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 2020 Courses

Course CodeSessionCourse TitleMeeting SectionDays/TimeLocationInstructor
SOC100H1FIntroduction to Sociology - I - Sociological PerspectivesLEC5101TTH6-9TBAJerry Flores
SOC150H1SIntroduction to Sociology II - Sociological InquiriesLEC5101TTH6-9TBALance Stewart
SOC201H1FClassical Sociological TheoryLEC5101TTH6-9TBAIrving Zeitlin
SOC202H1FIntroduction to Quantitative Methods in SociologyLEC0101MW12-3:30TBAMarkus Schafer
SOC204H1FIntroduction to Qualitative Methods in SociologyLEC0101TTH12-3TBAJames Lannigan
SOC209H1SSexuality and ModernityLEC5101MW6-8TBATBA
SOC212H1FSociology of Crime & DevianceLEC5101MW6-8TBAChris Tatham
SOC214H1FFamily PatternsLEC0101MW4-6TBASpencer Underwood
SOC220H1FSocial Inequality in CanadaLEC0101TTH10-12TBATBA
SOC243H1SSociology of Health and IllnessLEC0101MW10-12TBABrigid Burke
SOC251H1SContemporary Sociological TheoryLEC5101TTH6-9TBASebastien Parker
SOC252H1SIntermediate Quantitative Methods in SociologyLEC0101MW12-4TBAMatt Parbst
SOC254H1SIntermediate Qualitative Methods in SociologyLEC0101TTH12-3TBAJaime Nikolaou
SOC293H1FNew Topics in Sociology: Sociology of LawLEC0101TTH4-6TBARonit Dinovitzer
SOC309H1FHIV and AIDS: Social Policies and ProgramsLEC0101MW10-12TBAChris Tatham
SOC331H1STechnology and SocietyLEC0101TTH12-3TBAAndrew Nevin
SOC345H1FGlobal InequalityLEC0101MW12-3TBARachel La Touche
SOC360H1SSocial MovementsLEC0101TTH10-12TBASebastien Parker
SOC365H1SGender RelationsLEC0101MW4-6TBABrigid Burke
SOC394H1FNew Topics in Sociology: Immigration and Crime ControlLEC0101TTH4-6TBAJerry Flores
SOC486H1SAdvanced Topics in Urban SociologyLEC5101TTH6-8TBAJames Lannigan
SOC494H1SNew Topics in Sociology: Sociology of MasculinitiesLEC0101MW2-4TBAChris Tatham
SOC496H1FNew Topics in Sociology: Sociology of Human RightsLEC0101TTH2-4TBAIoana Sendroiu

Fall and Winter 2019 – 2020 Courses

SOC100H1FIntroduction to Sociology I - Sociological PerspectivesL0101W12-2TBARachel La Touche
SOC100H1FIntroduction to Sociology I - Sociological PerspectivesL5101TH4-6TBALorne Tepperman
SOC100H1SIntroduction to Sociology I - Sociological PerspectivesL5101T6-8TBARobert Brym
SOC150H1SIntroduction to Sociology II - Sociological InquiriesL0101W12-2TBALance Stewart
SOC150H1SIntroduction to Sociology II - Sociological InquiriesL0201TH10-12TBAScott Schieman
SOC197H1SFuture "Agents" & Social RelationsL0101M10-12TBAWilliam Magee
SOC198H1FThe Social Networks of StudentsL0101T12-2TBAAlexandra Marin
SOC199Y1YHow We Use Time in Everyday LifeL0101W4-6TBAWilliam Michelson
SOC201H1FClassical Sociological TheoryL0101M4-6TBAJack Veugelers
SOC201H1FClassical Sociological TheoryL5101TH6-9TBAJoseph Bryant
SOC201H1SClassical Sociological TheoryL0101M10-12TBAJack Veugelers
SOC202H1FIntroduction to Quantitative Methods in SociologyL0101T10-12TBAFedor Dokshin
SOC202H1FIntroduction to Quantitative Methods in SociologyL5101T6-8TBAFedor Dokshin
SOC202H1SIntroduction to Quantitative Methods in SociologyL5101T6-8TBAIrene Boeckmann
SOC204H1FIntroduction to Qualitative Methods in SociologyL0101T12-2TBAJames Lannigan
SOC204H1FIntroduction to Qualitative Methods in SociologyL0201TH4-6TBARachel La Touche
SOC204H1SIntroduction to Qualitative Methods in SociologyL0101M4-6TBATahseen Shams
SOC205H1FUrban SociologyL0101WE10-12TBABrent Berry
SOC207H1SSociology of Work & OccupationsL5101M6-8TBASharla Alegria
SOC208H1SIntroduction to Social PolicyL0101M10-12TBAKim Pernell
SOC209H1FSexuality and ModernityL0101TH4-6TBAAdam Green
SOC210H1FSociology of Race and EthnicityL0101T4-6TBATahseen Shams
SOC212H1FSociology of Crime and DevianceL0101W2-4TBACandace Kruttschnitt
SOC212H1SSociology of Crime and DevianceL0101F10-12TBASteven Hayle
SOC213H1FSociological Social PsychologyL0101TH10-12TBAScott Schieman
SOC243H1SSociology of Health and IllnessL0101W2-4TBAWilliam Magee
SOC249H1FSociology of MigrationL0101W4-6TBAClaudia Diehl
SOC250Y1YSociology of ReligionL5101W6-8TBAJoseph Bryant
SOC251H1FContemporary Sociological TheoryL0101M3-6TBAKatelin Albert
SOC251H1SContemporary Sociological TheoryL5101TH6-9TBAJoseph Bryant
SOC252H1FIntermediate Quantitative Methods in SociologyL0101T2-4TBABlair Wheaton
SOC252H1SIntermediate Quantitative Methods in SociologyL5101T6-8TBAChang Lin
SOC254H1FIntermediate Qualitative Methods in SociologyL0101T4-6TBAJames Braun
SOC254H1SIntermediate Qualitative Methods in SociologyL0101M4-6TBAJudith Taylor
SOC256H1SLives and SocietiesL0101T4-6TBABrigid Burke
SOC260H1SFundamentals of Political SociologyL0101T2-4TBAYoonkyung Lee
SOC265H1FGender and SocietyL0101M12-2TBARachel La Touche
SOC280H1FSociology of CultureL0101W12-2TBAVanina Leschziner
SOC294H1SNew Topics: Introduction to Social NetworksL0101W10-12TBAJames Lannigan
SOC306H1FEconomic SociologyL0101M2-4TBAKim Pernell
SOC312H1SPopulation and SocietyL0101TH12-2TBABrent Berry
SOC313H1SSocial ControlL0101F12-2TBAChristian Caron
SOC320H1FFamily DemographyL5101T6-9TBAIrene Boeckmann
SOC321H1FStatus MobilityL0101M9-12TBAWilliam Magee
SOC335H1FUrban HealthL0101TH12-3TBABrent Berry
SOC340H1FComparative Political SociologyL0101T12-3TBAYoonkyung Lee
SOC348H1SCulture and InequalityL0101TH3-6TBAIoana Sendroiu
SOC350H1SNew Topics: Social Policy and HousingL0101M12-3TBAAlicia Eads
SOC351H1SNew Topics: Xenophobia and DiscriminationL0101W3-6TBAClaudia Diehl
SOC352H1SNew Topics: Deconstructing "Muslim American" - Race, Nationalism, and ReligionL5101T6-9TBATahseen Shams
SOC353H1SNew Topics: Debates in Contemporary TheoryL0101M3-6TBAJack Veugelers
SOC354H1SNew Topics: Sociology of Serial HomicideL0101T3-6TBAJooyoung Lee
SOC360H1SSocial MovementL0101T10-12TBASebastien Parker
SOC363H1SSociology of Mental Health and Mental DisordersL0101TH2-4TBABlair Wheaton
SOC367H1FRace, Class, and GenderL5101M6-8TBASharla Alegria
SOC370H1FImmigration and EmploymentL0101T10-12TBAJeff Reitz
SOC387H1FNew Topics: Three Answers to the Jewish QuestionL0101W10-12TBARobert Brym
SOC388H1SSociology of Everyday LifeL0101W12-2TBAVanina Leschziner
SOC393H1SNew Topics: Sociology of Hip HopL0101T12-2TBAJooyoung Lee
SOC394H1FNew Topics: Sociology of LGBTQ+ FamiliesL0101F12-2TBASpencer Underwood
SOC395H1FNew Topics: Transnational AsiaL0101TH2-4TBAYoonkyung Lee
SOC397H1SNew Topics: Sociology of AtrocitiesL0101TH10-12TBARon Levi
SOC413H1FSociology of PunishmentL0101T2-4TBACandace Kruttschnitt
SOC448H1FSociology of EmotionsL0101W2-4TBAWilliam Magee
SOC478H1SThe Social Context of Policy MakingL0101T2-4TBAIto Peng
SOC481H1FCulture and Social NetworksL0101T12-2TBABonnie Erickson
SOC483H1SCulture and CognitionL0101T12-2TBAVanina Leschziner
SOC485H1FNew Topics: Sexuality and Research DesignL0101T4-6TBAAdam Green
SOC488H1FMental Health Over the Life CourseL0101TH2-4TBABlair Wheaton
SOC489H1FNew Topics: Sociology of OrganizationsL0101M10-12TBAKim Pernell
SOC493H1SNew Topics: Mental Health and EducationL0101M4-6TBARachel La Touche
SOC494H1FNew Topics: Researching Social NetworksL0101TH10-12TBAAlexandra Marin
SOC494H1SNew Topics: Gender, Migration, and CitizenshipL0101M2-4TBABahar Hashemi
SOC495H1SNew Topics: Global Inequalities and Contentious PoliticsL0101TH2-4TBAYoonkyung Lee
SOC496H1SNew Topics: Sociology of Free TimeL0101W12-2TBABrent Berry
SOC497H1SNew Topics: Cultural Objects and MaterialityL0101F12-2TBALance Stewart
SOC498H1SNew Topics: Gender and Inequality in the Knowledge EconomyL5101T4-6TBASharla Alegria
SOC499H1FNew Topics: Sociology of DisabilityL5101T6-8TBATanya Titchkosky

Syllabi from Previous Years

Our syllabus archive contains the syllabi from courses offered since 2012.