Sociology is the study of social life; it focuses on the linkages between individual experience and the wider society in which we live. Sociology at Laurier is characterized by strengths in the areas of equity and social justice. Topics for investigation might include issues of race, class, gender, crime, family, suicide and health. If you want to explore the things we perceive to be "natural" that are in fact socially constructed and organized such as the sociology of work or the sociology of the family, this is the program for you.
The aim of this program is to help you gain a better understanding of contemporary social issues by providing you with the theoretical, methodological and writing skills to analyze and engage with these issues. You will begin to think critically about taken-for-granted assumptions, and in the process, understand the many ways personal experience is shaped by social processes and social institutions.
Sociology students can choose to take advanced methods courses in upper years and add an Applied Social Research Specialization to their honours Sociology degree.
Non-Sociology students can enrol in the Applied Social Research Option, which can be added to honours degree programs in many faculties throughout the university.
These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:
Check out other options to enhance your degree.
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