Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science

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.

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1020 - Introduction to SociologySOC 1020 offered 2014-15

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 1021E

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2014-2015 1020-001
Class No 2466
Kim Luton M 10:30-11:30, W 10:30-11:30, MC 110 pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2014-2015 1020-002
Class No 2994
Kim Luton Tu 10:30-11:30, Th 10:30-11:30, MC 110 pdf outline

1021E - Introduction to SociologySOC1021E offered 2014-15

This course will cover the same material as Sociology 1020, but will also provide students with the opportunity to enhance their essay-writing skills while pursuing a project or projects involving sociological analysis.
2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 1.0 course.

Antirequisite(s):

Sociology 1020

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2014-2015 1021E-001
Class No 2063
Lauren Barr W 7-9pm, SSC 2032 pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2014-2015 1021E-650
Class No 4565
Suzanne Ricard Online pdf outline
Summer 2014 1021E-650
Class No 1082
Daphne Heywood Online pdf outline
Summer 2014 1021E-651
Class No 1132
Suzanne Ricard Online pdf outline

1025A/B - Society and YouSOC1025 offered 2014-15

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.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 1025A-001
Class No 5864
Lauren Barr W 10:30-12:30, NCB 113 pdf outline

1026F/G - Controversies in SociologySOC1026 offered 2014-15

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.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 1026F-001
Class No 5866
Anton Allahar Th 10:30-12:30; SEB 2200 pdf outline
Winter 2014-2015 1026G-001
Class No 5867
Anton Allahar Th 10:30-12:30; TC 341 pdf outline

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1027A/B - Life is not Always FairSOC1027 offered 2014-15

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.

Outline

 
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 1027B-001
Class No 9606
Wolfgang Lehmann Mon 12:30-2:30, SEB 1200 pdf outline

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2105A/B - The Sociology of YouthSOC2105 offered 2014-15

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 2014-2015 2105A-001
Class No 2990
Georgios Fthenos Tu 9:30-11:30; MC 105B pdf outline

2106A/B - Technology and Society SOC2106 offered 2014-15

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 2014-2015 2106A-001
Class No 5108
Anabel Quan- Haase Th 10:30-12:30; SSC 2050 pdf outline

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.

2139A/B - Social Inequality and Financial Security

      Cross-listed with
ACT SCI 1021A - Intro to Financial Security Systems

Explore the nature and cause of financial security and insecurity; public, private and employer programs and products to reduce financial insecurity. For example, social security, individual insurance and employee pensions will be examined from both an actuarial and sociological perspective.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisites:
Actuarial Science 1021A/B and the former Actuarial Science 2421A/B.
Prerequisite:
Must be enrolled in: Specialization in Sociology, Major in Sociology, Minor in Criminology or Sociology on main campus.

2140 - Social ProblemsSOC1020 offered 2014-15

Survey of issues and theories in the study of social problems with particular attention to contemporary Canadian society.
2 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2014-2015 2140-001
Class No 2275
Cathy Thorpe M 9:30-11:30; SSC 2032 pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2014-2015 2140-002
Class No 3054
Gale Cassidy Tu 9:30-11:30; B&GS 0153 pdf outline
Summer 2014 2140-650
Class No 1207
Cathy Thorpe Online pdf outline

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.

Antirequisite(s):
the former Sociology 143.

2144A/B - Sociology of EducationSOC2144 offered 2014-15

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

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 2144B-001
Class No 5753
Lauren Barr W 10:30-12:30; SSC 2028 pdf outline

2151A/B - The Evolution of CitiesSOC1020 offered 2014-15

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.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 2151A-001
Class No 1988
William Marshall W 3:30-5:30; SSC 2020 pdf outline
Fall 2014-2015 2151A-002
Class No 4567
William Marshall Th 2:30-4:30; SSC 3018 pdf outline

2152A/B - Life in the Contemporary CitySOC2152 offered 2014-15

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.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 2152B-001
Class No 1989
William Marshall Th 1:30-3:30; P&AB 148
Winter 2014-2015 2152B-002
Class No 4388
William Marshall W 3:30-5:30; SSC 2020

2167A/B - Class Politics and the State

An evaluation of the causes and consequences of the modern state, with special attention given to Canada. Examines the sources of the growth of the state and the increasing impact of the state on the economy and class structure of Canada.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

2169 - Work and IndustrySOC 2169 offered 2014-15

The organization of production in pre- industrial, industrial, and post-industrial societies and their impact on work meanings and styles. The development of industrial capitalism and its effects on labor receive special emphasis. Various proposals to alleviate discontents with work in today's society are critically examined.
2 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2014-2015 2169-001
Class No 1648
Erin Demaiter M 10:30-12:30; SSC 2024 pdf outline

2172A/B - Advertising and SocietySOC1020 offered 2014-15

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 2014-2015 2172A-001
Class No 2829
Gale Cassidy W 3:30-5:30; SH 3345 pdf outline
Fall 2014-2015 2172A-002
Class No 3210
Gale Cassidy Tu 12:30-2:30; SEB 1059 pdf outline
Winter 2014-2015 2172B-001
Class No 1649
Gale Cassidy W 3:30-5:30; SH 3345 pdf outline
Winter 2014-2015 2172B-002
Class No 4297
Gale Cassidy Tu 12:30-2:30; SEB 1059 pdf outline

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 HealthSOC2179 offered 2014-15

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

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 2179B-650
Class No 5752
Cathy Thorpe Online
Summer 2014 2179A-650
Class No 1156
Cathy Thorpe Online pdf outline

2180A/B - Development and Health InequalitiesSOC 2180 offered 2014-15

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 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

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

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 2180B-001
Class No 5882
Rachel Margolis Tu 2:30-4:30; B&GS 0153 pdf outline

2191A/B - Special Topics in Sociology: Sport and SocietySOC2191 offered 2014-15

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. 2
lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 2191B-001
Class No 7004
Daisy Hamelinck M 3:30-5:30; SSC 2028

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.

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2202 - Sociology of AgingSOC2202 offered 2014-2015

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, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2014-2015 2202-001
Class No 3399
Ingrid Arnet Connidis (fall)
Stephen Lin (winter)
W 2:30-5:30; SSC 3026 pdf outline

2205A/B - Statistics for SociologySOC2205 offered 2014-15

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 hours, 0.5 course.

Mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

[Courses on the following antirequisite list are treated as substitutions for this course as follows:

  1. Students who have taken a course from the following antirequisite list, will need to replace Sociology 2205A/B Statistics for Sociology with an additional 0.5 Sociology course at the 2200 level.
  2. Students who have completed Social Work 2207 or the former Social Work 2205 must replace both Sociology 2205A/B Statistics for Sociology and Sociology 2206A/B Research Methods in Sociology with 1.0 Sociology course(s) at the 2200 level.]
Antirequisite(s):
Biology 2244A/B, Economics 2122A/B, 2222A/B, Geography 2210A/B, Health Sciences 3801A/B, MOS 2242A/B, Psychology 2810, 2820E, 2830A/B, 2850A/B, 2851A/B, the former 2885, Social Work 2207A/B, former Social Work 2205, Statistical Sciences 2035, 2141A/B, 2143A/B, 2244A/B, 2858A/B and the former 2122A/B (and Statistical Sciences 2037A/B if taken before Fall 2010).
[Please consult this more comprehensive list of introductory statistics courses that are antirequisites for each other.]
Prerequisite(s):
At least 60% average in 1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 2205A-001
Class No 2830
William Marshall M 12:30-2:30, W 12:30-1:30; SSC 2020 pdf outline
Fall 2014-2015 2205A-002
Class No 2831
William Marshall Th 6-9 pm; SSC 2020 pdf outline
Fall 2014-2015 2205A-003
Class No 4568
Michael Rooyakkers M 9:30-11:30, W 9:30-10:30; SSC 2020 pdf outline
Winter 2014-2015 2205B-001
Class No 3212
Yvonne Asare-Bediako M 2:30-4:30, W 2:30-3:30; HSB 240
Winter 2014-2015 2205B-002
Class No 5754
Jinette Comeau Tu 10:30-11:30, Th 10:30-12:30; SSC 3024 pdf outline
Summer 2014 2205A-650
Class No 1140
William Marshall Online pdf outline

Please note that Sociology students registered on main campus must take their core courses (Sociology 2205A/B, 2206A/B, 2240E or 2270A/B and 2271A/B) on main campus or through Distance Studies. We will not consider special permissions for main campus sociology students to take these courses at the affiliated colleges during Intersession/Summer.

2206A/B - Research Methods in SociologySOC2206 offered 2014-15

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

Mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Courses on the following antirequisite list are treated as substitutions for this course as follows:

  1. Students who have taken a course from the following antirequisite list will need to replace Sociology 2206A/B Research Methods in Sociology with an additional 0.5 Sociology course at the 2200 level.
  2. Students who have completed Social Work 2207 or the former Social Work 2205 must replace both Sociology 2205A/B Statistics for Sociology and Sociology 2206A/B Research Methods in Sociology with 1.0 Sociology course(s) at the 2200 level.]
Antirequisite(s):
The former Sociology 231, Social Work 2207 or the former Social Work 2205, Health Sciences 2801A/B or the former Health Sciences 2800.
Prerequisite(s):
At least 60% average in 1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 2206A-001
Class No 3211
Yvonne Asare-Bediako M 2:30-4:30, W 2:30-3:30; P&AB 106 pdf outline
Fall 2014-2015 2206A-002
Class No 5755
Yvonne Asare-Bediako Tu 10:30-12:30, Th 10:30-11:30; SSC 3024 pdf outline
Winter 2014-2015 2206B-001
Class No 2832
William Marshall M 12:30-2:30, W 12:30-1:30; P&AB 148
Winter 2014-2015 2206B-002
Class No 2833
William Marshall Th 6-9 pm; SSC 2020
Winter 2014-2015 2206B-003
Class No 4569
Stephen Lin M 9:30-11:30, W 9:30-10:30; SSC 3026 pdf outline
Summer 2014 2206A-650
Class No 1206
William Marshall Online pdf outline

Please note that Sociology students registered on main campus must take their core courses (Sociology 2205A/B, 2206A/B, 2240E or 2270A/B and 2271A/B) on main campus or through Distance Studies. We will not consider special permissions for main campus sociology students to take these courses at the affiliated colleges during Intersession/Summer.

2212A/B - Women in Third World DevelopmentSOC2212 offered 2014-2015

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.

Antirequisite(s):
The former Women's Studies 261F/G if taken between 1998-2004.
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/B, 1027A/B.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 2212A-001
Class No 5756
Tess Hooks Tu 10:30-12:30, Th 10:30-11:30; SSC 3014 pdf outline

2233 - Social PsychologySOC2233 offered 2014-15

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, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2014-2015 2233-001
Class No 1650
Darren Rainhard Tu 10:30-11:30, Th 10:30-12:30; SSC 2024 pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2014-2015 2233-650
Class No 4570
Suzanne Ricard Online pdf outline

2234E - Social PsychologySOC 2234 offered Summer 2014

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

 

Scheduled this year:

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Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2014 2234E-650
Class No 1208
Tom Murphy Online pdf outline

2235 - The FamilySOC2235 offered 2014-15

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

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

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2014-2015 2235-001
Class No 3971
Gale Cassidy M 6-9 pm; SSC 2020 pdf outline
Summer 2014 2235-650
Class No 1053
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, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

2237 - Social Change

The study of the sources, patterns, and consequences of change in various social structures within the historical and contemporary contexts. Classic and modern theories will be evaluated, and problems encountered in producing and guiding change will be analyzed.
3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

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

2239 - Social InequalitySOC2239 offered 2014-15

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. Different societies are examined but emphasis is on the development and contemporary structure of the Canadian class system.
3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

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

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2014-2015 2239-001
Class No 6305
Daphne Heywood M 9:30-11:30, W 9:30-10:30; SSC 2028 pdf outline
Summer 2014 2239-650
Class No 1145
Tess Hooks Online outline

2240E - Survey of Sociological TheorySOC2240 offered 2014-15

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

Sociology 2240E or 2270A/B and 2271A/B are mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B or the former Sociology 230.
Prerequisite(s):
At least 60% in 1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2014-2015 2240E-001
Class No 1651
Charles G. Levine M 6-9pm; SSC 2032 pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2014-2015 2240E-002
Class No 2479
Charles G. Levine W 2:30-5:30; SSC 3014 pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2014-2015 2240E-003
Class No 5109
Charles G. Levine Tu 2:30-5:30; SSC 3026 pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2014-2015 2240E-650
Class No 3972
Amanda Zavitz- Gocan Online pdf outline
Summer 2014 2240E-650
Class No 1209
Amanda Zavitz-Gocan Online pdf outline

Please note that Sociology students registered on main campus must take their core courses (Sociology 2205A/B, 2206A/B, 2240E or 2270A/B and 2271A/B) on main campus or through Distance Studies. We will not consider special permissions for main campus sociology students to take these courses at the affiliated colleges during Intersession/Summer.

2241E - Men and Women in Society: Gender Issues in SociologySOC2241 offered 2014-15

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, 1.0 course.

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

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Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2014-2015 2241E-001
Class No 2991
Young-Hwa Hong Tu 12:30-1:30, Th 12:30-2:30; SSC 3014 pdf outline

2246A/B - Sociology of Health and IllnessSOC2246 offered 2014-15

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 or former Health Sciences 245.
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

pdf Outline

Fall 2014-2015 2246A-001
Class No 3213
Kayla Baum M 11:30-1:30, W 11:30-12:30; SSC 2032 pdf outline

2247A/B - Sociology of Health CareSOC 2247 offered 2014-2015

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 or former Health Sciences 245.
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 2247B-650 Lauren Barr Online pdf outline
Summer 2014 2247A-650
Class No 1610
Lauren Barr Online outline

2253A/B - Administration of Criminal JusticeSOC2253 offered 2014-15

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.

Antirequisite(s):
The former Sociology 253F/G.
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 2253A-001
Class No 5758
Laura Huey M 2:30-5:30; B&GS 0165 pdf outline
Fall 2014-2015 2253A-002
Class No 5759
Laura Huey W 2:30-5:30; SSC 2050 pdf outline
Fall 2014-2015 2253A-650
Class No 5760
Lisa Lyons Online pdf outline
Winter 2014-2015 2253B-650
Class No 9613
Lisa Lyons Online pdf outline
Summer 2014 2253A-650
Class No 1210
Danielle Hryniewicz Online pdf outline

2256A/B - Sociology of CorrectionsSOC2256 offered 2014-15

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):
Sociology 2253A/B.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 2256B-001
Class No 5761
Jennifer Silcox Tu 7-10 p.m.; SSC 2028 pdf outline

2259 - Sociology of DevianceSOC2259 offered 2014-15

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

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2014-2015 2259-001
Class No 1815
Kim Luton Tu 3:30-5:30 SEB 1200, Th 3:30-4:30; SSC 3024 pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2014-2015 2259-002
Class No 2992
Lauren Barr W 1:30-4:30; SSC 2032 pdf outline
Summer 2014-2015 2259-650
Class No 1141
Kim Luton Online pdf outline

2260A/B - Sociology of LawSOC2260 offered 2014-15

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

Antirequisite(s):
The former Sociology 260F/G.
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from: Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 2260A-650
Class No 3400
Kane Faucher Online pdf outline
Winter 2014-2015 2260B-001
Class No 3107
Georgios Fthenos M 12:30-1:30, W 12:30-2:30; UCC 37
Winter 2014-2015 2260B-650
Class No 3973
Kane Faucher Online

2266A/B - An Introduction to CriminologySOC2266 offered 2014-15

The sociological aspects of crime in Canada. The measurement patterns, causes and social explanations of criminal behavior will be examined.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

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

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 2266A-001
Class No 2993
Paul-Philippe Paré Tu 12:30-3:30; SSC 2032 pdf outline
Fall 2014-2015 2266A-002
Class No 5762
Pamela Glatt Th 2:30-5:30; B&GS 0153 pdf outline
Fall 2014-2015 2266A-650
Class No 5763
Lisa Lyons Online pdf outline
Summer 2014-2015 2266A-650
Class No 1110
Lisa Lyons Online pdf outline

2267A/B - Youth in Conflict with the LawSOC2267 offered 2014-15

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:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 2267B-001
Class No 5110
Georgios Fthenos Tu 10:30-12:30; Th 10:30-11:30; SSC 2032
Winter 2014-2015 2267B-002
Class No 5764
Daphne Heywood W. 6-9 p.m.; SSC 2028 pdf outline
Winter 2014-2015 2267B-650
Class No 5765
Lisa Lyons Online pdf outline
Summer 2014-2015 2267A-650
Class No 1129
Lisa Lyons Online pdf outline

2270A/B - Foundations of Social TheorySOC2270 offered 2014-15

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.

Sociology 2240E or 2270A/B and 2271A/B are mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 2240E or the former Sociology 230.
Prerequisite(s):
At least 60% in 1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

Please note that Sociology students registered on main campus must take their core courses (Sociology 2205A/B, 2206A/B, 2240E or 2270A/B and 2271A/B) on main campus or through Distance Studies. We will not consider special permissions for main campus sociology students to take these courses at the affiliated colleges during Intersession/Summer.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 2270A-001
Class No 2313
Doug Mann Tu 1:30-3:30; MC 110 pdf outline

2271A/B - Survey of Contemporary Theory SOC2271 offered 2014-15

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.

Sociology 2240E or 2270A/B and 2271A/B are mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 2240E or the former Sociology 230.
Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2270A/B.

 

Please note that Sociology students registered on main campus must take their core courses (Sociology 2205A/B, 2206A/B, 2240E or 2270A/B and 2271A/B) on main campus or through Distance Studies. We will not consider special permissions for main campus sociology students to take these courses at the affiliated colleges during Intersession/Summer.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 2271B-001
Class No 2314
Doug Mann Tu 1:30-3:30; 3M 3250

2275A/B - Advertising, Media and SocietySOC2275 offered 2014-15

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

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 2275B-001
Class No 5391
Doug Mann Tu 9:30-10:30, Th 9:30-11:30; SH 3345

2281A/B - International Migration in a Globalized WorldSOC2281 offered 2014-15

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 or the former 232E
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 2281A-001
Class No 5454
Stephen Lin M 11:30-12:30, W 10:30-12:30; P&AB 148 pdf outline

2285A/B - 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.

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

 

2298A/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.

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.

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3301F/G - The Internet and SocietySOC3301 offered 2014-15

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):
Enrollment in third or fourth year of Sociology or Criminology Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 3301G-001
Class No 5392
Anabel Quan- Haase M 1:30-4:30; SSC 3014

3306A/B - Investigating the Social World: Quantitative ResearchSOC3306 offered 2014-15

Mandatory for third-year Sociology students in an Honors 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.

Antirequisite(s):
The former Sociology 3302A/B.
Prerequisite(s):
Enrollment in Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major in Sociology or Criminology with a minimum grade of 60% in both Sociology 2205A/B and 2206A/B. Non honors students require a minimum grade of 70% in both Sociology 2205A/B and 2206A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 3306A-001
Class No 3335
Andrea Willson Tu 9:30-12:30; SH 3305  
Fall 2014-2015 3306A-002
Class No 5767
Stephen Lin Th 9:30-12:30; TH 3154 pdf outline
Winter 2014-2015 3306B-001
Class No 3401
Teresa Abada W 9:30-12:30; SSC 3006

3307F/G - Investigating the Social World: Qualitative ResearchSOC3307 offered 2014-15

Mandatory for third-year Sociology students in an Honors 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, 3311F/G.
Prerequisite(s):
Enrollment in Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major in Sociology or Criminology with a minimum grade of 60% in both Sociology 2205A/B and 2206A/B. Non honors students require a minimum grade of 70% in both Sociology 2205A/B and 2206A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 3307F-001
Class No 3402
Wolfgang Lehmann W 1:30-4:30; SSC 3010 pdf outline
Winter 2014-2015 3307G-001
Class No 3257
Laura Huey Tu 1:30-4:30; SSC 3014 pdf outline
Winter 2014-2015 3307G-002
Class No 5525
Laura Huey M 1:30-4:30; SSC 2036 pdf outline

3308F/G - Work and Health Across the Life CourseSOC3308 offered 2014-15

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):
Sociology 1020 or 1021E and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology, BMOS.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 3308G-001
Class No 6306
Kim Shuey Th 9:30-12:30; SSC 3014

3312A/B - Wrongfully ConvictedSOC3312 offered 2014-15

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):
Sociology 2253A/B and enrollment in third or fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Majors in Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 3312F-001
Class No 5768
Kim Luton Th 12:30-3:30; SSC 3024 pdf outline
Summer 2014-2015 3312F-001
Class No 2412
Kim Luton Online pdf outline

3315F/G - Work and Policy in an Aging Society

The course will examine the interface between work and policy in Canada's aging society. Reciprocal influences of shifts in the nature of work and the aging of the workforce will be studied. Key topics include organization of work, balancing work and eldercare, retirement, pensions, and generational equity.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 1020 or 1021E and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology, BMOS.

3317A/B - Problems of Mass Higher EducationSOC3317 offered 2014-15

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):
Sociology 1020 or 1021E and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 3317B-001
Class No 5769

James Côté

Tu 9:30-12:30; SSC 3014 pdf outline

3320F/G - Youth and SocietySOC3320 offered 2014-15

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):
Sociology 1020 or 1021E and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 3320F-001
Class No 5770
James Côté W 9:30-12:30; TH 3154 pdf outline

3321F/G - Identity and SocietySOC3321 offered 2014-15

An in-depth analysis of social psychological theories of identity, with an emphasis on the social factors influencing the formation and maintenance of various forms of identity.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
The former Sociology 2222A/B.
Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2233 or 2234E.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 3321F-001
Class No 9614
James Côté Tu 9:30-12:30; TH 3154 pdf outline

3323F/G - Sociology of Genocide

Using the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, Rwanda and/or Bosnia as templates we employ a multidisciplinary approach - drawing from criminological, cultural, social-psychological and other approaches - to explore the crime of genocide. Our goal is to understand the factors that lead individuals and groups to participate in mass killings.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
History 3427E.
Prerequisite(s):
Restricted to Year 3 and Year 4 Honors Specialization in Sociology or Criminology on main Campus.

3341F/G - The Social Construction of GenderSOC1020 offered 2014-15

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):
Sociology 1020 or 1021E and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 3341G-001
Class No 7036
Tess Hooks Th 9:30-12:30; SSC 3006

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):
Sociology 1020 or 1021E and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology.

 

3357F/G - Crime and Deviance in the WorkplaceSOC3357 offered 2014-15

This course will survey the empirical research and theoretical issues surrounding occupational and organizational crime and deviance in private and public organizations. What constitutes crime at work is a contested category and attention will be focused on the role power plays in the definition and prosecution of crime.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 1020 or 1021E as well as third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology or BMOS.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 3357F-001
Class No 3339
Georgios Fthenos Th 1:30-4:30; SSC 3028 pdf outline
Winter 2014-2015 3357G-001
Class No 5111
Tom Murphy Th 1:30-4:30; SSC 2036

3358F/G - Women and CrimeSOC3358 offered 2014-15

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.

Antirequisite(s):
The former Sociology 2257A/B. [note: Women and Crime was formerly taught as Soc 2257]
Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2266A/B, and enrollment in third or fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Majors in Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 3358G-001
Class No 4925
Kim Luton W12:30-3:30; HSB 11

3362F/G - Sociology of UtopiaSOC3362 offered 2014-15

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):
Sociology 1020 or 1021E and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 3362F-001
Class No 9615
Michael Gardiner Tu 1:30-4:30; SSC 5406 pdf outline

3363F/G - Sociology of Terrorism

A sociological examination of the construction, causes, manifestations, and consequences of terrorism. This course explores the discursive construction of "terrorism" from dominant and subaltern perspectives; analyzes the causes and manifestations of terrorist actions; and engages in a comparison of the impact of responses to terrorism by the US and Canada.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 1020 or 1021E and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology.

3364F/G - Selected Topics

Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 1020 or 1021E and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology.

3365F/G - Selected Topic

Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 1020 or 1021E and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology.

3381F/G - Migration and FamilySOC3381 offered 2014-15

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 2225
Prerequisite(s):
Enrollment in third or fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology and Sociology 2205A/B.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 3381F-001
Class No 5883
Kate Choi Th 1:30-4:30; SSC 2020 pdf outline

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 Honors Specialization Sociology students. Students may take only two of Sociology 3398F/G, 3399F/G, 4498F/G, 4499F/G.

 

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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 Honors Specialization Sociology students. Students may take only two of Sociology 3398F/G, 3399F/G, 4498F/G, 4499F/G.

 

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3404F/G - Modern Sociological TheorySOC3404 offered 2014-15

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

Mandatory for students in year 3 of an Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major offered through the Department of Sociology.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 4404F/G
Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2240E or both Sociology 2270A/B and 2271A/B and enrollment in third year of Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology or Criminology. 

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 3404F-001
Class No 3741
Mark Jull Mon 1:30-4:30; SSC 3010 pdf outline
Fall 2014-2015 3404F-002
Class No 3974
Mark Jull
Tu 1:30-4:30; AH 101 pdf outline
Winter 2014-2015 3404G-001
Class No 3742
Mark Jull
Tu 1:30-4:30; WL 257 pdf outline
Winter 2014-2015 3404G-002
Class No 5772
Michael Gardiner W 1:30-4:30; SH 3355 pdf outline

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4400A/B - Introduction to Multivariate Analysis for Social ScienceSOC4400 offered 2014-15

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.

Instructor's Note: The course will provide an introduction to statistical concepts and techniques used in social science research. It is designed to provide you insights about how quantitative data is collected and how these collected data are then analyzed for information while placing a special emphasis about the underlying assumptions behind each statistical technique. This is an applied course where the focus will be on (1) the application of statistical techniques to answer empirical questions and (2) the interpretation of quantitative evidence. To accomplish this goal, the course will also provide an introduction to STATA.

Antirequisite(s):
The former Sociology 3300A/B.
Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2205A/B and 2206A/B or the former 231 (or equivalent) and enrollment in fourth year of an Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major in Social Science. 
60% in Sociology 2205A/B and 2206A/B or the former 231.
If not in an Honors Specialization, a minimum grade of 70% in Sociology 2205A/B and 2206A/B or the former 231 or written permission from Department.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 4400A-001
Class No 5484
Kate Choi W 1:30-4:30; SSC 5220 pdf outline

4401F/G - Everyday LifeSOC4401 offered 2014-15

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):
Enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 4401F-001
Class No 9601
Michael Gardiner W 9:30-12:30; SSC 5406 pdf outline

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 Honors Specialization in Sociology.

 

4405F/G - Seminar in Sociological TheorySOC4405 offered 2014-15

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 3404F/G and enrollment in fourth year of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 4405G-001
Class No 6307
Tom Murphy M 9:30-12:30; SSC 5406

4406F/G - Social Demography

The relevance of demographic processes to social organization and the interrelation of fertility, mortality and migration with social psychological and structural variables.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2236A/B or Sociology 2232 and enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

4407F/G - Criminological Theory and ResearchSOC4407 offered 2014-15

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 4486 taught in 2010.
Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2253A/B, Sociology 2266A/B, and enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 4407G-001
Class No 5774
Paul-Philippe Paré Tu 1:30-4:30; SSC 5406 pdf outline

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 Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology, or the BHSc Aging.

4410F/G - Globalization, Democracy and ChangeSOC4410 offered 2014-15

This seminar examines the phenomenon of globalization, democracy, and change. The theoretical assumptions and ideological implications of these phenomena will be discussed in relation to developed and developing countries. Discussions will be informed by the literature on democratic theory and development theory.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

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

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 4410F-001
Class No 9602
Anton Allahar Tu 9:30-12:30; SSC 5406 pdf outline

4415F/G - Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Gender Inequality

This course will introduce students to a range of recent theoretical formulations, mainly from feminist authors, relating to the conceptualization and investigation of gender and gender inequality.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

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

4416F/G - MigrationSOC4416 offered 2014-15

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):
Enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 4416G-001
Class No 5522
Teresa Abada Th 9:30-12:30; SSC 5406 pdf outline

4420F/G - Race, Class and ColonialismSOC4420 offered 2014-15

In analyses of social inequality the concept of class has been assigned a pivotal role, recently it has been overshadowed by the term race. Focusing on colonial expansion, slavery and indentureship, this course will explore the multi-dimensional features of power struggles along lines of class, "race," ethnicity, culture, and nation.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 4485F/G or the former Sociology 485F/G if taken in 2008-09, 2006-07, 2004-05, 2001-02, 1999-00, 1997-98.
Prerequisite(s):
Enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 4420G-001
Class No 9603
Anton Allahar Tu 9:30-12:30; SSC 5406 pdf outline

4421F/G - Race and Minority Relations

This course invokes the political economy and political sociology of identity and will use the concepts of primordialism, globalization and ethnic entrepreneurship as its points of departure to assess how such claims to belonging as race, minority status, culture, and nationalism inform politically correct behaviour in contemporary society.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
The former Sociology 485F/G if taken in 2005-06, 2002-03, 2000-01, 1998-99.
Prerequisite(s):
Enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

4425F/G - Advanced Sociology of YouthSOC4425 offered 2014-15

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):
Sociology 3320F/G and Enrollment in Honors Specialization in Sociology or Criminology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 4425G-001
Class No 7303
James Côté W 9:30-12:30; SSC 5427 pdf outline

NEW!
4432F/G - Forensics and Criminal InvestigationSOC4432 offered 2014-15

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.

Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2253A/B and enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 4432G-001
Class No 9604
Laura Huey Th 1:30-4:30; SSC 5406 pdf outline

NEW!
4434F/G - Social Movements and Protest

This course examines topics such as the development and decline of social movements, why some people become activists, protest tactics, and state repression of activism. As part of this course, students will research and collect original data on a social movement in the community.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major in Sociology or Criminology.

 

4437F/G - Advanced Sociology of DevianceSOC4437 offered 2014-15

Current theory and research in the Sociology of Deviance.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 4437F-001
Class No 7287
Michael Courey Th 1:30-4:30; SSC 5406 pdf outline

4441A/B - Demographic Analysis

A survey of the main methods used in empirical research on human populations. Emphasis will be given to the analysis of fertility, mortality and life expectancy, international and internal migration, demographic growth, changing composition and population aging.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Instructor's Note: This course introduces students to the field of population studies and the tools used by demographers to study the size, structure, and dynamics of human populations. It covers the collection, evaluation, and analysis of demographic data; census and vital registration systems; morbidity, disability, mortality, fertility, and migration; life table construction; and population projections. We will also discuss how demographic methods can be used to study other topics, such as education, health disparities, disability, and prison populations, in order to provide an understanding of how these methods are applied outside the field of traditional demography. This course is open to students from other disciplines.

Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 2236A/B or Sociology 2232 and Sociology 3306A/B (or the former Sociology 3302A/B) and enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

 

4442F/G - Serial KillersSOC4442 offered 2014-15

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 2253A/B and 2266A/B and enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 4442F-001
Class No 5775
Kim Luton M 1:30-4:30; SSC 5406 pdf outline
Winter 2014-2015 4442G-001
Class No 5776
Kim Luton M 1:30-4:30; SSC 5406

4450F/G - Education and SocietySOC4450 offered 2014-15

This seminar will look at classical and contemporary theories as well as recent empirical research in the sociology of education. Emphasis will be placed on examining: the relationship between educational institutions and processes and the reproduction of social inequality; and the competing visions of educational reform offered in recent years.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):
Enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 4450G-001
Class No 9605
Wolfgang Lehmann W 1:30-4:30; SSC 5406 pdf outline

4451F/G - Policing and SocietySOC4451 offered 2014-15

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):
Sociology 2253A/B and enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology.

 

Outline
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2014-2015 4451F-001
Class No 5112
Paul-Philippe Paré W 1:30-4:30; SSC 5406 pdf outline

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):
Enrollment in fourth year of the Honors Specialization in Criminology.

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 Honors Specializations, or in third or fourth year of the Media, Information and Technoculture Program/Module or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

4476F/G - Sociology of Aging: Selected Topics

An in-depth analysis of a selected topic central to the Sociology of aging (available at time of registration). Related theory, research methods, and policy are critically examined in a comprehensive study of current research and trends, social change, and forecasts for the future.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

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

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.

Antirequisite(s):
The former Sociology 486F/G if taken before September 1997.
Prerequisite(s):
Sociology 3306A/B or the former Sociology 3302A/B and enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology or BHSc Aging.

4485F/G - Selected topics in Sociology

Half-term course dealing with selected topics in Sociology. Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

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

4486F/G - Selected Topics in Sociology

Half-term course dealing with selected topics in Sociology. 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 Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

4487F/G - Selected Topics in Sociology: Political SociologySOC4487 offered 2014-15

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 Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.
Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2014-2015 4487B-001
Class No 10025
Josh P. Curtis Th 1:30-4:30; SSC 5427 pdf outline

4488F/G - Selected Topics in Sociology

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

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

4497E - Senior Research Seminar

A full year seminar course involving a complete research experience from conceptualization through data analysis to learning the requirements associated with writing and submitting a journal article. Valuable for students intending to pursue graduate level training.
3 seminar hours, 1.0 course.

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

4498F/G - Independent Study

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

Prerequisite(s):
Enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology, or written permission of Department. Students may take only two of Sociology 3398F/G, 3399F/G, 4498F/G, 4499F/G.

 

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4499F/G - Independent Study

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

Prerequisite(s):
Enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology, or written permission of Department. Students may take only two of Sociology 3398F/G, 3399F/G, 4498F/G, 4499F/G.

 

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