The Social Economy

AP/SOSC 1341 9.0 Introduction to The Social Economy

This course introduces students to the social economy (including co-operatives, credit unions, worker-owned firms, non-profit social service organizations, etc.). It investigates the history of the social economy and its potential contributions to local, regional and international socio-economic development.

Note:This course has been approved in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies for general education credit.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 1341 9.0.

AP/GEOG 2105 3.0 Economic Geography

This course provides an introduction to the geography of economic production units, regional agglomerations of industry, flows of international trade, labour and investment, and the changing political, cultural and environmental context of modern consumption-driven society.

Prerequisites: One of: AP/GEOG 1000 6.0, AP/GEOG 1410 6.0, an introductory course (full or half) in Economics or written permission of the course director.

CCE: AP/GEOG 2100 6.0.

Prerequisites: One of: AK/GEOG 2500 6.0, AS/GEOG 1000 6.0, AS/GEOG 1410 6.0, an introductory course (full or half) in Economics or with written permission of the course director

Course credit exclusions: AS/GEOG 2100 6.0 and AS/GEOG 2105 6.0.

AP/GEOG 3050 3.0 Nature, Power and Society

This course examines the geographic understanding of nature-society relationships. We review popular and scientific theories of environmental change, conflict and conservation, and examine the role that politics and power play in shaping ecological problems and issues.

Prerequisites: 54 credits completed including at least three credits in geography (GEOG) or permission of the instructor.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Prerequisites: 54 credits completed including at least three credits in geography (GEOG) or permission of the instructor. Course credit exclusions: AK/GEOG 3450 6.0 (prior to Summer 2003), AS/GEOG 3050 3.0 and AS/GEOG 3050 6.0 (prior to Fall/Winter 2005-2006).

AP/GEOG 3130 3.0 The Global Economy

This course examines the evolution of the world economy as well as the major institutions that have supported it, and interprets the new geography of investment, production and consumption that accompanies it.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 3130 3.0.

AP/GEOG 3770 3.0 Housing Policy

The course studies Canadian housing policy using the approaches of economics, political science and public administration. The course examines models of housing markets, the effects of housing policies, the politics and process of policy formation and procedures for policy evaluation.

Prerequisites: 54 credits successfully completed, including one of AP/GEOG 1410 6.0 or AP/SOSC 2710 9.0 or permission of the course instructor.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Prerequisites: 54 credits successfully completed, including one of AS/GEOG 1410 6.0 or AK/GEOG 2500 6.0 or AS/SOSC 2710 9.0 or permission of the course instructor. Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 3770 3.0.

AP/GEOG 3800 3.0 Geographies of Work

This course examines the geographies of productive and reproductive labour at multiple scales, including global, national, regional, urban, domestic and personal.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/GEOG 3800 3.0.

AP/SOSC 3240 3.0 Labour & Globalization I: North American Perspectives

This course looks at the post-war assumptions governing the limits and possibilities of trade union action in mature welfare states. It moves to looking at labour in English Canada and Quebec, the US and Mexico, pre and during NAFTA.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 3240 3.0.

AP/SOSC 3241 3.0 Labour and Globalization II: Comparative Perspectives

This course focuses on the changed environment for labour action and the search for new sources of trade union authority and power in the European Community, Russia, Australasia, Latin America and Africa.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 3241 3.0.

ES/ENVS 3510 3.0 Environmental Economics

The application of economic principles to environmental issues is introduced and critically reviewed. Linkages between economic factors, social processes and natural environments are explored. The use of economic principles in deriving solutions to issues of pollution control, resource depletion, and environmental regulation is explored.

Prerequisite: Third or fourth year standing and completion of six credits in ES/ENVS, or permission of the instructor.

ES/ENVS 4510 3.0 Ecological Economics

Provides an introduction to the emerging field of ecological economics. Areas of focus include the appropriate scale of the economy in relation to the environment, the role of discount rates in mediating intergenerational and interspecies equity, environmental valuation, full-cost accounting, environmental risk assessment, and the application of thermodynamic and ecological principles in economic analysis.

Prerequisite: Third or fourth year standing and completion of six credits in Environmental Studies or permission of the instructor.

AP/SOSC 3041 6.0 The Social Economy and Alt. Development

The course examines alternative business and economic structures to those of the private corporation in the contemporary world. Particular attention is paid to cooperatives and worker-owned firms and their impact not just on those who work in such organizations but also on the wider economic environment in which they operate.

Course credit exclusions: None. Open to: Business and Society majors in the Social Economy stream.

Not open to: Non-BUSO majors, BUSO majors not taking the social economy stream, except by permission.

AP/SOSC 4046 6.0 Social Economy Practicum

This course is designed primarily for students in the Social Economy stream of the Business & Society program. It involves students being assigned to an unpaid work placement for a social economy organization in the Greater Toronto Area.

Prerequisite: AP/SOSC 3041 6.0.

Course credit exclusions: None.

Open to: BUSO majors in Social Economy Stream (and other BUSO students with permission). Not open to: Non-BUSO majors except by permission.