St. George Courses


Our first year courses introduce students to the concepts and methods that sociologists use in analyzing and understanding the social world.  Students are challenged to rethink their assumptions as they explore the various topics studied and approaches used across the discipline.

Second year courses allow students to explore a particular area in depth and learn more about the research methods that sociologists use to understand the social world.

Our 300-level and 400-level courses delve deeply into specific topics and provide students with advanced skills development in critical thinking, analysis, and academic writing.  In addition to our regular courses, students may also enroll in an Independent Research Course to pursue a specific topic of interest.

Each year, we offer a rotation of “New Topics in Sociology” courses at the 200, 300 and 400 levels. These courses teach up-to date research and highlight areas of our faculty’s research expertise. See this year’s New Topics in Sociology.


Research Experience
Many of our courses offer students the experience to conduct their own research. Students might also apply to the University of Toronto Excellence Awards program to work with a faculty member during the summer term.
Study Abroad
Students who wish to take courses through a Study Abroad Program should consult with the transfer credit office. If the course you wish to take is not listed there, please submit a detailed syllabus of the course to the undergraduate chair, Christian Caron for assessment.

Course Offerings

Check the Arts and Science course calendar for restrictions, exclusions and for course descriptions, and the Arts and Science Timetable for course locations.

Summer 2018 Courses

CourseSessionTitle and SyllabusSectionTutorialsTimesInstructors 
SOC100H1FIntroduction to Sociology - Sociological PerspectivesL5101XMW6-9Joshua Harold
SOC150H1SIntroduction to Sociology - Sociological InquiriesL5101XMW6-9Lawrence Williams
SOC201H1FClassical Sociological TheoryL0101XMW12-3Melissa Godbout
SOC202H1FIntroduction to Quantitative Methods in SociologyL5101XTR6-9Atsushi Narisada
SOC204H1FIntroduction to Qualitative Methods in SociologyL0101XTR10-1Rachel La Touche
SOC205H1FUrban SociologyUrban SociologyL0101TR4-6Joshua Harold
SOC207H1SSociology of Work & OccupationsL0101MW12-2Mark Easton
SOC209H1FSexuality and ModernityL5101MW6-8A.W. Lee
SOC212H1FSociology of Crime & DevianceL0101TR2-4Lawrence Williams
SOC243H1SSociology of Health and IllnessL0101TR2-4Sarath Chandrasekere
SOC251H1SContemporary Sociological TheoryL0101XMW12-3Melissa Godbout
SOC252H1SIntermediate Quantitative Methods in SociologyL5101XTR6-9Lawrence Williams
SOC254H1SIntermediate Qualitative Methods in SociologyL0101XTR10-1Jaime Nikolaou
SOC293H1FNew Topics in Sociology: Sociology of LawL0101MW10-12Ronit Dinovitzer
SOC308H1FGlobal InequalityL0101TR12-2Melissa Godbout
SOC313H1SSocial ControlL0101MW2-4Chris Tatham
SOC315H1SDomestic ViolenceL0101TR12-2Amanda Couture-Carron
SOC364H1SUrban HealthL0101MW4-6Brigid Burke
SOC365H1SGender RelationsL5101TR6-8Brigid Burke
SOC386H1FNew Topics in Sociology: Classical Political TheoryL0101MW4-6Irving Zeitlin
SOC493H1FNew Topics in Sociology: Policy and Inequality in Post-Secondary EducationL0101MW2-4Mitchell McIvor
SOC494H1SNew Topics in Sociology: Gender and MasculinitiesL5101MW6-8Chris Tatham
SOC495H1SNew Topics in Sociology: Sociology of MarketsL0101TR4-6James Braun

Fall and Winter Courses

CourseSessionTitle and SyllabusSectionTutorialsTimesInstructors 
SOC100H1FIntroduction to SociologyL0101XW12-2Rachel La Touche
SOC100H1FIntroduction to SociologyL5101XT6-8Lorne Tepperman
SOC100H1SIntroduction to SociologyL0101XM3-5Lorne Tepperman
SOC150H1SSociological InquiriesL5101XT6-8Rachel La Touche
SOC150H1SSociological InquiriesL0101XW12-2Christian Caron
SOC201H1FClassical Sociological TheoryL0101XM10-12Jack Veugelers
SOC201H1FClassical Sociological TheoryL5101XM6-8Jack Veugelers
SOC201H1SClassical Sociological TheoryL5101XT6-9Joseph Bryant
SOC202H1FIntroduction to Quantitative Methods in SociologyL5101XT6-8Irene Boeckmann
SOC202H1FIntroduction to Quantitative Methods in SociologyL0101XW10-12Fedor Dokshin
SOC202H1SIntroduction to Quantitative Methods in SociologyL0101XT2-4Irene Boeckmann
SOC204H1FIntroduction to Qualitative Methods in SociologyL0101XM4-6Jooyoung Lee
SOC204H1FIntroduction to Qualitative Methods in SociologyL5101XW6-8Judy Beglaubter
SOC204H1SIntroduction to Qualitative Methods in SociologyL0101XM6-8Rachel La Touche
SOC205H1FUrban SociologyL0101W12-2Brent Berry
SOC207H1SSociology of Work & OccupationsL5101M6-8Mark Easton
SOC208H1SIntroduction to Social PolicyL0101M2-4Kimberly Pernell-Gallagher
SOC209H1FSexuality and ModernityL0101TH4-6Adam Green
SOC210H1SEthnicity in Social OrganizationL0101W2-4Joshua Harold
SOC212H1FSociology of Crime & DevianceL0101T12-2Candace Kruttschnitt
SOC212H1SSociology of Crime & DevianceL0101F12-2Chris Tatham
SOC214H1FFamily PatternsL0101XT2-4Bonnie Fox
SOC220H1FSocial Inequality in CanadaL0101M2-4Geoffrey Wodtke
SOC243H1SSociology of Health and IllnessL0101M10-12William Magee
SOC249H1FSociology of MigrationL0101TH9-12Monica Boyd
SOC251H1SContemporary Sociological TheoryL0101TH2-5Christian Caron
SOC251H1SContemporary Sociological TheoryL5101XW6-9Joseph Bryant
SOC252H1SIntermediate Quantitative MethodsL0101XT2-4Geoffrey Wodtke
SOC252H1SIntermediate Quantitative MethodsL0201XTH12-2Blair Wheaton
SOC254H1SIntermediate Qualitative MethodsL0101XM4-6Jooyoung Lee
SOC254H1SIntermediate Qualitative MethodsL5101XTH6-8Jaime Nikolaou
SOC260H1FFundamentals of Political SociologyL5101TH6-8Omar Faruque
SOC265H1FGender and SocietyL0101M12-2Rachel La Touche
SOC280H1FSociology of CultureL0101T10-12Vanina Leschziner
SOC293H1SNew Topics in Sociology: Sociology of EducationL5101TH10-12Jason Doherty
SOC294H1SNew Topics in Sociology: Intro to Social NetworksL0101T10-12Fedor Dokshin
SOC303H1SFamily DemographyL0101TH10-12Irene Boeckmann
SOC306H1FEconomic SociologyL0101T2-4Kimberly Pernell-Gallagher
SOC308H1SGlobal InequalityL0101TH12-2Rachel La Touche
SOC311H1SImmigration and Race RelationsL0101T10-12Jeffrey Reitz
SOC312H1SPopulation and SocietyL0101W12-2Brent Berry
SOC313H1SSocial ControlL5101T6-8Chris Tatham
SOC315H1SDomestic ViolenceL0101W4-6Amanda Couture-Carron
SOC316H1FHealth CareL0101W2-4Brigid Burke
SOC357H1FLives in CanadaL0101TH2-5Bonnie Erickson
SOC360H1SSocial MovementsL0101W10-12Fedor Dokshin
SOC363H1FSociology of Mental Health and Mental DisordersL0101TH12-2Blair Wheaton
SOC365H1SGender RelationsL0101T4-6Adam Green
SOC367H1FRace, Class, and GenderL0101F12-2Shaista Patel
SOC381H1SCulture and InequalityL0101T12-3Bonnie Erickson
SOC386H1SNew Topics in Sociology: Sexuality and GenderL0101TH4-6Adam Green
SOC393H1FNew Topics in Sociology: Sociology of Serial HomicideL0101M12-2Jooyoung Lee
SOC394H1SNew Topics in Sociology: Sociology of Hip HopL0101M12-2Jooyoung Lee
SOC412H1SMedicalization of DevianceL5101TH6-8Cristian Rangel
SOC413HFSociology of PunishmentL0101W2-4Candace Kruttschnitt
SOC448H1FSociology & EmotionsL0101M10-12William Magee
SOC481H1SCulture and Social NetworksL0101TH2-4Bonnie Erickson
SOC483H1FCulture and CognitionL0101W10-12Vanina Leschziner
SOC485H1FNew Topics in Sociology: Sexuality and Research DesignL0101T4-6Adam Green
SOC488H1FMental Health Over the Life CourseL0101T12-2Blair Wheaton
SOC489H1FNew Topics in Sociology: Sociology of OrganizationsL0101M2-4Kimberly Pernell-Gallagher
SOC493H1FNew Topics in Sociology: Gender Inequality TodayL0101TH2-4Bonnie Fox
SOC494H1SNew Topics in Sociology: Adv. Studies in Contemporary TheoryL0101M4-6Jack Veugelers
SOC495H1SNew Topics in Sociology: Social Psych of InequalityL0101M2-4Geoffrey Wodtke
SOC496H1SNew Topics in Sociology: Corruption and InequalityL0101F12-2Melissa Godbout
SOC497H1SNew Topics in Sociology: Policy and Inequality in Post-Secondary EducationL0101M4-6Mitch McIvor
SOC498H1SNew Topics in Sociology: Soc. Of Medicine, Disease & Public HealthL0101T12-2Laura Upenieks
SOC499HFNew Topics in Sociology: Sociology of DisabilityL5101T6-8Tanya Titchkosky
SOC499H1SNew Topics in Sociology: "Deviant" CareersL0101W2-4Lawrence Williams

Syllabi from Previous Years

Our syllabus archive contains the syllabi from courses offered from 2012-2016.