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Sociology

The Department of Sociology offers programs of study that lead to the Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts, and Bachelor of Arts.

The Department also collaborates with Anthropology; Canadian Studies; Critical Studies in Sexuality; Ethnic and Intercultural Studies; Family Studies; Health and Society; International Relations; Modern European Studies; Science Studies; Urban Studies; and Women's and Gender Studies. For details on current offerings, consult the Course Schedule.

For information on advanced degrees, see graduate Sociology.

Pre-requisites for Undergraduate Courses

3 credits of 100-level SOCI courses is the prerequisite for most 300- and 400-level SOCI courses.

Major in Sociology

The program requires that students complete:

Lower-Level Requirements

  • 6 credits of introductory sociology (either SOCI 100 or both of SOCI 101 and SOCI 102)
  • 3 credits of SOCI 217 Research Methods
  • 3 additional credits of 200-level SOCI courses

Upper-Level Requirements

  • 3 credits of SOCI 310 Canadian Society
  • 3 credits of SOCI 328 Social Statistics I
  • 3 credits of classical sociological theory (from SOCI 370 or SOCI 371)
  • 3 credits of contemporary sociological theory (from SOCI 370, SOCI 372, SOCI 414, SOCI 415, SOCI 416 or SOCI 469)
  • 3 credits of advanced research methods (from SOCI 380, SOCI 381, SOCI 382 or SOCI 383)
  • 15 additional credits of 300- and 400-level SOCI courses

Honours in Sociology

Outstanding students registered in the third year of the Sociology Major program may apply for admission to the Honours program for their fourth year. A standing of 75% or better in SOCI 100, a minimum overall average of 68% or better in all 200-level courses, an average of 80% or better in all 300- and 400-level sociology courses and an overall average of 75% or better in all 300- and 400-level courses are required for admission to the Honours program. In preparation for the fourth year of study in the Honours program, students are encouraged to arrange for an Honours thesis supervisor and formally apply by the end of the third year or during the summer preceding the fourth year. Admission and registration normally occurs at the beginning of the fourth year. Interested students should consult the Sociology Honours Advisor or the departmental undergraduate studies secretary.

The program requires that students complete:

Lower-Level Requirements

  • 6 credits of introductory sociology (either SOCI 100 or both of SOCI 101 and SOCI 102)
  • 3 credits of SOCI 217 Research Methods
  • 3 additional credits of 200-level SOCI courses

Upper-Level Requirements

  • 3 credits of SOCI 310 Canadian Society
  • 3 credits of SOCI 328 Social Statistics I
  • 3 credits of classical sociological theory (from SOCI 370 or SOCI 371)
  • 3 credits of contemporary sociological theory (from SOCI 370, SOCI 372, SOCI 414, SOCI 415, SOCI 416 or SOCI 469)
  • 3 credits of advanced research methods (from SOCI 380, SOCI 381, SOCI 382 or SOCI 383)
  • 6 credits of SOCI 449 Honours Tutorial
  • 27 additional credits of 300 and 400-level SOCI courses, of which at least 6 credits must be at the 400-level

Minor in Sociology

Students who are enrolled in a major program other than Sociology and who obtain at least 30 credits of Sociology qualify to graduate with a Minor in Sociology.

The program requires that students complete:

Lower-Level Requirements

  • 6 credits of introductory sociology (either SOCI 100 or both of SOCI 101 and SOCI 102)
  • 3 credits of SOCI 217 Research Methods
  • 3 additional credits of SOCI courses at the 200-level or higher

Upper-Level Requirements

  • 3 credits of classical sociological theory (from SOCI 370 or SOCI 371)
  • 15 additional credits of 300- and 400-level SOCI courses

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