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 SociologySOC1020 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 1020-001
Class No 2431
Kim Luton M 10:30-11:30, W 10:30-11:30; MC 110
Fall-Winter 2015-2016 1020-002
Class No 2909
Kim Luton Tu 10:30-11:30, Th 10:30-11:30am; NS 145

1021E - Introduction to SociologySOC1021E offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 1021E-001
Class No 2055
Daisy Hamelinck W 7-9pm; SSC 2032  
Fall-Winter 2015-2016 1021E-650
Class No 4289
Suzanne Ricard Online pdf outline
Summer 2015 1021E-650
Class No 1091
Daphne Heywood Online pdf outline
Summer 2015 1021E-651
Class No 1138
Lauren Barr Online pdf outline

1025A/B - Society and You SOC1025 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 1025A-001
Class No 5260
Lauren Barr M 12:30-2:30, SH 3345 pdf outline

1026F/G - Controversies in Sociology SOC1026 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 1026F-001
Class No 5261
Anton Allahar Th 10:30-12:30; VAC 100 pdf outline
Winter 2015-2016 1026G-001
Class No 5262
Anton Allahar Th 10:30-12:30; SEB 1059  

1027A/B - Life is not Always Fair SOC1027 offered 2015-16

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.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2015-2016 1027B-001
Class No 6353
Wolfgang Lehmann Mon 12:30-2:30, SH 3345  

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2105A/B - The Sociology of Youth SOC2105 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2105A-001
Class No 2905
James Côté W 9:30-11:30; SSC 3026  
Fall 2015-2016 2105A-002
Class No 9152
James Côté W 12:30-2:30; SSC 3028

2106A/B - Technology and Society  SOC2106 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2106A-001
Class No 4716
Anabel Quan-Haase Th 10:30-12:30; SSC 2050 pdf course 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.

2134A/B Civil Society and Social Movements

This course examines civil society, participation, and activism in modern democracies. We focus on the importance of social movements seeking to initiate changes in civil society. Movements to promote women’s rights, gay and lesbian rights, and the environment are studied along with the counter-movements that work to resist them.
2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

2140 - Social ProblemsSOC2140 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2140-001
Class No 2258
Cathy Thorpe M 9:30-11:30; SSC 2028  
Fall-Winter 2015-2016 2140-002
Class No 2961
Gale Cassidy Tu 9:30-11:30; SSC 2028  
Summer 2015 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 Education SOC2144 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2144B-001
Class No 5188
Lauren Barr W 1:30-3:30; SSC 2032  

2151A/B - The Evolution of Cities SOC2151 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2151A-001
Class No 1985
William Marshall W 3:30-5:30; SSC 2020  
Fall 2015-2016 2151A-002
Class No 4290
William Marshall Th 2:30-4:30; SSC 2020  

2152A/B - Life in the Contemporary City SOC2152 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2152B-001
Class No 1986
William Marshall Th 1:30-3:30; NCB 113  
Winter 2015-2016 2152B-002
Class No 4135
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 Industry SOC2169 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2169-001
Class No 1679
Erin Demaiter M 10:30-12:30; SSC 2032  

2172A/B - Advertising and Society SOC2172 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2172A-001
Class No 2756
Gale Cassidy W 3:30-5:30; SSC 2050  
Fall 2015-2016 2172A-002
Class No 3101
Gale Cassidy Tu 12:30-2:30; SH 3345  
Winter 2015-2016 2172B-001
Class No 1680
Gale Cassidy W 3:30-5:30; SSC 2050  
Winter 2015-2016 2172B-002
Class No 4054
Gale Cassidy Tu 12:30-2:30; SH 3345  

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 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2179B-650
Class No 5187
Cathy Thorpe Online  
Summer 2015 2179A-650
Class No 1159
Cathy Thorpe Online pdf 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

2191A/B - Special Topics in Sociology: Sport and Society SOC2191 offered 2015-16

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

Fall 2015-2016 2191A-001
Class No 9153
Daisy Hamelinck M 2:30-4:30; NCB 117 pdf outline
Winter 2015-2016 2191B-001
Class No 5796
Daisy Hamelinck M 3:30-5:30; NCB 113  

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 Aging SOC2202 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2202-001
Class No 3279
Stephen Lin Th 12:30-3:30; SSC 3024  
Winter 2015-2016 2202-001
Class No 3279
Ingrid Arnet Connidis Th 12:30-3:30; SSC 3024  

2205A/B - Statistics for SociologySOC2205 offered 2015-16

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 pdf 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 2015-2016 2205A-001
Class No 2757
William Marshall M 12:30-2:30, W 12:30-1:30; SSC 2020  
Fall 2015-2016 2205A-002
Class No 2758
William Marshall Th 6-9 pm; SSC 2020  
Fall 2015-2016 2205A-003
Class No 4291
Yvonne Asare-Bediako M 9:30-11:30, W 9:30-10:30; SH 3317  
Winter 2015-2016 2205B-001
Class No 5189
Yvonne Asare-Bediako Tu 10:30-11:30, Th 10:30-12:30; SSC 3026  
Summer 2015 2205A-650
Class No 1143
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 2015-16

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 Sociology course at the 1000 level or First Nations Studies 1020E or Women's Studies 1020E, or enrolment in Honors Specialization in Human Resource Management, or Honors Specialization in Public Administration, or Specialization in Public Administration.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2015-2016 2206A-001
Class No 5190
Stephen Lin Tu 10:30-12:30; Th 10:30-11:30; SSC 2020  
Winter 2015-2016 2206B-001
Class No 2759
William Marshall M 12:30-2:30, W 12:30-1:30; SSC 2020  
Winter 2015-2016 2206B-002
Class No 2760
William Marshall Th 6-9 pm; SSC 2020  
Winter 2015-2016 2206B-003
Class No 4292
Stephen Lin M 9:30-11:30, W 9:30-10:30; SSC 2020  
Summer 2015 2206A-650
Class No 1206
Stephen Lin 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 Development SOC2212 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2212A-001
Class No 5191
Allison Cordoba Tu 10:30-12:30, Th 10:30-11:30; SEB 2202 pdf outline

2233 - Social Psychology SOC2233 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2233-001
Class No 1681
Darren Rainhard Tu 10:30-11:30, Th 10:30-12:30; SSC 2032 pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2015-2016 2233-650
Class No 4293
Suzanne Ricard Online pdf 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.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Summer 2015 2234E-650
Class No 1208
Tom Murphy Online pdf outline

2235 - The FamilySOC2235 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2235-001
Class No 3756
Gale Cassidy M 6-9 pm; SSC 2020  
Summer 2015 2235-650
Class No 1063
Gale Cassidy Online pdf outline

2236A/B - Population Studies SOC2236 offered 2015-16

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.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2015-2016 2236B-001
Class No 9155
Teresa Abada Tu 12:30-3:30; SSC 3006  

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 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2239-001
Class No 5530
Daphne Heywood M 2:30-5:30pm; SSC 2024  
Summer 2015 2239-650
Class No 1148
Tess Hooks Online pdf outline

2240E - Survey of Sociological TheorySOC2240 offered 2015-16

A survey of sociological theory from the historical roots of social science to the present.
3 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 2015-2016 2240E-001
Class No 1682
Scott Schaffer Tu 2:30-4:30; SSC 3022  
Fall-Winter 2015-2016 2240E-002
Class No 2444
Mark Jull W 1:30-4:30; SSC 3014 pdf outline
Fall-Winter 2015-2016 2240E-003
Class No 4717
Robert Nonomura Th 12:30-3:30; SSC 3026  
Fall-Winter 2015-2016 2240E-650
Class No 3757
Amanda Zavitz-Gocan Online  
Summer 2015 2240E-650
Class No 1209
Amanda Zavitz-Gocan Online  

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 2015-16

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:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall-Winter 2015-2016 2241E-001
Class No 2906
Erin Demaiter Tu 12:30-1:30, Th 12:30-2:30; SSC 3028  

2246A/B - Sociology of Health and IllnessSOC2246 offered 2015-16

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

Outline

Fall 2015-2016 2246A-001
Class No 3104
Yvonne Asare-Bediako M 11:30-1:30, W 11:30-12:30; SSC 2028  
Summer 2015 2246A-650
Class No 2609
Lauren Barr Online pdf outline

2247A/B - Sociology of Health Care

This course examines how health care in Canada is related to social processes and social structure. We will investigate how the health care system in Canada is organized to respond to health and illness. Various occupations within the health care division of labour will be studied. This will be followed by an examination of key institutions involved in the provision of health care, both public and private. Finally, the role of the state in the health care system and various strategies of health reform will be examined.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s):
Sociology 2245 or former Health Sciences 245.
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 2015 2247A-650
Class No 1463
Lauren Barr Online pdf outline

2253A/B - Administration of Criminal JusticeSOC2253 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2253A-001
Class No 5192
Laura Huey M 2:30-5:30; SSC 2028  
Fall 2015-2016 2253A-002
Class No 5193
Laura Huey W 2:30-5:30; UCC 56  
Fall 2015-2016 2253A-650
Class No 5194
Lisa Lyons Online  
Winter 2015-2016 2253B-650
Class No 6354
Lisa Lyons Online  
Summer 2015 2253A-650
Class No 1210
Georgios Fthenos Online pdf outline

2256A/B - Sociology of Corrections SOC2256 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2256B-001
Class No 5195
Jennifer Silcox Tu 6-9 pm; SSC 2032  

2259 - Sociology of DevianceSOC2259 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2259-001
Class No 1820
Kim Luton Tu 3:30-5:30, Th 3:30-4:30; SSC 2024  
Fall-Winter 2015-2016 2259-200
Class No 2907
Lauren Barr W 10:30-12:30; SSC 2032 pdf outline
Summer 2015 2259-650
Class No 1144
Kim Luton Online pdf outline

2260A/B - Sociology of Law SOC2260 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2260A-001
Class No 9154
Brenda Kobayashi Tu 6-9; SSC 2032 pdf outline
Fall 2015-2016 2260A-650
Class No 3280
Georgios Fthenos Online  
Winter 2015-2016 2260B-650
Class No 3758
Georgios Fthenos Online  

2266A/B - An Introduction to CriminologySOC2266 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2266A-001
Class No 2908
Paul-Philippe Paré Tu 12:30-3:30; SSC 2032 pdf outline
Fall 2015-2016 2266A-002
Class No 5196
Pamela Glatt Th 2:30-5:30; B&GS 0153 pdf outline
Fall 2015-2016 2266A-650
Class No 5197
Lisa Lyons Online  
Summer 2015 2266A-650
Class No 1118
Lisa Lyons Online pdf outline

2267A/B - Youth in Conflict with the LawSOC2267 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2267B-001
Class No 4718
Dale Ballucci Tu 12:30-3:30pm; SSC 2024  
Winter 2015-2016 2267B-002
Class No 5198
Dale Ballucci Th 2:30-5:30pm; SSC 2036  
Winter 2015-2016 2267B-650
Class No 5199
Lisa Lyons Online  
Summer 2015 2267A-650
Class No 1135
Lisa Lyons Online pdf outline

2270A/B - Foundations of Social Theory

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

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.

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.

 

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 SOC2275 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2275B-001
Class No 9752
Doug Mann Tu 2:30-5:30; SSC 2028 pdf outline

2281A/B - International Migration in a Globalized World SOC2281 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 2281A-001
Class No 4988
Stephen Lin M 9:30-11:30, W 9:30-10:30; SSC 2020  

2285A/B - Social Inequality over the Life Course SOC2285 offered 2015-16

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.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2015-2016 2285A-001
Class No 9160
Andrea Willson Tu 12:30-3:30pm; SSC 3026  

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 2015-16

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 2015-2016 3301G-001
Class No 4943
Anabel Quan-Haase M 1:30-4:30; SSC 3006  

3306A/B - Investigating the Social World: Quantitative Research SOC3306 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 3306A-001
Class No 3219
Teresa Abada Tu 1:30-4:30; UCC  53  
Winter 2015-2016 3306B-001
Class No 3281
Andrea Willson W 9:30-12:30; SSC 1032

3307F/G - Investigating the Social World: Qualitative ResearchSOC3307 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 3307F-001
Class No 3282
Wolfgang Lehmann W 1:30-4:30; SEB 1056 pdf outline
Winter 2015-2016 3307G-001
Class No 5050
Stephen Lin M 1:30-4:30; TH 3154

3308F/G - Work and Health Across the Life Course SOC3308 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 3308G-001
Class No 5531
Kim Shuey Th 1:30-4:30; SSC 3014  

3312A/B - Wrongfully ConvictedSOC3312 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 3312A-001
Class No 5201
Kim Luton Th 12:30-3:30; SEB 1200  
Summer 2015 3312A-650
Class No 1505
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 Education SOC3317 offered 2015-16

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

Fall 2015-2016 3317A-001
Class No 9161
James Côté Tu 9:30-12:30; UCC 54B 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.

 

3321F/G - Identity and Society SOC3321 offered 2015-16

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):
1.0 Sociology course at the 1000 level.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2015-2016 3321G-650
Class No 9165
James Côté Online  

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 SOC3341 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 3341G-001
Class No 5820
Tess Hooks Th 9:30-12:30; SSC 3010  

3347F/G - Current Issues in Stratification SOC3347 offered 2015-16

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.

 

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Fall 2015-2016 3347F-001
Class No 9163
Esra Ari M 9:30-12:30; SSC 5406 pdf outline

3357F/G - Crime and Deviance in the Workplace SOC3357 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 3357F-001
Class No 3223
instructor TBA W 9:30-12:30; SSC 3014  
Winter 2015-2016 3357G-001
Class No 4719
instructor TBA W 9:30-12:30; SSC 3010  

3358F/G - Women and Crime SOC3358 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 3358G-001
Class No 4582
Kim Luton Th 12:30-3:30; SSC 3006  

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 SOC3381 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 3381F-001
Class No 5274
Kate Choi Th 1:30-4:30; SSC 3010  

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 Theory SOC3404 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 3404F-001
Class No 3563
Mark Jull M 1:30-4:30; SSC 3010 pdf outline
Fall 2015-2016 3404F-002
Class No 3759
Mark Jull Th 9:30-12:30; SSC 5406 pdf outline
Winter 2015-2016 3404G-001
Class No 5204
Mark Jull Th 1:30-4:30; SSC 5406 pdf outline

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4400A/B - Introduction to Multivariate Analysis for Social Science SOC4400 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 4400A-001
Class No 10428
Kate Choi W 1:30-4:30, SSC 5220  

4401F/G - Everyday Life SOC4401 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 4401F-001
Class No 6348
Michael Gardiner W 9:30-12:30; SSC 5406  

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 Theory SOC4405 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 4405G-001
Class No 5532
Scott Schaffer W 9:30-12:30; SSC 5406 pdf 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 SOC4407 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 4407G-001
Class No 5205
Paul-Philippe Paré Tu 1:30-4:30; SSC 5406  

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 SOC4410 offered 2015-16

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

Winter 2015-2016 4410G-001
Class No 9157
Anton Allahar Tu 9:30-12:30; SSC 5406  

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 SOC4416 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 4416G-001
Class No 5048
Teresa Abada W 1:30-4:30; SSC 5427  

4420F/G - Race, Class and Colonialism SOC4420 offered 2015-16

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

Fall 2015-2016 4420F-001
Class No 9158
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 Youth

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

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

 

4432F/G - Forensics and Criminal Investigation

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

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

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 Deviance SOC4437 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 4437F-001
Class No 9751
Laura Huey Th 1:30-4:30; SSC 5406  

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

This course introduces students to demographic analysis of social change. Topics covered are fertility, mortality, international migration, aging, and marriage and how demographic methods can be used to study other topics such as education, health inequalities, disability and prison populations.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

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

 

4442F/G - Serial Killers SOC4442 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 4442F-001
Class No 5206
Kim Luton M 1:30-4:30; SSC 5406  
Winter 2015-2016 4442G-001
Class No 5207
Kim Luton M 1:30-4:30; SSC 5406  

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 SOC4451 offered 2015-16

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 2015-2016 4451F-001
Class No 4720
Paul-Philippe Paré W 1:30-4:30; SSC 5406  

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.

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4455F/G - Theoretical Perspectives on the Sociology of Law SOC4455 offered 2015-16

This course examines law as a social institution; as a product of social organizations and processes. Various theoretical frameworks with different explanations of how the law operates will be examined. Topics to be analyzed include law and social control, violence against women, and factors influencing the outcome of legal decisions.
3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s):

Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honours Specializations in Sociology or Criminology.

Scheduled this year:

Term

Course Number

Instructor

Time & Location

Outline

Winter 2015-2016 4455G-001
Class No 11530
Dale Ballucci Th 9:30-12:30; SSC 5406 pdf outline

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 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.

 

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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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