Courses Offered This Year

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

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

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 1020W/X, Sociology 1021E, Sociology 1025A/B, Sociology 1026F/G, Sociology 1027A/B.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 1020-200
Class No 4026
Scott Schaffer Tu 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm HSB-40 or online

1021E - Introduction to Sociology

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, Sociology 1020W/X, Sociology 1025A/B, Sociology 1026F/G, Sociology 1027A/B

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 1021E-650
Class No 1228
Suzanne Ricard online pdf outline
Fall-Winter 1021E-001
Class No 3853
Lauren Barr W 10:30 am - 12:30 pm SSC-2032

1025A/B - Society and You

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.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 1020, Sociology 1020W/X, Sociology 1021E.

Scheduled this year:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 1025A-650
Class No 5618
Sean Waite online

1026F/G - Controversies in Sociology

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

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 1020, Sociology 1020W/X, Sociology 1021E.

Scheduled this year:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 1026F-650
Class No 1445
Lauren Barr online pdf outline

1027A/B - Life is not Always Fair

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.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 1020, Sociology 1020W/X, Sociology 1021E.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 1027B-001
Class No 5989
Wolfgang Lehmann Tu 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NCB-101

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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.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2105A-001
Class No 10792
Lauren Barr M 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm SSC-2020

2106A/B - Technology and Society

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

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Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2106A-650
Class No 8695
Anabel Quan-Haase online

2140 - Social Problems

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:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2140-650
Class No 1229
Lyn Hoang online pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2140-650
Class No 3924
Gale Cassidy online

2155A/B - Environmental Sociology   new course

This class examines the social causes of environmental problems, their connection to economic activity, and the over-time consequences of human interactions with their natural environment. A sociological approach to these issues includes a discussion of power, social inequality and environmental justice and an exploration of individual, social, and political solutions.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2220A/B, Sociology 2298A/B taught in 2020/2021.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2155B-001
Class No 11847
Kim Shuey W 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NS-7

2166A/B - The Organization and Experience of Work

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): Sociology 2145A/B, The former Sociology 2169.

Scheduled this year:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2166B-001
Class No 8696
Tracey Adams M 10:30 am - 12:30 pm SSC-2032

2172A/B - Advertising and Society

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 2172A-650
Class No 4422
Gale Cassidy online
Winter 2172B-001
Class No 5054
Gale Cassidy M 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm SSC-2050

2190F/G - Decolonizing Canada

What does “decolonization” mean? What factors led to its emergence? What are the theoretical and practical challenges concerning its implementation? Working primarily from Indigenous perspectives, this survey course will introduce students to the dominant themes and debates guiding the current movement to “decolonize” Canada.
2 hours, 0.5 course.

Scheduled this year:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2190G-200
Class No 10793
Janice Forsyth M 10:30 am - 12:30 pm AHB-2B02

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2205A/B - Statistics for Sociology

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 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): Biology 2244A/B, Economics 2122A/B, Economics 2222A/B, Geography 2210A/B, Health Sciences 3801A/B, MOS 2242A/B, Psychology 2810, Psychology 2820E, Psychology 2830A/B, Psychology 2850A/B, Psychology 2851A/B, Social Work 2207A/B, Statistical Sciences 2035, Statistical Sciences 2141A/B, Statistical Sciences 2143A/B, Statistical Sciences 2244A/B, Statistical Sciences 2858A/B.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Sociology course at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: Mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honours Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2205A-650
Class No 1560
Anthony Jehn online pdf outline
Fall 2205A-650
Class No 4215
Patrick Denice online
Winter 2205B-001
Class No 5590
Michael Haan W 9:30 am - 12:30 pm UCC-146

2206A/B - Research Methods in Sociology

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

Antirequisite(s): Social Work 2206A/B, Health Sciences 2801A/B, Political Science 3324F/G, or Political Science 2325F/G.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Sociology course at the 1000 level or Indigenous Studies 1020E or GSWS 1020E, or enrolment in Honors Specialization in Human Resource Management, or Honours Specialization in Public Administration, or Specialization in Public Administration.

Extra Information: Mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honours Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2206A-650
Class No 1513
Lauren Barr online pdf outline
Fall 2206A-650
Class No 5591
Stephen Lin online
Winter 2206B-001
Class No 8222
Lauren Barr Th 9:30 am - 12:30 pm SH-3345

2212A/B - Women in Third World Development

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

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

Scheduled this year:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2212B-001
Class No 8697
Tess Hooks Th 9:30 am - 12:30 pm SSC-2020

2227A/B - Social Change and Development

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

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2237.

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

Scheduled this year:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2227A-001
Class No 8512
Tess Hooks Th 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm SSC-2020

2228A/B - Social Inequality in Canada

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

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2239.

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

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2228A-650
Class No 7860
Tess Hooks online
Winter 2228B-001
Class No 8028
Tess Hooks Th 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm UC-2110

2229A/B - Global Inequality

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

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2239.

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

Scheduled this year:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2229B-001
Class No 7861
Tess Hooks M 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SSC-2020

2235 - The Family

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

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

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Instructor

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Outline

Fall-Winter 2235-200
Class No 8698
Gale Cassidy Tu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm SSC-2020

2236A/B - Population Studies

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

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2232.

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

Scheduled this year:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2236B-001
Class No 6290
Teresa Abada Tu 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm UC-2110

2240E - Survey of Sociological Theory

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

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B.

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

Extra Information: Note for Main campus: Sociology 2240E or Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B are mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honours Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2240E-650
Class No 1230
Amanda Zavitz online pdf outline

2242A/B - Gender and Society

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, Sociology 1021E, Sociology 1025A/B, Sociology 1026F/G, Sociology 1027A/B.

Scheduled this year:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2242A-001
Class No 10794
Tess Hooks Tu 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SSC-2020

2246A/B - Sociology of Health and Illness

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, Sociology 1021E, Sociology 1025A/B, Sociology 1026F/G, Sociology 1027A/B.

Scheduled this year:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2246A-650
Class No 1918
Stephen Lin online pdf outline
Fall 2246A-200
Class No 10795
Gale Cassidy Tu 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm UCC-37

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.

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

Scheduled this year:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2247B-001
Class No 10796
Gale Cassidy Tu 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm SSC-2032

2259 - Sociology of Deviance

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, Sociology 1021E, Sociology 1025A/B, Sociology 1026F/G, Sociology 1027A/B.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2259-200
Class No 4304
Lauren Barr Th 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm SSC-2032
Fall-Winter 2259-201
Class No 3723
Kim Ashby M 9:30­ am - 11:30 am
W 9:30 am - 10:30 am
SH-3345

2266A/B - An Introduction to Criminology

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, Sociology 1021E, Sociology 1025A/B, Sociology 1026F/G, Sociology 1027A/B.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2266A-650
Class No 1561
Lisa Lyons online pdf outline
Winter 2266B-001
Class No 8699
Sean Waite Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm UC-3110

2267A/B - Youth in Conflict with the Law

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:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2267A-001
Class No 10797
Lauren Barr W 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm HSB-35

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.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2240E.

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

Extra Information: Note at Main campus: Sociology 2240E or Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B are mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honours Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2270A-200
Class No 8716
Scott Schaffer Th 9:30 am - 11:30 am SH-3345 pdf outline

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.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2240E.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2270A/B.

Extra Information: Note at Main campus: Sociology 2240E or Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B are mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honours Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2271B-001
Class No 8717
Scott Schaffer W 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm SH-3345

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3260A/B - Sociology of Law

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

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2260A/B.

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

Scheduled this year:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 3260A-200
Class No 7903
Dale Ballucci W 9:30 am - 12:30 pm UCC-37
Winter 3260B-001
Class No 7904
Dale Ballucci W 9:30 am - 12:30 pm UCC-37

3301F/G - The Internet and Society

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

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

Scheduled this year:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 3301G-001
Class No 11844
Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm SSC-2020

3306A/B - Investigating the Social World: Quantitative Research

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

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

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 3306A-001
Class No 4455
Teresa Abada Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm SSC-1032
Fall 3306A-200
Class No 7575
Yoko Yoshida M 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SSC-1032
Winter 3306B-001
Class No 4495
Yoko Yoshida M 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SSC-1032

3307F/G - Investigating the Social World: Qualitative Research

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

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 3310F/G, Family Studies and Human Development 3230A/B, the former Sociology 3311F/G.

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

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 3307F-001
Class No 10799
Kaitlynn Mendes Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm SSC-3026
Winter 3307G-001
Class No 5525
Tracey Adams Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm SSC-3026
Winter 3307G-002
Class No 7576
Wolfgang Lehmann Th 9:30 am - 12:30 pm TC-204

3308F/G - Work and Health Across the Life Course

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, Sociology 1021E, Sociology 1025A/B, Sociology 1026F/G, Sociology 1027A/B.

Scheduled this year:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 3308F-200
Class No 11839
Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm SSC-3024

3312A/B - Wrongfully Convicted

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.

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 3312A-200
Class No 5593
Kim Ashby Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm UC-1105
Winter 3312B-001
Class No 8037
Kim Ashby W 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SSC-3024

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.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 3317A-200
Class No 11840
M 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SH-3305

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.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 3320F-200
Class No 11841
Amanda Zavitz-Gocan Tu 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm SH-3307

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): 1.0 from: Sociology 1020, Sociology 1021E, Sociology 1025A/B, Sociology 1026F/G, Sociology 1027A/B. Third or fourth year standing in any module in the Department of Sociology.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 3324G-001
Class No 10800
Andrea Willson M 9:30 am - 12:30 pm UC-3225

3341F/G - The Social Construction of Gender

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.

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 3341G-001
Class No 10801
Tess Hooks Tu 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm UCC-59

3347F/G - Current Issues in Stratification

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.

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Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 3347G-001
Class No 8720
Anders Holm M 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm UCC-54B

3352F/G - Inequalities Across Families: Diverging Destinies of the Rich and Poor  new

Children born in rich and poor families have diverging destinies, with markedly different socioeconomic, and family trajectories. This course will describe class disparities in children’s family life, document the socioeconomic outcomes for children in the two groups, and identify social mechanisms contributing to class inequality.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):Sociology 3365F/G taught in 2020/2021.

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

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Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 3352G-001
Class No 10802
Kate Choi W 9:30 am - 12:30 pm TC-343

3358F/G - Women and Crime

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.

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Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 3358F-200
Class No 11842
Th 9:30 am - 12:30 pm SSC-3026
Winter 3358G-001
Class No 5366
Kim Ashby Th 9:30 am - 12:30 pm HSB-35

3362F/G - Sociology of Utopia

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

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

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Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 3362F-200
Class No 8511
Michael Gardiner Th 9:30 am - 12:30 pm SSC-3018

3364F/G - Selected Topics: Criminal Justice and Mental Health

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.

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Instructor

Time & Location

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Fall 3364F-200
Class No 11843
M 9:30 am - 12:30 pm UCC-63

3365F/G - Selected Topics: Criminal Law and Sentencing

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.

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Instructor

Time & Location

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Winter 3365G-001
Class No 11845
Th 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm SSC-3024

3368F/G - Marriage Markets

This course examines shifts in marriage market conditions due to the increasing inequality and transition into a service economy. It further investigates how the resulting changes in marriage market conditions affect dating, union formation, family structure; and the wellbeing of couples and their offspring.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 3364F/G taught in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019.

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

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Term

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Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 3368F-200
Class No 10803
Kate Choi W 9:30 am - 12:30 pm AHB-1B06

3381F/G - Migration and Family

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

Antirequisite(s): Family Studies 2220A/B, the former Family Studies 2225.

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

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 3381G-001
Class No 8223
Kate Choi Tu 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm UC-1105

3404F/G - Modern Sociological Theory

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

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 4404F/G.

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

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 3404F-200
Class No 4699
David Calnitsky M 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm B&GS-1056
Fall 3404F-201
Class No 4845
David Calnitsky Tu 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SSC-3026
Winter 3404G-001
Class No 5594
W 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm SH-3307

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4405F/G - Seminar in Sociological Theory

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

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2240E or both Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B and enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honours Specializations or Honours Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 4405G-001
Class No 10804
Scott Schaffer Th 9:30 am - 12:30 pm SSC-5230

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 4409F/G, Sociology 4486G taught in 2010.

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

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 4407G-001
Class No 8721
Dale Ballucci Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm SSC-5235

4416F/G - Migration

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 Honours Specializations or Honours Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 4416G-001
Class No 7283
Teresa Abada Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm SSC-5230

4420F/G - The Social Context of Racial Inequality

What are the sociological origins of racial inequality? We begin by investigating how sociologists understand racial and ethnic distinctions. We then shift our attention to patterns of racial inequality in the context of major social institutions: housing, the labor market, schools, and prisons.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 4485F/G.

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

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 4420F-001
Class No 10805
Patrick Denice Th 9:30 am - 12:30 pm SSC-5230

4422F/G - LGBTQ2S+ Populations  new

This course deconstructs sex, gender, and sexuality binaries to understand LGBTQ2S+ diversity. Drawing from diverse empirical and theoretical literatures, we explore what it’s like to be LGBTQ2S+ in a heteronormative world. Topics include mental health, family, education, employment, data and methods, homelessness, crime and victimization, intersectionality, HIV/AIDS, and resiliency.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

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

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 4422G-001
Class No 12394
Sean Waite M 9:30 am - 12:30 pm SSC-5235

4425F/G - Advanced Sociology of Youth

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

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

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 4425G-001
Class No 10806
Lauren Barr Tu 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SSC-5235

4426F/G - Protest and Contentious Action  new

This course will focus on the study of contemporary protest, contentious action and mobilization in pursuit of social change. Students will be introduced to theoretical perspectives and critically examine actual current and historical forms of protest or contentious action.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honours Specializations or Honours Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology, or special permission from the Department of Sociology.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 4426F-001
Class No 12393
Howard Ramos W 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm SSC-5235

4437F/G - Advanced Sociology of Deviance: Mass Murderers

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 Honours Specializations or Honours Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 4437F-200
Class No 8039
Kim Ashby Tu 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SSC-5235

4441A/B - Death, Fertility and Migration:
Demographic Analysis of Social Change

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 Honours Specializations or Honours Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 4441B-001
Class No 10807
Anna Zajacova M 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SSC-5230

4442F/G - Serial Killers

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

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

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 4442F-200
Class No 5595
Kim Ashby M 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SSC-5230
Winter 4442G-001
Class No 5596
Kim Ashby M 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SSC-5235

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.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 3383F/G and Sociology 4430F/G.

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

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 4450G-001
Class No 10808
Anders Holm W 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SSC-5230

4451F/G - Policing and Society

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

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

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 4451F-650
Class No 8225
Laura Huey online

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.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 4452G-001
Class No 11967
M 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

4455F/G - Advanced Sociology of Law

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 Honours Specializations in Sociology or Criminology.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 4455F-200
Class No 8722
Dale Ballucci Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm SSC-5235

4466F/G - Professions, Professionals and their Work

Examines the nature of professions and professional work in Canadian society and elsewhere in the world. Attention will be paid to the structure of professional work, and workers experiences within professions, as well as inequalities within and across professions.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of a Sociology or Criminology module.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 4466F-001
Class No 10809
Tracey Adams W 9:30 am - 12:30 pm SSC-5235

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

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 Honours Specializations or Honours Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology, or in third or fourth year of the Media, Information and Technoculture Program/Module.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 4469G-001
Class No 11846
Th 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm SSC-5325

4471F/G - The Sociology of Climate Change  new

This course will explore the root causes of anthropogenic climate change. Topics include environmental ethics and activist movements, conceptualizing human/nature relations, cultural perceptions of climate change, and transitioning to a post-carbon society.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):Sociology 4485F/G taught in 2020/2021.

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

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 4471F-200
Class No 11848
Michael Gardiner M 9:30 am - 12:30 pm SSC-5235

4472F/G - Health Inequalities: Social Determinants of Health  new

There are marked inequalities in health by socioeconomic class, race/ethnicity, and immigration experiences. The goal of this course is to understand the patterns of inequality, identify the determinants and consequences of health inequality, and envision policy interventions that can diminish health inequalities across the above-mentioned subpopulations.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):Sociology 4486F/G taught in 2020/2021.

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

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 4472F-200
Class No 10810
Kate Choi Tu 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm SSC-5406

4473F/G - Immigration and Immigrant Integration in Canada  new

This course develops social science research skills in the field of immigration and immigrant integration. Working with community stakeholders and policy makers students will conduct research that addresses issues and needs that they identify in a collaborative applied learning environment.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):Sociology 4488F/G taught in 2020/2021.

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

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 4473G-200
Class No 12455
Yoko Yoshida W 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 Honours Specializations or Honours Double Major in Sociology, Criminology or BHSc Aging.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 4478F-001
Class No 10811
Michael Haan Tu 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SSC-5230

4485F/G - Selected topics: Media and Gender

This seminar will addresses key issues and concerns around how women, men, non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals are represented, experience and engage with various media forms. Drawing insights feminist, queer, post-colonial and intersectional theories, this module will engage with current topics such as #MeToo and the rising wave of digital feminist activism, pornography, music, and gaming industries. The module encourages learning outside the classroom and a ‘hands on’ approach to through crafts and activism. Overall, the module aims to give students the critical tools to assess and critique what they see, read and hear about gender through the media in their everyday lives.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

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

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 4485G-001
Class No 12500
Kaitlynn Mendes W 9:30am - 12:30pm SSC-5235

4487F/G - Selected Topics: Motherhood and Mothering

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 Honours Specializations or Honours Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 4487F-001
Class No 7577
Tess Hooks W 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm