Academic Calendar

Indo Canadian Studies

English language proficiency requirements

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

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

INCS 390

6 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 B.C. and the Punjab.

INCS 392

3 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 396

3 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.

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