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:

  • Racialization, decolonization, and Indigenous resurgence
  • 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.  

 

2024 Summer term courses

100-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Dates
100A A01 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life Ashley Berard

May 13 - June 28, 2024

MW 2:00 - 4:30p

(online - please refer to short-form course outline for further details on the mode of delivery for this course).

100A T01 Intro Sociology: Tutorial TBA

May 13 - June 28, 2024

T 10:30-11:20a
(online)

100A T02 Intro Sociology: Tutorial TBA

May 13 - June 28, 2024

T 1:30 - 2:20p
(online)

100A T03 Intro Sociology: Tutorial TBA

May 13 - June 28, 2024

W 10:30 - 11:20a
(online)

100A T04 Intro Sociology: Tutorial TBA

May 13 - June 28, 2024

T 11:30 - 12:20p
(online)

100A T05 Intro Sociology: Tutorial TBA

May 13 - June 28, 2024

W 11:30 -12:20p
(online)

100B A01 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society Edwin Hodge

July 3 - August 18, 2024

TR 2:00-4:30p

(online - please refer to short-form course outline for further details on the mode of delivery for this course).

100B T01 Intro. Sociology: Tutorial
TBA

July 3 - August 18, 2024

T 10:30 - 11:20p
(online)

100B T02 Intro. Sociology: Tutorial TBA

July 3 - August 18, 2024

T 12:30 - 1:20p
(online)

100B  T03 Intro. Sociology: Tutorial TBA

July 3 - August 18, 2024

R 10:30 - 11:20p
(online)

100B T04 Intro. Sociology: Tutorial TBA

July 3 - August 18, 2024

R 11:30 - 12:20p
(online)

100B T05 Intro. Sociology: Tutorial TBA

July 3 - August 18, 2024

W 11:30-12:20p
(online)

 

200-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Dates
202 A01

 Constructing Social Problems

Sean Hier

May 13 - June 28, 2024

(online)

206 A01 Crime and Deviance  Tayler Zavitz

May 13 - June 28, 2024

TR 1:00-3:20pm

(online. Please refer to short-form course outline for further details on the mode of delivery for this course)

300-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Dates
345 A01 Sociology of Mental Health Ashley Berard

May 13 - June 28, 2024

MW 6:30-8:20p

(online. Please refer to short-form course outline for further details on the mode of delivery for this course)

355 A01 The Corporation, Capitalism, and Globalization Bill Carroll

July 3 - August 18, 2024

TR 2:00-4:20p

382 A01 The Sociology of Sexualities Kelsey Block

July 3 - August 18, 2024

TR 2:00-4:20pm

(online. Please refer to short-form course outline for further details on the mode of delivery for this course)

2023 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

Bruce Ravelli

TWF 10:30-
11:20

100A T01 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA T 3:30-4:20
100A T02 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA T 3:30-4:20
100A T03 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA T 3:30-4:20
100A T04 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA T 11:30-12:20
100A T05 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA T 11:30-12:20
100A T06 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA T 11:30-12:20
100A T07 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA W 12:30-1:20
100A T08 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA W 12:30-1:20
100A T10 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA W 11:30-12:20
100A T11 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA W 11:30-12:20
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
Bruce Ravelli TWF 1:30-2:20
100A T13 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA T 2:30-3:20
100A T14 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA T 2:30-3:20
100A T15 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA T 2:30-3:20
100A T16 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA W 2:30-3:20
100A T17 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA W 2:30-3:20
100A T19 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA R 3:30-4:20
100A T20 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA R 3:30-4:20
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 TBA W 3:30-4:20
100B T02 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society TBA W 3:30-4:20
100B T04 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society TBA R 9:00-9:50
100B T05 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society TBA R 9:00-9:50

200-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
206 A01 Crime and Deviance  Garry Gray M 6:30-9:20
206 A02 Crime and Deviance Tayler Zavitz

MR 2:30-4:00

Fully Online

207 A01 Ecology, Society and Global Change Anelyse Weiler MR 11:30-12:45
210 A01 Classical Social Theorizing Sara Naderi MR 4:30-5:45
211 A01 Introduction to Sociological Research Simon Carroll TWF 12:30-1:20
215 A01 Class and Social Inequality Maria Finnsdottir MR 1:00-2:15
235 A01 Racialization and Ethnicity Mercedes Dorrbercker TF 2:30-3:45
271 A01 Introduction to Social Statistics Ruth Kampen TWF 9:30-10:20
271 B01 Lab

Ruth Kampen  

R 11:30-12:20
271 B02 Lab

Ruth Kampen

F 11:30-12:20
281 A01 Sociology of Genders

Katelin Albert

MR 10:00-11:15

300-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
309 A01 Contemporary Social Theorizing Edwin Hodge TWF 11:30-12:20
310 A01 Religion and Society Edwin Hodge TWF 1:30-2:20
345 A01 Sociology of Mental Health Andre Smith TWF 10:30-11:20
346 A01 Sociology of Surveillance Midori Ogasawara MR 10:00-11:15
355 A01 The Corporation, Capitalism, and Globalization Jason Miller T 4:30-5:45

Fully online
374 A01 Qualitative Research Methods Anelyse Weiler MR 2:30-3:45
376 A01 Quantitative Research Methods Tamara Humphrey MR 11:30-12:45
388 A01 Sociology of Food and Eating Tayler Zavitz MR 1:00-2:15
389 A01 Death and Dying Melissa Forsyth TWF 12:30-1:20

400-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
434 A01 Issues in Deviance, Crime, Law, and Social Control Tamara Humphrey MR 8:30-9:45
437 A01 Issues in Environmental Sociology and Climate Change Ashley Berard MR 4:30-5:45
438 A01 Issues in Contemporary Sociology Sara Naderi MR 1:00-2:15
438 A02 Issues in Contemporary Sociology Maria Finnsdottir MR 11:30-12:45

2024 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

Ashley Berard 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 1:30-12:20
100A T09 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life W 2:30-3:20
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
Bruce Ravelli TWF 10:30-11:20
100B T01 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society M 10:30-11:20
100B T02 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society M 10:30-11:20
100B T03 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society W 12:30-1:20
100B T04 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society W 12:30-1:20
100B T05 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society R 1:00-2:00
100B T06 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-T21 ONLY
Bruce Ravelli TWF 1:30-2:20
100B T13 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society W 3:30-4:20
100B T14 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society W 3:30-4:20
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 T19 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society F 12:30-1:20
100B T21 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society F 2:30-3:20
103 A01 Settler Colonialism and Canadian Society Ashley Berard TWF 1:30-2:20

200-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
204 A01 Self, Identity and Society Edwin Hodge TWF 11:30-12:20
205 A02 Sociological Perspectives on Family Relationships Mercedes Dorrbecker TWF 1:30-2:20
206 A01 Crime and Deviance Don Fetherston MR 10:00-11:15
206 A02 Crime and Deviance Tayler Zavitz TWF 11:30-12:20

Fully Online
210 A01

Classical Social Theorizing

Sean Hier Fully Online and Asynchronous - no class times

*Students will need to complete an online quiz (approx. 20 minutes) between 12:00pm and 8:00pm most Fridays

211 A01 Introduction to Sociological Research Simon Carroll TWF 12:30-1:20
271 A01 Introduction to Social Statistics Min Zhou MR 10:00-11:15
271 B01 Lab -
Ruth Kampen R 1:30-2:20
271 B02 Lab -
Ruth Kampen F 11:30-12:20
285 A01 Health Over the Life Course Katelin Albert MR 11:30-12:45

300-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
307 A01 Moral Panics Sean Hier W 4:30-7:20
309 A01 Contemporary Social Theorizing Edwin Hodge TWF 9:30-10:20
310 A01 Religion in Society Edwin Hodge TWF 2:30-3:20
312 A01 White-Collar Crime Garry Gray M 6:30-9:20
316 A01 Social Movements Tayler Zavitz TF 2:30-3:45
321 A01 Work, Globalization and Labour Movements Anelyse Weiler MR 2:30-3:45
326 A01 Social Networks Min Zhou MR 1:00-2:15
345 A01 Sociology of Mental Health Andre Smith TWF 10:30-11:20
356 A01 International Crimes and Social Justice  Midori Ogasawara MR 10:00-11:15
374 A01 Qualitative Research Methods Anelyse Weiler MR 11:30-12:45
374 A02 Qualitative Research Methods Simon Carroll M 1:00-3:50
376 A01 Quantitative Research Methods Tamara Humphrey MR 1:00-2:15
376 A02 Quantitative Research Methods Tamara Humphrey R 4:00-5:20
382 A01 Sociology of Sexualities Sara Naderi MR 4:30-5:45

400-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
431 A01 Issues in Social Theorizing Peyman Vahabzadeh T 4:30-7:20
432 A01 Issues in Health and Aging Katelin Albert R 2:30-5:20
434 A01 Issues in Deviance, Crime and Law Midori Ogasawara M 2:30-5:20
435 A01 Issues in Gender, Sexuality and Trans Communities Aaron Devor W 6:30-9:20
437 A01 Issues in Environmental Sociology and Climate Change Ashley Berard MW 4:30-5:50
471 A01 Intermediate Social Statistics Min Zhou W 10:00-12:50
471 B01 Lab Ruth Kampen R 10:00-11:00