FULL-TIME | INTERLAKE CAMPUS SOCCF-DP Social Innovation and Community Development

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ACCT-1057Financial Accounting
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The ability to understand financial statements to make sound strategic decisions is paramount to the success of any profit or not-for-profit organization, In this course, students will learn basic accounting principles and use them to prepare the financial tools used in community development and social entrepreneurship: budgets, cash flow projections, monthly financial statements, and annual reports. They will use the accounting software learned in the first term computer course.

ACCT-1071Accounting FundamentalsRPL
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In this course, the student will be introduced to fundamental accounting principles, concepts and techniques. This course will focus on double-entry bookkeeping and the preparation of financial statements focusing on sole proprietorship. Period end processes, such as adjusting accounts and the closing process are also discussed. The result is a complete presentation of the accounting cycle for service and merchandise businesses. Throughout the course, interpreting financial statements from a non-accounting manager perspective will be included.


ACCT-2071Financial AccountingRPL
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This course builds on the knowledge the student developed in the Accounting Fundamentals course. It begins with a detailed view of adjusting and closing entries followed by an examination of inventory costing methods and accounts receivable, short-term notes receivable, capital assets and current liabilities. Accounting for partnerships along with an introduction to corporation accounting covering the issuance of shares and dividends will also be examined in this course. Other topics covered include accounting for non-current liabilities and the statement of cash flows.

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ADMN-1010Introduction to Canadian BusinessRPL
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This course is designed to introduce the student to the complexities of the Canadian business environment. Exposure to business frameworks, accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resource management and operations management will be provided. Special emphasis is placed on small business; the driver of the economy and creator of most new jobs. The course will include case studies, applications, and analyses of Canadian businesses.

COMM-1173Communication Strategies
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Everyone communicates, but are they doing it well? Communicative competence takes practice and self-awareness. By developing their communication skills, the student will improve their interpersonal ability, intercultural competence, and digital fluency to prepare the student for success in the workplace. In Communication Strategies, the student will learn through discovery and project-based activities to practice approaching situations critically and collaboratively. The strategies the student will gain in this course will be useful throughout their program and in their chosen industry.

COMM-2055Client Relationships
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This course further develops the student's communication skills as they apply to the world of business. The student will learn to select appropriate modes of communication and practice with applying different types of strategies in managing client relationships and building networks. The significance of teamwork in business through participation in group work will be examined. The student will also practice and develop client interview skills applicable in all areas of business to support internal and external customer service, problem solving, needs assessment and sales. Technologies will be explored including the application of Customer Relationship Management (CRM). The student will also submit a series of documents used in business communication. 

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COMM-2175Communication for Social Innovation
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Welcome to Communication for Social Innovation! In this course, students will continue to build their communication skills by exploring the specific communication techniques used in careers in social innovation and community development. They will continue to practice and apply the active listening, intercultural, and social awareness strategies necessary to facilitate communication and advocacy between communities and government. Students will use a variety of communication channels, both written and spoken, to practice communicating professionally, inclusively, collaboratively, and empathetically with diverse audiences.

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COMP-1255Business ApplicationsRPL
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This course is offered in a blended format featuring online content with in class workshops on current topics in computing. This is a hands-on course where the student will develop skills in the use of Windows, Word, and PowerPoint, advanced skills in Excel and exposure to relational databases. A final project integrates these applications.

COMP-1264Computer Applications for Social Innovation
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Students will be introduced to a wide range of current, relevant computer software applications which support community development and social innovation initiatives. They will explore appropriate tools for networking, collaborating, creating documents and presentations, and managing research and projects.. These skills will be immediately applied to activities in other courses, individually and in teams, and to their work after graduation. Students will also be coached in methods for assessing the usefulness of various computer software applications as technology evolves.

DEVE-1041Indigenous Knowledge and Leadership
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Students will explore traditional knowledge systems embedded in Indigenous community practices. They will be introduced to the different protocols and ceremonies followed in Indigenous communities and instructed in ways to participate or observe respectfully. Students will explore the relationships between Indigenous peoples and the natural environment and Indigenous worldviews. Pre-colonial and contemporary leadership structures, and nation-to-nation and international agreements will be reviewed. Global, federal, and local perspectives on Indigenous leadership, resistance, and reconciliation will be presented. This course lays a foundation of insight that supports learning in more advanced courses.

DEVE-1042Foundations of Social Innovation
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In this foundational course, students will be introduced to social ideas in action: how new ideas are created, developed, and applied in line with the values, principles, concepts, and strategies currently used to mobilize change and address social inequality through community-based initiatives. They will be introduced to a range of social enterprises and community development agencies in Canada and around the world, and explore opportunities that social enterprises and community development agencies have created to address social needs. This course provides students with the information needed to make a choice between specializing in community development or social entrepreneurship.

DEVE-1043Social Innovation Capstone
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In small teams, using current project management tools and procedures, students will be matched with a community organization to undertake a project addressing the client’s challenge. The team will create an opportunity for expansion, scale, or greater effectiveness or innovation. They will be supervised by the instructor in partnership with the community supervisor. There will be opportunities for connections with other courses, such as Applied Economics and Reconciling Our Economic Futures. Each student is graded on participation, productivity, and professionalism. The project will provide the students with work-integrated experience and an opportunity to work closely with a potential employer.

ECON-1009Applied Economics
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While governments, non-profits, businesses, and social enterprises distribute resources in a variety of ways, they are built on values that are all interconnected in order for communities and economies to thrive. This course will explore the 45+ continuum of values, principles and theories that support or hinder participation within microeconomics and macroeconomics as applied to the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities where people work and live.

ECON-1041Reconciling Our Economic Futures
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Reconciliation represents many things to many people. As we continue on a path to truth and reconciliation in Canada, this generation will define what reconciliation means to them. Students will be introduced to different perspectives on, and examples of economic reconciliation. They will be guided in the process of exploring and establishing their own understanding of reconciliation which will inform their professional development and understanding of second-year courses. This course incorporates examples of reconciliation from across Canada and includes a wide range of speakers who represent different parts of the country.

FNCE-1010Financial Literacy
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A basic understanding of money – how it is made, managed, and invested – is fundamental to our day-to-day lives. Financial literacy should be learned and reinforced throughout life as our needs change. This course will increase students’ financial knowledge and skills by teaching them how to manage their income, track their expenses, and set and achieve their financial goals. Students will learn how to track expenses and manage personal debt. They will also be introduced to different banking products and budget creation techniques that will help them hone the skills, knowledge, and confidence required to make responsible financial decisions.

HUMR-1064Human Resource Management
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This course introduces the student to the comprehensive responsibilities of Human Resource Management in today’s evolving and diverse business environment. The student will learn how Human Resource Managers apply best practices, provide value, manage the global marketplace, and oversee talent in the workplace. Specific emphasis will be placed on the topics of recruitment, job analysis, legal compliance, human capital, training, performance management, and building and maintaining stakeholder relationships.

LANG-1050Anishinaabemowin Culture and Language 1
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This course will focus on the knowledge and application of the basic grammatical structure of the Anishinaabemowin double vowel writing system utilizing Anishinaabe cultural perspectives and knowledge as the context and content. The students will be able to speak, read and write the Anishinaabemowin language at an introductory level.

LANG-1051Anishinaabemowin Culture and Language 2
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This course will continue to focus on language proficiency utilizing Anishinaabe cultural worldview and teachings as the context and content. The students will expand on their ability to speak, read and write the Anishinaabemowin language at an introductory to intermediate level using the Double Vowel writing system.

MATH-1078Business Mathematics
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This foundational course demonstrates the importance of mathematics in today’s business environment. Through a modular design, the student will explore the terminology, characteristics, and calculations of business measures as they relate to general business skills, accounting, human resource management, logistics, marketing, and financial services

MGMT-1093Conflict Resolution
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This course will examine a range of perspectives, practices, and strategies for resolving conflict. Through readings and hands-on activities, the student will explore the history and causes of conflict and discover how individuals act and react in different conflict situations. The student will apply the materials in this course to their own experiences, contexts, and settings, and develop an integrative perspective in which the implication of different theories and research for conflict resolution practice is understood. The student will also apply strategies for resolving conflict and develop skills for positive, performance evaluation. By exploring Indigenous approaches to conflict resolution, the student will learn to appreciate the importance of culture in conflict resolution. The student will also review a number of tools for conducting self-assessments and identifying their personality profile to develop greater self-awareness and Emotional Intelligence.

MRKT-1017Marketing Foundations
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This course focuses on the high level role that marketing plays in strategic planning and organizational management. This course takes a student-centred approach to the current customer-focused marketing landscape in today’s digital and global world. The student will gain an in depth understanding of the marketing mix and the impact these elements have on the marketing process. The student will apply the broad framework of market segmentation using the concepts of segmentation, targeting and positioning (STP). The student will segment a market by organizing the market into groups, use targeting to send a message to potential segments, and use positioning to identify how customers view a product or service.

PROJ-1011Basic Project Management
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This course provides the fundamental aspects and principles of project planning including initiating, planning, executing and controlling a project from start to finish, on budget and on time. Project Managers are required by every business and community organization to manage multiple projects for employers and clients. These skills also apply to student balancing responsibilities and assignments at home, work and school. This course will focus on developing a strong foundation in Project Management.

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