Sociology is commonly defined as the scientific study of society. It offers the student an educational experience which is both intellectually rewarding and practically useful as a preparation for future career opportunities. It provides the student with the theoretical and analytical tools to better understand the complex social forces which affect our lives, contributing in this way to personal enrichment and more effective citizenship. It is also valuable preparation for advanced study in the social sciences, as well as for careers in the professions, management, education, law, medicine and health-related areas, social work, and communications in both the public sector and private industry.
The Department offers a Minor Concentration, a Major Concentration, and an Honours Program in Sociology. Although students from outside the Department may take courses in the Department without having had SOCI 210 Sociological Perspectives (except where noted otherwise), the course is recommended. The purpose of the Minor Concentration is to give the student a basic understanding of the field of Sociology, while the Major Concentration will provide a more comprehensive coverage of the field. The purpose of the Honours Program is to permit a student to study the field in depth, and to do an Honours Project – a research paper under the supervision of a faculty member, the topic and supervisor chosen by mutual agreement between the student and the professor.
|Honours Undergraduate Adviser|
|General Program Inquiries|
|Director, Undergraduate Studies|
|Director, Graduate Studies|
|Maurice Pinard; B.A., LL.L., M.A.(Montr.), Ph.D.(Johns H.), F.R.S.C.|
|Alberto Cambrosio; Dip.(Basel), M.A.(Sher.), Ph.D.(Montr.) (Social Studies of Medicine)|
|John A. Hall; B.A.(Oxf.), M.A.(Penn.), Ph.D.(LSE)|
|Céline Le Bourdais; B.Sc.(Montr.), B.Sc.(Laval), M.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(Brown) (Canada Research Chair in Social Statistics and Family Change)|
|Anthony Masi; A.B.(Colgate), M.A., Ph.D.(Brown) (Deputy Provost and Chief Information Officer)|
|Michael Smith; B.A.(Leic.), M.A., Ph.D.(Brown)|
|Axel P.M. van den Berg; Kand. Doc.(Amst.), Ph.D.(McG.)|
|Morton Weinfeld; B.A.(McG.), Ed.M., Ph.D.(Harv.) (Chair, Canadian Ethnic Studies)|
|Lucia Benaquisto; B.A.(SUNY, Albany.), A.M., Ph.D.(Harv.)|
|Shelley Clark; B.A.(Virg.), M.A., Ph.D.(Prin.)|
|Steven L. Rytina; B.G.S., Ph.D.(Mich.)|
|Donald Von Eschen; A.B.(Beloit), M.A.(Chic.), Ph.D.(Johns H.)|
|Marc (Marcos) Ancelovici; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(MIT)|
|Giovani Burgos; B.A.(SUNY Albany), M.A., Ph.D.(Ind.)|
|Jason Carmichael; B.A.(Arizona St.), M.A, Ph.D.(Ohio St.)|
|Kathleen Fallon; B.A.(Calif.), M.A., Ph.D.(Ind.)|
|Matthew Lange; B.A.(Car.), M.A., Ph.D.(Brown)|
|Amélie Quesnel-Vallée; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Montr.), M.A., Ph.D.(Duke)|
|John (Jack) Sandberg; B.A.(Hunter), Ph.D.(Mich.)|
|Zoua Vang; B.A.(Penn.), M.A., Ph.D.(Harv.)|
|Elaine Weiner; B.A.(Grinnel), M.A.(Flor.), Ph.D.(Mich.)|
|Gregory Baum (Religious Studies)|
|Jennifer Fishman (Social Studies of Medicine - Biomedical Ethnics Unit)|
The purpose of the Minor Concentration Sociology is to give the student a basic understanding of the field of sociology. This minor concentration may be expanded to the Major Concentration Sociology.
For more information, see Minor Concentration Sociology (18 credits).
The purpose of the Major Concentration Sociology is to give the student a comprehensive understanding of the field of sociology.
For more information, see Major Concentration Sociology (36 credits).
Students may register for the Honours Program at the beginning of their second year (U2). To remain in the Honours Program and receive an Honours degree, students must maintain a GPA of 3.30 in their program courses and, according to Faculty regulations, a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general.
For more information, see Honours Sociology (51 credits).
Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs". Students may register for Joint Honours at the beginning of their second year (U2). Joint Honours ...
For more information, see Joint Honours Component Sociology (36 credits).