A critical understanding of contemporary Canadian issues is essential to being an active member in our democratic society. Students explore a variety of topics and analyze their ethical implications and relevance to Canadian life. Discussions and debates, as well as related interactive activities, offer opportunities to consider recent controversies from different perspectives. Use of a variety of media (e.g. newspapers, articles and electronic resources) allows for indepth reflection on the history of current social and political issues. This course includes mandatory group work. We recommend viewing the course schedule immediately upon logging into the course to view course and group work requirements.