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Honours B.A. in Social Innovation

Élisabeth-Bruyère School of Social Innovation

  • HTP1103 - People, Social Justice and Ecology

    Social and ecological challenges facing humanity today, and related issues of social justice. These questions will be examined from a perspective of community building and efforts towards ecological and social transformations for a hopeful future.

  • HTP1105 - Critical Analysis, Reading and Writing Academic Works

    Development of abilities to critically read and understand academic works. Focus on formal writing skills: techniques of clear expression and construction of texts, argument development and organization. This course also includes a library laboratory component with focus on research skills, citations, and academic integrity.

  • HTP1106 - The First Peoples in Canada

    Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives on the First Peoples of Canada, cultural diversity, traditional practices and beliefs, relationship with the environment, changing roles and structures influenced by colonization. Contemporary issues faced by First Nations, Métis and Inuit, including cultural genocide and trauma.

  • IPA1123 - Introduction to Group Dynamics

    This course initiates participants to the group phenomenon and to different fundamental concepts, such as group typology, elements of group dynamics, as well as conditions and factors that are part of interpersonal and group communication. Participants learn to be aware of the quality of their participation and to develop their capacity to observe and to interact.

    This course was previously HUM1103 and IGL1103.

  • IPA2128 - Group Intervention and Active Listening

    Focus on the active listening model as applied to group intervention and leadership. Listening skills for interpersonal and group situations such as empathy, congruence, paraphrasing, reflecting, feedback, questioning, process.

    This course was previously ANI2126 and IGL2126.

  • IPA3126 - The Spiritual Dimensions of Leadership and Group Facilitation

    Deepening of one’s conception of spirituality and presentation of various guiding methods adapted to personal development groups: self-training, support group meetings, life experience analysis and planned action. Community cooperation and psychosocial basics are addressed.

    This course was previously ANI3112 and IGL3112.

  • INS2101 - Introduction to Social Innovation

    Social innovation basics, methodological foundation to study the field and best practices.

  • INS2102 - Social Justice and Critical Thinking

    Main contemporary theories of social justice (liberal, critical, catholic, etc.) and issues related to redistribution, recognition, capabilities and accessibility.

  • INS2103 - Social Movements

    Analyzing social situations through the lens of concepts developed by the most important schools of critical thinking and the approaches in social movement studies.

  • INS2104 - Democracy and Civic Engagement

    Fundamentals of democracy, participation and representative government needed to understand and move beyond the framework in which they are embedded within Western societies.

    Students having completed the course DVM4154 Global Studies, Citizenship and Development will be credited for this course.

  • INS2105 - Social and Solidarity Economy

    Overview of social and solidarity economy through a survey of the field’s main texts and its most important initiatives.

    Students having completed the course DVM4150 Social Economy and Local Development in Developing Countries will be credited for this course.

  • INS2106 - Management, Administration and Social Innovation

    Basics of management and administration necessary for the proper functioning of a social organization.

    Students having completed the courses ADM1100 Introduction to Business Management will be credited for this course.

  • INS3101 - Self-Management in Organizations

    Structures, bodies, and modes of operation within democratic organizations.

  • INS3102 - Practical Seminar: Introduction to Action Research

    Basic introduction to action research through getting involved in an organization and/or implementing a project, critically reflecting on the experience.

  • INS3103 - Capitalism, Classes and Inequalities

    Theoretical foundations of Marxist analysis, key concepts and contemporary debates, in particular, current economic and technological changes.

  • INS3104 - Labor Movements

    Analysis of the trajectory and dynamics of social movements focused on issues of class and socioeconomic inequality.

  • INS3105 - Gender and Feminisms

    Theoretical foundations and key concepts of different approaches to feminist and gender studies.

  • INS3106 - Feminist Movements

    Analysis of the trajectory and dynamics of social movements focused on gender issues.

  • INS3107 - Ecology and Environmental Justice

    Major issues and debates concerning ecology and environmental justice, examined through the lens of specific cases.

  • INS3108 - Accounting of Social Organizations

    Financial statements of a social organization and the accounting system that produces them.

  • INS3109 - Mobilization, Framing and Communication

    Tools and techniques developed by social movements to mobilize communities in support of an innovative project. Discourse, design, and public relations strategies in a social innovation context.

  • INS3110 - Anti-Racist and Anti-Colonial Theories

    Theoretical foundations and key concepts of anti-racist and anti-colonial theories (decolonial, postcolonial, indigenous).

  • INS3111 - Anti-Racist and Anti-Colonial Movements

    Analysis of the trajectory and dynamics of social movements focused on issues of colonialism and racism.

  • INS3112 - Project Management and Social Innovation

    Basic notions in project management adapted to the reality of innovative social organizations.

  • INS3113 - New Technologies and Social Innovation

    Analysis of new technology issues for social innovation projects and actors.

  • INS3114 - Accessibility and Ableism

    Study of different strategies to foster the conditions of solidarity needed for organizations to actively include people living with disabilities.

  • INS3115 - Poverty and Social Exclusion

    Analysis of different issues related to poverty and study of the social actors and their strategies in the struggle against poverty and social exclusion.

  • INS3116 - Territories and Local Development

    Major components of a sociopolitical framework designed to help understand issues related to the use of a geographic space and its anchoring in communities and ecosystems.

  • INS3117 - Arts and Social Transformation

    Overview of different art initiatives and projects taking a critical approach.

  • INS3118 - Popular Education and Knowledge Sharing
  • INS3119 - Selected Topics in Democratic Management

    In-depth study of specific topics related to democratic management.

  • INS3120 - Selected Topics in Social Action

    In-depth study of specific topics related to social action.

  • INS4101 - Power Relations in Organizations

    Tools and techniques in leadership development. Study of power relations in organizations’ practices and discourses.

  • INS4102 - Starting a Social Organization

    Key steps to launch an organization: mission, partnerships, team, funding, organizational structure.
    Prerequisite: INS3108 Accounting of Social Organizations.

  • INS4103 - Internship I

    Conducting a complete diagnosis of a specific issue in an organization or participate to the elaboration of a specific project, within or outside an organization. Graded S/NS.

  • INS4104 - Finance and Funding Social Innovation

    Overview of strategies to secure funding and support for new social projects including social finance.

  • INS4105 - Social Innovation and Global Interdependencies

    Study of the interdependencies between the local, the national and global in social innovation.

  • INS4106 - Internship II

    Internship in a social organization or developing an action research in partnership with a social organization (collaboration agreement, project development and identification of research aims and process, conducting the action research, results presentation and reflective analysis). Graded S/NS.

  • ISC3301 - Social Marketing

    Marketing in general, social marketing and advertising and related communication tools. Basic concepts; application of the marketing and advertising approaches to the promotion of social ideas, values and causes: product and audience analysis, identification of marketing and communications objectives, campaign evaluation.

  • ISC3339 - Introduction to Public Relations

    History and basic models of public relations. Main approaches, tools, audiences, work environment. Management, marketing, advertising, public affairs. Case studies.

  • PHI2146 - Social Justice

    Explores, from the perspective of social justice theories, issues such as social inequalities, poverty, refugees, war, and environmental degradation. Examines criticisms of this perspective.

  • PHI3133 - Feminist Ethics

    Examination of the development of critical theories and new ethical models in different feminist currents. How these ethics take into consideration the marginalized voices of oppressed groups.

  • PHI3308 - Ethics and Public Service

    Ethical issues relating to the public sector. Definitions of the common good and of public service. Study of the role of public policy in the functioning of various states and governments, and the implications of their coherence or conflict in the social, political and economic realms.