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HUMS551: Foundations of Research

Provides an introduction to the foundations of research and to the concepts and procedures of qualitative and quantitative research methodology. Covers strategies for critically assessing published empirical research and discusses the roles of epistemological and ontological assumptions in the application of paradigms of knowledge. Reviews issues concerning ethics in research and the function of social values in the process of knowledge construction. Examines core research methodologies and methods used in professional practice. Pre-requisites: One of CAMN 502, DEMN502, HSPB500, JUST502
Course Credits: 3.0

ITAI: Introduction to Academic Integrity

The Introduction to Academic Integrity course illustrates academic integrity and plagiarism in real-life scenarios. A clear sense of academic honesty and responsibility is fundamental to good scholarship, and the integrity of university academic work and the degrees conferred by the university is dependent upon the honesty and soundness of the teacher-student learning relationship and of the evaluation process. Therefore, all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism, and other academic offences. The Introduction to Academic Integrity course serves as a helpful, interactive companion to the academic integrity policy and procedures outlined in the Student Policies & Procedures, which contains the policies and procedures that guide academic life at Royal Roads and support our mission as a university.
Course Credits: 0.0

JUST502: Foundations in Transdisciplinary Justice

Introduces students to the distinctions between multi and interdisciplinary conceptions of justice and transdisciplinary studies of justice. Traces the origins of transdisciplinary studies and examines the integration of natural and social sciences toward the development of holistic approaches to problems in justice. Provides a critique of current discipline-based approaches to the study of justice-related problems through the development of transdisciplinary models of justice within a democratic context.
Course Credits: 3.0

JUST503: Current Issues in Justice

Identifies and applies theoretical and practical foundations for the identification of problems in justice studies and their solutions. Emphasizes the collaborative nature of knowledge generation and the growing interdependence among disciplines for the resolution of complex justice-related problems. Introduces individuals’ role as a bricoleur in the search for justice. Pre-requisite: JS502. *pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

JUST504: Indigeneity and Justice

Examines the concept of justice from non-western, indigenous perspectives and the development of indigenous perspectives for realizing justice. Includes an historical account of the treatment of indigenous people, governmental interventions and social movements aimed at improving justice for indigenous people. Refers to national and international agendas for resolution of long standing issues identified by the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. Pre-requisite: Pre-requisite: JS502. *pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

JUST505: Case Studies in Transdisciplinary Justice

Compares approaches to understanding and addressing injustice through analysis of case studies representing real events. Bridges the theoretical and practical perspectives on justice. Draws on a range of changing topics gathered from current societal issues. As examples, this may include topics ranging from aboriginal rights, health, disability, housing, poverty, racism, gender inequality and environmental issues. Pre-requisite: JS502. *pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

JUST506: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Social Justice

Examines the underlying and historic constructs of, and approaches to, social justice. Explores the critical theories and work of key thinkers across a range of disciplines to unpack issues of power, poverty, equity and social injustice based on individual and collective characteristics (e.g. gender, race, power, ethnicity, socioeconomic standing, religion, or sexuality). Highlights social activism and social movements designed to affect social change, and asks students to reflect on their own impact and relationship to issues of social justice. Pre-requisite: JS502. *pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0