SOC336 Immigration and Race Relations in Canada Syllabus

University of Toronto, Fall 2016


About This Course

This course examines the impact of 20th and 21st century immigration in Canada, including economic, social, cultural and political impacts of immigration, emerging patterns of race and ethnic relations, and ways in which these have been shaped by Canadian institutions. Specific topics include immigration policy and the impact of immigration on the Canadian population; Canadian attitudes toward ethnic cultures and race; minority ethnic community formation in Canadian cities; economic status and poverty, segmented assimilation, transnationalism, racial conflict, and multiculturalism and race. Comparisons are made with other ‘traditional immigration countries’ (the United States and Australia) as well as other industrial societies now experiencing immigration.