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.

 

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

 

 

2022 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 T03 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 T18 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
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 Sebastian Bonet

TWF 11:30-
12:20

200-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
204 A01 Self, Identity and Society Edwin Hodge TWF 12:30-1:20
204 A02 Self, Identity and Society Edwin Hodge TWF, 11:30-12:20
206 A01 Crime and Deviance  Garry Gray M 6:30-9:20
206 A02 Crime and Deviance Tayler Zavitz TF 2:30-3:45
207 A01 Ecology, Society and Global Change Anelyse Weiler MR 11:30-12:45
210 A01 Classical Social Theorizing Sara Naderi MW 4:30-5:45
210 A02 Classical Social Theorizing Sara Naderi MW 6:30-7:45
211 A01 Introduction to Sociological Research Athena Madan MR 2:30-3:45
215 A01 Class and Social Inequality Seb Bonet 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

socialsciences/sociology/assets/docs/soci-313-short-form-course-outline---fall-2022-gray.pdf
Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
307 A01 Moral Panics Sean Hier R 4:30-7:20
309 A01 Contemporary Social Theorizing Steve Garlick MR 10:00-11:15
313 A01 Sociology of Law Garry Gray T 4:30-7:20
345 A01 Sociology of Mental Health Andre Smith TWF 10:30-11:20
346 A01 Sociology of Surveillance Midori Ogasawara MR 1:00-2:15
355 A01 The Corporation, Capitalism, and Globalization William Carroll MR 2:30-3:45
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 Sara Naderi TWF 11:30-12:20

400-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
434 A01 Issues in Deviance, Crime, Law, and Social Control Midori Ogasawara M 4:30-7:20
434 A02 Issues in Deviance, Crime, Law, and Social Control Tamara Humphrey MR 10:00-11:15
436 A01 Issues in Sociology and Social Justice William Carroll 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

2023 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 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-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 T21 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society F 2:30-3:20
103 A01 Settler Colonialism and Canadian Society Sebastian Bonet TWF 11:30-12:20

200-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
205 A01 Sociological Perspectives on Family Relationships Melissa Forsyth TWF 12:30-1:20
206 A01 Crime and Deviance Tamara Humphrey MR 10:00-11:15
206 A02 Crime and Deviance Tayler Zavitz TF, 2:30-3:45
210 A01 Classical Social Theorizing Sara Naderi MW 4:30-5:45
211 A01 Introduction to Sociological Research Athena Madan MR 11:30-12:45
220 A01 Media and Contemporary Society Midori Ogasawara MR 4:30-5:45
235 A01 Racialization and Ethnicity Sebastian Bonet TF 2:30-3:45
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 Simon Carroll MR 2:30-3:45

300-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
309 A01 Contemporary Social Theorizing Edwin Hodge TWF 11:30-12:20
312 A01 White-Collar Crime Garry Gray M 6:30-9:20
312 A02 White-Collar Crime Garry Gray R 6:30-9:20
321 A01 Work, Globalization and Labour Movements Anelyse Weiler MR 4:30-5:45
327 A01 Intl Perspectives on Inequities in Health and Health Care Athena Madan MR 2:30-3:45
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 2:30-3:45
376 A01 Quantitative Research Methods Tamara Humphrey MR 1:00-2:15
384 A01 Colonialism, Postcoloniality, and Indigenous Resurgence Peyman Vahabzadeh T 4:30-7:20

400-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
431 A01 Issues in Social Theorizing Peyman Vahabzadeh R 4:30-7:20
432 A01 Issues in Health and Aging Katelin Albert M 4:30-7:20
437 A01 Issues in Environmental Sociology and Climate Change Susanna Klassen T 4:30-7:20
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

2022 Summer term courses

100-level

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

May 9 - June 24, 2022

TR, 2:30-5:00p

(in-person)

100A T01 Intro. to Sociology: Tutorial  TBA

T, 11:30-12:20

(in-person)

100A T02 Intro. to Sociology: Tutorial TBA

T, 12:30-1:20

(in-person)

100A T03 Intro. to Sociology: Tutorial TBA

R, 11:30-12:20 

(in-person)

100A T04 Intro. to Sociology: Tutorial TBA

R, 12:30-1:20

(in-person)

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

July 4 - Aug. 19, 2022

TR 2:30-5:00p

(online and sychronous - "real-time sessions, but may also be taken asychronously)

100B T01 Intro. Sociology: Tutorial
TBA

July 4 - Aug. 19, 2022

M 2:30-3:20p
(online)

100B T02 Intro. Sociology: Tutorial TBA

July 4 - Aug. 19, 2022

M 2:30-3:20p
(online)

100B  T03 Intro. Sociology: Tutorial TBA

July 4 - Aug. 19, 2022

M 3:20-4:20p
(online)

100B T04 Intro. Sociology: Tutorial TBA July 4 0 Aug. 19, 2022

M 3:20-4:20p
(online)

 

200-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Dates
202 A01

Constructing Social Problems 

Sean Hier

May 9 - June 24, 2022

F 1:30-2:20p

(online and blended - pre-recorded lecture videos and online quizzes)

 

206 A01 Crime and Deviance  Tayler Zavitz

July 4 - Aug. 19, 2022

MW 2:30-5:00p 
(in-person)

300-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Dates
310 A01 Religion in Society Edwin Hodge

July 4 - Aug. 19, 2022

MW 6:00-8:30p
(in-person)

383 A01 Feminisms in Theory and Practice Martha McMahon

May 9 - June 24, 2022

MW 6:00-8:30p
(in-person)

385 A01 Sociology of Aging Sarah Wagner

July 4 - Aug. 19, 2022

TR 2:30-5:00p
(in-person)

388 A01 Sociology of Food and Eating Martha McMahon

May 9 - June 24, 2022

TR 6:00-8:30p
(in-person)

389 A01 Death and Dying Tucker Farris

July 4 - Aug. 19, 2022

TR 6:00-8:30p
(in-person)

390 A01 Special Topics: Community Media and Social Change Sarah Wagner

May 9 - June 24, 2022

M 2:30-5:00p

(online and blended - synchronous 'real-time' sessions on Mondays plus asychronous sessions)

400-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Dates
437 A01 Issues in Environmental Sociology and Climate Change William Carroll

July 4 - Aug. 19, 2022

MW 2:30-5:00p
(in-person)