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Fall 2022

 
SOCIOLOGY
 
SOC 101: Introductory Sociology
SOC 201: Key Ideas in Sociology
SOC 210: Social Problems in Canadian Society

SOC 245: Deviant Behaviour

SOC 247: Culture of Capitalism

SOC 255: Introduction to Social Research (also offered as ANTH 255 & MACS 255)
SOC 265: Social Inequality
SOC 280: Health and Illness
SOC 331: Sociology of Families
SOC 333: Schooling and Society
SOC 334: Cultural Policy (also offered as MACS 334)
SOC 337: Taste and Culture (also offered as MACS 337)
SOC 344: Indigenous Methodologies (also offered as ANTH 344 & IPK 344)
SOC 350: Classical Sociological Thought
SOC 355: Quantitative Research Methods (also offered as ANTH 355 & MACS 355)
SOC 363: Process of Development and Underdevelopment: Latin America
SOC 368: Environment and Society (also offered as ANTH 368)

SOC 399L: Special Topics in Sociology II: Sociology of Prison Cultures

This course considers the relationship between correctional practice, criminal justice ideology and the socio-political and historical context of prisoning.  We will examine what prison culture reveals about broader patterns of racialization, gender, socio-economic inequality, punishment and social control. 

SOC 399U: Special Topics in Sociology II: The Public Apology

This course will employ a sociological lens to examine a variety of public apologies including those made by governments, celebrities, religious institutions, professional athletes, and public safety organizations. These apologies will be explored in relation to the social, economic, and political processes and structures that shape their necessity, content, and reception.

SOC 435: Sociology of Sexuality
 
ANTHROPOLOGY
 
ANTH 102: Culture and Society
ANTH 111: First Nations of British Columbia--Traditional Cultures
ANTH 130: Anthropology of World Religions
ANTH 220: Anthropology of Globatization and Development (also offered as GDS 220)
ANTH 240: Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 255: Introduction to Social Research (also offered as MACS 255 & SOC 255)
ANTH 344: Indigenous Methodologies (also offered as IPK 344 & SOC 344)
ANTH 355: Quantitative Research Methods (also offered as MACS 355 & SOC 355)
ANTH 363:  Process of Development and Underdevelopment: Latin America (also offered as SOC 363)
ANTH 368: Environment and Society (also offered as SOC 368)
 
MEDIA & COMMUNICATION STUDIES
 
MACS 110: Introduction to Communication Theory
MACS 130: Mass Communication in Canada
MACS 201: Music and Society I
MACS 212: Introduction to Media & Public Relations (also offered as CMNS 212)
MACS 215: Advertising as Social Communication
MACS 235: Introduction to Journalism in Canada (also offered as JRNL 235)
MACS 240: Media, Money, and Power
MACS 255: Introduction to Social Research (also offered as ANTH 255 & SOC 255)

MACS 299H: Special Topics in Media & Communications I: Superheroes: Mass Media & Representation

This course will examine how and why superheroes’ prominent place in pop culture both reflects and shapes social and cultural trends. We will look at how superheroes are a media property that can be adapted to meet various mediums/audience demands, and look at critical theories of representation through the genre's depictions.

MACS 299J: Special Topics in Media & Communications I: TV Studies

This course functions as a critical evaluation of TV as an industry, as entertainment, as a site of discourse, and as a space of contested meanings. No prior knowledge of television studies or media studies is required, but there is an expectation to treat the material as a legitimate object of study. Beginning the course with the premise that it is much more than simple "entertainment" and, accordingly, study as a serious undertaking requiring appropriate levels of scholarly rigour. 

MACS 334: Cultural Policy in Canada (also offered as SOC 334)
MACS 337: Taste and Culture (also offered as SOC 337)
MACS 355: Quantitative Research Methods (also offered as ANTH 355 & SOC 355)

MACS 399C: Special Topics in Media & Communications II: Rules of Play: Cultural Significance of Video Games

We will explore the video game and synthetic reality industry, and the relationship between the games/realities and their audiences, as well as the development of video games, other media influenced by and influencing them, the research available on the social and psychological effects of them, and the role they may play in future education and therapy.

 
WOMEN'S STUDIES
 
WMST 101: Introduction to Women's Studies I
 

 

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