Course Information

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.

NOTE: Outlines linked on this page are draft copies only. During the course, enrolled students must refer to the detailed outline in their OWL course site.

1000 Level Courses

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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 1020-001
Class No 1895
Scott Schaffer Tu 4:30 - 6:30 pm 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

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

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.

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.

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.
2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.

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

2100 Level Courses

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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.

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.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2106A-001
Class No 6240
Anabel Quan-Haase    

2133A/B - Public Opinion

The formation of public opinion by governments, corporations, third sector organizations, and special interest groups. Particular attention will be paid to the role of the mass media. Other topics include: socialization, polling, public relations, propaganda, advocacy, and electioneering.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

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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Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2140-001
Class No 1789
Gale Cassidy

2143E - Minority Groups

The analysis of racial, ethnic, political and religious minority groups in terms of their relationship to each other and to society at large. Pluralism, assimilation, competition, conflict, prejudice and discrimination are among the concepts to be studied.
2 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

2144A/B - Sociology of Education

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

Scheduled this year:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2144B-001
Class No 3464
Lauren Barr

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

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:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2166B-001
Class No 6241
Tracey Adams

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:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

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

2173A/B - Problems in Mass Society

This course provides general coverage of the literature related to the notion of late-modern mass society. It focuses on an analysis of popular culture, education, and the media, with an emphasis on how mass production, mass marketing, and mass consumption have penetrated these institutions.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

2179A/B - Promotion of Community Health

The course examines health from a community perspective. The main focus will be on understanding the influence of the community on health, with particular attention to the relationship between social inequality and health. The course will also consider the implications of a sociological perspective for health promotion policies.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

2180A/B - Development and Health Inequalities

This course covers the health of populations in comparative and historical context. It focuses on the factors behind the recent improvements in health and the causes of large health inequalities. Major health policy issues in both developing and developed countries are investigated, such as reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, smoking, and violence.
2 hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): The former Sociology 2279A/B

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

Outline

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

2191A/B - Special Topics in Sociology

This one-term course will deal with selected topics of current interest in Sociology. Topic and course description will be available at the time of registration.
3 lecture/seminar hours, 0.5 course.

2192A/B - Special Topics in Sociology

This one-term course will deal with selected topics of current interest in Sociology. Topic and course description will be available at the time of registration.
3 lecture/seminar hours, 0.5 course.

2200 Level Courses

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2202 - Sociology of Aging

A sociological approach to the study of population and individual aging. Various theoretical approaches are studied, followed by an examination of different research strategies. This serves as foundation for examining selected topics such as gender differences, family ties, retirement, health, and living arrangements.
3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

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

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

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

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

Outline

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

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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Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2212B-001
Class No 6242
Tess Hooks

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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Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2227A-001
Class No 6061
Tess Hooks

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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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

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

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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Instructor

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Winter 2229B-001
Class No 5558
Tess Hooks

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.

Scheduled this year:

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Instructor

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Fall-Winter 2233-650
Class No 3079
Suzanne Ricard

2234E - Social Psychology

An analysis of the theories and research of human conduct in social settings.
3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2233

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

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.

Scheduled this year:

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Instructor

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Outline

Fall-Winter 2235-001
Class No 6243
Gale Cassidy

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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Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2236B-001
Class No 4178
Teresa Abada

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

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Outline

Fall-Winter 2240E-650
Class No 6782
Amanda Zavitz

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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Instructor

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Outline

Fall 2242A-001
Class No 9208
Tess Hooks

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

Fall 2246A-001
Class No 10319
Stephen Lin

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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Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2247B-001
Class No 12096
Lauren Barr

2253A/B - Administration of Criminal Justice

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

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

2256A/B - Sociology of Corrections

This course is an examination of the evolution of corrections and punishment (penology). It will include the historical development, organization and administration of correctional institutions, as well as the development of various models of punishment (deterrence, rehabilitation, retribution, incapacitation).
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):

 

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 2259-001
Class No 2175
Lauren Barr Th 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm online

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:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2266A-650
Class No 6245
Lisa Lyons
Winter 2266B-001
Class No 6244
Sean Waite

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 12067
Lisa Lyons
Winter 2267B-650
Class No 6246
Lisa Lyons

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

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 6262
Scott Schaffer Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm online

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): Sociology 3372F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2172A/B and one of: Sociology 1020, Sociology 1021E, Sociology 1025A/B, Sociology 1026F/G, Sociology 1027A/B.

2281A/B - International Migration in a Globalized World

This course examines contemporary international migration from a sociological and demographic perspective. Topics covered may include: migration theories; immigration trends and policies of developed nations; causes and consequences of migration; integration and citizenship; gender and migration; forced migration and trafficking; undocumented migration; refugees; transnationalism and networks; ethnic communities and multiculturalism.
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.

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

TThis 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.

Scheduled this year:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2298B-001
Class No 10324
Kim Shuey online

2299A/B - Special Topics in Sociology 

This one-term course will deal with selected topics of current interest in Sociology. Topic and course description will be available at the time of registration.
3 lecture/seminar hours, 0.5 course.

3000 Level Courses

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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

Winter 3260B-001
Class No 5601
Dale Ballucci

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 6263
Anabel Quan-Haase Tu 1:30-4:30 pm online

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

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

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.

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.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

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

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.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 3347F-001
Class No 10472
Anders Holm Th 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm online

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.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

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

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.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

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

3364F/G - Selected Topics

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.

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.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

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

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.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

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

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 5921
Kate Choi M 3:30 - 6:30 pm online

3398F/G - Independent Study

Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.
3 hours (reading course), 0.5 course

Prerequisite(s): Open only to third year Honours Specialization Sociology students. Students may take only two of Sociology 3398F/G, Sociology 3399F/G, Sociology 4498F/G, Sociology 4499F/G.

3399F/G - Independent Study

Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.
3 hours (reading course), 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s): Open only to third year Honours Specialization Sociology students. Students may take only two of Sociology 3398F/G, Sociology 3399F/G, Sociology 4498F/G, Sociology 4499F/G.

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

4000 Level Courses

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2200
2100
1000

4400A/B - Introduction to Multivariate Analysis for Social Science

After a review of basic statistics, the course introduces students to popular multivariate techniques such as multiple regression, analysis of variance, path analysis, and logistic regression. The emphasis will be on using these techniques in social science research and on practical applications with the software SPSS.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

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

4401F/G - Everyday Life

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): 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.

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): Sociology 3404F/G. Restricted to Year 4 Honours Specialization in Sociology.

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

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

4408F/G - Advanced Sociology of Health

Advanced sociological concepts, principles, and methods are used in the study of selected topics pertaining to the medical care system. The selected topics may include health and illness behavior, epidemiology, the health professionals, psychiatric sociology, health care organization, and patterns of utilization.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honours Specializations or Honours Double Major in Sociology or Criminology, or the BHSc Aging.

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

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

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.

4432F/G - Forensics and Criminal Investigation

This course is intended to offer students an overview of various elements of the criminal investigation process, from police detective work to forensic science processes. We will use a sociological perspective to examine such topics as: homicide investigation, cold case files, police investigative techniques, and fingerprinting and DNA processes.
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.

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

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.

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

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.

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
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

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

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.

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

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): nrolment 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

4486F/G - Selected Topics: HEALTH INEQUALITIES: DIFFERENCES

The purpose of this course is to (1) document health inequality by race, ethnicity, and national origin, (2) identify mechanisms that lead to health inequalities by race, ethnicity, and nationality, and (3) understand how biological, socio-cultural, and behavioral correlates work together to engender health disparities by race, ethnicity, and national origin.
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

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

4488F/G - Selected Topics

Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.
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.

4498F/G - Independent Study

Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.
3 hours (reading course), 0.5 course.

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

4499F/G - Independent Study

Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.
3 hours (reading course), 0.5 course.

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