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Master of Arts (M.A.); Sociology (Thesis) — Medical Sociology (48 credits)

Offered by: Sociology     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

This program is currently under review. Students should contact the Program Adviser for more information.

This program is given jointly by the Sociology Department and the Department of Social Studies in Medicine.

Thesis Courses (30 credits)

  • SOCI 690 M.A. Thesis 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Exploratory thesis research for the selection of a thesis topic.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to graduate students registered in the M.A. thesis program of the Sociology Department.
  • 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 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 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 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 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 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to graduate students registered in the M.A. thesis program of the Sociology Department.
  • SOCI 695 M.A. Thesis 6 (15 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 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to graduate students registered in the Medical Sociology thesis program.

Required Courses (12 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 2014

    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: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 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 2013

    Instructors: Eran Shor (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: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Axel Van den Berg (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 330

* 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 Courses (6 credits)

3 credits, one of the following courses:

  • 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 2013

    Instructors: Alberto Cambrosio (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

3 credits, one graduate-level course in History of Medicine.

Faculty of Arts—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)