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Faculty List
Professors Emeriti
  • R. O'Toole, B.A. (Leeds), PGCE (London), M.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Toronto)
  • A. Sev'er, B.A., M.A. (Windsor), Ph.D. (York)

Professors

  • J. Hannigan, B.A., M.A. (Western Ontario), Ph.D. (Ohio State)
  • J. Tanner, B.Sc. (London), PGCE (Leicester), M.A., Ph.D. (Alberta)

Associate Professors

  • J. Chun, B.A. (Dartmouth), M.A., Ph.D. (Berkeley)
  • J. Hermer, B.A. (Western), M.A. (Carleton), D.Phil. (Oxon.)
  • P-c. Hsiung, B.A. (National Chun-sing), M.A. (Chinese Cultural), M.A., Ph.D. (UCLA)
  • P. Landolt, B.A., M.A. (York), M.A., Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins)
  • A. Mullen, B.A. (Berkeley), M.A., Ph.D. (Yale)
  • D. Silver, B.A. (Berkeley), M.A., Ph.D. (Chicago)
  • S. Ungar, B.A. (McGill), M.A., Ph.D. (York)

Assistant Professors

  • C. Childress, B.A. (Vassar College), M.A., Ph.D. (UC-Santa Barbara)
  • K. Liddle, B.A. (Oberlin College, Ohio), M.A. (Auburn University, Alabama), Ph.D. (Emory University, Atlanta) 
  • R. Salem, M.A. (Oxford), Ph.D. (Princeton)

Chair: Patricia Landolt 
Associate Chair: Shelly Ungar
Program Advisor
: J. Roopnarinesingh Email: sociology-advisor@utsc.utoronto.ca
Department Website: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/sociology/

Sociology is the study of interaction among people, the social relations which they establish, and the social groups which they form. Sociology explains how society is ordered, how it functions, and what accounts for social cohesion and cooperation, social stratification, social mobility, and social change. It studies the consequences of co-operation, competition, and conflict.

Students successfully completing a degree in Sociology at UTSC will demonstrate a range of sociological thinking skills and research abilities that will provide them with a strong foundation for both further studies at a graduate level and for professional careers in a variety of fields including law, education, health and social policy among others.

Students are encouraged to contact the Associate Chair or Program Advisor to discuss program requirements and their individual course of study.

Planning a Program in Sociology

Students may not combine any program in Sociology with another program in Sociology. Students may, however, combine a Specialist or Major in Sociology with either the Minor in Culture, Creativity, and Cities OR the Minor in Migration and Ethnic Diversity. Students who combine their Specialist or Major in Sociology with one of these two Minors may only count SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3 toward both programs.

The introductory courses, SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3, are intended to familiarize students with the theories, methods and questions of sociology as a part of a liberal arts education.  Students develop a sense of what it is to explain things sociologically and develop an appreciation and understanding of a sociological approach to everyday issues and broader social, economic and political concerns of a local and global nature.

Students are obliged to take required courses in the Major and Specialist Programs as early in their careers as possible. For example, SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3 should be taken during the first year, SOCB05H3, STAB22H3, SOCB42H3 and SOCB43H3 should be taken during the second year and SOCC40H3  should be taken during the third year. Failure to do so may lead to timetable conflicts and could prolong the completion of the Program.

Prerequisites:  Students are reminded that they are not permitted to register in courses for which they have not completed the prerequisites indicated in the Calendar. They may only enter a course for which they lack the prerequisites by obtaining the permission of the instructor prior to registration. Ineligible students will be removed from courses.

Writing Skills Courses: Courses designated as applied writing skills course aim to develop students’ critical writing and logic of argumentation skills. These courses allow students to receive formative feedback on drafts of written work and the opportunity to develop a piece of writing over the term. Specific in-depth feedback on writing is given by the course instructor or course TA. Writing Skills courses are: SOCC03H3, SOCC11H3, SOCC23H3, SOCC24H3, SOCC30H3, SOCC31H3, SOCC34H3, SOCC40H3 and SOCC58H3.

Research Practicum Courses:  C-level research practicums offer students the opportunity to learn how to carry out independent research projects.  Students can choose between a qualitative and a quantitative research practicum, or can take both.

Special Topic Courses: Themes for special topic courses will vary year to year.  Check the Department website for details.

The Department offers courses in five areas of concentration. Students are encouraged to develop depth of learning through focused study in one or two areas of concentration as follows:

Culture and Cities Criminology and Sociology of Law Gender and Family Migration and Ethnicity Economy, Politics and Society

SOCB44H3 Sociology of Cities and Urban Life

SOCB58H3 Sociology of Culture

SOCC26H3 Sociology of Urban Cultural Policies

SOCC27H3 Sociology of Suburbs and Suburbanization

SOCC44H3 Media and Society

SOCC54H3 Special Topics in Sociology of Culture

SOCD01H3 Advanced Seminar in Culture and Cities

SOCB50H3 Deviance and Normality I

SOCB51H3 Deviance and Normality II

SOCC03H3 Collective Behaviour

SOCC11H3 Policing and Security

SOCC30H3 Criminal Behaviour

SOCC45H3 Youth and Society

SOCD05H3 Advanced Seminar in Criminology and Sociology of Law

SOCB22H3 Sociology of Gender

SOCB49H3 Sociology of Family

SOCC09H3 Sociology of Gender and Work

SOCC24H3 Sociology of Gender and Families

SOCC29H3 Special Topics in Sociology of Family

SOCC38H3 Gender and Education

SOCD10H3 Advanced Seminar in Gender and Family

SOCD20H3 Advanced Seminar: Social Change and Gender Relations in Chinese Societies

SOCB53H3 Race and Ethnicity

SOCC25H3 Ethnicity, Race and Migration

SOCC34H3 Migrations & Transnationalisms

SOCC52H3 International Migration and Immigrant Incorporation

SOCC55H3 Special Topics in Race and Ethnicity

SOCD15H3 Advanced Seminar in Migration and Ethnicity

SOCD21H3 Immigrant Scarborough

SOCB30H3 Political Sociology: An Introduction

SOCB54H3 Sociology of Work and Industry I

SOCC04H3 Social Movements

SOCC15H3 Work, Employment and Society

SOCC58H3 Global Transformations: Politics, Economy and Society

SOCD25H3 Advanced Seminar in Economy, Politics and Society

Sociology Programs

SPECIALIST PROGRAM IN SOCIOLOGY (ARTS)

Program Admission
Enrolment in the Specialist Program is limited. Students must normally apply to enter the Program after completing 4 or 5 full credits including SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3. Decisions are made on Program admissions only twice a year, in May and in August, and are based on student requests submitted to the Registrar through ROSI. Admission is determined on the basis of a student's overall GPA and grades in SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3. For students applying after 8-10 credits, admission will be on the basis of overall GPA and grades in SOC courses taken. Specialist students will be entitled to priority access to SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCC23H3 & SOCC31H3, for fall-winter sessions, during the summer early registration period.

Program Requirements
The Program requires completion of 12.0 full credits as described below. No more than 14.0 full credits in Sociology may be included in a four-year degree.

  1. SOCA01H3 Introduction to Sociology I
    SOCA02H3 Introduction to Sociology II
  2. SOCB05H3 Logic of Social Inquiry
  3. STAB22H3 Statistics I
  4. SOCB42H3 Classical Sociological Theory I
  5. SOCB43H3 Classical Sociological Theory II
  6. 3.0 full credits at the B-level in Sociology
  7. SOCC40H3 Contemporary Sociological Theory
  8. SOCC23H3 Practicum in Qualitative Research Methods
    or
    SOCC31H3 Practicum in Quantitative Research Methods
  9. 5.0 full credits in Sociology at C- or D- level of which at least 1.0 credit must be at the D-level.
    Note: Students may substitute courses from cognate disciplines with the prior approval of the program supervisor.
MAJOR PROGRAM IN SOCIOLOGY (ARTS)

Program Admission
Enrolment in the Major Program is limited. Students must normally apply to enter the Program after completing 4 or 5 full credits including SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3. Decisions are made on Program admissions only twice a year, in May and in August, and are based on student requests submitted to the Registrar through ROSI. Admission is determined on the basis of a student's overall GPA and grades in SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3. For students applying after 8-10 credits, admission will be on the basis of overall GPA and grades in SOC courses taken. Major students will be entitled to priority access to SOCB42H3 and SOCB43H3 for fall-winter sessions, in the summer early registration period.

Program Requirements
The Program requires completion of 7.0 full credits in Sociology including:

  1. SOCA01H3 Introduction to Sociology I
    SOCA02H3 Introduction to Sociology II
  2. SOCB05H3 Logic of Social Inquiry
  3. STAB22H3 Statistics I
  4. SOCB42H3 Classical Sociological Theory I
  5. SOCB43H3 Classical Sociological Theory II
  6. 4.0 full credits in Sociology, at least 2.0 of which must be at the C- or D-level
MINOR PROGRAM IN SOCIOLOGY (ARTS)

Program Admission
Admission to the Minor Program in Sociology is not limited. All students who apply for this Program will be admitted. However, students are warned that they are not guaranteed admission to B-level and C-level courses during fall and winter session, and thus will be accommodated only after other Program students have been admitted to these courses. Thus some courses may be unavailable, or available only in the summer.

Program Requirements
The Program requires completion of 4.0 full credits in Sociology as follows:

  1. SOCA01H3 Introduction to Sociology I
    SOCA02H3 Introduction to Sociology II
  2. SOCB05H3 Logic of Social Inquiry
  3. 1.0 credit from the following:
       SOCB30H3 Political Sociology
       SOCB42H3 Classical Sociological Theory I
       SOCB43H3 Classical Sociological Theory II
       SOCB47H3 Social Inequality
  4. 0.5 additional credit at the B-level in Sociology
  5. 1.0 additional credit at the C-level in Sociology
MINOR PROGRAM IN CULTURE, CREATIVITY, AND CITIES (ARTS)

The Minor program in Culture, Creativity and Cities offers students an in-depth understanding of the relationship between culture and cities. The Minor is interdisciplinary in content and method. Through experiential learning, students will develop a suite of transferable skills in written, oral, and digital communication.  Paired with a discipline-specific Major, graduates of the program will have a comparative advantage in the labour market and graduate school market due to concrete training and experience in research and data analysis.

Program Advisor: Janet Roopnarinesingh  janetr@utsc.utoronto.ca

Program Requirements

This program requires the completion of 4.0 credits as follows:

1.  0.5 credit from the following:
ANTA02H3 Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
GGRA02H3 The Geography of Global Processes
MDSA01H3 Introduction to Media Studies
MGTA01H3 Introduction to Management I

MGTA02H3 Introduction to Management II
SOCA01H3 Introduction to Sociology I
SOCA02H3 Introduction to Sociology II
VPAA10H3 Introduction to Arts Management

2.  0.5 credit in B-level Sociology courses:
SOCB58H3 Sociology of Culture

3.  1.0 credit from the following:
CITB02H3 Foundations of City Studies
ENGB37H3 Popular Literature and Mass Culture
GGRB05H3 Urban Geography
GGRB55H3 Cultural Geography
MDSB03H3 Advertising and Consumer Culture
SOCB44H3 Sociology of Cities and Urban Life
VPAB05H3 Introduction to Contemporary Cultural Theory

4.  0.5 credit in C-level Sociology courses:
SOCC26H3 Sociology of Urban Cultural Policies

5.  1.0 credit from the following:
ENGC59H3 Geography and Regionalism in Literature
ENGC83H3 Studies in World Cinema
GGRC13H3 Urban Political Geography
SOCC27H3 Sociology of Suburbs and Suburbanization
SOCC44H3 Media and Society
VPAC15H3 Cultural Policy

6.  0.5 credit in D-level Sociology courses:
SOCD51H3 Capstone Seminar in Culture, Creativity, and Cities

MINOR PROGRAM IN MIGRATION AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY (ARTS)

The Minor program in Migration and Ethnic Diversity offers students an understanding of the causes and consequences of international migration in sending, transit and receiving societies. Issues of ethnic diversity, pluralism, and social equity are highlighted. The Minor is interdisciplinary in content and method; through data-driven coursework and experiential learning, students will develop a suite of transferable skills in research design, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and written, oral, and digital communication.  Paired with a discipline-specific Major, graduates of the program will have a comparative advantage in the labour market and graduate school market due to concrete training and experience in research and data analysis, and knowledge of migration and ethnic diversity grounded in material conditions.

Program Advisor: Janet Roopnarinesingh  janetr@utsc.utoronto.ca

Program Restrictions
Students in the Minor in Migration and Ethnic Diversity may count only 1.0 credit in Sociology courses, from the following list, towards completion of the program: SOCA01H3, SOCA02H3, SOCB05H3

Program Requirements
 
The program in Migration and Ethnic Diversity requires completion of 4.0 full credits as follows:

1.  1.0 credit from the following:
ANTA02H3 Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
GASA01H3/HISA06H3 Introducing Global Asia and its Histories
GASA02H3 Introduction to Global Asia Studies
GGRA02H3 The Geography of Global Processes
HISA04H3 Themes in World History I
HISA05H3 Themes in World History II
HLTA02H3 Foundations in Health Studies I
HLTA03H3 Foundations in Health Studies II
POLA01H3 Critical Issues in Politics I
POLA02H3 Critical Issues in Politics II
SOCA01H3 Introduction to Sociology I
SOCA02H3 Introduction to Sociology II

2.  0.5 credit as follows:
SOCB60H3 Issues in Migration & Ethnic Diversity

3.  0.5 credit from the following:
ANTB19H3 Ethnography and the Comparative Study of Human Societies
ANTB20H3 Culture, Politics and Globalization
GGRB02H3 The Logic of Geographical Thought
HISB03H3 Critical Writing and Research for Historians
HLTB15H3 Introduction to Health Research Methodology
SOCB05H3 Logic of Social Inquiry

4.  0.5 credit from the following:
SOCB53H3 Race and Ethnicity
GGRA35H3 The Great Scarborough Mashup: People, Place, Community, Experience
ANTB16H3 Canadian Cultural Identities
GASB53H3 Mughals and the World, 1500-1858 AD

5.  1.0 credit from the following:
ANTC34H3 The Anthropology of Transnationalism
CITC01H3 Urban Communities and Neighbourhoods Case Study: East Scarborough
GASC59H3 Being Tamil: Race, Culture, Nation
GASD01H3 Senior Seminar: Topics in Global Asian Cultures
GASD56H3 'Coolies' and Others: Asian Labouring Diasporas in the British Empire
GGRC56H3 Spaces of Travel: Unsettling Migration, Tourism, and Everyday Mobilities
GGRD19H3 Spaces of Multiraciality: Critical Mixed Race Theory
HISB14H3 Edible History: History of Global Foodways
HISC11H3 Multiculturalism and Cultural Identities in the Greek and Roman Worlds
HISC36H3 People in Motion: Immigrants and Migrants in U.S History
HISD31H3 Thinking of Diversity: Perspectives on American Pluralisms
HISD35H3 The Politics of American Immigration, 1865-present
HLTD06H3 Special Topics in Migration and Public Health
POLD52H3 Immigration and Canadian Political Development
SOCC25H3 Ethnicity, Race and Migration
SOCC34H3 Migrations & Transnationalisms
SOCC52H3 International Migration & Immigrant Incorporation
SOCC55H3 Special Topics in Race and Ethnicity

6.  0.5 credit from the following:
SOCD15H3 Advanced Seminar in Migration and Ethnicity
SOCD21H3 Immigrant Scarborough

Sociology Courses


SOCA01H3    Introduction to Sociology I

An introduction to the basic concepts, principles and methods of Sociology as a discipline for the study of society. Sociology I covers theory, methods, culture, social interaction and social stratification.

Exclusion: SOC101Y
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCA02H3    Introduction to Sociology II

Sociology II applies the ideas from Sociology I to social institutions and processes. Topics covered include race and ethnicity, gender, urbanisation, globalisation, population and deviant behaviour.

Prerequisite: SOCA01H3
Exclusion: SOC101Y
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCB05H3    Logic of Social Inquiry

This course introduces the logic of sociological research and surveys the major quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Students learn to evaluate the validity of research findings, develop research questions and select appropriate research designs.

Prerequisite: [SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3 and enrolment in a Sociology program] or [any 4.0 credits and enrolment in the Minor in Migration and Ethnic Diversity]
Exclusion: SOC200H, SOC200Y, (SOCB40H3), (SOCB41H3)
Enrolment Limits: 170
Breadth Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning

SOCB22H3    Sociology of Gender

This course examines gender as a sociological category that organizes and, at the same time, is organized by, micro and macro forces. By examining how gender intersects with race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, age, and other dimensions, we analyze the constitution and evolution of gendered ideology and practice.

Prerequisite: [SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3] or [WSTA01H3 and WSTA03H3]
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCB26H3    Sociology of Education

This course offers a sociological perspective on a familiar experience: attending school. It examines the stated and hidden purposes of schooling; explores how learning in schools is organized; evaluates the drop-out problem; the determinants of educational success and failure; and, it looks at connections between school and work.

Prerequisite: SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3
Enrolment Limits: 170
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCB30H3    Political Sociology

An examination of power in its social context. Specific attention is devoted to how and under what conditions power is exercised, reproduced and transformed, as well as the social relations of domination, oppression, resistance and solidarity. Selected topics may include: nations, states, parties, institutions, citizenship, and social movements.

Prerequisite: SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3
Enrolment Limits: 170
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCB42H3    Classic Sociological Theory I

The development of classic sociological theory from its Enlightenment origins to the eve of the 20th century. Special emphasis is placed on the work of Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Auguste Comte. Special tutorials are devoted to learning the craft of effective writing.

Prerequisite: SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3 and enrolment in a Sociology program
Exclusion: SOC203Y
Enrolment Limits: 170
Breadth Requirement: History, Philosophy & Cultural Studies

SOCB43H3    Classic Sociological Theory II

The development of classic sociological theory from the end of the 19th century to the eve of World War II. Special emphasis is placed on the work of Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Georg Simmel, and G.H. Mead. Special tutorials are devoted to learning the craft of effective writing.

Prerequisite: SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3 and SOCB42H3 and enrolment in a Sociology program
Exclusion: SOC203Y
Enrolment Limits: 170
Breadth Requirement: History, Philosophy & Cultural Studies

SOCB44H3    Sociology of Cities and Urban Life

A theoretical and empirical examination of the processes of urbanization and suburbanization. Considers classic and contemporary approaches to the ecology and social organization of the pre-industrial, industrial, corporate and postmodern cities.

Prerequisite: [SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3] or [any 4.0 credits and enrolment in the Minor in Culture, Creativity, and Cities, or the Major/Major Co-op in City Studies]
Exclusion: SOC205Y
Enrolment Limits: 170
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCB47H3    Social Inequality

A sociological examination of the ways in which individuals and groups have been differentiated and ranked historically and cross-culturally. Systems of differentiation and devaluation examined may include gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, citizenship/legal status, and ability/disability.

Prerequisite: [SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3] or [any 4.0 credits and enrolment in the Major/Major Co-op in Public Policy]
Exclusion: SOC301Y
Enrolment Limits: 170
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCB49H3    Sociology of Family

This course explores the family as a social institution, which shapes and at the same time is shaped by, the society in North America. Specific attention will be paid to family patterns in relation to class, gender, and racial/ethnic stratifications. Selected focuses include: socialization; courtship; heterosexual, gay and lesbian relations; gender division of labour; immigrant families; childbearing and childrearing; divorce; domestic violence; elderly care.

Prerequisite: [SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3] or [WSTA01H3 and WSTA03H3]
Exclusion: SOC214Y
Enrolment Limits: 170
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCB50H3    Deviance and Normality I

This course explores how deviance and normality is constructed and contested in everyday life. The course revolves around the themes of sexuality, gender, poverty, race and intoxication. Particular attention will be paid to the role of official knowledge in policing social norms.

Prerequisite: SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3
Exclusion: SOC212Y
Enrolment Limits: 170
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCB51H3    Deviance and Normality II

This course explores how deviance and normality is constructed and contested in everyday life. The course revolves around the themes of sexuality, gender, poverty, race and intoxication. Particular attention will be paid to the role of official knowledge in policing social norms.

Prerequisite: SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3
Exclusion: SOC212Y
Enrolment Limits: 170
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCB53H3    Race and Ethnicity

The course draws on a geographically varied set of case studies to consider both the historical development and contemporary state of the sociological field of race, racialization and ethnic relations.

Prerequisite: [SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3] or [any 4.0 credits and enrolment in the Minor in Migration and Ethnic Diversity]
Exclusion: SOC210Y
Enrolment Limits: 170
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCB54H3    Sociology of Work

Economic activity drives human society. This course explores the nature of work, how it is changing, and the impact of changes on the transition from youth to adult life. It also examines racism in the workplace, female labour force participation, and why we call some jobs 'professions', but not others.

Prerequisite: SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3
Exclusion: SOC207Y, SOC317Y, SOC370Y
Enrolment Limits: 170
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCB58H3    Sociology of Culture

An introduction to various ways that sociologists think about and study culture. Topics will include the cultural aspects of a wide range of social phenomena - including inequality, gender, economics, religion, and organizations. We will also discuss sociological approaches to studying the production, content, and audiences of the arts and media.

Prerequisite: [SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3] or [any 4.0 credits and enrolment in the Minor in Culture, Creativity, and Cities]
Exclusion: (SOCC18H3), SOC360Y
Enrolment Limits: 170
Breadth Requirement: History, Philosophy & Cultural Studies

SOCB60H3    Issues in Migration & Ethnic Diversity

The course examines the cultural, demographic, and political causes and consequences of migration; laws and government policies shaping migration and refugee flows; demographic, social, cultural, and legal dimensions of migration; and issues of integration and ethnic diversity from historical and contemporary perspectives.

Prerequisite: Completion of 1.0 credit from the following courses [SOCA01H3, SOCA02H3, ANTA02H3, GGRA02H3, GASA01H3/HISA06H3, GASA02H3, HISA04H3, HISA05H3]
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
NOTE: Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Minor in Migration & Ethnic Diversity. Additional students will be admitted as space permits.

SOCC03H3    Collective Behaviour

The study of uninstitutionalized group behaviour - crowds, panics, crazes, riots and the genesis of social movements.
This course has been designated an Applied Writing Skills Course.

Prerequisite: [SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)]] and [1.0 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

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.

Prerequisite: [SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)] or STAB22H3] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]
Recommended Preparation: SOCB22H3 or SOCB49H3
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCC09H3    Sociology of Gender and Work

Explores the interaction of gender and work, both paid and unpaid work. Critically assesses some cases for central theoretical debates and recent research. Considers gender differences in occupational and income attainment, housework, the relation of work and family, gender and class solidarity, and the construction of gender identity through occupational roles.

Prerequisite: [SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)] or STAB22H3] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]
Exclusion: SOC366H
Recommended Preparation: SOCB22H3 or SOCB49H3
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCC11H3    Policing and Security

This course examines the character of policing and security programs in advanced liberal democracies. Attention will be paid to the nature and enforcement of modern law by both state and private agents of order, as well as the dynamics of the institutions of the criminal justice system. This course has been designated an Applied Writing Skills Course.

Prerequisite: [SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)]] and [1.0 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]
Exclusion: SOC213Y, SOC306Y
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCC15H3    Work, Employment and Society

An upper level course that examines a number of critical issues and important themes in the sociological study of work. Topics covered will include: the changing nature and organization of work, precarious employment, different forms of worker organizing and mobilization, the professions, the transition from school to work.

Prerequisite: [SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)] or STAB22H3] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]
Recommended Preparation: SOCB54H3
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
NOTE: Priority will be given to students enrolled in Sociology programs.

SOCC23H3    Practicum in Qualitative Research Methods

This course provides students with hands-on experience conducting qualitative research. Each student will design and carry out a research project. Students will select their own research questions, review the relevant sociological literature, develop a research design, and conduct qualitative research, analyze, write up and present their findings.
This course has been designated an Applied Writing Skills Course.

Prerequisite: [10.0 credits including SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3 and SOCB05H3] and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.3
Exclusion: SOC302H, (SOCD23H3)
Enrolment Limits: 15
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCC24H3    Sociology of Gender and Families

A theoretical and empirical examination of different forms of family and gender relations. Of special interest is the way in which the institution of the family produces and reflects gendered inequalities in society. Themes covered include changes and continuities in family and gender relations, micro-level dynamics and macro-level trends in family and gender, as well as the interplay of structure and agency.

Prerequisite: [SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)]] and [1.0 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]
Recommended Preparation: SOCB22H3 or SOCB49H3
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCC25H3    Ethnicity, Race and Migration

A theoretical and empirical examination of ethnic identity formation, race and racism, and their relationship to international migration.

Prerequisite: [[SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)] or STAB22H3] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]] or [SOCB60H3 and an additional 8.0 credits and enrolment in the Minor in Migration and Ethnic Diversity]
Recommended Preparation: SOCB22H3 or SOCB49H3
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCC26H3    Sociology of Urban Cultural Policies

A popular civic strategy in transforming post-industrial cities has been the deployment of culture and the arts as tools for urban regeneration. In this course, we analyze culture-led development both as political economy and as policy discourse. Topics include the creative city; spectacular consumption spaces; the re-use of historic buildings; cultural clustering and gentrification; eventful cities; and urban 'scenes'.

Prerequisite: [[SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)] or STAB22H3] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]] or [SOCB58H3 and enrolment in the Minor in Culture, Creativity, and Cities] or [CITB02H3 and enrolment in the Major/Major Co-op in City Studies]
Exclusion: SOC386Y
Recommended Preparation: SOCB44H3
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCC27H3    Sociology of Suburbs and Suburbanization

This course examines the political economy of suburban development, the myth and reality of suburbanism as a way of life, the working class suburb, the increasing diversity of suburban communities, suburbia and social exclusion, and the growth of contemporary suburban forms such as gated communities and lifestyle shopping malls.

Prerequisite: [[SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)] or STAB22H3] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]] or [SOCB58H3 and enrolment in the Minor in Culture, Creativity, and Cities] or [CITB02H3 and enrolment in the Major/Major Co-op in City Studies]
Recommended Preparation: SOCB22H3 or SOCB49H3
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCC29H3    Special Topics in Sociology of Family

 Sociological analyses of diverse family patterns across historical time and geographic space are offered under this course.  Topics covered may include family structure, socialization, marriage, divorce, the gender division of labor, inheritance, and alternative family forms.  Special attention is given to sociological theories accounting for dynamics within and across families.  Please see the Sociology Department website for a listing of the course topic for current and upcoming semesters.

Prerequisite: [SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)] or STAB22H3] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCC30H3    Criminal Behaviour

The young figure prominently in people's views about, and fears of, crime. This course examines definitions of crime, how crime problems are constructed and measured. It looks at schools and the street as sites of criminal behaviour, and considers how we often react to crime in the form of moral panics.
This course has been designated an Applied Writing Skills Course.

Prerequisite: [SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)]] and [1.0 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]
Exclusion: SOC306Y
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCC31H3    Practicum in Quantitative Research Methods

This course provides students with hands-on experience conducting quantitative research. Each student will design and carry out a research project using secondary data. Students will select their own research questions, review the relevant sociological literature, develop a research design, conduct statistical analyses and write up and present their findings.
This course has been designated an Applied Writing Skills Course.

Prerequisite: [10.0 credits including SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3 and SOCB05H3 and [STAB22H3 or (SOCB06H3)]] and [a cumulative GPA of at least 2.3]
Exclusion: SOC300H, (SOCD31H3)
Enrolment Limits: 15
Breadth Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning

SOCC34H3    Migrations & Transnationalisms

Examines the relationship between contemporary modes of international migration and the formation of transnational social relations and social formations. Considers the impact of trans-nationalisms on families, communities, nation-states, etc.
This course has been designated an Applied Writing Skills Course.

Prerequisite: [[SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)]] and [1.0 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3), IDSB01H3]] or [SOCB60H3 and an additional 8.0 credits and enrolment in the Minor in Migration and Ethnic Diversity]
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCC37H3    Environment and Society

This course links studies in the classical sociology of resources and territory (as in the works of Harold Innis, S.D. Clark, and the Chicago School), with modern topics in ecology and environmentalism. The course will include empirical research, and theoretical issues, in the relationship of various social systems to their natural environments.

Prerequisite: [[SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)] or STAB22H3] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]] or [any 8.0 credits and enrolment in the Major/Major Co-op in Public Policy]
Exclusion: SOC385H
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCC38H3    Gender and Education

An examination of a number of key issues in the sociology of education, focusing particularly upon gender and higher education.

Prerequisite: [SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)] or STAB22H3] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCC40H3    Contemporary Sociological Theory

This course surveys key topics in contemporary sociological theory. The development of sociological theory from the end of World War II to the late 1960's. Special attention is devoted to the perspectives of Functionalism, Conflict Theory and Symbolic Interactionism.
This course has been designated an Applied Writing Skills Course.

Prerequisite: [SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)]] and [1.0 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]
Exclusion: (SOCC05Y3)
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCC44H3    Media and Society

Provides an introduction to the emergence, organization and regulation of various media forms; social determinants and effects of media content; responses of media audiences; and other contemporary media issues.

Prerequisite: [[SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)] or STAB22H3] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]] or SOCB58H3 and enrolment in the Minor in Culture, Creativity, and Cities]
Exclusion: (SOCB56H3), (SOCB57H3)
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCC45H3    Youth and Society

This course examines youth as a social category, a critical stage in the life course. Topics to be covered include: Youth and music, health, work and politics.

Prerequisite: [SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)] or STAB22H3] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
NOTE: Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Sociology programs.

SOCC52H3    International Migration and Immigrant Incorporation

The course provides an overview of competing theories and concepts in the field of international migration and immigrant incorporation. Discussion puts the Canadian case in comparative perspective. Topics include global migration flows, refugeeship, citizenship and non-citizenship, economic incorporation, children of immigrants, and social exclusion.

Prerequisite: [[SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)] or STAB22H3] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]] or [SOCB60H3 and an additional 8.0 credits and enrolment in the Minor in Migration and Ethnic Diversity]
Exclusion: (SOCB52H3) and SOC210Y
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCC54H3    Special Topics in Sociology of Culture

Sociological analysis of the role of culture in societies is offered under this course. Topics may include the study of material cultures such as works of art, religious symbols, or styles of clothing, or non-material cultures such as the values, norms, rituals, and beliefs that orient action and social life.

Prerequisite: [SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)] or STAB22H3] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
NOTE: Please see the Sociology Department website at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~socsci/ for a listing of the course topics for current and upcoming semesters.

SOCC55H3    Special Topics in Race and Ethnicity

This course addresses key concepts and debates in the research on race and ethnicity. Topics covered may include historical and global approaches to: assimilation, ethnic relations, intersectionality, racialization, and scientific racism.

Prerequisite: [[SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)] or STAB22H3] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]] or [SOCB60H3 and an additional 8.0 credits and enrolment in the Minor in Migration and Ethnic Diversity]
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
NOTE: Please see the Sociology Department website at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~socsci/ for a listing of the course topics for current and upcoming semesters.

SOCC58H3    Global Transformations: Politics, Economy and Society

A sociological examination of contemporary global transformations including changing social, economic, and political conditions. Topics examined may include the shifting nature of state-society relations in a global context; the emergence of globally-integrated production, trade and financial systems; and the dynamics of local and transnational movements for global social change.
This course has been designated as a Writing Skills course.

Prerequisite: [SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)]] and [1.0 credit from the following: SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)]
Exclusion: SOC236H
Enrolment Limits: 60
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCD01H3    Advanced Seminar in Culture and Cities

This course offers an in-depth examination of selected topics in Culture and Cities. Check the department website for details at: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/sociology/programs.

Prerequisite: SOCB05H3 and [1.0 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, SOCB44H3, SOCB58H3, (SOCC39H3)] and [SOCC44H3 or SOCC54H3] and [an additional 0.5 credit at the C-level in Sociology]
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
NOTE: Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Specialist and Major programs in Sociology. Additional students will be admitted as space permits.

SOCD05H3    Advanced Seminar in Criminology and Sociology of Law

This course offers an in-depth examination of selected topics in Criminology and Sociology of Law.  Check the department website for details at: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/sociology/programs.

Prerequisite: SOCB05H3 and [1.0 credit from the following: [SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, SOCB50H3, SOCB51H3, (SOCC39H3)] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCC03H3, SOCC11H3, SOCC30H3, SOCC45H3] and [an additional 0.5 credit at the C-level in Sociology]
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
NOTE: Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Specialist and Major programs in Sociology. Additional students will be admitted as space permits.

SOCD10H3    Advanced Seminar in Gender and Family

This course offers an in-depth examination of selected topics in Gender and Family.  Check the department website for details at: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/sociology/programs.

Prerequisite: SOCB05H3 and [1.0 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCC09H3, SOCC24H3, SOCC29H3, SOCC38H3] and [an additional 0.5 credit at the C-level in Sociology]
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
NOTE: Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Specialist and Major programs in Sociology. Additional students will be admitted as space permits.

SOCD15H3    Advanced Seminar in Migration and Ethnicity

This course offers an in-depth examination of selected topics in Migration and Ethnicity. Students will be required to conduct independent research based on primary and/or secondary data sources. Check the department website for details at: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/sociology/programs.

Prerequisite: [SOCB05H3 and [1.0 credit from the following: [SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCC25H3, SOCC34H3, SOCC52H3, SOCC55H3] and [an additional 0.5 credit at the C-level in Sociology]] or [SOCB60H3 and an additional 15.0 credits and enrolment in the Minor in Migration and Ethnic Diversity]
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
NOTE: Priority will be given first to students enrolled in the Minor in Migration and Ethnic Diversity, then to students in the Specialist and Major programs in Sociology. Additional students will be admitted as space permits.

SOCD20H3    Advanced Seminar: Social Change and Gender Relations in Chinese Societies

This seminar examines the transformation and perpetuation of gender relations in contemporary Chinese societies. It pays specific attention to gender politics at the micro level and structural changes at the macro level through in-depth readings and research.
Same as GASD20H3

Prerequisite: [SOCB05H3 and one C-level course in SOC] OR [GASA01H3 and GASA02H3 and one C-level course from the options in requirement #2 of the Specialist or Major programs in Global Asia Studies]
Exclusion: GASD20H3
Recommended Preparation: GASB20H3 and GASC20H3
Enrolment Limits: 20

SOCD21H3    Immigrant Scarborough

This course will teach students how to conduct in-depth, community-based research on the social, political, cultural and economic lives of immigrants. Students will learn how to conduct qualitative research including participant observation, semi-structured interviews and focus groups. Students will also gain valuable experience linking hands-on research to theoretical debates about migration, transnationalism and multicultural communities. Check the department website for details at: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/sociology/programs.

Prerequisite: [SOCB05H3 and [1.0 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCC25H3, SOCC34H3, SOCC52H3, SOCC55H3] and [an additional 0.5 credit at the C-level in Sociology]] or [SOCB60H3 and an additional 15.0 credits and enrolment in the Minor in Migration and Ethnic Diversity]
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
NOTE: For a listing of the course topics for current and upcoming semesters check the Department's website at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/sociology/

SOCD25H3    Advanced Seminar in Economy, Politics and Society

This course offers an in-depth examination of selected topics in Economy, Politics and Society.  Check the department website for details at: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/sociology/programs.

Prerequisite: SOCB05H3 and [1.0 credit from the following: [SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCC04H3, SOCC15H3, SOCC58H3] and [an additional 0.5 credit at the C-level in Sociology]
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
NOTE: Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Specialist and Major programs in Sociology. Additional students will be admitted as space permits.

SOCD40H3    Supervised Independent Research

Independent research using field methods, survey analysis, library or archival research; regular supervision of data collection and analysis; final written research report. Intended for upper level students with well above average performance in sociology and whose interests or needs are not met by other sociology courses being offered.

Prerequisite: Completion of at least 15.0 full credits including SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3 and [STAB22H3 or (SOCB06H3)] and [[SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)]] and SOCB42H3 and SOCB43H3; and permission of the instructor; and permission of the sociology supervisor of studies.
Exclusion: SOC390Y, SOC391H, SOC392H

SOCD41H3    Supervised Independent Research

Independent research using field methods, survey analysis, library or archival research; regular supervision of data collection and analysis; final written research report. Intended for upper level students with well above average performance in sociology and whose interests or needs are not met by other sociology courses being offered.

Prerequisite: Completion of at least 15.0 full credits including SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3 and [STAB22H3 or (SOCB06H3)] and [[SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)]] and SOCB42H3 and SOCB43H3; and permission of the instructor; and permission of the sociology supervisor of studies.
Exclusion: SOC390Y, SOC391H, SOC392H

SOCD42H3    Advanced Seminar in Sociological Theory

This course offers an in depth exploration of significant topics in contemporary and/or sociological theory. Check the department website for details at: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/sociology/programs.

Prerequisite: [SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)]] and [1.0 credit from the following: [SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)] and [0.5 credit from the following: SOCC03H3, SOCC40H3, SOCC58H3] and [an additional 0.5 credit at the C-level in Sociology]
NOTE: For a listing of the course topics for current and upcoming semesters check the Department's website at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/sociology/

SOCD44H3    Advanced Seminar on Issues in Contemporary Sociology

Exploration of current debates and controversies surrounding recent scholarly developments in Sociology. Check the department website for details at: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/sociology/programs.

Prerequisite: [SOCB05H3 or [(SOCB40H3) and (SOCB41H3)]] and [1.0 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB47H3, (SOCC39H3)] and [an additional 1.0 credit at the C-level in Sociology]
NOTE: For a listing of the course topics for current and upcoming semesters check the Department's website at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/sociology/

SOCD50H3    Research Seminar: Realizing the Sociological Imagination

This course presents students with the opportunity to integrate and apply their sociological knowledge and skills through conducting independent research. In a step-by-step process, each student will design and conduct an original research study. The course is especially suited for those students interested in pursuing graduate studies or professional careers involving research skills.

Prerequisite: 12.0 credits including SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3 and SOCB05H3 and [STAB22H3 or (SOCB06H3)] and [SOCC23H3 or SOCC31H3] and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7
Enrolment Limits: 15
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences

SOCD51H3    Capstone Seminar in Culture, Creativity, and Cities

This course provides a hands-on learning experience with data collection, analysis, and dissemination on topics discussed in the Minor in Culture, Creativity, and Cities. It involves substantial group and individual-based learning, and may cover topics as diverse as the role of cultural fairs and festivals in the city of Toronto, the efficacy of arts organizations, current trends in local cultural labour markets, artistic markets inside and outside of the downtown core, food culture, and analysis of governmental datasets on arts participation in the city.

Prerequisite: 15.0 credits completed, including [[SOCB58H3 and SOCC26H3] or [SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3 and SOCB05H3]] and [1.0 credit from the following: SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, SOCB30H3, SOCB47H3]
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
NOTE: Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Minor in Culture, Creativity, and Cities followed by Specialist and Major programs in Sociology. Additional students will be admitted as space permits.

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