Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science

Online Courses


1021E - Introduction to SociologySOC 1021 offered in 2016-17

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 2016 1021E-650
Class No 1087
Daphne Heywood Online pdf outline
Summer 2016 1021E-651
Class No 1128
Suzanne Ricard Online pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2016-2017 1021E-001
Class No 1953
Lauren Barr W 7-9pm SSC2032 pdf outline

2140 - Social ProblemsSOC 1020 offered in 2016-17

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 2016-2017 2140-650
Class No 1190
Cathy Thorpe Online pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2016-2017 2140-001
Class No 2143
Gale Cassidy Tu 9:30-11:30 UCC146 pdf outline

2179A/B - Promotion of Community HealthSOC 2179 offered in 2016-17

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 2016-2017 2179A-650
Class No 4642
Cathy Thorpe Online pdf outline

2205A/B - Statistics for SociologySOC 2205 offered in 2016-17

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, the former 2885, Social Work 2207A/B, the former 2205, Statistical Sciences 2035, 2141A/B, 2143A/B, 2244A/B, 2858A/B and the former 2122A/B (and Statistical Sciences 2037A/B if taken before Fall 2010).
[Please consult this more comprehensive pdf list of introductory statistics courses that are antirequisites for each other.]
Prerequisite(s):
At least 60% average in 1.0 from: Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2016-2017 2205A-650
Class No 1132
William Marshall Online pdf outline
Fall 2016-2017 2205A-001
Class No 2592
William Marshall M 12:30-2:30; SSC2020
W 12:30-1:30; SSC2020
pdf outline
Fall 2016-2017 2205A-002
Class No 2593
William Marshall Th 6:30-9:30 pm; SSC2020 pdf outline
Fall 2016-2017 2205A-003
Class No 3929
William Marshall W 2:30-5:30; SSC3026 pdf outline
Winter 2016-2017 2205B-001
Class No 4644
Jonathan Amoyaw Tu 10:30-11:30; P&AB 106
Th 10:30-12:30; P&AB 106
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.

2206A/B - Research Methods in SociologySOC 2206 offered in 2016-17

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 or the former Health Sciences 2800.
Prerequisite(s):
At least 60% average in 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.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2016-2017 2206A-650
Class No 1189
Stephen Lin Online pdf outline
Fall 2016-2017 2206A-001
Class No 4645
Stephen Lin M 9:30-12:30; SSC2020 pdf outline
Winter 2016-2017 2206B-001
Class No 2594
William Marshall M 12:30-2:30; SSC2020
W 12:30-1:30; SSC2020
pdf outline
Winter 2016-2017 2206B-002
Class No 2595
William Marshall Th 6:30-9:30 pm; SSC2020 pdf outline
Winter 2016-2017 2206B-003
Class No 3930
William Marshall W 2:30-5:30; NS1 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.

2233 - Social Psychology SOC 2233 offered in 2016-17

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 2016-2017 2233-001
Class No 1620
Darren Rainhard Tu 10:30-11:30 SSC2024
Th 10:30-12:30 SSC2024
pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2016-2017 2233-650
Class No 3931
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 FamilySOC 2235 offered in 2016-17

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

Summer 2016-2017 2235-650
Class No 2222
Gale Cassidy Online pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2016-2017 2235-001
Class No 3435
Gale Cassidy Tu 6:30-9:30 pm; SSC2020 pdf outline

2239 - Social InequalitySOC 2239 offered in 2016-17

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. Different societies are examined but emphasis is on the development and contemporary structure of the Canadian class system.
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

Summer 2016-2017 2239-650
Class No 1136
Tess Hooks Online pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2016-2017 2239-001
Class No 4923
Tess Hooks M 2:30-5:30pm SSC2028 pdf outline

2240E - Survey of Sociological TheorySOC 2240 offered in 2016-17

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 or the former Sociology 230.
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 2016-2017 2240E-650
Class No 1192
Amanda Zavitz-Gocan Online pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2016-2017 2240E-001
Class No 1621
Charles G. Levine F 1:30-4:30; SSC3018 pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2016-2017 2240E-002
Class No 2312
Amanda Zavitz-Gocan W 1:30-4:30; SSC3028 pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2016-2017 2240E-003
Class No 4300
Scott Schaffer T 10:30-12:30; SSC2028 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.

2246A/B - Sociology of Health and IllnessSOC 2246 offered in 2016-17

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 or former Health Sciences 245.
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 2016-2017 2246A-650
Class No 1509
Lauren Barr Online pdf outline
Fall 2016-2017 2246A-001
Class No 2902
Lauren Barr M 10:30-11:30;
SSC2032
W 10:30-12:30;
AHB 1B02
pdf outline

2247A/B - Sociology of Health Care

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 or former Health Sciences 245.
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

2253A/B - Administration of Criminal JusticeSOC 2253 offered in 2016-17

A sociological analysis of the criminal justice system in Canada (public involvement, police, courts, and correctional programs). The organization, structure and functioning of the criminal justice system are examined.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
The former Sociology 253F/G.
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 2016-2017 2253A-001
Class No 4647
Laura Huey W 2:30-5:30; B&GS0165 pdf outline
Fall 2016-2017 2253A-002
Class No 4648
Brenda Kobayashi TH 2:30-5:30; SSC2024 pdf outline
Fall 2016-2017 2253A-650
Class No 4649
Lisa Lyons Online pdf outline
Winter 2016-2017 2253B-001
Class No 19486
Brenda Kobayashi Th 2:30-5:30 SEB2200 pdf outline
Winter 2016-2017 2253B-650
Class No 5483
Lisa Lyons Online pdf outline

2259 - Sociology of DevianceSOC 2259 offered in 2016-17

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

Summer 2016-2017 2259-650
Class No 1133
Karen (Kim) Ashby (aka Luton) Online pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2016-2017 2259-001
Class No 1750
Karen (Kim) Ashby (aka Luton) Tu 3:30-5:30; SSC2028
Th 3:30-4:30; SSC2028
pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2016-2017 2259-200
Class No 2724
Lauren Barr M 3:30-5:30; 3M3250
(blended course - both online and in person)
pdf outline

2260A/B - Sociology of Law SOC 2260 offered in 2016-17

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

Antirequisite(s):
The former Sociology 260F/G.
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 2016-2017 2260B-001
Class No 17963
Brenda Kobayashi Th 9:30-12:30; SSC2028 pdf outline

2266A/B - An Introduction to Criminology SOC 2266 offered in 2016-17

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 2016-2017 2266A-650
Class No 1113
Lisa Lyons Online pdf outline
Fall 2016-2017 2266A-001
Class No 2725
Jennifer Reynolds Tu 12:30-3:30; SSC2028 pdf outline
Fall 2016-2017 2266A-002
Class No 4651
Darlene Balandin M 10:30-12:30; B&GS0165
W 10:30-11:30; B&GS0165
pdf outline
Fall 2016-2017 2266A-003
Class No 4652
Brenda Kobayashi T 10:30-12:30; HSB236
TH 10:30-11:30; HSB236
pdf outline

2267A/B - Youth in Conflict with the Law SOC 2267 offered in 2016-17

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

Summer 2016-2017 2267A-650
Class No 1125
Lisa Lyons Online pdf outline
Fall 2016-2017 2267A-650
Class No 19833
Lisa Lyons Online pdf outline
Winter 2016-2017 2267B-001
Class No 4653
Dale Ballucci Th 2:30-5:30pm; NCB113 pdf outline
Winter 2016-2017 2267B-002
Class No 4654
Karen (Kim) Ashby (aka Luton) T 10:30-12:30; SH 3355
Th 10:30-11:30; NCB 293
pdf outline

3312A/B - Wrongfully ConvictedSOC 3312 offered in 2016-17

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):
Sociology 2253A/B, and enrollment in third or fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in the Department of Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2016-2017 3312A-650
Class No 1408
Karen (Kim) Ashby (aka Luton) Online pdf outline
Fall 2016-2017 3312A-001
Class No 4655
Karen (Kim) Ashby (aka Luton) Th 12:30-3:30; SSC3014 pdf outline

3312A/B - Wrongfully ConvictedSOC 3312 offered in 2016-17

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):
Sociology 2253A/B, and enrollment in third or fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in the Department of Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2016-2017 3312A-650
Class No 1408
Karen (Kim) Ashby (aka Luton) Online pdf outline
Fall 2016-2017 3312A-001
Class No 4655
Karen (Kim) Ashby (aka Luton) Th 12:30-3:30; SSC3014 pdf outline

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.