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.

1000 Level Courses

2100 2200 3000 4000

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 1021E

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2013-14 1020-001
Class No 2555
Kim Luton Mon, Wed 10:30-11:30
MC-110
outline
Fall-Winter 2013-14 1020-002
Class No 3126
Kim Luton Tues, Thurs 10:30-11:30
MC-110
outline

1021E - Introduction to SociologyOffered Summer 2014

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

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2014 1021E-650
Class No 1082
Daphne Heywood Online outline
Summer 2014 1021E-651
Class No 1132
Suzanne Ricard Online outline
Fall-Winter 2013-14 1021E-001
Class No 2118
Lauren Barr Wed 7:00-9:00 PM
SSC-2032
outline
Fall-Winter 2013-14 1021E-650
Class No 4985
Suzanne Ricard Online outline

1025A/B - Society and You

The sociological imagination helps us see how society shapes our lives and how we, as individuals, can change society. It also helps us understand the relationship between problems we face as individuals and issues in society as a whole. We focus on three core issues: inequality, institutions, and social change.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 1025A-001
Class No 8544
Catherine Corrigall-Brown Mon 1:30-3:30
SSC-2024
outline
Winter 2013-14 1025B-001
Class No 8545
Catherine Corrigall-Brown Tues 12:30-2:30
SSC-2028
outline

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.

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 1026F-001
Class No 8546
Anton Allahar Thurs 10:30-12:30
SSC-2028
outline
Winter 2013-14 1026G-001
Class No 8547
Anton Allahar Thurs 10:30-12:30 UC-142 outline

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1027A/B - Life is not Always Fair

In this introductory sociology course, we will challenge commonly held assumptions about individual success, talent and merit. Students will be introduced to important sociological debates about the nature of inequality, and how different social institutions and processes are implicated in the creation and maintenance of this inequality.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

2100 Level Courses

1000 2200 3000 4000

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.

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 2105A-001
Class No 3122
Sarah Driessens Tues 9:30-11:30 AM
SSC-2028
outline

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.

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 2106A-001
Class No 5735
Anabel Quan-Haase Thurs 10:30-12:30
B&GS-0165
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.

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-2014 2133A-650 Gaile McGregor Online outline

2139A/B - Social Inequality and Financial Security

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 Problemsoffered Summer 2014

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

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2014 2140-650
Class No 1207
Cathy Thorpe Online  
Fall-Winter 2013-14 2140-001
Class No 2353
Darlene Balandin Mon 9:30-11:30 AM
SEB-1059
outline
Fall-Winter 2013-14 2140-002
Class No 3190
Gale Cassidy Tues 9:30-11:30 AM
SSC-2024
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 Education

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

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 2144B-001
Class No 8397
Wolfgang Lehmann Wed 9:30-11:30 AM
NCB-117
outline

2151A/B - The Evolution of Cities

Along with the "Agricultural Revolution" and the "Industrial Revolution" we have experienced an "Urban Revolution". This course examines the shift from rural life to "Urbanism" as our predominant way of life. Cities are analysed from cross-cultural, theoretical and evolutionary perspectives.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 2151A-001
Class No 2036
William Marshall Wed 3:30-5:30
SSC-3026
outline
Fall 2013-14 2151A-002
Class No 4988
William Marshall Thurs 2:30-4:30
SSC-3024
outline

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.

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 2152B-001
Class No 2037
William Marshall Thurs 1:30-3:30
SEB-1059
outline
Winter 2013-14 2152B-002
Class No 4778
William Marshall Wed 3:30-5:30
SH-2317
outline

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 Industry

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.

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2013-14 2169-001
Class No 1672
Erin Demaiter Mon 10:30-12:30
SSC-2032
outline

2172A/B - Advertising and Society

The social role of advertising and public relations in society. Special emphasis is given to advertising content, the mechanisms of persuasion, and controversies over advertising effects on human behavior and socialization.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 2172A-001
Class No 2948
Gale Cassidy Wed 2:30-4:30
UC-224
outline
Fall 2013-14 2172A-002
Class No 3359
Gale Cassidy Tues 12:30-2:30
SSC-2050
outline
Winter 2013-14 2172B-001
Class No 1673
Gale Cassidy Wed 3:30-5:30
SH-3345
outline
Winter 2013-14 2172B-002
Class No 4646
Gale Cassidy Tues 12:30-2:30
SEB-2200
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.

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-2014 2173B-650
Class No 3507
Gaile McGregor Online outline

2179A/B - Promotion of Community Healthoffered Summer 2014

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.

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2014 2179A-650
Class No 1156
Cathy Thorpe Online
Winter 2013-2014 2179B-650
Class No 8396
Cathy Thorpe Online outline

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 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

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

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 2180B-001
Class No 8563
Rachel Margolis Tues 2:30-4:30
SEB-2200
outline

2191A/B - Special Topics in Sociology: Sport and Society

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.

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 2191B-001
Class No 10869
Daisy Hamelinck Mon 3:30-5:30
SSC-3022
outline

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

1000 2100 3000 4000

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

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2013-14 2202-001
Class No 3560
Ingrid Connidis Wed 2:30-5:30
SSC-3024
outline

2205A/B - Statistics for Sociologyoffered Summer 2014

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

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2014 2205A-650
Class No 1140
William Marshall Online
Fall 2013-14 2205A-001
Class No 2949
William Marshall Mon 12:30-2:30
Wed 12:30-1:30
SSC-2020
outline
Fall 2013-14 2205A-002
Class No 2950
William Marshall Thurs 6:00-9:00
SSC-2020
outline
Fall 2013-14 2205A-003
Class No 4989
Gail Perry Mon 9:30-11:30 AM
Wed 9:30-10:30 AM
SSC-3028
outline
Winter 2013-14 2205B-001
Class No 3361
Teresa Abada Mon 2:30-3:30
Wed 2:30-4:30
UCC-37
outline
Winter 2013-14 2205B-002
Class No 8398
Stacey Hallman Tues 10:30-11:30
Thurs 10:30-12:30
SSC-2020
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 Sociologyoffered Summer 2014

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2014 2206A-650
Class No 1206
William Marshall Online  
Fall 2013-14 2206A-001
Class No 3360
Stacey Hallman Mon 9:30-11:30 AM
Wed 9:30-10:30 AM
UC-224
outline
Fall 2013-14 2206A-002
Class No 8399
Nick Spence Tues 10:30-12:30
Thurs 10:30-11:30
B&GS-0153
outline
Winter 2013-14 2206B-001
Class No 2951
William Marshall Mon 12:30-2:30
Wed 12:30-1:30
SSC-2020
outline
Winter 2013-14 2206B-002
Class No 2952
William Marshall Thurs 6:00-9:00 PM
SSC-2020
outline
Winter 2013-14 2206B-003
Class No 4990
Ryan Broll Mon 9:30-11:30
Wed 9:30-10:30
WL-258
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 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.

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 2212A-001
Class No 8400
Tess Hooks Tues 10:30-12:30
Thurs 10:30-11:30
SSC-3014
outline

2233 - Social Psychology

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

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 2234E
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2013-14 2233-001
Class No 1674
Darlene Balandin Tues 10:30-11:30
Thurs 10:30-12:30
SSC-2032
outline
Fall-Winter 2013-2014 2233-650
Class No 10698
Suzanne Ricard Online outline

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

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2014 2234E-650
Class No 1208
William Marshall Online  
Fall 2013-14 2234E-001
Class No 9622
Darren Rainhard Wed 6:00-9:00
SSC-3006
outline

2235 - The Familyoffered Summer 2014

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2014 2235-650
Class No 1053
Gale Cassidy Online outline
Fall-Winter 2013-14 2235-001
Class No 4250
Gale Cassidy Mon 6:00-9:00
SSC-2020
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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 2236A-001
Class No 5245
Teresa Abada Mon 2:30-3:30
Wed 2:30-4:30
SEB-1059
outline

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 Inequalityoffered Summer 2014

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2014 2239-650
Class No 1145
Tess Hooks Online  
Fall-Winter 2013-14 2239-001
Class No 9738
Young-Hwa Hong Mon 1:30-3:30
Wed 1:30-2:30
SEB-2202
outline

2240E - Survey of Sociological Theoryoffered Summer 2014

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2014 2240E-650
Class No 1209
Amanda Zavitz-Gocan Online  
Fall-Winter 2013-14 2240E-001
Class No 1676
Charles G. Levine Thurs 12:30-3:30
SSC-3026
outline
    
Fall-Winter 2013-14 2240E-002
Class No 2568
Charles G. Levine Wed 2:30-5:30
SSC-3014
Fall-Winter 2013-14 2240E-003
Class No 5736
Charles G. Levine Tues 2:30-5:30
SSC-3028
Fall-Winter 2013-2014 2240E-650
Class No 4251
Amanda Zavitz-Gocan Online 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 Sociology

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2013-14 2241E-001
Class No 3123
Erin Demaiter Tues 12:30-1:30
Thurs 12:30-2:30
SH-3317
outline

2246A/B - Sociology of Health and Illness

This course examines how health and illness are related to social processes and social structure. We will investigate how the social organization of Canadian society influences and is influenced by the types and distribution of disease and illness. Patterns of health and illness in Canada will be studied in relation to the variables of age, gender, class and race. In addition the impact of stress, work and the environment on the health of Canadians will be addressed. This will be followed by an examination of the social experience of illness.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 2245 or former Health Sciences 245.
Prerequisite(s):
1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021E, 1025A/B, 1026F/G, 1027A/B.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 2246A-001
Class No 3362
Kayla Baum Mon 12:30-2:30
Wed 12:30-1:30
SSC-2036
outline

2247A/B - Sociology of Health Careoffered Summer 2014

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.

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2014 2247A-650
Class No 1610
Lauren Barr Online  
Fall 2013-2014 2247A-650
Class No 8401
Lauren Barr Online outline
Winter 2013-2014 2247B-650
Class No 4993
Lauren Barr Online outline

2253A/B - Administration of Criminal Justiceoffered Summer 2014

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2014 2253A-650
Class No 1210
Danielle Hryniewicz Online  
Fall 2013-14 2253A-001
Class No 8402
Jennifer Silcox Mon 2:30-5:30
MC-105B
outline
Fall 2013-14 2253A-002
Class No 8403
Georgios Fthenos Wed 10:30-12:30
Fri 10:30-11:30
SSC-2032
outline
Fall 2013-14 2253A-003
Class No 12273
Jennifer Silcox Tu 7:00-10:00
SSC-2026
outline
Fall 2013-14 2253A-650
Class No 8404
Lisa Lyons Online outline
Fall 2013-14 2253A-651
Class No 12270
Lisa Lyons Online

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):
Sociology 2253A/B.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 2256B-001
Class No 8405
Jennifer Silcox Mon 7:00-10:00
SSC-2032
outline

2259 - Sociology of Devianceoffered Summer 2014

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2014-2015 2259-650
Class No 1141
Kim Luton Online  
Fall-Winter 2013-14 2259-001
Class No 1855
Kim Luton Tues 3:30-5:30
Thurs 4:30-5:30
SSC-2032
outline
Fall-Winter 2013-14 2259-002
Class No 3124
Lauren Barr Mon 5:30-8:30
SSC-2028
outline

2260A/B - Sociology of Law

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):
Sociology 2253A/B

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-2014 2260A-650
Class No 3561
Gaile McGregor Online outline
Winter 2013-2014 2260B-001
Class No 3244
Georgios Fthenos Mon 11:30-12:30, Wed 10:30-12:30; SSC 2028 outline
Winter 2013-2014 2260B-650
Class No 4253
Gaile McGregor Online outline

2266A/B - An Introduction to Criminologyoffered Summer 2014

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2014-2015 2266A-650
Class No 1110
Lisa Lyons Online  
Fall 2013-14 2266A-001
Class No 3125
Paul-Philippe Paré Wed 2:30-5:30
MC-105B
outline
Fall 2013-14 2266A-002
Class No 8406
Paul-Philippe Paré Thurs 2:30-5:30
SSC-2028
outline
Fall 2013-2014 2266A-650
Class No 8407
Lisa Lyons Online outline

2267A/B - Youth in Conflict with the Lawoffered Summer 2014

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2014-2015 2267A-650
Class No 1129
Lisa Lyons Online  
Winter 2013-14 2267B-001
Class No 5738
Scott Mandich Tues 10:30-12:30
SEB-2200
Thurs 11:30-12:30
SSC-2028
outline
Winter 2013-14 2267B-002
Class No 8408
Daphne Heywood Wed 6:00-9:00
MC-105B
outline
Winter 2013-2014 2267B-650
Class No 8409
Lisa Lyons Online outline

2270A/B - Foundations of Social Theory

A comprehensive survey of the founding theories and theorists (among others, Marx, Weber and Durkheim) of sociology, and of the social and historical contexts out of which their theories grew. Students will be introduced to the principal philosophical and epistemological questions concerning the nature of sociological knowledge.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 2270A-001
Class No 2394
Scott Schaffer Tues 1:30-3:30
SSC-2036
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.

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.

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 2271B-001
Class No 2395
Scott Schaffer Tues 1:30-3:30
SSC-2036
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.

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

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 2275B-001
Class No 6282
Doug Mann Tues 9:30-10:30
Thurs 9:30-11:30
NCB-114
outline

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

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 2281A-001
Class No 6398
Stephen Lin Mon 11:30-12:30
Wed 10:30-12:30
UC-224
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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 2285A-001
Class No 8410
Andrea Willson Tues 11:30-1:30
Thurs 11:30-12:30
SSC-2020
outline

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.

3000 Level Courses

1000 2100 2200 4000

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

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 3301G-001
Class No 6283
Anabel Quan-Haase Mon 9:30-12:30
SSC-3024
 

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

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 3306A-001
Class No 3489
Stephen Lin Tues 2:30-5:30
UCC-60
outline
Fall 2013-14 3306A-002
Class No 8411
Teresa Abada Thurs 9:30-12:30
SSC-3006
outline
Winter 2013-14 3306B-001
Class No 3563
Andrea Willson Thurs 9:30-12:30
SSC-3010
outline

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

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 3307F-001
Class No 3564
Georgios Fthenos Wed 1:30-4:30
SSC-3006
outline
Winter 2013-14 3307G-001
Class No 3411
Wolfgang Lehmann Tues 9:30-12:30
UCC-54A
outline
Winter 2013-14 3307G-002
Class No 6506
Georgios Fthenos Wed 1:30-4:30
SSC-3006
outline

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

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 3308G-001
Class No 9739
Kim Shuey Thurs 1:30-4:30
SSC-2020
outline 

3312A/B - Wrongfully Convicted

The course critically explores the phenomenon of wrongful convictions with an emphasis on systemic bias and the intersection of race, gender, class, age, and mental disability; causes of wrongful convictions – eyewitness testimony, informants, expert testimony; forensic evidence; tunnel vision, interrogation techniques; and biases of police, prosecution, and the judiciary.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

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

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2014-2015 3312F-001
Class No 2412
Kim Luton Online  
Fall 2013-14 3312A-001
Class No 8413
Kim Luton Thurs 12:30-3:30
HSB-11
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 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):
Sociology 1020 or 1021E and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 3317B-001
Class No 8414
James E. Côté Wed 9:30-12:30
SSC-2020
outline

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

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 3320F-001
Class No 8415
James E. Côté Tues 9:30-12:30
TH-3101
outline

3321F/G - Identity and Society

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

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

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

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 3341G-001
Class No 10914
Tess Hooks Thurs 9:30-12:30
TC-342
outline

3347F/G - Current Issues in Stratification

The course will examine current theories and research methods in stratification. Consideration will be given to both industrialized and developing societies.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

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

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 3347G-001
Class No 8416
Samuel Clark Wed 9:30-12:30
SSC-5427
outline

3357F/G - Crime and Deviance in the Workplace

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 3357F-001
Class No 3494
Jordan Harel Thurs 1:30-4:30
SSC-3006
outline
Winter 2013-14 3357G-001
Class No 5740
Jordan Harel Thurs 1:30-4:30
SSC-3014
outline

3358F/G - Women and Crime

The objective of this course is to provide an overview of women's criminality. Throughout this course we will examine how the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, and class inequality create and perpetuate crime. Specific emphasis will be given to feminist criminological theories.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 3358G-001
Class No 5430
Kim Luton Thurs 12:30-3:30
SSC-2036
outline

3362F/G - Sociology of Utopia

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

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

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 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 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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 3381F-001
Class No 8564
Kate H. Choi Mon 9:30-12:30
TH-3154
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.

Read Independent Study Guidelines

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.

Read Independent Study Guidelines

3404F/G - Modern Sociological Theory

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. 

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 3404F-001
Class No 3983
Rita Gardiner Thurs 9:30-12:30
SSC-3010
outline
Fall 2013-14 3404F-002
Class No 4254
Mark Jull Tues 1:30-4:30
WL-259
outline
Fall 2013-14 3404F-003
Class No 6460
Doug Mann Mon 1:30-4:30
HSB-9
outline
Winter 2013-14 3404G-001
Class No 3984
Mark Jull Tues 1:30-4:30
WL-259
outline
Winter 2013-14 3404G-002
Class No 8417
Mark Jull Wed 1:30-4:30
SSC-5428
outline

4000 Level Courses

1000 2100 2200 3000

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.

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 4400A-001
Class No 6453
Kate H. Choi Wed 1:30-4:30
SSC-5220
outline

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

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 4402F-001
Class No 8418
Scott Schaffer Mon 1:30-4:30
SSC-5427
outline

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

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 4405G-001
Class No 9740
Rita Gardiner Mon 9:30-12:30
SSC-5406
outline

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 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 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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 4407G-001
Class No 8420
Paul-Philippe Paré Tues 1:30-4:30
SSC-5406
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 Change

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 4410G-001
Class No 5005
Anton Allahar Tues 9:30-12:30
SSC-5406
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 - 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):
Enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 4416G-001
Class No 6503
Teresa Abada Thurs 9:30-12:30
SSC-5406
outline 

4420F/G - Race, Class and Colonialism

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 4420F-001
Class No 5004
Anton Allahar Tues 9:30-12:30
SSC-5406
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 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):
Sociology 3320F/G and Enrollment in Honors Specialization in Sociology or Criminology.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 4425G-001
Class No 12165
James E. Côté Tues 9:30-12:30
SSC-5427
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NEW!
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.

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

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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2013-14 4434G-001
Class No 6363
Catherine Corrigall-Brown Wed 9:30-12:30
SSC-5220
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4437F/G - Advanced Sociology of Deviance

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.

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-2014 4437F-001
Class No 12138
Georgios Fthenos Th 9:30-12:30; SSC 5406 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.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 4441A-001
Class No 4256
Rachel Margolis Tues 1:30-4:30
SSC-5427
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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 2253A/B and 2266A/B and enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology.

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 4442F-001
Class No 8422
Kim Luton Mon 1:30-4:30
SSC-5406
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Winter 2013-14 4442G-001
Class No 8423
Kim Luton Mon 1:30-4:30
SSC-5406
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4450F/G - Education and Society

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

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

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

 

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2013-14 4451F-001
Class No 5745
Paul-Philippe Paré Tues 1:30-4:30
SSC-5406
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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

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.

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.

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.