and Society
EN226 - Women in Fiction
EN267 - Contemporary Canadian Fiction
EN280 - Indigenous Writers in English
EN310 - The Politics of Transgression and Desire
FS245 - Documentary Film
GG231 - Risks and Disasters: A Geographical Introduction
GG250 - Canada
GG294 - Geography of Tourism
GS101 - Introduction to Global Studies
HI293 - History of Canada since Confederation
HI314 - Contemporary Europe
HI306 - War and Society in Africa
HI349 - History of International Relations, 1890-1991
HR212/JN212 - Journalism and Social Change
HR328 - The United Nations in the 21st Century
HS200 - Social Determinants of Health
HS344 - Health and Gender
ID201 - Indigenous Perspectives on Global Issues
JN207/MX207 - Journalism and Democracy
JN327/MX327 - Social Documentary
MU275 - Music of the World
OL265 - Forms of Economic Organization
PO263 - Politics and Government in Canada
PP223 - Contemporary Moral Issues
PP224 - Philosophy and the Environment
PS270 - Social Psychology
PS282 - Community Psychology
RE212* - World Religions in Cultural Perspective
RE216 - Christianity and Modern Culture
RE220 - Religion and Popular Culture
RE313 - Grief, Death and Dying
SY224 - Sociology of Work
WS203 - Women, Gender and Popular Culture
WS304 - Women, Migration and Diaspora

C. Additional Contemporary Studies Courses
3.0 credits including:
0.5 credit at the 100-level chosen from: CT111, CT120/ID120, CT122;
0.5 credit of 400-level CT or CT330* and,
2.0 additional senior CT credits (students choosing CT330* will need only 1.5 additional senior CT credits):
CC201/CT201, CC315/CT315/OL315, CO326/CT326, CT202, CT203/HS203, CT205/ID205, CT208, CT212, CT224/OL224, CT226/JN226/MX226, CT227/HS227, CT240, CT260/HR260, CT266/OL266, CT298, CT310, CT324, CT340, CT352, CT355/HR355, CT370/HR370.

Additional Information

  1. Refer to the University Regulations chapter for progression and course regulations and the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.
  2. Refer to the relevant Option section of this calendar for additional graduation requirements.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision April 25, 2011: Online Learning course requirement deleted; effective September 1, 2011.