Academic Calendar 2024-2025

Sociology – Major (Arts) – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


Subject: Administered by the Department of Sociology.
Plan: Consists of 60.00 units as described below.
Program: The Plan, alone, or in combination with a Minor in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units (114.00 units for students admitted prior to September 2017), will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

Note: Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2023-2024 Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Thinking Locally
and Acting Globally
Introduction to Sociology
B. Complete the following:
SOCY 210Social Research Methods3.00
C. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Introduction to Statistics
D. Complete the following:
SOCY 226Central Concepts in Sociological Theory3.00
SOCY 227Theorizing Contemporary Society3.00
2. Option
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
SOCY at the 400-level or above
SOCY_Options at the 400-level or above
B. Complete 15.00 units from the following:15.00
SOCY at the 300-level or above
SOCY_Options at the 300-level or above
C. Complete 21.00 units from the following:21.00
SOCY at the 200-level or above
SOCY_Options at the 200-level or above
Elective Courses60.00
Total Units120.00

3. Notes

A. A maximum of 6.00 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, HSCI, LAW, NURS, and courses offered by Smith Engineering. 

Sociology Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.6 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


Statistic Course Options
BIOL 243Introduction to Statistics3.00
CHEE 209Analysis of Process Data 13.50
COMM 162Managerial Statistics3.00
ECON 250Introduction to Statistics3.00
GPHY 247Introduction to Statistics3.00
KNPE 251Introduction to Statistics3.00
NURS 323Introduction to Statistics3.00
PSYC 202Statistics in Psychology3.00
POLS 285Introduction to Statistics3.00
SOCY 211Introduction to Statistics3.00
STAM 200Introduction to Statistics3.00
STAT 263Introduction to Statistics3.00

Note that the unit weighting system in Smith Engineering differs from that in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Therefore, upon acceptance of any course from Smith Engineering, the unit weighting towards Arts and Science degree requirements shall be at the discretion of the Associate Dean (Academic). Usually, a one-term course shall count as 3.00 units and a two-term course as 6.00 units.


Option courses for Sociology Plans
BADR 2003.00
DEVS 352Technology and Social Justice3.00
DEVS 358Non-Governmental Organisations, Policy Making and Development3.00
DEVS 366Land Politics and Health3.00
DEVS 367Climate Change, Disaster Risk, and Development3.00
INTS 306Culture, Identity, and Self3.00
INTS 307Intercultural Relations3.00
KNPE 367Fitness, the Body, and Culture3.00
PHIL 378Philosophy and Intersectionality3.00
POLS 318The Canadian Welfare State3.00
POLS 485Seminar in Women and Politics3.00