- Department of Sociology
- Sociology Programs
Program Requirements- Sociology Co-operative Education Program
Students should read carefully all the information for the Faculty of Social Sciences, especially the Faculty Program Requirements. SOCI 100A and SOCI 100B are required for all programs and should normally be taken in the first year; they may be taken in any order, or concurrently. SOCI 210 and 211 are also required in all programs, and are normally taken in the second year. All students must also complete 3 units of university-level English or Writing courses, with a GPA of 4.5 or better, before they are allowed to declare a program in Sociology.
NOTE: while SOCI 100A and SOCI 100B are not formal prerequisites for third or fourth-year students with a GPA of 5.0 or higher, all upper-level courses require at minimum a basic knowledge of sociological concepts; these courses are therefore strongly recommended for these students.
Normally, the Honours program has the following requirements:
Applications are made directly to the departmental Honours Adviser. Note that students are strongly advised to take additional statistical courses (SOCI 471, SOCI 472) if they intend to pursue graduate studies in Sociology.
The Honours Program offers students the opportunity to write a Graduating Essay (SOCI 499) under the supervision of a faculty member. The essay is usually either a library-research based review of literature on a sociological topic, including analytical comments and suggestions for future research, or a report of a piece of empirical research.
Students are referred to the Faculty of Social Sciences Honours Program Requirements.
An Honours degree requires:
Honours students who do not meet the above requirements, but complete those for a Major in Sociology, may opt to receive a Major degree.
The sociology of health and aging incorporates the sociology of health and health care (including medical sociology), the sociology of aging, and the intersection of these areas. It includes topics such as changing population characteristics; health practices and the lived experiences of wellness, illness, and dying; health policies and health care systems. It considers particular age groups as well as the whole life course, and is not exclusively focused on old age. Inequalities of age, class, gender, and race/ethnicity are addressed in all topical areas.
Doing a concentration in Health and Aging requires the same number of total units as for a Major or Honours Degree in Sociology. Students must also complete the core course, SOCI 285, Health over the Life course, and choose 3 electives from the following courses:
This concentration highlights a family of approaches to sociology that view the discipline as engaged with the issues, problems, and struggles of our times. It is critical of social inequality, emphasizes the power that social actors have to change these social inequities, and is engaged in developing solutions to social inequity. Topics include social injustice, social inequality, the transformative potential of social movements, the relationship between sociological research and social policy, and historical perspectives on the ways in which sociology has been engaged with social control, social reform, and social activism.
Doing a concentration in Social Justice and Social Change requires the same number of total units as for a Major or Honours Degree in Sociology. Students must also complete the core courses, SOCI 450, Sociology and Social Justice, and SOCI 373, Critical Research Strategies, and choose 2 electives from the following courses:
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