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 Sociology, the study of human society, is a broadly based liberal arts and research discipline -- one of the most
 diversified, interesting, and practical disciplines there is (we think!).

Program Overview

 Sociology                                                  Sociological Skills
 Sociologists are devoted to the study of social            Our Sociology major will give you extensive
 groups and processes, using applied logic in               knowledge of the key social factors affecting human
 combination with empirical research to ascertain           behaviour and also develop your skills in designing
 "what is" and "what can be". We believe that it is         and evaluating research. Sociology students develop
 the task of sociologists to conduct critical public        many skills including:
 debate about social institutions. We seek to               Substantive Skills
 contribute to that debate and equip our students
 with the skills to do so too.                              Sociologists develop the ability to understand social
                                                            forces at work in society so that they can better
 Sociological Imagination                                   evaluate proposed changes or resistances to change.
 The Sociology faculty seek to foster, through              Analytical Skills
 teaching and research, what the American                   The ability to identify the contributing parts of a
 Sociologist, C. Wright Mills called "The Sociological      problem and to evaluate proposals for change.
 Imagination": a unique and significant way of
 understanding society. Specifically, it is a               Critical Thinking Skills
 perspective in which we understand ourselves, and          Sociology students, whether taking courses focused
 the groups we are members of, by studying their            on the family, race and ethnicity, Canadian society,
 social context in a particular historical period. In our   health, criminology, or work, learn to synthesize
 own multi-cultural society, this means that the            existing theoretical knowledge, and research
 sociological imagination connects with the social          information, and the processes of evaluating
 contexts of other societies. Family, crime, gender,        arguments and solutions.
 health, racism, and work for example, can all be           Research and Data Analysis Skills
 studied sociologically in this way.
                                                            Sociology students learn how data are collected and
Sociological Careers                                        analyzed, how data are used to test hypotheses, and
 A degree in Sociology offers valuable preparation          how to evaluate the work presented in research
 for many careers. Some of our Sociology majors             studies and the popular media.
 have gone into professional programs, including            Communication Skills
 TRU's Education or Social Work Departments.
                                                            Sociology courses provide practice in effective
 Others have found that a Sociology degree
                                                            communication in written and oral forms. Students are
 provides entry into a wide variety of occupations in
                                                            encouraged to develop their ability to explain and
 management, government, and human services
                                                            interpret as well as to clarify and summarize.
 agencies. Graduates with a Sociology major will
 find that job titles do not include the word
 'sociology', nor will they find many entries under
 'sociologist' in newspapers employment ads or
 professional journals. All employers, however, want
 to hire people who can think, analyze, respond
 appropriately to problems, and communicate
Admission Information

Academic Requirements                                       Admission to TRU
 The B.A. degree with a major in Sociology requires 40      TRU is a unique, comprehensive university offering
 semester courses, including a minimum of fifteen           undergraduate and graduate degrees and two-year
 courses in the major: five 100-200 level (15 credits)      professional diplomas, along with certificates, trade-
                                                            entry and apprenticeship training and university
 Sociology courses and ten 300-400 level (30 credits)
                                                            preparation courses.
 Sociology courses.
                                                            Applications for Admission to most programs are
 Admission Requirements
                                                            accepted starting Oct. 1 each year for programs that
 Sociology 111 and 121, two 200-level Sociology             begin in August or September of the following year.
 courses of which, three of the four sociology courses      Check the website for application deadlines,
 must be a pass at Grade C+ or above, and admission         program start dates, and detailed admissions
 into the B.A. program. It is recommended that              processes.
 students complete SOCI 272 before entering the             Applications to the TRU Bachelor of Arts
 Sociology major.                                           program are available from:
 Required Courses for the Sociology Major                   Academic Admissions Office
 100-200 Level Courses: 15 credits                          Thompson Rivers University
                                                            900 McGill, PO Box 3010
 Required Courses:                                          Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 5N3
 SOCI 111: Introduction to Sociology 1 (3) and              Tel: 250.828.5251
 SOCI 121: Introduction to Sociology 2 (3)                  Email:
 SOCI 271: Introduction to Social Statistics (3) or
 MATH 120 or PSYC 210
 SOCI 272: Introductory Social Research Methods (3)
 Elective Courses: one of:
 SOCI 201: Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
 SOCI 210: Canadian Social Issues (3)
 SOCI 213: Women in Comparative Perspective (3 or
                                                           Program Costs
 6)                                                          (based on 2009-2010 fees)
 SOCI 216: Family in the Cross Cultural Perspective
 (3)                                                         Tuition fees:      $115.67 per credit hour
 SOCI 217: Popular Culture (3)                               Student fees:      $ 19.97 per credit hour
 SOCI 223: Collective Behaviour (3)                          Student union fees:       please see the current
 SOCI 250: Crime and Society (3)                             calendar for details
 SOCI 259: Deviance and Control (3)
 SOCI 262: Sociology of the Environment (3) or
 another approved second year course (e.g., transfer
 credit)                                                   Program Contacts
 300-400 Level Courses: 30 credits
                                                             Ron McGivern
Required Courses:
                                                             Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
SOCI 320: Classical Social Theory (3) plus
                                                             P. 250.377.6020 | E.
SOCI 321: Feminist Social Theory (3) or
SOCI 322: Contemporary Issues in Social Theory (3)
                                                             Marliss Bot
SOCI 380: Social Survey Design and Analysis (3) or
                                                             Secretary – Office of the Dean of Arts
SOCI 382: Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits)           A. 250.828-5200 | E.
Elective Courses: plus
 SEVEN 300-400 level Sociology courses (21)                  Barb Pillar
                                                             B.A. Advisor – Faculty of Arts
                                                              T. 250.371.5566 | E.

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