Citizenship, Immigration and Democracy

Course Code: SOCI 239

Academic Year: 2023-2024

Is Canada the world's greatest diversity hotel? Do foreigners fetch their cultural baggage to its biggest cities? Have you asked if Canadians give great importance to their citizenship? These are just a few of the issues we explore in our course. We will fulfil one main goal through a focus on changing identities within Canada. We want to know why Canada places high values on human rights, whether clashes within and among cultures divide or unite the country, and consider how economic change around the world is linked to inequality among Canadians. All of these matters will be examined in changing settings of Canadian immigration, opposing positions on citizenship, provincial battles over resources, identity crises as well as distinct societies.