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Sociology (SOCI) 380

Canadian Ethnic Studies (Revision 1)

SOCI 380

Revision 1 closed, replaced by current version.

Delivery Mode:Individualized study.


Area of Study:Social Science

Prerequisite:None. SOCI 287 or SOCI 288 is strongly recommended.

Centre:Centre for Global and Social Analysis

SOCI 380 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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SOCI 380 is designed to introduce the study of ethnic and minority group relations from a Canadian perspective. A series of topics illustrate the diversity in historical background and contemporary social status of a variety of ethnic groups in Canada. Some of the theoretical problems associated with the study of ethnic and race relations in a multicultural society are highlighted.


Unit 1: The Sociology of Ethnic and Minority Group Relations

Unit 2: Theoretical Perspectives of Ethnic and Minority Group Relations

Unit 3: Social Class and Ethnic Inequality in Canada

Unit 4: Race and Racism in Canada

Unit 5: Canada's Native Peoples: The Special Problems of Aboriginal Minorities

Unit 6: The French Canadians: Colonizers and Colonized


To receive credit for SOCI 380, you must achieve a course composite grade of at least "D" (50 percent) and a grade of at least 60 percent on the final examination. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:

Quiz 1 Quiz 2 Quiz 3 3 Essays (20% each) Final Exam Total
3% 3% 4% 60% 30% 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials


Bienvenue, Rita M., and Jay E. Goldstein, eds. 1985. Ethnicity and Ethnic Relations in Canada, 2d ed. Toronto: Butterworths.

Braroe, Niels Winther. 1975. Indian and White: Self-Image and Interaction in a Canadian Plains Community. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Krauter, Joseph F., and Morris Davis. 1978. Minority Canadians: Ethnic Groups. Toronto: Methuen.

Rioux, Marcel. 1978. Quebec in Question. James Boake, trans. Toronto: Lorimer.

Other Material

The course materials include a study guide, a student manual, and a book of readings.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 1.

Last updated by SAS  06/02/2015 08:32:08