As a sociology major, you will gain the knowledge and skills to understand people and contemporary culture.
Our exceptional faculty have specialized in culture, race and ethnicity, social inequality, family, religion, and social change.
Our sociology students also have the option of completing the Human Services certificate program. This program has an applied focus in sociology, with opportunities to choose from a wide variety of practicums in helping professions. Practicums include areas in social service agencies that are governmental, non-governmental, profit or non-profit organizations, or faith-based organizations.
Sociology students may complete a semester at the Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa, where they complete classes toward their degree while enjoying a rewarding internship.
OUR SOCIOLOGY PROGRAM OFFERS:
- A major in Sociology leading to a BA degree
- A major in Social Science leading to a BA degree
- A Human Services certificate
- A minor in Gender Studies
HUMAN SERVICES CERTIFICATE
The Human Services certificate enriches students with a wide range of courses in the social sciences, psychology, and sociology programs, preparing them for the helping professions. The program focuses on issues such as child and family development, criminal justice, faith-based social services, general human services, and global issues. Students are also equipped to work with individuals who experience social, emotional, and cognitive problems.
GENDER STUDIES MINOR
A Gender Studies minor offers students the opportunity to understand the role of gender in society, its structural framework in different countries, the perception of gender in the West, and a study of how the concept of gender has evolved throughout the centuries. Offered through the Gender Studies Institute at TWU, a multi-disciplinary minor in gender studies provides students with several courses, ranging from feminist philosophy to engendered history.
SOCI 380 • Introduction to Sociology
Students use the discipline of sociology as a mode of inquiry. Through concepts such as the sociological imagination, students experience the social world around them by interacting with the norms, values, and beliefs of a local and global system.
SOCI 201 • Introduction to Human Services
An examination of the basic philosophies and social influences that underlie the helping professions and a brief review of the history of professional human services workers. Students must successfully complete this course before receiving a field placement.
SOCI 252 • Contemporary Social Issues
An examination of the complex issues confronting individuals, groups, and society. We consider the various situations that produce these issues, social symptoms that result, and an evaluation of possible solutions to these social problems.
Graduates of our Sociology program often step into professions involving research, the justice system, government, business, or community and social services. Employers look for the skills that our graduates excel in such as research, critical thinking, and analytical skills.