FACULTY OF ARTS

SOCIOLOGY COURSE LIST

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Department.

NOTE: S/A course descriptions may be found in this Calendar under the Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Program. An S/A course carries the same Sociology credit as a Sociology course.

2000. Principles of Sociology. (Prerequisite to most departmental courses). An introduction to the concepts, principles, and topics of Sociology.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Sociology 1000* and 2000. (Open to first year as well as all other students).

* Inactive Course

2100. Social Inequality. Introduces the subject of social inequality and stratification, examines social inequality in historical perspective, reviews major theories about social inequality, and considers key social developments in contemporary societies in the area of social inequality.

2120. Technology and Society. An examination of the role of technology in society. Topics may include the emergence of modern technological society, the impact of new technologies on social organization and culture, and the institutionalization of science and the production of scientific knowledge. The course also explores the ideological functions of science and technology in advanced industrial societies as well as the question of "the domination of nature".

S/A 2200. Communities. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

S/A 2210. Communication and Culture. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

S/A 2220. Labrador Society and Culture. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

S/A 2230. Newfoundland Society and Culture. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program.) Cross listed with Folklore 2230.

S/A 2240*. Canadian Society and Culture. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

* Inactive Course

2250. Changing World. Sociological analysis of contemporary world issues and social problems.

S/A 2260. War and Aggression. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

S/A 2270. Families. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

S/A 2280. The City. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

S/A 2350. Religious Institutions. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program.) Cross listed with Religious Studies 2350.

2610. Socialization. An examination of the social and social psychological processes by which individuals become members of human groups. (Formerly Sociology 4610).

3030. Political Sociology. (Same as Political Science 3030). An introduction to the sociological foundations of political life. Topics to be examined include voting behaviour, comparative power systems, ideologies, mass movements, parties, voluntary associations, and bureaucracies. Attention is given to the concepts of class, status, command, power, authority, and legitimacy.

3040. Introduction to the Methods of Social Research. Objectives of the course are (1) to introduce basic concepts underlying research in the social sciences, and (2) to make students familiar with some techniques that are useful in the analysis of a wide range of sociological data and that represent a good foundation for later study of more advanced techniques.

S/A 3100. Dominance and Power. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

3120. Social Psychology. Sociological perspectives on social psychology: the physiological and psychological basis of sign and symbol use, the context and emergence of self, identity, role, encounters, social relationships, altercasting.

S/A 3140. Social Movements. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

3150. Classical Social Theory. An introduction to the work of major 19th- and early 20th-century social theorists including Marx, Durkheim, Weber and Freud.

3160. Modern Social Theory. An exploration of selected topics from issues in contemporary social theory, including theories of feminism, the state, the environment, culture, organization, and communication.
Prerequisite: Sociology 3150.

3180. Minority Groups. Examines the nature of minority group status in society and various examples of minority groups in past and present societies, reviews theoretical perspectives on minority groups, and explores various aspects of the relationship between minority groups and the rest of society (formerly Sociology 3304).

S/A 3210. Persistence and Change in Rural Society. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

S/A 3220. Work and Society. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

S/A 3240. Regional Studies: Contemporary Native Peoples of Canada. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

S/A 3241. Regional Studies: The Atlantic. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

S/A 3254-3257. Regional Studies. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

S/A 3260. Social and Economic Development. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

3290. Deviance. Major sociological theories and methodological techniques central to the study of deviance and crime are outlined and evaluated. The distribution, attributes and explanations of a variety of forms of deviance are examined, which may include violence, sexual deviance, delinquency, addiction, mental disorder, theft, organized crime, political deviance and corporate deviance.

3300-3313. Sociological Specialties. A topic of current interest and importance, announced by the department for each term, such as racial and ethnic relations, sociology of religion, art, politics, language, conflict, stratification, knowledge, selected social problems.

S/A 3314. Gender and Society. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

S/A 3317. Oil and Society. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

S/A 3318. Culture and Aging. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program).

S/A 3320. Terrorism and Society. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

S/A 3330*-3339. Interdisciplinary Specialities. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program).

* Inactive Course

3395. Criminal Justice and Corrections. This course provides an introduction to the operation of the Canadian criminal justice system. Topics to be examined may include the origin, nature and utilization of criminal law, policing, adult and juvenile courts, sentencing, correctional institutions, and community based corrections (probation, parole, community service). Criminal justice policy formulation and application are also discussed.
Prerequisite: Sociology 3290.

3410. Sociology of Sport. (Same as Physical Education 3410). An examination of the relationship between sport and society. Areas could include social origin of sport, social history of sport, religion and sport, sport and socialization, sport and social stratification, gender and sport, violence in sport, sport and nationalism.

S/A 3600. The Use of Theory in Sociology and Anthropology. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

3731. Sociology of Culture. A comparative examination of major contemporary sociological texts on the relationship between culture, broadly understood as symbolic systems, and social structure.

S/A 4000. Society and Culture. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

4040. Advanced Methods of Social Research. Conceptualization and empirical research. Selection of appropriate indicators. Multidimensional classification. Multivariate analysis. Special aspects of multivariate analysis. Panel analysis. Group analysis. The structure of arguments. Clarification of concepts.
Prerequisite: Sociology 3040 or equivalent.

S/A 4070. Aboriginal Self-Governance. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program).

S/A 4071. Social and Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program).

S/A 4072. Social and Cultural Aspects of Death. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program).

S/A 4073. Studies in Underclass Life. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program).

S/A 4091. Oil and Development. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

S/A 4092. Gender and Social Theory. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program)

4093-4099 excluding 4096. Special Areas in Sociology. Content announced when offered.

4100-4109 excluding 4107. Special Topics in Institutional Analysis. Advanced analysis from a sociological perspective of issues pertaining to specific social institutions.

4107. Women and Technological Change. (Same as Women's Studies 4107). This advanced seminar will provide an interdisciplinary survey of the effects of technology on women's lives. Topics could include: the historical development of domestic technology; changes in workplace technology and their impact on women; assessing technologies from a feminist perspective; the design of technological systems; biomedical and reproductive technologies; information technologies; biotechnology; developments in architecture and design; women, development, and technology; women and weapons technology; women and ecology; future technological change and women's lives. The course will combine seminar discussions of reading with films, workplace tours and guest speakers.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Women's Studies/Sociology 4107 and the former Women's Studies 3009.

4120. Sociology of Art. This course examines the development of art as a social institution, focusing on the relationship between artistic production, the social functions of art, and the structure of the art world (artists, patrons, publics and critics) in different periods.
Prerequisite: Sociology 2210 or 3731 or permission of the instructor.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both Sociology 4120 and the former 3730.

4130. Social Stratification. Causes, nature, and consequences of systems of class, status, and power, prestige, esteem, ranking.
Prerequisite: Sociology 2100.

S/A 4140-4149. Advanced Interdisciplinary Specialities. (See Sociology/Anthropology Interdepartmental Studies Program).

4150. Advanced Social Theory. An intensive examination of sociological theories.
Prerequisites: Sociology 3150 or equivalent.

4160. Theory Construction and Explanation in Sociology. Consideration of the nature of explanation in sociology, causality, model building, theory construction.
Prerequisites: Sociology 3150 or equivalent.

4170. Sociology of Knowledge. A seminar course which focuses upon some of the most distinctive approaches to the study of the relationship between knowledge and social structure.
Prerequisites: Sociology 3150 or permission of the instructor.

4200-4220, excluding 4204. Special Topics in Sociology.

4230. Women and Development. A senior level seminar course focusing on the processes of development, especially international development, as they affect women and relations between men and women.
NOTE: Credit will not be given for both Sociology 4230 and the former Sociology 4204.

4240. Development Issues and Policies in Newfoundland and Labrador. A senior-level seminar course that focuses on the interaction between sociological research and theory on the one hand and government policy-making and implementation on the other with respect to social and economic development in Newfoundland and Labrador.

4600. Social Psychology (Advanced Seminar). Further consideration of topics considered in Sociology 3120, with emphasis on contemporary research.
Prerequisite: Sociology 3120.

4995. Honours Essay.


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