Social Science Courses
- AP/SOSC 1350 9.00 Women and the Law
- AP/SOSC 3316 6.00 Television as Culture and Communication
- AP/SOSC 3351 3.00 Broadcasting Policy: Current Issues and Case Studies
- AP/SOSC 3360 6.00 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
- AP/SOSC 3362 6.00 Law, Medicine and Madness
- AP/SOSC 3370 6.00 Social Justice and Law
- AP/SOSC 3382 6.00 Criminological Theory
- AP/SOSC 3391 6.00 Social Diversity and the Law
- AP/SOSC 3657 3.00 Cultures of Crime and Punishment: Europe and America
- AP/SOSC 3658 3.00 Cultures of Crime and Punishment: Asia and Africa
- AP/SOSC 3746 3.00 Cities as Neighbourhoods and Communities
- AP/SOSC 3992 6.00 Popular Trials
- AP/SOSC 4043 6.00 Corporate Governance and Business Law in Comparative Context
- AP/SOSC 4652 6.00 Contemporary Issues in Criminology
- AP/SOSC 4710 6.00 Urban Field Experience
AP/SOSC 1350 9.00 Women and the Law
This course explores the role of gender within the context of the legal system. Current issues that highlight the relationship between gender and law are examined by analyzing both legislation and case law. Topics include: divorce, rape and equal pay.
AP/SOSC 3316 6.00 Television as Culture and Communication
This course examines the interaction between television and culture by exploring the local and global impact of television, its narrative structures, the medium and its effects. The ideological role of television in representing and constructing shared beliefs and audience response.
AP/SOSC 3351 3.00 Broadcasting Policy: Current Issues and Case Studies
This course examines current issues in broadcast regulation through the use of case studies. It examines such issues as: broadcasting and national identity; the regulation of advertising and content; the convergence of broadcasting and telecommunications.
Prerequisite: AP/SOSC 3350 3.00
AP/SOSC 3360 6.00 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
This research seminar uses historical and contemporary materials to examine the uses and role of law and legal institutions in the production and reproduction of social order. The focus throughout will be on the Canadian experience. Various analytic and methodological approaches will be discussed, and students will be encouraged to pursue original research in relevant substantive areas of their choice.
Course Credit Exclusions: AP/POLS 3605 3.00, GL/POLS 3136 3.00
AP/SOSC 3362 6.00 Law, Medicine and Madness
This course examines key professional and social issues that shaped the relationship between law and psychiatry in Canada over the 20th century, with a focus on the social, institutional and conceptual history of madness.
AP/SOSC 3370 6.00 Social Justice and Law
This course introduces students to different contemporary theories of social justice. The general objective is to bridge the gap between the philosophical literature on social justice and the legal and social science literature on questions of social policy.
Course Credit Exclusions: AP/POLS/SOSC 3250 6.00 and GL/SOCI/SOSC 3920 6.00
AP/SOSC 3382 6.00 Criminological Theory
This course reviews major theories in the field of criminology, identifying their underlying assumptions and exploring their critiques.
AP/SOSC 3391 6.00 Social Diversity and the Law
Participants in this seminar examine legal responses to social diversity issues. Topics include struggles within and between social groups, economic classes, cultural communities, First Nations, racialized minority groups and people with disabilities.
AP/SOSC 3657 3.00 Cultures of Crime and Punishment: Europe and America
This course addresses the (recorded) creative and artistic responses to physical incarceration and oppressive exile, in Europe and America. We use the theoretical and empirical lenses of early capitalism, socialism and fascism.
AP/SOSC 3658 3.00 Cultures of Crime and Punishment: Asia and Africa
This course addresses the (recorded) creative and artistic responses to physical incarceration and oppressive exile, in Asia and the South. We use the theoretical lenses of modernism, post-modernism and address questions of colonialism and post-colonialism.
AP/SOSC 3746 3.00 Cities as Neighbourhoods and Communities
This course considers the planning and development of cities from a political perspective. The conflicts between individual property rights and the idea of a collective public interest are explored at the scale of the neighbourhood and local community.
AP/SOSC 3992 6.00 Popular Trials
This course examines popular trials as events that generate public interest and as occasions for the dramatization of social norms. The conceptual tools developed in the first part of the course are used later to analyze several historically significant trials.
AP/SOSC 4043 6.00 Corporate Governance and Business Law in Comparative Context
This course examines intersections between business and the law. Particular attention is paid to the nature of the firm and corporate governance, governance structures in a comparative context, and recent and controversial issues regarding the relationship between business and the law.
AP/SOSC 4652 6.00 Contemporary Issues in Criminology
This seminar course provides an advanced discussion of critical issues in the field of criminology and will focus on the social and political themes that are related to such issues. A clearly defined theme or research problem will be chosen based on its relevance for contemporary concerns in criminology.
AP/SOSC 4710 6.00 Urban Field Experience
Students earn course credit by working on a project for an outside organization involved in urban development or administration. Details of each student’s responsibilities are worked out in consultations among the student, the project supervisor and the course director.
Prerequisite: Permission of course director.