Academic Calendar

Sociology (SOC)

SOC 1000  Introduction to Sociology  3 cr  

Sociology is the systematic study of society. It is the study of people and how they interact with each other and social groups. Topics include (but are not limited to): culture, socialization, race and ethnicity, social stratification, gender and sexuality, social inequality, globalization, the environment, crime and deviance, and health. Students may not hold credit for SOC 1000 and any of: SOC 1211 or SOC 1221 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201.

Mutually Exclusive: SOC 1200, SOC 1201, SOC 1211, SOC 1221

Attributes: Social Science, Recommended Intro Courses

SOC 2004  Contemporary Sociological Theory  3 cr  
SOC 2010  Critical Issues in Sociology  3 cr  

A form-specific, content variable course especially designed for Honours students. The intent of this course is to develop critical thinking and improve students' oral, writing and research skills. It is also designed to facilitate the creation of a cohesive cohort of Honours students through the use of group work and assignments.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of department head.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2200  Sociology Through Film  3 cr  

Using film as a method, this course will be organized around the broad themes of social inequality and social justice. It will engage in a critical sociological analysis of issues such as health and well-being, poverty, genocide and violence, globalization and consumer culture.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2220  Sociological Theoretical Foundations  3 cr  

A review of classical sociological theory. The focus will be on the central figures and schools of thought in Sociology. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 2220 and SOC 2221.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Equiv To: SOC 2221

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2240  Sociology of Globalization  3 cr  

Explores various sociological theories of globalization, stratification, local-global linkages, transnational social movements, and migration, in order to grasp what globalization is, its extent, its driving forces, and its effects. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 2240 and SOC 3460 when titled "Sociology of Globalization."

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2260  Cities and Urban Life  3 cr  

A consideration of the social, cultural and urban processes and their relationship to urban life, with an emphasis on urban experience, sociality, and social inequality. Students may not hold credit for SOC 2260 and any of: SOC 2261 or the former SOC 2270 or the former SOC 2271.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Equiv To: SOC 2261, SOC 2270, SOC 2271

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2292  Understanding Social Research  3 cr  

An overview of the tools social scientists employ to understand, interpret, critique, and conduct research in the social world. Topics include the production of knowledge, the research process, ethical considerations, conceptualization of research problems, measurement, and popular qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 2292 and SOC 2291 or the former SOC 2290.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Mutually Exclusive: ANTH 2013, SOC 2013, SOC 2290, SOC 2291

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2294  Understanding Social Statistics  3 cr  

Focus is on the various statistical procedures sociologists use when analyzing quantitative data. The course introduces students to basic statistical computations and analyses in order develop an awareness of statistics in social research. Concentration is on what, when and how to apply and interpret relevant statistical techniques in order to answer specific research questions. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 2294 and SOC 2291 or the former SOC 2290.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: SOC 2292.

Mutually Exclusive: ANTH 2013, SOC 2013, SOC 2290, SOC 2291

Attributes: Mathematics Requirement, Social Science

SOC 2304  The Sociology of Disability  3 cr  
SOC 2310  Selected Social Problems  3 cr  

An examination of one or more contemporary social problems, other than crime and delinquency. Issues that might be addressed include poverty, war, environment, licit and illicit drugs, and death and dying. Consult the Registration Guide or contact the instructor for specific content in any particular academic year. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 2310 and SOC 2311.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221]. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

Equiv To: SOC 2311

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2320  Canadian Society and Culture  3 cr  

A sociological analysis of Canadian institutions with reference to historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 2320 and SOC 2321.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Equiv To: SOC 2321

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2330  Social Psychology in Sociological Perspective  3 cr  

The course examines the interrelations of the individual, the group, and society, with emphasis on interaction as the process that gives form, direction, and meaning to the everyday lives of people. Topics to be discussed may include: self -esteem, identity, impression management, motivation and emotion. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 2330 and SOC 2331.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Equiv To: SOC 2331

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2350  Collective Behaviour  3 cr  

The analysis of various forms of collective behaviour, such as crowds, mobs, and social movements. The underlying social conditions, action processes, and consequences of such behaviour will be considered.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2360  Small Group Interaction  3 cr  

The basic sociological concepts and methods used in analyzing and designing small groups such as the family, children's groups, work groups, and friendship groups.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221]. SOC 2330 or SOC 2331 is recommended.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2370  Ethnic Relations  3 cr  

Introduction to the social and social psychological aspects of ethnic relations in Canada. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 2370 and SOC 2371.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Equiv To: SOC 2371

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2380  Sociology of Religion  3 cr  

A study of the nature and function of religion as a social institution with emphasis on early theorists, primitive religions, belief systems, and typologies.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2390  Social Organization  3 cr  

The process of ordering social life and the structures that result. Power, conflict, social control, bureaucracy, industrialization, urbanization, and centralization. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 2390 and SOC 2391.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Equiv To: SOC 2391

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2450  Sociology of the Body  3 cr  

Despite its centrality in social life, the human body is too often taken for granted. This course explores a variety of sociological perspectives on the socially constructed nature of bodies to understand how society and social relations both shape and are shaped by the human body.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2460  The Family  3 cr  

A sociological analysis of the various family arrangements and practices in contemporary societies and their historical roots. An examination of the relationships between family and other institutions in the context of widespread social changes. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 2460 and SOC 2461.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Equiv To: SOC 2461

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2480  Population Problems  3 cr  

A survey of the impact of population growth, contraction, density and distribution on the social, political and economic institutions of developing and developed societies.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2490  Sociology of Health and Illness  3 cr  

A general introduction to health sociology. The course examines health and illness as social concepts by exploring the personal and structural determinants of health status, and everyday health care practices in which people engage to maintain their health and to manage illness.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2510  Criminology  3 cr  

A general introduction to theories of deviant behaviour and criminology. The explanation of crime with reference to physical, psychological, and social factors. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 2510 and SOC 2511.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Equiv To: SOC 2511

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2610  Sociology of Criminal Justice and Corrections  3 cr  

The sociological study of the criminal justice system, including the police, the courts, prisons and other correctional agencies.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in SOC 2510 or SOC 2511] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2620  The Sociology of Aging  3 cr  

This course explores sociological approaches to the study of age-related phenomena and processes, and aging societies, with a focus on Canadian issues. Associations will be drawn between individual aging experiences and outcomes, and broader political, economic, sociocultural, demographic and historical contexts (including globalization). Strategies to promote the social inclusion of older adults and reduce age-based social inequalities will be discussed.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 2630  Social Change  3 cr  

Major trends of social changes in society, revolutionary and evolutionary change; problems in the measurement and prediction of social change patterns, consequences and problems of future change.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3100  Practicum in Criminological/Sociological Research  6 cr  

This course is designed to develop students' research skills and experience through placement in a criminal justice or other social service agency having a mandate relevant to the study of sociology or criminology. The course consists of supervised work within the agency and classroom instruction, culminating in the production of a research report. Enrolment is competitive and special advance permission is required to register. To be considered for admission, students must complete an application form (available from the Department of Sociology and Criminology website) by the last day of May preceding the Fall term in which the student intends to take the course. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 3100 and the former SOC 3760.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of department head.

Equiv To: SOC 3760

Attributes: Social Science, Written English Requirement

SOC 3310  Theorizing Crime, Law, and Social Justice  3 cr  

Through investigation of a variety of theoretical approaches, this course fosters an appreciation of the relevance of theorizing for addressing contemporary issues related to crime, law, and social justice.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in SOC 2510 or SOC 2511] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3330  Origins of Sociological Thought  3 cr  

A systematic introduction to sociological thought from ancient philosophy to the middle of the 19th century. Emphasis is placed on social thought that is to become the foundations of sociological theory. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 3330 and SOC 3331.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in SOC 2220 or SOC 2221] or written consent of department head.

Equiv To: SOC 3331

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3350  Feminism and Sociological Theory  3 cr  

A critical examination of how gender has been addressed in classical and contemporary sociological theories, with consideration of how sociological inquiry is being transformed through feminist theory and practice.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in SOC 2220 or SOC 2221] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Social Science, Written English Requirement

SOC 3360  Theories in Social Psychology  3 cr  

A review of the predominant theoretical perspectives currently utilized in social psychology in relation to contemporary sociological concerns.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in SOC 2220 or SOC 2221] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3370  Sociology of Work  3 cr  

An examination of work as a central aspect of human social life; its changing nature and content in response to technological, political, and social change; how work is organized and understood by employers and workers; its consequences for individuals, social institutions, and society. Students may not hold credit for SOC 3370 and either of SOC 3371 or LABR 3370.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Mutually Exclusive: LABR 3110

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3380  Power, Politics and the Welfare State  3 cr  

A critical evaluation of sociological theory and research focusing on power and politics in society. Topics covered include: the dimensions of power (economic, political, ideological), classes and class conflict, political socialization, the origin and nature of the state, and the welfare state. Students may not hold credit for SOC 3380 and any of: SOC 3471 or the former SOC 3470.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221] or written consent of department head.

Equiv To: SOC 3470, SOC 3471

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3390  Contemporary Sociological Theory  3 cr  

A critical examination of contemporary theoretical perspectives and developments in sociology, highlighting the contributions of some major theorists. Course content may vary from year to year depending upon the instructor's interest. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 3390 and SOC 3391.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in SOC 2220 or SOC 2221] or written consent of department head.

Equiv To: SOC 3391

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3400  Policing and Crime Prevention  3 cr  

The sociological study of the organization and operation of the police and the evidence-based prevention of crime. Topics include the history and role and functions of the police, police culture and socialization, strategies and tactics, police deviance and ethics, future policing trends, and methods of crime prevention. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 3400 and SOC 3740 with topic "Policing and Crime Prevention."

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in SOC 2510 or SOC 2511] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3410  Critical Victimology  3 cr  

Through investigating a variety of theoretical perspectives, this course fosters an appreciation of forms of and factors leading to victimization and the experiences of victims in the criminal justice system. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 3410 and SOC 3740 when titled "Victims and the Criminal Justice System."

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in SOC 2510 or SOC 2511] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3450  Sociological Perspectives on the Social Determinants of Health  3 cr  

This course will apply a sociological perspective to a critical and theoretically informed study of the social structures influencing personal and population health, including intersections of class, gender, ethnicity, and aging as sources of health inequities.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3460  Selected Topics  3 cr  

The content of this course will vary from year to year, but will consist of a thorough sociological treatment of some topic of current interest.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221]. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3540  The Sociology of Health Care Systems  3 cr  

An analysis of the social organization of formal and informal health care, including topics such as professionalism and health care, the nature of therapeutic relationships, institutional vs. community-based care, social reform and health care policy, medicine and the state, and emerging patterns of health care.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221]. SOC 2490 is recommended.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3580  Media, Culture and Society  3 cr  

A consideration of the influence of media on contemporary society, analyzing the production, circulation and consumption of various media forms and their relationship to social life. Students may not hold credit for SOC 3580 and any of: SOC 3581 or the former SOC 3590 or the former SOC 3591.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221]. SOC 2330 or SOC 2331 is recommended.

Equiv To: SOC 3581, SOC 3590, SOC 3591

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3660  Sociology of Mental Disorder  3 cr  

A study of the social processes involved in becoming and being mentally ill. Topics such as the public imagery of madness, decision-making rules in psychiatry, life in the mental hospital, and community attitudes toward the mentally ill will be considered.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221]. SOC 2490 is recommended.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3700  Sociology of Law  3 cr  

The aim of this course is to gain an understanding of the law-society relationship. Different theoretical approaches will be used to investigate substantive issues that pertain to the role of law in (re)producing social inequalities and its potential for alleviating them.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in SOC 2510 or SOC 2511] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3710  Sociology of Criminal Careers  3 cr  

An examination of patterns of criminal behaviour focusing on the sociological aspects of selected offences, the criminal career of the offender, and on societal reaction and legal processing.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in SOC 2510 or SOC 2511] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3720  The Criminal Law and Its Procedure  3 cr  

An introduction to the criminal law and an overview of the system by which the criminal law is administered.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in SOC 2510 or SOC 2511] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3730  Society and Education  3 cr  

A critical examination of schools at all levels and the challenges they face. Issues such as, curriculum, classroom interaction, gender, race, class and equality of educational opportunities will be explored. The course should be useful to students interested in careers in education and counselling. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 3730 and SOC 3731.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Equiv To: SOC 3731

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3740  Selected Topics in Criminology  3 cr  

The specific content of this course will vary, but in general it will consist of an examination of a specialized topics relevant to Criminology. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in SOC 2510 or SOC 2511] or written consent of department head.

Mutually Exclusive: SOC 3762

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3750  Institutional Responses to Violence in Family and Intimate Relationships  3 cr  

This course will focus on the growing public awareness of the prevalence of interpersonal violence in Canada, examining studies of prevalence from victimization surveys and criminal justice statistics. We examine various criminological and sociological theories of the causes, dynamics and interventions in family and interpersonal violence, legislation and policy and assess these changes from the perspective of victims and accusers. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 3750 and SOC 3460 when titled "Interpersonal Violence and Institutional Responses."

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in SOC 2510 or SOC 2511.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3762  Law, Justice, and Indigenous Peoples  3 cr  

A critical examination of the complex and varied role that law has played, and continues to play, in regard to Indigenous peoples in the Canadian settler state context. The course straddles the divisions between criminal law, constitutional law, government legislation, transitional justice, as well as international legal norms. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 3762 and SOC 3740 when titled "Law, Justice and Indigenous Peoples".

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of "C" or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Mutually Exclusive: SOC 3740

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3770  Women, Health and Medicine  3 cr  

A systematic sociological analysis of women's participation in the health care system, as consumers as well as providers. Historical and contemporary health issues of women are explored, as are women's efforts to control their experiences and improve their well-being.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221]. SOC 2490 is recommended.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3790  Women, Crime and Social Justice  3 cr  

The course examines gender differences in crime, theories of women's crime and the treatment of women offenders and victims by the criminal justice system.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in SOC 2510 or SOC 2511] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3810  Sociological Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality  3 cr  

An exploration of the relations between men and women in contemporary society. This course will use historical and cross-cultural standpoints to examine the social construction of gender and sexuality, and the ideological and material structures which (re)produce gender difference. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 3810 and SOC 3811.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Equiv To: SOC 3811

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3820  Qualitative and Historical Methods in Sociology  3 cr  

An introduction to a variety of data gathering techniques such as participant observation, interviewing, life histories, archival research, document analysis, and the use of case studies. Emphasis will be placed on the use of inductive/deductive procedures in the transformation of raw data into theoretical interpretations.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 2292 or SOC 2291 or the former SOC 2290] or written consent of the department head.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3830  Youth, Crime, and Society  3 cr  

An analysis of issues surrounding the treatment of children and youth in the Canadian criminal justice system. Topics include: historical changes in the role of children and youth; young offender legislation; young offenders and media; and current research on youth crime and its prevention in Canada and other countries.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in SOC 2510 or SOC 2511] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3838  Ecology and Society  3 cr  

Examines changing patterns of social organizations of civilizations, the resultant social constructions of the human/nature interface, the human social contribution to the global ecological crisis, and possible strategies to create sustainable societies. Consideration of topics such as population, consumption, capitalism, and agricultural practices.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3840  Community and Social Reconstruction  3 cr  

An examination of the changing relationships between the global economic market, the declining resource base of the nation state, and the shift to local control within civil society. Topics may include: the central role of the household in civil society, the informal sector, local initiatives (e.g., co-housing, cooperative, land trusts), and community development.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3850  Restorative Justice  3 cr  

A general introduction to the social theory and practice of restorative justice.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in SOC 2510 or SOC 2511] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3860  Genocide, Crime and Society  3 cr  

A critical sociological and criminological examination of comparative genocide studies. Emphasis is placed on the utility of sociological and criminological theoretical frameworks for understanding and explaining genocide, as well as the conceptual and moral failings of criminology and sociology in the face of genocide. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 3860 and SOC 3740 when titled "Genocide."

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3880  Global Criminology and Criminal Justice  3 cr  

This course examines current developments and issues in the field of global criminology and criminal justice. Topics include: crime and globalization; transnational policing and security; world criminal justice systems; global criminal justice policy transfer; and international criminal justice. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 3880 and the former SOC 3780.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in SOC 2510 or SOC 2511] or written consent of department head. SOC 2610 is strongly recommended.

Equiv To: SOC 3780

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 3890  Power and Inequality in Comparative Perspective  3 cr  

Engaging in a cross-temporal and cross-national investigation, this course critically surveys classical and contemporary debates around the inevitability of social inequality, and explores the ways that inequalities have been reproduced and rationalized, or attenuated and challenged, throughout human history. Key facets and indicators of inequality (such as poverty, homelessness, social exclusion and the distribution of income and wealth) and their relation to central axes of social inequality (class, gender, race/ethnicity and age) are considered. Put simply, this course is concerned with 'who gets what and why?' Students may not hold credit for SOC 3890 and any of: SOC 3871 or the former SOC 3870.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in SOC 1000 or the former SOC 1200 or the former SOC 1201] or [a grade of “C” or better in both SOC 1211 and SOC 1221].

Equiv To: SOC 3870, SOC 3871

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 4450  Honours Seminar  6 cr  

An intensive discussion of selected sociological problems, culminating in a major Honours thesis.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of department head.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 4460  Advanced Sociological Theory  3 cr  

A critical examination and analysis of sociological theories.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of department head.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 4490  Advanced Seminar in Criminology  3 cr  

A critical examination of the field of criminology and the work of criminologists in shaping modern sensibilities about crime, law, and social justice. Topics include the origins of modern criminology, the development of competing knowledge frameworks in criminology (including the impact of feminist, post-modern, and post-colonial criminologies), and trajectories of 21st century criminology (including scientific, global, and public criminology.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of department head.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 4530  Readings in Sociology  3 cr  

A reading course for undergraduates and pre-Master's in sociology. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of department head.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 4560  Advanced Sociological Theory  3 cr  

A critical examination and analysis of selected sociological theories. Course content may vary from year to year depending upon the instructor's interest.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of department head.

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 4570  Quantitative Social Analysis  3 cr  

The application of quantitative data analysis in the social sciences, including the following procedures: multiple regression, dummy variable regression, simple analysis of variance and covariance, and an introduction to path analysis. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 4570 and the former SOC 4480.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of department head.

Equiv To: SOC 4480

Attributes: Social Science

SOC 4580  Social Research Methods  3 cr  

An introduction to the philosophy of science and logic of scientific method, as well as a survey of research methods and issues. Students are expected to gain a working knowledge of the research process. Students may not hold credit for both SOC 4580 and the former SOC 4470.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of department head.

Equiv To: SOC 4470

Attributes: Social Science