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*.

SOAN*2111 Classical Theory F (3-0) [0.50]
First part of the two-semester course SOAN*2111/2. This course explores the origins and early development of sociological theory in its classical and early contemporary traditions. 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): 1 of ANTH*1150, SOC*1100, SOC*1500
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN*2112 Classical Theory W (3-0) [0.50]
Second part of the two-semester course SOAN*2111/2. This course explores the origins and early development of sociological theory in its classical and early contemporary traditions. 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): SOAN*2111
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
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
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in ANTH, BECN, CJPP, ID, SOC, BAG.ARTS
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
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
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN*2400 Introduction to Gender Systems S,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.
Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.
Prerequisite(s): ANTH*1150 or SOC*1100
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN*3040 Globalization of Work and Organizations F (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the social, economic, and political dimensions of work, locating work and its transformation within the broader context of globalization, economic restructuring, and shifts in public policy. Theoretical approaches and concepts used in the study of work will be introduced and critically assessed.
Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANTH*2160, ANTH*2180, IDEV*2500, SOAN*2112
Restriction(s): SOAN*2040
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
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
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN*3100 Gender Perspectives on Families and Households F (3-0) [0.50]
This course explores families and households from a gender perspective, using insights from sociology and anthropology.
Prerequisite(s): (1 of ANTH*2160, ANTH*2180, SOAN*2112, SOAN*2400), SOAN*2120
Restriction(s): FRHD*3120
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN*3120 Quantitative Methods F (3-0) [0.50]
This 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.
Prerequisite(s): SOAN*2120
Restriction(s): Restricted to students registered in Anthropology, Criminal Justice and Public Policy, Sociology, International Development (GAD or RAD).
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN*3130 Protest, Resistance, and Collective Action W (3-0) [0.50]
The course introduces students to the study of social movements and contentious collective action, looking at the motivations, tactics, outcomes of movement participants, and how these are theorized.
Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANTH*2160, ANTH*2180, IDEV*2300, IDEV*2500, SOAN*2112
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN*3240 Gender & Global Inequality I F (3-0) [0.50]
In this course, students will develop their ability to use a gender perspective to study social change in the context of global inequalities. Students will develop their knowledge of the core concepts and theories in Gender and Development (GAD) thinking and practice, while exploring the development process from a critical perspective.
Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANTH*2160, ANTH*2180, IDEV*2010, IDEV*2500, SOC*2080
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN*3250 Social Change in Latin America W (3-0) [0.50]
This course provides a critical, comparative examination of the social-structural and cultural transformations occurring in Latin America in a context of deepening integration with the global north. Topics to feature prominently may include land reform, depeasantization, out-migration, maquiladoras, informal employment, race and ethnic relations, religiosity and religious identification, and social movements. The particular sub-regional focus may vary.
Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANTH*2160, ANTH*2180, IDEV*2010, IDEV*2500, SOC*2080
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN*3680 Perspectives on Development F (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines theories and processes relating to international development and the responses to these by anthropologists and/or sociologists.
Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANTH*2160, ANTH*2180, IDEV*2010, IDEV*2300, IDEV*2500, SOC*2080
Restriction(s): ANTH*3680. Registration in Anthropology, Sociology or International Development.
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN*4210 Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canadian Society W (3-0) [0.50]
This seminar-based course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore contemporary Indigenous-Settler relations in Canadian Society. Grounded in an exploration of worldviews and meaningful knowledge systems engagement, the course may explore governance, decolonisation, re-appropriation, reconciliation, etc. The specific content areas will vary depending on the instructor.
Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits including (1 of ANTH*2660, IDEV*2400, IDEV*2500, GEOG*2210, SOAN*2290), (1 of GEOG*2260, IDEV*2100, SOAN*3070)
Equate(s): SOC*4310
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN*4220 Gender and Change in Rural Canada F (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines socio-cultural structures affecting historically gendered positions and roles in rural Canada.
Offering(s): Offered in odd-numbered years.
Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits including (1 of ANTH*2160, ANTH*2180, IDEV*2300, SOC*2080), (1 of IDEV*2100, SOAN*2120, WMST*3000)
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN*4230 Gender & Global Inequality II W (3-0) [0.50]
An in-depth and critical examination of a range of gender issues in the context of development, this course aims to enhance students’ ability to critically analyze development theory and practices using gender analysis. It provides students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of gender issues in a global context, with the aim of further equipping them to participate effectively in gender and development-related research, policy-making, and implementation.
Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits including SOAN*3240, (1 of GEOG*3090, POLS*2650, POLS*3180, SOAN*2120)
Restriction(s): SOAN*4240
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN*4250 Energy and Society F (3-0) [0.50]
This seminar addresses the links between social relations and various types of energy including petroleum, other hydrocarbons, nuclear and solar energies. Topics may include corporations, states, international organizations and popular movements.
Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits including (IDEV*2100 or SOAN*2120), (1 of ANTH*2160, ANTH*2180, IDEV*2300, SOAN*2112, SOC*2080)
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN*4260 Migration, Inequality and Social Change W (3-0) [0.50]
This seminar critically examines the complex relationships between migration, inequality and social change. Students will develop their understanding of key debates in contemporary migration, exploring relevant theory, research and public policy. Topics may include the migration-development nexus, the role of migration policies in structuring inequalities, migrant rights and resistance, and transnational families.
Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits including (IDEV*2100 or SOAN*2120), (1 of ANTH*2160, ANTH*2180, IDEV*2300, IDEV*2500, SOAN*2112, SOC*2080)
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
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.
Restriction(s): Registration in Sociology, Anthropology or Criminal Justice & Public Policy majors in semester 7 or 8.
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN*4500 Community Development W (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): (1 of ANTH*2160, ANTH*2180, IDEV*2010, IDEV*2500, SOC*2080), (GEOG*2210 or SOAN*2120)
Restriction(s): SOAN*3300
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
Canada
519-824-4120