Course Description

This course examines perspectives on ideology. Students will explore the principles of liberalism and the progression from classical to modern liberalism. Students will analyze the effect of ideology on the growth of Canada and the impacts on Indigenous, Francophones and Anglophones in the post-confederation period.

Course Details

By the completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Explore the relationship between identity and ideology
  • Assess impacts of, and reactions to, principles of liberalism
  • Assess the extent to which the principles of liberalism are viable


Formerly UPG 360 Social Studies 3. Students who have taken UPG 360 should not enrol in this course.


Successful completion of Social Studies 20-1, Social Studies 20, Social Studies 30-2, or equivalent course.

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Online Synchronous
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Sep 11, 2024 to Nov 27, 2024
Online Asynchronous
Sep 11, 2024 to Dec 03, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $599.00
Section Notes

Prerequisite: Social Studies 20-1, Social Studies 20, Social Studies 30-2, or equivalent

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

To fully participate in the live sessions, students will need: an internet connection, and a reliable headset with microphone.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

It is the student’s responsibility to confirm transcript deadlines with UCalgary Admissions.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registering on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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