XBC199Y1

2017-18 First-Year Seminars | XBC199Y1: Cross Breadth Categories

A few First-Year Seminars give preference during the first round of enrolment to students with membership in the college offering the course - if this is the case, the college name will be listed beside the course title. During the second round of enrolment, first-year students at any college may enroll if space is available.

Refer to the 2017-18 Arts & Science Timetable for the schedule information of each offering.

2017-2018 XBC 199Y1Y: Cross Breadth Categories, Count as Two Breadth Categories

Categories CCR (1) & TBB (2) | View All
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L0221 Reflections on Women of Colour  
Categories TBB (2) & SII (3) | View All
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L0171 Ideologies and Social Movements in China's Modern Transformation  
L0351 Ideologies and Social Movements in China's Modern Transformation  

2017-2018 XBC 199Y1Y Categories: CCR (1) & TBB (2)

XBC 199Y1Y | Section L0221

Reflections on Women of Colour (1 & 2)
In this course, we will learn about the stories of women of colour through their novels and movies made by them or inspired by their stories. We will study award-winning books and acclaimed movies. We will have thought-provoking discussions. We will explore a number of issues among which: the effects of slavery and patriarchy on modern women, the conflict between tradition and modernity, male-female relationships, female-female relationships, sexism, and racism. We will base ourselves on the assigned readings and movies to try to answer some questions: What makes a woman of colour’s work distinctive? Does a woman from the developing world have anything in common with a woman of colour living in a developed country? Are women’s experiences so ‘universal’ that ‘race’ or ‘colour’ do not matter? Are women of colour oppressed by men and/or Whites only? How does the woman of colour represent masculinity in her work?

Instructor: G. Paray, French
Breadth categories: 1 Creative and Cultural Representations & 2 Thought, Belief, and Behaviour

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2017-2018 XBC 199Y1Y Categories: TBB (2) & SII (3)

XBC 199Y1Y | Section L0171

Ideology and Social Movements in China’s Modern Transformation
This course has two main objectives. The first is to introduce students to the study of modern Chinese history. The second is to introduce a number of core concepts in social science, in particular, to explore the various meanings of the term ideology, focusing particularly on its embodiment in concrete social and political movements. It will seek to understand how ideas shape politics, analyzing the programmatic and socio-political attributes of ideologically driven movements and regimes. A consideration of modern China’s protracted revolutionary crisis from the mid-1800s to the present will serve as the raw material for this exploration.

Instructor: V. Falkenheim, East Asian Studies
Breadth categories: 2 Thought, Belief, and Behaviour & 3 Society and Its Institutions

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XBC 199Y1Y | Section L0351

This course has two main objectives. The first is to introduce students to the study of modern Chinese history. The second is to introduce a number of core concepts in social science, in particular, to explore the various meanings of the term ideology, focusing particularly on its embodiment in concrete social and political movements. It will seek to understand how ideas shape politics, analyzing the programmatic and socio-political attributes of ideologically driven movements and regimes. A consideration of modern China’s protracted revolutionary crisis from the mid-1800s to the present will serve as the raw material for this exploration.

Instructor: V. Falkenheim, Political Science
Breadth categories: 2 Thought, Belief, and Behaviour & 3 Society and Its Institutions

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