Sociology

General Information and Curriculum

Unless otherwise indicated, students must complete SOCI 1001 before taking any sociology courses at the 2000 level or above. Students are required to complete at least 3 term-courses in Sociology at the lower level (1000–2000 courses) before enrolling in any upper level Sociology courses. Students who are not majoring or honouring in Sociology will be admitted to a 4000 level course only if they have completed 6 term-courses of Sociology and have consulted with the instructor. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required for all sociology courses taken to meet the Majors, Honours requirements or prerequisites.

Admission to Major, Double Major and Honours Options

Students apply for permission to Major in Sociology in the term in which they complete 20 term-course of study. In addition to SOCI 1001, students intending to Major or Honour in Sociology must have completed at least 3 term-courses in Sociology with a grade of C or better prior to admission into the program.

NOTE: Most courses have a prerequisite; students are responsible for ensuring they have completed the appropriate prerequisites.

Major
Students choosing Sociology as a Major must have their program approved by the Department, and must complete a minimum of 14 term- courses in Sociology, including the following required 6 term-courses:

SOCI 1001 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 3000 Theoretical Foundations of Sociology
SOCI 3104 Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
SOCI 3105 Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences
1 term-course 4000 Level Sociology Courses

Double Major

A student who wishes to do a double major in Sociology and another discipline must complete 12 term-courses of Sociology, including all compulsory courses for the single major in Sociology.

Honours
Students must apply to the Department for permission to honour in Sociology in the term in which they complete 20 term-courses of studies. Only under exceptional circumstances will students be permitted to enter the Honours program after this time.

To be eligible to apply for the Honours program in Sociology, a student must meet the requirements for admission to the major and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3. The decision to admit a student to the Honours program rests with the Sociology faculty.

For the award of a High Honours degree, a grade point average of 3.6 is required in Sociology courses above the introductory level and for an Honours degree an average of 3.3 is required. In both cases a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 is required.

Students choosing to Honour in Sociology must have their program approved by the Department, and must complete a minimum of 16 term-courses in Sociology including the following required 10 term-courses and an honours thesis:

SOCI 1001 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 3000 Theoretical Foundations of Sociology
SOCI 3104 Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
SOCI 3105 Qualitative methods in the Social Sciences
SOCI 4014 Designing Research Proposals
SOCI 4015 Honours Thesis
3 additional term-courses of 4000 level SOCI courses.

An honours thesis is required in the Final Year.