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SOCI-1001H Introduction to Sociology I An introduction to sociology's major thinkers, critical perspectives, theoretical foundations, research methods, and fields of inquiry. Course materials focus on the social forces and changes that shape culture, groups, social interaction, and institutions in Canadian and comparative contexts. Excludes SOCI 1000Y.
SOCI-1001H Introduction to Sociology I An introduction to sociology's major thinkers, critical perspectives, theoretical foundations, research methods, and fields of inquiry. Course materials focus on the social forces and changes that shape culture, groups, social interaction, and institutions in Canadian and comparative contexts. Excludes SOCI 1000Y.
SOCI-1001H Introduction to Sociology I An introduction to sociology's major thinkers, critical perspectives, theoretical foundations, research methods, and fields of inquiry. Course materials focus on the social forces and changes that shape culture, groups, social interaction, and institutions in Canadian and comparative contexts. Excludes SOCI 1000Y.
SOCI-1002H Introduction to Sociology II An examination of one or more sociological studies is used to develop students' understandings of social life, ranging from everyday social interaction to global social structures. Substantive areas in sociology that may be investigated include families, social inequalities, health, deviance, work, education, religion, communications, and social movements. Prerequisite: SOCI 1001H. Excludes SOCI 1000Y.
SOCI-1002H Introduction to Sociology II An examination of one or more sociological studies is used to develop students' understandings of social life, ranging from everyday social interaction to global social structures. Substantive areas in sociology that may be investigated include families, social inequalities, health, deviance, work, education, religion, communications, and social movements. Prerequisite: SOCI 1001H. Excludes SOCI 1000Y.
SOCI-1002H Introduction to Sociology II An examination of one or more sociological studies is used to develop students' understandings of social life, ranging from everyday social interaction to global social structures. Substantive areas in sociology that may be investigated include families, social inequalities, health, deviance, work, education, religion, communications, and social movements. Prerequisite: SOCI 1001H. Excludes SOCI 1000Y.
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SOCI-2015H Critical Perspectives on Aging An introduction to aging from critical perspectives. Drawing on multidisciplinary perspectives within the Trent Centre for Aging and Society, this course provides a foundation for understanding and analyzing the meaning and significance of aging for individuals, communities, and societies. Topics include life course influences, representations, and problematization of aging, and places for aging. Open to non-Nursing students. NURS-2015H, ECON-2015H
SOCI-2110H Discovering Social Theory Introduces students to social theory in the context of the emergence of modern societies, and maps out the themes that have engaged both classical and contemporary theorists. Topics may include industrialism, capitalism, urbanization, individualism, positivism, social movements, and "modernity." Prerequisite: 60% or higher in SOCI 1002H (or in 1000Y). Excludes SOCI 2100Y.
SOCI-2110H Discovering Social Theory Introduces students to social theory in the context of the emergence of modern societies, and maps out the themes that have engaged both classical and contemporary theorists. Topics may include industrialism, capitalism, urbanization, individualism, positivism, social movements, and "modernity." Prerequisite: 60% or higher in SOCI 1002H (or in 1000Y). Excludes SOCI 2100Y.
SOCI-2151H Researching Social Life An introduction to major issues and decisions confronting the new researcher. Topics include epistemology and knowledge paradigms, including positivism/realism, interpretivism/constructivism and critical knowledge development; research ethics; the role of theory in research design; an introduction to key methodologies and methods in sociological research; and sampling choices. Prerequisite: SOCI 1002H. Excludes SOCI 2150Y.
SOCI-2151H Researching Social Life An introduction to major issues and decisions confronting the new researcher. Topics include epistemology and knowledge paradigms, including positivism/realism, interpretivism/constructivism and critical knowledge development; research ethics; the role of theory in research design; an introduction to key methodologies and methods in sociological research; and sampling choices. Prerequisite: SOCI 1002H. Excludes SOCI 2150Y.
SOCI-2220H Social Inequality An introduction to the study of social inequality focusing on class, gender, and ethnicity, the consequences for individuals and society, and the sociological theories which address these issues. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in SOCI 1002H (or in 1000Y). Excludes SOCI 2200Y.
SOCI-2220H Social Inequality An introduction to the study of social inequality focusing on class, gender, and ethnicity, the consequences for individuals and society, and the sociological theories which address these issues. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in SOCI 1002H (or in 1000Y). Excludes SOCI 2200Y.
SOCI-2301H Self and Social Interaction Examines the theoretical and methodological foundations of interactionist, microsociological, interpretive, and sociological-psychological research. Applied areas critically investigate the sociology of symbolic worlds, discourse and conversation, emotions, and the shaping of identity and subjective life in everyday contexts. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in SOCI 1002H (or in 1000Y). Excludes SOCI 2300Y.
SOCI-2430H Sociology of Gender Focuses on gender as a core aspect of social organization and inequality. Key concepts are gender, femininity, masculinity, sexuality, homosexuality, heterosexuality, and queer. Naturalist ideas and sociological analyses developed within feminism and lesbian and gay theories are studied. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in SOCI 1002H (or in 1000Y); or 0.5 WMST credit. Excludes SOCI-WMST 3430H. WMST-2430H
SOCI-2430H Sociology of Gender Focuses on gender as a core aspect of social organization and inequality. Key concepts are gender, femininity, masculinity, sexuality, homosexuality, heterosexuality, and queer. Naturalist ideas and sociological analyses developed within feminism and lesbian and gay theories are studied. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in SOCI 1002H (or in 1000Y); or 0.5 WMST credit. Excludes SOCI-WMST 3430H. WMST-2430H
SOCI-2500H World Food System An interdisciplinary and comparative analysis of the impact of transformations in the world food system on contemporary agrarian societies. Prerequisite: 4.0 university credits or permission of instructor. Excludes IDST-ANTH 2210Y. IDST-2500H, ANTH-2500H, GEOG-2500H, SAFS-2500H
SOCI-2500H World Food System An interdisciplinary and comparative analysis of the impact of transformations in the world food system on contemporary agrarian societies. Prerequisite: 4.0 university credits or permission of instructor. Excludes IDST-ANTH 2210Y. IDST-2500H, ANTH-2500H, GEOG-2500H, SAFS-2500H
SOCI-2610H Deviance & Social Control Introduces students to key classical and contemporary sociological theories of deviance and the processes of social integration and moral regulation. Topics may include moral panics, drug use, mental illness, criminalization, medicalization of deviance, and risk management. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in SOCI 1002H (or in 1000Y). Excludes SOCI 3610Y.
SOCI-2610H Deviance & Social Control Introduces students to key classical and contemporary sociological theories of deviance and the processes of social integration and moral regulation. Topics may include moral panics, drug use, mental illness, criminalization, medicalization of deviance, and risk management. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in SOCI 1002H (or in 1000Y). Excludes SOCI 3610Y.
SOCI-2615H Crime and Society Introduces students to sociological theories of criminalization, examining contested definitions of crime and how criminologists measure crime. A key focus of the course is the impacts of social inequality on crime patterns and how society responds to the "crime problem." Prerequisite: 60% or higher in SOCI 1002H (or in 1000Y).
SOCI-2630H Sociology of Health & Illness Critically examines conceptualizations of health, illness, and disease, focusing on social determinants of health. Topics include income security, employment, and work; education and literacy; food production and access; Indigenous health; and intersections of gender and health. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in SOCI 1002H (or in 1000Y). Excludes SOCI 3630Y.
SOCI-2630H Sociology of Health & Illness Critically examines conceptualizations of health, illness, and disease, focusing on social determinants of health. Topics include income security, employment, and work; education and literacy; food production and access; Indigenous health; and intersections of gender and health. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in SOCI 1002H (or in 1000Y). Excludes SOCI 3630Y.
SOCI-2700H Sociology of Families Focuses on family and household formation, family dynamics, and the sociological issues raised by these phenomena. Topics may include couple formation, marital and family relationships, divorce and repartnering. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in SOCI 1002H (or in 1000Y). Excludes SOCI 3700Y.
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SOCI-3000Y Reading the Social An interdisciplinary study of the social practices of space, race, community, identity, and difference in Canada. In the first term we "unmap" the relationship between place and identity through selected case studies from various regions in Canada. In the second term we examine immigration, multiculturalism, globalization, and diaspora. Prerequisite: 6.0 university credits. CAST-3000Y, POST-3000Y
SOCI-3100H Contemporary Theory Designed as a brief introductory overview of contemporary theories in sociology, with a focus upon core concepts such as hegemony, postmodernism, globalization, intersectionality, and the public sphere. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including SOCI 2110H and at least one other 0.5 credit in SOCI at the 2000 level.
SOCI-3100H Contemporary Theory Designed as a brief introductory overview of contemporary theories in sociology, with a focus upon core concepts such as hegemony, postmodernism, globalization, intersectionality, and the public sphere. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including SOCI 2110H and at least one other 0.5 credit in SOCI at the 2000 level.
SOCI-3111H Classical Sociological Theory An exploration of the structure and scope of sociological theorizing in the classical tradition, with particular emphasis on Marx, Durkheim, and Weber. Conceptions of theory, method, and object of investigation are explored through engagement with original texts. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including SOCI 2110H and at least one other 0.5 credit in SOCI at the 2000 level. Excludes SOCI 2100Y.
SOCI-3111H Classical Sociological Theory An exploration of the structure and scope of sociological theorizing in the classical tradition, with particular emphasis on Marx, Durkheim, and Weber. Conceptions of theory, method, and object of investigation are explored through engagement with original texts. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including SOCI 2110H and at least one other 0.5 credit in SOCI at the 2000 level. Excludes SOCI 2100Y.
SOCI-3120H Citizenship Rights and Development An analysis of the concept of citizenship and rights and their role in social and political transformation. Includes social justice and citizenship struggles; critical perspectives on power and various citizenship regimes; and their implementation on national and global levels. Prerequisite: IDST 2000Y or SOCI 2110H (or 2100Y) or permission of instructor. IDST-3120H
SOCI-3121H Human Rights Theory and Practice A survey of the history, philosophical foundations, critical social theories, and mechanisms for the implementation of international human rights, as well as of some of the main controversies regarding specific kinds of human rights. Topics include women's rights and capabilities; culture and rights; economic and social rights; refugees and displacement; multinationals and international human rights activism. Prerequisite: IDST 2000Y or SOCI 2110H (or 2100Y) or permission of instructor. IDST-3121H
SOCI-3151H Practicing Social Research Students develop their skills in research design and data collection strategies. Reading and critiquing empirical literature on nominated research topics, students develop proposals, compare and contrast data collection methods, select and justify a sampling design, prepare an ethics proposal, and describe the anticipated outcomes of their proposed research. Prerequisite: SOCI 2151H. Excludes SOCI 2150Y.
SOCI-3151H Practicing Social Research Students develop their skills in research design and data collection strategies. Reading and critiquing empirical literature on nominated research topics, students develop proposals, compare and contrast data collection methods, select and justify a sampling design, prepare an ethics proposal, and describe the anticipated outcomes of their proposed research. Prerequisite: SOCI 2151H. Excludes SOCI 2150Y.
SOCI-3160H Data Analysis An introduction to basic statistics used in data analysis and their application in sociological research. Not open to students with credit for ECON-ADMN 2200H, GEOG-ERSC-BIOL 2080H, MATH 1050Y, MATH 1051H, MATH 1052H, PSYC 2016H, PSYC 2017H, PSYC 2019H, or PSYC 3015Y. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including SOCI 2150Y.
SOCI-3160H Data Analysis An introduction to basic statistics used in data analysis and their application in sociological research. Not open to students with credit for ECON-ADMN 2200H, GEOG-ERSC-BIOL 2080H, MATH 1050Y, MATH 1051H, MATH 1052H, PSYC 2016H, PSYC 2017H, PSYC 2019H, or PSYC 3015Y. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including SOCI 2150Y.
SOCI-3230Y Nationalism & Political Order Global Per Why nationalism has survived and revived under globalization; how ethnicity is politicized and national identities constructed; nationalism's positive and negative forms and its relationship with democratic values. Incorporates philosophical, historical, sociological, anthropological, and economic approaches to explain and assess varieties of nationalism. Prerequisite: 2.0 POST credits at the 2000 level or permission of instructor. Recommended: POST 2200Y. POST-3230Y
SOCI-3250H Sociological Perspectives on Homelessnes Critically examines homelessness as a social issue, applying sociological perspectives and a Canadian focus. Topics may include mobility and containment, families and youth, employment and migration, the criminalization of homelessness, shelters and poor houses, masculinities and femininities on the street, and homelessness in their city. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 credit in SOCI at the 2000 level.
SOCI-3250H Sociological Perspectives on Homelessnes Critically examines homelessness as a social issue, applying sociological perspectives and a Canadian focus. Topics may include mobility and containment, families and youth, employment and migration, the criminalization of homelessness, shelters and poor houses, masculinities and femininities on the street, and homelessness in their city. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 credit in SOCI at the 2000 level.
SOCI-3320H Social Organizations Explores the nature and role of bureaucracies and other organizations in the contemporary world, including classical, managerial, and recent sociological perspectives. Case studies focus on formal organizations in the public and private sectors. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 credit in SOCI or ADMN at the 2000 level. ADMN-3320H
SOCI-3320H Social Organizations Explores the nature and role of bureaucracies and other organizations in the contemporary world, including classical, managerial, and recent sociological perspectives. Case studies focus on formal organizations in the public and private sectors. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 credit in SOCI or ADMN at the 2000 level. ADMN-3320H
SOCI-3340H Sociology of Work The nature and meaning of paid work in North America. Topics may include the effects of technological changes, the shift to a service economy, and the changing gender composition of the labour force on managerial and employee strategies to control the workplace. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 credit in SOCI or ADMN at the 2000 level. ADMN-3340H
SOCI-3400H Feminism and Disability Introduces students to critical perspectives that push thinking about disability beyond medical and social models. Focuses on connections between gender and disability. Explores feminist challenges to ableism. Other topics include bodies, race, sexuality, education, creativity, access, eugenics, intersections, and austerity. Prerequisite: 6.0 university credits. WMST-3400H, PHIL-3400H
SOCI-3410H Sociology of Education Explores the development of formal education as a social institution, its social and political organization, schooling as a social process, the occupation of teaching, the relationship between education and social inequalities, and current changes and challenges. The focus is on education in Canada with comparisons to other societies when appropriate. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 credit in SOCI at the 2000 level.
SOCI-3410H Sociology of Education Explores the development of formal education as a social institution, its social and political organization, schooling as a social process, the occupation of teaching, the relationship between education and social inequalities, and current changes and challenges. The focus is on education in Canada with comparisons to other societies when appropriate. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 credit in SOCI at the 2000 level.
SOCI-3440H Sexuality & the Social Explores sexuality as a complex issue in sociological analysis. Examines theoretical approaches to the body, gender, and sexuality, the construction of "normal" and "deviant" sexualities, and various forms of sexual regulation and resistance. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 credit in SOCI or WMST at the 2000 level. WMST-3440H
SOCI-3440H Sexuality & the Social Explores sexuality as a complex issue in sociological analysis. Examines theoretical approaches to the body, gender, and sexuality, the construction of "normal" and "deviant" sexualities, and various forms of sexual regulation and resistance. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 credit in SOCI or WMST at the 2000 level. WMST-3440H
SOCI-3460H Culture & Society A critical examination of culture in contemporary society focusing on processes of cultural production and consumption as they are mediated by social relations of capital and technology. Topics include the ideology of consumerism, popular culture/art culture, advertising, lifestyle and taste, and culture and social change. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 credit in SOCI at the 2000 level.
SOCI-3508H Indigenous Genders, Sexualities and Relationships Addresses the intersection of patriarchy, colonialism, and Western constructions of gender binaries/hierarchies and sexual norms; the diversity of Indigenous genders and sexualities; and Indigenous understandings of relationships and of resurging a holistic and inclusive sense of community and identity. Prerequisite: 9.0 university credits and one of INDG 1001H, CAST 1100H, SOCI 1001H, or WMST 1001H. Excludes INDG-WMST 3500Y. INDG-3508H, CAST-3508H, WMST-3508H
SOCI-3570Y Community Based Research
SOCI-3601H Critical Criminology Examines neo-Marxist, feminist, critical race, and poststructuralist theories of crime and crime control, and how criminalization operates through the neo-liberal state. Topics include corporate crime, environmental crime, the prison industrial complex, and prison abolition. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 credit in SOCI at the 2000 level. Excludes SOCI 3610Y.
SOCI-3601H Critical Criminology Examines neo-Marxist, feminist, critical race, and poststructuralist theories of crime and crime control, and how criminalization operates through the neo-liberal state. Topics include corporate crime, environmental crime, the prison industrial complex, and prison abolition. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 credit in SOCI at the 2000 level. Excludes SOCI 3610Y.
SOCI-3631H Sociology of Medicine Explores the social construction and organization of medical knowledge and health care systems. Critically assesses the current "crisis" in Canadian health care; explores contradictory notions of health care as a right of citizenship and a commodity; and examines inequality in health care, "alternative health," and health promotion. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 credit in SOCI at the 2000 level. Excludes SOCI 3630Y.
SOCI-3631H Sociology of Medicine Explores the social construction and organization of medical knowledge and health care systems. Critically assesses the current "crisis" in Canadian health care; explores contradictory notions of health care as a right of citizenship and a commodity; and examines inequality in health care, "alternative health," and health promotion. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 credit in SOCI at the 2000 level. Excludes SOCI 3630Y.
SOCI-3661H Ethnicities, Racism, Multiculturalism Explores ethnicities with a focus on contemporary Canada. Topics include settler colonialism, immigration, multicultural policies and practices, and contemporary political conflicts involving ethnicities. The course also covers theories and concepts of "race" and ethnicity as social categories, the social basis of racism, and the critique of multiculturalism. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 credit in SOCI, CAST, or POST at the 2000 level. Excludes SOCI 3660Y. CAST-3661H, POST-3661H
SOCI-3665H Canada State Society Power Interrogates the political economy tradition in Canada from its roots to more contemporary approaches, examining the dynamics of Canadian economic, political, and social development. Addresses issues associated with the development of a resource-based and branch-plant economy, globalization and continental integration, and inequality, discrimination, and social justice. Prerequisite: 6.0 university credits. POST-3665H, CAST-3665H
SOCI-3860H Gender Race and Class An examination of critical scholarship analyzing power relations and women's lived experiences through the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, and class. Using historical and contemporary material, the course explores identity construction; gender, race, and class relations; and the maintenance of social and economic hierarchies in Canadian and international contexts. Prerequisite: 6.0 university credits including 1.0 WMST, CAST, or SOCI credit at 2000 level or beyond, or permission of instructor. WMST-3860H, CAST-3860H
SOCI-3860H Gender Race and Class An examination of critical scholarship analyzing power relations and women's lived experiences through the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, and class. Using historical and contemporary material, the course explores identity construction; gender, race, and class relations; and the maintenance of social and economic hierarchies in Canadian and international contexts. Prerequisite: 6.0 university credits including 1.0 WMST, CAST, or SOCI credit at 2000 level or beyond, or permission of instructor. WMST-3860H, CAST-3860H
SOCI-3900Y Reading Course Registration is contingent on instructor's permission and departmental approval in advance of course registration. Prerequisite: A minimum 75% cumulative average and 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 SOCI credit at the 2000 level.
SOCI-3901H Reading Course Registration is contingent on instructor's permission and departmental approval in advance of course registration. Prerequisite: A minimum 75% cumulative average and 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 SOCI credit at the 2000 level.
SOCI-3902H Reading Course Registration is contingent on instructor's permission and departmental approval in advance of course registration. Prerequisite: A minimum 75% cumulative average and 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 SOCI credit at the 2000 level.
SOCI-3962H Gender, Sexualities & the Law This course introduces students to key issues, theories, and debates concerning women, feminism, and the law, primarily in Canada. Approaching law as a site of regulation and constraint as well as a tool for feminist practice, the course examines issues such as family, sexuality, violence, pornography, prostitution, poverty, employment, and immigration. Prerequisite: 1.0 WMST, CAST, SOCI or POST credit, or permission of instructor WMST-3962H, CAST-3962H, POST-3962H
SOCI-3966H Criminalizing Women Looks at historical and contemporary criminologies about women in trouble across early to late modernity, with specific analysis of how women are punished and the conditions of their incarceration; focusing on the Canadian criminal justice system, with comparative analysis of Australia and the UK. Prerequisite: 1.0 WMST, CAST, or SOCI credit, or permission of instructor. WMST-3966H, CAST-3966H
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SOCI-4010Y Honours Thesis A specific scholarly project on a well-defined topic to be worked out in consultation with the student's Honours supervisor. Regular student/supervisor meetings will be scheduled. SOCI 4020D is a double credit for Sociology majors; SOCI 4010Y is a single credit involving submission of the same thesis to the other department/program of a joint-major. Prerequisite: A minimum 75% average over all SOCI credits completed, and 10.0 university credits including SOCI 2110H or both 2100Y and 2150Y, one of SOCI 3111H or 3100H, and 2.0 credits at the 3000 level.
SOCI-4020D Honours Thesis A specific scholarly project on a well-defined topic to be worked out in consultation with the student's Honours supervisor. Regular student/supervisor meetings will be scheduled. SOCI 4020D is a double credit for Sociology majors; SOCI 4010Y is a single credit involving submission of the same thesis to the other department/program of a joint-major. Prerequisite: A minimum 75% average over all SOCI credits completed, and 10.0 university credits including SOCI 2110H or both 2100Y and 2150Y, one of SOCI 3111H or 3100H, and 2.0 credits at the 3000 level.
SOCI-4021Y Reading Course Allows students to pursue a specialized research project under the supervision of a faculty member within that member's program of research. Prerequisite: Open to Honours students in Sociology with a minimum 75% average over SOCI courses; one of SOCI 3111H or 3100H; 2.0 additional credits at the 3000 level; and permission of department. Specific course prerequisites depending on the faculty supervisor. Students may take a maximum of 1.0 credit in SOCI research practicum courses.
SOCI-4022H Reading Course Allows students to pursue a specialized research project under the supervision of a faculty member within that member's program of research. Prerequisite: Open to Honours students in Sociology with a minimum 75% average over SOCI courses; one of SOCI 3111H or 3100H; 2.0 additional credits at the 3000 level; and permission of department. Specific course prerequisites depending on the faculty supervisor. Students may take a maximum of 1.0 credit in SOCI research practicum courses.
SOCI-4023H Reading Course Allows students to pursue a specialized research project under the supervision of a faculty member within that member's program of research. Prerequisite: Open to Honours students in Sociology with a minimum 75% average over SOCI courses; one of SOCI 3111H or 3100H; 2.0 additional credits at the 3000 level; and permission of department. Specific course prerequisites depending on the faculty supervisor. Students may take a maximum of 1.0 credit in SOCI research practicum courses.
SOCI-4050H Sociology of Pharmaceuticals Examines the implications of the expanding presence of pharmaceuticals in society. Topics include the meaning of medication for users; users/health system/health-professional interactions; national and global socioeconomic inequalities in pharmaceutical access; regulation of the pharmaceutical industry; pharmaceuticals and the environment; and pharmaceuticals and the "post-human" future. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including both SOCI 2110H (SOCI 2100Y) and SOCI 2150Y and 2.0 credits at the 3000-level. Excludes SOCI 4040H in 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015.
SOCI-4110H Legal Research Methods An applied research methods course specifically focused on how to conduct case law data collection and analysis using online legal databases. Topics covered may include Charter cases, human rights tribunal cases, and criminal trial/sentencing decisions. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including SOCI 2150Y, and 2.0 3000 level credits of which at least 1.0 must be SOCI.
SOCI-4120H Qualitative Research & Analysis An introduction to contemporary debates and practical strategies of qualitative research focusing on arguments current in critical and feminist theory which underpin Grounded Theory, Interpretive Phenomenology, and various discourse analytical approaches. Students also gain skills in the use of in-depth interviews, focus groups, narrative analysis, discourse analysis, action, and participatory research. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in PSYC 2018H and 2019H (or in 2016H and 2017H); OR SOCI 3160H or equivalent prerequisites; and 8.0 university credits. PSYC-4120H
SOCI-4210Y Emphasis Global Power & Politics A special course reviewing major approaches to the study of global power and politics designed for senior students in the social sciences interested in acquiring tools for exploring multidisciplinary literature in the globalization field. Prerequisite: 2.0 POST (GP) credits; or 10.0 university credits including either SOCI 2110H or 2100Y and 2150Y, and 2.0 credits at the 3000 level; or permission of instructor. POST-4210Y
SOCI-4230H Global Civil Society An examination of the reactions by agents of global civil society to the process of economic globalization and its impact on the developing world. Prerequisite: 14.0 university credits including 1.0 IDST or POST or SOCI credit at the 2000 level or permission of instructor. IDST-4230H, POST-4230H
SOCI-4270H Sociology of Law Explores the law and society relationship, the power of law as a tool for social change, and the practice of law. Topics may include miscarriages of justice, critical socio-legal studies of equality, Indigenous peoples, human rights, and youth justice. For details, see trentu.ca/sociology/courses.php/4270. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including both SOCI 2110H (2100Y) and 2150Y, and 2.0 3000-level credits, of which at least 1.0 must be SOCI.
SOCI-4270H Sociology of Law Explores the law and society relationship, the power of law as a tool for social change, and the practice of law. Topics may include miscarriages of justice, critical socio-legal studies of equality, Indigenous peoples, human rights, and youth justice. For details, see trentu.ca/sociology/courses.php/4270. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including both SOCI 2110H (2100Y) and 2150Y, and 2.0 3000-level credits, of which at least 1.0 must be SOCI.
SOCI-4410H Soc of Culture & Knowledge Critical studies of various forms of knowledge (e.g., medical, legal, scientific, religious) as they shape and are shaped by relations and structures of power. Specific topics are determined yearly, and may be different in Peterborough and Durham. For details, see trentu.ca/sociology/courses.php/4410. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including both SOCI 2110H (2100Y) and 2150Y, and 2.0 3000-level credits, of which at least 1.0 must be SOCI.
SOCI-4410H Soc of Culture & Knowledge Critical studies of various forms of knowledge (e.g., medical, legal, scientific, religious) as they shape and are shaped by relations and structures of power. Specific topics are determined yearly, and may be different in Peterborough and Durham. For details, see trentu.ca/sociology/courses.php/4410. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including both SOCI 2110H (2100Y) and 2150Y, and 2.0 3000-level credits, of which at least 1.0 must be SOCI.
SOCI-4420H Aging & the Lifecourse Explores the theories, research methods, and professional development of social gerontology and critical perspectives on aging and old age. Topics include population aging, anti-aging consumerism, caregiving and social support, retirement, intergenerational relations, and end-of-life ethics. For details, see trentu.ca/sociology/courses.php/4420. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including both SOCI 2110H (2100Y) and 2150Y, and 2.0 3000-level credits, of which at least 1.0 must be SOCI.
SOCI-4420H Aging & the Lifecourse Explores the theories, research methods, and professional development of social gerontology and critical perspectives on aging and old age. Topics include population aging, anti-aging consumerism, caregiving and social support, retirement, intergenerational relations, and end-of-life ethics. For details, see trentu.ca/sociology/courses.php/4420. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including both SOCI 2110H (2100Y) and 2150Y, and 2.0 3000-level credits, of which at least 1.0 must be SOCI.
SOCI-4430H Key Concepts Socio Analysis Key sociological concepts such as society and the social, men and masculinities, critical theory, and the risk society are examined in depth. Specific concepts are determined yearly, and may be different in Peterborough and Durham. For details, see trentu.ca/sociology/courses.php/4430. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including both SOCI 2110H (2100Y) and 2150Y, and 2.0 3000-level credits, of which at least 1.0 must be SOCI.
SOCI-4430H Key Concepts Socio Analysis Key sociological concepts such as society and the social, men and masculinities, critical theory, and the risk society are examined in depth. Specific concepts are determined yearly, and may be different in Peterborough and Durham. For details, see trentu.ca/sociology/courses.php/4430. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including both SOCI 2110H (2100Y) and 2150Y, and 2.0 3000-level credits, of which at least 1.0 must be SOCI.
SOCI-4441H Special Topics in Social Justice Justice A prison-based course that explores social justice from a variety of approaches such as critical race, feminism, sociological, philosophical, and literary theory across the humanities and social sciences. Using project-based learning strategies, university and incarcerated students learn collaboratively to examine principles of social justice with regards to a variety of topics such as truth and reconciliation, restorative justice, and social policy. Students attend weekly classes held in a correctional facility. Prerequisite: 14.0 university credits, a minimum cumulative average of 75%, and permission of instructor. Students are admitted through a competitive process, which involves submission of a written application, documentation of a criminal record check, and an interview with the instructor. As space is limited, not all applicants may be accepted. Contact Gender & Women's Studies or Sociology for more information. WMST-4441H
SOCI-4510H Sociology of Sport and Leisure Critically examines cultural and economic relations in sport and leisure, emphasizing dynamics of power and identity. Topics including e-culture, outdoor recreation, spectator sport, informal play, and tourism are explored from historical and contemporary perspectives across the main theoretical positions in the field. For details, see trentu.ca/sociology/courses.php/4510. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including both SOCI 2110H (2100Y) and 2150Y, and 2.0 3000-level credits, of which at least 1.0 must be SOCI.
SOCI-4512H Contemporary Issues in Global Health Analyzes some of the critical global health issues and challenges that face humanity in the new century, and the manner in which global institutions are addressing those issues. Interdisciplinary in scope, the course draws on scholarship from global public health, political economy, biopolitics, and human rights. Prerequisite: 14.0 university credits including 1.0 IDST or ANTH or SOCI credit at the 2000 level or permission of instructor. IDST-4512H, ANTH-4512H
SOCI-4551H Gender and Disability in Canada Explores how difference-especially who is labelled "different"-changes according to social, political, and cultural factors and interests. We focus on disability and its intersection with other identity-based categories, including gender, race, and sexuality. Readings come from Canadian literature and film, critical theory, social policy, and the mass media. Prerequisite: 14.0 university credits. Excludes CAST-SOCI-WMST 4550Y. CAST-4551H, WMST-4551H
SOCI-4570Y Community Based Research Project Students are placed in research projects with community organizations in Peterborough and Haliburton counties. Each placement is supervised jointly by a faculty member and a representative of a community organization. For details see Community-Based Research Program (p. 265) and trentu.ca/sociology/courses.php/4570. Prerequisite: A minimum 75% cumulative average and 10.0 university credits including both SOCI 2110H (2100Y) and 2150Y, and 2.0 3000-level credits, of which at least 1.0 must be SOCI.
SOCI-4620H Adv Studies in Social Policy In-depth analysis of the development of contemporary social policies, and their effects in areas such as welfare and social security, families and child care, employment, immigration, health, and housing. Specific topics are determined yearly, and may be different in Peterborough and Durham. For details, see trentu.ca/sociology/courses.php/4620. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including both SOCI 2110H (2100Y) and 2150Y, and 2.0 3000-level credits, of which at least 1.0 must be SOCI.
SOCI-4620H Adv Studies in Social Policy In-depth analysis of the development of contemporary social policies, and their effects in areas such as welfare and social security, families and child care, employment, immigration, health, and housing. Specific topics are determined yearly, and may be different in Peterborough and Durham. For details, see trentu.ca/sociology/courses.php/4620. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including both SOCI 2110H (2100Y) and 2150Y, and 2.0 3000-level credits, of which at least 1.0 must be SOCI.
SOCI-4850H Sociology of the Body Explores the body and embodiment by considering how bodies act as markers of personhood and of social categories like race, gender, age, and class; how different bodies are normalized, regulated, and disciplined; and how they are taken up as sites of transformative possibilities. For details, see trentu.ca/sociology/courses.php/4850. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including both SOCI 2110H (2100Y) and 2150Y, and 2.0 3000-level credits, of which at least 1.0 must be SOCI. Excludes SOCI 4950H.
SOCI-4900Y Reading Course Registration in reading courses is contingent on instructor's permission and departmental approval in advance of course registration. For details, see trentu.ca/sociology/courses.php/4900. Prerequisite: A minimum 75% cumulative average and 10.0 university credits including both SOCI 2110H (2100Y) and 2150Y, and 2.0 3000-level credits, of which at least 1.0 must be SOCI; or permission of instructor.
SOCI-4901H Reading Course Registration in reading courses is contingent on instructor's permission and departmental approval in advance of course registration. For details, see trentu.ca/sociology/courses.php/4900. Prerequisite: A minimum 75% cumulative average and 10.0 university credits including both SOCI 2110H (2100Y) and 2150Y, and 2.0 3000-level credits, of which at least 1.0 must be SOCI; or permission of instructor.
SOCI-4902H Reading Course Registration in reading courses is contingent on instructor's permission and departmental approval in advance of course registration. For details, see trentu.ca/sociology/courses.php/4900. Prerequisite: A minimum 75% cumulative average and 10.0 university credits including both SOCI 2110H (2100Y) and 2150Y, and 2.0 3000-level credits, of which at least 1.0 must be SOCI; or permission of instructor.