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Minor Concentration Sociology (18 credits)

Offered by: Sociology     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

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.

U1 Required Courses (6 credits)

  • SOCI 210 Sociological Perspectives (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Major theoretical perspectives and research methods in sociology. The linkages of theory and method in various substantive areas including: the family, community and urban life, religion, ethnicity, occupations and stratification, education, and social change.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Yesim Bayar (Fall) Matthew Lange (Winter)

  • SOCI 211 Sociological Inquiry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : An introductory review of methods of sociological research including research design, elementary quantitative data analysis, observation, and use of official statistics. Detailed examination of published examples of the use of each of the major techniques of data analysis and collection.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Yesim Bayar (Winter)

    • Prerequisite or Corequisite: SOCI 210

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

3 credits from the following:

  • SOCI 330 Sociological Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Major sociological theoretical traditions are seen in their historical contexts, as the background to current theoretical issues. Emphasis on Smith, Tocqueville, Marx, Durkheim, Weber and Parsons.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: John Anthony Hall (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210 or permission of instructor
  • SOCI 350 Statistics in Social Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This is an introductory course in descriptive and inferential statistics. The course is designed to help students develop a critical attitude toward statistical argument. It serves as a background for further statistics courses, helping to provide the intuition which can sometimes be lost amid the formulas.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Kenneth MacKenzie (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 211
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PSYC 204, PSYC 305 or ECON 227
    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.

9 credits of complementary courses chosen from the "Areas of Sociology" course lists below of which at least 3 credits must be taken at the 300-level or higher.

Areas of Sociology

The Department of Sociology offers courses in four substantive areas of study:

Institutions, Deviance, and Culture
Politics and Social Change
Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity, and Gender
Work, Organizations, and the Economy

The following lists indicate the courses which are included within each substantive area. Students should use these lists when selecting their complementary courses.

The 500-level seminars in each substantive area are open to social science major concentration students in their final year and to Honours students. Minor concentration students may only register for these with the permission of the instructor.

Institutions, Deviance, and Culture

Revision, June 2012. Start of revision.
  • SOCI 219 Sociology of Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : A survey of theoretical approaches and substantive topics in the culture. Topics include: norms and values in national cultures; negotiation of cross-cultural interpersonal exchanges; structural codes and cultural classifications; production constraints on cultural objects; the differential reception of cultural products.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

  • SOCI 225 Medicine and Health in Modern Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Socio-medical problems and ways in which sociological analysis and research are being used to understand and deal with them. Canadian and Québec problems include: poverty and health; mental illness; aging; death and dying; professionalism; health service organization.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Sarah Berry (Winter)

  • SOCI 247 Family and Modern Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Contrasting family in Canada and in the United States for the recent past. Examination of theories on family; changes and diversity of family life; complex relationships among marriage, work, and family; domestic violence; various types of family experience; and the future of the family.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Elaine Weiner (Fall)

    • Course for the Women's Studies Concentrations
  • SOCI 250 Social Problems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Contrasting theoretical approaches to social problems.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jason Carmichael (Fall)

  • SOCI 305 Socialization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The effects of early childhood experiences upon adult personality, and the transmission of social roles and values. Topics include: social reinforcement theories, modeling theories, maternal deprivation, culture and personality studies, cognitive development and infantile sexuality. The processes of sex role socialization.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Anahi Morales Hudon (Winter)

  • SOCI 309 Health and Illness (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Health and illness as social rather than purely bio-medical phenomena. Topics include: studies of ill persons, health care occupations and organizations; poverty and health; inequalities in access to and use of health services; recent policies, ideologies, and problems in reform of health services organization.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

  • SOCI 310 Sociology of Mental Disorder (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Data and theories of mental disorders. Transcultural psychiatry, psychiatric epidemiology, stress, labelling, mental health care delivery, the family, positive mental health and the "sick" society in the framework of sociological theories of stratification, organization and social psychology.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Giovani Burgos (Fall)

  • SOCI 318 Television in Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : TV in the social communication process: a surveyor of the environment, a socializer, a definer of "public" realities and a forum of debate. Topics include: TV reporting of political and international events, differences in French/English outlooks, and the portrayal of women.

    Terms: Summer 2013

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

  • SOCI 322 Sociology of Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : A review of sociological research on the production, readership, and broader social implications of literature. Topics will include: the issue of whether literature "reflects" society, the use of literature in establishing collective identities, and reading as a social practice.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

    • Prerequisite: SOCI-219.
  • SOCI 338 Introduction to Biomedical Knowledge (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The dynamics of biomedical disciplines and specialties. Social, scientific, political and commercial aspects of biomedical research. The organization of work in clinical and fundamental research and its consequences on the choice of research topics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

  • SOCI 377 Deviance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Introduction to the sociological study of deviance. Emphasis on the "societal reaction" or "interactionist" approach to deviance. The correctional and causal approach towards deviance, its limitations and alternative ways to address the subject of deviance.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Eran Shor (Fall)

  • SOCI 388 Crime (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Introductory course on methods and theories in criminology. Exploration of the nature and distribution of crime; and critical evaluation of definitions and the measurement of crime; review of theoretical approaches used to understand such a phenomenon; a comparative overview of the criminal justice system.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Giovani Burgos (Winter)

  • SOCI 425 Sociology of the Body (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Sociological examination of the human body as a cultural phenomenon that intersects with identity, health, illness, disability and medicine. Exploration of meanings attributed to human bodies as well as the body as a site of social interaction.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 225 or Permission of Instructor.
  • SOCI 460 Responses to Social Problems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This seminar focuses on attempts to resolve social problems. There will be discussion and debate concerning policies suggested and critical examination of their potential successes and failures. The course presupposes knowledge of social problems issues obtained in 166-250. Topics include: crime and prisons; discrimination and inequality; poverty; and drug use.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

    • Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
  • SOCI 488 Punishment and Prisons (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : An overview of research on prison "communities" and prison riots. An assessment of incapacitation, deterrence and labelling effects of incarceration. A conceptual framework for analyzing variations (across societies) and changes (over time) in the overall aggregate rates of punishment that social systems impose on their offender populations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210
  • SOCI 489 Gender, Deviance and Social Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This seminar examines how the definition of deviance, reactions to deviance and explanations of deviance are gendered. Specific topics vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Kathleen Fallon (Fall)

    • Course for Women's Studies Concentrations
    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    • Restriction: open to U3 students concentrating on social problems.
  • SOCI 495 Social Problems and Conflicts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This course explores the social construction of "social problems". It focuses on the social conflicts involved in the definition of social issues and on how and why "problems" change over time. Issues such as drinking, smoking, drug use, pornography, abortion, and homosexuality will be discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Eran Shor (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: permission of instructor
  • SOCI 508 Medical Sociology and Social Psychiatry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The social construction of mental illness and disease, the personal and professional definition and recognition of illness, the distribution and determinants of illness, disease, sickness in the population, and the politics of medical research.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Giovani Burgos (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 309 or SOCI 310 or Permission of the Instructor.
    • Note: Open to Social Studies of Medicine students.
  • SOCI 515 Medicine and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The sociology of health and illness. Reading in areas of interest, such as: the sociology of illness, health services occupations, organizational settings of health care, the politics of change in national health service systems, and contemporary ethical issues in medical care and research.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Alberto Cambrosio (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Undergraduate students require permission of instructor
  • SOCI 525 Health Care Systems in Comparative Perspective (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Comparative perspective to illustrate processes involved in the development and evolution of health care systems around the world. Countries examined will represent different welfare state regimes, health care system typologies, levels of development and wealth.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Amélie Quesnel Vallée (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken EPIB 525.
    • Note: This course is cross-listed in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health and in Sociology.
  • SOCI 535 Sociology of the Family (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This seminar reviews literature on major research areas in family. The course examines families in the past, the study of family using a life course approach, and considers selective areas which may have had significant influences on contemporary family such as work and family, family violence, and cultural variation in families.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Céline Le Bourdais (Winter)

    • Undergraduate students require permission of instructor
  • SOCI 538 Selected Topics in Sociology of Biomedical Knowledge (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The seminar will examine recent work in the sociology of biomedical knowledge. It will focus on the technological shaping of biomedical knowledge, i.e., on the impact of new technologies and equipments on the development of biomedical knowledge.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

  • SOCI 571 Deviance and Social Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This seminar focuses on how social groups enforce rules (and maintain social order) through coercion and socialization. It reviews current research and critiques key theoretical approaches to social control. Included are discussions of regulating institutions such as prisons and mental asylums, and the roles of gossip, manners and etiquettes.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

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Politics and Social Change

  • SOCI 222 Urban Sociology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Comparative analysis of the process of urbanization in Europe, North America and the Third World; effects of urbanization upon social institutions and individuals; theories of urbanization and urbanism; the Canadian urban system; urban problems in comparative view.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Donald Hinrichs (Winter)

  • SOCI 234 Population and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Introduction to the reciprocal linkages in the social world between population size, structure and dynamics on the one hand, social structure, action and change on the other. An examination of population processes and their relation to the social world.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

  • SOCI 254 Development and Underdevelopment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Competing theories about the causes of underdevelopment in the poor countries. Topics include the impact of geography, the population explosion, culture and national character, economic and sexual inequalities, democracy and dictatorship. Western imperialism and multi-national corporations, reliance on the market, and development through local participation, cooperation, and appropriate technology.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Uli Locher (Fall)

    • Summer
  • SOCI 265 War, States and Social Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The impact of war on society in agrarian and industrial epochs. Particular attention is given to the relationship between war and economic development, social classes, nationalism, and democratization.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: John Anthony Hall (Fall)

  • SOCI 307 Sociology of Globalization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Core sociological and political issues of the globalization debate, such as trade, global production networks and the new international division of labor, global inequalities, the ecological crisis, the reform of international institutions, and the emergence of the global justice movement.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Marc Ancelovici (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210 or Permission of Instructor
  • SOCI 326 Political Sociology 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : An examination of the social changes that underlie the emergence of modern politics. An outline and empirical critique of the principal alternative models of political functioning in industrial societies. Empirical analysis of elite and mass political behaviour.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Matthew Lange (Fall)

  • SOCI 345 Topics in Sociology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Topics in Sociology. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210
  • SOCI 354 Dynamics of Industrial Societies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Theories of social, economic, and political change in the industrialized societies. Causes of cycles in economic growth; imperialism and war; and in ethnic, religious, and industrial conflict. Causes of long run trends in social inequality, crime, family stability, and the position of women. Comparison of North America, Europe, Russia, and Japan.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210 or any other introductory course in the social sciences
  • SOCI 365 Health and Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Main concepts and controversies linking health to broader social and economic conditions in low income countries. Topics include the demographic and epidemiological transitions, the health and wealth conundrum, the social determinants of health, health as an economic development strategy, and the impact of the AIDS pandemic.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Cassandra Cotton (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 234 or SOCI 254
  • SOCI 370 Sociology: Gender and Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Exploration of the main development theories and discussion of how gender is placed within them, analysis of the practical application of development projects and discussion of how they affect gender dynamics, and examination of power relations between development agencies and developing countries. Examples from Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America are used.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Kathleen Fallon (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210
  • SOCI 386 Contemporary Social Movements (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This course will focus on contemporary social movements in Canada, the U.S., and Western Europe, such as the civil rights movement, the women's movement, and the environmental movement. Empirical studies of movements will be used to explore such general issues as how social movements emerge, grow, and decline.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Marc Ancelovici (Winter)

  • SOCI 390 Gender and Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Key conceptual and substantive issues in gender and health since c1950: stratified medicalization of women's and men's health; social movements in health including the women's health movement; gender inequality in morbidity and mortality; gender, power and control in patient/physician interactions; embodied experience; politics and policies of gender and health.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jennifer Fishman (Fall)

  • SOCI 424 Networks and Social Structures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The study of relations and networks. Concepts and techniques of network analysis. Issues include: interlocking directorates, social relationships among individuals in heterogeneous communities and organizations, and relations among elites. Students will be required to design an inquiry into one of these substantive domains.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Steven Rytina (Fall)

  • SOCI 446 Colonialism and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Forms that colonialism took, its impact on colonial societies, and its modern legacies, focusing on overseas colonialism between 1600 and the 1970s.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210 or permission from instructor.
  • SOCI 455 Post-Socialist Societies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The demise of Communist Party rule between 1989 - 1991 throughout Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. The societal implications (e.g. class formation, gender relations, nationalism, corruption, religious freedom) of these dramatic economic and political changes.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210.
  • SOCI 484 Emerging Democratic States (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Focus on the sociological aspects of recent transitions to democracy within developing countries - particularly within Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Exploration of why democratization has taken place, to what extent it has been successful and the implications of democratization.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210
  • SOCI 495 Social Problems and Conflicts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This course explores the social construction of "social problems". It focuses on the social conflicts involved in the definition of social issues and on how and why "problems" change over time. Issues such as drinking, smoking, drug use, pornography, abortion, and homosexuality will be discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Eran Shor (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: permission of instructor
  • SOCI 507 Social Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : An examination of the major sociological theories of long term macro social change. Topics include why industrialization began in Europe instead of Asia, the divergence among societies in systems of class, gender, ethnic and racial inequality, and whether industrial society has entered a new post-industrial or post-modern phase.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken SOCI 672. Undergraduates by permission of instructor only.
  • SOCI 511 Movements/Collective Action (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : A critical examination of classical and more recent approaches to the study of social movements and collective action. Discussion of: the role of grievances and interests, incentives and beliefs, conditions of breakdown and solidarity, mobilization and social control, the dynamics of collective action.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Marc Ancelovici (Winter)

  • SOCI 513 Social Aspects HIV/AIDS in Africa (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Examination of the social causes and consequences of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Gender inequality, sexual behaviours, marriage systems, migration, and poverty are shaping the pandemic as well as how the pandemic is altering social, demographic and economic conditions across Africa.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

    • Prerequisites: SOCI 225 or SOCI 309 or Permission of Instructor.
  • SOCI 519 Gender and Globalization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Focus on the diverse forces of globalization that impact the lives of men and women. Critical analysis of key theories and concepts implicated in the intersection of globalization processes with gender dynamisms.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Elaine Weiner (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 270 or permission of instructor.
  • SOCI 545 Sociology of Population (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The classic literature of sociology of population. Drawing reciprocal linkages between social and population processes: Historical, family and labour force demography, demographic and fertility transitions, mortality, ethnic and race relations, gender, macro-structural interaction theory, and the relation of population and the environment.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 234 or equivalent
  • SOCI 550 Developing Societies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Comparison of alternative explanations of underdevelopment: the impact of social stratification, relations of domination and subordination between countries, state interference with the market. Alternative strategies of change: revolution, structural adjustment, community development and cooperatives. Students will write and present a research paper, and participate extensively in class discussion.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

  • SOCI 565 Social Change in Panama (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Analysis of social change in Panama, particularly during the 20th century: demography, social and economic structures, rural and urban activities and landscapes, indigenous peoples, the effects of the Canal and the Free Trade Zone. Focus throughout on the interaction of human society and the environment.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

    • Prerequisites: SOCI 210 and SOCI 350 or equivalents.
    • Restriction: Students must register for a full term in the Panama Field Studies Semester.
    • Note: Four field trips.

Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity, and Gender

  • SOCI 230 Sociology of Ethnic Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : An introduction to the sociological study of minority groups in Canada. The course will explore the themes of racism, prejudice, and discrimination, ethnic and racial inequalities, cultural identities, multiculturalism, immigration. Theoretical, empirical, and policy issues will be discussed. While the focus will be primarily on Canada, comparisons will be made with the United States.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Zoua Vang (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210 or permission of instructor
  • SOCI 270 Sociology of Gender (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This course focuses on social changes in gender relations, gender inequalities and the social construction of gender. Using sociological theories of gender, different social institutions and spheres of society will be analyzed. Topics such as gender socialization, gender relations in work, family, education, and media will be covered.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Kathleen Fallon (Fall)

  • SOCI 327 Jews in North America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Understanding of contemporary North American Jewry using findings of sociology and other social sciences. Social, cultural, and political issues of concern to the Jewish community. Specific characteristics of Jewish life in Canada, and Québec in particular, in comparison to the American Jewish experience.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Morton Weinfeld (Winter)

  • SOCI 333 Social Stratification (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The pattern, causes and consequences of social inequality. Among the inequalities considered are those of economic class, sex (gender), race, ethnicity and age. Competing theories of the causes of social inequalities are compared and assessed.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Giovani Burgos (Winter)

  • SOCI 475 Canadian Ethnic Studies Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : An interdisciplinary seminar focusing on current social sciences research and public policies in areas relating to Canadian ethnic studies. Topics will include ethnic and racial inequalities, prejudice and discrimination, ethnic identities and cultural expressions, the structure and organization of minority groups.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Morton Weinfeld (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to students following the Minor Concentration in Canadian Ethnic Studies; or to students with at least nine credits, three at the 300 level, in the social sciences; or with permission of instructor. Not open to students who took CANS 404 in 2007-08.
  • SOCI 510 Seminar in Social Stratification (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Recent theoretical and empirical developments in social stratification and inequality. The study of social class, with attention to the anomalous findings on heterogeneity in labour markets and the labour process, status attainment processes, and the socio-political and industrial attitudes of the working class. Students will prepare quantitative analysis of Canadian survey material as well as critical qualitative reviews.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

    • Prerequisites: SOCI 333 and SOCI 350 or equivalents
  • SOCI 512 Ethnicity & Public Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Major themes in the theoretical literature on ethnicity. Public policies with direct and indirect implications for inter-ethnic relations will be studied. Policies affecting areas such as language, education, immigration, employment and promotion, multiculturalism and welfare. Examples drawn from several multi-ethnic societies. Political, constitutional, and economic problems associated with these policy initiatives.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Morton Weinfeld (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 230 or permission from the instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken SOCI 629.
  • SOCI 520 Migration and Immigrant Groups (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Review of the major demographic, economic and sociological theories of internal and international migration. The main emphasis will be on empirical research on migration and immigrant groups.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Zoua Vang (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: 15 credits in the Social Sciences
  • SOCI 530 Sex and Gender (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This seminar critically reviews theoretical perspectives and research on sex and gender in various domains of social life. It gives special emphasis to work which considers the meaning of gender and how it differs across time and place.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Kathleen Fallon (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to Honours Sociology students and to Sociology Majors with the permission of the instructor
  • SOCI 555 Comparative Historical Sociology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The analysis of patterns of state and nation-building in historical and comparative perspectives with particular attention being given to methodology.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Matthew Lange (Fall)

    • Restriction: Undergraduate students require permission of instructor

Work, Organizations, and the Economy

  • SOCI 235 Technology and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : An examination of the extent to which technological developments impose constraints on ways of arranging social relationships in bureaucratic organizations and in the wider society: the compatibility of current social structures with the effective utilization of technology.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Michael R Smith (Fall)

  • SOCI 304 Sociology of the Welfare State (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The origins and history of the welfare state and the differences between types of welfare state regimes; debates about and empirical evidence for current developments in welfare state programs. Special attention will be paid to the interconnections between the evolution of the labour market and the resulting pressures on the welfare state.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Nicole Denier (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: SOCI 210 and SOCI 211 or instructors permission.
  • SOCI 312 Sociology of Work and Industry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The development of the world of work from the rise of industrial capitalism to the postindustrial age. Responses of workers and managers to changing organizational, technological and economic realities. Interrelations between changing demands in the workplace and the functioning of the labour market. Canadian materials in comparative perspective.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Michael Del Balso (Winter)

  • SOCI 420 Organizations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : A survey of theories of organization with particular reference to problems of growth, technology, centralization and decentralization, and organizational environments.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Michael R Smith (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: SOCI 210 or SOCI 235
  • SOCI 470 Topics in Economic Sociology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Topics in economic sociology. Topics vary by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

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