Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Courses


Course Numbering

0001-0999* Pre-University level introductory courses
1000-1999 Year 1 courses
2000-4999 Senior-level undergraduate courses
5000-5999 Professional Degree courses in Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine and Theology (MTS, MDiv)
6000-6999 Courses offered by Continuing Studies
9000-9999 Graduate Studies courses

* These courses are equivalent to pre-university introductory courses and may be counted for credit in the student's record, unless these courses were taken in a preliminary year. They may not be counted toward essay or breadth requirements, or used to meet modular admission requirements unless it is explicitly stated in the Senate-approved outline of the module.


Suffixes

no suffix 1.0 course not designated as an essay course
A 0.5 course offered in first term
B 0.5 course offered in second term
A/B 0.5 course offered in first and/or second term
E 1.0 essay course
F 0.5 essay course offered in first term
G 0.5 essay course offered in second term
F/G 0.5 essay course offered in first and/or second term
H 1.0 accelerated course (8 weeks)
J 1.0 accelerated course (6 weeks)
K 0.75 course
L 0.5 graduate course offered in summer term (May - August)
Q/R/S/T 0.25 course offered within a regular session
U 0.25 course offered in other than a regular session
W/X 1.0 accelerated course (full course offered in one term)
Y 0.5 course offered in other than a regular session
Z 0.5 essay course offered in other than a regular session

Glossary


Prerequisite

A course that must be successfully completed prior to registration for credit in the desired course.


Corequisite

A course that must be taken concurrently with (or prior to registration in) the desired course.


Antirequisite

Courses that overlap sufficiently in course content that both cannot be taken for credit.


Essay Courses

Many courses at Western have a significant writing component. To recognize student achievement, a number of such courses have been designated as essay courses and will be identified on the student's record (E essay full course; F/G/Z essay half-course).


Principal Courses

A first year course that is listed by a department offering a module as a requirement for admission to the module. For admission to an Honors Specialization module or Double Major modules in an Honors Bachelor degree, at least 3.0 courses will be considered principal courses.



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Course Type




Sociology


This course considers how social forces impact people's everyday lives. Topics include sociological theory, research methods, culture, socialization, crime and deviance, social interaction, social structure, groups, social class, race, gender, and sexual orientation.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 0012.

Extra Information: For students registered in the Preliminary Year program only.

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This course explores different social institutions and the dynamics of social change. Topics include the sociological perspective and research techniques, families, education, religion, health, mass media, aging, the economy and work, population, collective behaviour, and urbanization.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 0012.

Extra Information: For students registered in the Preliminary Year program only.

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Focusing on the relationship between individuals and society, this course will provide students with a critical introduction to the themes of society, culture, diversity and identity.

Extra Information: 3 hours. For students registered in the Preliminary Year program only.

Course Weight: 1.00
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An examination of the major theoretical perspectives in the field of Sociology, methods of empirical investigation of social phenomena, socialization, group structure, principles of social organization, community structure, population and social change.

Antirequisite(s) at Main campus: Sociology 1021E. Antirequisite(s) at Brescia, Huron, King's: Sociology 1020W/X, Sociology 1021E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Huron King's Brescia

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An examination of the major theoretical perspectives in the field of Sociology, methods of empirical investigation of social phenomena, socialization, group structure, principles of social organization, community structure, population and social change.

Antirequisite(s) at Main campus: Sociology 1021E. Antirequisite(s) at Brescia, Huron, King's: Sociology 1020W/X, Sociology 1021E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus Huron King's

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An examination of the major theoretical perspectives in the field of Sociology, methods of empirical investigation of social phenomena, socialization, group structure, principles of social organization, community structure, population and social change.

Antirequisite(s) at Main campus: Sociology 1021E. Antirequisite(s) at Brescia, Huron, King's: Sociology 1020W/X, Sociology 1021E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus King's Brescia

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An examination of the major theoretical perspectives in the field of Sociology, methods of empirical investigation of social phenomena, socialization, group structure, principles of social organization, community structure, population and social change.

Antirequisite(s) at Main campus: Sociology 1021E. Antirequisite(s) at Brescia, Huron, King's: Sociology 1020W/X, Sociology 1021E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus Huron Brescia

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An examination of the major theoretical perspectives in the field of Sociology, methods of empirical investigation of social phenomena, socialization, group structure, principles of social organization, community structure, population and social change. This is a 1.0 unit condensed course, meeting for 3.0 hours, twice weekly, for a total of 6.0 hours/week.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 1021E, Sociology 1020.

Extra Information: 4 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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King's

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An examination of the major theoretical perspectives in the field of Sociology, methods of empirical investigation of social phenomena, socialization, group structure, principles of social organization, community structure, population and social change. This is a 1.0 unit condensed course, meeting for 3.0 hours, twice weekly, for a total of 6.0 hours/week.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 1021E, Sociology 1020.

Extra Information: 4 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Brescia

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This course will cover the same material as Sociology 1020, but will also provide students with the opportunity to enhance their essay-writing skills while pursuing a project or projects involving sociological analysis.

Antirequisite(s) at Main campus: Sociology 1020. Antirequisite(s) at Brescia, Huron, King's: Sociology 1020, Sociology 1020W/X.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Huron King's Brescia

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This course will cover the same material as Sociology 1020, but will also provide students with the opportunity to enhance their essay-writing skills while pursuing a project or projects involving sociological analysis.

Antirequisite(s) at Main campus: Sociology 1020. Antirequisite(s) at Brescia, Huron, King's: Sociology 1020, Sociology 1020W/X.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus Huron King's

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This course will cover the same material as Sociology 1020, but will also provide students with the opportunity to enhance their essay-writing skills while pursuing a project or projects involving sociological analysis.

Antirequisite(s) at Main campus: Sociology 1020. Antirequisite(s) at Brescia, Huron, King's: Sociology 1020, Sociology 1020W/X.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus King's Brescia

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This course will cover the same material as Sociology 1020, but will also provide students with the opportunity to enhance their essay-writing skills while pursuing a project or projects involving sociological analysis.

Antirequisite(s) at Main campus: Sociology 1020. Antirequisite(s) at Brescia, Huron, King's: Sociology 1020, Sociology 1020W/X.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus Huron Brescia

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The sociological imagination helps us see how society shapes our lives and how we, as individuals, can change society. It also helps us understand the relationship between problems we face as individuals and issues in society as a whole. We focus on three core issues: inequality, institutions, and social change.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Conceptions of ourselves and society are often based on taken-for-granted meanings. This course critically analyzes these meanings in order to disclose what likely are their underlying economic, political, religious, educational and gender/sexual themes.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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In this introductory sociology course, we will challenge commonly held assumptions about individual success, talent and merit. Students will be introduced to important sociological debates about the nature of inequality, and how different social institutions and processes are implicated in the creation and maintenance of this inequality.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

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Students will be introduced to the interdisciplinary study of community and asset-based community development through service-learning. Emphasis will be placed on how diversity impacts on community, as well as how to become diversity-competent.

Extra Information: 3 hours. Sociology 1050A/B does not serve as a prerequisite for other Sociology courses and may not be used to fulfill the requirements for entry into the Sociology modules.

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A general coverage of the literature and issues related to the sociological study of adolescence and youth. Major theories are related to the settings in which young people currently spend their time. The focus is on the practical problems of day-to-day life and the transition to adulthood.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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Students will learn about how digital tools have led to the development of a high-tech society characterized by customization, individualism and privatization. The course covers topics such as innovation in the technology sector, Facebook, online surveillance, digital inequality, and immaterial labour.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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The formation of public opinion by governments, corporations, third sector organizations, and special interest groups. Particular attention will be paid to the role of the mass media. Other topics include: socialization, polling, public relations, propaganda, advocacy, and electioneering.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Survey of issues and theories in the study of social problems with particular attention to contemporary Canadian society.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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King's Brescia

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Survey of issues and theories in the study of social problems with particular attention to contemporary Canadian society.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus King's

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Survey of issues and theories in the study of social problems with particular attention to contemporary Canadian society.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus Brescia

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This course explores issues associated with food and contemporary society such as access, production, consumption, marketing, identity, and nutrition.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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The analysis of racial, ethnic, political and religious minority groups in terms of their relationship to each other and to society at large. Pluralism, assimilation, competition, conflict, prejudice and discrimination are among the concepts to be studied.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours (Main); 3 hours (Brescia, King's).

Course Weight: 1.00
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A comprehensive study of educational institutions in modern society.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Brescia

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A comprehensive study of educational institutions in modern society.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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The course offers an examination of the changing world of paid work in North America from a variety of theoretical perspectives. The focus includes the study of workplace organization, including various management strategies and workers' responses, as well as the effects of technological changes, the shift to a service economy, self-employment, and the changing demographic composition of the workforce.

Antirequisite(s): The former Sociology 2169.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Along with the "Agricultural Revolution" and the "Industrial Revolution" we have experienced an "Urban Revolution". This course examines the shift from rural life to "Urbanism" as our predominant way of life. Cities are analysed from cross-cultural, theoretical and evolutionary perspectives.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Along with the "Agricultural Revolution" and the "Industrial Revolution" we have experienced an "Urban Revolution". This course examines the shift from rural life to "Urbanism" as our predominant way of life. Cities are analysed from cross-cultural, theoretical and evolutionary perspectives.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Modern cities offer a multitude of opportunities (jobs, housing, education, goods and services), but with these can come problems (like pollution, crime, and class conflict). This course examines the problems of contemporary city life, as well as the policy initiatives aimed at addressing these problems.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours (Main); 3 hours (King's).

Course Weight: 0.50
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Modern cities offer a multitude of opportunities (jobs, housing, education, goods and services), but with these can come problems (like pollution, crime, and class conflict). This course examines the problems of contemporary city life, as well as the policy initiatives aimed at addressing these problems.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours (Main); 3 hours (King's).

Course Weight: 0.50
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Reviews trends in the organization of work in capitalist societies, and workers' experiences of working, with a focus on Canadian society. Emphasis is placed on the changing organization of work, and organizational impacts on workers' health, skills, and well-being. The links between work and social inequality are also explored.

Antirequisite(s): The former Sociology 2169.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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The social role of advertising and public relations in society. Special emphasis is given to advertising content, the mechanisms of persuasion, and controversies over advertising effects on human behavior and socialization.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Brescia

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The social role of advertising and public relations in society. Special emphasis is given to advertising content, the mechanisms of persuasion, and controversies over advertising effects on human behavior and socialization.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course provides general coverage of the literature related to the notion of late-modern mass society. It focuses on an analysis of popular culture, education, and the media, with an emphasis on how mass production, mass marketing, and mass consumption have penetrated these institutions.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Brescia

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This course provides general coverage of the literature related to the notion of late-modern mass society. It focuses on an analysis of popular culture, education, and the media, with an emphasis on how mass production, mass marketing, and mass consumption have penetrated these institutions.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The course examines health from a community perspective. The main focus will be on understanding the influence of the community on health, with particular attention to the relationship between social inequality and health. The course will also consider the implications of a sociological perspective for health promotion policies.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course covers the health of populations in comparative and historical context. It focuses on the factors behind the recent improvements in health and the causes of large health inequalities. Major health policy issues in both developing and developed countries are investigated, such as reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, smoking, and violence.

Antirequisite(s): The former Sociology 2279A/B.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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This one-term course will deal with selected topics of current interest in Sociology. Topic and course description will be available at the time of registration.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/seminar hours.

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This one-term course will deal with selected topics of current interest in Sociology. Topic and course description will be available at the time of registration.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/seminar hours.

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This course will introduce students to a sociological critique of ‘race’ and an exploration of the multiple ways racism operates. Using the theoretical lenses of identity, culture, power and intersectionality, students will analyze historical and contemporary issues and events in Canada, the US, and elsewhere in the world. Antirequisite: Sociology 2143E.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level or with permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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King's

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This course will introduce students to a sociological critique of ‘race’ and an exploration of the multiple ways racism operates. Using the theoretical lenses of identity, culture, power and intersectionality, students will analyze historical and contemporary issues and events in Canada, the US, and elsewhere in the world. Antirequisite: Sociology 2143E.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level or with permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Brescia

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A sociological approach to the study of population and individual aging. Various theoretical approaches are studied, followed by an examination of different research strategies. This serves as foundation for examining selected topics such as gender differences, family ties, retirement, health, and living arrangements.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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An introduction to the techniques of statistical analysis used by sociologists, including descriptive statistics, the normal curve, hypothesis testing and various measures of association.


Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Sociology course at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Course Weight: 0.50
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King's Brescia

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An introduction to the techniques of statistical analysis used by sociologists, including descriptive statistics, the normal curve, hypothesis testing and various measures of association.


Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level, or Thanatology 1025A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Western Main Campus King's

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An introduction to the techniques of statistical analysis used by sociologists, including descriptive statistics, the normal curve, hypothesis testing and various measures of association.


Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level, or Thanatology 1025A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Western Main Campus Brescia

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An introduction to the research process and ethical dilemmas faced by sociologists, as well as a survey of the essential procedures used to collect sociological data, e.g. sampling, questionnaire design, and observational field research techniques.


Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Sociology course at the 1000 level or First Nations Studies 1020E or Women's Studies 1020E, or enrolment in Honors Specialization in Human Resource Management, or Honors Specialization in Public Administration, or Specialization in Public Administration.

Extra Information: 3 hours. Mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Course Weight: 0.50
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King's Brescia

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An introduction to the research process and ethical dilemmas faced by sociologists, as well as a survey of the essential procedures used to collect sociological data, e.g. sampling, questionnaire design, and observational field research techniques.


Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 hours. Mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Western Main Campus King's

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An introduction to the research process and ethical dilemmas faced by sociologists, as well as a survey of the essential procedures used to collect sociological data, e.g. sampling, questionnaire design, and observational field research techniques.


Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 hours. Mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Western Main Campus Brescia

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A sociological examination of multiculturalism in contemporary societies, the tensions between cultural and national identities, and the social, cultural, and institutional forces affecting various community responses among an increasingly diverse citizenry.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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With an emphasis on North America, this course provides a critical introduction to the study of Indigenous women. The roles and experiences of Indigenous women, prior to and post colonization, are considered.

Antirequisite(s): First Nations Studies 2531F/G.

Prerequisite(s): One of: 1.0 Sociology coursese at the 1000 level; First Nations Studies 1020E; Women's Studies 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course is an introduction to theories and debates that merge feminist theory with the study of global economic development. In particular, the course will examine changes in the lives of Third World women wrought by development and by their incorporation into global economic and political systems.


Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course provides students with an introduction to the field of community development. In addition to experiencing learning through service, students will study: the concept of community, the process of doing community research and the related ethical issues, models of community development and ways of evaluating community development programs.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level, or registration in the Nonprofit Management modules, or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours. Sociology 1050A/B is strongly recommended for further courses in community development and for admission into a Community Development module.

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This course examines environmental issues and concerns from a sociological perspective. Topics include environmental values, attitudes and behaviour; environmental movements; the political economy of the environment, and environmental risk and risk assessment. Debates surrounding such concepts as sustainable development will also be emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course focuses on case studies in environmental justice, a form of social justice relating equity to fairness in environmental management. Emphasis on the extent to which hazardous wastes and other industrial pollutants disproportionately burden communities made up of minorities and the poor, and their efforts to reduce the risks.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This introduction to policing provides the student with a sociological framework in which to examine important issues in both the history and development of policing, security and surveillance in North America.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level or with permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This introduction to policing provides the student with a sociological framework in which to examine important issues in both the history and development of policing, security and surveillance in North America.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level or with permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Brescia

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This course examines the sources, patterns and consequences of social change, in North America and globally, and in both historical and contemporary contexts.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2237.


Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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A study of the causes and consequences of the unequal distribution of prestige, power and wealth and of the ideologies used to defend and criticize inequality. This course focuses on inequality within Canadian society and its institutions.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2239.


Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Brescia

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A study of the causes and consequences of the unequal distribution of prestige, power and wealth and of the ideologies used to defend and criticize inequality. This course focuses on inequality within Canadian society and its institutions.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2239.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course introduces students to the study of social inequalities on a global scale both between and within nations. It examines the causes and consequences of this inequality.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2239.


Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Brescia

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This course introduces students to the study of social inequalities on a global scale both between and within nations. It examines the causes and consequences of this inequality.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2239.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The course will examine major issues in the field of population studies including patterns of marriage and cohabitation, childbearing, immigration, health, mortality and population aging. Particular attention will be paid to the implications of population patterns for other social institutions and for social policy.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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An analysis of the theories and research of human conduct in social settings.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2234E.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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King's Brescia

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An analysis of the theories and research of human conduct in social settings.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2234E.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus King's

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An analysis of the theories and research of human conduct in social settings.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2234E.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus Brescia

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An analysis of the theories and research of human conduct in social settings.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2233.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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King's

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An analysis of the theories and research of human conduct in social settings.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2233.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Sociological, psychological, and other research perspectives on family structure and functioning.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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King's Brescia

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Sociological, psychological, and other research perspectives on family structure and functioning.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Sociology courses at the 1000 level, or enrolment in a Family Studies module, or the Honors Specialization or Major module in Childhood and Social Institutions or year 2 of the old Childhood and Family Relations program. Note: Sociology 1050A/B cannot be used to fulfill this prerequisite.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus King's

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Sociological, psychological, and other research perspectives on family structure and functioning.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Sociology courses at the 1000 level, or enrolment in a Family Studies module, or the Honors Specialization or Major module in Childhood and Social Institutions or year 2 of the old Childhood and Family Relations program. Note: Sociology 1050A/B cannot be used to fulfill this prerequisite.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus Brescia

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Students in this course will learn the basic concepts, methods and theories of the study of population. Some topics include: Population History, Population Age-Sex Structure, Fertility, Mortality and Population Health, Migration, Explanations of Nuptiality Change and Canadian Nuptiality Trends, Urbanization, Population and Resources, and Population Change and Policy Concerns.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2232.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from: Sociology 1020, Sociology 1021E, Sociology 1025A/B, Sociology 1026F/G, Sociology 1027A/B or enrolment in the Honors Specialization in Urban Development.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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A study of the causes and consequences of the unequal distribution of prestige, power and wealth and of the ideologies used to defend and criticize inequality. Different societies are examined but emphasis is on the development and contemporary structure of the Canadian class system.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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A study of the causes and consequences of the unequal distribution of prestige, power and wealth and of the ideologies used to defend and criticize inequality. Different societies are examined but emphasis is on the development and contemporary structure of the Canadian class system.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Brescia

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A survey of sociological theory from the historical roots of social science to the present.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Note for Main campus: Sociology 2240E or Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B are mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Course Weight: 1.00
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King's Brescia

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A survey of sociological theory from the historical roots of social science to the present.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Note for Main campus: Sociology 2240E or Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B are mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus King's

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A survey of sociological theory from the historical roots of social science to the present.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Note for Main campus: Sociology 2240E or Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B are mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Course Weight: 1.00
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This course considers gender issues including the conceptualization of gender and how gender structures theory and research in Sociology as well as areas of social life such as class and change, demography, race and ethnicity, and health and aging.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2282F/G or the former Sociology 2241E.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Brescia

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This course considers gender issues including the conceptualization of gender and how gender structures theory and research in Sociology as well as areas of social life such as class and change, demography, race and ethnicity, and health and aging.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2282F/G or the former Sociology 2241E.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level or with permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The social components of health, illness, and patienthood with emphasis on the nature of health institutions and professions and current issues of lay or professional concern.


Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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King's

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The social components of health, illness, and patienthood with emphasis on the nature of health institutions and professions and current issues of lay or professional concern.


Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course examines how health and illness are related to social processes and social structure. We will investigate how the social organization of Canadian society influences and is influenced by the types and distribution of disease and illness. Patterns of health and illness in Canada will be studied in relation to the variables of age, gender, class and race. In addition the impact of stress, work and the environment on the health of Canadians will be addressed. This will be followed by an examination of the social experience of illness.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2245.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course examines how health care in Canada is related to social processes and social structure. We will investigate how the health care system in Canada is organized to respond to health and illness. Various occupations within the health care division of labour will be studied. This will be followed by an examination of key institutions involved in the provision of health care, both public and private. Finally, the role of the state in the health care system and various strategies of health reform will be examined.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2245.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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A sociological analysis of the criminal justice system in Canada (public involvement, police, courts, and correctional programs). The organization, structure and functioning of the criminal justice system are examined.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Brescia

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A sociological analysis of the criminal justice system in Canada (public involvement, police, courts, and correctional programs). The organization, structure and functioning of the criminal justice system are examined.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course is an examination of the evolution of corrections and punishment (penology). It will include the historical development, organization and administration of correctional institutions, as well as the development of various models of punishment (deterrence, rehabilitation, retribution, incapacitation).

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2253A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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King's Brescia

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This course is an examination of the evolution of corrections and punishment (penology). It will include the historical development, organization and administration of correctional institutions, as well as the development of various models of punishment (deterrence, rehabilitation, retribution, incapacitation).

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Western Main Campus King's

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This course is an examination of the evolution of corrections and punishment (penology). It will include the historical development, organization and administration of correctional institutions, as well as the development of various models of punishment (deterrence, rehabilitation, retribution, incapacitation).

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Western Main Campus Brescia

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Basic approaches to the study of deviant behavior with special emphasis on problems in concept formation, measurement and theory construction.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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King's Brescia

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Basic approaches to the study of deviant behavior with special emphasis on problems in concept formation, measurement and theory construction.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus King's

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Basic approaches to the study of deviant behavior with special emphasis on problems in concept formation, measurement and theory construction.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus Brescia

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An analysis of the legal institutions and processes in contemporary society.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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King's

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An analysis of the legal institutions and processes in contemporary society.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Brescia

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An analysis of types of social movements and an introductory examination of their origin, emergence and organization. Both support for and opposition to selected examples of social movements will be discussed in relation to the conditions under which they arose.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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The sociological aspects of crime in Canada. The measurement patterns, causes and social explanations of criminal behavior will be examined.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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King's Brescia

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The sociological aspects of crime in Canada. The measurement patterns, causes and social explanations of criminal behavior will be examined.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Western Main Campus King's

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The sociological aspects of crime in Canada. The measurement patterns, causes and social explanations of criminal behavior will be examined.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Western Main Campus Brescia

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This course will review sociological perspectives on youth criminal offending and on the legal and moral regulation of youth. Canadian social policies with respect to the criminal behaviour of young persons will also be examined.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2266A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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King's Brescia

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This course will review sociological perspectives on youth criminal offending and on the legal and moral regulation of youth. Canadian social policies with respect to the criminal behaviour of young persons will also be examined.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Western Main Campus King's

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This course will review sociological perspectives on youth criminal offending and on the legal and moral regulation of youth. Canadian social policies with respect to the criminal behaviour of young persons will also be examined.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Western Main Campus Brescia

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Examines work in Canadian society through a focus on the occupations and professions workers hold. The structure and characteristics of a variety of occupations and professions are explored, along with unpaid work, and alternate forms of work including illegal work.

Antirequisite(s): The former Sociology 2169.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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A comprehensive survey of the founding theories and theorists (among others, Marx, Weber and Durkheim) of sociology, and of the social and historical contexts out of which their theories grew. Students will be introduced to the principal philosophical and epistemological questions concerning the nature of sociological knowledge.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2240E.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Note at Main campus: Sociology 2240E or Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B are mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Course Weight: 0.50
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King's Brescia

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A comprehensive survey of the founding theories and theorists (among others, Marx, Weber and Durkheim) of sociology, and of the social and historical contexts out of which their theories grew. Students will be introduced to the principal philosophical and epistemological questions concerning the nature of sociological knowledge.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2240E.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Note at Main campus: Sociology 2240E or Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B are mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A comprehensive survey of the founding theories and theorists (among others, Marx, Weber and Durkheim) of sociology, and of the social and historical contexts out of which their theories grew. Students will be introduced to the principal philosophical and epistemological questions concerning the nature of sociological knowledge.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2240E.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Note at Main campus: Sociology 2240E or Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B are mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Western Main Campus Brescia

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Continuities in Sociological thinking will be stressed by building upon the insights of the discipline's founding thinkers, while simultaneously exposing students to the rich variety that characterizes contemporary theorizing. Among other approaches, structural functionalism, symbolic interactionism, Marxism, critical theory, feminist theory, and post-modernism will be discussed.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2240E.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2270A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Note at Main campus: Sociology 2240E or Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B are mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Course Weight: 0.50
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King's Brescia

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Continuities in Sociological thinking will be stressed by building upon the insights of the discipline's founding thinkers, while simultaneously exposing students to the rich variety that characterizes contemporary theorizing. Among other approaches, structural functionalism, symbolic interactionism, Marxism, critical theory, feminist theory, and post-modernism will be discussed.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2240E.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2270A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Note at Main campus: Sociology 2240E or Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B are mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Continuities in Sociological thinking will be stressed by building upon the insights of the discipline's founding thinkers, while simultaneously exposing students to the rich variety that characterizes contemporary theorizing. Among other approaches, structural functionalism, symbolic interactionism, Marxism, critical theory, feminist theory, and post-modernism will be discussed.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2240E.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2270A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Note at Main campus: Sociology 2240E or Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B are mandatory for students registered in Yr 2 of an Honors Specialization offered through the Dept. of Sociology.

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This course critically examines advertising as a social institution. Advertising is approached as a powerful industry that shapes our media and cultural landscape, and also as a dominant (but skewed) socio-cultural storyteller.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 3372F/G.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course examines contemporary international migration from a sociological and demographic perspective. Topics covered may include: migration theories; immigration trends and policies of developed nations; causes and consequences of migration; integration and citizenship; gender and migration; forced migration and trafficking; undocumented migration; refugees; transnationalism and networks; ethnic communities and multiculturalism.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2232.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from: Sociology 1020, Sociology 1021E, Sociology 1025A/B, Sociology 1026F/G, Sociology 1027A/B or enrolment in the Honors Specialization in Urban Development.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Considering both femininity and masculinity, this course explores individuals' lived experiences, alongside the reproduction of gender within social institutions. Through these micro and macro lenses, gendered inequality; the intersections of gender with 'race', class, and sexuality; and the failure of sex/gender binaries are examined.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2242A/B, or the former Sociology 2241E.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This one-term course will deal with selected topics of current interest in Sociology. Topic and course description will be available at the time of registration.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/seminar hours.

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Brescia

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This one-term course will deal with selected topics of current interest in Sociology. Topic and course description will be available at the time of registration.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This one-term course will deal with selected topics of current interest in Sociology. Topic and course description will be available at the time of registration.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This one-term course will deal with selected topics of current interest in Sociology. Topic and course description will be available at the time of registration.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/seminar hours.

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This course combines an investigation of global citizenship, globalization and social justice with international travel. In class, students will examine key concepts and theories in these fields. Students will apply their insights and social justice praxis during the travel. Additional costs to be borne by students.

Antirequisite(s): Social Justice and Peace Studies 3376G if taken in 2015-16; Sociology 3398G if taken in 2016-17; Social Justice and Peace Studies 3210F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 3318F/G; and permission of the Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 7 three-hour classes.

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An analysis of the legal institutions and processes in contemporary society.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2260A/B.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course will investigate various internet platforms and the social implications these have for our understanding of social phenomena, such as friendship, work, and privacy. The aim is to not only have a good understanding of Internet theories, but also of the methodological challenges inherent in studies of the sociodigital.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in third or fourth year of Sociology or Criminology Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course presents an intensive examination of the experience of illness and its impact on the self. Specific examples ranging from tuberculosis to cancer and AIDS are employed to illustrate the variety of ways in which the experience of illness is shaped and controlled by public and professional definitions and evaluations.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course presents a critical examination of the profile of health problems in Canada at the present time and how our health care system is organized to manage them. Special attention is given to heart disease, cancer, accidental deaths and how these vary in terms of age, social class, gender, ethnicity, and region.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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Mandatory for third-year Sociology students in an Honors Specialization. In this course students will learn to evaluate quantitative sociological research and gain hands-on experience carrying out and writing up a research project that investigates current social issues. Topics include: posing a research question, developing concepts and measures, and analyzing quantitative survey data.

Antirequisite(s) at Brescia, King's campus: The former Sociology 3300A/B, Sociology 3302A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2205A/B and Sociology 2206A/B.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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King's Brescia

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Mandatory for third-year Sociology students in an Honors Specialization. In this course students will learn to evaluate quantitative sociological research and gain hands-on experience carrying out and writing up a research project that investigates current social issues. Topics include: posing a research question, developing concepts and measures, and analyzing quantitative survey data.

Antirequisite(s) at Brescia, King's campus: The former Sociology 3300A/B, Sociology 3302A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in an Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major in Sociology or Criminology with a minimum grade of 60% in Sociology 2205A/B and Sociology 2206A/B, or Social Work 2206A/B and Social Work 2207A/B. If not in an Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major, a minimum grade of 70% in Sociology 2205A/B and Sociology 2206A/B, or Social Work2206A/B and Social Work 2207A/B is required.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Mandatory for third-year Sociology students in an Honors Specialization. In this course students will learn to evaluate quantitative sociological research and gain hands-on experience carrying out and writing up a research project that investigates current social issues. Topics include: posing a research question, developing concepts and measures, and analyzing quantitative survey data.

Antirequisite(s) at Brescia, King's campus: The former Sociology 3300A/B, Sociology 3302A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in an Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major in Sociology or Criminology with a minimum grade of 60% in Sociology 2205A/B and Sociology 2206A/B, or Social Work 2206A/B and Social Work 2207A/B. If not in an Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major, a minimum grade of 70% in Sociology 2205A/B and Sociology 2206A/B, or Social Work2206A/B and Social Work 2207A/B is required.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Mandatory for third-year Sociology students in an Honors Specialization. Students will learn to investigate the social world using content analysis, various methods of observation, and different types of interviewing. Particular attention will be paid to the relationship between epistemology and qualitative research approaches. Students will participate in research practice exercises. Ultimately, students will learn to think critically about sociological research.

Antirequisite(s) at Main campus: Sociology 3310F/G, Sociology 3311F/G, Family Studies 3230A/B. Antirequisite(s) at Brescia campus: Sociology 3310F/G, Sociology 3311F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2205A/B and Sociology 2206A/B.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Mandatory for third-year Sociology students in an Honors Specialization. Students will learn to investigate the social world using content analysis, various methods of observation, and different types of interviewing. Particular attention will be paid to the relationship between epistemology and qualitative research approaches. Students will participate in research practice exercises. Ultimately, students will learn to think critically about sociological research.

Antirequisite(s) at Main campus: Sociology 3310F/G, Sociology 3311F/G, Family Studies 3230A/B. Antirequisite(s) at Brescia campus: Sociology 3310F/G, Sociology 3311F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in a Sociology Honors Specialization with a minimum grade of 60% in Sociology 2205A/B and Sociology 2206A/B. If not in an Honors Specialization, a minimum grade of 70% in Sociology 2205A/B and Sociology 2206A/B.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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A sociological approach to the study of work and health across the life course. Issues related to work and health will be considered with special attention to socioeconomic status, gender and age.

Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in a module in the Department of Sociology, BMOS. BMOS students must have completed 1.0 from: Sociology 1020, Sociology 1021E, Sociology 1025A/B, Sociology 1026F/G, Sociology 1027A/B.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Mandatory for third-year Sociology or Criminology students in an Honors Specialization. In this seminar, students explore the social world using qualitative methodologies. They develop research skills using approaches such as intensive interviewing, participant observation, unobtrusive data collection and grounded theory building.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 3307F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in an Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major in Sociology or Criminology with a minimum grade of 60% in Sociology 2205A/B and Sociology 2206A/B, or Social Work 2206A/B and Social Work 2207A/B. If not in an Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major, a minimum grade of 70% in Sociology 2205A/B and Sociology 2206A/B, or Social Work 2206A/B and Social Work 2207A/B is required.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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n this seminar, students carry out research proposals developed in The Sociology of Everyday Life I. Emphasis in this semester is on learning how to interview and observe, to record and code field notes and to report findings in an ethically acceptable way.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 3307F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 3310F/G and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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The course critically explores the phenomenon of wrongful convictions with an emphasis on systemic bias and the intersection of race, gender, class, age, and mental disability; causes of wrongful convictions, eyewitness testimony, informants, expert testimony; forensic evidence; tunnel vision, interrogation techniques; and biases of police, prosecution, and the judiciary.

Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in any module in the Department of Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course considers the sociological significance of drugs and drug use in society. The historical, political and cultural underpinnings of drug policies and drug use are examined, while highlighting the social implications of policies that approach drugs and drug use from moral rather than empirical positions.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 3326F and Sociology 3326G if taken in 2013-14, Sociology 3329F if taken in 2012-13, Sociology 3328G if taken in 2011-12.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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A study of changes in family and work, and their interrelationship. The focus is on paid and unpaid work, its division by gender, and the accommodation made by families, workplaces and social policy in terms of the needs to earn a living and care for family members.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology, BMOS, or Honors Specialization Health Science Rural Health.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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The components of demographic change (fertility, mortality, migration) and their impact on the Canadian labor force. The focus is on education, work and retirement in the life course, along with associated social policy with respect to education, training, employment, equity, social security and pensions.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology, BMOS, or Urban Development.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course examines the problems that emerge when post-secondary education is provided on a mass scale. These problems include student disengagement and grade inflation, corporatization and the consumer model, and stress experienced by students and professors.

Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in any module in the Department of Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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The course will focus on the analysis of the role of political, economic and cultural globalization in generating transnational flows and mobilities, as well as select economic and social outcomes arising from these flows for the sending countries, the migrants, and the receiving countries.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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An examination of contemporary sacred and secular pilgrimages, such as the Camino de Santiago, from a sociological perspective.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 3328G if taken in 2013-14.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course surveys issues related to the study of the transition to adulthood. Sociological perspectives on the nature and relevance of youth are reviewed, along with historical and cultural variations in coming-of-age socialization contexts, and current institutional influences on the timing and prospects of youth-adult transitions.

Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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An in-depth analysis of social psychological theories of identity, with an emphasis on the social factors influencing the formation and maintenance of various forms of identity.

Antirequisite(s): The former Sociology 2222A/B.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An in-depth analysis of social psychological theories of identity, with an emphasis on the social factors influencing the formation and maintenance of various forms of identity.

Antirequisite(s): The former Sociology 2222A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2233 or Sociology 2234E.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The objective of this course is to provide students with the tools necessary to conduct research in the community using such qualitative research methods as interviewing, ethnography, participatory action research, focus groups, oral history and feminist methodologies. Working with the professor, the students will develop their own community-based research project.

Antirequisite(s): The former Sociology 332.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2215A/B or permission of the Instructor.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course examines social factors that affect social inequality in later life from a life course perspective. It introduces key concepts and examples from life course analysis concerning the interdependence of age, gender, class, and racial/ethnic relations as they relate to inequality in health, wealth and income over the life span.

Antirequisite(s): The former Sociology 2285A/B.


Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level or with permission of the instructor.

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The study of the fundamental concepts and models in the field of community development, both historically and in their current applications to civic engagement, housing, community economic development, sustainability, and community diversity.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2215A/B and enrolment in the Community Development program, or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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Exploring the practice of community development, students will cultivate their skills in problem diagnosis, problem solving and community-building initiatives via the analysis of case studies on topics such as literacy and education, health care, seniors, youth, global development, policing and justice, and building of community cultures.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 3330F/G and enrolment in the Honors Specialization, Major, or Certificate in Community Development, or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course introduces students to the theory and practice of global development. Students will examine how underdevelopment is created and perpetuated in some regions of the world. Global issues such as poverty, hunger, discrimination, natural disasters and environmental degradation will be considered, as well as international responses to them.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year at Brescia University College, or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Students will learn to interpret law and social policy for communities according to the degree of political awareness and/or literacy levels. Through understanding of the scholarly literature and practical application, the student will facilitate dialogue among community members as they share experiential knowledge, to understand the impact of laws and policies on their neighborhoods and communities.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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Under the supervision of a community practitioner, students will apply their academic knowledge to real world settings with placements in the community.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2215A/B and enrolment in the Community Development program, or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 7 hours per week.

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This seminar course critically examines the meaning of community leadership. Topics to be considered include: the history and changing nature of leadership; the role of ideology, power and privilege in shaping leadership; exploring one's own potential for leadership; and leadership for social change.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 3 or Year 4 of a Community Development, Leadership Studies or Sociology Module, or permission of the Instructor.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course examines the social dimensions of sport and physical activity. The sociological perspective is used to analyze how sport is shaped by the family, the school system, socioeconomic class and cultural background. Issues to be considered include; sport as entertainment; violence, competition and injury; and sport and gender.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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A critical examination of the sources and consequences of change in social systems. The emphasis will be upon the application of contemporary theories of social change.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in third or fourth year in Sociology or Criminology, or with permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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Explores how different cultures construct disability. Uses cases to examine the way diverse socio-cultural norms inform definitions, policies, practices and attitudes towards people with disability and how this varies internationally.

Antirequisite(s): Disability Studies 3339F/G.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level, and 3rd or 4th year standing in a Sociology, Criminology or Disability Studies module, or with perm of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course examines socio-cultural analyses of state and structural violence through theoretical concepts and case studies. It also explores the social meaning of violence, what purposes it serves for whom, and how violence can be culturally constructed, rationalized and perpetuated through our values and institutions.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level, or Anthropology 1025F/G or Anthropology 1027A/B, and 3rd or 4th year standing in any module/program, or with permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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The course will consider the ways in which our view of gender has changed from one that saw gender as an attribute of individuals to one that sees gender as a social construction that shapes social life. Implications of this change for gender inequality will also be explored.

Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in any module in the Department of Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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The course will consider the ways in which our view of gender has changed from one that saw gender as an attribute of individuals to one that sees gender as a social construction that shapes social life. Implications of this change for gender inequality will also be explored.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level, and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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The course will consider the ways in which our view of gender has changed from one that saw gender as an attribute of individuals to one that sees gender as a social construction that shapes social life. Implications of this change for gender inequality will also be explored.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level, and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Using a Weberian approach to its cultural and social evolution, Islam is considered as: prophetic and charismatic force and as an element in ethnic, state and regional social structures and ideologies. The seminar is a background for the understanding of modern topics in the sociology of Islam.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course offers an overview of the ways a sociological perspective informs our understanding of mental health. It explores various definitions, theories, and forms of mental illness, our responses to mental illness, and how social factors affect mental disorder.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 3385F/G, if taken at Brescia in 2014-15.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level, and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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The course will examine current theories and research methods in stratification. Consideration will be given to both industrialized and developing societies.

Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in any module in the Department of Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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The course will examine current theories and research methods in stratification. Consideration will be given to both industrialized and developing societies.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level and enrollment in third or fourth year Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course will survey the empirical research and theoretical issues surrounding occupational and organizational crime and deviance in private and public organizations. What constitutes crime at work is a contested category and attention will be focused on the role power plays in the definition and prosecution of crime.

Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in any module in the Department of Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will survey the empirical research and theoretical issues surrounding occupational and organizational crime and deviance in private and public organizations. What constitutes crime at work is a contested category and attention will be focused on the role power plays in the definition and prosecution of crime.

Prerequisite(s):1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level and Sociology 2266A/B as well as third or fourth year standing in a Sociology or Criminology module.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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The objective of this course is to provide an overview of women's criminality. Throughout this course we will examine how the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, and class inequality create and perpetuate crime. Specific emphasis will be given to feminist criminological theories.

Antirequisite(s): The former Sociology 2257A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in any module in the Department of Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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The objective of this course is to provide an overview of women's criminality. Throughout this course we will examine how the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, and class inequality create and perpetuate crime. Specific emphasis will be given to feminist criminological theories.

Antirequisite(s): The former Sociology 2257A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2266A/B, and enrolment in third or fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Majors in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course critically investigates the origins and the operation of law in society. Both the extent to which the law reflects and reinforces social inequalities, and the possibility for change and reform through law, are explored.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level and enrollment in third or fourth year Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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White collar and state crime is often ignored in discussions of crime. Despite this, white collar crime contribute to far more financial loss, injuries, and deaths than all street crimes combined. The goal of this course is to provide students with an overview of this important domain.

Antirequisite(s): The former Sociology 2261A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2266A/B or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course will concentrate on the formation of the Western utopian tradition in sociology, including the ideas of the main theorists of utopia, the history of modern "intentional communities", and current debates within utopian social thought.

Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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A sociological examination of the construction, causes, manifestations, and consequences of terrorism. This course explores the discursive construction of "terrorism" from dominant and subaltern perspectives; analyzes the causes and manifestations of terrorist actions; and engages in a comparison of the impact of responses to terrorism by the US and Canada.

Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in a module in the Department of Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A sociological examination of the construction, causes, manifestations, and consequences of terrorism. This course explores the discursive construction of "terrorism" from dominant and subaltern perspectives; analyzes the causes and manifestations of terrorist actions; and engages in a comparison of the impact of responses to terrorism by the US and Canada.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level and third or fourth year standing in a Sociology or Criminology module.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course is designed to acquaint the student with the history, theory and practices of traditional organized crime. Subjects to be covered include the Mafia, organized crime in a global context, and other prominent groups, including pirates.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2266A/B and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology or Criminology

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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A comparative study of diverse health practices within local and global contexts including shamanism, humoralism, biomedicine and midwifery; the integration of biomedical and alternative therapies, the regulation of complementary/ alternative practices; the question of evidence bases to evaluate any therapeutic modality; the relationship between healers and patients among other health issues.

Prerequisite(s):1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level, and third or fourth year standing in any module/program or with permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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A comprehensive study of the intersection between health and human rights in contemporary global settings. Using a critical lens, and drawing upon recent theoretical and ethnographic studies, the course will explore specific health issues in-depth including HIV/AIDS, emerging infectious diseases, organ donations, violence and displacement, and gender inequalities and health.

Prerequisite(s):1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level, and third or fourth year standing in any module/program or with permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course investigates how advertising and the consumption of goods mediate social relations, institutions and identities. The emergence of consumer society is examined historically, as an integral component of Western modernity. Several themes are explored, such as how consumerism expands into new venues, informs social inequality and the organization of space.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2172A/B, the former Sociology 2272F/G, MIT 2200F/G, MIT 3214F/G.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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An examination of the relationship between the mass media and society from a variety of theoretical and critical perspectives. Feminist, post-modern, semiotic, and audience-reception theory will be explored. There will be an emphasis on the medium of television.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 2132A/B, the former Sociology 2273F/G, MIT 2200F/G, MIT 3214F/G.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level and third or fourth year standing in a module in Sociology, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Modern Systems of vehicles, roads, and energy supplies - produced highly mobile civil societies displaying new modes of space, time, dwelling, and social interaction. These systems enable global conditions of death and ecological devastation. The struggle for more humane and advanced forms of mobility informs the perspective of this course.

Antirequisite(s): The former Sociology 2274F/G.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course applies sociological perspectives to film dealing with law and legal institutions. Students are encouraged to go beyond conventional treatments of genre and character, and consider law and social control in the movies with a sociological eye.

Antirequisite(s): The former Sociology 2225A/B.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level and third or fourth year standing in a Sociology or Criminology module.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course uses film to introduce and explore sociological themes and concepts. Sociological film interpretation is emphasized, along with standard accounts of the meaning of particular movies. Students will be encouraged to go beyond conventional theories of plot and character motivation, and analyze film from their own sociologically informed perspective.

Antirequisite(s): The former Sociology 2250A/B.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level and third or fourth year standing in a Sociology or Criminology module.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course examines how and why there are huge economic, political, institutional and sociocultural divides between developed and developing countries. Borrowing tools from historical sociology, social theory and comparative cultural analysis the course will discuss topics such as progress, growth, democracy, cultural values and well-being.

Antirequisite(s): The former Sociology 3377F/G.

Prerequisites(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course critically examines how crime and punishment are represented in film, television, music, books, and other forms of popular culture. We investigate how these depictions shape - and reflect - our understandings of crime and impact criminal justice policy.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level and Sociology 2266A/B.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This seminar course focuses on the interrelatedness of social policy to the institution of work and the union movement in Canada. Students develop a greater understanding of gender in relation to occupational roles, labour movements, union organization, and both union executives' and committee responses to the needs of workers.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 3341F/G and enrolment in third or fourth year Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course examines how family needs and within-family dynamics inform decisions to migrate and investigates how migration alters family organization in sending and receiving communities. The course will consider concepts, theories, and data which lend themselves to the study of the interdependencies between migration and family life.

Antirequisite(s): Family Studies 2220A/B, the former Family Studies 2225.

Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in any module in the Department of Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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The course will examine the global project of neoliberalism as a mode of governance of the self, society and humanity at large. Students will explore how the ideas of individualism, competition, entrepreneurship and well-being produce a neoliberal subject, who is engaged in endless self-improvement to meet the goal of 'zero-imperfection'.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 3327F/G if taken in 2015-16 or 2016-17.

Prerequisites(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in third or fourth year Sociology.

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An examination of how surveillance has become ubiquitous and taken for granted in contemporary society. Beyond general themes of surveillance studies, such as control, visibility, classification, authentication, etc., this course focuses on the role of surveillance in social sorting and (in)security in society.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 3325F/G if taken in 2017-18, Political Science 3387F/G, or the former Political Science 4430E.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year in either Political Science or Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.

Prerequisite(s): Open only to third year Honors Specialization Sociology students. Students may take only two of Sociology 3398F/G, Sociology 3399F/G, Sociology 4498F/G, Sociology 4499F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours (reading course).

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Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.

Prerequisite(s): Open only to third year Honors Specialization Sociology students. Students may take only two of Sociology 3398F/G, Sociology 3399F/G, Sociology 4498F/G, Sociology 4499F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours (reading course).

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Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.

Prerequisite(s): Open only to third year Honors Specialization Sociology students. Students may take only two of Sociology 3398F/G, Sociology 3399F/G, Sociology 4498F/G, Sociology 4499F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours (reading course).

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Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.

Prerequisite(s): Open only to third year Honors Specialization Sociology students. Students may take only two of Sociology 3398F/G, Sociology 3399F/G, Sociology 4498F/G, Sociology 4499F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours (reading course).

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Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.

Prerequisite(s): Open only to third year Honors Specialization Sociology students. Students may take only two of Sociology 3398F/G, Sociology 3399F/G, Sociology 4498F/G, Sociology 4499F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours (reading course).

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Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.

Prerequisite(s): Open only to third year Honors Specialization Sociology students. Students may take only two of Sociology 3398F/G, Sociology 3399F/G, Sociology 4498F/G, Sociology 4499F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours (reading course).

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This course will survey major trends in modern sociological theory.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 4404F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2240E or both Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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After a review of basic statistics, the course introduces students to popular multivariate techniques such as multiple regression, analysis of variance, path analysis, and logistic regression. The emphasis will be on using these techniques in social science research and on practical applications with the software SPSS.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2205A/B and Sociology 2206A/B.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course will survey thinkers who sought to understand critically everyday life, such as Marx, Freud, and Benjamin, as well as study the everyday substantively, including such topics as the body and affect, globalization and nationalism, material culture, and consumerism.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2240E or both Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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A theoretical examination of the sociological concept of space as referring to both "physical place" and "social realm" or space for social relations and interactions. Examines theories of architecture, urban spaces, spaces of production, consumption, leisure, social networks and the "network society," and the "space of doing sociology".

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 3404F/G. Restricted to Year 4 Honors Specialization in Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course will survey major trends in modern sociological theory.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 3404F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2240E or Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B, and enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations offered in Sociology or Criminology, or Honors Double Major in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course will survey major trends in modern sociological theory.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 3404F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2240E or Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B, and enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations offered in Sociology or Criminology, or Honors Double Major in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course will consist of an in-depth analysis of selected schools of thought in modern sociological theory.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2240E or both Sociology 2270A/B and Sociology 2271A/B.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course will consist of an in-depth analysis of selected schools of thought in modern sociological theory.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 4404F/G or Sociology 3404F/G and enrolment in fourth year of an Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major module offered through the Department of Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course will consist of an in-depth analysis of selected schools of thought in modern sociological theory.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 4404F/G or Sociology 3404F/G and enrolment in fourth year of an Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major module offered through the Department of Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This seminar will review and discuss major criminological theories and related empirical research. The course will examine empirical patterns associated with crime, violence and deviance; as well as the sociology of the criminal justice system.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 4409F/G, Sociology 4486G taught in 2010.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2266A/B, and enrollment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology and Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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Advanced sociological concepts, principles, and methods are used in the study of selected topics pertaining to the medical care system. The selected topics may include health and illness behavior, epidemiology, the health professionals, psychiatric sociology, health care organization, and patterns of utilization.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology or Criminology, or the BHSc Aging.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course will examine and critique a range of criminological theories that purport to explain criminal behavior, violence, definitions of crime, and criminal justice system responses. The various theories will be evaluated through in-depth reviews of relevant empirical research.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 4407F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2266A/B, and enrolment in third or fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations in Criminology or Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This seminar examines the phenomenon of globalization, democracy, and change. The theoretical assumptions and ideological implications of these phenomena will be discussed in relation to developed and developing countries. Discussions will be informed by the literature on democratic theory and development theory.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course will introduce students to a range of recent theoretical formulations, mainly from feminist authors, relating to the conceptualization and investigation of gender and gender inequality.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology, or the BHSc Aging.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course will examine issues regarding Migration in both less developed and more developed countries. Topics will include economic integration of immigrants; ethnic communities and settlement patterns; language, diversity and identity issues; gender and migration; economic development; family; models of vulnerabilities and refugees; immigration policies.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 4488F taught in 2009.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course focuses on sociological and demographic change with a particular emphasis on Canada. Of particular emphasis are issues relating to slowing population growth, immigration, low fertility, increased life expectancy, family change and population aging. The role of public policy is examined in addressing Canada's demographic situation.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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In analyses of social inequality the concept of class has been assigned a pivotal role, recently it has been overshadowed by the term race. Focusing on colonial expansion, slavery and indentureship, this course will explore the multi-dimensional features of power struggles along lines of class, "race," ethnicity, culture, and nation.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 4485F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course focuses on the debates in this new field, including disputes among theoretical and methodological approaches, and disagreements about how to conceptualize "youth," youth culture, and the lack of youth involvement in adult institutions. The role of public policy is examined in addressing the political economy of youth.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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An application of sociological perspectives to current national and global educational developments, issues and controversies. Special attention is paid to the use of normative and empirical components in institutionally based radical, reformist, and critical educational discourses.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A delineation of the historical evolution of the concept of childhood and a critical examination of contemporary debates on childhood as a developmental and life course stage and as a social policy issue.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year honors Sociology, or enrollment in fourth year honors Childhood and Social Institutions, or permission of the Department, or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course is intended to offer students an overview of various elements of the criminal investigation process, from police detective work to forensic science processes. We will use a sociological perspective to examine such topics as: homicide investigation, cold case files, police investigative techniques, and fingerprinting and DNA processes.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2253A/B and enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course examines topics such as the development and decline of social movements, why some people become activists, protest tactics, and state repression of activism. As part of this course, students will research and collect original data on a social movement in the community.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Current theory and research in the Sociology of Deviance.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Current theory and research in the Sociology of Deviance.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2259 and enrolment in fourth year of an Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major in Criminology or Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This Honors seminar course is designed to acquaint the advanced student with contemporary debates in Canadian criminal justice, including pending legislation before Parliament .

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2266A/B, and enrolment in one of the Honors Specializations offered in Sociology or Criminology; or with permission of the Course Instructor.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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The course involves a sociological analysis of family conflict and violence by examining the definitional, conceptual, and methodological issues thatinform theory and research. The course examines research and selected theoretical perspectives that attempt to explain various types of family conflict and the conditions under which disputes turn violent.

Antirequisite(s): Social Work 4468A/B.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level, and 3rd or 4th yr standing in an HSP offered in Sociology or Criminology; or with permission of the Course Instructor.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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Explores debates surrounding mind-altering substances. Morality, rights, and responsibilities regarding drug use are examined within broader historical, political, economic, and socio-cultural contexts. Drawing upon ethnographies, films and policy documents, we consider how meanings of psychoactive drugs and addiction for diverse groups of people vary over time and across space.

Antirequisite(s): Social Work 4430A/B.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Sociology courses at the 1000 level, and 3rd or 4th yr standing in an Honors Specialization offered in Sociology or Criminology; or with permission of the Course Instructor.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course introduces students to demographic analysis of social change. Topics covered are fertility, mortality, international migration, aging, and marriage and how demographic methods can be used to study other topics such as education, health inequalities, disability and prison populations.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will critically examine the social construction of serial murder. Its goal is to synthesize historical and contemporary analyses of serial murder, assess the impact of the media on public perceptions of serial killing, and extend our understanding of the etiology of serial murder in contemporary society.

Pre-requisite(s): Sociology 2266A/B, and enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This seminar will look at classical and contemporary theories as well as recent empirical research in the sociology of education. Emphasis will be placed on examining: the relationship between educational institutions and processes and the reproduction of social inequality; and the competing visions of educational reform offered in recent years.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of policing through descriptive, empirical, and theoretical research. It offers a balanced overview of who the police are, what they do, and their interactions with different social institutions and groups. Special attention is given to problems and controversies related to policing.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course examines law as a social institution; as a product of social organizations and processes. Various theoretical frameworks with different explanations of how the law operates will be examined. Topics to be analyzed include law and social control, violence against women, and factors influencing the outcome of legal decisions.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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King's Brescia

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This course examines law as a social institution; as a product of social organizations and processes. Various theoretical frameworks with different explanations of how the law operates will be examined. Topics to be analyzed include law and social control, violence against women, and factors influencing the outcome of legal decisions.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course examines law as a social institution; as a product of social organizations and processes. Various theoretical frameworks with different explanations of how the law operates will be examined. Topics to be analyzed include law and social control, violence against women, and factors influencing the outcome of legal decisions.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Western Main Campus Brescia

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This independent study course will allow fourth-year students in an honors specialization in Sociology or Criminology to engage in applied research. It includes preparing a research proposal, conducting a literature review, applying for research ethics approval if required, collecting and analyzing data, and preparing a final research paper.

Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing in Honors Specialization in Sociology or Criminology and permission from instructor.

Extra Information: 3 hours. (Reading Course)

Course Weight: 1.00
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A seminar course that explores key issues and trends in the sociology of work. Particular focus will be on the relevance of work to social inequality and social relations in a variety of social and historical contexts.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology, or in third or fourth year of the Media, Information and Technoculture Program/Module.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An advanced examination of major issues in the fields of program and policy evaluation including the relative value of different designs that can be used in the conduct of this type of applied social research.

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 3306A/B or the former Sociology 3302A/B and enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology, Criminology or BHSc Aging.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Half-term course dealing with selected topics in Sociology. Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Half-term course dealing with selected topics in Sociology. Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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The design and execution of a research project and its presentation in the form of a thesis under the direction of a faculty member. Thesis to be submitted by April 15 of the fourth year. Students who wish to take this course must apply to the Chair, Department of Sociology, King's College. (This course is restricted to students in fourth-year honors Sociology at King's College.)

Prerequisite(s): Honors Double Major in Sociology.

Course Weight: 1.00
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This course focuses on bridging the divide between theory and research by demonstrating, in an applied fashion, the interplay between theoretical assumptions and inquiry. Students will conduct firsthand research that will call on them to combine theory and method in order to build rich, empirical statements about the social world.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Majors in Sociology, Community Development, or Family Studies, or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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A full year seminar course involving a complete research experience from conceptualization through data analysis to learning the requirements associated with writing and submitting a journal article. Valuable for students intending to pursue graduate level training.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 hours (reading course).

Course Weight: 0.50
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King's Brescia

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Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 hours (reading course).

Course Weight: 0.50
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Western Main Campus King's

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Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 hours (reading course).

Course Weight: 0.50
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Western Main Campus Brescia

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Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 hours (reading course).

Course Weight: 0.50
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King's Brescia

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Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 hours (reading course).

Course Weight: 0.50
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Western Main Campus King's

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Reading and discussion in selected topics in Sociology.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of one of the Honors Specializations or Honors Double Major in Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 hours (reading course).

Course Weight: 0.50
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Western Main Campus Brescia

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