Course Summary

Course Description

Class Afloat - West Island College International is one of the world’s leading experiential education opportunities. This Canadian school offers rigorous and internationally acclaimed academic programmes for Grade 11, 12, University and GAP year students, while sailing aboard a historic tall ship and exploring over 20 ports of call worldwide. Attaining high standards in academic excellence, community service, leadership, and personal development, more than 1500 Class Afloat students from around the world have had the experience of a lifetime, developing as individuals, excelling as citizens, forging lifelong friendships, and exploring the world.

This course introduces sociological concepts, principles and approaches through a focus on social problems in contemporary societies.  Problems to be explored include but are not limited to: consumerism, population growth, hunger, poverty, economic development, environment, disease, indigenous groups and ethnic conflict, peasant protests and resistance, intimate violence, drug use, immigration, and sexual orientation.

This course is run in partnership with Acadia University.

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