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  SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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):
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2018-2019 1020-001
Class No 2116
Scott Schaffer Tu 4:30-6:30; HSB 40

1021E - Introduction to Sociology SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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):

Main campus Sociology 1020
Brescia, Huron, King's: Sociology 1020, Sociology 1020W/X.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2018-2019 1021E-001
Class No 1819
Lauren Barr W 10:30am-12:30pm; SSC 2032
Summer 2018 1021E-650
Class No 1129
Suzanne Ricard Online pdf outline

1025A/B - Society and You SOC 1025 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 2018-2019 1025A-001
Class No 3943
Sean Waite Th 10:30-12:30; UCC 56
Winter 2018-2019 1025B-001
Class No 7069
Lauren Barr M 12:30-2:30; NCB 113

1026F/G - Controversies in SociologySOC 1026 will be offered in 2018-2019

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.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2018-2019 1026F-650 Robert Nonomura Online pdf outline

1027A/B - Life is not Always Fair SOC 1027 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 2018-2019 1027A-001
Class No 7074
Wolfgang Lehmann M 12:30-2:30; UCC 146 pdf outline
Winter 2018-2019 1027B-001
Class No 4361
Daisy-Mae Hamelinck Th 10:30-12:30; B&GS 0165

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2105A/B - The Sociology of Youth

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.

2106A/B - Technology and Society  SOC 2106 will be offered in 2018-2019

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.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2018-2019 2106B-001
Class No 9524
Anabel Quan-Haase M 10:30am-12:30pm; SSC 2032

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 SOC 2140 will be offered in 2018-2019

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

Fall-Winter 2018-2019 2140-001
Class No 1981
Gale Cassidy Tu 9:30-11:30am; SH 3345
Summer 2018 2140-650
Class No 1133
Cathy Thorpe Online 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 SOC 2144 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 2018-2019 2144B-001
Class No 3903
Wolfgang Lehmann W 1:30-3:30pm; SSC 2036
Summer 2018 2144A-650
Class No 3329
Lauren Barr Online pdf outline

2151A/B - The Evolution of Cities 

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.

2152A/B - Life in the Contemporary City 

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.

2166A/B - The Organization and Experience of Work SOC 2166 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 2018-2019 2166A-001
Class No 6854
Tracey Adams M 10:30-12:30; SSC 2032

2172A/B - Advertising and Society SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 2018-2019 2172A-001
Class No 2597
Gale Cassidy Tu 12:30-2:30pm SH 3345;
Fall 2018-2019 2172A-002
Class No 2348
Gale Cassidy Mon 3:30-5:30; UCC 146
Winter 2018-2019 2172B-001
Class No 3271
Gale Cassidy Tu 12:30-2:30pm; NCB 113
Winter 2018-2019 2172B-002
Class No 1529
Gale Cassidy Mon 3:30-5:30pm; UCC 146

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.

2180A/B - Development and Health Inequalities SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 2018-2019 2180A-001
Class No 5633
Rachel Margolis Tu 2:30-4:30pm; SSC 2032
Winter 2018-2019 2180B-001
Class No 5634
Rachel Margolis M 2:30-4:30pm; SSC 2032

2191A/B - Special Topics in Sociology: Sport and Society SOC 2191 will be offered in 2018-2019

The purpose of this course is to teach students to think critically about sport in contemporary society. Students will be introduced to a wide range of sporting ‘issues’, such as violence, cheating, doping, and corruption as well as broad sociological themes that can be examined using sport as a lens to view society, such as social class, gender, and racial inequality. Students will be encouraged to question the typical ‘positive’ understandings of sport and engage critically with discussions centred on sporting ideologies, e.g. playing through pain, winning at all costs, masculinity, etc. Mainstream theoretical frameworks will be introduced and applied to shed light on aspects of sport often hidden from view. The main goal is to challenge the idea of sport as an innocuous and unimportant leisure pursuit, to consider its social, cultural, political and economic significance, and its rise to significance, in our present globalized and commercialized society. This course will incorporate opportunities for experiential learning through cooperative learning techniques, in-class demonstrations, and in-class/online discussions.
3 lecture/seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2018-2019 2191B-001
Class No 4172
Daisy-Mae Hamelinck W 2:30-4:30; 3M 3250

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.

2200 Level Courses

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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 SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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):
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 2018-2019 2205A-001
Class No 2349
Anna Zajacova M 1:30-4:30pm; P&AB 148
Winter 2018-2019 2205B-001
Class No 3904
Tues 9:30-11:30am; SSC 2020
Thurs 9:30-10:30am; SSC 2020
Winter 2018-2019 2205B-002
Class No 9516
Scheim Th 5:30-8:30 pm; SSC 2020
Winter 2018-2019 2205B-003
Class No 9517
Patrick Denice Wed 10:30am-1:30pm; SSC 3028

2206A/B - Research Methods in Sociology SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 2206 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):
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 2018-2019 2206A-001
Class No 3905
Stephen Lin Tu 9:30-11:30am; SSC 2020
Th 9:30-10:30am; SSC 2020
Fall 2018-2019 2206A-002
Class No 9525
Stephen Lin Th 5:30-8:30 pm; SSC 2020
Fall 2018-2019 2206A-003
Class No 9526
Megan MacCormac Wed 10:30am - 1:30pm; SSC 3028
Winter 2018-2019 2206B-001
Class No 10412
Eugena Kwon M 1:30-4:30; FNB 3210

2212A/B - Women in Third World Development SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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):
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2018-2019 2212A-001
Class No 3906
Tess Hooks W 9:30am-12:30pm; SSC 2020

2227A/B - Social Change and Development SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

This course examines the sources, patterns and consequences of social change, in North America and globally, and in both historical and contemporary contexts.
2 hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2018-2019 2227A-001
Class No 11331
Tess Hooks Mon 2:30-5:30pm; WL 258

2228A/B - Social Inequality in Canada SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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):

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 2018-2019 2228A-001
Class No 7554
Tess Hooks Th 10:30am-1:30pm; SSC 2020
Winter 2018-2019 2228B-650
Class No 9555
Tess Hooks online

2229A/B - Global Inequality SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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):

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 2018-2019 2229B-001
Class No 7555
Tess Hooks Th 10:30am-1:30pm; SSC 2020

2233 - Social Psychology SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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

Antirequisite(s):
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 2018-2019 2233-650
Class No 3437
Suzanne Ricard Online

2234E - Social Psychology

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

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

2235 - The Family SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 2018-2019 2235-001
Class No 3054
Gale Cassidy Tu 6:30-9:30 pm; SSC 2020

2236A/B - Population Studies SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2018-2019 2236B-001
Class No 4734
Teresa Abada W 12:30-3:30pm; AHB 2B02

2240E - Survey of Sociological Theory SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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

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

Antirequisite(s):
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.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2018-2019 2240E-001
Class No 1530
Robert Nonomura F 9:30am-12:30pm; SSC 2032
Fall-Winter 2018-2019 2240E-002
Class No 3691
Scott Schaffer Tues 11:30am-1:30pm; MC 105B
Fall-Winter 2018-2019 2240E-650
Class No 6424
Amanda Zavitz-Gocan Online
Summer 2018 2240E-650
Class No 1134
Amanda Zavitz-Gocan Online

2242A/B - Gender and Society SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 2282F/G or the former 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 2018-2019 2242B-001
Class No 7132
Tess Hooks W 9:30-12:30pm; SSC 2020

2246A/B - Sociology of Health and Illness SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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):
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 2018-2019 2246B-001
Class No 9570
Anna Zajacova Th 1:30-4:30pm; SSC 2020

2247A/B - Sociology of Health Care SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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):
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 2018 2247A-650
Class No 3609
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):

 

2259 - Sociology of Deviance SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 2018-2019 2259-001
Class No 1641
Kim Ashby Tues 10:30-12:30pm; SSC 3022
Thurs 10:30-11:30am; SSC 3022
pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2018-2019 2259-200
Class No 2458
Lauren Barr Thurs 3:30-5:30pm; SSC 2028

2266A/B - An Introduction to Criminology SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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

Fall 2018-2019 2266A-001
Class No 2459
Sean Waite M 9:30-12:30pm; TC 141 pdf outline
Fall 2018-2019 2266A-002
Class No 3907
Jennifer Reynolds W 1:30-4:30pm; SEB 1200
Winter 2018-2019 2266B-650
Class No 9572
Lisa Lyons Online
Summer 2018 2266A-650
Class No 1130
Lisa Lyons Online pdf outline

2267A/B - Youth in Conflict with the Law SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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):

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2018-2019 2267A-650
Class No 9571
Lisa Lyons Online
Winter 2018-2019 2267B-001
Class No 3908
Jennifer Reynolds Wed 1:30-4:30pm; SEB 1059

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

Antirequisite(s):
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):
Prerequisite(s):

 

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):
Prerequisite(s):

 

2281A/B - International Migration in a Globalized World

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

 

2298A/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.

2299A/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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3260A/B - Sociology of Law SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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):

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2018-2019 3260A-001
Class No 7659
Brenda Kobayashi F 9:30-12:30pm; SEB 1200
Winter 2018-2019 3260B-001
Class No 7660
Dale Ballucci Mon 9:30-12:30pm; UCC 56

3301F/G - The Internet and Society SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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):

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2018-2019 3301F-001
Class No 9588
Anabel Quan-Haase Tu 9:30-12:30pm; SSC 3010

3306A/B - Investigating the Social World: Quantitative Research SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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):

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2018-2019 3306A-001
Class No 2633
Teresa Abada Tu 9:30-12:30pm; SSC 1032
Fall 2018-2019 3306A-002
Class No 6450
Anders Holm W 9:30-12:30pm; SH 1310
Winter 2018-2019 3306B-001
Class No 2682
Stephen Lin W 9:30-12:30; SSC 1032

3307F/G - Investigating the Social World: Qualitative Research SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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):
Prerequisite(s):

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2018-2019 3307G-001
Class No 3827
Tracey Adams Tu 9:30am-12:30pm; SSC 3006 pdf outline
Winter 2018-2019 3307G-002
Class No 6451
Wolfgang Lehmann Th 9:30-12:30; SSC 3010

3308F/G - Work and Health Across the Life Course SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 2018-2019 3308G-001
Class No 4128
Kim Shuey Th 1:30-4:30pm; SSC 3010

3312A/B - Wrongfully Convicted SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 2018-2019 3312A-001
Class No 3909
Kim Ashby Tu 1:30-4:30pm; SSC 3006 pdf outline
Winter 2018-2019 3312B-001
Class No 9587
Kim Ashby Wed 10:30am-1:30pm; SSC 3010

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 

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.

 

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 

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.

 

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):
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 

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):

 

3341F/G - The Social Construction of Gender SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 2018-2019 3341G-001
Class No 4174
Tess Hooks Tu 9:30-12:30pm; SSC 3010

3347F/G - Current Issues in Stratification SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 2018-2019 3347F-001
Class No 4736
Anders Holm Th 1:30-4:30pm; SSC 3010

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 SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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

Fall 2018-2019 3358F-001
Class No 9589
Kim Ashby W 10:30am - 1:30pm; SSC 3010 pdf outline
Winter 2018-2019 3358G-001
Class No 3623
Kim Ashby Tu 1:30-4:30pm; UC 3220 pdf outline

3362F/G - Sociology of Utopia SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2018-2019 3362G-001
Class No 9590
Michael Gardiner M 1:30-4:30; SSC 5427

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 SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

This course discusses how marriage market conditions have changed, how the resulting changes in marriage market conditions affect dating, union formation, and family structure, and how shifts in inequality is affecting the wellbeing of couples and their offspring.
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

Winter 2018-2019 3364G-001
Class No 9592
Kate Choi Mon 1:30-4:30; SSC 3010

3365F/G - Selected Topics

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):

3381F/G - Migration and Family SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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):
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 2018-2019 3381G-001
Class No 10413
Kate Choi W 1:30-4:30pm; UC 1225

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 SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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):
Prerequisite(s):

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2018-2019 3404F-001
Class No 2901
David Calnitsky M 1:30-4:30pm; SSC 5406
Fall 2018-2019 3404F-002
Class No 3055
David Calnitsky Tues 1:30am-4:30pm; SSC 5230
Winter 2018-2019 3404G-001
Class No 3910
David Calnitsky M 1:30-4:30pm; SSC 5406
Winter 2018-2019 3404G-002
Class No 6469
Scott Schaffer W 1:30-4:30pm; SSC 5230

4000 Level Courses

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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):

 

4401F/G - Everyday Life SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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):

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2018-2019 4401F-001
Class No 4360
Michael Gardiner Th 9:30-12:30pm; SSC 5406

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):

 

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):

 

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):

4408F/G - Advanced Sociology of Health SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2018-2019 4408G-001
Class No 10414
Anna Zajacova W 9:30-12:30; SSC 5235

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 Majors 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 - Migration SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 2018-2019 4416G-001
Class No 6061
Teresa Abada Th 9:30-12:30pm; SSC 5406

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):
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):

 

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):

 

4437F/G - Advanced Sociology of Deviance: Mass Murderers SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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

Fall 2018-2019 4437F-001
Class No 9591
Kim Ashby Th 1:30-4:30pm; SSC 5235 pdf outline
Winter 2018-2019 4437G-001
Class No 5632
Kim Ashby Thurs 1:30-4:30pm; SSC 5235

4441A/B - Death, Fertility and Migration:
Demographic Analysis of Social Change
SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 Majors in Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2018-2019 4441B-001
Class No 10415
Rachel Margolis Tues 1:30-4:30pm; SS 5235

4442F/G - Serial Killers SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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):

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2018-2019 4442F-001
Class No 3911
Kim Ashby M 1:30-4:30pm; SSC 5230 pdf outline
Winter 2018-2019 4442G-001
Class No 3912
Kim Ashby M 1:30-4:30pm; SSC 5230 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 Majors in Sociology.

 

4451F/G - Policing and Society SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 Majors in Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2018-2019 4451F-001
Class No 10417
Laura Huey Wed 1:30-4:30pm; SSC 5406

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 SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 one of the Honors Specializations in Sociology or Criminology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2018-2019 4455G-001
Class No 10416
Dale Ballucci Tues 9:30-12:30pm; SSC 5230

4469F/G - Selected Topics in the Sociology of Work SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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 2018-2019 4486G-001
Class No 6471
Laura Huey Wed 1:30-4:30pm; SSC 5406

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

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 Majors in Sociology.

 

4486F/G - Selected Topics in Sociology 

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.

4487F/G - Selected Topics in Sociology: Motherhood and Mothering SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

The course addresses the social, political and economic issues affecting mothers in a capitalist, patriarchal society. It also discusses how women experience motherhood differently depending on their race and ethnic background, their economic status, their sexual orientation, and their mental and physical health status.
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 2018-2019 4487F-001
Class No 6472
Tess Hooks Tu 1:30-4:30pm; SSC 5427

4488F/G - Selected Topics in Sociology: Racial/Ethnic Inequality SOC 1020 will be offered in 2018-2019

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

Fall 2018-2019 4488F-001
Class No 9595
Patrick Denice W 9:30-12:30pm; SSC 5235

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

 

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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.

 

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