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SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology I

3 hours lecture or online, 3 credits


This course will introduce students to some of the major concepts, issues, and approaches in the discipline of sociology, including ethnicity, gender or sexuality. The course is designed to encourage the student to think more deeply about the relationship between personal troubles and public issues.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment.

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SOC-111 Introduction to Sociology II

3 hours lecture, or online, 3 credits


SOC 111 is the second course in a full 1st-year university level introductory sociology course. It addresses specific social institutions such as the family and education, work and politics as well as social problems such as social change and inequality. The course is based on a critical evaluation of the major institutions of modern capitalism.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment. SOC 110 strongly recommended.

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SOC-130 First Nations Sociology

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


First Nations Sociology 130 introduces the student to some of the major concepts and issues in the discipline of Sociology through a unique and significantly different format. Within the course content we will address such complex issues as Cultural Racism / Socialization, Inequality & Stratification, and Racism in the Mass Media. Your instructors will collaborate to present an interactive and thought-provoking course through a balance of Western Sociological and Aboriginal perspectives. This course is designed to encourage students to think inter-culturally, beyond their own World View.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment.

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SOC-210 Sociology of Race, Ethnicity & Nation

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course provides a critical examination of the relations between ethnic groups and cultures emphasizing discrimination, the dynamics of global inequality, racism, colonialism and imperialism, assimilation and anti-racist resistance. The emphasis of the course may vary to respond to contemporary issues, although the experience of the racialized peoples and indigenous peoples in Canada will remain a key focus. Students are encouraged to consider the Canadian experience in a global comparative context.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Take SOC-110, SOC-111, or ANT-150 Minimum grade C

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SOC-220 Introduction to Sociological Research Methods

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course introduces the student to the full range of sociological research methods. Students will learn basic qualitative and quantitative techniques, how to design research projects, conduct field research and surveys, apply basic statistical techniques and how to write a research report.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in SOC 110 and SOC 111.
  • C+ in Principles of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 or equivalent.

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SOC-230 Sociological Explanations of Crime & Deviance

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course surveys a full range of sociological perspectives on crime and deviance including the social disorganization perspective, functionalist and strain perspectives, subcultural and learning theories, interactionist and social control theories a well as conflict and critical theories.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in SOC 110

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SOC-240 The Sociology of Love and Sex

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is designed to allow students to explore gender socialization, sexual orientation, the intersexed, courtship, marriage and other institutions based on our sexual relations including patriarchy, organizational arrangements and aspects of sexual relations and politics. The course explores 'normal' sex and sexuality, but also addresses many forms of sexual 'deviance'.


Prerequisite(s):

  • SOC 110 or 111 or instructor permission Minimum grade C

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