|Options:||Minor, Concentration, Major, Specialization|
|Delivery:||Full time or part time; also available through Distance Education.|
Students in this program gain a firm foundation in both classical and contemporary social theories. As well, they are exposed to a variety of research methodologies and techniques. Courses are offered in the following areas: social and moral regulation; the social construction of race, class, gender and sexuality; the sociology of childhood, youth, and aging; sociology of the family; sociology of health; globalization and post-colonial theory; food insecurity and food sovereignty; women and development; labour and trade union studies; state formation and state policy; the social organization of knowledge; sociology of the environment; and the sociology of education.
• Three or four-year (Honours) programs lead to a Bachelor of Arts
• Also available: a multidisciplinary diploma or degree in labour studies (English only)
• Contact list for the faculty of Sociology
What are the program goals?
To enable our students to question their taken-for-granted assumptions about how the social world operates; To provide our students with a strong background in a wide range of research techniques; To encourage our students to consider what responsibility and opportunities they may have to make the world a better place for themselves and others; To equip our students with the skills (critical thinking and research methods) they need to find meaningful work or pursue graduate studies upon graduating.
Upon completing a Sociology degree our students have developed the following skills: multidisciplinary knowledge; criticalthinking about contemporary issues from asociological perspective; knowledge of bothqualitative and quantitative socialresearch methods; strong communicationskills (written and spoken); identificationof social injustices and strategies foraddressing them; appreciation of diversity;ethical standards. They are also well preparedto pursue a graduate program.
First-year course overview
SOCI 1015 E – Understanding Society*
+ electives (6 cr) in humanities
+ electives (6 cr) in sciences
+ electives (12 cr) in humanities, social sciences or sciences
Based on Grade 12 4U/M courses:
• 1 English or 1 Français (depending on language of study)
• 5 other courses
• Minimum average of 70%
Public sector, community, government, business, media and international development: front line worker, probation officer, teacher, program developer, program evaluator, infrastructure developer, communication officer, community developer, urban planner, needs assessments and feasibility studies officer, organizational reviewer, strategic planner, volunteer trainer and supervisor, policy analyst, data analyst, report writer, human rights officer, human resource officer, media specialist, researcher, graduate studies…
Relevant graduate study opportunities at Laurentian:
Credit transfer opportunities are available from other recognized postsecondary institutions and are typically evaluated on an individual basis. Some fast-tracking opportunities also exist.