Sociology

Department of Sociology

General Office: Tilley Hall, Room 20
Mailing Address: Department of Sociology,
University of New Brunswick,
P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, N.B.,
Canada, E3B 5A3 
Phone: (506) 453-4849
Email:  socio@unb.ca
Website: http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/departments/sociology/index.html 
Chair: Dr. Lucia Tramonte

 Faculty

  • Ballucci, Dale, BA (Guelph), MA (Wind), PhD (Alta), Adjunct - 2011
  • Bowden, Gary, BA (W. Wash), MA, PhD (Calg), Assoc Prof - 1990
  • Crouse, Dan, BES (Waterloo), MES (Waterloo), PhD (McGill), RA - 2015
  • Dafnos, Tia, BA (U of T), MA, PhD (York), Asst Prof - 2015
  • Gill, Carmen, BA, MA, PhD (Qc), Prof - 2004
  • Gupta, Neeru, BSc, PhD (Montr), Health Research Chair in Diabetes - 2016
  • Haan, Michael, BA (Dordt), MA (Wind), PhD (Tor), Adjunct - 2010
  • Hardy, Nick, BA, MA (Essex), PhD (Qu), Asst Prof - 2013
  • Harrison, Deborah, BA (Qu), MA, PhD (York), Adjunct Prof - 1995
  • Hofmann, David, BA (Western), MSc (U de Montreal), PhD (Waterloo), Asst Prof - 2016
  • Holtmann, Cathy, BA (Winnipeg), MDiv (St Michael's), MA (UNB), PhD (UNB), Assoc Prof & Dir MMF Ctr for Family Violence Research - 2015
  • Low, Jacqueline, BA, MA (Conc.), PhD (McM), Prof - 2001
  • Miedema, Baukje, BA, MA, PhD (UNB), Adjunct - 2011
  • Nason-Clark, Nancy, BSc (Houghton Col. NY), MA (Wat), PhD (Lond), Prof - 1984
  • Neilson, Linda, BA, LL.B (UNB), PhD (Lond), Prof Emerita - 1993
  • O’Donnell, Susan, BA (Ott), MA (Cardiff), Adjunct - 2004
  • Peters, Paul, BA, MA (Waterloo), PhD (Texas), Asst Prof & CRC - 2014
  • Reddick, Andy, BA (Qu, Car), MA, PhD (Carl), Adjunct - 2012
  • Rehorick, David A., BA, MA, PhD (Alta), Prof Emeritus - 1974
  • Thériault, Luc, BA (Qc), M.Sc (Montr), PhD (Tor), Prof - 2005
  • Tramonte, Lucia, BA, MA, PhD(UNIMI), Assoc Prof - 2009
  • van den Hoonaard, Will C., BA (UNB), MA (Mem), PhD (Manc), Prof Emeritus - 1979

General Sociology Curriculm Information

The Sociology Department curriculum is divided into different levels that students should be aware of when choosing courses in which to enroll. By selecting the courses most appropriate to a student’s level of existing sociological knowledge and current level of undergraduate study, students will have a much more rewarding learning experience. If in any doubt, contact the Sociology Undergraduate Director or a particular course Instructor for enrolment guidance. 

Introductory Level Courses

Courses numbered in the 1000s – e.g., SOCI 1503 ‘Sociological Perspectives’ – are considered Introductory Level courses. A course at this level is designed with the assumption that students have no or very little background in sociology and is taught in a way that builds up knowledge of sociology. Courses may cover a variety of topics year by year, but all will help develop sociological thinking and reasoning.

1000-level courses are excellent for First-Year Arts Faculty students as well as First-, Second-, or even Third-Year students from other Faculties.

Foundation-Level Courses

Courses numbered in the 2000s – e.g., SOCI 2603 ‘Sociology of Deviance’ – are considered to be ‘core’ sociology subjects and topics and are designed to give students a firm basis on which to continue studies in sociology as well as, potentially, other Arts Faculty subjects. Foundation-Level courses focus more heavily upon a single topic (in contrast to the more general 1000-level courses), enabling students to get a firm grasp of key issues in a particular subject or topic area.

2000-level courses are recommended for students who have taken 6ch or more of 1000-level Sociology courses and/or who have already completed 30ch or more of undergraduate study.

Advanced-Level Courses

Courses numbered in the 3000s and 4000s – e.g., SOCI 3373 ‘Sociology of Policing and Security’ or SOCI 4334 ‘Education and Society’ – are considered to be Advanced-Level courses in sociology. At the 3000 level, courses develop abilities to conduct sociological inquiry by building upon the knowledge and skills gained in previous studies. These courses go into much more depth about the topics and subjects students are examining. At the 4000 level, courses are designed to enable students to engage at the highest undergraduate level, using clear and precise analytical and critical reasoning.

Minor, Majors, and Honours Programs


Minor

The Minor in Sociology consists of 24 ch in Sociology. Enrolment in a Sociology Minor must be approved by the Sociology Undergraduate Director. Of the 24ch required for a Minor, at least 12 ch must be Advanced-Level courses.

Major

Students intending to take a Single or Double Major in Sociology are usually expected to have completed at least 12 ch of Sociology courses prior to entering their Major. Students must contact the Sociology Undergraduate Director for approval and to register for the Major.

Majors

• Single Majors must complete a minimum of 36 ch of Sociology, of which 24 ch must be Advanced-Level courses.
• Double Majors must complete a minimum of 30 ch of Sociology of which 21 ch must be Advanced-Level courses.
Permission may be granted by the Sociology Undergraduate Director for a student to count up to 6ch of 3000-level or 4000-level courses in a related subject as counting towards Sociology Major requirements.

The following courses are compulsory for a student to graduate with a Single and Double Major: SOCI 3004SOCI 3014, SOCI 3103, SOCI 4011, and SOCI 4022.
Students must complete the required number of credit hours with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better.

Honours

Students intending to take a Single or Joint Honours in Sociology are usually expected to have completed at least 12ch of Sociology courses, have a 3.3 GPA or better in Sociology courses (not including 1000-level courses), and to have a 2.7 GPA or better across their other undergraduate courses. Entry for non-Arts Faculty students or for students having taken a large number of non-Arts Faculty courses might still be approved by the Sociology Undergraduate Director even if their GPA is below 3.0. Students must contact the Sociology Undergraduate Director for approval and to register for the Honours program.

  • Single Honours students must complete a minimum of 42ch in Sociology, of which a minimum of 36ch must be at the Advanced Level. (If a student takes the optional 6ch SOCI 5000 ‘Honours Thesis’, the required minimum of Advanced-Level courses is reduced to 30ch.)
  • Joint Honours students must complete 30ch of Sociology courses, of which a minimum of 24ch must be at the Advanced Level. (If a student takes the optional 6ch SOCI 5000 ‘Honours Thesis’, the required minimum of Advanced-Level courses is reduced to 18ch.)

The following courses are compulsory for a student to graduate with Single or Joint Honours in Sociology: SOCI 3004SOCI 3014SOCI 4011, SOCI 4022, and SOCI 4004.

There is an option in both the Single and the Joint Honours programs that a student may research and write an Honours Thesis (SOCI 5000). The project should produce a 40-60 pp manuscript and must be approved by the Sociology Department. If taken, this option reduces the number of required credit hours (as listed above) and is only available to students with a 3.6 CGPA.

Students must complete the required number of Sociology courses with a GPA of 3.3 or better and with an overall GPA of 2.7 or better on their general transcript. For a First Class Honours standing, students must maintain a GPA of 3.6 or above in their required Sociology courses and a GPA of 2.7 or above in their remaining courses.

(For further Arts Faculty regulations, please see the following link: http://www.unb.ca/academics/calendar/undergraduate/current/frederictonprograms/bachelorofarts/index.html)