Courses

2019 fall term courses

500-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
503 A01 Foundations of Sociological Explanations Simon Carroll R 10:00-12:50
515 A01 Qualitative Research Garry Gray M 1:00-4:00pm
535 A01 Current Issues in Political Sociology Peyman Vahabzadeh W 10:00-12:50
545 A01 Current Issues in the Sociology of Health and Aging Margaret Penning T 1:00-3:50
598 A01  Major Research Paper
On-campus
598 A02  Major Research Paper
Off-campus
599 A01  Thesis On-campus
599 A02  Thesis Off-campus

600-level

Code Sec Title Instructor
693 A01 PhD Candidacy Examinations On-campus
693 A02 PhD Candidacy Examinations Off-campus
699 A01 PhD Dissertation
On-campus
699 A02 PhD Dissertation
Off-campus

2020 spring term courses

500-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
504 A01 Current Issues in Social Theory Steve Garlick R 1:00-4:00
507 A01 Intermediate Social Statistics Min Zhou M 1:00-3:50
507 B01 LAB Ruth Kampen R 10:00-11:00
525 A01 Current Issues in the Sociology of Genders and Sexualities: Gender, Justice and Power, environment and climate change Martha McMahon W 10:00-12:50
616 A01 Advanced Strategies in Qualitative Research Garry Gray T 1:00-4:00
598 A01 Major Research Paper
on-campus
598 A02 Major Research Paper
off-campus
599 A01 Thesis on-campus
599 A02 Thesis off-campus

600-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
693 A01 PhD Candidacy Exams on-campus
693 A02 PhD Candidacy Exams off-campus
699 A01 Dissertation on-campus
699 A02 Dissertation off-campus

2019 Summer Term Courses


   2019 CMP Summer Institute

University of Victoria – May 27 to May 31, 2019

The Corporate Mapping Project (CMP) is pleased to announce its 2019 Summer Institute – Corporate power, fossil capital, climate crisis, hosted by the University of Victoria’s Department of Sociology, in Victoria, BC, under the auspices of CMP.


Course Description and Objectives

 

This graduate seminar combines the sociology of corporate power with the political economy of fossil capital and the political ecology of climate crisis. The course does not require a specialized academic background in these areas, and is open to graduate students in sociology and related fields. Topics will include:

a)  the sociology, political economy and political ecology of fossil capitalism as a distinct way of life now in global crisis;

b)  modalities of corporate power in this field, ranging from networks of capital ownership and governance, through practices and discourses of corporate hegemony in civil society, media and state, to carbon commodity chains and popular resistance at        flashpoints along them; and

c)  a survey of sociopolitical developments and policy alternatives that could initiate a just transition to low carbon ‘energy democracy’.

Our work in the course will centre to some extent upon the case of Canada, but will extend to other national cases and to the transnational level.

Course Format and Delivery

 

The course will be delivered in a novel way, within the second Summer Institute of the Corporate Mapping Project (CMP), a SSHRC Partnership based in the Sociology Department at the University of Victoria (http://corporatemapping.ca). Most of our face-time will be concentrated within one intensive week (May 27-31, 2019). Some sessions will be facilitated by course director and CMP co- director Bill Carroll and other CMP team members; others will be student-led. To take this course, students must have the week of the CMP Spring Institute, May 27-31, free from other commitments.

Preparation for the course in the weeks leading up to the Institute will involve: videoconference sessions to introduce students to each other and focus our studies; advance reading of the core texts; and, some initial small group work with fellow students, to prepare class presentations which will be a focal point for several sessions.

In the weeks following the Institute, students will complete term papers, which are due by 2 July 2019. The term paper will be worth 50% of the final grade. Participation and reflective journaling will comprise the other half.

This course will help students already participating in the CMP (e.g., as research assistants) to deepen their knowledge of the issues at the heart of the Project. For students not already participating in the CMP the course will provide an opportunity to become involved, particularly through publishing their term papers on the CMP website (some student papers from the 2017 Institute are available at https://www.corporatemapping.ca/student-papers/).

The CMP is a research and public engagement partnership between University of Victoria, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Parkland Institute that examines the fossil fuel industry and investigates the ways in which corporate power is organized and exercised, with the aim of advancing transparent public policy making (www.corporatemapping.ca)

500-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
520 A01 Issues in Contemporary Sociology:   Corporate power, fossil capital, climate crisis William Carroll May 27-31, 2019
MTWRF 9:00-5:00
598 A01 Major Research Paper
598 A02 Major Research Paper
599 A01 Thesis
599 A02 Thesis

600-level


Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
693 A01 PhD Candidacy Examinations
693 A02 PhD Candidacy Examinations
699 A01 PhD Dissertation
699 A02 PhD Dissertation