Second Year

With your first year behind you, you will have a greater understanding of the subjects and areas that interest you, and you will be ready to begin exploring different areas within the field of sociology.

In second year, you typically take 2000 (i.e. SOCI2XXX) level courses. These courses, like the first-year courses, are typically lecture based, but still provide opportunities for collaboration and group work exercises. You will begin to explore new ideas, theories, and research, and use the critical thinking skills you learned in first-year.

Normally, at the end of your second year, you are encouraged to pick your major. This means that you must begin to pay close attention to course requirements needed to complete a major, minor, or honours standing. The following provides a brief overview of things to consider:

Majors

To complete a sociology major, you need a total of 36 credit hours in sociology courses, including the following required courses:

SOCI 1006 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 2013 Research Methods
SOCI 3013 Classical Sociological Theory
SOCI 3023 Modern Sociological Theory
SOCI 4013 Senior Seminar


Honours

If you plan on honouring in sociology, you require a total of 48 credit hours in sociology, including the following required courses:

SOCI 1006 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 2013 Research Methods
SOCI 2023 Statistics
SOCI 3013 Classical Sociological Theory
SOCI 3023 Modern Sociological Theory
SOCI 3033 Seminar in Research Strategies (recommended)
SOCI 4006 Honours Thesis
SOCI 4023 Honours Workshop
SOCI 4033 Advanced Sociological Theory

Honours students also must have a least a B average to be admitted to the Honours Programme


Minors

Any 18-credit hours in sociology courses constitutes a Minor in Sociology.

 

For more information, you can also check out the Academic Calendar.