Academic Calendar

Sociology Major

Total credits required for major - 42 to 60 credits with a minimum of 36 senior-level credits.

A minimum of six credits must be completed at the 400- level. Students can use a maximum of 3 credits from SOCI 496, SOCI 497, and SOCI 498 to fulfill the minimum 400-level requirement.

SOCI 496, SOCI 497, and SOCI 498 can be taken up to two times each, but cannot be used in combination more than four times to fulfill the minimum requirements of the Sociology major or either the Criminology or Family, Youth, and Diversity Streams.

Course ID Course Name Credits
Specific Major and Stream Requirements
SOCI 100Introductory Sociology3
SOCI 232Classical Sociological Theory3
SOCI 310Introduction to Social Statistics3
SOCI 315Social Research Methods3
SOCI 333Contemporary Sociological Theory3
Select either: the General Sociology Major, the Criminology Stream or the Family, Youth and Diversity Stream27-45
Total Credits42-60

General Sociology Major Requirements

Course ID Course Name Credits
Select 27 to 45 credits chosen from junior-and senior-level SOCI27-45
Total Credits27-45

Criminology Stream Requirements

Course ID Course Name Credits
Requirements
SOCI 225Criminology3
SOCI 321Youth, Crime and Society3
SOCI 327The Canadian Criminal Justice System3
Select 12 credits from the following (minimum of 9 credits):9-12
Deviance and Conformity
Contemporary Issues in Criminology
White Collar/Corporate Crime Criminality
Restorative Justice
Sociology of Law
Special Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Sociology of Punishment
Aboriginal Peoples and Justice
Advanced Topics in Deviance, Normality and Social Control
Police and the Community
Gender, Crime and Social Justice
Independent Research Proposal
Independent Research Project
Advanced Independent Study
SOCI 416Quantitative Research Methods (maximum of 3 credits)3
or SOCI 418 Qualitative Research Methods
General Criminology Stream Requirements
Select 6 to 24 credits chosen from junior-and senior-level SOCI6-24
Total Credits27-48

Family, Youth and Diversity Stream Requirements

Course ID Course Name Credits
Requirements
SOCI 271Introduction to the Family3
SOCI 301Sociology of Gender3
SOCI 361Social Inequality in Canada3
SOCI 368Race and Ethnic Relations3
SOCI 377Youth, Culture and Identity3
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Gender, Crime and Social Justice
Advanced Topics in the Sociology of Families
Advanced Topics in Youth
Independent Research Proposal
Independent Research Project
Advanced Independent Study
General Family, Youth and Diversity Stream Requirements
Select 6 to 24 credits selected from junior-and senior-level SOCI6-24
Total Credits27-45