X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Sociology (SOC)

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

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 listings for all courses required for the Sociology program.

Note: the following courses may be used towards a sociology specialization:

FRHD*3060 [0.50] Principles of Social Gerontology
PHIL*2180 [0.50] Philosophy of Science

Courses will normally be offered in the semesters designated. For information on other semesters these courses will be offered and the semester those courses without designations will be offered, please check with the department. In addition to regularly scheduled courses, students may elect to do independent study. A student who wishes to do a reading course should first consult the professor with whom he/she wishes to work. Please note, a student is allowed a total of 1.00 credits only for reading courses.

SOAN courses will be used towards the Sociology specializations.

Area of Concentration (General Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits in Sociology and Anthropology is required, including:
ANTH*1150 [0.50] Introduction to Anthropology
SOAN*2111 [0.50] Classical Theory
SOAN*2112 [0.50] Classical Theory
SOAN*2120 [0.50] Introductory Methods
SOC*1100 [0.50] Sociology
2.50 additional credits in SOC and SOAN courses, including at least 1.00 credits at the 3000 level

Major (Honours Program)

A minimum of 8.00 credits in Sociology and Anthropology is required, including:
ANTH*1150 [0.50] Introduction to Anthropology
SOAN*2111 [0.50] Classical Theory
SOAN*2112 [0.50] Classical Theory
SOAN*2120 [0.50] Introductory Methods
SOAN*3070 [0.50] Qualitative and Observational Methods
SOAN*3120 [0.50] Quantitative Methods
SOC*1100 [0.50] Sociology
SOC*3310 [0.50] Contemporary Theory
4.00 additional credits in SOC and SOAN courses, including at least 1.50 credits at the 4000 level
The following courses may be used toward a sociology specialization:
FRHD*3060 [0.50] Principles of Social Gerontology
PHIL*2180 [0.50] Philosophy of Science

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits in Sociology and Anthropology is required, including:

ANTH*1150 [0.50] Introduction to Anthropology
SOAN*2111 [0.50] Classical Theory
SOAN*2112 [0.50] Classical Theory
SOAN*2120 [0.50] Introductory Methods
SOC*1100 [0.50] Sociology
2.50 additional credits in SOC and SOAN courses, including at least 1.00 credits at the 3000 level or above
The following courses may be used toward a sociology specialization:
FRHD*3060 [0.50] Principles of Social Gerontology
PHIL*2180 [0.50] Philosophy of Science
University of Guelph
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
Canada
519-824-4120