Bachelor – Sociology

SOC 100Principles of Sociological ResearchSOC 200Rational Foundations of Social Theory
SOC 110History of Social TheorySOC 210Criminology
SOC 120Statistical methods of researchSOC 215The study of society
SOC 150Organizational analysisSOC 315Social change in the modern world
SOC 115Sociology of Human SexualitySOC 350Sociology of Health-Care Issues
  • SOC 100: Principles of Sociological Research: This course explores how theoretical questions and different types of evidence inform decisions about methodological approach and research design.
  • SOC 110: History of Social Theory. This course will cover an introduction to sociology as well as sociological theories .
  • SOC 120: Statistical methods of research: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to widely used quantitative methods in sociology and related social sciences.
  • SOC 150 : Organizational Analysis: A systematic introduction to theoretical and empirical work on organizations broadly conceived, such as public and private economic organizations, governmental organizations, prisons, health-care organizations, and professional and voluntary associations
  • SOC 115: Sociology of Human Sexuality: This course explores the sociological perspective on sexual conduct and its associated beliefs and consequences for individuals and society.
  • SOC 200: Rational foundation of social theory: This course introduces conceptual and analytical tools for the micro foundations of macro and intermediate-level social theories, taking as a basis the assumption of rational action
  • SOC 210: Criminology: This course seeks to develop a sociological framework for examining crime
  • SOC 215: The study of society: This course focuses on socialization processes, culture, social reproduction and social control, and collective action.
  • SOC 315: Social change in the modern world: This course provides an introduction to theories of social change, as well as prepare the student for upper-division work in comparative-historical sociology.
  • SOC 350: Sociology of health-care issues: This course gives a broad introduction to medicine as a social institution and its relationship to other institutions as well as its relation to society. It will make use of both micro and macro sociological work in this area and introduce students to sociological perspectives of contemporary health-care issues

SOC 400Global sociology SOC 451Social inequality
SOC 411Social Welfare policy and services SOC 460The art of social engagement
SOC 415Evolution of the human socialitySOC 470Conservation and society
SOC 420Classical sociological theory SOC 480Race and ethnicity
SOC 450Introduction to community developmentSOC 490Claims and evidence in sociology

  • SOC 400: Global sociology: This course explores the concerns of an interconnected global world through classic sociological concepts.
  • SOC 411: Social welfare policy and services : This course explores current social welfare issues in the context of their history and the underlying rationale and values that support different approaches.
  • SOC 415 : Evolution of the human sociality : A quest for the origin of our social behavior: This course will help you rediscover the process of evolution and will introduce primatological studies conducted by researchers at Kyoto University, Japan.
  • SOC 420 : Classical sociological theory : This course offers an introduction into the most important classical sociological readings between the 18th and 20th century and highly influential social science scholars, such as Karl Marx, Max Weber and Emile Durkheim.
  • SOC 450: Introduction to community development: This course will show how community development groups can bring about change, identify and resolve issues, and improve local communities.
  • SOC451: Social inequality: This course explores inequality in society, such as race, gender, and social stratification, and how many of these inequalities have come about.
  • SOC 460 : The art of social engagement : This course enables students to learn how creative practices can be combined to work with social engagement, participation, learning and education programmes in museums, galleries and cultural organisations.
  • SOC 470 : Conservation and society : This course explores and evaluates  the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and related agreements.
  • SOC 480 : Race and ethnicity The goal of this course is to understand various definitions of race and ethnicity from a theoretical perspective and in a plurality of contexts and to account for the rise of ethnicity and race as political and cultural forces in the age of globalization
  • SOC 490 : Claims and evidence in sociology : This course is an introduction to the logic and practice of social science research. The goal is to provide methodological training that will enable students to design and execute successful independent research projects. We review a range of approaches used by sociologists to answer research questions, including field experiments, surveys, observation, in-depth interviews, and mixed method research.


SOC 505Foundations of sociological explanations SOC 530Social networks
SOC 510Current issues in social theorySOC 541International perspectives on inequities in Health and health care
SOC 515Social movementsSOC 550Constructing social problems
SOC 520Current issues in the sociology of health and agingSOC 556Advanced strategies in qualitative research
SOC 525The corporation , capitalism , and globalizationSOC 580Social change

  • SOC 505: Foundations of sociological explanations : This course provides in-depth examination of selected key themes in sociological theory.
  • SOC 510: Current issues in social theory : This course examines major perspectives, themes, and debates in contemporary social theory. And it emphasizes on developing students’ abilities to use theoretical concepts in relation to their own research interests
  • SOC 515 :Social movements: A study of social movements in the making of modernity and its ongoing transformations. Exploration of how movements arise and are maintained, of why certain kinds of movements emerge in specific contexts, and of what impact they have upon socio-political relations and cultural discourses, both globally and locally. Specific social movements such as feminism, ecology, gay and lesbian liberation, Aboriginal activism, the peace movement, labour, socialism, and religious fundamentalism will be examined.
  • SOC 520: Current issues in the sociology of health and aging : A seminar exploring a range of contemporary issues pertaining to the social determinants of health, illness, and aging.
  • SOC 525: The corporation , capitalism , and globalization : Drawing on world systems, Marxist, network, and postcolonial perspectives, the course examines capitalism and the contradictions and conflicts that shape it. Topics include: the role of transnational corporations and financial markets; the development of transnational classes, governance and the culture industry; and social alternatives ranging from localization to post-capitalism on a global scale.
  • SOC 530: Social networks: The major models, methods, and findings of network analysis. The following areas may be discussed: friendship, social influence and status, small groups, communication and diffusion of information, corporate and community organization, social and economic mobility, and computer analysis of network data.
  • SOC 541 : International perspectives on inequities in Health and health care : Offers a critical appraisal of the institutional economic, and political determinants of health and illness from a cross-national perspective. Explores the unequal distribution of diseases and injuries between and within countries in the context of poverty and economic marginalization, and draws on case studies from around the world to examine the consequences of health inequity.
  • SOC 550 : Constructing social problems: Examines the social construction of social problems. Topics may include terrorism, breast cancer awareness, halloween sadism, surveillance, moral panics, public shaming, mass and social media framing, infectious disease, homelessness, crime, drug use, police violence, and debates about childhood vaccines.
  • SOC 556: Advanced strategies in qualitative research : Explores applied techniques for coding and systematically analyzing qualitative data with the assistance of computer-aided qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS). Examines different strategies for communicating qualitative research findings to other researchers and the general public.
  • SOC 580 : Social change: Inquiry into the social structures, cultural practices, and political economic transitions associated with social change, emphasizing ethical-political underpinnings and implications. Topics include reform and revolution, globalization “from above” and “from below”, and changing conceptions of social justice and community.