University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions, Sociology and Anthropology

Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers three types of courses: sociology courses with the prefix SOC*; anthropology courses with the prefix ANTH*; and departmental courses with the prefix SOAN*. The departmental category of courses recognizes the fact that the disciplines of sociology and sociocultural anthropology have developed in tandem and it is possible to identify large areas of overlap and convergence in the work of practitioners both historically and in the present. Departmental courses include most of the core theory and methods courses as well as many elective courses. They contribute equally to the subject matter of sociology as well as the subject matter of sociocultural anthropology for purposes of the undergraduate programs of study in both disciplines. Please see the course listings for Anthropology and for Sociology in this section.

SOAN*2040 Globalization of Work and Organizations F,W(3-0) [0.50]

This course examines the sociological dimensions of work and occupations. Specific topics may include: the organizational context of work, occupational and labour market structures, job satisfaction, industrial relations, technological change, and the effects of gender, age, race/ethnicity on how work and employment are experienced.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH*1150 or SOC*1100

SOAN*2111 Classical Theory F(3-0) [0.50]

First part of the two-semester course SOAN*2111/2. Refer to SOAN*2111/2 for course description.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH*1150 or SOC*1100

SOAN*2111/2 Classical Theory F/W(3-0) [1.00]

This course places in context and critiques the major world views which have shaped sociology. Particular attention is paid to the theories of Marx, Durkheim and Weber. This is a two-semester course offered over consecutive semesters. When you select it you must select SOAN*2111 in the Fall semester and SOAN*2112 in the Winter semester. A grade will not be assigned to SOAN*2111 until SOAN*2112 has been completed.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH*1150 or SOC*1100

SOAN*2112 Classical Theory W(3-0) [0.50]

Second part of the two-semester course SOAN*2111/2. Refer to SOAN*2111/2 for course description.

Prerequisite(s): SOAN*2111

SOAN*2120 Introductory Methods F,W(3-0) [0.50]

A general introduction to the process of social research emphasizing research design, techniques of data collection, analysis and interpretation of research results.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANTH*1150, SOC*1100, SOC*1500

SOAN*2290 Identities and Cultural Diversity U(3-0) [0.50]

An examination of the interrelationships among Canadian ethnic, racial and linguistic groups including their locations in the Canadian mosaic.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH*1150 or SOC*1100

SOAN*2400 Introduction to Gender Systems F(3-0) [0.50]

An introduction to the examination of the characteristics of gender relationships both historically and cross-culturally. Amongst the emphases are theoretical approaches to gender analysis, methodologies, case studies and attention to themes such as class and stratification, race and ethnicity, identities and global restructuring as these shape gender dynamics.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH*1150 or SOC*1100

SOAN*3070 Qualitative and Observational Methods W(3-0) [0.50]

Non-quantitative techniques in social research including participant observation, unobtrusive methods, case studies and interviewing.

Prerequisite(s): SOAN*2120

SOAN*3100 Comparative Perspectives on Families and Households U(3-0) [0.50]

An exploration of how family relationships are shaped by the social context and social structure, and the theoretical frameworks used to study them. Topics may include historical development of the family, cross-cultural perspectives, family policy, household division of labour, abuse, divorce, parenthood, domestic ideology, sexuality, interracial families.

Prerequisite(s): SOAN*2120 or equivalent

Restriction(s): FRHD*3120

SOAN*3120 Quantitative Methods F(3-1) [0.50]

The course introduces basic descriptive and inferential techniques used in quantitative social research. Students will acquire the skills needed to perform basic analyses and to read the research literature. They will also acquire skills in using a standard computer package to perform data analyses. Topics include: data organization, sample description, hypothesis testing and measures of association. Note: Students who have completed any other statistics course(s) should consult with the instructor. In some instances, SOC*3120 may be waived as a departmental requirement.

Prerequisite(s): SOAN*2120

SOAN*3300 Community Development U(3-0) [0.50]

An analysis of approaches to community development defined as planned, change-directed action undertaken by individuals, groups and organizations. The course will include the examination of actual community development practices.

Prerequisite(s): SOAN*2120, SOC*2080

SOAN*3460 Ethnicity and Aging W(3-0) [0.50]

An examination of ethnic social structure, ethnicity, and aging. Variations in age related behaviour associated with ethnic groups in Canada will be viewed from a sociological and gerontological perspective. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): SOAN*2111/2, SOAN*2120, SOAN*2290

Restriction(s): SOC*4160

SOAN*3680 Development/Underdevelopment U(3-0) [0.50]

An examination of the process of social and economic development and underdevelopment, with special emphasis on the rural sector of countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANTH*2160, SOAN*2120, SOC*2080, (ANTH*1150 and IDEV*2010)

Restriction(s): ANTH*3680

SOAN*4220 Canadian Rural Women F(3-0) [0.50]

An examination of socio-cultural structures and processes affecting the positions and roles of rural women in Canada. Starting from a historical perspective, special emphasis will be given to the study of farm and native women, and changes in their familial, economic, social and political roles. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits including SOC*2080

SOAN*4240 Women and the Development Process U(3-0) [0.50]

To increase students' understanding of the relation of socio-economic, political and cultural changes on the roles of women in "developing areas" and how women, in turn, affect socio-economic changes.

Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits including 1 of ANTH*3400, IDEV*2010, SOAN*3680

SOAN*4320 Transition from School to Work W(3-0) [0.50]

This applied course examines the evolving research and models in the transitions from school to work area. There is an evolving literature in this area based, in part, on the successful application of research in the transition from high school to postsecondary education. This 'capstone' course also considers the practical issues involved in making such a move, considering the knowledge, skills, and values needed by university students to succeed in the modern workplace (public, private, and not-for-profit sectors) in Canada. Students will complete an "Action Sociology/Anthropology Project," as well as a "Skills Portfolio," and other work related to their own transition.

Prerequisite(s): registration limited to Sociology and Anthropology majors in semester 7 or 8


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