Sequencing for the Sociology BA Major & Minor Degrees

Note: This information is not to be construed as a contract to offer the following courses at particular times. It reflects current scheduling practices in the Department, and is provided to help students to plan their degree completion in a timely fashion. Course scheduling may be changed at any time, without notice, to better meet the needs of students. This information does NOT override the information in the official VIU calendar.

Course

When course is usually offered

Required for SOCI Major?

Required for SOCI Minor?

SOCI 111 &

SOCI 112

Every semester & once each term in the summer

Yes  

Yes  

SOCI 209

(Social Inequality) 

Has been offered every semester, and sometimes during the summer (July/August)

Yes  

Yes  

SOCI 250 (Introduction to Research Methods)

Offered once a year, usually in the Fall, sometimes in the Spring.

Students may also take CRIM 220 or PSYC 204 in lieu of SOCI 250. (Required for Majors and Minors)

Yes  

Yes  

SOCI 310

(Classical Theory)

Offered every other year (even numbers), in the SPRING term.

Next offered Spring 2012, 2014 etc. Pre-req is SOCI 209.

If there is sufficient demand for this course, we could offer it every year.

Yes  

One of Soci 310 or

Soci 312 are required for the Minor

Yes

SOCI 312 (Contemporary Theory)

Offered every other year (odd numbered years), usually in the SPRING semester.

Next offered in January of 2011, 2013, etc.

Yes  

SOCI 350

(Qualitative Methods)

Offered every other year in the SPRING (even number years).

Next offered in January 2010, 2012, etc.

Students may take CRIM 350, or PSYC 304 in lieu of SOCI 350.

Yes  

 

SOCI 351

(Survey research methods)

Offered every other year in the FALL (even numbered years).

Next offered in September 2010, 2012, etc.

Students may take CRIM 351, or PSYC 300A in lieu of SOCI 351.

Pre-requisites: SOCI 111 or SOCI 112, SOCI 250 (CRIM 200 or PSYC 204), and MATH 161 (MATH 181 or 211).

Yes  

 


These courses are not required for either the SOCI Major or Minor, but they do provide ways to focus your degree on topics that interest you.

Course Number Course Description

SOCI 490

(Directed Study)

The opportunity to work independently on a topic of your choosing, with a professor of your choosing (if they have time to supervise you).

Can be done in any semester, including over the summer, if you have a faculty member willing to supervise you.

Prerequisite: SOCI 111 or SOCI 112 and any SOCI 200 level course; and permission of instructor and Department Chair.

SOCI 491

(Senior Project)

Students may work independently (under faculty supervision) on a project of their choosing, during any semester. Open to Majors only.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor and Department Chair; and SOCI 310, SOCI 350 and SOCI 351. Restricted to Sociology Majors.

NOTES on the Major:

Please see the online calendar for a complete listing of BA requirements. All required Year 1 & 2 courses must have a minimum average grade of “C+” with no grade lower than “C” in each course. Sociology BA Major students require a minimum of “C” in each required course. In addition to the required courses listed above, Sociology Majors must complete a minimum of 18 additional credits of Sociology courses numbered 300 and above (including INTD 494 – Integrated Seminar in Natural and Cultural Resource Management). Students may take up to 9 credits of the required 18 minimum credits from approved courses outside of the Sociology department (see the online calendar for a list, or check with the Department Chair.

NOTES on the Minor:

Please see the online calendar for a complete listing of BA requirements. All Years 1 & 2 required courses must be completed with a minimum average grade of “C+” and no grade lower than “C” in each course. BA Sociology Minors must complete one of Soci 310 (Classical Social Theory) OR Soci 312 (Contemporary Social Theory) AND 15 additional credits of Sociology courses numbered 300 and above (including INTD 494 – Integrated Seminar in Natural and Cultural Resource Management). Students may take up to 3 credits of the required 15 minimum credits from approved courses offered in other departments.

 Please declare your Major or Minor as soon as possible. It helps us to know what courses we need to offer. You can change it at any time.

Contact Lynda.Patterson@viu.ca or Robert.Riggan@viu.ca for more information.

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