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Faculty of Arts – Business Streams

Ideas

Within the Faculty of Arts, there are 21 departments, each with its own point of view on the world: its environments, cultures and current events. However, there are also a lot of themes that are present across many different disciplines. For instance, if you are interested in learning more about the food we eat and food around the world, then there are food courses in history, anthropology, geography, and other departments. We’re letting you know about such themes and are offering you the opportunity to take a group of themed courses for recognition from the Faculty of Arts to go alongside your credential.

These streams have been created with BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) students in mind, though anyone can take these courses. Each stream lists courses that fit a theme, and each course has very few to no prerequisite, and can fit into the electives available within the BBA structure.

For those Arts students who are also interested in these themes, there are additional courses that could be listed that might have more prerequisites that would fit into the BA framework easily. Those are listed under "Additional courses in this theme"

Creativity and Innovation Stream

The ability to think outside the box, assess situations from multiple perspectives, disrupt patterns and propose innovative solutions are foundational skills in business. The Creativity and Innovation Stream offers an opportunity to explore and develop creative thinking to help prepare for leadership roles in business.

Students will take five out of the following courses to fulfill the Creativity and Innovation Stream.

ARTS

Course Title 
ARTS 1100 Experiencing the Arts                                         

INTERDISCIPLINARY EXPRESSIVE ARTS

Course          Title Prerequisites
IDEA 1100 Interdisciplinary Foundations  
IDEA 3100 Interdisciplinary Expressive Arts: The Creativity Course 30 credits 0f 1100 of higher
IDEA 3302 Creativity and Leadership in Groups 60 credits of 1100 or higher

CREATIVE WRITING

Course        Title
CRWR 1100 Introduction to Creative Writing
CRWR 1200 Introduction to Craft and Process in Creative Writing
CRWR 2140 Writing and Creativity on the Web

FINE ARTS

Course Title
ARTH 1140 Introduction to Visual Art, Urban, and Screen Culture
FINA 1100 Introduction to Drawing
FINA 1135 Introduction to Digital Media I

MUSIC

Course Title                                                                       
MUSI 1111 History of Popular Music
MUSI 1112 Introduction to the Music Industry
MUSI 1115 Classical Music in Western Culture

 

Critical Media Literacy

Critical media literacy explores the structural aspects of media, including ownership, financing and funding and how these affect the images and messages we consume. It involves a critical inquiry into the historical, social, political, economic dimensions of narrative, and examines the media industry as a whole at both local and global levels.

Students will take five out of the following courses to fulfill the Critical Media Literacy stream.

Course  Title Prerequisites
ARTH 1130 Introduction to Film Studies  
COMM 1110 Television and Social Change  
ENGL 2350 Critical Studies in Film ENGL 1100, and one 1200-level ENGL course
ASIA 2120 Introduction to Chinese and Japanese Cinema Any 6 credits at the 1100 level or higher
SOCI 2275 Mass Media and Society SOCI 1125
COMM 3100 Media and Diversity 45 credits 1100-level or higher courses, including ENGL 1100
COMM 3220 Social Media: New Technology and Society 45 credits at 1100 level including 3 credits of COMM
or SOCI 2255 or SOCI 2275

 

Diversity Stream

The Diversity stream will offer business school students the tools to be successful in any job environment in a multicultural, globalized world. Interpersonal relations and effective group work are key in both private and government employment settings. Business school graduates would be better equipped to face the challenges of any workplace with the multicultural race/ethnicity, sexuality, and gender awareness offered by the stream courses. The Diversity stream will also be valuable to potential employers in terms of improved interpersonal communication, interaction with clients and the like, which will result from having employees who are aware, and are sensitive, to individual differences.

Students will take five out of the following courses to fulfill the Diversity Stream:

Course  Title Prerequisites
CRIM 4235 Minorities and the Criminal Justice System  
GEOG 3130 Society and Urban Space

18 credits of 1100 level or higher, including
GEOG 1101 or SOCI 1125

PSYC 3343 Psychology of Prejudice  
SOCI 2230 Racialization and Ethnicity in Canada  
SOCI 2240 Women in Canada (soon to be Gender in Canada)  
SOCI 3240
OR
ANTH 2120

Gender in Global Context

Cross-Cultural Women's and Gender Studies

 

 

Globalization Steam

The Globalization stream builds on the theme of global citizenship and provides business students with a broad multidisciplinary introduction to the nature and impact of globalization.

Students will take five of the following courses to fulfill the Globalization Stream:

Course                Title Prerequisites
ANTH 1100 Social and Cultural Anthropology  
ANTH 2120 Cross-Cultural Women's and Gender Studies ANTH 1100
ASIA 2290/
SOCI 2290
South Asians around the Globe 6 credits from courses at 1100 level or higher
ENGL 3345 Diasporic Literatures 18 credits from courses at the 1100 level or higher,
including six credits from courses in ENGL at
1100 level or higher
GEOG 1101 Human Geography  
GEOG 3130 Society and Urban Space 18 credits of 1100 level or higher, including GEOG 1101
or SOCI 1125
HIST 2355/
ASIA 2355
The Chinese Overseas – A Global
History of Chinese Migration
6 credits from courses at 1100 level or higher
POLI 1150 Introduction to International Relations  
POLI 2150 States, Markets, and Globalization 3 credits from courses of 1100 level POLI courses or higher
SOCI 1125 Introduction to Society  
SOCI 2230 Racialization and Ethnicity in Canada SOCI 1125
SOCI 2240 Women in Canada
(soon to be Gender in Canada)
SOCI 1125
SOCI 3320 Sociology of Global Inequalities SOCI 1125 and 18 credits from courses at the 1100 level or higher

 

Indigenous Stream

The Indigenous stream aims to critically engage students with indigenous social justice issues and explore the impact of European influences on indigenous life and cultures. They will study indigenous mobilization and efforts aimed at decolonization. Students will complete a total of five courses from the following options:

Required:

Course  Title                                                                             
INDG 1100

Introduction to Indigenous Studies

 

And any four of the following:

Course               Title Prerequisites
ANTH 2140
OR
ANTH 2142

First Nations Cultures of BC

First Nations Cultures of Canada

ANTH 1100 or ANTH 1300)
ANTH 2340 Archaeology of the Americas ANTH 1112 or ANTH 1300
ARTH 2124 Indigenous Art ENGL 1100
CRIM 4240 Aboriginal Peoples and Justice 6 credits of ENGL at the 1100 level or higher and 45 credits
at the 1100 level or higher
ENGL 3390 Indigenous Narratives, Oral and Written 6 credits from courses in ENGL and 18 credits from course
at the 1100 level or higher
HIST 1113
OR
HIST 1114

Canada to 1867

Canada since 1867

 
INDG 3155 Indigenous Perspectives on Settler Colonial Societies INDG 1100, SOCI  1125 and 30 credits at 1100 level or higher
INDG 4245 Indigenous Activism 6 credits of ENGL at the 1100 level or higher and
45 credits at the 1100 level or higher
LING 3390 Indigenous Languages in Canada 30 credits at 1100 level or higher

 

Intercultural Stream

With this stream students would gain knowledge of different cultural values, practices and traditions in an intercultural context in order to become better prepared to navigate the global and cultural interdependencies that characterize the 21st Century.

Students would complete one course from the “Introduction to Interculturality” section and choose three additional courses from any of the groupings below.

An Introduction to Interculturality (Choose one):

Course             Title 
ANTH 1100 Social and Cultural Anthropology
INDG 1100 Introduction to Indigenous Studies
LANC 1150 Introduction to Intercultural Competencies: Thinking, Speaking, Acting Globally
POLI 1145 Comparing Countries: Introduction to Comparative Politics

Cultural Understandings:

Course      Title                                                                                   
ASIA 1111
OR
ASIA 1311

Religions of South Asia

Religions of East Asia

ASIA 2150/
HIST 2150
Tea in China and Japan
GEOG 2185
OR
GEOG 2190

Regional Geography of East Asia

Regional Geography of South Asia

HIST 2300 World Civilizations
LANC 3310/
JAPN 3310

Japanese Culture and Business

LANC 3450/
SPAN 3450

Culture and Society in the Spanish-Speaking World
PHIL 2115 Asian Philosophy
Any languages course   

Culture through Film:

Course   Title                                                                                            
ASIA 2120 Introduction to Chinese and Japanese Cinema
ASIA 2252 Indian Society through Popular Film
LANC/FREN 3110 Francophone Culture through Film
LANC/JAPN 3310 Japanese Culture through Film

Indigeneity:

Course  Title Prerequisites
ARTH 2124 Indigenous Art  
LANC/LING 3390 Indigenous Languages of Canada  
INDG 4245 Indigenous Activism 3 additional credits of ENGL at the 1100 level or higher

 

Pop Culture Stream

This collection of courses gives students a new way to understand the structural and systemic sources of popular culture and its impact on everyday life.

Students will take five courses from the following areas:

Course  Title Prerequisites
ARTH 1140 Introduction to Visual Art, Urban, and Screen Culture  
COMM 1110 Television and Social Change  
COMM 2210 Media, Audiences and Popular Culture 6 credits from courses at the 1100 level or higher
COMM 3200 Celebrity and the Media 45 credits from courses at the 1100 level or higher, including a
3 credit COMM course or SOCI 2275 and SOCI 1125
MUSI 1111 History of Popular Music  
SOCI 3275 Sociology of Popular Culture SOCI 1125 and SOCI 2275

 

Sustainability Stream

The challenges of climate change, deteriorating ecosystems, and resource depletion means that environmental sustainability is the way of the future. In the sustainability stream, students may choose to explore earth’s systems and resources; environmental history; sustainability ethics, public policy and economics; and “nudge” theories of behavioural change. Students will gain a broad range of tools to understand, evaluate, and implement sustainable practices, including the opportunity to work on an applied project with a community partner.

For the Sustainability Stream, students would choose five courses from the following options:

Course  Title Prerequisites
ANTH 3160 Culture and Environment ANTH 1100
ENVI 1121 Environmental Issues
(Q course in Science)
 
GEOG 1120 Earth Science
(Q course in Science)
6 credits from courses at the 1100 level or higher
GEOG 3320 Environment and Resources GEOG 1120
HIST 2380 Global Environmental History  
PHIL 1112 Environmental Ethics  
PHIL 1111/
POST 1100
Sustainability: Analysis and Ethics  
POLI 2100/
POST 2100
Sustainability and Government  
POST 3100 Economics of Sustainability Policy Pre-reqs met by requirements of Business degree.
Note: Cross-listed with ECON 3100. Students may only
receive credit for one
POST 3110 Applied Policy Seminar  
PSYC 4150/
POST 4150
Psychology and Sustainability: Attitudes and Behaviour  

 

Urban Studies Stream

The majority of the world’s population resides in cities, and cities currently function as primary economic drivers, key consumers of material and energy flows, and centres of political power and innovation. In this stream, students will explore how cities function in terms of development patterns, politics and political influence, and contributions to sustainable policies, enterprise and innovation.

For the Urban Studies Stream, students would choose five courses from the following options:

Course  Title Prerequisites
ARTH 3130 Film and the City Requires a first year art history course or
permission of the instructor
GEOG 1101 Human Geography  
GEOG 2250 The City  
GEOG 3120 Space Economies GEOG 1101
GEOG 3320 Urban Politics and Planning GEOG 1101
POLI 1123 Politics in the City  
POST 3110 Applied Policy Seminar