Our Sociology program provides a fundamental study of sociology, a study of Canadian society, and an introduction to sociological theory.
COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITS
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
An introduction to the discipline of sociology, beginning with an overview of sociological theory and methods. The main part of the course focuses on key substantive areas of the discipline, and compares current Canadian sociological data with findings from elsewhere. Students learn to see themselves and the world in which they live through various sociological perspectives.
Transfers to: UBC SOCI 100A, SFU SOCI 150, UNBC SOCI 100 level, and UVic SOCI 100A.
SOCI 103 Canadian Society (3)
The study of Canada as a developed, ethnically diverse, and multicultural society, with special attention to the adaptation experiences of its Asian immigrant groups and their descendants: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, and South Asian.
Transfers to: SFU SOCI 100, UNBC SOCI 100 level, and UVic SOCI 103.
ALEX SOCI 100 + ALEX SOCI 103 = UBC 100 (6).
SOCI 210 Crime and Society (3)
An introduction to the study of crime, criminality and corrections in the context of contemporary Canadian society. The aim of the course is to promote critical thinking about official responses to crime.
Transfers to: UBC SOCI 250, SFU SA 100 level, UNBC SOSC 200 level, and UVic SOCI 210.
SOCI 220 Social Movements and Social Change (3)
Social movements are an important means by which ordinary people in civil society organize to shape public policy and bring about social change. They typically represent attempts by the normal powerless to challenge entrenched institutions and dominant members of society. This course will examine some current and historical social movements - reformist, redemptive, and revolutionary - in which people have joined together to struggle for or against social change. Examples of activist collective behaviour will be drawn from many places and times but course materials will focus on contemporary movements in North America and abroad.
Transfers to: UBC SOCI 2nd, SFU SA 2XX, UNBC SOSC 2XX, UVic SOCI 316, and VIU SOCI 2ND.