This course is designed to engage students in major sociological issues, debates, and theoretical perspectives, and to introduce key concepts and sociological research methods. Topics for analysis include culture, class, race and ethnicity, sex and gender, ability and disability, deviance, education, aging, religion, and health. An introduction to these basic concepts, theoretical frameworks and social issues will enable students to understand how social structures and cultures shape personal experience, and how we as individuals may influence those social structures. As opposed to relying on belief, opinion, or ideology, Sociology as a discipline attempts to provide reasoned, well-informed, socially scientific explanations for both our individual and collective human behaviours.
Students who have taken SOCI 001 Sociology of Everyday Life or SOCI 106 Sociology and Canadian Society cannot take this course.This course is also offered through continuing education and online.