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Our advising templates are designed to assist you in planning your Sociology program.
Academic Plans Available in Sociology include:
Four-Year General Sociology (Effective September 1, 2011)
Four-Year General Sociology (Before September 1, 2011)
Sociology/Legal Studies, Criminology Specialization (Effective September 1, 2011)
Sociology/Legal Studies, Criminology Specialization (Before September 1, 2011)
NOTE: Only students graduating with an Honours Academic Plan or a Four-Year General Academic Plan in another department are eligible to take a minor in Sociology.
Specializations in Sociology include:
Specialization in Crime and Deviance
Specialization in Business and Technology
Please refer to the following sites in the Undergraduate Calendar for the specific course requirements for the above academic plans:
NOTES: IT IS THE STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT ALL PLAN REQUIREMENTS ARE MET, ACCORDING TO THE UNDERGRADUATE CALENDAR FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR THEY WERE ADMITTED TO ARTS.
B.A. Breadth Requirements (see chart at bottom of website page)
The Honours Essay (SOC 499A/B) is the culmination of an Honours Degree and an option for students in the Four-Year General Degree in Sociology. Students are asked to demonstrate their ability to think sociologically and work independently by writing a report based on original research which uses some of the things learned in their courses in theory, methods, and the various other subject areas of sociology. This research project may take the form of (1) collecting and analyzing data, or (2) analyzing data in a new way that was collected by someone else, or (3) criticising, elaborating or extending some aspect of sociological theory. SOC 499A/B is the equivalent of two single term courses.
The 499A/B research project is done in consultation with a member of the faculty in the Department of Sociology and provides an opportunity for students to explore subjects of special interest to them in greater depth. Students should decide on a topic or area of interest and approach faculty with expertise in the topic or area to individually negotiate the arrangements for their Honours Essay.
More information regarding the Sociology Honours Essay, including the specific interests and expectations of the individual faculty members is available through the Sociology Home Page. Please consult this statement as early as possible. Early and effective consultation with a faculty supervisor is essential to the successful completion of the task.
Yes. If the course you want or need is not available at UW, but the same or a similar course is available at WLU, you may take the course and have it count towards your degree in sociology at UW. The reverse is true as well. You should consult with the departmental Undergraduate Advisor about these courses and then submit a Cross-Registration Form (available through the Registrar's Office).
APPLIED LANGUAGE STUDIES (APPLS PROGRAM)
Applied Language Studies is administered by Renison’s English Language Institute in cooperation with the following participating UW Departments and Disciplines: