Courses

There are two broad types of sociology courses at UVic. Courses that are required within the major, minor and general programs provide a systematic grounding in the theoretical and methodological core of sociology as a social science. Other courses serve as electives, both for sociology students and for students in other programs. These electives range quite broadly across diverse social issues, including:

  • Gender and sexuality
  • Social inequality and social control
  • Law and social justice
  • Canadian society and globalization
  • Food and ecology
  • Self and identity
  • Work and technology
  • Health and aging
  • Social problems and deviance
  • Media and popular culture
  • Ecology and development
  • Social movements and politics
  • Religion and social change
  • Families and demography

If any of these topics excite you, UVic Sociology may be the place for you.

2020 Fall term courses 

100-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
100A A01

Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life

**Please note: students registered in 100A A01 must register into a tutorial section, selected from T01-T12 ONLY

Edwin Hodge TWF 10:30-11:20
100A T01 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
100A T02 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
100A T03 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
100A T04 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
100A T05 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
100A T06 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
100A T07 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
100A T08 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
100A T09 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
100A T10 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
100A A02 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
 
*Please note: students registered in 100A A02 must register into a tutorial section, selected from T13-T24 ONLY
Edwin Hodge TWF 1:30-2:20
100A T13 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
100A T14 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
100A T19 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
100A T20 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
100A T21 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
100A T22 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
100A T23 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
100B A01 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society
*Please note: students registered in 100B A01 must register into a tutorial section, selected from T01-T06 ONLY
Edwin Hodge TWF 9:30-10:20
100B T01 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society
100B T02 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society
100B T03 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society
100B T04 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society
100B T05 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society
103 A01 Canadian Society Simon Carroll

TWF 12:30-1:20

200-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
202 A01 Constructing Social Problems Sean Hier MR 1:00-2:20
204 A01 Self, Identity and Society Andre Smith TWF 10:30-11:20
206 A01 Crime and Deviance  Tamara Humphrey MR 10:00-11:20
210 A01 Classical Social Theorizing Sean Hier TR 4:30-5:50
211 A01 Introduction to Sociological Research Margaret Penning MR 11:30-12:50
235 A01 Racialization and Ethnicity
Seb Bonet TWF 10:30-11:20
271 A01 Introduction to Social Statistics Min Zhou MR 10:00-11:20
271 B01 Lab

Ruth Kampen  

R 2:30-3:20
271 B02 Lab

Ruth Kampen

F 11:30-12:20

300-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
309 A01 Contemporary Social Theorizing Tucker Farris MR 1:00-2:20
310 A01 Religion in Society Dustin Zielke TWF 1:30-2:20
327 A01 Intl Perspectives in Inequalities in Health and Health Care Simon Carroll TWF 11:30-12:20
345 A01 Sociology of Mental Health Andre Smith TWF 12:30-1:20
355 A01 The Corporation, Capitalism, and Globalization William Carroll MW 4:30-6:00
374 A01 Qualitative Research Methods Anelyse Weiler MR 11:30-12:50
376 A01 Quantitative Research Methods Grace Li TWF 9:30-10:20
382 A01 Sociology of Sexualities Aaron Devor W 6:30-9:20
389 A01 Death and Dying Tucker Farris

MR 6:30-7:50

390 A01 Special Topics in Sociology: Sociology of the Environment Nick Graham

T 2:30-4:20, F 2:30-3:20

400-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
432 A01 Issues in Health and Aging Katelin Albert MR 10:00-11:20
433 A01 Issues in Demography and Families Susan McDaniel MR 11:30-12:50
434 A01 Issues in Deviance, Crime, Law, and Social Control Tamara Humphrey MR 1:00-2:20
436 A01 Issues in Sociology and Social Justice: Political Sociology and Public Opinion Edward Haddon MW 4:30-5:50
438 A01 Issues in Contemporary Sociology Rebeccah Nelems MR 2:30-3:50
438 A02 Issues in Contemporary Sociology Sanam Vaghefi TR 4:30-5:50
471 A01 Intermediate Social Statistics Min Zhou M 1:00-3:50
471 B01 Lab Ruth Kampen R 10:00-11:00
499 A01 Honours Seminar and Graduating Essay Andre Smith T 2:30-4:20

2021 Spring term courses

100-level


Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
100A A01

Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life

*Please note: students registered in 100A A01 must register into a tutorial section, selected from T01-T12 ONLY

Edwin Hodge TWF 9:30-10:20
100A T01 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life T 11:30-12:20
100A T02 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life T 11:30-12:20
100A T03 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life T 11:30-12:20
100A T04 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life W 11:30-12:20
100A T05 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life W 11:30-12:20
100A T06 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life W 11:30-12:20
100A T07 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life F 11:30-12:20
100A T08 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life F 11:30-12:20
100A T09 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life F 11:30-12:20
100A T10 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life W 2:30-3:30
100A T11 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life W 2:30-3:30
100A T12 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life W 2:30-3:30
100B A01 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society

*Please note: students registered in 100B A01 must register into a tutorial section, selected from T01-T12 ONLY
Edwin Hodge TWF 10:30-11:20
100B T01 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society M 11:30-12:20
100B T02 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society M 11:30-12:20
100B T03 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society M 11:30-12:20
100B T04 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society W 12:30-1:20
100B T05 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society W 12:30-1:20
100B T06 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society W 12:30-1:20
100B T07 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society M 10:30-11:20
100B T08 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society M 10:30-11:20
100B T09 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society M 10:30-11:20
100B T10 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society R 1:00-2:00
100B T11 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society R 1:00-2:00
100B T12 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society R 1:00-2:00
100B A02 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society 

*Please note: students registered in 100B A02 must register into a tutorial section, selected from T13-T24 ONLY
Edwin Hodge TWF 1:30-2:20
100B T13 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society F 12:30-1:20
100B T14 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society F 12:30-1:20
100B T15 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society F 12:30-1:20
100B T16 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society R 2:30-3:20
100B T17 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society R 2:30-3:20
100B T18 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society R 2:30-3:20
100B T19 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society W 3:30-4:20
100B T20 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society W 3:30-4:20
100B T21 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society W 3:30-4:20
100B T22 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society F 2:30-3:20
100B T23 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society F 2:30-3:20
100B T24 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society F 2:30-3:20
103 A01 Canadian Society  Simon Carroll TWF 11:30-12:20

200-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
206 A01 Crime and Deviance Tamara Humphrey MR 10:00-11:20
206 A02 Crime and Deviance Tayler Zavitz MR 1:00-2:20
210 A01 Classical Social Theorizing Sean Hier TR 4:30-5:50
211 A01 Introduction to Sociological Research Edward Haddon TWF 12:30-1:20
215 A01 Class and Social Inequality Seb Bonet W 3:30-6:20
220 A01 Media and Contemporary Society Simon Carroll T 2:30-4:20; F 2:30-3:20
271 A01 Introduction to Social Statistics Grace Li TWF 1:30-2:20
271 B01 Lab -
Ruth Kampen R 2:30-3:20
271 B02 Lab -
Ruth Kampen F 11:30-12:20
281 A01 Sociology of Genders Sara Naderi TWF 11:30-12:20
285 A01 Health Over the Life Course Katelin Albert MR 11:30-12:50

300-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
309 A01 Contemporary Social Theorizing Dustin Zielke TWF 9:30-10:20
316 A01 Social Movements Peyman Vahabzadeh MR 2:30-3:50
321 A01 Work, Employment and Society Anelyse Weiler MR 2:30-3:50
345 A01 Sociology of Mental Health Andre Smith TWF 10:30-11:20
374 A01 Qualitative Research Methods Anelyse Weiler MR 11:30-12:50
376 A01 Quantitative Research Methods Tamara Humphrey MR 1:00-2:20
383 A01 Feminisms in Theory and Practice Martha McMahon M 4:30-7:20
384 A01 Colonialism, Postcoloniality and Indigenous Resurgence Peyman Vahabzadeh MR 11:30-12:50
385 A01 Sociology of Aging Sabrina Haq TWF 12:30-1:20
388 A01 Sociology of Food and Eating Martha McMahon T 4:30-7:20

400-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
434 A01 Issues in Deviance, Crime, Law and Social Control Midori Ogasawara MR 11:30-12:50
435 A01 Issues in Gender Aaron Devor W 6:30-9:20
436 A01 Issues in Sociology and Social Justice William Carroll MR 10:00-11:50
438 A01 Issues in Contemporary Sociology: Self, Society and Social Media in the Age of COVID-19 Sara Naderi TF 2:30-3:50
499 A01 Honours Seminar and Graduating Essay Andre Smith T 2:30-4:20

2021 Summer term courses

100-level


Code Sec Title Instructor Dates Timetable
100A A01 Intro. to Sociology: Culture and Socialization Edwin Hodge May 10 - June 25, 2021

MW 2:30-4:20pm
R 2:30-3:20pm

100A T01 Intro to Sociology - tutorial  TBA May 10 - June 25, 2021

R 2:30-3:20

100A T02 Intro to Sociolog - tutorial TBA May 10 - June 25, 2021 R 2:30-3:20
100A T03 Intro to Sociology - tutorial TBA May 10 - June 25, 2021 R 3:30-4:20
100A T04 Intro to Sociology - tutorial  TBA May 10 - June 25, 2021 R 3:30-4:20
103 A01 Canadian Society Co-taught: Rebeccah Nelems, Keith Cherry, Pablo Ouziel

July 5 - Aug. 20, 2021

M 12:30-2:20pm
R 12:30-1:20pm

200-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Dates Timetable
202 A01 Constructing Social Problems Sean Hier May 10 - June 25, 2021

F 12:30-1:45pm 

206 A01 Crime and Deviance Tayler Zavitz July 5 - Aug. 20, 2021

R 2:30-4:50pm

300-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Dates Timetable
318 A01 Social Change Peyman Vahabzadeh May 10 - June 25, 2021

TR 4:30-6:50

(In-person instruction)

327 A01 International Perspectives on Inequities in Health and Health Care Sanam Vaghefi May 10 - June 25, 2021

W 10:30-12:30

355 A01 The Corporation, Capitalism, and Globalization William Carroll July 5 - August 20, 2021

MW 2:30-4:50

389 A01 Death and Dying Tucker Farris July 5 - August 20, 2021

TR 6:00-8:20pm

(in-person instruction) 

390 A01 Special Topics in Sociology: Cinema and Society Peyman Vahabzadeh May 10-June 25, 2021

W 4:30-6:50pm

390 A02 Special Topics in Sociology: Far-Right Movements Edwin Hodge July 5-August 20, 2021

MW 10:30-12:20pm, R 10:30-11:20am

400-level

socialsciences/sociology/assets/docs/390---hodge-summer--2021.pdf
Code Sec Title Instructor Dates Timetable
438 A01 Corporate Power, Fossil Capital, Climate Crisis William Carroll May 10-28, 2021

M-F, 10:00am-12:00pm

NOTE: Registration for this course is only "by permission of instructor"