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Department of Sociology and Anthropology
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)

Sociology (SOCI) Courses

SOCI 1001 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Sociology I

Introduction to the discipline of sociology; theory, methods, history; key thinkers, concepts and disciplinary subfields in sociology; issues and problems in contemporary society. Emphasis on the everyday world of lived experience and social relations. Topics may include class, gender, sexuality, racialization, culture, social interaction.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 1003.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 1002 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Sociology II

This course will further explore and expand upon the key thinkers, concepts and disciplinary subfields in sociology. The focus of analysis will shift from the everyday world to social institutions and structural processes. Topics may include globalization, education, media, health, social movements, colonialism, urbanization.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 1003, SOCI 1005.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 1003 [1.0 credit]
Introduction to Sociological Perspectives

Introduction to the discipline of sociology; theory, methods and history; key thinkers, concepts and disciplinary subfields in sociology; issues and problems in contemporary society.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 1000, SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 1005 [0.5 credit]
Sociology for Bachelor of Commerce Students

The origins of sociology, why sociology matters, and how it is practiced. Concepts such as class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, work, organization, and social movements help students develop their sociological 'eye' for thinking critically about society and their place within it.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 1002.
Prerequisite(s): restricted to B.Com. students.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 2000 [0.5 credit]
Foundations of Sociological Inquiry

Introduction to sociological inquiry through the study of sociological approaches to knowledge, the relationship of theory to methods, introduction to different methodological traditions including their epistemological foundations, value and limitations. Students will acquire foundational academic skills.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours per week.

SOCI 2001 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

Introduction to theory and practice of qualitative research methods involving human participants: research design; ethics; data analysis; data generation methods. Methods may include: qualitative interviewing, ethnography, oral history, focus groups, observation. Additional topics may include: historical development/debates in qualitative research/key historical studies.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 2003 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 2000.
Lectures/discussion groups or labs three hours a week.

SOCI 2005 [1.0 credit]
Histories of Sociological Thought

This course traces theoretical traditions in sociological thought, situating traditions within historical, social and intellectual contexts.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 2010 [0.5 credit]
Critical Approaches to Economic Inequality

Theoretical and empirical examination of economic inequalities in Canada. Topics may include the experience of economic marginalization, how economic inequality is reproduced, how economic inequalities intersect with other forces, such as gender and racialized inequality, and struggles to transform the economic organisation of society.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 3405 (no longer offered) and SOCI 3407 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 2020 [0.5 credit]
Race and Ethnicity

Introduction to some of the recent theoretical literature and research on the issues of race, racism and ethnicity. Concepts, controversies and definitions dealing with race and ethnicity from the Canadian context and internationally.
Also listed as ANTH 2020.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 2030 [0.5 credit]
Work, Industry and Occupations

An analysis of work practices and settings in societies. Topics of interest include the development of industrial and postindustrial societies; the experience of work, the structuring of work in organizations and in the society; conflict, resistance and labour relations, and the impact of new technologies.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 2035 [0.5 credit]
Technology, Culture and Society

Introduction to the principal theories and methods used by Science and Technology Studies (STS) scholars to examine the social and cultural shaping of technology. The substantive focus of the course is on the design, development, production, diffusion, consumption and use of technology.
Also listed as DIGH 2035.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 2040 [0.5 credit]
Food, Culture and Society

The sociological analysis of food and eating. The relationship between food and identity; the development of social movements organized around food; and more generally, on practices relating to the production, preparation, and consumption of food.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 2043 [0.5 credit]
Sociology of the Family

How do we conceptualize the family? How has family changed over history? What are the diverse realities of families today? This course examines different family forms, relations and dynamics, emphasizing the relationship between family and larger social forces, such as gender, immigration or class.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 2045 [0.5 credit]
Gender and Society

How gender and gender relations play out in everyday lives, and how people resist, reproduce, or reinforce gender norms. Considers how gender shapes experiences of family, school, work, media, relationships, bodies, violence, etc. Canadian and global cases are examined.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 2407 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 2050 [0.5 credit]
Sociology of Health

Critical approaches to understanding health, illness and healthcare and how social, cultural, political and economic factors affect our health, our experiences with illness, and our encounters with healthcare systems.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 2060 [0.5 credit]
Girlhood in Contemporary Contexts: Anthropological and Sociological Perspectives

Drawing on anthropological and sociological approaches, students will explore girls’ lives in diverse cultural, political, economic, and social contexts. Topics may include: movement and migration, education, media, imaging and humanitarianism, consumerism, agency and activism, health, and violence.
Also listed as ANTH 2060.
Prerequisite(s): second year standing or permission of the instructor.
Two hour lecture plus one hour tutorial per week.

SOCI 2150 [0.5 credit]
Social Psychology

Theoretical and empirical consideration of society and the individual. Topics include the public realm, situations, roles and interpersonal relations. Beliefs, attitudes, interests and opinions, leadership and decision making, conformity, coercion and compromise may be also examined.
Precludes additional credit for PSYC 2100.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 2160 [0.5 credit]
War and Society

Sociological theory and research on large-scale conflict. How society and culture shape warfare through processes of socialization, bureaucratization, and ideological representation. Social impacts of war in terms of gender, race and ethnicity, class relations, and cultural values.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 2170 [0.5 credit]
Foundations in Social Justice

Introduction to the study of social justice and the theorization of social justice sociology. Critical examination of resistance to oppression, social movements and solidarity both in Canada and transnationally. Exploration of the relationship between the university and community-based action.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 2445 [0.5 credit]
Sociology of Deviance

The construction of deviant behaviour and the consequences of such construction for both deviant and conforming persons. Emphasis upon deviance as a normal and necessary result of the socio-cultural processes resulting from, and affecting the activities of a viable society.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 2505 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 2450 [0.5 credit]
Criminology

The study of the criminal justice system response to crime and deviance. Institutional arrangements are examined as are the policies and programs by which society reacts to crime.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 2701.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 2702 [0.5 credit]
Power and Social Change

An investigation of power and culture, with a focus on how ordinary people contribute to social change. Topics may include activism, leisure, consumption, identity, fashion, sexuality, tourism, health, pollution and work.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 2705 [0.5 credit]
Popular Culture in the Digital Age

An examination of various approaches to analyzing digital media and their role in the production and consumption of contemporary cultural forms and practices. Students will reflect upon their use of digital media and the influence they have on their lives and popular culture, more generally.
Also listed as DIGH 2705.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 2810 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Sociology

Selected topics in sociology not ordinarily treated in the regular course program. The choice of topics varies from year to year. Students should check with the Department regarding the topic offered.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 2820 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Sociology

Selected topics in sociology not ordinarily treated in the regular course program. The choice of topics varies from year to year. Students should check with the Department regarding the topic offered.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 2910 [0.5 credit]
Course-Related Tutorials in Sociology

Consult the Department for information.

SOCI 2920 [0.5 credit]
Course-Related Tutorials in Sociology

Consult the Department for information.

SOCI 3000 [0.5 credit]
Descriptive Statistics in Social Research

The conceptual foundations of descriptive statistics and applications of these statistics using software (SPSS or Stata) to analyze and interpret social science data. Topics include frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and dispersion, measures of association, bivariate regression, and introduction to multivariate statistics.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 2002 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 2000 and third-year standing.
Lectures/computer labs three hours a week.

SOCI 3002 [0.5 credit]
Inferential Statistics in Social Research

Inferential statistics and hypotheses testing used in social science research. Topics may include relationship between samples and population, methods of sample selection, central limit theorem, confidence levels and confidence intervals, overview of selected hypothesis tests, multivariate data analysis and multiple regression analysis.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 3003 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 3000 or CRCJ 3001 and third-year standing.
Lectures/computer labs three hours a week.

SOCI 3004 [0.5 credit]
Qualitative Research: Approaches and Strategies

Specialized examination of select strategies or approaches to qualitative research. Topics may include: advanced application of research design involving human participants; historical research methods; textual/document-based research; visual sociologies; critical methodologies (such as feminist or decolonizing methods).
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 2001 and third-year standing.
Lectures/computer labs three hours per week.

SOCI 3006 [0.5 credit]
Social Theory

Examination of a select sociological tradition or thinker, or theoretically intensive study of a sociological area. Consult the department for topics offered.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 3005 (no longer offered), SOCI 4006 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 2005 and third-year standing.
Lectures/discussion groups three hours a week.

SOCI 3010 [0.5 credit]
Power, Oppression and Resistance

What makes inequalities so persistent? Theoretical and empirical examination of the intersection of social inequalities in Canada and globally, including class, gender, race and ethnicity and age; study of resistance to structures and cultures of inequalities.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3019 [0.5 credit]
Sociology of International Migration

This course draws from global and interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives to examine primarily though not exclusively Canadian immigration policy and the socio-historical forces shaping policy, migration patterns, permanent, temporary and circular migration, the experiences of immigrants, refugees and migrants; and diasporic and transnational communities and identities.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours per week.

SOCI 3020 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Race and Ethnicity

Race, racism and ethnicity in Canada and internationally. Critical perspectives on race and ethnicity, which intersect with other social relations. Racism, Eurocentrism, Orientalism, nationalism, colonialism, international migration, citizenship, and diasporic cultures.
Also listed as ANTH 3020.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3027 [0.5 credit]
Globalization and Human Rights

Examination of the various dimensions and meanings of globalization and its relationship with human rights, with emphasis on the implications of the emerging global economy for economic, social, political and cultural rights.
Also listed as ANTH 3027, PSCI 3802.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3030 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Work, Industry and Occupations: Authority and Expertise

The nature and place of expert knowledge in societies. The development of the practices and organization of the professions and their relation to social stratification, the state, patriarchy and gender; the systematic development of knowledge in societies.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 2508 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3035 [0.5 credit]
Science, Culture and Society: Social Studies of Science

Principal theories and methods used by Science and Technology Studies scholars to examine the social construction of scientific knowledge. Topics may include the demarcation of science from non-science, the relationship between experts and laypersons, and the study of scientific controversies.
Also listed as ANTH 3035.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3038 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Urban Sociology

Issues related to people and the urban environment, including the historical process of urbanization, rural-urban transition, the diffusion of urban values and life styles, contemporary urban problems such as urban renewal, pollution and the pressures of the urban environment on social institutions.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 2504 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3040 [0.5 credit]
Studies in the Sociology of Gender

Sociological and feminist perspectives; applied understandings of gender, gender relations; women's and men's lives in contemporary Canadian society and in historical and cross-cultural terms. Multiple intersections between gender, race, ethnicity, class and sexuality.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3044 [0.5 credit]
Sociology of Sex and Sexuality

Key concepts of sex, sexuality, gender, eroticism and pleasure. The history of sex and sexuality. The regulation of sexual relations and practices. Social movements relating to sexuality, gender identities and sexual equality.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3045 [0.5 credit]
Children and Childhood in a Globalized World

A socio-historical and cross-cultural exploration of constructions, deconstructions, and the experience of childhood in Canada and internationally. Compulsory schooling, child labour, protection and regulation in law, the commodification and equalization of childhood, children's social movements, and the emergence of children's rights discourses.
Also listed as ANTH 3045.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3050 [0.5 credit]
Studies in the Sociology of Health

Current theory and research on health, disease and social responses to health issues. Topics include population differences incidence and prevalence of morbidity and mortality, access to care and government health policy. Focus upon cultural definitions of health and their consequences for health promotion practices.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 3705.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3055 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Addictions

Survey of alcohol and other drug use in cross-cultural and sub-group perspectives. Relationships between culture, social structure and patterns of use of psychoactive substances. Topics may include: substance use and the life cycle; gender and psychoactive substances; problem and non-problem use.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 3001.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3056 [0.5 credit]
Women and Health

Women's health issues and how they relate to social, political and economic factors. The intersection of gender, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation and able-bodiedness with women's health.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Seminar 3 hours per week.

SOCI 3160 [0.5 credit]
Political Violence

Sociological examination of political violence. Theoretical analysis of violence as social action that is historically situated and shaped by cultural and economic forces; the relationship between political violence and identity, nation/nationalism, modernity and globalisation.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

SOCI 3170 [0.5 credit]
Social Justice in Action

Current debates in social justice theory and practice. The course includes substantial engagement with community actors, including activists and advocates as guest speakers. Students will be exposed to social justice principles applied in the community through a variety of approaches.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3210 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Sociology

Selected topics in sociology not ordinarily treated in the regular course program. The choice of topics varies from year to year. Students should check with the Department regarding the topic offered.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3220 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Sociology

Selected topics in sociology not ordinarily treated in the regular course program. The choice of topics varies from year to year. Students should check with the Department regarding the topic offered.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3300 [0.5 credit]
Studies in the Sociology of Education

Critical analysis of selected work in educational sociology. Topics may include sociological theories of education, school ethnography, contemporary educational policy and practice. Note: Topic will vary in keeping with the interests of students and instructor.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3410 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Criminal Justice

Developments in criminal justice are examined in the context of broader social issues. Particular emphasis will be placed on contemporary developments in criminal justice institutions, programs and practices.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 3808 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3420 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Gender and Criminal Justice

An overview of current issues related to women as both perpetrators and victims of crime and the Canadian criminal justice system's response to them. Topics may include woman abuse, sexual assault, and federally sentenced women.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 3201 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3430 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Collective Action and Social Movements

What is a social movement? How do sociologists distinguish between social movements and revolutions? What factors influence social movement development? What do they look like? Theoretical and empirical study of the relationship between social movements and social change.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 3408 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3450 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Law Enforcement

A comparative examination of contemporary law enforcement. Topics may include public versus private policing, centralized versus decentralized policing, and transnational policing.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 3507 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3480 [0.5 credit]
Law and Social Regulation

A study of sociological theories of law as well as the nature of legal institutions. Impacts of legal regulation on various social institutions and on processes of social debate and conflict.
Also listed as LAWS 3106.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 3801 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0], or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3570 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Art, Culture and Society

Aesthetic practices and institutions. Production and reception of diverse art forms (visual, musical, corporeal, etc.) in various sociocultural contexts. Institutions dedicated to supporting such practices (e.g., museums, theatres, festivals, rituals) are examined through a range of theoretical perspectives.
Also listed as ANTH 3570.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0]; or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3710 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Cultural Studies

Research and theory in the interdisciplinary area of Cultural Studies. Contemporary cultural change in the advanced industrialized societies and its impact on everyday life.
Precludes additional credit for ANTH 3710.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0]; or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3805 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Population

Historical and current debates on population growth. Historical declines in fertility and mortality from an international perspective. Contemporary demographic issues such as low fertility, longevity revolution, population aging, inequalities in health, migration and refugees.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003 [1.0]; or ANTH 1001, or ANTH 1002, and third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

SOCI 3910 [0.5 credit]
Course-Related Tutorials in Sociology

Consult the Department for information, as departmental permission is required.

SOCI 3920 [0.5 credit]
Course-Related Tutorials in Sociology

Consult the Department for information, as departmental permission is required.

SOCI 3999 [0.0 credit]
Co-operative Work Term


SOCI 4002 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Studies in Sociological Theory

Close study of the works of an author, tendency, or school of thought in theoretical sociology. Topic will vary in keeping with interests of the students and instructor.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 3006 and fourth-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

SOCI 4003 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Studies in Qualitative Research

In-depth study into selected issues in qualitative research design, implementation and data analysis. Topics covered may include participant observation, ethnomethodology, ethnography, grounded theory, discourse analysis, narrative analysis, textual analysis, and document analysis. Intersections between epistemologies and methodologies.
Precludes additional credit for ANTH 4003.
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 3004 and fourth-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

SOCI 4009 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Studies in Quantitative Research

Study of specific quantitative methodological issues. Focus may be on one or two of the following topics: quantitative research design, sampling techniques, survey research methods and various statistical research methods including OLS and logistic regression.
Precludes additional credit for SOCI 4840 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 3002 and fourth-year standing.
Seminar/lab three hours a week.

SOCI 4020 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Studies in Race and Ethnicity

Selected topics in race and ethnicity in an international context. Specific topics will vary according to instructors' research interests.
Also listed as ANTH 4020.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

SOCI 4039 [0.5 credit]
Women in Contemporary Middle East Societies

Socio-economic, political and cultural realities of Middle Eastern women with focus on their lived experiences, voices and stories. Focus on women in Palestine/Israel with consideration of other Middle Eastern women.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

SOCI 4040 [0.5 credit]
Feminist Sociology of Intersectionality

Theoretical and empirical examination of gender relations and gendered inequality with emphasis on the complex intersection of gender with race, ethnicity, religion, class, sexuality, (dis)ability and other relations of power in feminist scholarship, social justice movements, law and policy.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

SOCI 4043 [0.5 credit]
Families in the 21st Century

Examination of contemporary family forms including single-parent-, blended/step-, LGBTQ- and common-law families. Topics may include theoretical perspectives; reproductive technologies; globalization; migration; interracial families; cohabitation; separation/divorce; motherhood/fatherhood; childcare/domestic labour; children/youth; intergenerational relations; social class/poverty; family policies and family law.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

SOCI 4160 [0.5 credit]
War, Terrorism and State Terrorism

Critical theoretical and empirical analysis of violent political conflict. Examination of transformations and continuities of war, terrorism and state terrorism; modalities of political violence, such as torture or disappearance; responses to violent conflict; and the representation and construction of political violence.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

SOCI 4170 [0.5 credit]
Community-Engaged Sociology

Students will apply their sociological education working with community organizations in small teams to research issues and advocate for positive social change. Each team’s project will include public education, sociological analysis and creating a tangible product for the partner organization.
Prerequisite(s): third-year or fourth-year standing, or permission from the instructor of SOCI 4170.
Lectures, discussion and project work three hours a week.

SOCI 4200 [0.5 credit]
War, Security and Citizenship

Critical theoretical and multidisciplinary examination of violent conflict, security and citizenship. How wars produce a variety of abject and new subjects, create and reproduce citizenship hierarchies, and expand and contract citizenship entitlements.
Also listed as ANTH 4200.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

SOCI 4410 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Studies in Criminology

Crime, criminal justice, social processes relating to the implementation of criminal justice policy, or other aspects of criminality and deviance.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

SOCI 4480 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Studies in the Sociology of Law

Contemporary debates about the role of law in society focusing on the potential and limits of law as a vehicle of social transformation.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

SOCI 4700 [0.5 credit]
Honours Capstone Seminar

Students carry out a small-scale research project to hone transferable skills acquired over the course of the degree programme.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

SOCI 4702 [0.5 credit]
Special Topic in Criminal Justice and Social Policy

Examination of a selected topic in criminal justice and social policy. Topics to be announced.
Also listed as LAWS 4702, SOWK 4702.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing.
Hours to be arranged.

SOCI 4730 [0.5 credit]
Colonialism and Post-Colonialism

Comparative ethnographic and historical approaches to colonialism including topics such as the formation of colonial regimes, colonial governmentality, servile labour systems, missionization, anti-colonial resistance, cultural hybridization and post-colonial memory. Exploration of debates over the relation between colonialism and the production of social scientific knowledge.
Also listed as ANTH 4730.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

SOCI 4750 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Studies in Globalization and Citizenship

Selected topics on the confluence of processes of globalization, development and citizenship; examination of debates about the meaning and impact of globalization on patterns of inequality and citizenship both internationally and within Canada, and about strategies for progressive development.
Also listed as ANTH 4750.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

SOCI 4810 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Studies in Social Policy

An examination of sociological research and social intervention.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

SOCI 4850 [0.5 credit]
Contemporary Problems in Sociology

Selected problems in sociology not ordinarily treated in the regular course program. The choice of topics varies from year to year. Students should check with the Department regarding the topic offered.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

SOCI 4860 [0.5 credit]
Contemporary Problems in Sociology

Selected problems in sociology not ordinarily treated in the regular course program. The choice of topics varies from year to year. Students should check with the Department regarding the topic offered.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

SOCI 4900 [1.0 credit]
Honours Thesis

An independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Seminar supports students through each stage of the research process: development of a research question, designing the project, crafting a proposal, carrying out data generation and analysis, and writing the final thesis.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Sociology B.A. Honours with a CGPA of 9.00 or higher in the Major or by permission of the instructor. Students are strongly encouraged to locate a faculty member to supervise their Honours Thesis prior to the start of this course.
Seminars on a bi-weekly basis (three hours).

SOCI 4910 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in Sociology

Consult the Department for information.

SOCI 4920 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in Sociology

Consult the Department for information.

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