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Minor in Sociology

Sociology is the study of individuals and groups in patterned behaviours. We study social processes and social institutions in areas such as the family, education, health, social inequality, immigration and race and ethnic relations, paid and unpaid work and politics. The goal of sociology is to help explain the relationship between our personal experiences and the wider organization of society.

MinorMinor in Sociology

Sociology is the study of individuals and groups in patterned behaviours. We study social processes and social institutions in areas such as the family, education, health, social inequality, immigration and race and ethnic relations, paid and unpaid work and politics. The goal of sociology is to help explain the relationship between our personal experiences and the wider organization of society.

Students graduate from our programs with the academic knowledge, research and work-related skills that equip them to adapt and successfully deal with the demands and challenges of everyday life. Sociology students learn to be reflective thinkers, practicing problem-solving and critical thinking skills commonly sought by employers.

The strong research agenda of the Sociology department leads to excellence in the classroom, translating into current and engaging topics for study with a sound theoretical foundation.  Students praise faculty for being approachable and appreciate the high quality of instruction they receive at McMaster. 

24 units total

 

3-6 units

18-21 units

  • Levels II or III Sociology, of which at least 9 units are Level III Sociology

Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

All undergraduate students accepted for admission to McMaster University are automatically considered for a McMaster University entrance award. Additional entrance awards, in-course scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance is available to you at various stages of their undergraduate careers.

Each scholarship, bursary, Government Aid or Work Study Program a has its own unique application process and requirements. More information on financial aid visit the Student Financial Aid & Scholarship (SFAS) Office.

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising office is run through the Office of the Associate Dean. The primary goal of the Advising Office is to provide all Social Sciences undergraduate students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers.

Advisors can help you make the right academic decisions by explaining policies and regulations as well as presenting different options and supports available in your studies.

An academic advisor can assist you with:

  • Course requirements, dropping and adding courses
  • Program selection, application and changes
  • Studying abroad
  • Transfer credits
  • Petitions for missed term work, deferred examinations and special consideration
  • Appeals procedures
  • Referral to other campus services

Learn more about Academic Advising in the Social Sciences.

• SOCIOL 1C03 - Canadian Society: Social Problems, Social Policy, and the Law
• SOCIOL 1Z03 - An Introduction to Sociology
• SOCIOL 2BB3 - Sociology of Deviance
• SOCIOL 2CC3 - Constructing Deviance
• SOCIOL 2DD3 - Immigration and the Canadian Mosaic
• SOCIOL 2EE3 - Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada
• SOCIOL 2FF3 - The Sociology of 'Race' and Ethnicity
• SOCIOL 2GG3 - Sociology of Education
• SOCIOL 2HH3 - Sociology of Gender
• SOCIOL 2I03 - Sociology of Organizations
• SOCIOL 2JJ3 - Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
• SOCIOL 2KK3 - Introduction to Classical Sociological Theory
• SOCIOL 2L03 - Media Institutions
• SOCIOL 2LL3 - Introduction to Contemporary Sociological Theory
• SOCIOL 2PP3 - Sociology of Families
• SOCIOL 2QQ3 - Dynamics and Transitions in Intimate Relationships and Families
• SOCIOL 2R03 - Perspectives on Social Inequality
• SOCIOL 2RR3 - Case Studies of Social Inequality
• SOCIOL 2SS3 - Sociology of Work and Occupations
• SOCIOL 2T03 - Sociology of Sport
• SOCIOL 2TA3 - Islam In North America
• SOCIOL 2TT3 - Environmental Sociology
• SOCIOL 2UU3 - Indigenous Ontologies and Ways of Knowing
• SOCIOL 2Z03 - Introduction to Sociological Research
• SOCIOL 3A03 - Advanced Analysis of Classical Sociological Theory
• SOCIOL 3B03 - Selected Topics in the Sociology of Education
• SOCIOL 3C03 - Media and Social Issues
• SOCIOL 3CC3 - Sociology of the Family and the Life Cycle
• SOCIOL 3D03 - Special Topics in the Sociology of the Family
• SOCIOL 3FF3 - Introductory Statistics for Sociology
• SOCIOL 3G03 - Sociology of Health Care
• SOCIOL 3GG3 - Special Topics in the Sociology of Deviance
• SOCIOL 3HH3 - Sociology of Health
• SOCIOL 3J03 - Special Topics in Sociological Analysis I
• SOCIOL 3K03 - Special Topics in Sociological Analysis II
• SOCIOL 3KK3 - Genocide: Sociological and Political Perspectives
• SOCIOL 3MM3 - Political Sociology
• SOCIOL 3NN3 - Popular Culture and Inequality
• SOCIOL 3O03 - Qualitative Research Methods
• SOCIOL 3P03 - Advanced Analysis of Contemporary Sociological Theory
• SOCIOL 3U03 - Sociology of Sexualities
• SOCIOL 3W03 - Historical Methods in Sociology
• SOCIOL 3X03 - Sociology of Aging
• SOCIOL 3Z03 - Ethnic Relations

2018/2019 Undergraduate Calendar Understanding Level 1 Internships & Experiential Education McMaster / Mohawk Affiliated Certificates Soc Sci Courses
For more information:
General Sociology Inquiries
Kenneth Taylor Hall (KTH), Room 627
905-525-9140 ext. 24481
sociology@mcmaster.ca
Length:
N/A
Required Credential:
Enrolment in an Honours program in another discipline.
Program Type:
Course Based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time
Typical Entry:
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