Course Listing

Winter 2017

SOCI100 Introduction to Sociology Sections

Introduction to problems in the analysis of social structures and processes. Basic sociological concepts will be introduced and their application demonstrated in various areas of sociology. Credit will be granted for only one of SOCI 100 or both SOCI 101, SOCI 102.

Instructor(s): Greer, Kerry BOYD, JADE Corrigall-Brown, Catherine SKOURTES, STEPHANIE Chan, Elic Pentecost, Debra MACKENZIE, CHRISTOPHER Sullivan, Rachael

SOCI101 Social Interaction and Culture Sections

Culture, identity, social interaction, relationships and socialization. Credit will be granted for only one of SOCI 101 or SOCI 100.

SOCI102 Inequality and Social Change Sections

Inequality, institutions, social structure and social change. Credit will be granted for only one of SOCI 102 or SOCI 100.

SOCI200 Sociology of Family Sections

An introduction to contemporary family forms and relations.

Instructor(s): WHITE, JAMES Bartolic, Silvia Greer, Kerry

SOCI210A Canadian Social Structure - CAN SOCIAL STRUC Sections

Descriptive and analytic survey of such features as demographic characteristics, class structure, ethnicity, and regional variation in Canadian society as a basis for understanding current social issues.

Instructor(s): Pentecost, Debra

SOCI217A Research Methods - RESEARCH METHODS Sections

Introduction to research designs and methodologies.

SOCI220 Sociology of Indigenous Peoples Sections

Sociological perspective of Indigenous peoples and issues both internationally and within Canada.

SOCI240A Introduction to Social Interaction - SOCL INTERACTION Sections

A general introduction to research on social interaction, with an emphasis on group (as opposed to individual) processes and behaviour. Topics include: status, power and prestige, distributive justice, marginality and social control, authority relations, and group structure and membership, all to be studied in the context of a variety of groups (such as families, formal organizations, communities and friendship groups) and cultures.

SOCI250A Crime and Society - CRIME & SOCIETY Sections

Crime as a social phenomenon, with emphasis on the changing definitions of crime in relation to social and political change in Canadian and other societies. The scope and nature of the crime problem, the growth of criminology as a science and profession, and relationships between components of state criminal justice systems.

Instructor(s): MACKENZIE, CHRISTOPHER Spicer, Valerie

SOCI260A Technology, Work and Society - TECHNOLOGY Sections

The social forces responsible for changing patterns of technological innovation and work organization in modern industrial societies. Emphasis on the organization of work and the labour force. Topics may include division of labour, professionalization, labour movements, management techniques and bureaucracy, the social context of research and development initiatives, the effects of new technologies (e.g., automation) on the work place and social aspects of technological development in the Third World.


SOCI285 Citizenship and Identity Sections

The concepts of citizenship, identity, and human rights as social processes shaping individuals and communities (both local and global).

SOCI301A Sociology of Development and Underdevelopment - DEVELOPMENT Sections

Processes of social change in the Third World and other developing countries. Major themes stress the relationship between urbanization and industrialization; modernization and ethnic conflict; imperialism, neo-colonialism, and foreign aid; and intra-national modernization problems such as regional underdevelopment in industrial societies.

Instructor(s): Ryniker, David

SOCI302A Ethnic and Racial Inequality - ETHNIC & RACIAL Sections

A critical examination of classical and contemporary theories and research evidence concerning ethnic and racial inequality at the societal and interpersonal levels.

SOCI303A Sociology of Migration - SOCI MIGRATION Sections

Sociological approaches to the movement of peoples and its impact over time.

Instructor(s): Creese, Gillian

SOCI310A Canadian Society - CANADIAN SOCIETY Sections

Social organization of Canadian society: relationships between social institutions and social processes (e.g., economics, education, family, law, media, and politics); including issues of ancestry, ethnicity, gender, region, and social class.

Instructor(s): BOYD, JADE Wilkes, Rima Creese, Gillian

SOCI312A Gender Relations - GENDER RELATIONS Sections

The nature of gender relations, their social and cultural expression, and theories of gender inequality.

Instructor(s): Nitsan, Tal VALLE CASTRO, MANUELA Yodanis, Carrie

SOCI320 Diversity in Family Forms Sections

An examination of diversity within and between families and of diverse family forms.

SOCI324 Sociology of the Life Course Sections

Individuals and families through the life course.

Instructor(s): Greer, Kerry

SOCI328 Social Statistics I Sections

The testing of sociological theories using quantitative data analysis techniques on numerical data from social surveys, experiments and official statistics. SOCI 328 excludes credit for a number of other statistics courses in various departments. Please consult the Science Credit Exclusion List (,215,410,414) before registering.

SOCI342 Consumers and Consumption Sections

The structure and culture of consuming and consumption.

Instructor(s): PRESTON, EVAN KEITH Yodanis, Carrie

SOCI352A Organization of Work - ORGANIZ OF WORK Sections

The meaning of work and leisure. Properties of work organization: division of labour and specialization; technology and working knowledge; means of coordinating work, such as cooperation, authority, and exchange. Research problems concerning work in households, offices, and industry, division of labour by gender, industrial democracy and the relation of work and social inequality.

SOCI360A Sociology and Natural Resources - RESOURCES Sections

Sociological perspectives on property, resource industries (such as agriculture, fishing, forestry and mining), resource development, and resource communities. May also include examination of social aspects of resource development in the Third World.

Instructor(s): Piggot, Georgia

SOCI361A Social Inequality - SOCIAL INEQUALTY Sections

Tendencies toward equality and inequality; manifestations of inequality (occupation, education, gender, ethnicity, income, power) and their consequences; caste and class features of major stratification systems; theories of social class; stratification profile of contemporary industrial societies.

Instructor(s): Plaut, Shayna

SOCI364 Built Environments Sections

Physical, social, and economic aspects of built environments, including housing and community planning.

SOCI369A Sociology of Sexualities - SOCIO OF SEXUAL Sections

Historical and social construction of sexual identities, desires, communities, and politics in the twentieth century.

SOCI370 Sociological Theories: Classical and Contemporary Approaches Sections

An examination of selected traditions, conceptual problems, and current topics in the field of sociological theory. Credit will be granted for only one of SOCI 370 or both SOCI 371, SOCI 372.

SOCI371 Classical Traditions in Theory Sections

An examination of selected traditions, conceptual problems and topics in the foundational theories of sociology. Credit will be granted for only one of SOCI 371 or SOCI 370.

SOCI372 Contemporary Directions in Theory Sections

A survey of theories in contemporary sociology. Credit will be granted for only one of SOCI 372 or SOCI 370.

SOCI380 Sociological Methods: Survey Research Sections

Questionnaire design, interviewing, sampling, and analysis of survey data.

SOCI381 Sociological Methods: Experimental and Mixed Methods Sections

Experimental methods in sociology integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches. Emphasis is on research design to inform policy and decision making.

SOCI382 Sociological Methods: Qualitative Research Sections

Examination of the different traditions of qualitative sociological inquiry and the associated methodological features used to study the interpretive practices and meanings in the everyday lives of individuals.


SOCI383 Sociological Methods: Historical Research Sections

Methodological problems and research strategies associated with the interpretation of socio-historical data; contributions of classical and contemporary approaches to historical sociology and social history.

SOCI414A Feminist Theory - FEMINIST THEORY Sections

The emergence of feminist theory, its relationship to sociology, and the major theoretical schools of thought. The social basis and development of feminist thought from critiques of scholarship and research to contemporary debates will be addressed.

Instructor(s): CURRIE, DAWN HEATHER Wiebe, Brandy

SOCI415A Theories of Family and Kinship - FAMILY & KINSHIP Sections

Theoretical approaches to the study of the family and family forms.

Instructor(s): WHITE, JAMES

SOCI418A Social Statistics II - SOCIAL STATS II Sections

Primary emphasis on applications of statistical techniques to data in Sociology.

SOCI423 Sociology of Food Sections

Cultural, economic, and political aspects of food production and consumption, including connections to class, ethnicity, and gender. Food-related social movements will be included.

SOCI425A Urban Sociology - URBAN SOCIOLOGY Sections

Demographic, behavioural, and organizational aspects of urban structures and of urbanization in different societies and periods.

Instructor(s): Lauster, Nathanael

SOCI433A Directed Studies - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

General reading and/or a research undertaking, with the agreement, and under the supervision, of a Department faculty member selected by the student.

SOCI433C Directed Studies - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

General reading and/or a research undertaking, with the agreement, and under the supervision, of a Department faculty member selected by the student.

Instructor(s): Fuller, Sylvia

SOCI435B International Service Learning - INTL SERV LEARNG Sections

International field placement normally for eight to ten weeks; pre-departure seminars (eight to twelve seminars or equivalent) with student presentation seminars upon return from the field.


SOCI440A Economic Sociology - ECONMC SOCIOLOGY Sections

Analysis of economic actions and institutions using the concepts and methods of sociology.

Instructor(s): Duina, Francesco

SOCI441 Society, Economy and Family Sections

The study of family in social and economic contexts. Credit will be granted for only one of SOCI 441 and FMST 440.

SOCI442 Families and Work Sections

The effect of combining family and work roles. Credit will be granted for only one of SOCI 442 and FMST 442.

SOCI464A Social Movements - SOCIAL MOVEMENTS Sections

A study of the sources, stages, and effects of social movements in developing and modernized societies.

Instructor(s): Wilkes, Rima

SOCI470A Sociology of Crime and Justice - CRIME & JUSTICE Sections

Critical examination of specific forms of crime and delinquency in relation to the criminal justice system including law, enforcement, and corrections. Issues selected for study will be further scrutinized within the cultural framework of ethics, morality, and social justice.

Instructor(s): BOYD, JADE Nitsan, Tal Mawani, Renisa

SOCI479A Social Determinants of Health - DETERMNTS HEALTH Sections

Relationships between social phenomena (e.g., personal beliefs, lifestyle practices, social support, socio-economic status, social class, gender, and ethnicity) and the health of human populations.

Instructor(s): Veenstra, Gerry

SOCI490 Contemporary Chinese Society Sections

Current social topics in Chinese society; perspectives on gender, inequality, culture, and social relations.

SOCI495B Advanced Studies in Sociology - ADV STUDIES SOCI Sections

An intensive examination of selected topics in Sociology. Consult the department for this year's offerings.

Instructor(s): Martin-Matthews, Anne

SOCI500 Foundations of Sociological Thought Sections


SOCI501 Contemporary Sociological Theory Sections

Instructor(s): WHITE, JAMES

SOCI502 Research Design and Techniques (Quantitative) Sections

Instructor(s): Veenstra, Gerry

SOCI503 Research Design and Techniques (Qualitative) Sections

Instructor(s): Roth, Wendy

SOCI508A Advanced Methods Seminar - ADV METHODS SEM Sections

SOCI515 Qualitative Data Analysis in Sociology Sections

SOCI549A Master's Thesis - MASTERS THESIS Sections

SOCI598A Directed Studies - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

Instructor(s): Mawani, Renisa

SOCI598B Directed Studies - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

SOCI598C Directed Studies - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

SOCI599A Special Topics Seminar - SPEC TOPICS SEM Sections

SOCI599B Special Topics Seminar - SPEC TOPICS SEM Sections

SOCI649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

Sociology Graduate Course Offerings for 2016-2017