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Sociology 120

Introductory Sociology II

Credits: 3

Length of Course: 14 weeks

Classroom Hours per Week: 4

Prerequisite: Sociology 110

Corequisite: English 099​

Text: Kendall et al, Sociology in Our Times, latest Canadian Edition, and Tepperman et al, Small World: Readings in Sociology, latest Edition

Course Description:

A continuation of Sociology 110. While the basic aim of the course remains the application of sociological perspectives in understanding group life and individual behaviour, the focus is on topics such as race and ethnicity, sex and gender, education and religion, families, and politics and government. Students are expected to have developed a “sociological imagination”

Course Outline:

Week Chapter Title
1 - 2 10 Ethnic Relations and Race
3 - 4 11 Sex and Gender
5 - 6 13 The Economy and Work
7 14 Power, Politics and Government
8 15 Families & Intimate Relationships
9 - 10 16 Education
11 17 Religion
12 - 13 19 Population and Urbanization


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


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

Transferability: see