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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 1:00 to 2:20PM Avard Dixon 118.

This course explores advanced issues in education as they relate to social problems. Exploring the reproductive and structural aspects of knowledge creation, this course moves toward an understanding of the contradictory elements of public education as it pertains to a post- industrial world fraught with inequalities. The course explores issues of schooling as it relates to work in institutions that are both preparatory for the workplace and places of work for teachers, administrators, and others. Lastly, this course uncovers opportunities for educational reforms that can contribute potentially to a more just society. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) Wednesday 1:30 to 4:20PM Sir James Dunn Building 104.
This course explores contemporary social problems through the lenses of social institutions, inequality, socioeconomic status, racialization, political and economic structures, and social policy. Relying on representations depicted in television, film, music, and literature, this course analyzes causes of major problems including drug use, crime, poverty, family, youth, education, discrimination, and urban problems. (Seminar 3 Hours) Thursday 2:30 to 5:20PM Crabtree M10.
Borders are used not only to demarcate physical boundaries between nation states but also as more comprehensive political tools to maintain and reinforce multiple social boundaries and inequalities symbolically and materially. Border walls, detention centres and the more everyday practices of passport control regulate the movement of people practically and symbolically. Importantly, borders have become essential devices for the articulation of the contemporary global order. Borders do not just nestle with the geographic domains of the nation state, but are mobilized in and through international and national laws, social institutions and culture as a means to block and at times facilitate the mobility of people, knowledge, things and capital. Borderlands have therefore become the sites of struggle for some of the most pressing issues in the contemporary global order. Borders and borderlands are also undergoing significant transformation through globalization as cross-border and transnational experiences, identities and solidarities form and proliferate. Borders in this sense are constantly transforming practices, evoked for particular means at particular moments, spurring resistance of various kinds.
This course provides a conceptual and practical introduction to the orientation, values, methods, and professional standards of program evaluation as an applied technique to evaluate the design, implementation, effectiveness, and impact of social programs in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. It involves the systematic collection and analysis of data using research methods, including but not limited to needs assessments, cost/benefit analysis, and interviews. It introduces students to program evaluation theory, principles, and technique and involves the design and execution of a case-based program evaluation. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday 1:30 to 4:20PM Avard Dixon G10.
This course introduces clinical sociology beginning with a critical examination of the ethics, values, and historical development of the profession. It provides an opportunity for students to understand the role of the human services sector in a diverse and complex society. Students learn to apply sociological analysis of power, practices, policies, and beliefs in order to develop interventions at the micro, meso, and macro levels which will improve the situation of client systems. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: Any version of SOCI 3741 previously offered with a different title.) Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 12:50PM Barclay 021.
This is an advanced research course on the media-based control of information and dissemination of ideologies in modern society. It examines issues of ownership and control of the media and the social construction of news, and current theoretical debates in media analysis. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Barclay 115.
This course provides an overview of concepts, theoretical issues, and debates in recent sociological theory. It examines the nature of functionalism and conflict theory, the rise of micro-sociological analysis, the challenges of feminism, the debate over post-modernism, and other contemporary theoretical developments. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 10:20AM 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. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: SOCI 2991 Sociology of Sex and Sexuality) Tuesday 6:00 to 8:50PM Avard Dixon G12.
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) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Barclay 021.
This course introduces the basic concepts of sociology including social structure, culture, socialization, deviance, social control, social organization, structured social inequality, and social change. It makes extensive use of examples from the Canadian context. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Social World) Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 9:50AM Dunn 113.

This course introduces the basic concepts of sociology including social structure, culture, socialization, deviance, social control, social organization, structured social inequality, and social change. It makes extensive use of examples from the Canadian context. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Social World) Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 to 2:20PM Flemington 116.