Department of Sociology


Associate Professor and Chair S.D. Stone
Assistant Professor and Graduate
Co-ordinator
J. Liu
Professor and Dean of
Social Sciences and Humanities
T. Dunk
Professor and Co-Director of the Northern Health Human Resources Research Unit J.B. Minore
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair G. Genosko
Professors T. Dunk,
  J.B. Minore,
  R.W. Nelsen,
  C. Southcott,
  P. Wakewich (Women's Studies)
Associate Professors G. Genosko,
  S.D. Stone
Assistant Professors R. Ariss,
  J. Liu 
Adjunct Professors G. Boire,
  J. Crossman,
  H. Lemelin,
  D. Peerla,
  R. Warkentin
Professors Emeriti A.B. Chen,
  D.A. Nock,
  J.D. Stafford

 

Normally, undergraduate students may not enrol in graduate (5000 level) courses. Under special circumstances, students in the fourth year of the Sociology Honours program may be permitted to take one graduate course with the written permission of the instructor.

MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN SOCIOLOGY
Candidates are accepted under the regulations governing the Master's degrees (see page 267-269) provided they also satisfy the requirements of the Department of Sociology listed below. Applications must be submitted by February 1. Late applications may be considered for admission, but may not be considered for funding.

PROGRAMS

The department offers a Thesis Program and a Non-Thesis Program leading to the degree of Master of Arts.

A. THESIS PROGRAM

The thesis program consists of Sociology 5111 - Problems and Issues in Sociology, Sociology 5811 - Research Seminar, Sociology 5901 - Master's Thesis which carries a credit weight of two and one-half FCEs, plus one and one-half graduate full course equivalents (three half courses). With the permission of the student's supervisor and department chair, a fourth year FCE may be substituted for one FCE at the graduate level.

B. NON-THESIS PROGRAM

The non-thesis program consists of Sociology 5111 - Problems and Issues in Sociology, Sociology 5811 - Research Seminar, and Sociology 5920 - Research Paper, plus three graduate full course equivalents (six half courses). With the permission of the student's supervisor and department chair, a fourth year FCE may be substituted for one FCE at the graduate level.

COLLABORATIVE GRADUATE PROGRAM WITH SPECIALIZATION IN GERONTOLOGY
Students in the Gerontology Specialization must take Gerontology 5710 as an elective, attend Gerontology 5790 and include aging as a focus of their research thesis or research project. See the Specialization in Gerontology, page 271 for details.

COLLABORATIVE GRADUATE PROGRAM WITH SPECIALIZATION IN WOMEN'S STUDIES
The Department of Sociology offers a Specialization in Women's Studies to students registered in the Master of Arts program in Sociology. See the Specialization in Women's Studies, page 272 for details.

MA WITH GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HEALTH SERVICES AND POLICY RESEARCH
Students who wish to enter this program, should refer to the Graduate Diploma in Health Services and Policy Research, Faculty of Professional Schools Graduate Programs, page 300 of this Calendar.


GRADUATE COURSES

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

The following courses are offered for Master's programs.

(Information about Course Numbering System)

Sociology 5111
Problems and Issues in Sociology
3-0; or 3-0
A critical examination of the basic principles of sociology.
Note:
Required of all graduate students

Sociology 5113
Qualitative Methods
3-0; or 3-0
An analysis of ontological, epistemological and methodological issues to be considered in undertaking qualitative research in sociology.

Sociology 5115 (ST)
Advanced Seminar in Selected Sociological Topics
3-0; or 3-0

Sociology 5311
Sociology of the Northwestern Ontario Region
3-0; or 3-0
An examination of the social organization of Northwestern Ontario, the regional subsistence base, comparison with geo-climatically similar regions, and alternative forms our social organization could take.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

Sociology 5411
Social Change
3-0; or 3-0
Study of macro processes of social change through: an examination of transition to new forms of social organization; development of capitalist and post-capitalist forms of production; social change in different zones of the world economy; and inspection of diverse models of the social change process (e.g. mode of production vs. world systems analysis).
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

Sociology 5611
Race and Ethnic Relations
3-0; or 3-0
A study of minority-dominant relations, the nature of initial contact, and the dynamics of inter- and intra-group processes within the Canadian setting.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

Sociology 5617
Social Gerontology
3-0; or 3-0
A study of the social aspects of aging with emphasis on the Canadian setting.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

Sociology 5631
Sociology of Health and Illness
3-0; or 3-0
An examination of contemporary issues in the sociology of health and illness. Social determinants of health and access to care will be explored with attention to issues of diversity such as gender, class, region and culture.

Sociology 5651
The Body and Society
3-0; or 3-0
An examination of the body and embodiment in social theory and everyday life. Topics may include: subjectivity, identity and the body; the body as a social symbol and metaphor; discipline, resistance and the politics of the social body; consumer culture, high technology and the instability of the body in contemporary culture.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

Sociology 5711
Canadian Society
3-0; or 3-0
Analysis of the structure, major institutions and values of Canadian society.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

Sociology 5750
New Reproductive Technologies
3-0; or 3-0
New reproductive technologies are a site for contested interpretations of kinship, nature, science and women's reproductive bodies. These interpretations and connections will be analyzed from a feminist perspective.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

Sociology 5755
Technologies of the Afterlife
3-0; or 3-0
Interdisciplinary studies of representations of the contemporary deathscape.

Sociology 5811
Research Seminar
3-0; or 3-0
Discussion of students' research projects.
Required of all graduate students

Sociology 5850 (ST)
Directed Readings
A course of specialized readings arranged to meet the needs of individual students.

Sociology 5901 (9901)
Master's Thesis

Sociology 5920 (9920)
Research Paper
Required of all graduate students registered in the non-thesis program.


See also:
Faculty of Graduate Studies
- Information/Regulations

Department of Sociology - Undergraduate

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2007-2008 Calendar version