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SOCI 313: Conceptions of Disability

(CRN 14081) An introduction to the field of disability studies, this course examines the ways in which disabled people and disability issues are defined and treated in contemporary society. Social and political conceptions of disability are contrasted with medical and individualistic definitions of disability with the aim of developing a critique of taken-for-granted conceptions of normal bodies, minds, and senses. Communitybased contributions and responses to disability knowledge are emphasized and common ideas and assumptions about disability are situated historically to illustrate changing relations to disability over time, and to the role of disability knowledge in social change. The experience of disability will be stressed. Three credits.

 

SOCI 314: Disability and Culture

(CRN 22168) Beginning with the understanding that disability is a social phenomenon, this course provides students with the tools to analyze such cultural conceptions as normalcy-abnormalcy, ability-inability, independence-dependence. Students will examine cultural representations of disability that marginalize and oppress disabled people, and explore the ways in which cultural representations of disability differ from experiential accounts. These representations are analyzed from an international perspective, with a focus on how disability has been represented in Canadian social policy, the media, helping professions, and the education system. Three credits.

 

 

SOCI 315: Addictions

(CRN 14082) In this course we investigate drug and alcohol addiction as an epidemic social problem from several key perspectives. Social theories are used to explore subcultures of addiction, race and racism, addiction’s impact on women, and how addiction is understood and experienced in Canada. Credit will be granted for only one of SOCI 315 and SOCI 395. Three credits.

 

 

SOCI 398: Sociology of Fear

CRN (22174) This course brings a sociology of emotions to examine various contemporary and historical understandings of fear. Students will be invited to consider the role of fear in divisive politics at the intersections of social class, race and gender, as well as how fear is relevant to climate change, democracy and even, pleasure. Three credits.

SOCI/WMGS221: Marriage and Family Life

(CRN 14078/14079) This course analyzes the marriage and family life from a sociological perspective. It provides an overview of social changes over the past century, such as the falling birth rate, the rise in cohabitation and the legalization of same-sex marriage. Topics include marriage and fertility trends, the rise of intensive parenting and the dual earner family, the normalization of separation and divorce, the social cost of family violence, and how technology is influencing parenting. Credit will be granted for only one of SOCI 221, SOCI 210, or WMGS 210. Cross-listed as WMGS 221. Three credits

 

 

Spring 2024 Module 1: Assessing, Introducing, and Developing Strategies for Professional Development

Module 1: Assessing, Introducing, and Developing Strategies for Professional Development

The StFX Centre for Online Learning & Professional Studies is pleased to offer this six-week, non-credit course in Assessing, Introducing, and Developing Strategies for Professional Development. This course offers practical strategies for improving skills in assessing, introducing, and developing strategies for professional development.

Participants will be guided synchronously through weekly topics such as assessing training needs, introduction to research, acknowledging the various styles of learning, developing learning objectives, and designing instruction initiatives. Topics will be reinforced through interactive activities, group engagement and instructor feedback.

Synchronous Class Dates:Wednesdays, 7-10pm (Atlantic Time), April 3rd – May 8th, 2024

Participants will earn a Certificate in Professional Development & Facilitation when they have completed both Module 1: Assessing, Introducing, and Developing Strategies for Professional Development and Module 2: Facilitating, Implementing, and Evaluating Effective Learning Outcomes.

Spring 2024 Module 2: Facilitating, Implementing, and Evaluating Effective Learning Outcomes

Module 2: Facilitating, Implementing, and Evaluating Effective Learning Outcomes

Participants must complete Module 1: Assessing, Introducing, and Developing Strategies for Professional Development prior to completing this module.

The StFX Centre for Online Learning & Professional Studies is pleased to offer this six-week, non-credit course in Facilitating, Implementing, and Evaluating Effective Learning Outcomes. This course offers practical strategies for improving skills in facilitating, implementing, and evaluating effective learning outcomes.

Participants will be guided synchronously through weekly topics such as facilitating learning, lifelong learning principles, implementing theories of practice and learning, understanding change management strategies, and evaluating learning principles. Topics will be reinforced through interactive activities, group engagement and instructor feedback.

Synchronous Class Dates: Wednesdays, 7-10pm (Atlantic Time), May 15th – June 19th, 2024

Participants must complete Module 1: Assessing, Introducing, and Developing Strategies for Professional Development prior to completing this module.

Participants will earn a Certificate in Professional Development & Facilitation when they have completed both Module 1: Assessing, Introducing, and Developing Strategies for Professional Development and Module 2: Facilitating, Implementing, and Evaluating Effective Learning Outcomes.

STAT 101: Introductory Statistics

(Spring CRN 14083 | Summer CRN 22169)
This course will give an introdcution to descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include descriptive statistics, graphical display of data, random variables and probability distributions, parameter estimations, hypothesis testing and simple linear regression. Students will learn to use statistical software tools to identify bias in data collections, organize and summarize data, make inferences from data, and be able to test the significance of the results. Acceptable for credit in the Faculties of Arts and Business, and the Departments of Human Kinetics, Human Nutrition and BSc Nursing. Credit will be granted for only one of STAT 101, STAT 201, STAT 224, STAT 231, PSYC 290 (292), HKIN 301. Three credits. 

 

StFX Library Workshops

The Library provides a variety of library skills workshops, including Library Research 101, Managing References with Zotero, Citing Your Sources, and Data, among others. Workshops are free of charge and open to all. Participants can choose a workshop and register online. 

Transforming Practice, Learning Equity, Learning Excellence

Background and Goals:

StFX recognizes that we are stronger when we honour our differences. Valuing and promoting equity, diversity and inclusion creates a campus community where we support the needs and aspirations of our students, faculty and staff by being creative, adaptable and inclusive in our practice and policies. We provide opportunities to members of all communities to participate, engage and belong.

The Transforming Practice: Learning Equity, Learning Excellence curriculum aims to address an existing gap in professional development opportunities for faculty and student services professionals in higher education in Nova Scotia. 

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