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.

2019 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 M 11:30-12:20
100A T02 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life M 11:30-12:20
100A T03 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life M 11:30-12:20
100A T04 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life T 11:30-12:20
100A T05 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life T 11:30-12:20
100A T06 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life T 11:30-12:20
100A T07 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life W 12:30-1:20
100A T08 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life W 12:30-1:20
100A T09 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life W 12:30-1:20
100A T10 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life W 11:30-12:20
100A T11 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life W 11:30-12:20
100A T12 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life 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 M 10:30-11:20
100A T14 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life M 9:00-10:00

100A

T15

Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life M 10:30-11:20
100A T16 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life F 11:30-12:20
100A T17 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life F 11:30-12:20
100A T18 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life F 11:30-12:20
100A T19 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life W 3:30-4:20
100A T20 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life W 3:30-4:20
100A T21 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life W 3:30-4:20
100A T22 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life R 3:30-4:20
100A T23 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life R 3:30-4:20
100A T24 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Social Life 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 MR 9:30-10:20
100B T01 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society M 9:00-10:00
100B T02 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society M 9:00-10:00
100B T03 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society M 9:00-10:00
100B T04 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society R 9:00-10:00
100B T05 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society R 9:00-10:00
100B T06 Intro. to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society R 9:00-10:00
103 A01 Canadian Society Jacqueline Quinless

R 4:30-7:20

200-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
202 A01 Constructing Social Problems Sean Hier R 6:30-9:20p
205 A01 Sociological Perspectives on Family Relationships Karen Kobayashi MR 11:30-12:50
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 Simon Carroll TWF 9:30-10:20
271 A01 Introduction to Social Statistics Min Zhou MR 1:00-2:20
271 B01 Lab Ruth Kampen R 2:30-3:20
271 B02 Lab Ruth Kampen F 11:30-12:20
285 A01 Health over the Life Course Simon Carroll TWF 10:30-11:20

300-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
309 A01 Contemporary Social Theorizing William Little TWF 12:30-1:20
310 A01 Religion in Society William Little TWF 11:30-12:20
313 A01 Sociology of Law Hassan Arif M 6:30-9:20
326 A01 Social Networks Min Zhou MR 10:00-11:30
374 A01 Qualitative Research Methods Edwin Hodge TWF 11:30-12:20
376 A01 Quantitative Research Methods Grace Li TWF 1:30-2:20
382 A01 Sociology of Sexualities Aaron Devor T 6:30-9:20
385 A01 Sociology of Aging Margaret Penning MR 1:00-2:20
389 A01 Death and Dying B. Singh Bolaria MR 11:30-12:50
390 A01 Colonialism, Postcoloniality, and Indigenous Resurgence Peyman Vahabzadeh MW 4:30-5:50

400-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
431 A01 Issues in Social Theorizing

Steve Garlick

MR 10:00-11:20
432 A01 Issues in Health and Aging

Margaret Penning

T 1:00-3:50

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 William Carroll MR 11:30-12:50
438 A02 Issues in Contemporary Sociology Rebeccah Nelems MR 2:30-3:50
499 A01 Honours Seminar and Graduating Essay Karen Kobayashi T 2:30-4:20

2020 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
Bruce Ravelli 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
Bruce Ravelli 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 12:30-1:20

200-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
204 A01 Self, Identity and Society Andre Smith TWF 1:30-2:20
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 Simon Carroll MWR 2:30-3:20
215 A01 Class and Social Inequality Nick Graham TWF 11:30-12:20
220 A01 Media & Contemporary Society Simon Carroll MWR 3:30-4:20
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
281 A01 Sociology of Genders Sara Naderi TWF 12:30-1:20

300-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
307 A01 Regulation and Social Control Sean Hier R 6:30-9:20
309 A01 Contemporary Social Theorizing William Little MR 11:30-12:50
312 A01 White-Collar Crime Garry Gray M 6:30-9:20
345 A01 Sociology of Mental Health Andre Smith TWF 10:30-11:20
355 A01 The Corporation, Capitalism, and Globalization William Carroll MR 1:00-2:20
374 A01 Qualitative Research Methods Andre Smith TWF 9:30-10:20
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
388 A01 Sociology of Food and Eating Martha McMahon T 4:30-7:20
390 A01 Social Movements of the Far Right Edwin Hodge MWR 2:30-3:20

400-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Timetable
435 A01 Issues in Gender Aaron Devor W 6:30-9:20
438 A01 Issues Contemporary Sociology William Little MR 1:00-2:0
438 A02 Issues Contemporary Sociology Bruce Ravelil T 3:30-6:20
471 A01 Intermediate Social Statistics Min Zhou M 1:00-4:00
471 B01 LAB Ruth Kampen R 10:00-11:00
499 A01 Honours Seminar and Graduating Essay Karen Kobayashi T 1:30-3:20

2019 Summer term courses

100-level


Code Sec Title Instructor Dates Timetable
100A A01 Intro. to Sociology: Culture and Socialization Edwin Hodge May 13 - June 28, 2019

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

T01  Tutorial TBA

May 13 - June 28, 2019

W 2:30-3:20p

T02 Tutorial TBA

May 13 - June 28, 2019

R 1:30-2:20pm

T03 Tutorial TBA May 13 - June 28, 2019 R 2:30-3:20pm
103 A01 Canadian Society Simon Carroll

July 3 - Aug. 19, 2019

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

200-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Dates Timetable
204 A01 Self-Identity and Society Edwin Hodge May 13 - June 28, 2019

MW 10:30-12:20

R 10:30-11:20

206 A01 Crime and Deviance Tayler Zavitz July 3 - Aug. 19, 2019

MW 12:30-2:30

R 12:30-1:20
 

220 A01 Media and Contemporary Society Simon Carroll July 3 - August 19, 2019

MW 2:30-4:20

R 2:30-3:20

300-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Dates Timetable
335 A01 Racialization and Ethnicity Seb Bonet July 3 - Aug. 19, 2019

TR 6:30-8:50p

327 A01 International Perspectives on Inequities in Health & Health Care Sean Browning May 13 - June 28, 2019

MW 2:30-4:20

R 2:30-3:20

390 A01 Special Topics: Studies in Colonialism, Postcoloniality, and Beyond Peyman Vahabzadeh May 13 - June 28, 2019 TR 6:30-8:50p

400-level

Code Sec Title Instructor Dates Timetable
437 A01 Issues in Environmental Sociology and Climate Change Martha McMahon May 13 - June 28, 2019

MW 5:00-7:20p

438 A01 Issues in Contemporary Sociology: Corporate power, fossil capital, climate crisis William Carroll May 27 - 31, 2019

MTWRF

9:00-5:00