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The NEW Interdisciplinary Social Science Degree (ISS)

The interdisciplinary Social Science degree program (ISS), offered by the Department of Social Science, provides students with a solid grounding in interdisciplinary social science research methods and critical social theory.

Students have the opportunity to explore courses from a range of progressive fields including, for example, work and labour studies, development studies, health and society, urban studies and/or African studies in order to critically examine historical and contemporary issues related to social and political thought, social justice and diversity, sustainability and the environment, social exclusion and identity, diaspora and global development.

In addition to fostering strong and theoretical and methodological training, the ISS program is based on a belief that social analysis cannot be separated from social practice. As such, professors and many students affiliated with the program are actively engaged in fostering social change.

A degree in ISS will benefit students interested in studying the relationship between culture, politics and the economy in Canadian and global contexts, and prepared students for careers and professions in various fields as well as further post-graduate studies.

Students are strongly encouraged to combine their ISS degree with another Major or Minor program either within the Department of Social Science, or in another department.

Students may choose between one of the four different degrees:

  1. BA: 90 Credits
  2. Honours BA: 120 Credits
  3. Honours Double Major BA: 120 Credits
  4. Honours Major/Minor BA: 120 Credits (where the Major is Interdisciplinary Social Science)

Students who choose the Honours degree will not have to choose a stream, but will have to choose from an approved list of Theory Courses as part of degree requirement.

The Interdisciplinary Social Science Degree Program Calendar 2014-2015 is still under review. Please check back often for updates or contact the Program Assistant, Karishma Karim via email:

**Students who are currently Social Science degree Majors, prior to 2014-2015, please continue to follow the old program requirements. Please visit the SOSC website.


Drop in Advising Hours with the Program Coordinator:

  • Please bring your completed check list to your advising appointment and a list of your completed courses.┬áPlease┬áclick here for check lists
  • Program Coordinator's office is located in Ross S717
  • Office Hours for Prof. Matthew Tegelberg are as follows:


                     Wednesday from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

                     Thursday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm