Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science

Online Courses


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

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

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

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.

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

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

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