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Sociology and Anthropology

Section 31.310

Please note that the current version of the Undergraduate Calendar is up to date as of February 2017.

Faculty

Chair
DANIELLE GAUVREAU, PhD Université de Montréal; Professor

Sociology
Professors
DANIEL DAGENAIS, PhD Université de Paris X, Nanterre
VALÉRIE DE COURVILLE NICOL, PhD Carleton University
GREG M. NIELSEN, PhD Université de Montréal
FRANCES M. SHAVER, PhD Université de Montréal
JEAN-PHILIPPE WARREN, PhD Université de Montréal

Associate Professors
MEIR AMOR, PhD University of Toronto
BEVERLEY BEST, PhD Simon Fraser University
ORIT HALPERN, PhD Harvard University
SATOSHI IKEDA, PhD Michigan State University, PhD State University of New York at Binghamton
SYLVIA KAIROUZ, PhD Université de Montréal
MARC LAFRANCE, PhD University of Oxford
KATJA NEVES, PhD York University
SHELLEY Z. REUTER, PhD Queen’s University
BART SIMON, PhD University of California, San Diego
AMY SWIFFEN, PhD University of Alberta

Assistant Professors
MARTIN FRENCH, PhD Queen’s University
CHRIS HURL, PhD Carleton University

Senior Lecturers
AARON BRAUER, MA Concordia University
HUSSEIN MERHI, PhD Université de Montréal

Anthropology
Professors
VERED AMIT, PhD University of Manchester
MAXIMILIAN C. FORTE, PhD University of Adelaide
J. DAVID HOWES, PhD Université de Montréal
CHRISTINE JOURDAN, PhD Australian National University

Associate Professors
Kregg HETHERINGTON, PhD University of California, Davis
MARK WATSON, PhD University of Alberta

Assistant Professor
JULIE S. ARCHAMBAULT, PhD University of London

For the complete list of faculty members, please consult the Department website.


Location

Sir George Williams Campus
Hall Building, Room: H 1125-44
514-848-2424, ext. 2140


Department Objectives

Sociology and Anthropology examine the processes of social and cultural life in diverse human societies, past and present. These core disciplines of the social sciences are closely linked to the humanities, since various aspects of culture and society concern them all.
The celebration of diversity — cultural, ethnic, and racial — among the students and faculty as well as in the subject matter, is a hallmark of the Department. It offers a full range of undergraduate programs, including joint programs in both disciplines.


Programs

Students are responsible for satisfying their particular degree requirements.
The superscript indicates credit value.
Students seeking admission to the honours program may apply either for direct entry on the University application form or, once in the program, to the departmental honours advisor normally following the completion of 30 credits.

  60    BA Honours in Sociology
    3    SOCI 2033*
    6    SOCI 2123**, 2133
    3    200-level ANTH credits
    6    SOCI 3006
    3    SOCI 3103
    6    SOCI 4023, 4033
    6    SOCI 4096
    6    Chosen from SOCI 4106, 4156
  21    SOCI elective credits (maximum of six credits at the 200 level)

  60    BA Specialization in Sociology
    3    SOCI 2033*
    6    SOCI 2123**, 2133
    3    200-level ANTH credits
    6    SOCI 3006
    3    SOCI 3103
    6    SOCI 4023, 4033
    6    Chosen from SOCI 4106, 4156
  21    SOCI elective credits (maximum of six credits from the 200 level)
    6    400-level SOCI credits

  60    BA Joint Specialization in Anthropology and Sociology
          See Anthropology

  42    BA Major in Sociology
    3    SOCI 2033*
    6    SOCI 2123**, 2133
    3    200-level ANTH credits
    6    SOCI 3006
    3    SOCI 3103
  18    SOCI elective credits (maximum of six credits from the 200 level)
    3    400-level SOCI credits

  30    Minor in Sociology
    3    SOCI 2033*
    6    200-level SOCI credits
    6    SOCI 3006
    6    SOCI elective credits
    9    300-level SOCI credits

*Students exempted from SOCI 2033 are required to take three credits from SOCI 200- or 300-level courses.
**Students exempted from SOCI 2123 are required to take three credits from SOCI 200- or 300-level courses.


Sociology and Anthropology Co-operative Program

Director
SATOSHI IKEDA, Associate Professor

The Sociology and Anthropology co-operative program is offered to students who are enrolled in the BA Honours, Specialization in Sociology/Anthropology, or Sociology or Anthropology Major. Students interested in applying for the Sociology and Anthropology co-op should refer to §24 where a full description of the admission requirements is provided.
Academic content is identical to that of the regular program, but six study terms are interspersed with three work terms. Students are supervised personally and must meet the requirements specified by the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Institute for Co-operative Education in order to continue their studies in the co-op format.
Liaison between the student, the employers and the Institute for Co-operative Education is provided by the Sociology and Anthropology co-op committee, which includes the student’s advisors. Please refer to §24 for the schedule of study and work terms and the full description of admission requirements.


Courses

N.B.:

  1. 300-level courses are open to students who have successfully completed SOCI 203 or equivalent, plus at least three credits of 200-level Sociology courses. Students in related disciplines who wish to take cognate courses in Sociology may apply to the Sociology undergraduate advisor for a prerequisite waiver on the basis of equivalent background.
  2. 400-level courses are open to students who have successfully completed at least six credits from 300-level SOCI courses.
  3. Entry requirements for Sociology/Anthropology crosslisted courses depend on the discipline through which the course is entered. Once students have taken a crosslisted course under one disciplinary designation they may not take the course under the corresponding designation in the other discipline for credit.


SOCI 203          Introduction to Society (3 credits)
An introduction to the sociological study of society. The course begins with a consideration of the concepts, models, and methods used by sociologists. This is followed by an examination of selected substantive areas of social life, ranging from the relations between individuals and groups to total societies.

SOCI 212          Statistics I (3 credits)
Priority to enrol in this course is given to students who are in a Sociology or Anthropology program. This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of statistics for social scientists. Topics include the concept of the level of measurement, standardization, the interpretation of graphs, measures of univariate distributions, cross classification, elementary measures of association, the logic of controls, and the basic principles of inferential statistics. The emphasis is on the implications of these statistical techniques for theoretical understanding of sociology and anthropology.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for BIOL 322, COMM 215, ECON 221, GEOG 362, MAST 333 or PSYC 315 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 213          Statistics II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: SOCI 212. Priority to enrol in this course is given to students who are in a Sociology or Anthropology program. This course is designed to follow Statistics I. Topics include measures of association, the principles of probability and sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, and tests of significance. The emphasis is on the implications of these statistical techniques for theoretical understanding in sociology and anthropology. This course also introduces students to SPSS (statistical software).
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ECON 221 and 222, MAST 221 and 333, PSYC 315 and 316, or STAT 249 and 250 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 221          Sociology of Cyberspace (3 credits)
This course offers a critical examination of the role of electronic communication, information technology, and the Internet on public culture and the organization of social behaviour and interaction.

SOCI 225          Sociology Through Film (3 credits)
The course introduces sociological topics through popular films. Cinema, television, and online videos are selected as examples that can be understood through sociological concepts. Students are provided with a general foundation in sociological thought and interdisciplinary approaches for study at more advanced levels.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under a SOCI 298 number may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 230          (also listed as ANTH 230)
                          Race and Ethnic Relations
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (3). Race and ethnicity are examined as bases of social differentiation. Ethnic group relations are analyzed in relation to stratification and the exercise of power. The course further involves exploration of the phenomena of discrimination, prejudice, and intergroup accommodation.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 230 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 244          Sociology of Leisure (3 credits)
The course examines the effects of social, economic, and political institutions upon the structure and use of leisure time. The emphasis is upon historical changes and the implications of alienation, anomie, and inequality.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 344 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 250          Sociology of Culture (3 credits)
This course provides an introduction to theory and research on the sociology of culture, the organization and dynamics of cultural systems, cultural production and consumption, subcultures, mass culture, popular culture, and strategies of interpretive analysis for the study of culture.

SOCI 252          (also listed as ANTH 252)
                          Food and Culture
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (3). This course is an introduction to the study of food from a cultural perspective. Themes may include a) archaeology of food production (domestication of plants and animals); b) class, cuisine, and the development of taste; c) food symbolism; and d) the political economy of food and hunger.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 252 or for this topic under an ANTH 298 or SOCI 298 number may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 261          Social Problems (3 credits)
Students examine a range of social problems related to aging, health, poverty, population growth, crowding, crime and justice, gender and gender orientation, inequality, media, non-medical drug use, suicide, globalization, and race, ethnicity, and language issues. Attention is focused on the process by which social problems are defined and recognized, and social policies developed and modified.

SOCI 262          Social Deviance (3 credits)
Attention is focused on various forms of anti-social behaviour, particularly those that are socially induced. This course examines the nature, forms, sources, functions, and dysfunctions of deviations from social norms, and the mechanisms of social order and control. Deviance is viewed as a social process of interaction and relationships that derive from the social structure and have consequences for it. Various forms of deviance are considered in terms of contemporary social theory and research.

SOCI 263          Juvenile Crime and Delinquency (3 credits)
This course examines the nature of juvenile crime and delinquency and their social causes and consequences. Juvenile crime and delinquency, as special kinds of deviance, receive the focus of attention, with emphasis on criminal justice, juvenile justice, criminal behaviour systems, and social policy on juvenile crime and delinquency.

SOCI 264          Sociology of Sport (3 credits)
This course provides a systematic analysis of the social influences upon sport in North America. Special attention is directed to the interrelationships between sport and various social institutions.

SOCI 274          The Sociology of Aging (3 credits)
This course examines the changes in society and in living conditions as populations and people age. The sources and the effects of these changes are looked at in the light of several substantive areas and in terms of their implications for social policy. While the major emphasis is on the Canadian experience, some comparative materials are used to widen the perspective.

SOCI 275          Self and Society (3 credits)
This course studies the basic concepts and theories regarding social definitions of the Self. Emphasis is placed on ideas regarding personality, motivation, and interpersonal attitudes, viewed in terms of the interplay between actors and social structures.

SOCI 276          (also listed as ANTH 276)
                           Gender and Society
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (3). This course explores the social construction of gender categories both historically and in the present. The focus is upon examining the various theoretical perspectives which attempt to explain the ways in which society has organized “masculine” and “feminine” as the basis for social inequalities.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 276 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 277          (also listed as ANTH 277)
                          Contemporary Issues in Economy, Society, and Biodiversity
(3 credits)
This course explores the contemporary intersection of economic, societal, and ecological dynamics in capitalist societies while providing students with tools to understand and explain the historical embeddedness of these processes. Offering a comprehensive introductory view of these issues, the course deploys a multidisciplinary socio-anthropological approach that also incorporates insight from geography, environmental sciences, and political science.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 277 or for this topic under an ANTH or SOCI 298 number may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 280          Quebec Society (3 credits)
Focus upon the historic changes in Quebec society, with emphasis upon the period following the Second World War. Examination of issues which have provoked conflicting interpretations, including the Conquest, the nature of Confederation, Quebec nationalism, and the language question.

SOCI 282          Canadian Society (3 credits)
Analysis of Canadian social structure and change; the relation of the whole of Canadian society to its constituent elements; the relation of Canadian society to its international environment.

SOCI 285          Introduction to Law and Society (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (3). This interdisciplinary course examines the roles law plays in Canada and internationally, from the perspectives of history, political science, anthropology, sociology, and philosophy.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 285, HIST 285, or POLI 285, or for this topic under an ANTH 298, HIST 298, POLI 298, or SOCI 298 number, may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 298          Selected Topics in Sociology (3 credits)

SOCI 299          Selected Topics in Sociology (6 credits)

Specific topics for these courses, and prerequisites relevant in each case, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule and the Departmental Handbook.

SOCI 300          Classical Social Theory (6 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course involves an examination of the origins of sociology and of the sociological works of 19th- and early-20th-century European theorists, with consideration of the social and political context. Particular emphasis is given to the works of Durkheim, Marx, and Weber. Readings include primary sources and critical commentaries.

SOCI 303          Indigenous Resurgence (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1) and (3). Through a selection of case studies from the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand, this course focuses on contemporary indigenous political struggles, cultural resurgence, race and identity, language revival, urbanization, transnational organization, indigenous media, and debates concerning tradition.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 303 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 310          Research Methods (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1); SOCI 212. This course introduces students to the concepts, language, and techniques of quantitative and qualitative research methods. It familiarizes students with the initiation of research problems, the gathering of accurate data, their analysis and the interpretation and reporting of research findings. This course also introduces students to library research.

SOCI 319          (also listed as ANTH 319)
                          Socio-Environmental Issues
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the main environmental issues and dilemmas affecting contemporary societies around the world, as well as the necessary sociological and anthropological tools to understand and tackle these challenges.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 319 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 321          Sociology of Health, Illness and Medicine (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course examines health, illness and medicine as socio-cultural, rather than strictly biomedical, phenomena. Topics may include the sick role; stigma; the experience of illness; the concept of disease and disease classification; the politics of disease; medicalization of gender, “race,” and disability; and the Canadian health-care system, including Big Pharma and Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under a SOCI 398 number may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 322          Popular Culture in the Middle East (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). This course examines areas of contestation between such social forces in the Middle East as the state, elders, women, and youth as they seek to control and define popular culture and everyday practices which have become highly politicized. Contested domains to be considered include mass media, dance and music, art, rituals, sexuality, and clothing, and their implications for the people and societies involved.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 322 or 323, or for this topic under an ANTH 398 or SOCI 398 number, may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 323          Economic Transformations in Capitalist Society (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course maps the emergence of capitalist society and its transformations over the 20th century, and also explores a number of its contemporary dynamics. The course takes a panoramic and integrated approach to the analysis of capitalist society, demonstrating the deep interconnectedness of what is referred to as “the economy” to all aspects of social life.

SOCI 325          Social Change (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course examines the sources, mechanisms, and consequences of social and cultural change. Classical and contemporary theories of change are analyzed, as well as significant empirical studies.

SOCI 329          Sexual Labour and Society (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). Sociologists have studied sexual labour in a variety of ways: as a form of deviant behaviour, as a particular type of gender relation, and as a distinct occupational sector. This course explores the sociology of sexual labour; the historical and legal contexts of sex industries; health and safety; media representations; online interactions; the emergence of sex worker organizations; and the intersections of private belief, public morality, consumer capitalism and the organization of justice. In addition to providing an overview of theoretical and methodological paradigms, the course is grounded in a comparative perspective that critically examines a variety of current events.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under a SOCI 398 number may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 331          Social Inequalities (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course examines the dynamics of social stratification and differentiation, including economic distinctions and their consequences, social status, power, and mobility. Emphasis is placed upon Canadian society.

SOCI 333          Political Sociology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course is concerned with the nature, organization, distribution, determinants, and consequences of power in social systems.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SCPA 333 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 336          Collective Action (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course is concerned with the nature, emergence, and dynamics of short-term collective action. Classical collective behaviour theories and contemporary interpretations of collective action are examined.

SOCI 338          Sociology of Religion (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course presents an overview of the role of religion in society as found in the pertinent literature of sociology and anthropology. Special consideration is given to the relationship between religion and other social institutions, with particular attention to changes in the religious structures and practices in modern pluralistic societies.

SOCI 341          Sociology of the Media (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course provides an introduction to sociological debates on the relevance and impact of mass media in our society. With a focus on North American media, this course takes a historical perspective to explore the rise of the mass media and the transformation of its relation with culture, es­pecially popular culture. Particular attention is given to themes such as media and identity, national identity; media structures and ownership concentration; media texts and audiences.

SOCI 342          Sociology of Occupations (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course examines the role played by occupations and the world of work in industrialized societies. Economic, social, psychological, and moral attributes of occupations are examined in relation to changing markets for labour. Specific problem areas to be covered include changes in the structure of professions, the effects of changing technology and organizational design on occupational requirements, issues in work and household demands, issues in employment equity and problems of unemployment.

SOCI 343          (also listed as ANTH 343)
                          Media Ethnographies
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). Focusing on mass media (radio, television, cinema, print), this course considers how ethnographic approaches to media production and consumption may alter, or sometimes reinforce, dominant understandings of the impact of media. A range of theories of the social and cultural impacts of mass media, as well as ethnographic perspectives on audiences in everyday life are explored.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 343 or for this topic under an ANTH 398 or SOCI 398 number may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 345          (also listed as ANTH 345)
                          Movement and Travel
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). Drawing on contemporary interdisciplinary studies of mobility, this course examines the processes, policies, and issues that may be common to different categories of travel and movement as well as those that can distinguish between them.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 345 or for this topic under an ANTH 398 number may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 347          Sociology of Labour-Management Relations (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course involves the study of the shifting patterns in labour-management relations with a special focus on Canada. The course includes analyses of theories of management; the impact of the labour union movement, changes in the nature of the labour market; the significance of the growth of the service sector; the changing role of governments in labour-related issues; and contemporary thought on new forms of industrial organization.

SOCI 349          (also listed as ANTH 349)
                          Youth: Anthropological and Sociological Perspectives
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). This course brings anthropological and sociological perspectives to bear on the ways in which youths view and interact with each other and the world.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 349 or for this topic under an ANTH 398 or SOCI 398 number may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 352          Population and Environment (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3); SOCI 212. Population and environment have become two of the most contested areas for theory, research, policy and public action. The course critically examines the pillars of the population and the environment discourses with attention to differences between developed and developing countries. It provides an overview of the evolution of demands for population control to a common acceptance of a reproductive rights perspective. Similarly, the course focuses on current debates on environment and the management of the global commons from both the industrialized and developing countries’ perspectives.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 352 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 353          (also listed as ANTH 353)
                          Questioning Community
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). Community is a term that appears frequently in academic as well as everyday language but it is used to convey a wide variety of meanings. This course provides a critical review of some of the groupings, feelings, claims, ideas as well as types and qualities of relationships that can be associated with community. Can such an ambiguous term still be analytically useful?
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 353 or SCPA 353 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 355          (also listed as ANTH 355)
                          Urban Regions
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). This course reviews the work of anthropologists and sociologists in cities. The focus is on the social organization of social life in First and Third World urban spaces. Consideration is also given to the particular dynamics of fieldwork in urban settings.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 355 or SCPA 355 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 358          Population Challenges of the 21st Century (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1); SOCI 212. This course provides an introduction to the basic principles, data, and methods of population studies through an examination of current issues such as the aging of the population; the sex imbalance in some countries; immigration and globalization; the future of the world population; cohabitation and the growing diversity of families. Social factors and the consequences for our societies of these demographic challenges are discussed.

SOCI 362          Crime and Justice (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course provides a critical analysis of the Canadian criminal justice system. The focus is on the process by which the accused is judged guilty or innocent, sentenced, punished or “corrected,” and the treatment of the victim.

SOCI 363          (also listed as ANTH 363)
                          Law and Society
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). This course situates the study of law in cross-cultural perspective. It involves an examination of the kinds of institutions found in place of courts in non-Western societies. This course also explores numerous issues of relevance to the legitimacy of contemporary Western legal systems, such as the relationship between law and morality, the idea of right prior to good, and the nature of legal reasoning.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 363 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 366          The History and Sociology of Genocide to 1945 (3 credits)
This course is crosslisted with HIST 359. Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). Through the comparative and historical examination of a number of cases, this course investigates the meaning of genocide and the processes that have led to genocide up to 1945.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for HIST 359 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 367          The History and Sociology of Genocide from 1945 to the Present (3 credits)
This course is crosslisted with HIST 360. Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). Through the comparative and historical examination of a number of cases, this course investigates the meaning of genocide and the processes that led to genocide from 1945 to the present.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for HIST 360 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 375          (also listed as ANTH 375)
                          Social Construction of Sexualities
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3) or enrolment in the Major or Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality. This course provides a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary approach to the study of human sexuality. There are three major components. One explores the validity of contemporary sexual beliefs and attitudes. Another focuses on the extent to which sexual beliefs and behaviours are socially organized. A third provides an introduction to theories which examine how biological and/or social forces shape our sexual lives.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 375 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 376          Socialization (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course examines the social and cultural processes by which the individual becomes a functioning member of society. Attention is given to adult socialization and re-socialization in diverse institutional contexts such as schools, occupations, hospitals, prisons, the military. The relationship of social structure to role acquisition and role performance is a major focus of the course.

SOCI 378          The Family (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). This course examines the family as an institution in relation to its evolution from kinship societies up to the present. The course first introduces elementary structures of kinship and examines the family institution in the context of traditional societies. Special attention is devoted to the development of the modern family and to its current transformation.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 378 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 380          Contemporary Issues in Human Rights (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). The course develops, through case analysis, insight into the differing priorities and competing concepts of human rights and human dignity in “non-Western” cultural traditions as well as in “Western” societies. It explores the significance of religious and other ideological positions in the use and abuse of human rights by governments, extra-governments, international bodies, as well as the general public. The course also examines topics such as women’s human rights, sexuality and human rights, and human rights in development, the limits of sovereignty, and state accountability.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 380 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 381          (also listed as ANTH 381)
                          Ethnic Communities in Canada
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). This course aims at familiarizing students with the social factors and dynamics of contemporary ethno-cultural communities in Canada. Topics may include the immigration process and settlement; community development, structures, and organizations; the ethnic family; socio-economic status and achievement; cultural continuity and change; minority-majority relations and relations with other ethno-cultural communities.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 381 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 383          Consumer Society (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course considers the historical emergence of consumerism in advanced industrial economies and continues to examine the developing characteristics of consumer societies in the present. Topics include the role of consumer goods in mediating social status and personal or collective identities, the relationship of consumerism to present ecological concerns, and the role of advertising and promotional discourse in the creation of new habits and expectations in everyday life.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under a SOCI 398 number may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 384          (also listed as ANTH 384)
                          Food and Sustainability
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). This course critically examines the existing food system by asking whether it is economically, socially and ecologically sustainable. It explores the politics of food by introducing students to existing and emerging social movements whose goal is to build a more sustainable food system.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 384 or for this topic under an ANTH 398 or SOCI 398 number may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 398          Selected Topics in Sociology (3 credits)

SOCI 399          Selected Topics in Sociology (6 credits)

Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). Specific topics for these courses are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule and the Departmental Handbook.

SOCI 402          Contemporary Sociological Theory (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2); SOCI 300. This course examines contemporary sociological theory. It focuses on how sociologists synthesize concepts from different sociological schools and disciplines (interactionism, phenomenology, functionalism, conflict theory, critical theory, political and moral philosophy) into general theories that seek to explain how social action, structure, the self, symbolic order, communication, technology, and social division are produced and reproduced in modern and postmodern societies.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 408 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 403          Contemporary Cultural Theory (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2); SOCI 300. This course examines a variety of approaches and area studies (poststructuralism, deconstruction, postcolonialist and cultural studies). It looks at how they shift contemporary sociological theory toward a focus on relations between discourse, knowledge, and power, and toward a critical reflection on cultural systems and institutions. The emphasis is on theories that seek to explain and understand the emergence of cultural politics in modern and postmodern societies.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 408 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 404          Sociology of Literature (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This course examines literature as a social practice and cultural artifact that is embedded in and shapes the emotional orientations, beliefs, behaviours, power relations, and material reality of readers. Issues may include the active role of readers in the production of texts’ meanings and emotional effects, the social forces involved in the appeal or condemnation of popular genres and in the banning or canonization of specific works, the development of literary fiction as a field, and the rise of the novel as a modern literary form.

SOCI 406          Sociology of Knowledge (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This course examines a variety of theories of the relation of knowledge and belief to social contexts.

SOCI 409          Honours Seminar (6 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2); SOCI 410 or 415 previously or concurrently; and permission of the honours advisor. This course involves the student formulating an honours research proposal, and the research and writing of an honours paper.

SOCI 410          Research Design and Analysis (6 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2); SOCI 310. This course looks at quantitative methods of data collection and analysis. Topics include experimental and quasi-experimental design, principles of measurement, survey design, secondary data sources, techniques of multivariate analysis, and interpretation.

SOCI 415          Field Research (6 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2); SOCI 310. This course provides the opportunity for advanced qualitative research methods. Students are taught systematic procedures for the collection of primary data using methods that include participant-observation and formal and informal interviewing, survey research, and library research.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 313, 314, 315 or ANTH 315 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 421          Sociology of Emotions (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This course explores the dynamic relationship between social and emotional life. Emotional experience is understood to emerge through interaction, to orient social action, and to form the basis of social order and social change. Topics may include forms of suffering and well-being, health and illness, personal appearance, social movements, self-help, consumption, identity, popular culture, and campaigns of fear and desire.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under a SOCI 498 number may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 424          Applied Social Statistics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2); successful completion of SOCI 213 and 310. This course explores statistical tools and techniques commonly used in sociological research, and provides an opportunity to work with large databases. The sessions are designed in an applied manner with weekly hands-on applications and/or case studies using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) program.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under a SOCI 498 number may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 428          Capitalism and Crisis (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This course offers an advanced study of the contemporary dimensions of capitalist society from an approach known as political economy, emphasizing the interconnectedness of those areas of social life that are conventionally differentiated as the economy, politics and culture. The course focuses on the dynamics of crisis — the breakdown of socio-economic systems — and investigates crisis, in its various expressions, as a built-in dynamic of capitalist societies.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under a SOCI 498 number may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 430          Development Debates (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). This course considers the systematic reduction of poverty and powerlessness at individual and societal levels. Several development problems are examined, including national debt crisis, population growth, urbanization, and various degrees of state withdrawal from regulating the market. Special emphasis is given to case studies from major regions of the Third World on the varied impact of development on gender relations and on the eradication of social and economic inequalities.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 430 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 433          Theories of Identity (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). This course discusses theories of difference, pluralism, exclusion, nationalism, and racism within broader frameworks such as citizenship, multiculturalism, diaspora or transnationalism. This course will therefore review related theories of identity as these are currently addressed within anthropology/sociology and related disciplines.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 433 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 437          Social Movements (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). The nature, emergence, and dynamics of organized collective behaviour and social movements are examined in light of classical and contemporary theories. The course focuses on the impact of leadership, organizational resources, and discontent with institutionalized social relations on social movements. Contemporary social movements in Quebec, the rest of Canada, and the U.S. serve as illustrations.

SOCI 441          Material Culture (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). The focus of this course is the study of material objects and technologies and their role in the production of everyday social life and culture.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 441 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 445          Sociology of Labour Movements (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This course analyzes the origins and development of labour movements as well as contemporary characteristics of union organizations within the context of their social, political, and economic environments. Emphasis is placed on Canada and Quebec.

SOCI 449          (also listed as ANTH 449)
                          The Culture of Touch
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). This course examines social practices involving touch, a basic medium for human interaction. Topics may include gender differences in the use of touch, how children are handled across cultures, the medical applications of touch in diverse traditions, the tactile dimensions of urban design, and humans’ contact with and impact on the natural world.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 449 or for this topic under an ANTH 498 or SOCI 498 number may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 450          (also listed as ANTH 450)
                          Social Economy and Sustainable Futures
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). This course introduces a number of emerging alternative models of social economy that envision sustainable global futures in contrast to the current model of neoliberal globalization.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 450 or for this topic under an ANTH 498 or SOCI 498 number may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 451          Citizenship, Eros and the City (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This course invites students to explore the relation between classic and contemporary texts in the field of social and political thought. The three interrelated areas of study include Citizenship, Eros and the City. The course explores diverse theories of democracy, community, love, and civil society. The integrating theme for these three areas is public and private relationships in the city.

SOCI 460          Sociology of Fear and Risk (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This course explores the subjective, moral, cultural, and embodied dimensions of the individual experience and social production of fear. It considers the role of fear in processes of social ordering and change, emotional socialization, and emotion management. Risk is examined as a dominant form of fear structured by the contemporary relationship to danger and security in Western societies.

SOCI 462          (also listed as ANTH 462)
                          The New Imperialism
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). This research seminar brings into focus the anthropology and sociology of contemporary empire-building. Topics may include nation-building, global and domestic counterinsurgency, “humanitarian intervention,” the ideologies of militarism, the militarization of the social sciences and the broader society, the national security state, soft power, the media and information operations, hegemony and capital accumulation.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 462 or this topic under an ANTH 498 or SOCI 498 number may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 474          The Body Social (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). This course examines the social roles of the body. Topics include body image and self-esteem, the symbolism of beauty and ugliness, height, hair, dress, the face, body language, health and fitness, eating and drinking patterns. The subject is considered in anthropological and sociological perspectives.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 474 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 475          Men and Masculinities (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). This course is a review of the various and changing roles of men, the meanings of masculinity across cultures and the emerging men’s movements. In a dialogue with feminism, the course moves towards humanism.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 475 may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 476          Feminist Sociological Theories (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). Analysis of recent debates and perspectives within feminist social theory, in particular the concepts of gender, equality, difference, identity, and power; feminist dialogues with, and critiques of, sociological theory.

SOCI 483          (also listed as ANTH 483)
                          Nationalism and Racism
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). Nationalism and racism are modern social phenomena. This course investigates the social conditions for their emergence and their political implications. Attention is given to case studies exemplifying these sociological developments.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 483 or for this topic under an ANTH 498 or SOCI 498 number may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 484          (also listed as ANTH 484)
                          Surveillance Studies
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). This course considers many facets of surveillance in daily life. Emphasizing sociological and anthropological approaches, topics may include communications surveillance, surveillance in schools and the workplace, surveillance in medical care and public health settings, surveillance in the city, and surveillance futures.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 484 or for this topic under a SOCI 498 number may not take this course for credit.

SOCI 498          Advanced Topics in Sociology (3 credits)

SOCI 499          Advanced Topics in Sociology (6 credits)

Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). Specific topics for these courses are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule and the Departmental Handbook.


Programs

ANTHROPOLOGY

  60    BA Honours in Anthropology
    3    ANTH 2023*
    3    SOCI 2123***
    6    200-level ANTH credits
    3    200-level SOCI credits
    3    ANTH 2123
    3    ANTH 3013
    6    ANTH 3156
  15    300- or 400-level ANTH credits
    6    ANTH 4956
  12    400-level ANTH credits

  60    BA Specialization in Anthropology
    3    ANTH 2023*
    3    SOCI 2123***
    6    200-level ANTH credits
    3    200-level SOCI credits
    3    ANTH 2123
    3    ANTH 3013
    6    ANTH 3156
  33    300- or 400-level ANTH credits (maximum of 18 credits from the 300 level)

  60    BA Joint Specialization in Anthropology and Sociology
    3    ANTH 2023*
    3    SOCI 2033**
    6    SOCI 2123***, 2133
    3    ANTH 3013
    6    SOCI 3006
    6    ANTH 3156
    6    400-level ANTH credits
    6    400-level SOCI credits
  21    credits of ANTH and SOCI courses (15 credits chosen from crosslisted courses at
          any level; maximum of six credits at the 200 level chosen from either crosslisted or
          non-crosslisted courses)

  42    BA Major in Anthropology
    3    ANTH 2023*
    3    200-level ANTH credits
    3    200-level ANTH or SOCI credits
    3    200-level SOCI credits
    3    ANTH 3013
    6    ANTH 3156
  15    300- or 400-level ANTH credits
    6    400-level ANTH credits

  30    Minor in Anthropology
    3    ANTH 2023*
    3    200-level ANTH credits
    3    200-level ANTH or SOCI credits
    3    ANTH 3013
  15    300-level ANTH credits
    3    400-level ANTH credits
*Students exempted from ANTH 2023 are required to take three credits from ANTH 200- or 300-level courses.
**Students exempted from SOCI 2033 are required to take three credits from SOCI 200- or 300-level courses.
***Students exempted from SOCI 2123 are required to take three credits from SOCI 200- or 300-level courses.


Courses

N.B.:

  1. 300-level courses are open to students who have successfully completed ANTH 202 or equivalent, plus at least three credits of 200-level Anthropology courses.
  2. 400-level courses are open to students who have successfully completed ANTH 301, plus at least nine credits of 300-level Anthropology courses or permission of the Anthropology advisor.
  3. Entry requirements for Sociology/Anthropology crosslisted courses depend on the discipline through which the course is entered. Once students have taken a crosslisted course under one disciplinary designation they may not take the course under the corresponding designation in the other discipline for credit.

ANTH 202        Introduction to Culture (3 credits)
An introduction to the anthropological study of culture. The course begins with a consideration of the concepts, models, and methods used by anthropologists. This is followed by an examination of the many ways in which peoples of the world, past and present, have organized the activities, institutions, and belief systems that sustain social life. The course concludes with a discussion of the relevance of cultural anthropology to contemporary issues.

ANTH 203        Culture and Biology: An Anthropological Perspective (3 credits)
This course focuses on the interrelationship between culture and human biology. The first part of the course examines current debates about human origins, human variation, and the influence of cultural adaptation on human biology. This is followed by a critical examination of the strategies of sociobiology for the study of socio-cultural phenomena.

ANTH 204        Native Peoples of North America (3 credits)
Focusing primarily on the Native peoples of Canada, this course examines the ecological, economic, social, and religious aspects of Native cultures. A representative society from each geographic area of Canada is studied. This course is primarily ethnographic in emphasis, but it also seeks to provide some of the social and historical background necessary to understand the current situation of Native communities.

ANTH 212        Elements of Ethno-Linguistics (3 credits)
This is an introductory course which explores the relationship between language and culture, and the use of language in society. Major issues and debates in linguistic anthropology and in the sociology of language are examined.

ANTH 221        Symbolic Anthropology (3 credits)
This course examines alternative theoretical approaches to the study of the role of symbols in society. The course is devoted to a consideration of the contributions of structural, psychoanalytic, and interpretive anthropology.

ANTH 230        (also listed as SOCI 230)
                         Race and Ethnic Relations
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (3). Race and ethnicity are examined as bases of social differentiation. Ethnic group relations are analyzed in relation to stratification and the exercise of power. The course includes explorations of the phenomena of discrimination, prejudice, and intergroup accommodation.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 230 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 231        Culture and Commerce (3 credits)
This course explores the influence of cultural values on the organization of the production, distribution or marketing, and the consumption of goods and services at both the local and global levels of the world economy. It also examines the social and environmental impact of the globalization of the consumer society.

ANTH 252        (also listed as SOCI 252)
                         Food and Culture
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (3). This course is an introduction to the study of food from a cultural perspective. Themes may include a) archaeology of food production (domestication of plants and animals); b) class, cuisine, and the development of taste; c) food symbolism; and d) the political economy of food and hunger.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 252 or for this topic under an ANTH 298 or SOCI 298 number may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 255        The Caribbean: History and Political Economy (3 credits)
As an introduction to the social and cultural history of the Caribbean, primarily since 1492, this course focuses on the diverse cultures of the region, the development and legacy of the political economy of plantation society, as well as empire and globalization, resistance and rebellion, decolonization, cultural creolization and the broad struggle for Caribbean freedom.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under an ANTH 298 number may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 270        Anthropology and Contemporary Issues (3 credits)
This course examines contemporary world issues from a cross-cultural perspective. Discussion ranges from a critical examination of anthropological concepts and methods to a consideration of some of the practical or applied uses of anthropology. Specific topics include the consequences of underdevelopment, modernization, and the place of folk cultures and tradition in an increasingly global society.

ANTH 272        Comparative Culture (3 credits)
This course is a general introduction to social and cultural anthropology. It examines the ways in which anthropologists use the comparative method to understand cultures in their unity and diversity. The focus is upon reading ethnographies.

ANTH 276        (also listed as SOCI 276)
                         Gender and Society
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (3). This course explores the social construction of gender categories both historically and in the present. The focus is upon examining the various theoretical perspectives which attempt to explain the ways in which society has organized “masculine” and “feminine” as the basis for social inequalities.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 276 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 277        (also listed as SOCI 277)
                         Contemporary Issues in Economy, Society, and Biodiversity
(3 credits)
This course explores the contemporary intersection of economic, societal, and ecological dynamics in capitalist societies while providing students with tools to understand and explain the historical embeddedness of these processes. Offering a comprehensive introductory view of these issues, the course deploys a multidisciplinary socio-anthropological approach that also incorporates insight from geography, environmental sciences, and political science.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 277 or for this topic under an ANTH or SOCI 298 number may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 285        Introduction to Law and Society (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (3). This interdisciplinary course examines the roles law plays in Canada and internationally, from the perspectives of history, political science, anthropology, sociology, and philosophy.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for HIST 285, POLI 285, or SOCI 285, or for this topic under an ANTH 298, HIST 298, POLI 298, or SOCI 298 number, may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 298        Selected Topics in Anthropology (3 credits)

ANTH 299        Selected Topics in Anthropology (6 credits)

Specific topics for these courses, and prerequisites relevant in each case, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule and the Departmental Handbook.

ANTH 301        History of Anthropological Thought (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course provides students with a historical overview of anthropological theory. Through the study of original theoretical and ethnographic texts, students engage with the interplay between theory and ethnography and recognize the continued relevance of canonical debates to the contemporary discipline.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 311 or 312 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 302        Art, Aesthetics, and Anthropology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course examines the relationship between art and society. It is mainly concerned with analyzing how art may function as a means of signifying and perpetuating a given social order. Examples of artistic practice are drawn from diverse North and South American, African, and Melanesian cultures.

ANTH 303        Indigenous Resurgence (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1) and (3). Through a selection of case studies from the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand, this course focuses on contemporary indigenous political struggles, cultural resurgence, race and identity, language revival, urbanization, transnational organization, indigenous media, and debates concerning tradition.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 303 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 305        Culture and History (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course analyzes some of the ways “history” has been understood both in our own and other cultures, including history as legitimating charter, as repeating cycle, as a scientific inquiry, as a series of unique events, and as a basis for ethical judgments.

ANTH 307        Understanding Myths (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course presents a survey of current anthropological theories of the nature and function of myths. The course also analyzes competing interpretations of some classic Western myths, and concludes with an examination of mythmaking in contem­porary Western culture.

ANTH 315        Field Research (6 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course provides the opportunity to study and practise qualitative research methods as they are used by anthropologists. Students learn systematic procedures for the collection of primary data using methods that include participant-observation and formal and informal interviewing.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 315 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 319        (also listed as SOCI 319)
                         Socio-Environmental Issues
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the main environmental issues and dilemmas affecting contemporary societies around the world, as well as the necessary sociological and anthropological tools to understand and tackle these challenges.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 319 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 322        Popular Culture in the Middle East (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). This course examines areas of contestation between such social forces in the Middle East as the state, elders, women, and youth as they seek to control and define popular culture and everyday practices which have become highly politicized. Contested domains to be considered include mass media, dance and music, art, rituals, sexuality, and clothing, and their implications for the people and societies involved.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 323 or SOCI 322, or for this topic under an ANTH 398 or SOCI 398 number, may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 324        Peoples and Cultures of the Pacific Islands (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course presents an overview of the peoples and cultures of the Pacific Islands, with particular emphasis on Melanesia. In addition to studying the peopling of the Pacific, the course delves into a range of classic anthropological topics, and addresses contemporary issues of gender, migration, and urbanization.

ANTH 325        Magic, Science, Religion, and Ideology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course analyzes belief systems and their attendant rituals and practices. The focus is on how anthropologists differentiate between magic, science, religion, and ideology, and how anthropologists understand the relationship between belief systems and reality.
 
ANTH 326        Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). The course gives a broad historical and geographical survey of the region, and discusses, through case studies, older and contemporary topics, debates, and issues of African anthropology.

ANTH 332        Health, Illness and Healing in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course involves the exploration of a series of alternatives to Western ways of defining health and treating sickness, with particular emphasis on shamanistic and East Asian medicine. The major part of the course is devoted to the study of ethnomedicine, and exploring some of the central questions of transcultural psychiatry. The course concludes with a discussion of the role of the anthropologist in international health-planning.

ANTH 343        (also listed as SOCI 343)
                         Media Ethnographies
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). Focusing on mass media (radio, television, cinema, print), this course considers how ethnographic approaches to media production and consumption may alter, or sometimes reinforce, dominant understandings of the impact of media. A range of theories of the social and cultural impacts of mass media, as well as ethnographic perspectives on audiences in everyday life are explored.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 343 or for this topic under an ANTH 398 or SOCI 398 number may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 345        (also listed as SOCI 345)
                         Movement and Travel
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). Drawing on contemporary interdisciplinary studies of mobility, this course examines the processes, policies, and issues that may be common to different categories of travel and movement as well as those that can distinguish between them.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 345 or for this topic under an ANTH 398 number may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 349        (also listed as SOCI 349)
                         Youth: Anthropological and Sociological Perspectives
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). This course brings anthropological and sociological perspectives to bear on the ways in which youths view and interact with each other and the world.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 349 or for this topic under an ANTH 398 or SOCI 398 number may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 352        Population and Environment (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3); SOCI 212. Population and environment have become two of the most contested areas for theory, research, policy and public action. The course critically examines the pillars of the population and the environment discourses with attention to differences between developed and developing countries. It provides an overview of the evolution of demands for population control to a common acceptance of a reproductive rights perspective. Similarly, the course focuses on current debates on environment and the management of the global commons from both the industrialized and developing countries’ perspectives.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 352 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 353        (also listed as SOCI 353)
                         Questioning Community
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). Community is a term that appears frequently in academic as well as everyday language but it is used to convey a wide variety of meanings. This course provides a critical review of some of the groupings, feelings, claims, ideas as well as types and qualities of relationships that can be associated with community. Can such an ambiguous term still be analytically useful?
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 353 or SCPA 353 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 355        (also listed as SOCI 355)
                         Urban Regions
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). This course reviews the work of anthropologists and sociologists in cities. The focus is on the social organization of social life in First and Third World urban spaces. Consideration is also given to the particular dynamics of fieldwork in urban settings.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 355 or SCPA 355 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 361        Kinship (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). This course addresses both classical and contemporary issues in kinship studies, with particular emphasis on the following areas: filiation, adoption, descent, genealogies; rules of residency, private and public spheres; incest, sex, and marriage; terminologies and attitudes.

ANTH 363        (also listed as SOCI 363)
                         Law and Society
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). This course situates the study of law in cross-cultural perspective. It involves an examination of the kinds of institutions found in place of courts in non-Western societies. This course also explores numerous issues of relevance to the legitimacy of contemporary Western legal systems, such as the relationship between law and morality, the idea of right prior to good, and the nature of legal reasoning.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 363 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 375        (also listed as SOCI 375)
                         Social Construction of Sexualities
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3) or enrolment in the Major or Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality. This course provides a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary approach to the study of human sexuality. There are three major components. One explores the validity of contemporary sexual beliefs and attitudes. Another focuses on the extent to which sexual beliefs and behaviours are socially organized. A third provides an introduction to theories which examine how biological and/or social forces shape our sexual lives.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 375 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 377        Visual Anthropology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). In looking at the history of ethnographers’ visual documentation of non-Western peoples as well as indigenous self-representations, this course primarily concerns itself with power and the development of professional anthropology, focusing on photography and film. It explores paradigms and case studies in the history of visual anthropology by highlighting the stylistic, social scientific, commercial, and political agendas that influence the production of visual documents. Starting with colonial exhibitions of “exotic natives,” the course progresses to classic and contemporary ethnographic film with a focus on Curtis, Flaherty, Mead, Gardner, Rouch, and MacDougall.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under an ANTH 398 number may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 378        The Family (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). This course examines the family as an institution in relation to its evolution from kinship societies up to the present. The course first introduces elementary structures of kinship and examines the family institution in the context of traditional societies. Special attention is devoted to the development of the modern family and to its current transformation.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 378 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 379        Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Gender (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). The course explores through different theoretical perspectives and ethnographic examples, cross-cultural differences in sex/gender systems. A comparative analysis of gender relations in band, tribal, and state societies is undertaken. Topics discussed include the sexual division of labour, the cultural and social construction of gender, and the impact of economic development.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 379 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 380        Contemporary Issues in Human Rights (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). The course develops, through case analysis, insight into the differing priorities and competing concepts of human rights and human dignity in “non-Western” cultural traditions as well as in “Western” societies. It explores the significance of religious and other ideological positions in the use and abuse of human rights by governments, extra-governments, international bodies, as well as the general public. The course also examines topics such as women’s human rights, sexuality and human rights, and human rights in development, the limits of sovereignty, and state accountability.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 380 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 381        (also listed as SOCI 381)
                         Ethnic Communities in Canada
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). This course aims at familiarizing students with the social factors and dynamics of contemporary ethno-cultural communities in Canada. Topics may include the immigration process and settlement; community development, structures, and organizations; the ethnic family; socio-economic status and achievement; cultural continuity and change; minority-majority relations and relations with other ethno-cultural communities.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 381 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 384        (also listed as SOCI 384)
                         Food and Sustainability
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (1) and (3). This course critically examines the existing food system by asking whether it is economically, socially and ecologically sustainable. It explores the politics of food by introducing students to existing and emerging social movements whose goal is to build a more sustainable food system.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 384 or for this topic under an ANTH 398 or SOCI 398 number may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 385        Globalization and Transnationality (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). Globalization has been used generally to denote the increasingly rapid and far-flung circulation of people, money, commodities, and images around the world. This course introduces students to a sample of issues covered by anthropologists and sociologists in respect to this process, while at the same time also exploring transnational social networks that cross state borders but are not neccessarily global in scope.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 385 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 398        Selected Topics in Anthropology (3 credits)

ANTH 399        Selected Topics in Anthropology (6 credits)

Prerequisite: See N.B. number (1). Specific topics for these courses are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule and the Departmental Handbook.

ANTH 420        Psychological Anthropology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This course examines and critiques the theoretical concepts of Western academic and folk psychology from the perspective of the psychologies of other cultures. Topics considered include the cultural construction of the emotions, personality development, perception, culture-bound psychiatric syndromes (such as windigo psychosis, amok), and altered states of consciousness, and indigenous theories of dream interpretation.

ANTH 423        Political Anthropology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This course examines the political process and political organization in cross-cultural perspective. The focus is on how order is achieved in the absence of the state, as well as questions of leadership, power, and authority in different social contexts.

ANTH 424        Experiments and Experience in Ethnographic Writing (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This course examines debates that stemmed from the postmodern critique of representation in anthropology in the mid-1980s. This critique has highlighted new politics for the writing of ethnographic texts, as well as raised a number of epistemological questions relating to the ontological status of truth. The course focuses on recent experiments in ethnographic writing and on dynamics of fieldwork experience.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ANTH 422 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 425        Religions in the 21st Century (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This course examines the contemporary roles of religion as systems of meaning, a focus of social claims, and as elements of self-expression. This discussion is set within the historical trajectories of instances of globalization, such as colonization and the spread of world religions, conversions to Christianity and liberation theories, the politicization of Islam, or the emergence of New Age religions as new forms of identity.

ANTH 427        Thinking Beyond Humans (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This course begins with the premise that in order to fully understand the impact that people have had on the world around us, it is necessary to start by seriously questioning the idea of the “human.” The course is an opportunity to explore emerging themes in anthropological research, from environmental studies to cybernetics alongside key works of philosophy, literature and social science in the “post-humanist” tradition.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under an ANTH 498 number may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 430        Development Debates (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). This course considers the systematic reduction of poverty and powerlessness at individual and societal levels. Several development problems are examined, including national debt crisis, population growth, urbanization, and various degrees of state withdrawal from regulating the market. Special emphasis is given to case studies from major regions of the Third World on the varied impact of development on gender relations and on the eradication of social and economic inequalities.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 430 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 431        Neo-Marxism and Cultures (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This course analyzes the relationships between economy and cultural systems. The first section is devoted to the concept of economic base and superstructure in the industrial world; the second section focuses on selected case studies of non-industrial cultures and industrial cultures. The course concludes with an appraisal of the quality of economic life in non-industrial cultures.

ANTH 433        Theories of Identity (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). This course discusses theories of difference, pluralism, exclusion, nationalism, and racism within broader frameworks such as citizenship, multiculturalism, diaspora or transnationalism. This course will therefore review related theories of identity as these are currently addressed within anthropology/sociology and related disciplines.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 433 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 440        Culture, Language, and Mind (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2); ANTH 212. This course looks at the relationship between linguistics and anthropology, and examines some of the issues in the linkage between language, culture, and thought.

ANTH 441        Material Culture (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). This course studies material objects and technologies and their role in the production of everyday social life and culture.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 441 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 444        International Indigenism (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This course reviews, examines and critically assesses the international indigenous peoples’ movement and the articulation of indigenous identities, rights, communities and politics from a global perspective.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under an ANTH 498 number may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 449        (also listed as SOCI 449)
                         The Culture of Touch
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). This course examines social practices involving touch, a basic medium for human interaction. Topics may include gender differences in the use of touch, how children are handled across cultures, the medical applications of touch in diverse traditions, the tactile dimensions of urban design, and humans’ contact with and impact on the natural world.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 449 or for this topic under an ANTH 498 or SOCI 498 number may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 450        (also listed as SOCI 450)
                         Social Economy and Sustainable Futures
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). This course introduces a number of emerging alternative models of social economy that envision sustainable global futures in contrast to the current model of neoliberal globalization.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 450 or for this topic under an ANTH 498 or SOCI 498 number may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 462        (also listed as SOCI 462)
                         The New Imperialism
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). This research seminar brings into focus the anthropology and sociology of contemporary empire-building. Topics may include nation-building, global and domestic counterinsurgency, “humanitarian intervention,” the ideologies of militarism, the militarization of the social sciences and the broader society, the national security state, soft power, the media and information operations, hegemony and capital accumulation.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 462 or this topic under an ANTH 498 or SOCI 498 number may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 463        Current Debates in Kinship (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). From its inception, the anthropological investigation of kinship has been centred around organization and regulation of so-called biological facts such as procreation and genetic relatedness or “consanguinity.” The course examines how international adoption, new reproductive technologies, and gay and lesbian kinship reshape the way people think about kinship.

ANTH 465        Legal Anthropology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This course analyzes the legal system as an institutionalized system of social control and meanings, using historical and comparative data. Special attention is given to the study of the interface of law and other areas of sociological inquiry, including social change, conflict, and decision-making.

ANTH 471        Food and Social Change (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This advanced course explores the links between socio-cultural change and changes in food patterns, practices and ideologies, from theoretical and ethnographic perspectives. Topics may include the relationships of food changes to technology, migration, everyday life, taste, ethics and globalization.

ANTH 472        Childhood and Youth (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This course examines the increasingly diverse field of anthropological research on children and youths. This field of interest has recently been expanded to consider a wide range of arenas in which children and youth may be implicated across the world, such as consumption, mobility, media, work, and conflict.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 472 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 474        The Body Social (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). This course examines the social roles of the body. Topics include body image and self-esteem, the symbolism of beauty and ugliness, height, hair, dress, the face, body language, health and fitness, eating and drinking patterns. The subject is considered in anthropological and sociological perspectives.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 474 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 475        Men and Masculinities (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). This course is a review of the various and changing roles of men, the meanings of masculinity across cultures and the emerging men’s movements. In a dialogue with feminism, the course moves towards humanism.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 475 may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 477        Elites, Privilege and Relative Advantage (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This course reviews the analytical and comparative challenges posed by the study of the elites such as scientists, entrepreneurs, and politicians. More modest forms of relative advantage and privilege are also addressed.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under an ANTH 498 number may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 479        Feminism and Anthropology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). This course explores the dialogue between feminist theory and anthropology. Topics discussed include “feminist standpoint” theory and the critique of “objectivity” in feminist philosophy of science; feminist contributions to the historical development of anthropological theory; and the relationship between feminism and postmodernism in current debates on ethnography and fieldwork.

ANTH 483        (also listed as SOCI 483)
                         Nationalism and Racism
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). Nationalism and racism are modern social phenomena. This course investigates the social conditions for their emergence and their political implications. Attention is given to case studies exemplifying these sociological developments.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 483 or for this topic under an ANTH 498 or SOCI 498 number may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 484        (also listed as SOCI 484)
                         Surveillance Studies
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. numbers (2) and (3). This course considers many facets of surveillance in daily life. Emphasizing sociological and anthropological approaches, topics may include communications surveillance, surveillance in schools and the workplace, surveillance in medical care and public health settings, surveillance in the city, and surveillance futures.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for SOCI 484 or for this topic under a SOCI 498 number may not take this course for credit.

ANTH 495        Honours Essay (6 credits)
Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2); ANTH 315; and permission of the honours advisor. Under the supervision of an Anthropology staff member, the student prepares an honours essay on a subject chosen in consultation with and approved by the professor.

ANTH 498        Advanced Topics in Anthropology (3 credits)

ANTH 499        Advanced Topics in Anthropology (6 credits)

Prerequisite: See N.B. number (2). Specific topics for these courses are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule and the Departmental Handbook.

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