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Browse through the database below to explore courses that will fulfill certain degree requirements in the Criminology program.

When registering for classes on the Course Timetable website, be sure to carefully read through the "Notes/Additional Fees" section of each course you select. This section contains important details on delivery methods for each course during the Fall/Winter 2021-2022 term. Remember that REMT & ONLN are completely online courses and LECT, TUT, BLEN and SEMR could have in-person components.

Enrolment Information

To avoid disappointment, please enrol in courses as soon as your assigned enrolment period allows. Enrolment dates are made available in July (for Fall/Winter Term). Classes fill up very quickly and once they are full we are not permitted to over-enroll courses. If you are eligible to take a course and you still cannot enrol, please email: crimprog@yorku.ca.

General Education Requirements as of September 2014

All LA&PS students will be required to take a minimum of 21 General Education credits from the approved list of LA&PS General Education courses.

To fulfill the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies General Education requirements students must take 21 credits of general education including 6.00 credits in Natural Science (NATS); A 9.00 credit approved general education course in the social science or humanities categories, and a 6.00 credit approved general education course in the opposite category to the 9.00 credit course in social science or humanities already taken.

For additional information on General Education course requirements, please reach out to an academic advisor. Please email socsci@yorku.ca.

As of September 2014, students taking AP/SOSC 1350 9.0 or any GEN ED course on the Extended List must choose whether to count it towards their general education requirements or their major requirements. It cannot be counted towards both.

Pre-2014, all 9-credit GEN ED courses that are included on the EXTENDED lists of approved Criminology courses will count as 6 credits toward your Criminology program requirements. The remaining 3 credits will count towards the total number of credits for your degree.

A maximum of one General Education course may be counted toward the Criminology degree requirements.

For advice on General Education courses, please make an appointment with a Social Science Student Academic Advisor socsci@yorku.ca.

Prerequisites/co-requisites must be completed before another course can be taken. They are listed in the course description and available online from the York Courses website or in the departmental Undergraduate Handbooks.

Access to 4000-level Criminology Honours Seminar courses is reserved for Criminology majors who have completed the equivalent of 84 credits by the end of the F/W academic term. No exceptions!

Each student is only required to take ONE Honours Seminar as part of the Criminology program requirements. The second required 4000-level course may either be a CRIM 4000-level or come from the extended list of course offerings. Once a course is full, we are not permitted to over-enrol.

Majors may take a maximum of two 4000-level Honours Seminar Courses. If students are enrolled in more than two seminars, they will be de-enrolled from one of them.

If you meet the enrolment requirements (84 credits) for the Honours Seminar courses and are unable to enrol in any of the seminar options online, please contact the Criminology Program Assistant as soon as possible. Email: crimprog@yorku.ca.  Head to the Academic Calendar website for information about the Faculty-Wide Upper-Level Requirements.

Students may reach out to an academic advisor for clarification of the Upper-Level Requirements. Email: socsci@yorku.ca.

Change of major online applications will be accepted starting February 1 to May 1. Please email crimprog@yorku.ca to let us know that you have applied.

Unlike other programs or majors at York, where there are few restrictions on changing majors, becoming a Criminology major is a competitive process. This reflects the high demand for the program and thus restrictions on our ability to accommodate new students. With this in mind, each year a limited number of spots (normally 25) are made available for current York students wishing to transfer into the Criminology program. All decisions on internal transfers are based exclusively on GPA. While the cut-off varies from year-to-year depending on the strength of the applicant pool, students with a GPA of 6.5 or higher should stand a good chance of gaining acceptance to the program. Please note: students must possess an overall GPA of at least 6.0 to be eligible to apply.

To apply for transfer to the Criminology program, students must complete the following steps between February 1 and May 1:

(1) Submit a change of major request through the registrar's office website. Students within the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies must apply for the Summer Session. Students from other faculties (e.g. Health) must apply for the Fall/Winter Session.

(2) Send an e-mail notification to the Criminology Program Office (crimprog@yorku.ca) that you have applied for transfer into the program. Students who fail to notify the program directly via e-mail will NOT be eligible for admission.

All students will be notified of the results of the application process (via the online request system) on or before June 15. Applications submitted after May 1 will NOT be considered and students will need to wait until the following February to reapply.

All successful applicants will be required to enrol in our first-year course, CRIM 1650 6.0 "Introduction to Criminology." In addition, students may choose to take two of our required second year courses: CRIM 2652 and CRIM 2653. However, to move forward in the Criminology program and take additional courses, students must achieve a minimum grade of B in CRIM 1650 as well as maintain an overall GPA of 5.0 (C+) or above (this is a standard requirement for all honours students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies). Students who do not meet either of these criteria will be removed from the program and will have to choose another major (e.g. Social Science).

Head to the Academic Calendar website for Faculty-Wide degree requirements.

First Year

  • AP/CRIM/SOSC 1650 6.0 Introduction to Criminology (minimum grade of a B to continue in the program).

Second Year

Students must take ALL of the following courses:

  • AP/CRIM/SOSC 2650 6.0 Theories of Criminology;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC 2652 6.0 Criminal Justice System;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC 2653 6.0 Criminological Research Methods.

Third Year

Students must take 4 of the following 7 program course options:

  • AP/CRIM/SOSC 3652 3.0 Ethnographies of Crime and Policing;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC 3654 3.0 Politics of Crime Prevention and Security;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC 3655 3.0 Policing;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC 3656 3.0 Punishment;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC 3657 3.0 Youth Crime;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC 3658 3.0 Crime, Science, and Technology;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC 3659 3.0 Criminology and Human Rights.

Fourth Year

Students must take 1 or 2 of the following course options:

  • AP/CRIM/SOSC CRIM 4650 6.0 Criminology Honours Seminar;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC CRIM 4652 6.0 Contemporary Issues in Criminology;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC CRIM 4653 6.0 Transnational and Comparative Criminology;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC CRIM 4654 6.0 Representing Crime;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC CRIM 4655 6.0 Cultures of Violence;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC CRIM 4657 6.0 Crime and the Corporation; AP/CRIM/SOSC CRIM 4658 6.0 Law, Crime, and Borders;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC CRIM 4659 6.0 Indigenous People, Crime, and Justice;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC CRIM 4661 6.0 Surveillance and Crime;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC CRIM 4662 6.0 Criminal Justice Policy;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC CRIM 4663 6.0 Critical Victimology;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC CRIM 4664 6.0 The Politics of Canadian Policing in Global Context;
  • AP/CRIM/SOSC CRIM 4665 6.0 Internet and Digital Crime. 

Students can take no more than two 6-credit CRIM 4000-level course.

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AP/SOSC 1350 9.00
Gender And The Law

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 ...

AP/CRIM 1650 6.00
Introduction To Criminology

This course provides students with a general introduction to the field of criminology. Recognizing that “crime” and “criminal justice” are social products rather than objective facts, and acknowledging the various tensions between the image and ...

AP/HUMA 1825 9.00
Law And Morality In Literature And Culture

Examines aspects of the relationships between law and morality in literary, filmic and philosophical works from Ancient Greece to the Modern Word and in several modern court cases.

AP/PHIL 2050 6.00
Philosophy Of Law

Crosslisted: GL/PHIL 2925, AP/PHIL 2050 This introductory course in the philosophy of law provides students with the opportunity to explore several general theories about the nature of law, including natural law theory, legal positivism, interpretivism, ...

AP/SOCI 2070 6.00
Social Order And Social Organization

Crosslisted: AK/POLS/SOCI 3570, AS/SOCI 2070 This foundation course deals with the problem of social order, how social organization is possible, and its various forms. Special attention is given to formal organizations and institutions, as well ...

AP/POLS 2200 3.00
Communities And Public Law

Introduces students to the Canadian legal system and the major components of public law. More specifically it examines the relationship between communities and the fundamental principles underpinning administrative law, constitutional law and criminal law.

AP/PPAS 2200 3.00
Communities And Public Law

Introduces students to the Canadian legal system and the major components of public law. More specifically it examines the relationship between communities and the fundamental principles underpinning administrative law, constitutional law and criminal law.

AP/PPAS 2420 3.00
Community Policing

Provides a sociological analysis of a particular strategy of public policing (community policing). The nature of community policing is analyzed in reference to the contemporary and historical debates regarding the mandate and accountability of modern ...

AP/LING 2450 3.00
Language And The Law

Course explores ways in which the discipline of linguistics can shed light on the use of language in the legal system. Topics include the special characteristics of written legal language, spoken language in the courtroom ...

AP/CRIM 2650 6.00
Theories Of Criminology

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 2650 This course introduces students to the different theoretical approaches and traditions that underlie criminology. Classical, biological, psychological, and sociological theories of crime are compared and contrasted as are more contemporary theories including ...

AP/CRIM 2652 6.00
Criminal Justice Systems

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 2652 This course is designed to introduce students to the stages of the Canadian criminal justice system, and to selected issues and debates in the administration of justice. Drawing on criminological, sociological and ...

AP/CRIM 2653 6.00
Research Methods In Criminology

This course introduces students to the methods commonly employed in criminological research. These include: surveys and questionnaires; field studies and ethnographic research; interviews; archival research; and documentary and textual analysis. The strengths and limitations of ...

AP/HREQ 3010 6.00
Imperialism, Racism And The Global Economy

Crosslisted: AP/HREQ Prior to Fall/Winter 2018: 3010, AP/POLS 3255 6.00 Prior to Fall/Winter 2018 This course examines how dominant state and corporate entities form an imperial network of global power relations that further economic class ...

AP/ANTH 3020 6.00
Race, Racism And Popular Culture

This course concentrates on race and racism as a major source of conflict, particularly in Canadian, British and American societies. The theoretical literature on racism as well as applied models developed to reduce racial conflict ...

EUC/GEOG 3050 3.00
Nature, Power And Society

Examines the geographic understanding of nature-society relationships. We review popular and scientific theories of environmental change, conflict and conservation, and examine the role that politics and power play in shaping ecological problems and issues.

AP/POLS 3135 3.00
Public Law I: The Constitution And The Courts In Canada

Crosslisted: AP/POLS 3135, AK/POLS 3135, AK/PPAS 3135, GL/POLS 3135, AK/SOCI 3135 An examination of the Canadian court structure, judicial review of federalism, the role of courts and lawyers, and the relationship between law, politics and ...

AP/PPAS 3135 3.00
Public Law I: The Constitution And The Courts In Canada

Crosslisted: AK/POLS 3135, GL/POLS 3135 An examination of the Canadian court structure, judicial review of federalism, the role of courts and lawyers, and the relationship between law, politics and public policy. Using technology-enhanced learning, students ...

AP/POLS 3136 3.00
Public Law Ii: The Charter Of Rights And Freedoms And The Limits Of Public Administration

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 3360 6.0, GL/POLS 3136, AK/PPAS 3136 We focus on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, including freedom of expression, legal rights, equality rights, language rights, aboriginal people's rights and judicial review of ...

HH/PSYC 3140 3.00
Abnormal Psychology

Crosslisted: GL/PSYC 3230 A course on the nature, causes and treatment of a number of behaviour disorders. Topics include developmental disorders, anxiety problems, personality disorders, substance abuse, affective disorders, organic brain disorders and schizophrenia.

AP/PHIL 3195 6.00
Punishment And Responsibility

Crosslisted: GL/PHIL 3633 An exploration of a range of philosophical questions raised by the practice of legal punishment, including: What justifies imposing punishment upon those who break the law? What assumptions about the responsibility of ...

AP/POLS 3200 3.00
Global Conflict And Security I

Crosslisted: AS/POLS 3200 3.00 This course acquaints students with issues surrounding conflict and security in global politics as it has evolved over the past three centuries. It examines the history and development of war from ...

AP/POLS 3210 3.00
Global Conflict And Security IIII

Crosslisted: GL/ILST 3605, GL/POLS 3605, GL/SOSC 3605 Explores the issues surrounding different dimensions of conflict and security in the contemporary period. In its broadest sense, security can be understood not only in military, but also ...

AP/POLS 3255 6.00
Human Rights And Global Economy

Crosslisted: AP/SOCI 3010, AP/HREQ (prior to Summer 2013) 3010 Explores challenges to the fulfillment of internationally recognized human rights posed by globalization, emphasizing socio-economic rights like food security, water and livelihood rights. Examines the role ...

HH/PSYC 3310 3.00
Psychology And Law

Crosslisted: GL/PSYC 3600 Examines the applications of psychology to legal issues and procedures. Drawing from the areas of social, cognitive, developmental and clinical psychology, the law's informal theories of human behaviour are compared to what ...

AP/COMN 3315 3.00
The Emergence Of Advertising

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 3315, AP/COMN 3315 This course reviews the historical development of advertising. Careful attention is placed on the economic shift from production to consumption; the culture of consumption and other contributing factors.

AP/SOSC 3362 6.00
Law, Medicine And Madness

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/ANTH 3370 3.00
Power And Violence: The Making Of "Modernity"

Crosslisted: AP/ANTH 3370 Examines the creation and perpetuation of the so called modern world as a dominant socio-cultural system through its increasing proliferation and use of extreme forms of organized violence. It also examines the ...

AP/SOSC 3370 6.00
Social Justice And Law

Crosslisted: AP/POLS 3250, AP/HREQ 3450, GL/SOCI 3920, GL/SOSC 3920 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 ...

AP/SOSC 3392 6.00
International Perspectives In Law And Society: Ethnographies Of Rights

This course analyzes human rights from a legal anthropology perspective, and reflects on anthropologists' criticisms of international human rights activism and their contributions to human rights struggles. A key theme is cultural relativism and the ...

EUC/ENVS 3420 3.00
Environmental Law

Introduction to basic legal concepts: sources of law, legal remedies, common law, administrative law. Planning acts, environmental protection acts and environmental assessment acts. Litigation processes, hearing boards, and their operation. Critical review of environmental legal ...

AP/SOCI 3450 6.00
The Sociology Of Race And Racism

Crosslisted: AP/MIST 3680, AP/SOCI 3680, AP/REI 3680 Offers a sociological critique of race and racism by examining both the concept and practices in terms of social organization, discourse and history. Biogenetic and cultural racism are ...

HH/PSYC 3500 3.00
Development In Adolescence

This course involves the scientific study of changes in affective, social and cognitive development during the second decade of life. Focus is on fundamental developmental changes, the contexts in which development occurs and the central ...

AP/GWST 3506 6.00
Self And Identity: Contemporary Feminist And Anti-Racist Perspectives

Examines conceptions of the self, and analyzes the consequences of oppression and various types of discrimination on self-determination, identity and the possibility of freedom from a feminist and anti-racist perspective.

AP/CRIM 3652 3.00
Ethnographies Of Crime And Policing

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 3652 This course reviews the application of the ethnographic method to the study of crime and policing from the mid-20th century to the present. The course is designed to provide students with an ...

AP/CRIM 3654 3.00
The Politics Of Crime Prevention

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 3654 This course considers the politics at stake in the crime prevention enterprise. A number of specific crime prevention and security initiatives will be examined with a view to exposing their political foundations. ...

AP/CRIM 3655 3.00
Policing

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 3655 This course explores questions and debates about the relationships between policing, regulation and contested meanings of order. Centrally, the course explores the relationships between state-based policing, policing-at-a-distance, emerging community practices and private ...

AP/CRIM 3656 3.00
Punishment

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 3656 This course examines theory and research on punishment. Notwithstanding the emergence of alternative visions of justice in western industrialized nations, when we think of punishment we tend to think of prisons. The ...

AP/CRIM 3657 3.00
Youth Crime

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 3657 This course examines the problem of “youth crime” as it has been defined over time and across different national jurisdictions. It focuses on a series of key topics including: (1) the social ...

AP/CRIM 3658 3.00
Crime, Science, And Technology

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 3658 This course examines how science and technology have altered the terrain of criminology and criminal justice. It focuses not only on the ways in which criminology has been constructed as a science, ...

AP/CRIM 3659 3.00
Criminology And Human Rights

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 3659 The purpose of this course is to establish the analytical connections between the knowledge fields of criminology and human rights. Among the topics considered are human rights perspectives within criminology, human rights ...

AP/CRIM 3660 6.00
Crime and Development

Pre-requisite: AP/SOSC1650 9.00 with a grade of at least B, AP/SOSC1650 6.00 or AP/SOSC2800 6.00 Crime and Development is an interdisciplinary course that examines the interlinkages between criminality and development in the Global South. It ...

AP/CRIM 3663 3.00
Gender and Crime

Prerequisites: AP/SOSC 1650 6.00 or AP/CRIM 1650 6.00 with a grade of at least B. This course examines the relationship between gender, crime, and the criminal justice system. Drawing on feminist interdisciplinary scholarship, the course ...

AP/SOCI 3690 6.00
Sociology Of Gender

This course analyzes economic, social, cultural and political aspects of gender formation in a comparative context and in Canada. Emphasis is on the different ways in which femininity and masculinity are constituted in interaction with ...

AP/COMN 3701 3.00
Advertising, Culture And Society

Crosslisted: AP/COMN 3315 6.00 (prior to Fall 2012). Examines the place of advertising within culture and society. It will focus on the analysis of advertising; the cultural triumph of the image; the democratization of luxury; ...

AP/COMN 3751 3.00
Television As Culture

Crosslisted: AP/COMN 3316 6.00 (prior to Fall 2012). Examines the interaction between television and culture by exploring the local and global impact of television, its structures, the medium and its effects. The place of television ...

AP/HIST 3850 6.00
Murder And Other Crimes: Law And Justice In 19Th & 20Th Century North America

Examines the Canadian and American criminal justice systems from the mid-19th through late 20th century. The course focuses on important trials - such as Lizzie Borden (1892), the ""Scottsboro Boys"" (1931), and Steven Truscott (1959) ...

AP/HREQ 3890 6.00
Social Justice: Theory And Practice

This course addresses inequality and domination, resistance and collective empowerment, in Canada and beyond, and examines the historical importance and the contemporary relevance of struggles to overcome inequality and injustice.

AP/SOSC 3992 6.00
Popular Trials

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 ...

AP/POLS 4015 3.00
Theories Of Justice

Crosslisted: AS/POLS 4015 An exploration of theories of justice which are at the heart of contemporary debates in political theory. This course explores various notions of justice, as well as the fundamental conditions for just ...

HH/PSYC 4030 6.00
Behaviour Modification And Behaviour Therapy

An examination of theoretical issues, basic research and practical application in the area of behaviour change.

AP/SOSC 4043 6.00
Corporate Governance And Business Law In Comparative Context

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 ...

HH/PSYC 4050 6.00
Personality Theory And Behaviour Disorders

A critical review of current concepts of the nature, causes and amelioration of disordered behaviour. Concepts are illustrated with selected examples of both normal and abnormal social behaviour.

AP/POLS 4065 3.00
Critical Theory: Society And Politics

Crosslisted: AP/POLS 4065 Is modern western thought a coercive and dominating ideology? This course uses critical theory to explore this question about rationality and its relation to exploitation, culture, language and the body.

AP/PPAS 4070 6.00
Sociology Of Law

Examines social institutions and ideologies of law. The foundations and practices of law are studied in reference to the influences of capitalism, liberalism and modernity. Informed by classical and contemporary perspectives, this course examines the ...

AP/POLS 4080 3.00
The Philosophy Of Toleration

Explores a range of issues concerning the philosophy of toleration. What does it mean to tolerate other people's religious, social, or political beliefs and practices? Why should we be tolerant? What role does toleration play ...

AP/POLS 4103 3.00
Diversity And Politics In Canada

This course analyzes the limitations and possibilities of diversity in Canada by exploring policies concerning immigration, multiculturalism, Aboriginal peoples and francophones, as well as examining the systemic oppression of racial, ethnic, linguistic, sexual and gender ...

AP/POLS 4105 3.00
Courts In Canada

An overview of judicial administration in Canada. The course focuses on judicial independence, the constitutional parameters of judicial administration, course administrative structures and recent issues relevant to judicial review and judicial policy-making.

AP/POLS 4125 3.00
Gender And Current Policy Issues

This course begins by evaluating selected feminist theories in the light of their ability to explain policy developments. The course examines the implications of public policies implemented in the context of the economic, social and ...

AP/POLS 4130 6.00
Politics, Law And The Courts

Students are introduced to the administration of justice in Canada. Its focus is on the relationship between the administration of the legal system and the outcomes of civil and criminal disputes.

AP/PPAS 4130 6.00
Politics, Law And The Courts

Crosslisted: AP/POLS 4401 3.00, AP/SOSC 4362 Students are introduced to the administration of justice in Canada. Its focus is on the relationship between the administration of the legal system and the outcomes of civil and ...

AP/POLS 4180 6.00
Politics And The Mass Media In Canada

Crosslisted: AK/POLS/SOSC PRIOR TO FALL 2009: 4770, AS/POLS Prior to Fall 2009 4180 This course explores the political functions of the mass media in the Canadian system, and considers the application of normative and empirical ...

AP/PHIL 4185 3.00
Philosophical Perspectives On Justice

An examination of contemporary perspectives on justice through the lens of practical political issues in Canada and the international arena. Topics may include: multiculturalism, ethnic conflict, racism, sexism, nationalism, cosmopolitanism, human rights, and 'humanitarian' intervention.

AP/PHIL 4190 3.00
Seminar In The Philosophy Of Law

An advanced seminar on some contemporary theories of the nature of law and legal reasoning.

AP/POLS 4200 6.00
International Relations Theory

A survey of recent theories and approaches to international relations. Possible topics include systems analysis, integration, decision-making, communication theory, games theory, social psychological analyses, quantitative methods, strategy and deterrence and bargaining and negotiation

AP/SOCI 4200 6.00
Sociology Of Conflict And Conflict Resolution

This course considers the relationship between conflict and cooperation and explores the causes, characteristics and consequences of both processes at the local, national, and global arenas. It identifies modern and the latest modes of conflicts ...

AP/POLS 4220 3.00
Canadian International Security Policy: Issues And Problems

An analysis of contemporary issues and problems in Canadian national security policy.

AP/POLS 4260 3.00
Contemporary Security Studies

An examination of current issues and problems in the fields of contemporary strategic studies and international conflict, with a particular emphasis on regional security, conflict management and conflict resolution.

AP/ANTH 4340 6.00
Advocacy And Social Movements

Examines how modern forms of communication have totally transformed the nature of advocacy and the social construction of knowledge in modern society. Specifically, it examines ways in which cultural norms are modified by the activities ...

AP/SOCI 4360 6.00
Migration Experiences: Theory And Practice

Examines the relationship between globalization and international migration. Themes include: why migrants leave home countries; immigration policies and practices in receiving countries; trafficking in migrants; migrants in global cities; migrant networks; transnationalism, and; refugee expulsion ...

AP/POLS 4401 3.00
Systems Of Justice

Crosslisted: AP/POLS 4130, AP/PPAS 4130, AP/SOSC 4362 An overview of procedures in the Canadian justice system, with comparisons to other common law justice systems and some civil law systems. The course begins with a study ...

AP/ANTH 4410 3.00
The Anthropology Of Human Rights

Crosslisted: AP/HREQ 4410 This course surveys anthropology's attempts to confront, analyze, and reframe claims about the nature of human beings implicit in the discourse of human rights.

AP/SOCI 4440 6.00
Racialization And The Law

Critically examines the relationship between law and social inequality, treating law and justice as contradictory. The focus is on the place of law in forming racialized groups, but also deals with gender, sexual orientation, class ...

AP/GWST 4502 6.00
Violence Against Women

Crosslisted: AP/WMST 4502, GL/WMST 4502 Examines gender-based violence in its many forms, such as domestic violence, state violence, legal violence (punishment) and cultural violence (rituals) and analyzes the global context in which gender and power ...

AP/HIST 4545 6.00
Topical Approaches To Canadian History

With special attention to new methods and issues, this seminar examines Canadian history through a topical lens. This course is restricted to History, Canadian Studies or Criminology Honours majors and minors who have successfully completed ...

AP/CRIM 4650 6.00
Criminology Honours Seminar

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 4650 This course engages in an in-depth analysis of a particular topic or theme relevant to criminology. The focus of the course will vary from year to year depending upon student and faculty ...

AP/SOSC 4650 6.00
Criminology Honours Seminar

Crosslisted: AP/CRIM 4650 This course engages in an in-depth analysis of a particular topic or theme relevant to criminology. The focus of the course will vary from year to year depending upon student and faculty ...

AP/CRIM 4652 6.00
Contemporary Issues In Criminology

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 4652 This seminar course provides an advanced discussion of a particular issue in the field of crime and criminal justice. The focus of the course will vary from year to year depending upon ...

AP/SOSC 4652 6.00
Contemporary Issues In Criminology

Crosslisted: AP/CRIM 4652 This seminar course provides an advanced discussion of a particular issue in the field of crime and criminal justice. The focus of the course will vary from year to year depending upon ...

AP/CRIM 4653 6.00
Transnational And Comparative Criminology

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 4653 Crime is increasingly understood as a global phenomenon and has come to assume a number of different forms across a range of national as well as transnational contexts. These transformations have posed ...

AP/SOSC 4653 6.00
Transnational And Comparative Criminology

Crosslisted: AP/CRIM 4653 Crime is increasingly understood as a global phenomenon and has come to assume a number of different forms across a range of national as well as transnational contexts. These transformations have posed ...

AP/CRIM 4654 6.00
Representing Crime

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 4654 Contemporary culture’s preoccupation with the detection and punishment of crime and criminals extends beyond the criminal justice system and into popular culture. Academic criminological work has informed us of the realities of ...

AP/SOSC 4654 6.00
Representing Crime

Crosslisted: AP/CRIM 4654 Contemporary culture’s preoccupation with the detection and punishment of crime and criminals extends beyond the criminal justice system and into popular culture. Academic criminological work has informed us of the realities of ...

AP/CRIM 4655 6.00
Cultures Of Violence

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 4655 This course examines the microsocial and macrosocial forms of violence. The course explores how violence operates as a form of social control rather than as a psychological impulse or biological drive. Myths ...

AP/SOSC 4655 6.00
Cultures Of Violence

Crosslisted: AP/CRIM 4655 This course examines the microsocial and macrosocial forms of violence. The course explores how violence operates as a form of social control rather than as a psychological impulse or biological drive. Myths ...

AP/SOSC 4656 6.00
Gender And Crime

This course is retired – see AP/CRIM/SOSC 3663 3.00

AP/CRIM 4657 6.00
Crime And The Corporation

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 4657 The Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The sub-prime mortgage crisis. Silicone breast implants. Deteriorating food quality. These are all examples of harmful practices associated with the activities of modern corporations. However, rather than ...

AP/SOSC 4657 6.00
Crime And The Corporation

Crosslisted: AP/CRIM 4657 The Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The sub-prime mortgage crisis. Silicone breast implants. Deteriorating food quality. These are all examples of harmful practices associated with the activities of modern corporations. However, rather than ...

AP/CRIM 4658 6.00
Law, Crime And Borders

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 4658 From forced sterilization and settler violence to drug laws and mass internment to refugee policies, border policing, detention and deportation, the domains of border governance and criminal justice in Canada intersect in ...

AP/SOSC 4658 6.00
Law, Crime And Borders

Crosslisted: AP/CRIM 4658 From forced sterilization and settler violence to drug laws and mass internment to refugee policies, border policing, detention and deportation, the domains of border governance and criminal justice in Canada intersect in ...

AP/CRIM 4659 6.00
Indigenous Peoples, Crime, And Justice

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 4659 For many years, indigenous peoples have been over-criminalized and over-incarcerated in the Canadian criminal justice system. Indigenous peoples constitute approximately 20-25% of the male federal inmate population, and 30% of the federal ...

AP/SOSC 4659 6.00
Indigenous Peoples, Crime, And Justice

Crosslisted: AP/CRIM 4659 For many years, indigenous peoples have been over-criminalized and over-incarcerated in the Canadian criminal justice system. Indigenous peoples constitute approximately 20-25% of the male federal inmate population, and 30% of the federal ...

AP/CRIM 4660 6.00
Criminalization Of Dissent

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 4660 What does the criminalization of dissent tell us about the social, political and economic relations of the Canadian state in the context of neoliberalism and interlocking systems of capitalism, colonialism, patriarchy and ...

AP/SOSC 4660 6.00
Criminalization Of Dissent

Crosslisted: AP/CRIM 4660 What does the criminalization of dissent tell us about the social, political and economic relations of the Canadian state in the context of neoliberalism and interlocking systems of capitalism, colonialism, patriarchy and ...

AP/CRIM 4661 6.00
Surveillance and Crime

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 4661 This course examines theory, practice and research on surveillance from a criminological perspective. It places particular emphasis on the role of surveillance in crime control and law enforcement as well as on ...

AP/SOSC 4661 6.00
Surveillance And Crime

Crosslisted: AP/CRIM 4661 This course examines theory, practice and research on surveillance from a criminological perspective. It places particular emphasis on the role of surveillance in crime control and law enforcement as well as on ...

AP/CRIM 4662 6.00
Criminal Justice Policy

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 4662 This seminar course takes an intersectional, critical, and practical approach to Canadian criminal justice policy through theoretical engagement, discursive and practical policy analysis in a highly participatory seminar format. Topics considered include ...

AP/SOSC 4662 6.00
Criminal Justice Policy

Crosslisted: AP/CRIM 4662 This seminar course takes an intersectional, critical, and practical approach to Canadian criminal justice policy through theoretical engagement, discursive and practical policy analysis in a highly participatory seminar format. Topics considered include ...

AP/CRIM 4663 6.00
Critical Victimology

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 4663 The course introduces students to victimology, the diverse theoretical approaches in the field, and the politics of the victim label, from a critical perspective. Topics include victim precipitation theories and victim-blaming; contemporary, ...

AP/SOSC 4663 6.00
Critical Victimology

Crosslisted: AP/CRIM 4663 The course introduces students to victimology, the diverse theoretical approaches in the field, and the politics of the victim label, from a critical perspective. Topics include victim precipitation theories and victim-blaming; contemporary, ...

AP/CRIM 4664 6.00
The Politics Of Canadian Policing In Global Context

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 4664 The course explores the politics of contemporary Canadian policing in the context of the history of modern governance. It explores the police role in society and interrogates policing in terms of fairness, ...

AP/SOSC 4664 6.00
The Politics Of Canadian Policing In Global Context

Crosslisted: AP/CRIM 4664 The course explores the politics of contemporary Canadian policing in the context of the history of modern governance. It explores the police role in society and interrogates policing in terms of fairness, ...

AP/CRIM 4665 6.00
Global Approaches To Internet And Digital Crime

Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 4665 This course examines the global approaches to the detection, investigation, and enforcement of a broad variety of internet crimes and technology-related crimes with a particular focus on the efforts of non-state actors. ...

AP/SOSC 4665 6.00
Global Approaches To Internet And Digital Crime

Crosslisted: AP/CRIM 4665 This course examines the global approaches to the detection, investigation, and enforcement of a broad variety of internet crimes and technology-related crimes with a particular focus on the efforts of non-state actors. ...

AP/CRIM 4666 6.00
Sex, Crime & Danger

Prerequisites: SOSC 1650 6.00 or CRIM 1650 6.0 with a grade of at least B. This course explores the historical, social, and political processes through which some sexual activities become defined as sufficiently dangerous as ...

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 ...

AP/SOCI 4810 6.00
Women And The Criminal Justice System

This course analyzes theory and research on the incidence and treatment of child, adolescent and adult women who are offenders (e.g. theft, homicide), victims (e.g. sexual and physical assault), and professionals (e.g. police, judges) in ...

AP/SOCI 4830 3.00
Childhood And Violence

This course explores violence experienced by children and violence committed by children. The course explores the ways that children and adults learn, use and experience violence (physical and sexual) in societal settings such as schools, ...

AP/SOCI 4840 3.00
Sociology Of Policing

Crosslisted: AP/SOCI 4840 Explores the institution of policing from an organizational, operational and legal perspective, including issues concerning police conduct and misconduct as a means of illuminating questions about the relationships between the public, the ...

AP/SOCI 4840 6.00
Sociology Of Policing

Crosslisted: AP/SOCI 4840 Explores the institution of policing from an organizational, operational and legal perspective, including issues concerning police conduct and misconduct as a means of illuminating questions about the relationships between the public, the ...

AP/SOCI 4850 3.00
Organized Crime

Examines national and international organized crime issues and focuses on links between organized crime and the global economy; the relationship between organized crime and social/political environments; theoretical explanations and the evolution of commodities involved in ...