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Courses 2023-24

2023-24 Academic Year 

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UIC-1001 (3) Introduction to Urban and Inner-City

Studies (3 hrs Lecture) The course provides an overview of the dynamics that drive a city's growth and that produce change over time. It considers the social impact of urban change, with particular emphasis on the interconnectedness of the different parts of the city and on the impact of urban change on the inner city. It examines how these changes shape city politics, looking at the political interests and problems associated with the commercial core, older residential neighborhoods near the centre, and burgeoning suburban and exurban areas. It also examines how the three levels of government are involved in shaping and responding to these changes.

UIC-1010 (3) Indigenous Ways of Knowing (3 hrs Seminar/Discussion) Large numbers of Indigenous peoples settling in Winnipeg, and in core neighbourhoods, suggest that students studying urbanism need to be aware that the city and critical issues in the inner city can be interpreted differently. This course offers an introduction to Indigenous ways of knowing through active participation in strategies that facilitate the production of Indigenous knowledge and through comparisons with Euro-American ways of knowing. By taking part in basic ceremony and related practices, students gain an understanding of how First Peoples of Manitoba relate to each other, to the land, to other animals, and to the world. Cross-listed: IS-1010(3). Restrictions: Students may not hold credit for this course and IS-1010

UIC-2001 (3) Community Development (3 hrs Lecture) This course is an introduction to the idea of community development and community economic development. The course considers the principles and philosophy of community development/community economic development, and examines the key elements of CD/CED including neighborhood revitalization,housing development and rehabilitation, employment development and training, and social enterprise. Cross-listed: IS-2301(3). Restrictions: Students may not hold credit for this course and IS-2301.

UIC-2020 (3) Colonization and Indigenous Peoples (3 hrs Lecture) This course examines the Indigenous colonial experience, particularly in Western Canada, and the impact colonization has had and continues to have on the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canadian governments. This course emphasizes the contemporary effects of colonization, particularly as regards identity issues and how they play out in the urban and inner-city environment, and also processes and strategies for decolonization. Cross-listed: POL-2020(3) and IS-2020(3). Restrictions: Students may not hold credit for this course and IS-2020 | POL-2020.

UIC-2035 (3) History of Indigenous Institutional Development in Winnipeg (2 hrs Lecture | 1 hrs

Seminar/Discussion) Indigenous peoples in Manitoba's largest urban centre have long been challenging systemic racism and colonial structures. In this course students learn about the rich history of lndigenous-led resistance and development in Winnipeg from 1950 and into the 2000s. Topics include the development of the Indian Métis Friendship Centre, the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Children of the Earth School, Native Women's Transition Centre (now Indigenous Women's Healing Centre), and Neeginan Centre. Students also learn about a new generation of Indigenous leaders building spaces of hope and resistance in Winnipeg's inner-city neighbourhoods.Cross-listed: HIST-2513. Experimental Course - This course is offered on a trial basis to gauge interest in the topic. Students who successfully complete this course receive credit as indicated. Restrictions: Students may not hold credit for this course and HIST-2513

UIC-2050 (3) Doing Research in the Inner City (3 hrs Lecture) Understanding research and how knowledge is produced is crucial for people who work and live in urban and inner-city spaces. Students examine theory, approaches, and methods of urban research, focusing on inner-city and community contexts. Students learn to select, apply, and practice hands-on methods, and gain skills relevant for careers in academic, community-based, policy, and professional fields. Topics include anti-racist, Indigenous, and feminist approaches to research, power dynamics and ethical considerations, critical and community-based approaches to research design, and the communication and mobilization of research results.Experimental Course - This course is offered on a trial basis to gauge interest in the topic. Students who successfully complete this course receive credit as indicated.

UIC-2210 (3) Introduction to Community Advocacy (1 hrs Lecture | 2 hrs Seminar/Discussion) The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and the War on Poverty that followed gave rise to a North American advocacy movement. With growing concern that people living in poverty required representation to fully assert their rights, storefront law offices opened in impoverished neighbourhoods and Canada's Legal Aid program was developed. This course examines the history and forms of advocacy from individual to public interest, and different models for providing advocacy services. It explores the role that advocacy plays in influencing public policy, particularly with respect to various social and benefit entitlement programs aimed at responding to urban poverty.

UIC-3240 (3) Poverty and the Law (3 hrs Lecture) This course focuses on poverty law as it affects the individual and the community. It offers the student insight into the legal and administrative regimes governing the lives of persons of low or modest income. From the theoretical and practical perspective, it explains how certain laws may act as barriers to the full participation of disadvantaged persons in a free and democratic society. Finally, the course examines how the law can be used to advance the interests of persons of low and modest incomes. Note: This course was formerly numbered UIC-3040 and had the same subject material. Restrictions: Students may not hold credit for this course and UIC-3040.

UIC-3430 (3) Housing and the Neighbourhood (3 hrs Lecture) This course examines the complexity of shelter environments within the urban landscape. The focus is on the North American housing market, the history of housing, and the ways in which traditional and non-traditional markets are defined and understood. The unique characteristics of the modern city are examined as they are manifested in homelessness, marginal housing forms, shelter-induced poverty, suburban decline, and inner-city issues. Emphasis is also placed on current/historical policy and program responses to housing-related issues at the neighbourhood, municipal, provincial and federal level.Cross-listed: GEOG-3430(3). Restrictions: Students may not hold credit for this course and GEOG-3430.Requisite Courses: UIC-1001 or GEOG-1102