This course examines belonging and identity by exploring an individual’s sense of place, sense of self and sense of community in society. Students will engage in a range of experiential learning opportunities across the GTA as they discover their ever evolving identities and place within dynamic communities. Students will use comparative and systematic approaches to investigate and research significant themes in and philosophical questions raised by this evolving sense of identity. They will also examine the development of personal vs social identities as they make connections to others within and outside their own communities. Throughout the course students will have opportunities to make connections to professionals from a range of institutions and communities throughout the city. Students will be expected to apply their findings in the creation of literary works that reflect ideas, issues and themes examined and explored throughout the course.