This course is intended as an introductory examination of social inequalities and stratification in Canada based primarily on issues relating to class. This course guides students through an understanding of historic class formations in Canada to more modern analyses and understandings of class as related to neo-liberal and global economies. As well, this course looks at the intersections of class with gender, race, and disability as it relates to social inequalities and stratification. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: SOCI 2991 Social Class and Inequality) Monday Wednesday and Friday 12:30 to 1:20PM Barclay 115.
This course introduces the study of gender through an examination of the nature of gender relations. It also considers major theories of the origin and consequences of gender inequality and addresses issues such as reproduction, work, law, violence, and racism with a focus on Canadian examples. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: SOCI 3211)
This course explores youth in relation to contexts of social structure (culture, family and peer groups), within institutions, and from local as well as global perspectives. This course looks critically at the social construction of youth in schools, families, the media, and other social institutions. It examines how socio-political factors affect youth, the agency of youth as citizens and decision-makers, and the importance of social positions such as race, sexuality, gender, nationality, and socioeconomic status. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: SOCI 3991 Youth and Society) Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 to 3:50PM Avard Dixon G10.
This course examines sexual attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors from a sociological perspective, exploring how the biology of sex is sociologically constructed. It examines and explores theoretical and conceptual issues and empirical research and directs students to think about sexuality analytically and critically and to develop a sociological understanding of diverse issues. Topics include: sexual identity and its construction and regulation; sexuality and the Enlightenment; science and sex; ethics and social institutions; and the relationship between sexuality and the socio-political process. [Note 1: This course is normally offered only through Correspondence.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: SOCI 2991 Sociology of Sex and Sexuality)
This course offers a critical review of the perspectives developed in the first and second generations of sociology in Europe with special emphasis on the ideas of Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Emile Durkheim. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:20AM Ralph Pickard Bell Library 316.
This course examines the ways in which qualitative data are collected, analyzed, and used in the social sciences. Beginning with understanding the theory and theoretical debates of qualitative research, the course explores questions of definition, use, evidence, standards of rigour, and notions of what constitutes good scientific evidence. The course covers a variety of theoretical orientations and explores how and when they are best applied. (Format: Integrated Lecture and Laboratory 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 to 5:20PM Avard Dixon 118.
This course draws on a broad range of theoretical principles in sociology and sociological research methods to analyze and recommend solutions for various social problems. Topics include establishing a research agenda and parameters, funding applied research, the relationship between goals and outcomes, measurement issues, program and evaluation processes, and client relations. A key component of the course is grant writing and communication in the professional setting. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

This course introduces applied sociological practice beginning with a critical examination of the ethics, values, and historical development of the profession. It provides an opportunity for students to gain knowledge and skills to understand the role of the human services sector in a diverse and complex society. Students examine the organizational structures of governmental, non-government, and community agencies serving vulnerable populations; consider the exercise of power and control within organizations; and develop strategies to effect change. 

The course provides hands-on opportunities for students to gain practical skills and experience in public service, social action, and community engagement, and to learn from experienced professionals and acquire relevant skills that can be applied in the work or voluntary sector. Students gain theoretical and methodological understanding of the role of organizational leadership, culture, complexity, and mobilization of resources for change. [Note 1: This course is normally offered in the Spring term and through Correspondence.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: SOCI 1991 Sociology of Leadership)
This course investigates contemporary concepts in critical criminology through examination of texts drawn from postmodern sociological theory, critical prison studies, cultural criminology, and the sociology of law. It examines the social constructions of deviance and crime and resulting practices of punishment, detention, policing, and control, and also considers the role of race, class, gender, age, and citizenship status as factors that result in a diversity of experiences with law, freedom, violence, and punishment. (Format: Seminar 3 hours) Thursday 6:00 to 9:50PM Hart Hall 101.
This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for SOCI 4991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable) Tuesday 6:00 to 8:50PM Avard Dixon 116.