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Sociology 110

Introductory Sociology I

Credits: 3

Length of Course: 14 weeks

Classroom Hours per Week: 4

Prerequisite: C+ or higher in English 098

Corequisite: English 099​

Text: Kendall et al. Sociology in Our Time, latest Canadian Edition


Course Description:

An introduction to the study of human society and social interaction. The theoretical perspectives of functionalism, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism are examined along with basic concepts such as culture. An overview of research methodology is provided, and social stratification, socialization and deviance are discussed. Students are encouraged to cultivate a “sociological imagination” while considering how human behaviour is shaped by group life, and group life is affected by individuals.


Course Outline:

Week Chapter Title
1 1 The Sociological Perspective
2 - 3 3 Culture
4 - 5 4 Socialization
6 - 7 2 Sociological Research
8 5 Society, Social Structure, and Interaction
9 - 10 6 Groups and Organizations
11 - 12 7 Crime and Deviance
13 8 Social Class & Stratification in Canada

Evaluation:

Quizzes (multiple choice, short essay questions) 30%
Research Paper/Project 10%
Mid-term Exam (essay questions) 20%
Final Exam (multiple choice or essay questions) 30%
Discussion/class participation 10%

Instructors:

Ron Stuart, B.A. (McGill), M.A. (British Columbia)
Agnes MacDonald, B.A., M.A., PhD (British Columbia)


Transferability: see www.bctransferguide.ca