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:

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Instructor

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Fall-Winter 1020-001
Class No 1895
Scott Schaffer Tu 4:30 - 6:30 pm online pdf outline

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:

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Instructor

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Fall-Winter 1021E-001
Class No 1718
Lauren Barr W 10:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline

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.

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Instructor

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Winter 1025B-001
Class No 12839
Sean Waite online pdf outline

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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

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Fall 2106A-001
Class No 6240
Anabel Quan-Haase  online pdf outline

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.

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Fall-Winter 2140-001
Class No 1789
Gale Cassidy online pdf outline

2144A/B - Sociology of Education

A comprehensive study of educational institutions in modern society.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

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Winter 2144B-001
Class No 3464
Lauren Barr online pdf outline

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.

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Instructor

Time & Location

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Winter 2166B-001
Class No 6241
Tracey Adams online pdf outline

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.

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Instructor

Time & Location

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Fall 2172A-001
Class No 2294
Gale Cassidy online pdf outline
Winter 2172B-001
Class No 2925
Gale Cassidy online pdf outline

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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Instructor

Time & Location

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Winter 2190G-001
Class No 12612
Janice Forsyth M 10:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline

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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:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2205A-001
Class No 2086
Patrick Denice online pdf outline
Winter 2205B-001
Class No 3465
Anna Zajacova online pdf outline

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, or Political Science 3324F/G.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Sociology course at the 1000 level or Indigenous Studies 1020E or Women's Studies 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:

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Instructor

Time & Location

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Fall 2206A-001
Class No 3466
Rachel Margolis online pdf outline
Winter 2206B-001
Class No 5920
Yoko Yoshida online pdf outline

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.

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Instructor

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Winter 2212B-001
Class No 6242
Tess Hooks online pdf outline

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.

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Instructor

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Fall 2227A-001
Class No 6061
Tess Hooks online pdf outline

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:

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Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2228A-001
Class No 5557
Tess Hooks online pdf outline
Winter 2228B-650
Class No 5725
Tess Hooks online pdf outline

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.

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Winter 2229B-001
Class No 5558
Tess Hooks online pdf outline

2233 - Social Psychology

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

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Instructor

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Fall-Winter 2233-650
Class No 3079
Suzanne Ricard online pdf outline

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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Fall-Winter 2235-001
Class No 6243
Gale Cassidy online pdf outline

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.

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Instructor

Time & Location

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Winter 2236B-001
Class No 4178
Teresa Abada online pdf outline

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:

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Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2240E-650
Class No 6782
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.

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Instructor

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Fall 2242A-001
Class No 9208
Tess Hooks online pdf outline

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.

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Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2246A-001
Class No 10319
Stephen Lin online 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.

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

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Instructor

Time & Location

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Winter 2247B-001
Class No 12096
Lauren Barr online pdf outline

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.

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Instructor

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Fall-Winter 2259-001
Class No 2175
Lauren Barr Th 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm online pdf outline

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.

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Instructor

Time & Location

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Fall 2266A-650
Class No 6245
Lisa Lyons online pdf outline
Winter 2266B-001
Class No 6244
Lisa Lyons online pdf outline

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.

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Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2267A-001
Class No 12067
Lisa Lyons online pdf outline
Winter 2267B-650
Class No 6246
Lisa Lyons online pdf outline

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:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2270A-001
Class No 6261
Scott Schaffer Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm online 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:

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Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2271B-001
Class No 6262
Scott Schaffer Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline

2298A/B - Special Topics in Sociology: ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY

This course introduces students to a sociological approach to understanding the ways humans interact with and are connected to their natural environments. A sociological approach to these issues includes a discussion of power, social inequality and environmental justice at local, national, and global levels.
3 lecture/seminar hours, 0.5 course.

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Instructor

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Winter 2298B-001
Class No 10324
Kim Shuey online pdf outline

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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.

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Instructor

Time & Location

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Winter 3260B-001
Class No 5601
Dale Ballucci online pdf outline

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.

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Instructor

Time & Location

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Winter 3301G-001
Class No 6263
Anabel Quan-Haase Tu 1:30-4:30 pm online pdf outline

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.

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Instructor

Time & Location

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Fall 3306A-001
Class No 2327
Teresa Abada Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline
Fall 3306A-002
Class No 5269
Yoko Yoshida W 9:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline
Winter 3306B-001
Class No 2367
Andrea Willson W 9:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline

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.

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 3307F-001
Class No 9222
Stephen Lin W 9:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline
Winter 3307G-001
Class No 3399
Tracey Adams Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline
Winter 3307G-002
Class No 5270
Wolfgang Lehmann Th 9:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline

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-001
Class No 3468
Kim Ashby Tu 10:30 am - 1:30 pm online pdf outline
Winter 3312B-001
Class No 5734
Kim Ashby W 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm online pdf outline

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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Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 3341G-001
Class No 9209
Tess Hooks Th 9:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline

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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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 3347F-001
Class No 10472
Jennifer Elgie Th 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm online pdf outline

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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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 3358F-001
Class No 5735
Kim Ashby W 1:30 - 4:30 pm online pdf outline
Winter 3358G-001
Class No 3239
Kim Ashby Th 10:30 am - 1:30 pm online pdf outline

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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Instructor

Time & Location

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Fall 3362F-001
Class No 6060
Michael Gardiner Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline

3365F/G - Selected Topics: INEQUALITIES ACROSS FAMILIES:
WHY THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER

Economic polarization is a defining feature of North American life today. Social, economic, and cultural forces are leading to two different trajectories for children. The purpose of this course is to (1) describe social class disparities in children’s family backgrounds, (2) identify mechanisms contributing to children’s diverging destinations, (3) describe educational, health, and family outcomes for children in the two groups, and (4) assess how socioeconomic resources are being passed from one generation to the next.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

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

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 3365G-001
Class No 9223
Kate Choi Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline

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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Instructor

Time & Location

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Fall 3368F-001
Class No 9224
Kate Choi M 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm online pdf outline

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.

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Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 3381G-001
Class No 5921
Kate Choi M 3:30 - 6:30 pm online pdf outline

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-001
Class No 2571
David Calnitsky M 1:30 - 4:30 pm online pdf outline
Winter 3404G-001
Class No 3469
David Calnitsky M 1:30 - 4:30 pm online pdf outline
Winter 3404G-002
Class No 7110
David Calnitsky Tu 1:30 - 4:30 pm online pdf outline

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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 10326
Scott Schaffer W 1:30 - 4:30 pm online pdf outline

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 6266
Dale Ballucci Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline

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 9319
Teresa Abada Th 9:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline

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

Winter 4420G-001
Class No 9226
Patrick Denice Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline

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-001
Class No 5736
Kim Ashby Tu 1:30 - 4:30 pm online pdf outline
Winter 4437G-001
Class No 4884
Kim Ashby Tu 1:30 - 4:30 pm online pdf outline

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-001
Class No 3470
Kim Ashby M 1:30 - 4:30 pm online pdf outline
Winter 4442G-001
Class No 3471
Kim Ashby M 1:30 - 4:30 pm online pdf outline

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-001
Class No 5923
Laura Huey Th 1:30 - 4:30 pm online pdf outline
Winter 4451G-001
Class No 6790
Laura Huey Th 1:30 - 4:30 pm online

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-001
Class No 6267
Dale Ballucci W 9:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline

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

Winter 4466G-001
Class No 9227
Tracey Adams W 9:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline

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 9318
Michael Haan Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline

4485F/G - Selected topics: THE SOCIOLOGY OF CLIMATE CHANGE

This course seeks to explore a series of interlocking topics, including: questions of environmental ethics and the emergence of activist movements; different ways of conceptualizing human/nature relations; cultural perceptions of climate change; and approaches that connect climate breakdown to intensifying social inequalities.
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 4485F-001
Class No 9229
Michael Gardiner Th 9:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline

4486F/G - Selected Topics: HEALTH INEQUALITIES

At the onset of the pandemic, COVID-19 was thought to be the "great equalizer" – affecting the advantaged and disadvantaged alike. As time passed, we came to realize that nothing was far from the truth. Vulnerable populations – the poor, the elderly, racial minorities, and immigrants – bear the brunt of COVID-19 pandemic. We also know that inequalities in fatality and infection rates as well as steps taken to curb the pandemic (e.g., lock-down policies or closing down of the economy) may exacerbate existing inequalities.
The goal of this course is to (a) describe inequalities in infection risk of COVID-19, (b) discuss why these differences emerge, and (c) examine how COVID-19 may be exacerbating existing inequalities.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 4486F-001
Class No 9230
Kate Choi Tu 9:30 am - 12:30 pm online pdf outline

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 5271
Tess Hooks W 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm online pdf outline

4488F/G - Selected Topics: IMMIGRATION AND IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION IN CANADA: THEORY AND PRACTICE

This course aims to develop insights and skill sets for applied social science research in the field of immigration and immigrant integration. In doing so, the course will draw on sociological and demographic literature on migration and incorporation of immigrants to establish foundational knowledge, including the key theory, concepts, research methods, and facts/trends. Additionally, students will gain “real life” insights from a series of guest lectures by experts/stakeholders, invited from governmental and non-governmental sectors, who will be asked to speak about the nature of their work and the issues that they face in their field. Based on the insights from academic literature and guest lectures, students will then be tasked with identifying a gap in the research and knowledge base, and develop and conduct mini research projects that will address the issues that the stakeholders face.
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 4488G-001
Class No 12840
Yoko Yoshida Th 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm online pdf outline