The Bachelor of Arts Major in Sociology provides students with critical, practical, and transformative studies that aim to prepare them for life and work in a diverse and globalized world. It is a flexible and well-rounded program, offering academic rigor in the study of societies in local and global contexts. Opportunities for engaging in applied, experiential, and community-based learning are provided throughout the program.
Students enjoy courses in a wide range of topics in Sociology, such as gender and sexuality, racialized and ethnic minority groups, economic inequality, Indigenous studies, media and cultural studies, education, global social problems, and social justice. In their final years of the program, students hone their research skills by taking courses with a primary research component. They may also take a service-learning course, in which they gain practical experience by volunteering for their chosen organization within the community.
Faculty's website: kpu.ca/arts
Department's website: kpu.ca/arts/sociology
Students pursuing a major in Sociology must be admitted to the Faculty of Arts.
Students intending to graduate with this Faculty of Arts Bachelor’s degree must declare the credential by the time they complete 60 credits of undergraduate coursework. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:
- In good academic standing with the University
- Completion of a minimum of 18 credits of undergraduate coursework, including the following with a minimum grade of “C”:
- 3 credits of ENGL at the 1100 level or higher
- 6 credits at the 1100 level or higher in the Major area
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete all requirements in the Bachelor of Arts framework in addition to their major or minor program requirements.
The BA Major in Sociology requires a total of 54 credits from sociology courses as follows:
|Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures
|Canadian Society: Conflict and Consensus
|The Development of Sociological Thought
|Research Methods in Sociology
|Introduction to Social Research Statistics
|Select 9 credits from additional courses in SOCI at the 2000 level
|3000 and 4000 Level
|Classic Sociological Theories
|or SOCI 3330
|Contemporary Sociological Theories
|Qualitative Research Methods
|or SOCI 3365
|Quantitative Research Methods
|Select one of the following options:
|Sociological Aspects of Community Service
or SOCI 4330
|Global Community Service
|Advanced Topics in Canadian Issues
|Advanced Topics in Global Studies
|Select 18 additional credits from courses in SOCI numbered 3000 or higher
Upon successful completion of the major program students are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Arts. Transcripts will indicate a Major in Sociology.
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