A Macro-sociological analysis of Canada at the societal level and an examination of some of the major social institutions.
Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)
Total Weeks: 15
SOCI 101 and SOCI 102
OR consent of the Instructor.
- Introduction to the Course, The Macro Sociological perspective
(Reading - Introduction: What is a Macro Analysis)
- The Question of Society .
- The Question of Autonomy
- The issue of Inequality
- The issue of Regionalism
- The issue of Ethnicity
- The Question of Identity
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,
- 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: Letters
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.