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SOC100 Introductory Sociology Course Page

Description: An examination of the theory, methods, and substance of Sociology. The study of how societies are shaped including economy, culture, socialization, deviance, stratification, and groups. The process of social change through social movements, industrialization, etc. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in SOC 300.

SOC203 Social Problems Course Page

Description: Selected structural issues in various societies, including inequality, population growth, environment, and human rights. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in SOC 102.

SOC210 Introduction to Social Statistics Course Page

Description: Statistical reasoning and techniques used by sociologists to summarize data and test hypotheses. Topics include describing distributions, cross-tabulations, scaling, probability, correlation/regression and non-parametric tests. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of instructor. Note: This course is intended primarily for students concentrating in Sociology

SOC212 Classical Social Theory Course Page

Description: The foundational contributions and relevance of the works of Marx, Weber, Durkheim and others to sociology and social theory. Course emphasizes close reading of primary texts to cultivate reading, writing and reasoning skills. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of the instructor.

SOC224 Sociology of Deviance and Conformity Course Page

Description: Processes involved in defining behaviour patterns as deviant; factors that influence conformity and change; examination of behaviour patterns such as sexuality, alcoholism, drug use, and selected mental and physical disabilities; public reaction to such behaviour.

SOC225 Criminology Course Page

Description: Examination and attempted explanation of crime and juvenile delinquency, with an analysis of the social processes leading to criminal behaviour.

SOC226 Social Studies of Surveillance Course Page

Description: Critical analysis of the increased prominence of diverse forms of surveillance in contemporary society.

SOC241 Social Psychology Course Page

Description: An introduction to the study of individual and group behaviour observed in social processes. Prerequisites: SOC 100, or PSYCO 104 or 105, or consent of instructor. Note: SOC 241 and PSYCO 241 may not both be taken for credit.

SOC242 Biologically Coordinated Social Psychology Course Page

Description: A biologically consistent introduction to the study of individual and group behaviour observed in social processes. Prerequisite: One of SOC 100, PSYCO 104, PSYCO 105, EDPY 200 or consent of instructor.

SOC251 Population and Society Course Page

Description: Population trends, issues and concerns in Canada and international contexts; social and cultural factors underlying fertility, mortality, and migration; urbanization; population change; population theory; and demographic analysis.

SOC260 Inequality and Social Stratification Course Page

Description: Introduction to the study of structured social inequalities and poverty; major theoretical approaches; findings from key empirical studies, with emphasis on Canada. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of instructor.

SOC269 Introductory Sociology of Globalization Course Page

Description: Introduces various aspects of globalization and its impact on our lives at local, national, and international levels. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of instructor.

SOC271 Introduction to the Family Course Page

Description: An introduction to the study of family relationships and their variant forms with focus on mate selection, couple, kin, age, and gender dynamics, family dissolution or reconstitution and change. A comparative approach with emphasis on families in Canada.

SOC291 Introduction to Environmental Sociology Course Page

Description: Sociological examination of the relationship between human societies and the natural environment.

SOC301 Sociology of Gender Course Page

Description: Comparative study of sex roles in selected societies with an emphasis on contemporary Canada; sex-specific role behaviours and theories regarding their origin; recent sociological research on the social effects of sex roles. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of instructor.

SOC315 Introduction to Social Methodology Course Page

Description: Research design, data collection, and data processing strategies used by sociologists. Topics include research values and ethics, reliability and validity, experimentation, survey research techniques, historical methods, field research, and content analysis. Prerequisite: SOC 210 or consent of instructor.

SOC321 Youth, Crime and Society Course Page

Description: A survey of the understanding and treatment of youth in the Canadian criminal justice system. Prerequisite: SOC 225 or consent of instructor.

SOC327 Criminal Justice Administration in Canada Course Page

Description: The evolution and evaluation of the theories of punishment; the law, the police and the courts; penal and reformatory institutions; probation and parole; experiments in reform and rehabilitation. Prerequisite: SOC 225 or consent of instructor.

SOC335 Themes in Contemporary Social Theory Course Page

Description: Major theoretical questions through analysis of works by contemporary theorists. Prerequisite: SOC 212 or consent of the instructor. Not open to students with credit in SOC 332, 333, or 334.

SOC343 Social Movements Course Page

Description: How social movements arise and their impact on culture, society and politics. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of instructor.

SOC345 Cultural Studies Course Page

Description: Introduction to theoretical paradigms, methodologies and fundamental concepts of postmodern sociology and cultural studies. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of instructor.

SOC363 Sociology of Work and Industry Course Page

Description: Sociological analysis of the changing nature and content of work, its diversity of industrial contexts and organizational forms, and its consequences for individuals and society, from Canadian and comparative perspectives. Prerequisite: SOC 100. Not open to students with credit in SOC 366.

SOC366 People in Industry Course Page

Description: Introduction to the sociological analysis of the attitudes and behaviour of employees in work organizations, with emphasis on contemporary Canada. Note: Restricted to Engineering students only. Not open to students with credit in SOC 363.

SOC369 Sociology of Globalization Course Page

Description: Critically examines various aspects of globalization from the perspective of world-system studies. Prerequisite: SOC 269 or consent of instructor.

SOC370 Racism in the Western World Course Page

Description: Theoretical and empirical perspectives on racism; examining the marginalization of minority groups in Western countries on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, and immigrant status. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of instructor.

SOC375 Sociology of Aging Course Page

Description: Aging as a socio-cultural phenomenon. Includes aging in relation to the self-concept, family, religion, politics, health, retirement and leisure, housing, attitudes toward death, with particular emphasis on Canadian society.

SOC376 Sociology of Religion Course Page

Description: Religion as a social phenomenon: theories of religious behaviour; religious authority and leadership; the individual's religion and the interplay with other spheres of social life; the role of religion in relation to social change and social integration. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of instructor.

SOC377 Sociology of Youth Course Page

Description: The comparative analysis of youth in various types of societies, with special emphasis on Canada including investigation of social structures and processes influencing behaviour of young people.

SOC382 Sociology of Health and Illness Course Page

Description: The distribution of health and illness in human populations, the social psychology of health and illness, and the social organization of health care. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of instructor.

SOC399 Field Placement in Criminology Course Page

Description: Supervised work experience and seminar sessions. Note: Restricted to BA (Criminology) students.

SOC401 Honors Individual Study Course Page

Description: Individual study opportunity on topics for which no specific course is currently offered by the Department. Course may be taken once only. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and Honors Advisor. Note: Restricted to Sociology Honors students. Closed to web registration.

SOC402 Selected Topics in Sociology Course Page

Description: Content varies from year to year. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of the instructor. Note: Consult the Department for any additional prerequisites. Course may be taken more than once if topic(s) vary.

SOC403 Individual Study Course Page

Description: Individual study opportunity on topics for which no specific course is currently offered by the Department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor and the Undergraduate Advisor.

SOC407 Honors Essay I Course Page

Description: Literature review and proposal stage of Honors Essay completed in SOC 408. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and Honors Advisor. Note: Restricted to Sociology Honors students. Closed to web registration.

SOC408 Honors Essay II Course Page

Description: Prerequisites: SOC 407 and consent of instructor and Honors Advisor. Note: Restricted to Sociology Honors students. Closed to web registration.

SOC420 Selected Topics in Criminal Justice Course Page

Description: Topics may vary annually. Consult Department or instructor prior to registration. Prerequisite: SOC 225 or consent of instructor. Course may be taken more than once if topic(s) vary.

SOC421 Sociology of Punishment Course Page

Description: Historical and contemporary social underpinnings of punishment in the criminal justice apparatus. Prerequisites: SOC 225 or consent of instructor.

SOC423 Crime and Public Policy Course Page

Description: Social responses to criminal behaviour, including general public attitudes and government legislation. Topics include police strategies; sentencing options; prediction research, and social prevention. Prerequisites: SOC 225 or consent of instructor.

SOC427 Immigration, Ethnicity, and Crime Course Page

Description: An exploration of the debates around immigration, ethnicity and crime. Prerequisite: SOC 225 or consent of instructor.

SOC435 Theorizing 'the Social': Critical Debates in Social Theory Course Page

Description: Seminar in fundamental assumptions and philosophy of social sciences and the relation between explanatory and normative theorizing. Prerequisite: SOC 212 or 335 or consent of the instructor.

SOC441 Sociology of Religious Sects Course Page

Description: Examination of conversion, membership maintenance, member disaffiliation, and resource acquisition strategies among religious sects. Emphasis on Canadian examples. Prerequisites: SOC 376 or consent of instructor.

SOC445 Cities and Suburbia Course Page

Description: The significance of urban social spaces and environments, architecture, planning, design and material culture. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of instructor.

SOC451 Sociology of Human Fertility Course Page

Description: Emphasis on the social, social-psychological, and cultural correlates of human fertility in historical and contemporary contexts; reproductive health programs; prediction and control. Prerequisite: SOC 251 or consent of Instructor.

SOC452 Mortality and Population Health Course Page

Description: Analysis of variations, trends and patterns of human mortality and morbidity in historical and contemporary contexts; comparisons of the experiences of Canada, other industrialized nations and developing countries with respect to causes of death and illness; demographic aspects of aging and its relationship to morbidity and mortality health surveys and policies. Prerequisite: SOC 251 or consent of instructor.

SOC456 Data Analysis and Research Course Page

Description: A practical approach to social science research that focuses on methods for preparing, analyzing, and presenting data. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of instructor

SOC459 The Demography of Marriage and Family Course Page

Description: Review and analysis of the demographic interrelationships of fertility, mortality, and migration with marriage and the family; a cross-cultural review of historical trends, contemporary patterns and future implications; emphasis on statistical measurement, family planning and policy in the Canadian setting. Prerequisite: SOC 271 or consent of instructor.

SOC461 Sociology of Art Course Page

Description: A sociological study of art forms including painting, literature, music, and architecture; cross-cultural analysis of the roles of the artist; the relationship of art forms and movements to different social conditions and social change. Prerequisite: SOC 212 or consent of instructor.

SOC473 Sociology of Death and Dying Course Page

Description: Comparative examination of death and dying in socio-cultural contexts, including theoretical and methodological issues. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of instructor.

SOC476 Religion and Societies Course Page

Description: A comparative survey of the major world religions in interaction with the socioeconomic and political structures of various societies. Prerequisite: SOC 376 or consent of instructor.

SOC486 Sociology of Mental Illness Course Page

Description: Sociological aspects of mental health and illness. Includes historical perspectives, diagnostic issues, and perspectives on causation and treatment. Prerequisite: SOC 224 or 382 or consent of instructor.

SOC496 Human Rights in International Perspective Course Page

Description: Human rights theories, issues and controversies in local, national and international context. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or POL S 101 or POL S 417 or PHIL 101 or HIST 110 or HIST 114 or consent of instructor.

SOC499 Advanced Field Placement in Criminology Course Page

Description: Supervised work experience and seminar sessions. Prerequisite: SOC 399. Note: Restricted to BA (Criminology) students.

SOC503 Conference Course in Sociology for Graduate Students Course Page
No description available for this course.
SOC504 Conference Course in Sociology for Graduate Students Course Page
No description available for this course.
SOC515 Quantitative Methods in Social Research Course Page

Description: Prerequisites: SOC 210 and 315 or equivalent. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in SOC 412 or 417. Not available for credit for students with credit in R SOC 415.

SOC518 Qualitative Methods in Social Research Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: SOC 418 or equivalent or permission of Instructor.

SOC524 Advanced Field Placement in Criminal Justice Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department. Note: restricted to MA (Criminal Justice) students.

SOC525 Seminar in Criminal Justice Course Page
No description available for this course.
SOC533 Research Design Course Page
No description available for this course.
SOC535 Seminar in Contemporary Sociological Theory Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: SOC 333.

SOC549 Social Movements Course Page
No description available for this course.
SOC550 Seminar in Population and Life Course Dynamics Course Page
No description available for this course.
SOC552 Mortality and Population Health Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: SOC 251. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in SOC 452.

SOC557 Sociology of Human Fertility Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: SOC 251. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in SOC 451.

SOC565 Seminar in Work Course Page
No description available for this course.
SOC580 Colonialism, Post-colonialism and Globalization Course Page
No description available for this course.
SOC585 Cities and Suburbia Course Page
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SOC603 Conference Course Course Page
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SOC604 Conference Course Course Page
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SOC605 Seminar in Teaching and Professional Skills Course Page
No description available for this course.
SOC606 Special Topics I Course Page
No description available for this course.
SOC607 Special Topics II Course Page
No description available for this course.
SOC616 Structural Equation Modeling with LISREL Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: SOC 609.

SOC622 Topics in Criminology and Deviance Course Page
No description available for this course.
SOC634 Material and Virtual Culture Course Page
No description available for this course.
SOC656 Topics in Environmental Sociology Course Page
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SOC670 Sociology of Gender and Family Course Page
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SOC672 Social Structure and Public Policy Course Page
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SOC900A Directed Research Project Course Page
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SOC900B Directed Research Project Course Page
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