Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Sustainable Development Goal 16 is to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

The courses listed below contain content relative to the pursuit of this goal.  Click through to read more about each course, and to be linked to the course page in the UTSC Calendar.

For more information on the Goal itself, visit


Experiencing Development in Africa


This experiential learning course allows students to experience first hand the realities, challenges, and opportunities of working with development organizations in Africa. 

Canadian Cultural Identities


This course explores the creation or invention of a Canadian national identity in literature, myth and symbolism, mass media, and political culture. 

Environmental Pollution


This course illustrates the environmental effects of urban expansion, changing methods of agriculture, industrialization, recreation, resource extraction, energy needs and the devastation of war. 

Sustainability in Practice


This course is intended for students who would like to apply theoretical principles of environmental sustainability learned in other courses to real world problems.

Knowledge, Ethics and Environmental Decision-Making


Current national, regional and local problems will be discussed in class to help students critically analyze the roots of the problems and possible approaches to decision-making in a context of pluralism and complexity.

Introduction to International Relations II


This course examines how the global system is organized and how issues of international concern like conflict, human rights, the environment, trade, and finance are governed.

International Law


This course introduces students to the foundations of international law, its sources, its rationale, and challenges to its effectiveness and implementation. 

The Psychology of Prejudice


This course examines the nature of attitudes, stereotypes and prejudice, including their development, persistence, and automaticity.

Gender and Disability


This course introduces debates and approaches to the intersection of disability with social determinants of gender, sexuality, class, race and ethnicity.