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Sociology (SOCI)

Sociology (SOCI)

Location

Location

  • Stephen Leacock Building, Room 712
  • 855 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal QC H3A 2T7
  • Undergraduate Program Information: 514-398-6868
  • Fax: 514-398-7476
  • Email: giovanna.terrasi [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: mcgill.ca/sociology

About Sociology

About Sociology

Sociology is commonly defined as the scientific study of society. It offers the student an educational experience which is both intellectually rewarding and practically useful as a preparation for future career opportunities. It provides the student with the theoretical and analytical tools to better understand the complex social forces which affect our lives, contributing in this way to personal enrichment and more effective citizenship. It is also valuable preparation for advanced study in the social sciences, as well as for careers in management; education; law; medicine and health-related areas; social work; and communications in both the public sector and private industry.

The Department offers a Minor Concentration, a Major Concentration, an Honours, and a Joint Honours program in Sociology. Although a student from outside the Department may take courses in the Department without having taken SOCI 210 Sociological Perspectives (except where noted otherwise), the course is recommended. The purpose of the Minor Concentration is to give the student a basic understanding of the field of Sociology, while the Major Concentration will provide a more comprehensive coverage of the field. The purpose of the Honours program is to permit a student to study the field in depth, and to do an Honours Project—a research paper under the supervision of a faculty member—whose topic and supervisor are chosen by mutual agreement between the student and the professor.

A list of Academic Advisers and their schedules are available at mcgill.ca/sociology/undergrad/advising.

Orientation Session for New Students

Orientation Session for New Students

The Sociology Department Orientation Session will be held in late August. For more information, please refer to mcgill.ca/sociology/undergrad.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2021-2022 (last updated Feb. 12, 2021) (disclaimer)

Sociology Faculty

Sociology Faculty

Chair
TBA
Undergraduate Program Director
Aniruddha (Bobby) Das
Graduate Program Director
Eran Shor
Professors
Shelley Clark; B.A.(Virg.), M.A., Ph.D.(Princ.) (James McGill Professor)
Matthew Lange; B.A.(Carleton Coll.), M.A., Ph.D.(Brown)
Céline Le Bourdais; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(Brown) (Distinguished James McGill Professor)
Amélie Quesnel-Vallée; B.S., M.S.(Montr.), M.S., Ph.D.(Duke) (Canada Research Chair in Policies and Health Inequalities
Eran Shor; B.A., M.A.(Haifa), M.A., Ph.D.(SUNY, Stony Brook) (William Dawson Scholar)
Michael Smith; B.A.(Leic.), M.A., Ph.D.(Brown)
Axel van den Berg; Kand.Doc.(Amster.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Morton Weinfeld; B.A.(McG.), Ed.M., Ph.D.(Harv.) (Chair, Canadian Ethnic Studies)
Associate Professors
Sarah Brauner-Otto; B.A.(Bates), M.S.W., Ph.D.(Mich.)
Jason Carmichael; B.A.(Ariz. St.), M.A., Ph.D.(Ohio St.)
Aniruddha (Bobby) Das; B.A.(Delhi), M.A.(Delaware), Ph.D.(Chic.)
Thomas Soehl; M.A.(CUNY), M.P.A.(Harv.), M.A., Ph.D.(Calif.-LA) (Canada Research Chair in International Migration
Zoua Vang; B.A.(Penn.), M.A., Ph.D.(Harv.) (William Dawson Scholar)
Elaine Weiner; B.A.(Grinnell), M.A.(Flor.), Ph.D.(Mich.)
Assistant Professors
Jan Doering; M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.)
Barry Eidlin; B.A.(Oberlin), M.A., Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)
Jennifer Elrick; B.A.(Qu.), M.A.(Guelph & Bochum), Ph.D.(Tor.)
Peter McMahan; B.A.(Reed), M.P.P., Ph.D.(Chic.)
Luca Maria Pesando B.A., M.Sc. (Bocconi Univ.), M.A., Ph.D. (Penn.)
Poulami Roychowdhury; B.A.(Swarth.), M.A., Ph.D.(NYU)
Associate Members
Alberto Cambrosio (Social Studies of Medicine)
Jennifer Fishman (Social Studies of Medicine – Biomedical Ethics Unit)
Matissa Hollister (Desautels Faculty of Management)
Anthony Masi (Desautels Faculty of Management)
Adjunct Professor
Claudia Masferrer; B.Sc.(ITAM), M.Sc.(Texas-Austin), Ph.D.(McG.)
Emeritus Professor
John A. Hall; B.A.(Oxf.), M.A.(Penn. St.), Ph.D.(LSE) (James McGill Professor)
Maurice Pinard; B.A., LL.L., M.A.(Montr.), Ph.D.(Johns Hop.), F.R.S.C.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2021-2022 (last updated Feb. 9, 2021) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Sociology (18 credits)

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.

For more information, see Minor Concentration Sociology (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Sociology (36 credits)

The purpose of the Major Concentration Sociology is to give the student a comprehensive understanding of the field of sociology.

For more information, see Major Concentration Sociology (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Sociology (51 credits)

The B.A.; Honours in Sociology provides a greater focus on Sociology with substantial breadth and depth. The completion of an Honours program is an asset when applying to graduate or professional schools. ...

For more information, see Honours Sociology (51 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component Sociology (36 credits)

Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs".  ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component Sociology (36 credits).

Faculty of Arts—2021-2022 (last updated Feb. 12, 2021) (disclaimer)
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