BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCI-121 - Introduction to Sociology II - 3.00 Credits

SOCI-121 - Introduction to Sociology II - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course prepares the student to identify and analyze social processes and issues by applying sociological theories and methods. The student will examine how the structure of society and its social institutions are related to problems of inequality, classification of deviant behaviour, and social control.
Part of the:
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2024 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : SOCI 111, or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student should demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:
  • how perspective is shaped and becomes the basis for “reality”;

  • compare and contrast the patterns of interaction between minorities and majority identifying the four major models;

  • identify and understand the extent of social inequality in Canada;

  • the general characteristics of upper, middle, working and lower classes in Canadian society;

  • how prejudice and discrimination combine to create a vicious cycle of persistent beliefs and practices;

  • the changes in immigration policy in Canada and the likely future of race and ethnic relation in this country;

  • ageism and its impact on society;

  • the advantages and disadvantages of capitalism and socialism on productivity, income, economic and political factors;

  • undertake and direct research on a specific topic; and

  • work effectively and co-operatively in groups.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Macionis, John J. & Gerber, Linda M. Sociology. (3rd Canadian ed.).

  • Macionis, John J. & Gerber, Linda M. Sociology: Study Guide. (3rd Canadian ed.).
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M1:00PM - 4:00PM08 Jan 202419 Apr 2024