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Indo Canadian Studies

English Language Requirements
Beginning Fall, 2007 students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ESL or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

INCS 3906 credits
Canada-India Field Studies
Prerequisite(s): INCS 392 or permission of instructor
This course will involve field study in India and explore the historical and social relationships between Canada and India, in particular between the Punjab region of India and British Columbia. The course is organized around a study tour to Chandigarh, capital city of Punjab, to engage in a cross-cultural study of institutional and social/family networks in the city. This course will identify services and institutional programs in social services and policing in India and compare services offered in BC and the Punjab.

INCS 3923 credits
Immigration & Social Integration: The Indo-Canadian Experience
Prerequisite(s): 45 university-level credits including SOC 101
This course focuses on the lived experience of Indo Canadians to explore the context of cultural transfer for immigrants from the Indian Subcontinent. A century of cultural adjustment and integration will be explored in the context of cross cultural relations and conflict. Students will examine the use of social services (in its broadest definition) by the Indo Canadian community. Integration into the social, educational, cultural, and economic areas will also be explored. Intergenerational conflict will be discussed as well as the experience of 2nd and 3rd generation individuals.

INCS 3963 credits
Identity, Cultural Politics, and Service Delivery
Prerequisite(s): INCS 392
This course will explore contemporary social issues within the IndoCanadian community in Canada. The effects of the 21st century on India and their implications for IndoCanadians will be addressed. The impact of the ongoing relationship between India and IndoCanadians will be a focus of the course. Connections, frictions, and dialogue will be explored and studied with a view to enhance an understanding of the interconnectedness of social identity of Canadians of Indian origin. The development of social and human services that are culturally sensitive and appropriate will be examined.

Last updated: March 31, 2007Top


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