Sociology focuses on explaining social patterns and how they impact individual lives. This course teaches students how to think sociologically, using empirical research methods and theories to make sense of society. Students will learn about the causes and consequences of inequalities, the ways in which our social worlds are constructed rather than natural, and the role of institutions in shaping our lives. A selection of subfields within the discipline will also be introduced, which may include culture, gender, sexualities, race and ethnicity, education, religion, families, crime, law, health, mass media, social change, and globalization.
(SOC101Y1), (SOCA01H3), (SOCA02H3)
Social and Behavioural Sciences