This course provides an introduction to some of the major issues in sociology. It examines how societies come into existence, how they are organized and maintained, and how they change. The major sociological perspectives are used to understand the relationship between culture, institutions and social behaviour; the process of socialization; globalization and the political-economic structure of Canadian society; and the resulting social inequalities of class, race and gender.
Antirequisites: CSOC 104
, CSOC 105
, SOC 11 A/B, SOC 111, SOC 112; Not available to students in the following programs: Child and Youth Care, Early Childhood Studies, Nursing, Social Work, Sociology, Urban and Regional Planning