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Sociology Courses Not Offered

SOCB02Y3 Structure of Interpersonal Relations

A study of the patterns of interaction and influence in interpersonal relations.

The course begins with a consideration of the problem of social order; i.e., how do we constrain individual desires and induce people to act morally. We will also examine the problem of the "absurd", using Camus' Outsider. This will be followed by an examination of impression management and exchange theories. Special attention will be given to the role of other persons in "alter-casting" our behaviour, with examples drawn from research on mental illness and stereotyping. Other topics include status and power relations in small groups, social influence processes, and the social psychology of class, sex and race relations.
Two hours of lecture per week.
Exclusion: SOC202
Prerequisite: SOCA01Y
T.B.A.

SOCB04Y3 Political Sociology

An examination of power in its social context.

The course will examine Liberal-pluralist and Marxist conceptions of power; the rise of democracy and social movements; war and warfare; race and politics.

Two hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite: SOCA01Y

R. O'Toole

SOCB34Y3 Sociology of Mass Media and Communication

The mass media constitute major agents of socialization. This course will examine the structure, content and effects of mass communications in contemporary society. Topics to be covered include media monopoly and control, the growth of global multimedia empires, the relationship between the mass media, violence and pornography, media representations of inequality, deviance and crime and the media as sources of social and personal identity.
Two hours of lecture per week.
Exclusions: SOCB15, SOCC34
Prerequisite: SOCA01Y
T.B.A.

SOCC02H3 Small Groups

Analyses of small group behaviour with special reference to the dynamics of structure formation, conflict patterns, maintenance patterns, and patterns of change.

The first term will be conducted as an academic self-analytical group; the second term as a seminar. The method in the first term will be participation in group task performance supplemented by regular reading and written reports; and in the second term, class reports, discussions and research reports.
Limited enrolment: 60
Exclusion: SOCB07
Prerequisites: SOCA01Y, SOCB01Y, SOCB02Y & SOCB03Y
A. Sev'er

SOCC04H3 Social Movements

The development of an approach to social movements which includes the following: the origin of social movements, mobilization processes, the career of the movement and its routinization. The course readings will be closely related to the lectures, and a major concern will be to link the theoretical discussion with the concrete readings of movements.
Two hours of lecture per week.
Limited enrolment: 60
Prerequisites: SOCA01Y, SOCB01Y, SOCB03Y
S. Ungar

SOCC11H3 Sociology of Law and Law Enforcement

An examination of existing legal systems, the process of creation of legislation, court interpretation of law, and the law enforcement institutions.
Limited enrolment: 60
Exclusions: SOC213, SOC306
Prerequisites: SOCA01Y, SOCB01Y, SOCB03Y, SOCB18Y
T.B.A.

SOCC16H3 Sociology of Conflict and Co-operation

An examination of international conflict and cooperation in the context of global change.

This course begins with an examination of the nuclear arms race, then explores how technology, economics, population growth, and environment interact to create interdependencies and afford new opportunities for world order. Special attention is given to North-South relations and to climate change.

Limited enrolment: 60

Prerequisites: SOCA01Y, SOCB01Y, SOCB03Y

SOCC18H3 Sociology of Culture

An examination of the production and reception of culture in various societies.

This course focuses attention on various historical and contemporary manifestations of folk, popular, mass and deviant cultures as well as on classical and contemporary art, music and literature.
Limited enrolment: 60
Exclusion: SOC360
Prerequisites: SOCA01Y, SOCB01Y, SOCB03Y
R. O'Toole

SOCC24H3 Changing Family Life in Canada

Examination of the major changes in the structure of the family in Canada, and their consequences for family life.

Limited enrolment: 60

Prerequisites: SOCA01Y, SOCB01Y, SOCB03Y, SOCB12Y

A. Sev'er

SOCC22H3 Qualitative Methods in Social Research

An examination of the use of non-statistical methods for systematic analysis of social behaviour. Each student will develop craftsmanship in participant observation, ethnography, and socio-historical methods by completing first-hand observation and analysis.
Two hours of lecture per week.
Limited enrolment: 60
Exclusions: SOC387, SOC405
Prerequisites: SOCA01Y, SOCB01Y, SOCB03Y
P-C Hsiung

SOCC28H3 Sociology of Aging

An examination of the latter stages of the family life cycle, with special reference to the period following middle age, and including social and psychological dimensions of aging, changing roles, departure of children, the significance of retirement, problems of adjustment to aging, the place of the aged person in the modern family, and bereavement.

Limited enrolment: 60

Prerequisites: SOCA01Y, SOCB01Y, SOCB03Y

SOCC33H3 Comparative Social Structure

A comparative analysis of social systems, social institutions and social organizations which attempts to link the specific to the general and the local to the global in the area of social structure. Attention will be devoted to various case studies.

Limited enrolment: 60

Exclusion: SOCB23

Prerequisites: SOCA01Y, SOCB01Y, SOCB03Y

SOCC35H3 Social Change

An examination of processes of change in social structures, social institutions and social organizations grounded in the investigation of general theories of social transformation. Special attention is devoted to the nature, causes and consequences of socio-cultural changes in the contemporary world.
Limited enrolment: 60
Exclusions: SOCB25, SOCC17
Prerequisites: SOCA01Y, SOCB01Y, SOCB03Y
R. O'Toole

SOCD42H3 Advanced Seminar in Sociological Theory

Special topics in contemporary sociological theory, designed as a final year course for students taking a Specialist Program in Sociology.

Exclusion: SOC440

Prerequisites: SOCA01Y, SOCB01Y, SOCB03Y, SOCB06H, SOCC05Y

R. O'Toole

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