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Year Course ID Course
2021-2022 SOCI 101

Introduction to Sociology

Students are invited into using the discipline of sociology as way of a mode of inquiry. Through concepts like the sociological imagination, students experience the social world around them by interacting with the norms, values and beliefs of local and global cultures.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 SOCI 105

Introduction to Gender Studies

An introduction to Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary field that asks critical questions about the meanings of sex and gender in society. Students will examine key issues, questions and debates in Gender Studies, both historical and contemporary, and will analyze the multiple ways that sex and gender have interacted with and continue to intersect with race, class, nationality and other social identities, including religious ones.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 SOCI 201

Introduction to Human Services

An examination of the basic philosophies and social influences which underlie the helping professions and a brief review of the history of professional human services workers. This course must be completed successfully before a student is assigned a field placement.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 101
2021-2022 SOCI 204

Social Psychology

The relationship between the individual and society. Motivation, interpersonal relationships, attitude formation and change, communication, effective group dynamics, and leadership.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 101
Cross-listed: PSYC 204
2021-2022 SOCI 210

Race and Ethnicity

This course introduces students to the concept of race and ethnicity and to the major theories that the discipline employs as a means of understanding race and ethnic relations.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 101
2021-2022 SOCI 221

Sociology of Family

This course is a sociological examination of families in society. The emphasis is on the structural and cultural aspects of family life. Topics include: theories and methods for understanding families; formation of intimate relationships; mate selection processes, marriage, and parenting; families over the life course; gender issues; and transitions in families.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 SOCI 234

Intro to CDN Government & Politics

Provides the student with an overview of the Canadian system of government in a comparative approach that includes study of British, American, and Canadian political and government institutions and practices. A comparative study of how basic concepts, principles, and institutions associated with different expressions of liberal-democratic governments highlight the diversity of political experience, reveal the interdependence of political systems and show the uniqueness of Canada's political system. Particular attention is given to the manner in which Parliament attempts to facilitate and develop public policy which reflects the diverse interests and aspirations of its citizens.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 101
Cross-listed: POLS 234
2021-2022 SOCI 252

Contemporary Social Issues

An examination of the complex nature of issues confronting individuals, groups, and society at large. An examination of the various situations which produce these issues, the social symptoms that result, and an evaluation of possible solutions to social problems.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 101
2021-2022 SOCI 305

Youth and Emerging Adulthood

This course will offer a sociological examination of youth in society, including identity, subcultures, sexual behavior, music, consumerism, religion, schooling, work, social problems, and other issues affecting youth transitions to adulthood.

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 SOCI 309

Sociological Aspects of Aging

A study of human aging in its sociological, psychological, and physiological dimensions. An examination of changing social roles during the life cycle.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of sociology including the SOCI 101. (3-0; 0-0)
2021-2022 SOCI 315

Globalization

The study of culture, social institutions, and systems from a global perspective. Various sociological theories and concepts are examined.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Sociology including SOCI 101.
2021-2022 SOCI 318

Technology & Social Change

This course provides an analysis of the relationship between technological advances and social change. Ideas about which technologies are to be developed, deployed, or abandoned are socially constructed. The use of all technologies has both intended and unintended social consequences.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Sociology including SOCI 101
2021-2022 SOCI 320

Practicum I

Students are provided with an opportunity for experiential learning through a supervised practical experience with a community or social agency related to the student's interest and/or future career plans. Readings, written assignments, and group meetings invite students to discover a new synthesis of knowledge through integrating theory and practical experience. Students develop cognitive complexity as they consider how to apply the knowledge gained in the social sciences, to acquire praxis skills, and to experience personal transformation while serving and empowering others.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 201
2021-2022 SOCI 325

Sociocultural Aspects of Sport and Leisure

An examination of the sociological and cultural dynamics of sport and how sport has become a socializing agent of society and culture. Topics include religion and sport, women in sport, minorities and sport, big business of sport, drugs and sport performance, and sport deviance

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of sociology including SOCI 101.
2021-2022 SOCI 331

Sociology of Religion

An introduction to the theories and concepts utilized by sociologists to interpret religious behaviour and the organization of religion.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Sociology including SOCI 101.
Cross-listed: RELS 371
2021-2022 SOCI 335

Classical Theory

This course explores the ideas of social theorists central to the development of sociology, the role of social theory in the social sciences, and its application to social research.NB: Not offered every year See department chair

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Sociology including SOCI 101
2021-2022 SOCI 336

Contemporary Theory

An examination of major theoretical perspectives in sociology, such as functionalism, symbolic interactionism, phenomenological sociology, ethnomethodology, neo-Marxism, critical theory, exchange theory, rational choice, postmodernity, and globalization.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of sociology including SOCI 101
2021-2022 SOCI 340

Religion and Culture in Canada

This course examines the role of religious beliefs and practices in Canadian culture from a sociological perspective. Emphasis is on understanding pluralism, multiculturalism, and contemporary religious expression in relation to other social institutions like family, economics, and politics. Attention is given to cross-cultural comparisons of religions in Canada.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Sociology including SOCI 101
2021-2022 SOCI 350

Urban Sociology

This course examines the evolution of the city, from its earliest pre-industrial roots to cities of the New Economy, and provides a sociological analysis of selected urban social issues. The course explores the urban effect on society and the various efforts, past and present, to make cities more livable.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Sociology including SOCI 101
2021-2022 SOCI 355

Community Development

The goal of this course is to clarify thinking about the use of the term "community,"ť to explore the role of community in contemporary society, and to consider societal and cultural factors that either promote or undermine the building of community.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of sociology including SOCI 101