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  • Objectives
    This on-line program is a direct response to learning needs identified by a broad range of representatives from human services and justice agencies who recognize that racial inequity and negative stereotyping are significant social problems. In this six course certificate in Intercultural Relations, learners will examine diversity issues in a social context, explore critical differences in cross-cultural communication and identify the sources, causes, forms and manifestations of these issues in our society.
  • Academic Title
    Intercultural Relations Certificate
  • Course description
    OLRN1010      First Nations People (Internet)
    Description: Students will increase knowledge and awareness of important issues in the Aboriginal cultures of Canada. The legal status of Aboriginal people will be explored along with Aboriginal rights and self-determination. Other critical issues relating to land claims, justice and social services will be studied.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    OLRN1027     Contemporary Canadian Social Problems (Internet)
    Description: In this course, current social science paradigms and theories will be used as a framework for analysis of contemporary social issues relevant to vocations in police services. Topics such as crime, violence, abuse, social stratification, ageism, and racism will be included. The course focus will be on how individual behaviours collectively create social issues.
    Hours: 48
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: OLRN1530

    OLRN1305     Racism and Discrimination
    Description: Racism and discrimination will be defined and discussed in the context of Canadian multicultural society. Learners will identify types of discrimination and racism and discuss the connection between discrimination and society. Sociological factors, such as the media, that may contribute to biases and prejudice will also be analyzed. The objectives of this course are to sensitize students to intolerance that is based on race or ethnicity and to consider ways to handle these issues in a pluralistic society.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    OLRN1325     Intercultural Communications
    Description: Students will define culture and be introduced to intercultural communication theories and issues. Learners will identify how these theories apply to our daily lives and how they can be used to develop respect for differences between cultures. The main objective of this course is to enhance the students’ ability to communicate comfortably with people from different origins. As part of the course, students will communicate with people from other cultures electronically as well as in person. This course will be of interest to individuals working in health, education, human services, and business who have regular interactions with people of foreign descent.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    OLRN1495     Diversity and First Nations
    Description: In this course, students will critically identify and examine issues in diversity. Specifically, students will focus on topics pertaining to inequality in various social settings, including but not limited to: race, gender, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation. Incorporating social/legal explanations of diversity, students will develop a clear understanding of the impacted groups and possible strategies of community empowerment. This course will increase knowledge and awareness of important issues in the Aboriginal cultures of Canada. The legal status of Aboriginal people will be explored along with the Aboriginal rights and self determination. Other critical issues relating to land claims, justice and social services will be studied.
    Hours: 42
    Credits: 3

    OLRN1530     Introduction To Sociology (Internet)
    Description: Sociology is the study of people and how they interact with each other and various social groups. This course deals with the study of people's lives, their relationship to society as a whole, and how people are affected by the society in which they live. The concepts, theories and methods of the discipline will be introduced and discussed with particular emphasis on the dynamics of Canadian society and Canadian social problems.
    Hours: 42
    Credits: 3

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