The main goal of the BA in Sociology is to introduce students to the basic skills involved in understanding sociological theory and sociological research, and to show how these skills are used in such applied areas of study as crime and deviance, family and gender studies, environmental and health issues, agriculture and food, technology and the information society, race and ethnic relations, organizations and bureaucracies as well as Canadian society and social change.
These courses are designed to enable students to think more reflexively about their own life experiences, and to think more critically and analytically about some of the pressing social and global issues of our age. Many of these courses will also help students to prepare for careers in such professional fields as management, human resource development, marketing, education, nursing, local government, non-government organizations, social work and counselling, law enforcement, urban planning and community development, and family and community services.
Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.
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Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.
Requirements in addition to the general program requirements for the 4-year BA with Major:
|SOCI 287||Introduction to Sociology I||(3)|
|SOCI 288||Introduction to Sociology II – Social Movements||(3)|
|SOCI 301||Social Statistics||(3)|
|SOCI 335||Classical Sociological Theory and Its Relevance Today||(3)|
|SOCI 337||Modern Sociological Theory in the 20th Century: the Age of Grand Theory||(3)|
|SOCI 381||The Rich and the Rest: The Sociology of Wealth, Power, and Inequality||(3)|
|SOSC 366||Research Methods in the Social Sciences||(3)|
|SOCI||All SOCI courses|
|Up to 9 credits from any WGST or LBST course|
Updated March 31 2015 by Student & Academic Services