Welcome to Sociology
People belong to many different social groups. Sociology looks at how our participation influences the ways that we understand and confront the challenges of everyday life--at how we communicate, learn, grow up, love, work and age, in families and cities, among friends and strangers.
Sociology, together with the other social sciences, tries to look clearly and critically at the social problems we struggle to solve: inequality, sexism, racism, violence, environmental damage, etc. The sociological imagination strives to create an understanding more objective than the rationalizations and justifications to which we so frequently resort.
If you want to work with people - if you want to teach or manage or facilitate - then you will be interested in sociology and its many ways of examining the human condition.
UFV offers an Sociology major, Sociology/Anthropology major, a minor and extended minor in Sociology as a part of its Bachelor of Arts program.
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Katherine Watson is currently working with the Community Leadership team for Abbotsford's 2013 VitaSigns Report. For detailed infrmation please visit: http://www.abbotsfordcf.org/
SOC 254: Writing for the Social Sciences
Prerequisite(s): SOC 101. ENGL 105 or CMNS 155 recommended.
Thursdays 2:30 - 5:20
This course is designed to help the new and developing student of the social sciences learn to write effectively for various applications. Course content will span from rough idea to finished product, and will cover a range of writing tasks along the way: literature reviews, thesis statements, drafts, organizing arguments, presenting evidence, and documenting sources, amongst others.
New Course: SOC 313/GEOG 313 Agricultre and Rural Life
Prerequisite(s): 45 university-level credits to include one of: SOC/ANTH/MACS 255, GEOG 252, CRIM 220 or equivalent.
CRN: GEOG 11501 / SOC 11502
Tuesday 1:00 - 4:40
Room D 136, Abbotsford Campus
Agriculture is essential to our well-being, and yet for the majority it is easy to separate this fact from our day to day lives. For those who live in rural areas, however, the features of agriculture and rural life are often inseparable. Fertilizer in the ground water, agricultural noise pollution, housing development, seasonal workers—these are just a few of the issues for exploration under the topic of agriculture and rural life. This course is an applied introduction to agriculture and rural life in the North America context, with students conducting their own primary research on a subject of relevance to the course and under guidance of the instructor. Class time will be spent learning about a specific case study or studies related to agriculture and rural life, and discussing practical and theoretical aspects of conducting a research project.
Note: This course is offered as SOC 313 and GEOG 313. Students may take only one of these for credit. Students who have taken SOC 358C cannot take SOC 313 and GEOG 313 for further credit.
New Course: SOC 353 Program Evaluation
Prerequisite(s): 45 university-level credits, to include SOC 255 and an additional three credits of Sociology
Wednesdays 9:10 - 12:50
Room D134, Abbotsford Campus
This course examines the methods of program evaluation to provide students with the most effective evaluative approaches to social programs. Students will explore a range of evaluation techniques, from evaluability assessments and needs assessments to the most provocative models associated with evaluating a program’s effectiveness.