Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science

Course Information

There are many different course topics for you to explore. You can learn about criminology, social inequality, health, deviance, work, identity, and demography. Studying Sociology helps you to better understand yourself and your social world.

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1020 - Introduction to Sociology Sociology 1020 offered 2017-18

An examination of the major theoretical perspectives in the field of Sociology, methods of empirical investigation of social phenomena, socialization, group structure, principles of social organization, community structure, population and social change.
2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 1.0 course.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 1021E.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2017-2018 1020-001
Class No 2220
Scott Schaffer Tu 4:30-6:30; NCB-101 pdf outline

1021E - Introduction to Sociology Sociology 1021 offered 2017-18

This course will cover the same material as Sociology 1020, but will also provide students with the opportunity to enhance their essay-writing skills while pursuing a project or projects involving sociological analysis.
2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 1.0 course.

Antirequisite(s):

Sociology 1020.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2017-2018 1021E-650
Class No 1009
Suzanne Ricard Online pdf outline
Summer 2017-2018 1021E-651
Class No 1012
Daphne Heywood Online pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2017-2018 1021E-001
Class No 1891
Lauren Barr W 7-9pm; SSC-2028 pdf outline

1025A/B - Society and You Sociology 1025 offered 2017-18

The sociological imagination helps us see how society shapes our lives and how we, as individuals, can change society. It also helps us understand the relationship between problems we face as individuals and issues in society as a whole. We focus on three core issues: inequality, institutions, and social change.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 1025A-001
Class No 4305
Lauren Barr M 12:30-2:30; NSC-1 pdf outline
Winter 2017-2018 1025B-001
Class No 10618
Sean Waite Th 10:30-12:30; SSC-2032

1026F/G - Controversies in Sociology

Conceptions of ourselves and society are often based on taken-for-granted meanings. This course critically analyzes these meanings in order to disclose what likely are their underlying economic, political, religious, educational and gender/sexual themes.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

1027A/B - Life is not Always Fair Sociology 1027 offered 2017-18

In this introductory sociology course, we will challenge commonly held assumptions about individual success, talent and merit. Students will be introduced to important sociological debates about the nature of inequality, and how different social institutions and processes are implicated in the creation and maintenance of this inequality.
2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 1027A-001
Class No 10623
Jennifer Reynolds F 10:30-12:30; SSC-2028 pdf outline
Winter 2017-2018 1027B-001
Class No 4799
Wolfgang Lehmann Mon 12:30-2:30; NCB-113 pdf outline

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2105A/B - The Sociology of Youth Sociology 2105 offered in 2017-18

A general coverage of the literature and issues related to the sociological study of adolescence and youth. Major theories are related to the settings in which young people currently spend their time. The focus is on the practical problems of day-to-day life and the transition to adulthood.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 2105A-001
Class No 2603
James Côté Tu 2:30-4:30; SSC-2020 pdf outline

2106A/B - Technology and Society 

Students will learn about how digital tools have led to the development of a high-tech society characterized by customization, individualism and privatization. The course covers topics such as innovation in the technology sector, Facebook, online surveillance, digital inequality, and immaterial labour.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

2133A/B - Public Opinion

The formation of public opinion by governments, corporations, third sector organizations, and special interest groups. Particular attention will be paid to the role of the mass media. Other topics include: socialization, polling, public relations, propaganda, advocacy, and electioneering.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

2140 - Social Problems Sociology 2140 offered in 2017-18

Survey of issues and theories in the study of social problems with particular attention to contemporary Canadian society.
2 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2017-2018 2140-650
Class No 1018
Cathy Thorpe Online pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2017-2018 2140-001
Class No 2071
Gale Cassidy Tu 9:30-11:30; SH-3345 pdf outline

2143E - Minority Groups

The analysis of racial, ethnic, political and religious minority groups in terms of their relationship to each other and to society at large. Pluralism, assimilation, competition, conflict, prejudice and discrimination are among the concepts to be studied.
2 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

Antirequisite(s):
the former Sociology 143.

2144A/B - Sociology of Education Sociology 2144 offered in 2017-18

A comprehensive study of educational institutions in modern society.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2017-2018 2144B-001
Class No 4255
Lauren Barr W 1:30-3:30; SSC-3022 pdf outline

2151A/B - The Evolution of Cities Sociology 2151 offered in 2017-18

Along with the "Agricultural Revolution" and the "Industrial Revolution" we have experienced an "Urban Revolution". This course examines the shift from rural life to "Urbanism" as our predominant way of life. Cities are analysed from cross-cultural, theoretical and evolutionary perspectives.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 2151A-001
Class No 1839
William Marshall Th 2:30-4:30; SSC-2020 pdf outline

2152A/B - Life in the Contemporary City Sociology 2152 offered in 2017-18

Modern cities offer a multitude of opportunities (jobs, housing, education, goods and services), but with these can come problems (like pollution, crime, and class conflict). This course examines the problems of contemporary city life, as well as the policy initiatives aimed at addressing these problems.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2017-2018 2152B-001
Class No 1840
William Marshall Th 1:30-3:30; SSC-3028

2166A/B - The Organization and Experience of Work Sociology 2166 offered in 2017-18

Reviews trends in the organization of work in capitalist societies, and workers’ experiences of working, with a focus on Canadian society. Emphasis is placed on the changing organization of work, and organizational impacts on workers’ health, skills, and well-being. The links between work and social inequality are also explored.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s):

the former Sociology 2169

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 2166A-001
Class No 10153
Tracey Adams M 10:30-12:30; UCC-56 pdf outline

2172A/B - Advertising and Society Sociology 2172 offered in 2017-18

The social role of advertising and public relations in society. Special emphasis is given to advertising content, the mechanisms of persuasion, and controversies over advertising effects on human behavior and socialization.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 2172A-001
Class No 2757
Gale Cassidy Tu 12:30-2:30; NCB-113 pdf outline
Fall 2017-2018 2172A-002
Class No 2480
Gale Cassidy W 3:30-5:30; SSC-2050 pdf outline
Winter 2017-2018 2172B-001
Class No 3510
Gale Cassidy Tu 12:30-2:30; SEB-2200 pdf outline
Winter 2017-2018 2172B-002
Class No 1582
Gale Cassidy W 3:30-5:30; SSC-2050 pdf outline

2173A/B - Problems in Mass Society

This course provides general coverage of the literature related to the notion of late-modern mass society. It focuses on an analysis of popular culture, education, and the media, with an emphasis on how mass production, mass marketing, and mass consumption have penetrated these institutions.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

2179A/B - Promotion of Community Health

The course examines health from a community perspective. The main focus will be on understanding the influence of the community on health, with particular attention to the relationship between social inequality and health. The course will also consider the implications of a sociological perspective for health promotion policies.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2017-2018 2179A-650
Class No 1016
Cathy Thorpe Online pdf outline

2180A/B - Development and Health Inequalities Sociology 2180 offered in 2017-18

This course covers the health of populations in comparative and historical context. It focuses on the factors behind the recent improvements in health and the causes of large health inequalities. Major health policy issues in both developing and developed countries are investigated, such as reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, smoking, and violence.
2 hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
The former Sociology 2279A/B
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 2180A-001
Class No 6456
Rachel Margolis M 2:30-4:30; SSC-2028 pdf outline
Winter 2017-2018 2180B-001
Class No 6457
Rachel Margolis M 2:30-4:30; SSC-2024 pdf outline

2191A/B - Special Topics in Sociology: Sociology of Sport Sociology 2191 offered in 2017-18

This one-term course will deal with selected topics of current interest in Sociology. Topic and course description will be available at the time of registration.
3 lecture/seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2017-2018 2191B-001
Class No 4564
Daisy Hamelinck M 3:30-5:30; SSC-2028 pdf outline

2192A/B - Special Topics in Sociology

This one-term course will deal with selected topics of current interest in Sociology. Topic and course description will be available at the time of registration.
3 lecture/seminar hours, 0.5 course.

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2202 - Sociology of Aging

A sociological approach to the study of population and individual aging. Various theoretical approaches are studied, followed by an examination of different research strategies. This serves as foundation for examining selected topics such as gender differences, family ties, retirement, health, and living arrangements.
3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from: Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

2205A/B - Statistics for Sociology Sociology 2205 offered in 2017-18

An introduction to the techniques of statistical analysis used by sociologists, including descriptive statistics, the normal curve, hypothesis testing and various measures of association.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

[Courses on the following antirequisite list are treated as substitutions for this course as follows:

  1. Students who have taken a course from the following antirequisite list, will need to replace Sociology 2205A/B Statistics for Sociology with an additional 0.5 Sociology course at the 2200 level.
  2. Students who have completed Social Work 2207 or the former Social Work 2205 must replace both Sociology 2205A/B Statistics for Sociology and Sociology 2206A/B Research Methods in Sociology with 1.0 Sociology course(s) at the 2200 level.]
Antirequisite(s):
Biology 2244A/B, Economics 2122A/B, 2222A/B, Geography 2210A/B, Health Sciences 3801A/B, MOS 2242A/B, Psychology 2810, 2820E, 2830A/B, 2850A/B, 2851A/B, Social Work 2207A/B, Statistical Sciences 2035, 2141A/B, 2143A/B, 2244A/B, 2858A/B.
[ Please consult this more comprehensive pdf list of introductory statistics courses that are antirequisites for each other. ]
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 Sociology course at the 1000 level.

 

Please note that Sociology students registered on main campus must take their core courses (Sociology 2205A/B, 2206A/B, 2240E or 2270A/B and 2271A/B) on main campus or through Distance Studies. We will not consider special permissions for main campus sociology students to take these courses at the affiliated colleges during Intersession/Summer.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 2205A-001
Class No 2481
William Marshall M 12:30-2:30; SSC-3006W 12:30-1:30; SSC-3006 pdf outline
Fall 2017-2018 2205A-002
Class No 2482
William Marshall Th 5:30-8:30 pm; SSC-3014 pdf outline
Fall 2017-2018 2205A-003
Class No 3696
William Marshall W 2:30-5:30; SSC-3006 pdf outline
Fall 2017-2018 2205A-004
Class No 9503
Anna Zajacova Tu 12:30-1:30; SSC-2020Th 12:30-2:30; SSC-2020 pdf outline
Winter 2017-2018 2205B-001
Class No 4256
Anna Zajacova Tu 9:30-11:30; SSC-3028Th 9:30-10:30; SSC-3028

2206A/B - Research Methods in Sociology Sociology 2206 offered in 2017-18

An introduction to the research process and ethical dilemmas faced by sociologists, as well as a survey of the essential procedures used to collect sociological data, e.g. sampling, questionnaire design, and observational field research techniques.
3 hours, 0.5 course

Mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Courses on the following antirequisite list are treated as substitutions for this course as follows:

  1. Students who have taken a course from the following antirequisite list will need to replace Sociology 2206A/B Research Methods in Sociology with an additional 0.5 Sociology course at the 2200 level.
  2. Students who have completed Social Work 2207 or the former Social Work 2205 must replace both Sociology 2205A/B Statistics for Sociology and Sociology 2206A/B Research Methods in Sociology with 1.0 Sociology course(s) at the 2200 level.]
Antirequisite(s):
Social Work 2206A/B or the former 2205, Health Sciences 2801A/B.
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 Sociology course at the 1000 level or First Nations Studies 1020E or Women's Studies 1020E, or enrolment in Honors Specialization in Human Resource Management, or Honors Specialization in Public Administration, or Specialization in Public Administration.

 

Please note that Sociology students registered on main campus must take their core courses (Sociology 2205A/B, 2206A/B, 2240E or 2270A/B and 2271A/B) on main campus or through Distance Studies. We will not consider special permissions for main campus sociology students to take these courses at the affiliated colleges during Intersession/Summer.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 2206A-001
Class No 4257
Stephen Lin Tu 9:30-11:30; Th 9:30-10:30; SSC-2020
Winter 2017-2018 2206B-001
Class No 2483
William Marshall M 12:30-2:30; P&AB-148W 12:30-1:30; P&AB-148
Winter 2017-2018 2206B-002
Class No 2484
William Marshall Th 5:30-8:30 pm; SSC-3014
Winter 2017-2018 2206B-003
Class No 3697
William Marshall W 2:30-5:30; SSC-3028

2212A/B - Women in Third World Development Sociology 2212 offered in 2017-18

This course is an introduction to theories and debates that merge feminist theory with the study of global economic development. In particular, the course will examine changes in the lives of Third World women wrought by development and by their incorporation into global economic and political systems.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from: Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/B, 1027A/B.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 2212A-001
Class No 4258
Tess Hooks W 9:30am-12:30pm; SSC-3006 pdf outline

2228A/B - Social Inequality in Canada Sociology 2228 offered in 2017-18

A study of the causes and consequences of the unequal distribution of prestige, power and wealth and of the ideologies used to defend and criticize inequality. This course focuses on inequality within Canadian society and its institutions.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):

Sociology 2239

Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 2228A-001
Class No 11485
Tess Hooks Th 10:30-1:30; SSC-3028 pdf outline

2229A/B - Global Inequality Sociology 2228 offered in 2017-18

This course introduces students to the study of social inequalities on a global scale both between and within nations. It examines the causes and consequences of this inequality.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):

Sociology 2239

Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2017-2018 2229B-001
Class No 11486
Tess Hooks Th 10:30-1:30pm; SSC-3028

2233 - Social Psychology Sociology 2233 offered in 2017-18

An analysis of the theories and research of human conduct in social settings.
3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 2234E
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2017-2018 2233-650
Class No 3698
Suzanne Ricard Online pdf outline

2234E - Social Psychology

An analysis of the theories and research of human conduct in social settings.
3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 2233
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

2235 - The Family Sociology 2235 offered in 2017-18

Sociological, psychological, and other research perspectives on family structure and functioning.
3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2017-2018 2235-001
Class No 3251
Gale Cassidy Tu 6:30-9:30 pm; SSC-2020 pdf outline

2236A/B - Population Studies Sociology 2236 offered in 2017-18

Students in this course will learn the basic concepts, methods and theories of the study of population. Some topics include: Population History, Population Age-Sex Structure, Fertility, Mortality and Population Health, Migration, Explanations of Nuptiality Change and Canadian Nuptiality Trends, Urbanization, Population and Resources, and Population Change and Policy Concerns.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 2232.
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2017-2018 2236B-001
Class No 5248
Teresa Abada W 1:30-4:30pm; SSC-2020

2237 - Social Change

The study of the sources, patterns, and consequences of change in various social structures within the historical and contemporary contexts. Classic and modern theories will be evaluated, and problems encountered in producing and guiding change will be analyzed.
3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

2240E - Survey of Sociological Theory Sociology 2240 offered in 2017-18

A survey of sociological theory from the historical roots of social science to the present.
3 hours, 1.0 course.

Sociology 2240E or 2270A/B and 2271A/B are mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B.
Prerequisite(s):
At least 60% in 1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2017-2018 2240E-650
Class No 1019
Amanda Zavitz-Gocan Online pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2017-2018 2240E-001
Class No 1584
Robert Nonomura F 9:30-12:30; SSC-2032 pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2017-2018 2240E-002
Class No 3988
Scott Schaffer T 11:30-1:30; SSC-2028 pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2017-2018 2240E-650
Class No 9504
Amanda Zavitz-Gocan Online pdf outline

Please note that Sociology students registered on main campus must take their core courses (Sociology 2205A/B, 2206A/B, 2240E or 2270A/B and 2271A/B) on main campus or through Distance Studies. We will not consider special permissions for main campus sociology students to take these courses at the affiliated colleges during Intersession/Summer.

2242A/B - Gender and Society Sociology 2242 offered in 2017-18

This course considers gender issues including the conceptualization of gender and how gender structures theory and research in Sociology as well as areas of social life such as class and change, demography, race and ethnicity, and health and aging.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 2241E
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2017-2018 2242B-001
Class No 10697
Tess Hooks W 9:30-12:30; UCC-41

2246A/B - Sociology of Health and Illness Sociology 2246 offered in 2017-18

This course examines how health and illness are related to social processes and social structure. We will investigate how the social organization of Canadian society influences and is influenced by the types and distribution of disease and illness. Patterns of health and illness in Canada will be studied in relation to the variables of age, gender, class and race. In addition the impact of stress, work and the environment on the health of Canadians will be addressed. This will be followed by an examination of the social experience of illness.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 2245.
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2017-2018 2246A-650
Class No 1021
Lauren Barr Online pdf outline
Fall 2017-2018 2246A-001
Class No 2758
Anna Zajacova W 9:30-12:30: TC-141 pdf outline

2247A/B - Sociology of Health CareSOC 2247A offered online in Summer 2017

This course examines how health care in Canada is related to social processes and social structure. We will investigate how the health care system in Canada is organized to respond to health and illness. Various occupations within the health care division of labour will be studied. This will be followed by an examination of key institutions involved in the provision of health care, both public and private. Finally, the role of the state in the health care system and various strategies of health reform will be examined.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 2245.
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2017-2018 2247A-650
Class No 2204
Lauren Barr Online pdf outline

2256A/B - Sociology of Corrections

This course is an examination of the evolution of corrections and punishment (penology). It will include the historical development, organization and administration of correctional institutions, as well as the development of various models of punishment (deterrence, rehabilitation, retribution, incapacitation).
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2253A/B.

 

2259 - Sociology of Deviance Sociology 2259 offered in 2017-18

Basic approaches to the study of deviant behavior with special emphasis on problems in concept formation, measurement and theory construction.
3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2017-2018 2259-001
Class No 1704
Kim Ashby Tu 9:30am-12:30pm; SSC-2032 pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2017-2018 2259-200
Class No 2605
Lauren Barr M 2:30-4:30; UCC 37 pdf outline

2266A/B - An Introduction to Criminology Sociology 2266 offered in 2017-18

The sociological aspects of crime in Canada. The measurement patterns, causes and social explanations of criminal behavior will be examined.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from: Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2017-2018 2266A-650
Class No 1010
Lisa Lyons Online pdf outline
Fall 2017-2018 2266A-001
Class No 2606
Sean Waite M 9:30-12:30; SH-3345 pdf outline
Fall 2017-2018 2266A-002
Class No 4263
Jennifer Reynolds Th 1:30-4:30; SH-3345 pdf outline
Fall 2017-2018 2266A-650
Class No 9513
Lisa Lyons Online pdf outline

2267A/B - Youth in Conflict with the Law  Sociology 2267 offered in 2017-18

This course will review sociological perspectives on youth criminal offending and on the legal and moral regulation of youth. Canadian social policies with respect to the criminal behaviour of young persons will also be examined.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2266A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 2267B-001
Class No 4265
Kim Ashby M 9:30-12:30; NCB-113
Winter 2017-2018 2267B-650
Class No 9521
Lisa Lyons Online

2270A/B - Foundations of Social Theory

A comprehensive survey of the founding theories and theorists (among others, Marx, Weber and Durkheim) of sociology, and of the social and historical contexts out of which their theories grew. Students will be introduced to the principal philosophical and epistemological questions concerning the nature of sociological knowledge.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Sociology 2240E or 2270A/B and 2271A/B are mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 2240E.
Prerequisite(s):
At least 60% in 1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

Please note that Sociology students registered on main campus must take their core courses (Sociology 2205A/B, 2206A/B, 2240E or 2270A/B and 2271A/B) on main campus or through Distance Studies. We will not consider special permissions for main campus sociology students to take these courses at the affiliated colleges during Intersession/Summer.

2271A/B - Survey of Contemporary Theory

Continuities in Sociological thinking will be stressed by building upon the insights of the discipline's founding thinkers, while simultaneously exposing students to the rich variety that characterizes contemporary theorizing. Among other approaches, structural functionalism, symbolic interactionism, Marxism, critical theory, feminist theory, and post-modernism will be discussed.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Sociology 2240E or 2270A/B and 2271A/B are mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 2240E.
Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2270A/B.

 

Please note that Sociology students registered on main campus must take their core courses (Sociology 2205A/B, 2206A/B, 2240E or 2270A/B and 2271A/B) on main campus or through Distance Studies. We will not consider special permissions for main campus sociology students to take these courses at the affiliated colleges during Intersession/Summer.

2275A/B - Advertising, Media and Society

This course critically examines advertising as a social institution. Advertising is approached as a powerful industry that shapes our media and cultural landscape, and also as a dominant (but skewed) socio-cultural storyteller.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 3372F/G
Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2172A/B and one of: Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

2281A/B - International Migration in a Globalized WorldSociology 2281 offered in 2017-18

This course examines contemporary international migration from a sociological and demographic perspective. Topics covered may include: migration theories; immigration trends and policies of developed nations; causes and consequences of migration; integration and citizenship; gender and migration; forced migration and trafficking; undocumented migration; refugees; transnationalism and networks; ethnic communities and multiculturalism.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 2232.
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B or enrolment in the Honors Specialization in Urban Development in the Department of Geography.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2017-2018 2281B-001
Class No 9529
Kate Choi Th 9:30-12:30pm; SSC-2020

2298A/B - Special Topics in Sociology: Media and CrimeSOC 2298 offered online Summer 2017

This course examines representations of crime in the media.  Media accounts of crime are important because they shape social attitudes, as well as criminal justice policies and practices.  However, media representations of crime can provide a distorted picture of real crime patterns, and may perpetuate false beliefs, not only about the incidence of crime, but what the most common crimes are, and who commits them. Understanding these potential biases is crucial to developing a better understanding of crime and its impact on society.   
3 lecture/seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2017-2018 2298A-650
Class No 2755
Jennifer Silcox Online pdf outline

2299A/B - Special Topics in Sociology: Aging and Family Ties Sociology 2299 offered in 2017-18

This one-term course will deal with selected topics of current interest in Sociology. Topic and course description will be available at the time of registration.
3 lecture/seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Note: Students who have taken Sociology 2202 (Sociology of Aging) should not take this course.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2017-2018 2299B-001
Class No 9530
Ingrid Arnet Connidis Th 1:30-4:30; SSC-2020 pdf outline

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3260A/B - Sociology of Law Sociology 3260 offered in 2017-18

An analysis of the legal institutions and processes in contemporary society.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
The former Sociology 2260A/B.
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from: Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 3260A-001
Class No 11622
Dale Ballucci Tu 1:30-4:30pm; SH-3345 pdf outline
Winter 2017-2018 3260B-001
Class No 11623
Dale Ballucci Tu 1:30-4:30pm; UCC-56 pdf outline

3301F/G - The Internet and Society 

This course will investigate various internet platforms and the social implications these have for our understanding of social phenomena, such as friendship, work, and privacy. The aim is to not only have a good understanding of Internet theories, but also of the methodological challenges inherent in studies of the sociodigital.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrollment in third or fourth year of Sociology or Criminology Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major.

 

3306A/B - Investigating the Social World: Quantitative Research  Sociology 3306 offered in 2017-18

Mandatory for third-year Sociology students in an Honors Specialization. In this course students will learn to evaluate quantitative sociological research and gain hands-on experience carrying out and writing up a research project that investigates current social issues. Topics include: posing a research question, developing concepts and measures, and analyzing quantitative survey data.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
 Sociology 2205A/B and 2206A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 3306A-001
Class No 2798
Teresa Abada Tu 9:30-12:30; SSC-1032 pdf outline
Fall 2017-2018 3306A-002
Class No 9531
Anders Holm W 9:30-12:30; HSB-9 pdf outline
Winter 2017-2018 3306B-001
Class No 2848
Andrea Willson W 9:30-12:30; SSC-1032

3307F/G - Investigating the Social World: Qualitative Research  Sociology 3307 offered in 2017-18

Mandatory for third-year Sociology students in an Honors Specialization. Students will learn to investigate the social world using content analysis, various methods of observation, and different types of interviewing. Particular attention will be paid to the relationship between epistemology and qualitative research approaches. Students will participate in research practice exercises. Ultimately, students will learn to think critically about sociological research.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 3310F/G, 3311F/G, Family Studies 3230A/B.
Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2205A/B and 2206A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2017-2018 3307G-001
Class No 4164
Stephen Lin W 1:30-4:30; AHB-1B08 pdf outline
Winter 2017-2018 3307G-002
Class No 9532
Wolfgang Lehmann Tu 9:30am-12:30pm; SSC-3014 pdf outline

3308F/G - Work and Health Across the Life Course  Sociology 3308 offered in 2017-18

A sociological approach to the study of work and health across the life course. Issues related to work and health will be considered with special attention to socioeconomic status, gender and age.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Third or fourth year standing in a module in the Department of Sociology, BMOS. BMOS students must have completed 1.0 from: Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2017-2018 3308G-001
Class No 4511
Kim Shuey Th 1:30-4:30; SSC-3010

3312A/B - Wrongfully Convicted Sociology 3312 offered in 2017-18

The course critically explores the phenomenon of wrongful convictions with an emphasis on systemic bias and the intersection of race, gender, class, age, and mental disability; causes of wrongful convictions – eyewitness testimony, informants, expert testimony; forensic evidence; tunnel vision, interrogation techniques; and biases of police, prosecution, and the judiciary.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Prerequisite(s):
Third or fourth year standing in any module in the Department of Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 3312A-001
Class No 4267
Kim Ashby Tu 2:30-5:30; UCC-63 pdf outline

3315F/G - Work and Policy in an Aging Society

The course will examine the interface between work and policy in Canada's aging society. Reciprocal influences of shifts in the nature of work and the aging of the workforce will be studied. Key topics include organization of work, balancing work and eldercare, retirement, pensions, and generational equity.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology, Criminology, BMOS. BMOS students must have completed 1.0 from: Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

3317A/B - Problems of Mass Higher Education Sociology 3317 offered in 2017-18

This course examines the problems that emerge when post-secondary education is provided on a mass scale. These problems include student disengagement and grade inflation, corporatization and the consumer model, and stress experienced by students and professors.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Third or fourth year standing in any module in the Department of Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 3317A-001
Class No 5251
James Côté W 8:30-11:30am; SSC-2024 pdf outline

3320F/G - Youth and Society

This course surveys issues related to the study of the transition to adulthood. Sociological perspectives on the nature and relevance of youth are reviewed, along with historical and cultural variations in coming-of-age socialization contexts, and current institutional influences on the timing and prospects of youth-adult transitions.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology or Criminology.

 

3321F/G - Identity and Society Sociology 3321 offered in 2017-18

An in-depth analysis of social psychological theories of identity, with an emphasis on the social factors influencing the formation and maintenance of various forms of identity.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
The former Sociology 2222A/B.
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 Sociology course at the 1000 level.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 3321F-650
Class No 9533
James Côté Online pdf outline
Winter 2017-2018 3321G-650
Class No 9541
James Côté Online

3323F/G - Sociology of Genocide

Using the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, Rwanda and/or Bosnia as templates we employ a multidisciplinary approach –drawing from criminological, cultural, social-psychological and other approaches – to explore the crime of genocide. Our goal is to understand the factors that lead individuals and groups to participate in mass killings.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
History 3427E.
Prerequisite(s):
Restricted to Year 3 and Year 4 Honors Specialization in Sociology or Criminology on main Campus.

3324F/G - Social Inequality Over the Life Course Sociology 3324 offered in 2017-18

This course examines social factors that affect social inequality in later life from a life course perspective. It introduces key concepts and examples from life course analysis concerning the interdependence of age, gender, class, and racial/ethnic relations as they relate to inequality in health, wealth and income over the life span.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
The former Sociology 2285A/B.
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from: Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 3324F-001
Class No 7003
Andrea Willson Tu 1:30-4:30; SSC-3014 pdf outline

3341F/G - The Social Construction of Gender Sociology 3341 offered in 2017-18

The course will consider the ways in which our view of gender has changed from one that saw gender as an attribute of individuals to one that sees gender as a social construction that shapes social life. Implications of this change for gender inequality will also be explored. 3 hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Third or fourth year standing in any module in the Department of Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2017-2018 3341G-001
Class No 4566
Tess Hooks Tu 9:30-12:30; SSC-3010

3347F/G - Current Issues in Stratification Sociology 3347 offered in 2017-18

The course will examine current theories and research methods in stratification. Consideration will be given to both industrialized and developing societies.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Third or fourth year standing in any module in the Department of Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 3347F-001
Class No 5252
Anders Holm Th 1:30-4:30pm; SSC-3014 pdf outline

3357F/G - Crime and Deviance in the Workplace

This course will survey the empirical research and theoretical issues surrounding occupational and organizational crime and deviance in private and public organizations. What constitutes crime at work is a contested category and attention will be focused on the role power plays in the definition and prosecution of crime.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Third or fourth year standing in any module in the Department of Sociology.

 

3358F/G - Women and Crime Sociology 3358 offered in 2017-18

The objective of this course is to provide an overview of women’s criminality. Throughout this course we will examine how the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, and class inequality create and perpetuate crime. Specific emphasis will be given to feminist criminological theories.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Third or fourth year standing in any module in the Department of Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2017-2018 3358G-001
Class No 3904
Kim Ashby Tu 2:30-5:30pm; SSC-3010 pdf outline

3362F/G - Sociology of Utopia

This course will concentrate on the formation of the Western utopian tradition in sociology, including the ideas of the main theorists of utopia, the history of modern “intentional communities”, and current debates within utopian social thought.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology or Criminology.

3363F/G - Sociology of Terrorism

A sociological examination of the construction, causes, manifestations, and consequences of terrorism. This course explores the discursive construction of "terrorism" from dominant and subaltern perspectives; analyzes the causes and manifestations of terrorist actions; and engages in a comparison of the impact of responses to terrorism by the US and Canada.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Third or fourth year standing in a module in the Department of Sociology.

3364F/G - Selected Topics: Marriage Markets Sociology 3364 offered in 2017-18

Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology or Criminology.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 3364F-001
Class No 9549
Kate Choi Th 9:30-12:30; SSC-3010 pdf outline

3365F/G - Selected Topic

Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology or Criminology.

3367F/G - Population Issues: Race, Ethnicity and Inequality Around the World

This course examines the ways in which social structures contribute to the creation of inequality among ethnic and racial groups around the world. The influence of class, gender, immigration status, neighbourhood context and social policy are focused on in this examination of the sources of race/ethnic inequality cross-culturally.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrolment in year 3 or 4 of one of the Honors Specialization of Honors Double Major in the department of Sociology.

3381F/G - Migration and Family Sociology 3381 offered in 2017-18

This course examines how family needs and within-family dynamics inform decisions to migrate and investigates how migration alters family organization in sending and receiving communities. The course will consider concepts, theories, and data which lend themselves to the study of the interdependencies between migration and family life.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s):
Family Studies 2225
Prerequisite(s):
Third or fourth year standing in any module in the Department of Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2017-2018 3381G-001
Class No 11487
Kate Choi W 1:30-4:30pm; SSC-5230

3398F/G - Independent Study

Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.

Prerequisite(s):
Open only to third year Honors Specialization Sociology students. Students may take only two of Sociology 3398F/G, 3399F/G, 4498F/G, 4499F/G.

 

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3399F/G - Independent Study

Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.
3 hours (reading course), 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Open only to third year Honors Specialization Sociology students. Students may take only two of Sociology 3398F/G, 3399F/G, 4498F/G, 4499F/G.

 

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3404F/G - Modern Sociological Theory Sociology 3404 offered in 2017-18

This course will survey major trends in modern sociological theory.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Recommended for students in year 3 of an Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major offered through the Department of Sociology.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 4404F/G
Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2240E or both Sociology 2270A/B and 2271A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 3404F-001
Class No 3083
Scott Schaffer M 1:30-4:30pm; P&AB-106 pdf outline
Fall 2017-2018 3404F-002
Class No 3252
Robert Nonomura M 9:30-12:30pm; SSC-3006 pdf outline
Winter 2017-2018 3404G-001
Class No 4268
David Calnitsky M 1:30-4:30pm; SSC-3010
Winter 2017-2018 3404G-002
Class No 9551
David Calnitsky M 9:30-12:30pm; WL-257

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4400A/B - Introduction to Multivariate Analysis for Social Science

After a review of basic statistics, the course introduces students to popular multivariate techniques such as multiple regression, analysis of variance, path analysis, and logistic regression. The emphasis will be on using these techniques in social science research and on practical applications with the software SPSS.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Instructor's Note: The course will provide an introduction to statistical concepts and techniques used in social science research. It is designed to provide you insights about how quantitative data is collected and how these collected data are then analyzed for information while placing a special emphasis about the underlying assumptions behind each statistical technique. This is an applied course where the focus will be on (1) the application of statistical techniques to answer empirical questions and (2) the interpretation of quantitative evidence. To accomplish this goal, the course will also provide an introduction to STATA.

Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2205A/B and 2206A/B.

 

4401F/G - Everyday Life Sociology 4401 offered in 2017-18

This course will survey thinkers who sought to understand critically everyday life, such as Marx, Freud, and Benjamin, as well as study the everyday substantively, including such topics as the body and affect, globalization and nationalism, material culture, and consumerism.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2240E or both Sociology 2270A/B and 2271A/B.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 4401F-001
Class No 4798
Michael Gardiner W 9:30-12:30; SSC-5406 pdf outline

4402F/G - Sociology of Spaces

A theoretical examination of the sociological concept of space as referring to both "physical place" and "social realm" or space for social relations and interactions. Examines theories of architecture, urban spaces, spaces of production, consumption, leisure, social networks and the "network society," and the "space of doing sociology".
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 3404F/G. Restricted to Year 4 Honors Specialization in Sociology.

 

4405F/G - Seminar in Sociological Theory

This course will consist of an in-depth analysis of selected schools of thought in modern sociological theory.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2240E or both Sociology 2270A/B and 2271A/B.

 

4407F/G - Criminological Theory and Research

This seminar will review and discuss major criminological theories and related empirical research. The course will examine empirical patterns associated with crime, violence and deviance; as well as the sociology of the criminal justice system.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 4486 taught in 2010, Sociology 4409F/G.
Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2253A/B, Sociology 2266A/B, and enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology and Criminology.

 

4408F/G - Advanced Sociology of Health

Advanced sociological concepts, principles, and methods are used in the study of selected topics pertaining to the medical care system. The selected topics may include health and illness behavior, epidemiology, the health professionals, psychiatric sociology, health care organization, and patterns of utilization.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology, or the BHSc Aging.

4410F/G - Globalization, Democracy and Change

This seminar examines the phenomenon of globalization, democracy, and change. The theoretical assumptions and ideological implications of these phenomena will be discussed in relation to developed and developing countries. Discussions will be informed by the literature on democratic theory and development theory.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

 

4415F/G - Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Gender Inequality

This course will introduce students to a range of recent theoretical formulations, mainly from feminist authors, relating to the conceptualization and investigation of gender and gender inequality.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology, or the BHSc Aging.

4416F/G - MigrationSociologyy 4416 offered in 2017-18

This course will examine issues regarding Migration in both less developed and more developed countries. Topics will include economic integration of immigrants; ethnic communities and settlement patterns; language, diversity and identity issues; gender and migration; economic development; family; models of vulnerabilities and refugees; immigration policies.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 4488F taught in 2009.
Prerequisite(s):
Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2017-2018 4416G-001
Class No 7313
Teresa Abada Th 9:30-12:30; SSC-5428

4420F/G - Race, Class and Colonialism

In analyses of social inequality the concept of class has been assigned a pivotal role, recently it has been overshadowed by the term race. Focusing on colonial expansion, slavery and indentureship, this course will explore the multi-dimensional features of power struggles along lines of class, "race," ethnicity, culture, and nation.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 4485F/G.
Prerequisite(s):
Enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

 

4425F/G - Advanced Sociology of Youth

This course focuses on the debates in this new field, including disputes among theoretical and methodological approaches, and disagreements about how to conceptualize "youth," youth culture, and the lack of youth involvement in adult institutions. The role of public policy is examined in addressing the political economy of youth.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology.

 

4432F/G - Forensics and Criminal Investigation

This course is intended to offer students an overview of various elements of the criminal investigation process, from police detective work to forensic science processes. We will use a sociological perspective to examine such topics as: homicide investigation, cold case files, police investigative techniques, and fingerprinting and DNA processes.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2253A/B and enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology.

 

4434F/G - Social Movements and Protest

This course examines topics such as the development and decline of social movements, why some people become activists, protest tactics, and state repression of activism. As part of this course, students will research and collect original data on a social movement in the community.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrolment in fourth year of Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major in Sociology or Criminology.

 

4437F/G - Advanced Sociology of Deviance: Mass Murderers Sociology 4437 offered in 2017-18

Current theory and research in the Sociology of Deviance.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2017-2018 4437G-001
Class No 6455
Kim Ashby F 9:30-12:30; SSC 5406 pdf outline

4441A/B - Death, Fertility and Migration:
Demographic Analysis of Social Change Sociology 4441 offered in 2017-18

This course introduces students to demographic analysis of social change. Topics covered are fertility, mortality, international migration, aging, and marriage and how demographic methods can be used to study other topics such as education, health inequalities, disability and prison populations.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 4441A-001
Class No 6460
Rachel Margolis Tues 1:30-4:30; SSC-5406 pdf outline

4442F/G - Serial Killers Sociology 4442 offered in 2017-18

This course will critically examine the social construction of serial murder. Its goal is to synthesize historical and contemporary analyses of serial murder, assess the impact of the media on public perceptions of serial killing, and extend our understanding of the etiology of serial murder in contemporary society.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course

Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2253A/B, 2266A/B, and enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 4442F-001
Class No 4269
Kim Ashby M 2:30-5:30; SSC-3327 pdf outline
Winter 2017-2018 4442G-001
Class No 4270
Kim Ashby M 2:30-5:30; SSC-5406 pdf outline

4450F/G - Education and Society

This seminar will look at classical and contemporary theories as well as recent empirical research in the sociology of education. Emphasis will be placed on examining: the relationship between educational institutions and processes and the reproduction of social inequality; and the competing visions of educational reform offered in recent years.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

 

4451F/G - Policing and Society

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of policing through descriptive, empirical, and theoretical research. It offers a balanced overview of who the police are, what they do, and their interactions with different social institutions and groups. Special attention is given to problems and controversies related to policing.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2253A/B and enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

 

4452F/G - The Social Construction of Sexual Deviance

This course will explore the social construction of various forms of sexual deviance from sociological, criminological, historical,cultural, raced, classed, gendered and queer frameworks. The course will examine theoretical conceptions of normalcy versus deviance and move into discussions about both legal and illegal forms of sexual deviance.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 4485F taught in 2011
Prerequisite(s):
Enrolment in fourth year of the Honors Specialization in Criminology.

4455F/G - Theoretical Perspectives on the Sociology of Law Sociology 4455 offered in 2017-18

This course examines law as a social institution; as a product of social organizations and processes. Various theoretical frameworks with different explanations of how the law operates will be examined. Topics to be analyzed include law and social control, violence against women, and factors influencing the outcome of legal decisions.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):

Enrolment in fourth year of Honors Specialization in Sociology or Criminology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 4455F-001
Class No 6462
Dale Ballucci M 9:30-12:30; SSC-3026 pdf outline

4469F/G - Selected Topics in the Sociology of Work Sociology 4469 offered in 2017-18

A seminar course that explores key issues and trends in the sociology of work. Particular focus will be on the relevance of work to social inequality and social relations in a variety of social and historical contexts.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations, or in third or fourth year of the Media, Information and Technoculture Program/Module or Honors Double Major in Sociology.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2017-2018 4469G-001
Class No 9553
Tracey Adams Tues 9:30-12:30; SSC-5230a pdf outline

4478F/G - Advanced Program and Policy Evaluation

An advanced examination of major issues in the fields of program and policy evaluation including the relative value of different designs that can be used in the conduct of this type of applied social research.
0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 3306A/B or the former Sociology 3302A/B and enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology or BHSc Aging.

4485F/G - Selected topics in Sociology: Terrorism

Half-term course dealing with selected topics in Sociology. Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

 

4486F/G - Selected Topics in Sociology:
Social Determinants of Population Health Sociology 4486 offered in 2017-18

The social environment has a central role in shaping patterns of health and longevity within and across populations.  This seminar will explore key social determinants of health including socioeconomic status, demographic characteristics, social relationships, and the broader social context.  We will discuss the complex processes, such as stress and access to resources, through which these social factors “get under the skin” and impact health across the life course.   At the completion of this class, students will have a solid foundation of theoretical and methodological approaches to population health and an appreciation of the current state of research related to the population health disparities.

3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2017-2018 4486G-001
Class No 9554
Anna Zajacova W 9:30-12:30; SSC-5230a

4487F/G - Selected Topics in Sociology: Motherhood and Mothering Sociology 4487 offered in 2017-18

As Adrienne Rich (1976) indicates we are all of mothers born, making motherhood a universal construct. This course critically examines the institution of motherhood with emphasis on the location of the institution within the larger social structure. Thus, the course addresses some of the social, political and economic issues affecting mothers in a capitalist, patriarchal society. However, motherhood is also an experience and an identity. And women experience motherhood differently depending on their race and ethnic background, their economic status, their sexual orientation, and their mental and physical health status. Attention to intersectionality will inform the course.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2017-2018 4487F-001
Class No 9555
Tess Hooks W 1:30-4:30; SSC-5427 pdf outline

4488F/G - Selected Topics in Sociology Sociology 4488 offered in 2017-18

Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2017-2018 4488G-001
Class No 11546
Anders Holm Th 1:30-4:30pm; SSC-5428

4497E - Senior Research Seminar

A full year seminar course involving a complete research experience from conceptualization through data analysis to learning the requirements associated with writing and submitting a journal article. Valuable for students intending to pursue graduate level training.
3 seminar hours, 1.0 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

4498F/G - Independent Study

Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.
3 hours (reading course), 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology, or written permission of Department. Students may take only two of Sociology 3398F/G, 3399F/G, 4498F/G, 4499F/G.

 

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4499F/G - Independent Study

Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.
3 hours (reading course), 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology, or written permission of Department. Students may take only two of Sociology 3398F/G, 3399F/G, 4498F/G, 4499F/G.

 

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