Sociology

  

 

Department of Sociology       

STUDY SOCIETY...     

                    TRANSFORM SOCIETY

                      
Have you wondered about how different your life would be if you had been born in an impoverished village?

                       
Have you thought about why you buy the products that you buy?



About the cultural values our media presents and how that might shape society?


Sociology helps us gain a better understanding of ourselves and the social world. It helps us to see how our behavior is shaped by the groups to which we belong and the society in which we live.

Key courses in Sociology include:
 

Media and Society
 
 
Consumer Society
 
 
Race and Ethnic Relations
 
 
Crime and Society

NEW COURSE FALL 2016
Sociology 295: Sociology of food. Through this course students will investigate the complexities of our social, cultural, economic, political and environmental arrangements around food. Students will have the opportunity to connect their own food experiences to broader sociological structures and cultural practices.


HOT OFF THE PRESSES FROM OUR FACULTY ...

Ikebuchi, S. (2015). From Slave Girls to Salvation: Gender, Race, and Victoria's Chinese Rescue Home, 1886-1923. UBC Press.

Clarkson, C. & Munn, M. (2015). Failed Reform, Found Resistance: Reflections on Prisons, Abolition and Residential Schools. Journal of Prisoners on Prison v.23(2). pp.91-99.