Master of Arts (M.A.) Sociology (Non-Thesis): Development Studies (45 credits)

Offered by: Sociology     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

The research essay must be on a topic relating to development studies, approved by the Development Studies Option (DSO) coordinating committee.

Research Project (18 credits)

  • SOCI 696 Research Paper 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Exploratory research for the selection of a research 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 697 Research Paper 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

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

  • SOCI 699 Research Paper 4 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Completion, submission and approval of the research paper by the committee.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

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

Required Courses (21 credits)

  • INTD 657 Development Studies Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    International Development : Special topics in international development studies.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Manuel Balan, Francesco Amodio (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open only to students in the M.A. Development Studies Option.

  • 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 603 Bibliographic Methods 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Research-related skills for the production of a research bibliography under the supervision of a faculty member.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

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

    • Corequisite: SOCI 604.

    • Restriction: Restricted to Sociology M.A. students.

  • SOCI 604 Bibliographic Methods 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Advanced research-related skills for the production of a research bibliography under the supervision of a faculty member.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

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

    • Corequisite: SOCI 603.

    • Restriction: Restricted to Sociology M.A. students.

  • 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)

6 credits of complementary courses at the 500, 600, or 700 level.
Assignments in the selected courses should focus topically on development issues.

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