Undergraduate Courses with Co-operative Content for Students at the University of Saskatchewan
Please refer to the most current Course Calendar for complete information on these and other courses offered by the University of Saskatchewan.
Economics 231.3: Economics of Co-operatives (not offered 2012/13)
Examines the historical background, philosophy, and development of co-operatives, with special reference to the experience and problems of the Prairie economy. Also analyses the economic problems particular to co-operative organizations.
Interdisciplinary Studies 898.3: Co-operatives and Sustainable Development (not offered 2012/13)
Explores issues related to historical and contemporary sustainable development using the co-operative model; the economic behaviour of co-ops; governance and regional development; gender and diversity within the context of co-operative leadership; and legal and political frameworks for co-operative development. Includes fieldwork to contrast and compare co-operative development in developing countries with that in Canadian communities under stress.
Interdisciplinary Studies 898.3: Organizations, Communities, and Social Change (not offered 2012/13)
An overview of the social and economic effects of organizations such as co-operatives and other forms of social enterprise. Focuses on the distinguishing characteristics of social economy organizations, the nature of economic and social development, and the conceptualization and measurement of social impacts. Considers the changing character of communities, evolving conceptions of sustainable development, and links between organizational innovations and multiple dimensions of social change. Gives particular attention to new forms of community and co-operative enterprise, considers the roles of such organizations in a knowledge-based economy, and addresses the challenge of transformative change as exemplified by a transition to a knowledgeable social economy.
Law 462.3: Co-operative Law (not offered 2012/13)
A study of the co-operative corporation as a business form and the theory of co-operative enterprise. Topics include incorporation, members’ rights, directors’ duties and obligations, and taxation. The class also considers co-operatives in a broader, social perspective.
Public Policy 805.3: Economics for Public Policy Analysis (not offered 2010/11)
Provides an economic framework for the analysis of public policy; uses microeconomic concepts to examine when and how the government should intervene in the economy; examines the circumstances under which government involvement is most likely to be desirable; considers the key instruments that government uses in its intervention; pays particular attention to how people and firms behave and how they are likely to respond to policy instruments; develops key concepts associated with cost-benefit analysis and shows how these concepts are used in the analysis of public policy.
Instructor: Rose Olfert
Sociology 204.3: Rural Sociology
Analysis of social change in rural areas with emphasis on links between the social organization of resource-based industries and the social characteristics of rural communities. Focus is mainly rural Canada, but also considers international rural development issues.
Instructor: Michael Gertler
Sociology 206.3: The Community
Examines communities as forms of social organization, and community as a particular kind of social relationship. Through research problems and case studies, examines power, politics, and resistance in contemporary communities.
Instructor: Michael Gertler