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.

 

NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSES -  WINTER 2021/2022. For more information, please click here.

 

 

2021 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 M 11:30-12:20
100A T02 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA M 11:30-12:20
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 M 10:30-11:20
100A T14 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA M 10:30-11:20
100A T15 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA M 10:30-11:20
100A T16 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA F 11:30-12:20
100A T17 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA F 11:30-12:20
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
100A A03 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
 
*Please note: students registered in 100A A03 must register into a tutorial section, selected from T21-T22 ONLY
Edwin Hodge TWF 3:30-4:20 (online)
100A T21 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA T 4:30-5:20 (online)
100A T22 Intro to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA W 4:30-5:20 (online)
100A T23 Intro to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA W 4:30-5:20 (online)
100A T24 Intro to Sociology: Understanding Social Life TBA F 4:30-5:20 (online)
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 M 9:00-9:50
100B T02 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society TBA M 9:00-9:50
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
100B T06 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society TBA R 9:00-9:50
103 A01 Settler Colonialism and Canadian Society Rebeccah Nelems and Keith Cherry 

TWF 11:30-
12:20

200-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
202 A01 Constructing Social Problems Sean Hier MR 1:00-2:20
206 A01 Crime and Deviance  Tayler Zavitz MW 4:30-5:45
207 A01 Ecology, Society and Global Change Anelyse Weiler MR 11:30-12:45
210 A01 Classical Social Theorizing Sean Hier TWF 1:30-2:20
211 A01 Introduction to Sociological Research Edward Haddon 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 Tucker Farris TWF 10:30-11:15
310 A01 Religion in Society Edwin Hodge TWF 12:30-1:20
316 A01 Social Movements Peyman Vahabzadeh MR 2:30-3:45
345 A01 Sociology of Mental Health Andre Smith TWF 10:30-11:20
346 A01 Sociology of Surveillance Midori Ogasawara MR 11:30-12:45
374 A01 Qualitative Research Methods Anelyse Weiler MR 2:30-3:45
376 A01 Quantitative Research Methods Tamara Humphrey MR 1:00-2:15
382 A01 Sociology of Sexualities Aaron Devor W 6:30-9:20
383 A01 Feminisms in Theory and Practice Sara Naderi T 4:30-7:20
384 A01 Colonialism, Postcoloniality and Indigenous Resurgence Peyman Vahabzadeh

MR 4:30-5:45

400-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
430A A01 Issues in Racialization, Ethnicity and Decolonization  Rebeccah Nelems and Kiana Alexander TWF 9:30-10:20
434 A01 Issues in Deviance, Crime, Law, and Social Control Tamara Humphrey MR 10:00-11:15
438 A01 Issues in Contemoporary Sociology: Coming of Age in the Digital Age Tucker Farris MR 11:30-12:45
439A A01 Community Engaged Sociology I Bruce Ravelli T 2:30-5:20
499 A01 Honours Seminar and Graduating Essay Andre Smith W 12:30-2:20

2022 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 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 F 11:30-12:20
100A T07 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life W 2:30-3:20
100A T08 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life W 2:30-3:20
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 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 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-T20 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 T20 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society F 2:30-3:20
103 A01 Settler Colonialism and Canadian Society Rebeccah Nelems and Keith Cherry TWF 11:30-12:20

200-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
204 A01 Self, Identity and Society Edwin Hodge TWF 12:30-1:15
206 A01 Crime and Deviance Tamara Humphrey MR 1:00-2:15
206 A02 Crime and Deviance Tayler Zavitz MR 2:30-3:45
210 A01 Classical Social Theorizing Sean Hier TWF 1:30-2:20
211 A01 Introduction to Sociological Research Simon Carroll TR 2:30-3:45
220 A01 Media and Contemporary Society Midori Ogasawara MR 11:30-12:45
235 A01 Racialization and Ethnicity Sebastian Bonet MW 4:30-5:45
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 10:00-11:15

300-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
305B A01 Families and Social Change Melissa Forsyth MR 10:00-11:15
307 A01 Moral Panics Sean Hier MR 1:00-2:20
309 A01 Contemporary Social Theorizing Tucker Farris TWF 11:30-12:20
312 A01 White-Collar Crime Garry Gray MR 11:30-12:45
312 A02 White-Collar Crime Garry Gray R 4:30-7:20
321 A01 Work, Employment and Society Anelyse Weiler MR 11:30-12:45
345 A01 Sociology of Mental Health Andre Smith TWF 10:30-11:20
374 A01 Qualitative Research Methods Anelyse Weiler MR 2:30-3:45
376 A01 Quantitative Research Methods Tamara Humphrey MR 4:30-5:45
388 A01 Sociology of Food and Eating Martha McMahon T 4:30-7:20

400-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
432 A01 Issues in Health and Aging Katelin Albert MR 1:00-2:15
434 A01 Issues in Deviance, Crime, Law and Social Control Midori Ogasawara MR 2:30-5:20
435 A01 Issues in Gender Aaron Devor W 6:30-9:20
439B A01 Community Engaged Sociology II Bruce Ravelli T 2:30-5:20
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 W 12:30-2:20

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
100A T05 Intro to Sociology - tutorial TBA May 10-June 25, 2021 R 2:30-3:20
100A T06 Intro to Sociology - tutorial TBA May 10-June 25, 2021 R 3:30-4:20
103 A01 Canadian Society Co-taught: Rebeccah Nelems and Keith Cherry

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) 

389 A02 Death and Dying Tucker Farris July 5 - August 20, 2021

MW 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"