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PhD Comprehensive Examinations

PhD Comprehensive Examination Area - effective Fall 2021

Notes:

  1. Ph.D. candidates will be required to take two comprehensive area examinations.
  2. Students must take one core area. For the other exam, they can either take another core area or one of the specialty areas. The specialty areas may not be offered every year depending on the availability of faculty. 
  3. The examining committees will ensure that there is no extensive overlap in the examination of each student.
  4. All comprehensive examinations require TWO members chosen from the appropriate area committee.
  5. Supervisors may not chair a comprehensive examination.
  6. Further regulations may be found in the Department Handbook.

CORE COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS

AREA READING LIST (click on examination name for the reading list) AND QUESTION BANK Chair Committee

Sociology of Gender and Sexuality

Question Bank

Heath2

Glavin, Fetner, Watts, Young

Political Sociology and Social Movements

Question Bank

Fetner

Heath2, Hooks, Levitt, McLaughlin, Satzewich

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Question Bank

Satzewich

Denis2, Kaida3, Levitt, Robson, Watts

Social Psychology

Question Bank

Denis2

Berardi, Glavin, McLaughlin, Young

Sociology of Work and Occupations

Question Bank

Young

Glavin, Kaida3, Polanco

SPECIALTY COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS: Option for one examination - offering is subject to faculty availability.

AREA READING LIST (click on examination name for the reading list) AND QUESTION BANK

Chair

Area Committee

Crime and Law

Question Bank

Berardi

Heath2

Sociology of Culture

Question Bank

Chong3

McLaughlin,
Heath2

Education

Question Bank

Robson

McLaughlin

Indigenous Thought and Settler Colonial Studies

Question Bank

Denis2

Watts

Migration

Question Bank

Kaida3

Satzewich

Polanco

Index

Index

   
1 On Research Leave, Term I (Fall); may be unavailable to serve on comprehensive examining committees
2 On Research Leave, Term II (Winter); may be unavailable to serve on comprehensive examining committees
3

On Research Leave, 2021-2022; may be unavailable to serve on comprehensive examining committees