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Major Concentration Program

NOTE: The newly revised B.A.; Major Concentration in Sociology takes effect September 2008. It will apply to all new students enrolling in September 2008 or thereafter. Undergraduate students officially registered at McGill University before September 2008 may choose to follow either the previous program (please refer to guidelines) or the newly revised program (reflected below).

MAJOR CONCENTRATION IN SOCIOLOGY (36 credits)

The purpose of the Major concentration is to give the student a comprehensive understanding of the field of sociology.

U1 Required Courses (6 credits)

  • SOCI 210 (3) Sociological Perspectives
  • SOCI 211 (3) Sociological Inquiry

U2 Required Courses (6 credits)

  • SOCI 330 (3) Classical Sociological Theory
  • SOCI 350 (3) Statistics in Social Research

Complementary Courses (24 credits*)

At least 3 of these credits must be at the 400 level or higher, and no more than 9 of these credits may be at the 200 level.

*A student taking the Major Concentration may take no more than 6 credits throughout the three-year program from the following : SOCI 340/SOCI 341, SOCI 342/SOCI 343, SOCI 440/SOCI 441, SOCI 442/SOCI 443.

Seminars at the 500-level are open to Honours students and social science Major Concentration students in their final year, and Minor Concentration students only with permission of the instructor.

Independent Reading and Research Course/ Internship Course/Honours Project/ or Current Problems in Sociology

Students interested in completing an Undergraduate Independent Reading and Research Course/ Internship Course/Honours Project/ or Current Problems in Sociology fill out the Undergraduate independent Reading and Research Courses/ Internship Courses/ Honours Project/ Current Problems in Sociology Form [.pdf] and take it to the professor who will supervise your project.