ENGSOCTY 2X03 – INQUIRY IN AN ENGINEERING CONTEXT I
Inquiry is a non-disciplinary approach to the study of issues of public concern. In terms of the design process, inquiry focuses on the problem definition stage, in which formulating questions, researching underlying issues, and analyzing opposing arguments are essential. The first course involves teaching how to use the university and community resources in research, how to write a research paper, and how to express ideas orally. The theme is a sustainable society.
ENGSOCTY 2Y03 – CASE STUDIES IN HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGY
History and philosophy of technology, from antiquity to modern times, with a special emphasis on the cultural aspects of technology, and addressed on a case study basis.
ANTHROP 1A03 – INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY: CULTURE AND SOCIETY
An introduction to the cross-cultural study of existing peoples, their ways of life, and the ways in which they interpret and experience the world. The course discusses a broad range of societies in order to explore some fundamental issues involving human knowledge and behaviour.
POL SCI 2M03 – Comparative Politics of Advanced Industrial Nations
A systematic introduction to comparing the politics of industrialized and post-industrial countries including electoral and government institutions, parties, ideologies and values, and political economy.
POL SCI 2XX3 – POLITICS OF THE THIRD WORLD
An examination of major theoretical approaches to the study of development and underdevelopment, such as modernization, politics of order, dependency and modes of production.
RELIG ST 1B06 – WORLD RELIGIONS
A comparative study of religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism with special reference to selected texts, traditions and thought.
ENGSOCTY 3X03 – INQUIRY IN AN ENGINEERING CONTEXT II
This inquiry course builds on the skills developed in previous courses, focusing on specific issues related to the role of engineering and technology in society. The course is devoted to the study of one topic such as: automation and employment, technology and the quality of life, the deteriorating environment, or the information society.
ENGINEER 3PM3 – INTERNATIONAL PROJECT AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
This course overviews the use of international projects for a variety of initiatives from setting up new facilities overseas to managing the development of new products. The particular challenges and solutions of international project management are emphasized, including cultural differences, the use of information and communication technologies, and the choice of participants in projects.
ENGSOCTY 4X03 – INQUIRY IN AN ENGINEERING CONTEXT III
Under the supervision of a faculty member, students write an inquiry paper and present their findings orally. Topics for inquiry must bear on the relation of technology to society and have implications for the practicing engineer.
ENGSOCTY 4Y03 – SOCIETY CAPSTONE DESIGN
In multi-disciplinary teams, students will complete a capstone design project that incorporates holistic design, social sustainability, community resilience and aesthetic elements.