Pearson Stream Courses

Pearson stream students will be enrolled in ALL four of the half-courses listed below:

VIC181H1 Events in the Public Sphere: World Affairs
Ambassador David Wright 
This seminar will review current issues in international affairs, focusing on the period from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the present day. The course will examine the politics and practice of foreign policy decision making, drawing on Professor Wright's own experiences, including as Canadian Ambassador to NATO. Subjects will include international institutions (e.g. the UN), the collapse of the Soviet Union and the recent return to confrontation under Putin, humanitarian crises (e.g. Rwanda, Balkans, Libya), September 11 and its aftermath in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and the rise of China. Students will be given a strong foundation for critical thinking on foreign policy.

Corequisite: VIC183H1, VIC184H1, VIC185H1, and a first-year course in HIS or POL.

VIC181H1S Syllabus [PDF]

VIC183H1 Individuals in the Public Sphere: The Life of Quotes and Images
Prof. Ivan Kalmar
This course explores how public service and citizenship are developed. Topics may include the role of law and government, civil liberties, rights and responsibilities, and the role of protest. Emphasis on individuals and movements that have shaped modern memory. Corequisite: VIC181H1, VIC184H1, VIC185H1, and a first-year course in HIS or POL.

VIC184H1 Individuals and the Public Sphere: History, Historiography and Making Cultural Memory
Prof. Anne Urbancic 
A seminar course that examines the contribution of an individual or individuals to the public sphere. The course will explore how public service and citizenship are developed in social, philosophical, and cultural contexts. We will examine our evolving role in developing collective, cultural and counter memory. Corequisite: VIC181H1, VIC183H1, VIC185H1, and a first-year course in HIS or POL.

VIC184H1F Syllabus [PDF]


VIC185H1 Events in the Public Sphere: Social Justice
Prof. Vic Falkenheim 
This course uses events to discuss the nature of society including major revolutions, economic crises, and the impact of significant artistic, cultural and technological developments. Emphasis on our responsibilities towards social justice. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.
Corequisite: VIC181H1, VIC183H1, VIC184H1, and a first-year course in HIS or POL.

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