Courses & Syllabi

Note: For a complete list and description of undergraduate sociology course offerings, please consult the eCalendar Course Listing or login to Minerva to search for class schedules.

For any course scheduling changes and/or room changes, please consult Minerva Class Schedule.

For a listing of courses offered this summer click here


Fall term Fall term

Winter term courses offered in the winter term

Summer term

For further information, recent course syllabi are also available.

NOTE: these course outlines are subject to substantial modification and appear only as an illustration of the types of material and grading scheme that could be used in the course.  Up-to-date course outlines will be distributed in class or online in MyCourses. 



200 level courses

SOCI 210 Sociological Perspectives 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 Syllabus: Soci 210 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 211 Sociological Inquiry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 211 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 212 International Migration 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 213 Deviance 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 213 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 219 Sociology of Culture 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 222 Urban Sociology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 222 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 225 Medicine&Health in Mod Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 225 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 227 Jews in North America 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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 Syllabus: Soci 227 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 230 Sociology of Ethnic Relations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 230 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 234 Population & Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 234 Winter 2017 [.pdf] 

SOCI 235 Technology and Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 235 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 247 Family & Modern Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 247 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 250 Social Problems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 250 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 254 Development&Underdevelopment 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 254 Winter 2017 [.pdf] 

SOCI 265 War, States and Social Change 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 270 Sociology of Gender 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 270 Winter 2017 [.pdf]


300 level courses

SOCI 304 Sociology of the Welfare State 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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 Syllabus: Soci 304 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 305 Socialization 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 305 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 307 Globalization 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 307 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 309 Health and Illness 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 310 Sociology of Mental Disorder 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 310 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 312 Sociology of Work and Industry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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 Syllabus: Soci 312 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 318 Television in Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 320 Topics in Sociology 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 321 Gender and Work 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 321 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 322 Sociology of Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 326 Political Sociology 01 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 330 Sociological Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 330 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 331 Population and Environment 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 331 Winter 2015 [.pdf] 

SOCI 333 Social Stratification 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 333 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 335 Soci of Aging & the Life Crse 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 335 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 338 Intro to Biomedical Knowledge 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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SOCI 341 Current Problems in Soc 02 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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SOCI 342 Independent Study 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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SOCI 343 Independent Study 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 345 Topics in Sociology 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 350 Statistics in Social Research 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 350 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 354 Dynamics of Indus Societies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 355 Course not available
 Syllabus: Soci 355 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 365 Health and Development 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 365 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 366 Neighborhoods and Inequality 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 366 Winter 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 370 Sociology: Gender&Development 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 370 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 375 Suspect Minorities in Canada 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 375 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 385 Sociology of Human Sexuality 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 385 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 386 Contemporary Social Movements 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 386 Winter 2017 [.pdf] 

SOCI 388 Crime 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 388 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 390 Gender and Health 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 395 Sociology of Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 395 Fall 2015 [.pdf]


400 level courses

SOCI 400 Comp. Migration & Citizenship 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 400 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 405 Families over the Life Course 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 420 Organizations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 420 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 424 Networks & Social Structures 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 425 Sociology of the Body 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 440 Current Problems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 441 Current Problems in Soc 03 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 442 Indep Reading&Research 01 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 443 Indep Reading&Research 02 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 445 Readings:Sociological Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 445 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 446 Colonialism and Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 446 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 455 Post-Socialist Societies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 460 Responses to Social Problems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 461 Quantitative Data Analysis 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 Syllabus: Soci 461 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 470 Topics in Econ Sociology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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Syllabus: Soci 470 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 475 Cnd Ethnic Studies Seminar 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 475 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 477 Qualitative Methods in Sociol 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 477 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 480 Honours Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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SOCI 484 Emerging Democratic States 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 488 Punishment and Prisons 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 488 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 489 Gender,Deviance&Social Control 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 495 Social Problems and Conflicts 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 499 Internship: Sociology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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500 level courses

SOCI 501 Capitalism Socialism & Democ 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Syllabus: Soci 501 Winter 2017 [.pdf] 

SOCI 502 Sociology of Fertility 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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 Syllabus: Soci 502 Fall 2016 [.pdf] 

SOCI 504 Quantitative Methods 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 504 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 506 Quantitative Methods 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 507 Social Change 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 508 Med Socio & Social Psychiatry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 510 Sem in Social Stratification 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 511 Movements/Collective Action 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 512 Ethnicity & Public Policy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 512 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 513 Soc Aspects HIV/AIDS in Africa 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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SOCI 514 Criminology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 514 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 515 Medicine and Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 515 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 516 Sociological Theory & Research 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 519 Gender and Globalization 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 519 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 520 Migration and Immigrant Groups 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 520 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 525 HlthCare Systems in Comp Persp 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 525 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 529 Political Sociology 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 529 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 530 Sex and Gender 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 535 Sociology of the Family 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 535 Winter 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 538 Sel Top in Soc of Biomed Know 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 545 Sociology of Population 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 Syllabus: Soci 545 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 550 Developing Societies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 550 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 555 Comparative Historical Socio 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 560 Labour and Globalization 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 565 Social Change in Panama 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 571 Deviance and Social Control 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 580 Social Res Design&Practice 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Syllabus: Soci 580 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 588 Biosociology/Biodemography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 588 Winter 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 590 Social Conflict and Violence 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Syllabus: Soci 590 Winter 2016 [.pdf]


600 level courses

SOCI 600 Qualitative Research Methods 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Syllabus: Soci 600 Winter 2017 [.pdf]

SOCI 601 Qualitative Research Methods 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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  • Summer

 Syllabus: Soci 601 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 603 Bibliographic Methods 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

SOCI 604 Bibliographic Methods 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 620 Quantitative Methods 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 621 Fixed and Random Effects 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 Syllabus: Soci 621 Winter 2017 [.pdf] 

SOCI 622 Event History Analysis 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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  • Summer

 Syllabus: Soci 622 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 623 Latent Variable Models 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 623 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 624 Social Networks 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 625D1 Prof Dev Seminar in Sociology
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 Syllabus: Soci 625 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 625D2 Prof Dev Seminar in Sociology
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 626 Demographic Methods 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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 Syllabus: Soci 626 Fall 2016 [.pdf] 

SOCI 631D1 Informing Soc Pol w/ Can Data 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 631D2 Informing Soc Pol w/ Can Data 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 652 Current Sociological Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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 Syllabus: Soci 652 Fall 2016 [.pdf]

SOCI 690 M.A. Thesis 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 691 M.A. Thesis 2 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 692 M.A. Thesis 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 693 M.A. Thesis 4 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 694 M.A. Thesis 5 18 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 695 M.A. Thesis 6 15 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 696 Research Paper 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 697 Research Paper 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 698 Research Paper 3 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 699 Research Paper 4 12 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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700 level courses

SOCI 700 Ph.D. Area Examination 1
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 701 Ph.D. Area Examination 2
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 702 Ph.D. Proposal Approval
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 703 Bibliographic Methods 3
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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SOCI 704 Bibliographic Methods 4
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

SOCI 720 Reading in Social Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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SOCI 730 Reading and Research 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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  • Summer