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SOCI 201 - Structure of Canadian Society
Course Code:
SOCI 201


Calendar Description:
A Macro-sociological analysis of Canada at the societal level and an examination of some of the major social institutions.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 45
Lecture Hours: 3

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

SOCI 101 and SOCI 102 or consent of the instructor.

Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
Week 1 - Sep. 8th: Introduction to the Course, The Macro Sociological perspective
(Reading - Introduction: What is a Macro Analysis)

Week 2 - Sep 13th and 15th: The question of Society .
(Chapter 1)

Week 3: Sep. 20th and 22nd: The Question of Society Cont'd, and The Question of Autonomy
(Chapter 1, and 2)

Week 4: Sep. 27th and 29th: The Question of Autonomy Cont'd.
(Chapter 2)

Week 5: Oct. 4th and Oct. 6th: The issue of Inequality
(Chapter 3)
First response paper is due on Oct. 4th

Week 6: Oct. 11th is thanksgiving holiday and 13th: The issue of Inequality Cont'd
(Chapter 3)

Week 7: Oct. 18th and 20th: The issue of regionalism
(First quiz is on Oct. 18th )
(Chapter 4)

Week 8: Oct. 25th and 27th: The issue of regionalism Cont'd
(Chapter 4)
Second Response paper: in Class activity on Oct. 27th

Week 9: Nov. 1st and Nov. 3rd: The issue of ethnicity
(Chapter 5)

Week 10: Nov. 8th and 10th: Cont'd, the issue of ethnicity
(Chapter 5)
Third Response paper (a critical review of chapter six) is due on Nov. 10th

Week 11: Nov. 15th and 17th: The Question of Identity
Second Quiz is on Nov. 15th
(Chapter 7))

Week 12: Nov. 22nd The Question of Identity, Cont'd
(Chapter 7)

Week 13: Nov. 29th and Dec. 1st: Preparation for Final exam)
Fourth Response paper: in Class activity on Nov. 29th

Week 14: Final exam

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, you will develop an ability to apply sociological knowledge to understand Canadian society. You will:
- learn how and why Canadian society is always in process, i.e., continually being constructed and reconstructed.
- understand how the realities that the Canadian peoples encounter are the result of their ongoing interactions and struggles over their collective life together, and
- recognize the Canadian identity as a negotiated entity in continual transformation.

You will also be able to
- sketch the forces that produce these transformations, and
- gain a knowledge of Canadian society by placing issues in their macro context.

Grading System:

Passing Grade:

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 30 %
Quizzes and Tests: 30 %
Assignments: 30 %
Participation: 10 %

Course Offered in Other Programs:

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