Master of Arts (M.A.) Medical Sociology (Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Sociology     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

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

Thesis Courses (27 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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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 2017

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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 2018

    Instructors: Thomas Soehl (Winter)

  • 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 2017

    Instructors: Eran Shor (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to U3 and graduate students

  • SOCI 600 Qualitative Research Methods 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Overview of qualitative research design and modes of data collection, particularly observation, interviewing and focus groups. Students are required to design and undertake their own qualitative research project. Introduction to computerized tools for qualitative data management, transcription and analysis.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jennifer Elrick (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Permission of instructor. Not open to students who have taken SOCI 540.

  • SOCI 625D1 Professional Development Seminar in Sociology

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Professional development of incoming graduate students in sociology.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Carl Eidlin (Fall)

    • Course will be offered every other week, during the Fall and Winter terms, for a duration of one hour.

    • Restrictions: Open to incoming graduate students in the Department of Sociology.

    • Students must register at the same time for SOCI 625 D1 and SOCI 625D2.

  • SOCI 625D2 Professional Development Seminar in Sociology

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Professional development of incoming graduate students in sociology.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Carl Eidlin (Winter)

    • Course will be offered every other week, during the Fall and Winter terms, for a duration of one hour.

    • Restrictions: Open to incoming graduate students in the Department of Sociology.

  • 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 2017

    Instructors: Axel Van den Berg (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 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 2017

    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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

3 credits (at the 500, 600, or 700 level) in History of Medicine.

Faculty of Arts—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)