Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2017/2018
Canadian Excellence

Contemporary Western Societies
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 2
  • Tutorial/Seminar: 1

This course examines the theories and practices that help situate the "first world" as a geographical, cultural, economic and political space. Particular emphasis will be paid to how globalization is connected to the shifts and complexities of cultures and identities in contemporary western societies. In so doing we investigate the idea of the nation state and recognize the heterogeneity of diasporic space.

Additional Course Information

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Academic Planning Committee Revision March 20, 2017: GS222 Prerequisite changed; effective September 1, 2017.

Senate Academic Planning Committee Revision May 8, 2017: GS222 Title changed; effective September 1, 2017.