Sociology

Fall Semester 2018

CourseInstrDaysTime
Introduction to Sociology
SOCI.1006.A1
Fredericks, ErinM W F11:30AM-12:20PM
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A survey course that introduces students to the discipline of sociology with particular reference to Canadian Society. This course examines theories and research concerning the nature of social order and conflict in industrial society; the relations between important structures or elements of society, including the economy, family, education, religion, complex organizations, racial and ethnic groups, and the dynamics of social change. Several major theoretical approaches in sociology are compared throughout the course.

Introduction to Sociology
SOCI.1006.B1
Hersey, CorinneT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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A survey course that introduces students to the discipline of sociology with particular reference to Canadian Society. This course examines theories and research concerning the nature of social order and conflict in industrial society; the relations between important structures or elements of society, including the economy, family, education, religion, complex organizations, racial and ethnic groups, and the dynamics of social change. Several major theoretical approaches in sociology are compared throughout the course.

Introduction to Sociology
SOCI.1006.C1
Hayes, MatthewT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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A survey course that introduces students to the discipline of sociology with particular reference to Canadian Society. This course examines theories and research concerning the nature of social order and conflict in industrial society; the relations between important structures or elements of society, including the economy, family, education, religion, complex organizations, racial and ethnic groups, and the dynamics of social change. Several major theoretical approaches in sociology are compared throughout the course.

Introduction to Sociology
SOCI.1006.D1
McCoy, RobertM W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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A survey course that introduces students to the discipline of sociology with particular reference to Canadian Society. This course examines theories and research concerning the nature of social order and conflict in industrial society; the relations between important structures or elements of society, including the economy, family, education, religion, complex organizations, racial and ethnic groups, and the dynamics of social change. Several major theoretical approaches in sociology are compared throughout the course.

Introduction to Sociology
SOCI.1006.E1
McCoy, RobertM W F01:30PM-02:20PM
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A survey course that introduces students to the discipline of sociology with particular reference to Canadian Society. This course examines theories and research concerning the nature of social order and conflict in industrial society; the relations between important structures or elements of society, including the economy, family, education, religion, complex organizations, racial and ethnic groups, and the dynamics of social change. Several major theoretical approaches in sociology are compared throughout the course.

Introduction to Sociology
SOCI.1006.F1
Caliskan, GulhanimT TH08:30AM-09:50AM
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A survey course that introduces students to the discipline of sociology with particular reference to Canadian Society. This course examines theories and research concerning the nature of social order and conflict in industrial society; the relations between important structures or elements of society, including the economy, family, education, religion, complex organizations, racial and ethnic groups, and the dynamics of social change. Several major theoretical approaches in sociology are compared throughout the course.

Research Design & Method
SOCI.2013.A
Staff, T TH02:30PM-03:50PM
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An introduction to the main research approaches used in sociology. The course includes practical experience in developing a research program by considering research question development, research design, methods of data collection, research ethics and data analysis. Of particular interest are the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.

Classical Sociological Theory
SOCI.2033.A
Allain, KristiT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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A study of the classical tradition in sociological thought focusing on those theorists whose ideas constitute the foundation of contemporary sociological analysis. This will include a consideration of the work of Marx, Weber, Durkheim, among others.

Classical Sociological Theory
SOCI.2033.B
Kelly, ColmT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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A study of the classical tradition in sociological thought focusing on those theorists whose ideas constitute the foundation of contemporary sociological analysis. This will include a consideration of the work of Marx, Weber, Durkheim, among others.

Canadian Society
SOCI.2106.A1
Staff, T TH11:30AM-12:50PM
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The purpose of this course is to give the student an understanding of the operation and functioning of the society in which we live. The configuration of Canadian institutions is analyzed in terms of their historical patterns of development.

Society & Ecology
SOCI.2213.A
Hersey, CorinneT TH02:30PM-03:50PM
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This course is an introduction to the sociological study of environmental problems and the issues they raise, using C. Wright Mills' notion of the 'sociological imagination'.

Deviance
SOCI.2313.A
Rawlinson, EdM W F11:30AM-12:20PM
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This course reviews theory and research with a focus on the social basis of deviance, deviance construction, and the consequences of social reactions to selected forms of deviance.

Inequality in Society
SOCI.2416.A1
Fleming, MichaelT TH08:30AM-09:50AM
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This course explores existing patterns of social inequality and debates concerning the possibility and desirability of greater equality. Taking a theoretical and historical focus, this course examines the changing nature of inequality in contemporary Canadian society in the context of globalization. Throughout, we develop our understanding of how different forms of inequality - particularly social class, gender and race - intersect. One section of the course may have a service learning requirement, where students engage in volunteer work in the community, and then reflect upon their experiences through reading, writing, and discussion.

Social Problems I
SOCI.2423.A
Rawlinson, EdT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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The various perspectives used by sociologists to examine social problems will be described and evaluated. Concrete social problems will be used as examples of these perspectives.

Racial.,Racism&Colonial
SOCI.2443.A
Caliskan, GulhanimW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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This course explores the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological understandings most relevant to the sociological study of race, racialization, racism, and colonialism. We give particular attention to critical decolonial thinking on race. We examine the process of racialization, through which being white becomes the normative standard of just being human. We contextualize how the creation of whiteness as an identity-based entitlement has led to social division and oppression. We draw on the experiences of diverse groups of Black, Indigenous, and other People of Colour (BIPoC) in Canadian and global contexts. We begin with the premise that BIPoC share a common history in terms of dispossession, discrimination, and oppression, but also pursue a range of different struggles and dreams in relation to their lands and nation-states. We explore racialization of bodies in contemporary culture to probe a series of assumptions and theories about race, racism, and colonialism in both academic and popular thought.

Gender in the Global South
SOCI.2623.A
Solati, FaribaM W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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This course will critically examine the role of women in the Third World. It will concentrate largely on the changes in these roles and their correspondence with the transition from traditional to new forms of economic organization, production, and power.

Sociology of the Family
SOCI.2633.A
Hersey, CorinneW06:30PM-09:20PM
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A critical analysis of various conceptual frameworks in family research, and a cross-cultural analysis of marriage and the family, both past and present is pursued. Particular attention is paid to the current developments in marriage arrangements, changes in the meaning of marriage and the family, as well as the future of the family.

Sociology of Health
SOCI.2653.A
Staff, M W02:30PM-03:50PM
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This course provides an introduction to the sociology of health. We analyse the social construction of health promotion knowledge, experiences of health, media representations of health, the social foundations of health inequalities, the formal institutions that define and manage health and health care, and the social consequences of the moralization of healthy behaviours.

Political Sociology
SOCI.3113.A
Fleming, MichaelM W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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The focus of this course is on the type of political system known as liberal democracy. Particular emphasis is placed on the historical genesis of liberal democracy, on its structural dynamics, and on the role of the working class within the system. The examination includes an analysis of the sources of stability and cleavage governing the development of liberal democracies. Finally, the functioning of liberal democracies is contrasted with that of communist political systems.

Sociology of Work
SOCI.3133.A
Machum, SusanM02:30PM-05:20PM
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The sociology of work studies the changing nature of work from pre-industrial to contemporary times. It is concerned with how our work activities and occupations shape our everyday lives, how work is gendered and the implication of technological innovation on individual workers and societal processes. Different forms of work, occupational hierarchies and social relations of production are key themes explored within this course.

Sp.Topics:Soci.Women&Educ
SOCI.3173.A
Reimer, MarileeT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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With the rise of neo-conservative governments in Canada, we see changes in schooling and higher education due to the restructuring of government finances and privatization. By beginning from the standpoint of women engaged in mothering, classroom teaching, graduate studies and university teaching, this course examines the impact of re-structuring on gender, ethnicity and class in the classroom and in higher education.

Sociology of Men
SOCI.3243.A
Staff, TH02:30PM-05:20PM
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In this course, students examine the social production of masculinities in North America and the impacts of these gender expressions on the lives of boys and men, and girls and women. Students are introduced to theoretical perspectives used to understand the lives of men and boys, while examining topics such as fathering, the social construction of men's bodies, the ways the media (re)produces notions of masculinity, and sports masculinities.

Capitalism and Mod. Culture
SOCI.3263.A
Hayes, MatthewT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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The course explores how the emergence of new forms of commerce and production gave rise to new cultural ideas and social formations in the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis is placed on the historical emergence of taken for granted themes in modern culture. This will enable students to better appreciate current developments in culture and in our economic system.

Sociology of Law
SOCI.3313.A
Sanford, StephanieM06:30PM-09:20PM
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This course critically examines law from various sociological perspectives, with particular reference to Canada. The course is designed to cover sociological jurisprudence and selected theories of law, as they relate to family, administrative, labour, criminal and other types of law.

Sociology of Art and Culture
SOCI.3573.A
Weeks, PeterM W F12:30PM-01:20PM
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Employing both classical and contemporary sociological perspectives, this course explores the nature of art in society by looking at how art objects are produced, distributed, and consumed. Theoretical perspectives are related to historical and contemporary examples from a range of artistic media (e.g., pictorial art, film, photography, literature, and music) to expose the interplay between art and society. The relationship between the fine arts and popular culture are examined, as well as the role of technology in the various arts.

Senior Seminar
SOCI.4013.A
Staff, M02:30PM-05:20PM
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The senior seminar is a one-semester course, required for a Major degree in sociology, which is to be taken in the final year of study. The course is organized around substantive issues, with different sections devoted to different topics. The issues are addressed as puzzles or lines of inquiry that explore current concerns. Students are expected to bring the knowledge they have acquired of the competing traditions of sociological inquiry to bear on the theme. This course will be conducted as a seminar, with students taking responsibility for researching, presenting, and discussing material. Regular attendance and active participation will be emphasized. Enrolment limited to approximately 15 students in each section.

Senior Seminar
SOCI.4013.B
Reimer, MarileeW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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The senior seminar is a one-semester course, required for a Major degree in sociology, which is to be taken in the final year of study. The course is organized around substantive issues, with different sections devoted to different topics. The issues are addressed as puzzles or lines of inquiry that explore current concerns. Students are expected to bring the knowledge they have acquired of the competing traditions of sociological inquiry to bear on the theme. This course will be conducted as a seminar, with students taking responsibility for researching, presenting, and discussing material. Regular attendance and active participation will be emphasized. Enrolment limited to approximately 15 students in each section.

Honours Workshop
SOCI.4023.A
Allain, KristiT02:30PM-05:20PM
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This is a required course for Honours students in their final year. Enrolment is restricted to Honours students. The course is organized around two sets of activities: 1) workshops oriented to the development of knowledge and skills directly applicable to the process of thesis research, covering such topics as ethical decision-making in social research, practical problems in collecting and analyzing research material, writing in social research and 2) student presentations of thesis proposals, progress reports, and final results. Entry of non-Sociology students is with permission of instructor.

Advanced Sociological Theory
SOCI.4033.A
Kelly, ColmT TH11:30AM-12:50PM
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A critical examination of selected orientations from contemporary sociological theory. The implications of these perspectives for both the nature of sociological inquiry and the prevailing models of society are considered. Prerequisites: SOCI 2033 and 3023.

Winter Semester 2019

CourseInstrDaysTime
Introduction to Sociology
SOCI.1006.A2
Fredericks, ErinM W F11:30AM-12:20PM
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A survey course that introduces students to the discipline of sociology with particular reference to Canadian Society. This course examines theories and research concerning the nature of social order and conflict in industrial society; the relations between important structures or elements of society, including the economy, family, education, religion, complex organizations, racial and ethnic groups, and the dynamics of social change. Several major theoretical approaches in sociology are compared throughout the course.

Introduction to Sociology
SOCI.1006.B2
Hersey, CorinneT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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A survey course that introduces students to the discipline of sociology with particular reference to Canadian Society. This course examines theories and research concerning the nature of social order and conflict in industrial society; the relations between important structures or elements of society, including the economy, family, education, religion, complex organizations, racial and ethnic groups, and the dynamics of social change. Several major theoretical approaches in sociology are compared throughout the course.

Introduction to Sociology
SOCI.1006.C2
Hayes, MatthewT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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A survey course that introduces students to the discipline of sociology with particular reference to Canadian Society. This course examines theories and research concerning the nature of social order and conflict in industrial society; the relations between important structures or elements of society, including the economy, family, education, religion, complex organizations, racial and ethnic groups, and the dynamics of social change. Several major theoretical approaches in sociology are compared throughout the course.

Introduction to Sociology
SOCI.1006.D2
McCoy, RobertM W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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A survey course that introduces students to the discipline of sociology with particular reference to Canadian Society. This course examines theories and research concerning the nature of social order and conflict in industrial society; the relations between important structures or elements of society, including the economy, family, education, religion, complex organizations, racial and ethnic groups, and the dynamics of social change. Several major theoretical approaches in sociology are compared throughout the course.

Introduction to Sociology
SOCI.1006.E2
McCoy, RobertM W F01:30PM-02:20PM
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A survey course that introduces students to the discipline of sociology with particular reference to Canadian Society. This course examines theories and research concerning the nature of social order and conflict in industrial society; the relations between important structures or elements of society, including the economy, family, education, religion, complex organizations, racial and ethnic groups, and the dynamics of social change. Several major theoretical approaches in sociology are compared throughout the course.

Introduction to Sociology
SOCI.1006.F2
Caliskan, GulhanimT TH08:30AM-09:50AM
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A survey course that introduces students to the discipline of sociology with particular reference to Canadian Society. This course examines theories and research concerning the nature of social order and conflict in industrial society; the relations between important structures or elements of society, including the economy, family, education, religion, complex organizations, racial and ethnic groups, and the dynamics of social change. Several major theoretical approaches in sociology are compared throughout the course.

Research Design & Method
SOCI.2013.B
Staff, T TH02:30PM-03:50PM
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An introduction to the main research approaches used in sociology. The course includes practical experience in developing a research program by considering research question development, research design, methods of data collection, research ethics and data analysis. Of particular interest are the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.

Understanding Statistics
SOCI.2023.A
Staff, T TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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Statistics are used and misused by social scientists, policy makers, and the media to describe the social world. Sociologists use statistics to understand social inequality and examine relations of power. In this course you examine the use and meaning of statistics in sociology, social policy and popular media to increase your ability to differentiate dodgy statistics from valid evidence. Note: To fulfill requirements for the Minor, Major or Honours in sociology, students may take this course or any other statistics course.

Canadian Society
SOCI.2106.A2
Staff, T TH11:30AM-12:50PM
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The purpose of this course is to give the student an understanding of the operation and functioning of the society in which we live. The configuration of Canadian institutions is analyzed in terms of their historical patterns of development.

Deviance
SOCI.2313.B
Hersey, CorinneT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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This course reviews theory and research with a focus on the social basis of deviance, deviance construction, and the consequences of social reactions to selected forms of deviance.

Sociology for Cyborgs
SOCI.2323.A
Weeks, PeterM W F12:30PM-01:20PM
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This course is a critical introduction to the social, political, economic, and cultural organization of the Internet. The purpose is to provide media literacy tools to penetrate beneath its commonly experienced surfaces. The focus is on who organizes the Web: its commercialization and the potential for democratization of its users. An important goal is discovering the academic Web as a resource for both Liberal Arts education and lifetime learning.

Inequality in Society
SOCI.2416.A2
Fleming, MichaelT TH08:30AM-09:50AM
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This course explores existing patterns of social inequality and debates concerning the possibility and desirability of greater equality. Taking a theoretical and historical focus, this course examines the changing nature of inequality in contemporary Canadian society in the context of globalization. Throughout, we develop our understanding of how different forms of inequality - particularly social class, gender and race - intersect. One section of the course may have a service learning requirement, where students engage in volunteer work in the community, and then reflect upon their experiences through reading, writing, and discussion.

Sociology of Communication
SOCI.2513.A
Staff, T TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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This course considers the mass media, (principally print and electronic), its place in, and impact upon Canadian society. Various perspectives and related research are considered with respect to the control and ownership of the media, the social organization of the production of news, facts, statistics, and other messages; and the themes expressed in popular culture as conveyed by the media. Underlying concerns are the social construction of what-is-taken-to-be reality and the language that is used in the conveying of messages.

Sociology of Gender
SOCI.2613.A
Staff, M W02:30PM-03:50PM
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This course focuses on particular aspects of the social processes that shape, and are shaped by female and male social roles such as gender and power, gender and social structures of work, and feminist social movements.

Contemporary Soci. Theory
SOCI.3023.A
Kelly, ColmT TH11:30AM-12:50PM
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A study of contemporary developments in sociological theory, focusing on major trends, their interrelationships, and controversies. Prerequisite: SOCI 2033.

Social Move.,Activism &Change
SOCI.3123.A
Hersey, CorinneT TH02:30PM-03:50PM
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This course explores conceptual, theoretical and methodological understandings of social movements and activism as an organized way of effecting social change. It also examines a series of historical and contemporary case studies within Canadian and global contexts. Students analyze social movements or activism for social change in their local and/or global communities.

Sociology,the Self &the Other
SOCI.3183.A
Kelly, ColmW02:30PM-05:20PM
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George Herbert Mead, one of the earliest sociologists, argued that our relationship to others comes before, and creates, the self. We examine and extend this idea by discussing what the terms like the the general other,otherness and the relation to the other, might mean. Amongst the thinkers and schools of thought examined are Mead and symbolic interactionism, Alfred Schutz and phenomenological sociology, Erving Goffman, the school of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, and Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Derrida and the school of deconstruction. A number of feature films illustrating the themes of the course will be viewed. Students are encouraged to discuss popular culture and their own experiences in light of the themes of the course.

Animals & Society
SOCI.3293.A
Kelly, ColmT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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In Sociology we study human society. Humans, however, have always lived in relation to other non-human animals, and these relations and these animals have in fact been central to human society. In this course we will re-think what we mean by 'human society,' by showing how integral animals have always been to what we take to be 'human society.'

Research for Social Change
SOCI.3583.A
Caliskan, GulhanimM02:30PM-05:20PM
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This seminar course encourages students to explore how research can inform social justice and social change. Examining specific debates from the fields of feminist research, Indigenous methodologies, and critical race theory, students will gain new understandings in the various ways research can both reproduce and challenge operations of power and privilege. This course offers students the opportunity to engage in debates around these methodologies as they consider how to do research for social change.

Queer Sociology
SOCI.3663.A
Fredericks, ErinW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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This course explores the social construction of queerness in heteronormative societies. Students apply sociological concepts and theories to the study of queer identities, communities, and sexual practices. They examine social and political responses to queerness, and the ways in which these responses shape the lives of queer people. Prerequisite: SOCI 1006 and 6 credit hours of sociology at the 2nd-year level.

Senior Seminar
SOCI.4013.C
Hayes, MatthewT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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The senior seminar is a one-semester course, required for a Major degree in sociology, which is to be taken in the final year of study. The course is organized around substantive issues, with different sections devoted to different topics. The issues are addressed as puzzles or lines of inquiry that explore current concerns. Students are expected to bring the knowledge they have acquired of the competing traditions of sociological inquiry to bear on the theme. This course will be conducted as a seminar, with students taking responsibility for researching, presenting, and discussing material. Regular attendance and active participation will be emphasized. Enrolment limited to approximately 15 students in each section.

Last Published: Thu Jun 21 06:15:01 2018