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Master of Arts (M.A.); Sociology (Thesis) — Gender and Women's Studies (48 credits)

Offered by: Sociology     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (30 credits)

Preparation and completion of a thesis on a topic approved by the supervisor and by participating faculty members in the Gender and Women's Studies program.

  • SOCI 691 M.A. Thesis 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Preparation, submission and approval of the thesis proposal by the student to his/her committee.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to graduate students registered in the M.A. thesis program of the Sociology Department.
  • SOCI 692 M.A. Thesis 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Fieldwork and data analysis on the thesis. Progress report to the supervisor.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to graduate students registered in the M.A. thesis program of the Sociology Department.
  • SOCI 693 M.A. Thesis 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Fieldwork and data analysis on the thesis. Progress report to the supervisor.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to graduate students registered in the M.A. thesis program of the Sociology Department.
  • SOCI 694 M.A. Thesis 5 (18 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Completion, submission, and approval of the M.A. Thesis by the committee and the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to graduate students registered in the M.A. thesis program of the Sociology Department.

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • SOCI 504 Quantitative Methods 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Analysis of quantitative information, especially in large, survey-type, data sets. Use of computer programs such as SPSS and SAS. Topics include: cross tabulations with an emphasis on multi-dimensional tables, multiple correlation and regression, and, the relationship between individual and aggregate level statistical analyses. Special reference to demographic techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Shelley Clark (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: SOCI 350 and SOCI 461 or equivalents
  • SOCI 540 Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Qualitative methodology, mainly participant observation, structured and unstructured interviewing. Students begin a research project using these techniques and submit field notes once a week.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Elaine Weiner (Winter)

    • Restrictions: open to Sociology Honours students, and Sociology Major Concentration students with the instructor's permission
  • SOCI 580 Social Research Design and Practice (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Asking researchable sociological questions and evaluation of different research designs used to answer such questions. Development of cogent research proposals, including data collection procedures. Principles, dynamics, strengths and practical limitations of research designs. Examples from recent publications.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Marc Ancelovici (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to U3 and graduate students
  • SOCI 652 Current Sociological Theory (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Examination of works in some major areas of Sociology with a focus on: antecedent thought and research in the area; the internal structure and consistency of these works; the validity of the major claims made; and the implications for future theoretical development and research.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: John Anthony Hall (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 330
  • WMST 601 Feminist Theories and Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Women's Studies : Examination of feminist theories and research methods from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Ada L Sinacore (Fall)

* All students must have taken these courses or take them during the first year of the program. Students granted an exemption from any one or more of these courses by the Graduate Studies Committee must substitute another substantive seminar in its place.

Complementary Course (3 credits)

3 credits at the 500, 600, or 700 level including:

  • WMST 602 Feminist Research Symposium (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Women's Studies : Discussion and development of participants' research in gender and women's studies.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Elizabeth Groeneveld (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: WMST 601.
    • Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Option in Gender and Women's Studies.

or one 3 credit course on gender/women's studies issues at the 500, 600, or 700 level (may be taken outside the Department).

Faculty of Arts—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)