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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Graduate Courses (Masters and PhD) Sociology Graduate Courses
Sociology Graduate Courses

GRADUATE COURSES

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

The following courses are offered for Master's programs.

Sociology 5111      Problems and Issues in Sociology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A critical examination of the basic principles of sociology.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Required of all graduate students
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Sociology 5113      Qualitative Methods
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An analysis of ontological, epistemological and methodological issues to be considered in undertaking qualitative research in sociology.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Sociology 5115      Advanced Seminar in Selected Sociological Topics
Credit Weight: 0.5
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Sociology 5311      Sociology of the Northwestern Ontario Region
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An examination of the social organization of Northwestern Ontario, the regional subsistence base, comparison with geo-climatically similar regions, and alternative forms our social organization could take.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Sociology 5411      Social Change
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Study of macro processes of social change through: an examination of transition to new forms of social organization; development of capitalist and post-capitalist forms of production; social change in different zones of the world economy; and inspection of diverse models of the social change process (e.g. mode of production vs. world systems analysis).
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Sociology 5611      Race and Ethnic Relations
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A study of minority-dominant relations, the nature of initial contact, and the dynamics of inter- and intra-group processes within the Canadian setting.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Sociology 5617      Social Gerontology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A study of the social aspects of aging with emphasis on the Canadian setting.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Sociology 5631      Sociology of Health and Illness
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An examination of contemporary issues in the sociology of health and illness. Social determinants of health and access to care will be explored with attention to issues of diversity such as gender, class, region and culture.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Sociology 5651      The Body and Society
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An examination of the body and embodiment in social theory and everyday life. Topics may include: subjectivity, identity and the body; the body as a social symbol and metaphor; discipline, resistance and the politics of the social body; consumer culture, high technology and the instability of the body in contemporary culture.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Sociology 5711      Canadian Society
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Analysis of the structure, major institutions and values of Canadian society.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Sociology 5750      New Reproductive Technologies
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: New reproductive technologies are a site for contested interpretations of kinship, nature, science and women's reproductive bodies. These interpretations and connections will be analyzed from a feminist perspective.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Sociology 5755      Technologies of the Afterlife
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Interdisciplinary studies of representations of the contemporary deathscape.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Sociology 5811      Research Seminar
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Discussion of students' research projects.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Required of all graduate students
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Sociology 5850      Directed Readings
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A course of specialized readings arranged to meet the needs of individual students.
SpecialTopic: Y
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Sociology 5901 (9901)      Master's Thesis
Credit Weight: 2.5
Grade Scheme: Pass/Fail
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Sociology 5920 (9920)      Research Paper
Credit Weight: 1.0
Notes: Required of all graduate students registered in the non-thesis program.
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