Various Dimensions of Social Experience

Faces

 

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 understand yourself and your social world better.

 

The following is a list of courses, offered by The Department of Sociology, which students can take to broden their knowledge and perspective in the field.

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

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

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

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

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):

 

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

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.

 

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 4444

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):

 

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):

 

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.

 

Teresa Abada