Spend a day at Carleton and experience life as a university student firsthand!
Through the Student for a Day program, you'll be paired up with a current Arts and Social Sciences student and get the chance to attend a class, have lunch on us, and learn more about our programs, campus, and professors, as well as all of the amazing resources that make Carleton great.
If you’re interested in being an Arts and Social Sciences student for the day, please fill out the form below and we'll be in touch! If you have any questions about the Student for a Day program before completing the form below, please contact Jesse McClintock.
* * * Schedule your March break (March 13-17, 2023) visit now! * * *
Introduction to Issues in Anthropology (Friday, 2:35-4:25 p.m.)This course introduces students to anthropology through in-depth consideration of selected issues facing contemporary cultures and societies. Selected issue(s) will reflect the expertise of the instructor and could include current debates related to race, gender, development, politics, economics, religion, technology, health and the environment.
Power, Places and Stories in/of Odawang/Ottawa (Wednesday, 11:35 a.m.-1:25 p.m.)This course explores Odawang/Ottawa as a settler-colonial border city built on unceded Algonquin territory and tensions between the national, global and local in Odawang/Ottawa.
Mysteries of the Mind (Tuesday & Thursday, 1:05-2:25 p.m.)This course analyzes challenges faced in understanding the mind and some of the approaches cognitive science has brought to bear on them. Topics may include the nature of knowledge, how we learn, the extent to which human thinking is rational, biases in thinking, and evolutionary influences on cognition.
Indigenous and Canadian Literatures (Tuesday & Thursday, 1:05-2:25 p.m.)A survey of Canadian literary cultures in English from their beginnings to the present that frames them in the wider context of Indigenous writing and storytelling.
Environmental Justice (Monday, 2:35-4:25 p.m.)This course examines contemporary and foundational theories, practice and praxis of environmental justice in Canadian and comparative settings. Combine and communicate about aspects of the physical, built and social environments to understand how uneven conditions develop. Strategies and ideas to move towards greater equity and good environmental relationships.
Global Environmental Systems (Monday & Wednesday, 8:35-9:55 a.m.)In this course, students study principles, processes and interactions in the Earth's environment, emphasizing the flow of energy and matter within global systems. Atmospheric and oceanic processes, earth surface processes, and biogeochemical cycling will also be examined. Case studies focus on the interaction between human activity and the natural environment.
History of the Internet (Monday & Wednesday, 1:05 - 2:25 p.m.)The ‘history of the internet’ is more than the history of a particular package of technologies. It’s a story about power, people, culture, and materials. The ‘internet’ isn’t a thing, it’s a place and since time and space are unified, it’s an age. What is an appropriate frame to study the internet, and once we’ve decided on that, what might we see?
Introduction to Indigenous Peoplehood Studies (Tuesday, 2:35 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.)This course begins by looking at Creation Stories of different Indigenous peoples and builds to discuss Indigenous worldviews, ways of living, ecological relationships, inter-Indigenous relations and diplomacy among Indigenous peoples. Course materials are rooted in self-situated and collective understandings of Indigenous peoples.
Critical Thinking (Tuesday & Thursday, 1:05-2:25 p.m.)This course offers an assessment of reasoning and the development of cogent patterns of thinking. Reference to formal logic is minimal. Practice in criticizing examples of reasoning and in formulating one's own reasons correctly and clearly.
Introduction to Psychology II (Wednesday, 2:35-5:25 p.m.)This very popular course is a survey of topics associated with psychology's role as a social science, including social psychology, personality, clinical psychology, and mental health.
Introduction to Sociology II (Thursday, 11:35 a.m.-1:25 p.m.)This course will further explore and expand upon sociology's key thinkers, concepts and disciplinary subfields. The focus of analysis will shift from the everyday world to social institutions and structural processes. Topics may include globalization, education, media, health, social movements, colonialism, and urbanization.
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