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COURSE PERIOD: MAY 4, 2020 JULY 25, 2020

Office Hours: For the purposes of this course, I will be available to meet with students on Fridays from
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Meeting will be set-up through zoom. A link will be sent out to you prior to the meeting
once the appointment is set-up.
Please use my Ryerson email for all communications ([email protected]). Email communication
should be professional in tone and on topic. Please mention course code and section (CSOC 103, Section DC0 )
in the subject line of all your communications. I will make all efforts to respond to your email within three
business days. If you do not receive my response within three business days, please send me another email. You
are responsible for regularly checking the announcements regarding this course on the D2L.
This course provides an introduction to some of the major issues in the discipline of sociology. It examines how
societies come into existence, how they are organized and maintained, and how they change. The major
sociological perspectives are used to understand the relationship between culture, institutions and social
behaviour; the process of socialization; globalization and the political-economic structure of Canadian society;
and the resulting social inequalities of class, race and gender.
The course objective is for students to gain an understanding of how social issues arise and occur, and how
social inequality is reflective of larger social structures and practices of racism, sexism, heterosexism, patriarchy,
classism and power. By the end of the course, students should be able to critically analyze the impact of social
structures and institutions on peoples everyday lives and understand how these structures socially locate people
with respect to access to resources, such as employment, education, health and health care, the criminal justice
system, wealth and poverty.
This course is designated as “a lower” level liberal studies course. Please note that certain liberal studies
courses, due to their close relation to the professional fields, cannot be taken for Liberal Studies credit by
students in some programs. A list of these programs and the restricted courses is provided in the Table A Lower
Level Restrictions in the Ryerson calendar http://www.ryerson.ca/calendar/2015-2016/pg1339.html
Please note that Liberal Studies courses always have the designation (LL) or (UL) in their course description in
the Ryerson Calendar. Courses not identified as either (LL) or (UL) are NOT Liberal Studies courses and will
not be used towards the fulfillment of a Liberal Studies Requirement for graduation purposes. Students are
responsible for making appropriate course selections. Refer to Table A (Lower Level) and Table B (Upper
Level) in Ryerson’s calendar for a complete list of liberal studies courses.
The teaching methods used in this course include module materials, weekly readings, and weekly student
participation (group work) in the discussion board. Students will also be writing a research essay.
Naiman, Joanne. 2012. How Societies Work: Class, Power and Change. Fifth Edition. Toronto: Fernwood
Publishing. ISBN: 9781552664650
The textbook is available as an E-Publication and in a PDF format. It can be ordered through this link:
Other Readings: Available through the Ryerson Library Journal Database:
Fausto-Sterling, Anne. 1993. The Five Sexes, Sciences. (March/April 1993), pp. 20-24.
Fausto-Sterling, Anne. 2000. The Five Sexes Revisited. Sciences. (July/August 2000), pp. 18-23.
Lorber, Judith. 1993. Believing is Seeing: Biology as Ideology, Gender & Society. 7(4)(December
1993), pp. 568-581.
You should read the course outline carefully as it contains all of the necessary information about the course,
including the course requirements, the guidelines for the course, deadlines for assignments, and so on. Students
should refer to the course outline regarding any questions about the course or how the course operates before
contacting the professor in this regard.
If the course outline does not contain the required information, you should post your question to the Main
discussion area. Questions regarding essay proposals, the mid-term exam and the final exam should also be
posted to the main discussion area.
In the event that students need to discuss a personal matter with the professor, they should email the professor
directly. Only matters of a personal nature should be sent in an email directly to the professor. All questions
regarding the course must be posted to the appropriate main discussion area.
In the case of technical difficulties, students should contact [email protected] (not the professor) for assistance.
Class/Day Module Readings/ Assignment
Week 1- Module 1
May 4
Sociology and the Study of Society
Learning Objectives: By the end of this
module, you should be able to:
Define the role of society and how it
operates in our everyday lives.
Recall the major points of the
Text: Chapter 1 (pages 1-24)
Assignments: Weekly student
participation in Discussion Group
Week 2- Module 2 May
Biological Determinism and the Eugenics
Learning Objectives: By the end of this
module, you should be able to:
1. Explain the theory of biological
2. Identify the policies and practices of the
Eugenics Movement.
3. Distinguish the theory from the
Text: Chapter 2 (pages 25-43)
Assignment: Weekly student
participation in Discussion Group
Week 3-Module 3
May 18
Research Essay Discussion Zoom Meeting
Assignment: Weekly student
participation in Discussion Groups
Week 4- Module 4
May 25
Culture, Foraging Societies and the
Transformation to Early Agrarian Societies
Learning Objectives: By the end of this
module, you should be able to:
1. Identify how foraging societies were
2. Describe how some of these societies
transformed into early agricultural
3. Define how the transformation to early
agrarian societies led to the
development of social inequality.
Text: Chapter 3 (pages 45-66)
Assignment: Weekly student
participation in Discussion Groups
Week 5- Module 5
June 1
Feudalism and the Transformation to
Learning Objectives: By the end of this
module, you should be able to:
1. Describe how feudal societies were
2. Describe how these societies
transformed into capitalist societies.
3. Explain the role that colonization played
in this process of transformation.
Text: Chapter 4 (pages 67-94)
Assignment: Weekly student
participation in Discussion Group
Week 6- Module 6
June 8
Living in Capitalist Societies
Learning Objectives: By the end of this
module, you should be able to:
1. Describe how the system of capitalism
has transformed since the industrial
revolution, with the movement from
small and mid-size businesses to
multinational corporations.
2. Identify the effects of global capitalism
on people around the world.
Text: Chapter 6 (pages 117-140)
Assignment: Weekly student
participation in Discussion Group
Research Essay Due: June 8
Week 7-Module 7
June 15
June 15
(Based on Modules 1-6 and
Readings: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6)
Week 8- Module 8
June 22
The Social Construction of Ideas and
Learning Objectives: By the end of this
module, you should be able to:
Define the key concepts of liberal
ideology and explain how it operates as
the dominant ideology through various
institutions (including the media and the
educational system).
Text: Chapter 7 (pages 141-163)
Assignment: Weekly student
participation in Discussion Groups
Week 9- Module 9
June 29
The Role of State
Learning Objectives: By the end of this
module, you should be able to:
Define the different facets that comprise
the state.
Explain the role and purpose of the state
in capitalist societies.
Text: Chapter 8 (pages 165-190)
Chapter 9 (pages 191-211)
Assignment: Weekly student
participation in Discussion Groups
Week 10- Module 10
July 6
Race and Ethnicity
Learning Objectives: By the end of this
module, you should be able to:
Define the concepts of race and
Discuss how race and ethnicity have
been used to shape Canadian
immigration policy.
Text: Chapter 11 (pages 240-263)
Assignment: Weekly student
participation in Discussion Groups
Week 11- Module 11
July 13
Patriarchy, Feminism and the Social
Construction of Sex and Gender
Learning Objectives: By the end of this
module, you should be able to:
Define the concepts of sex, gender, and
Explain the development of the feminist
Describe the key issues raised by each
strain of feminist theory.
Text: Chapter 12 (pages 264-287)
Other Readings: Available
through the Ryerson Library
Journal Database:
Fausto-Sterling, Anne. 1993. The
Five Sexes, Sciences. (March/April
1993), pp. 20-24.
Fausto-Sterling, Anne. 2000. The
Five Sexes
Revisited. Sciences. (July/August
2000), pp. 18-23.
Lorber, Judith. 1993. Believing is
Seeing: Biology as Ideology, Gender
& Society. 7(4)(December 1993), pp.
Assignment: Weekly student
participation in Discussion Groups
Week 12- Module 12
July 20
(Based on Modules 8-11 and
Readings: Chapters 7,8, 9, 11&12)
Assignments Date Value Brief Description
Monday, June 8 30%
MIDTERM EXAM (ONLINE) Monday, June 15 30% Multiple-Choice Questions
FINAL EXAM (ONLINE) Monday, July 20 30% Multiple-Choice Questions
DISCUSSIONS Assigned every week
Response to be submitted by Friday
every week.
10% Group work-Discussion
Total 100%
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Please keep that in mind for any last-minute questions that you may have regarding the assignments.
I do not offer extra assignments if you do not do well on assignments.
I do not increase grades for any reason other than your work meriting a higher grade.
Handing assignments on time and formatting assignments according to the parameters designated in this
course outline, is important to me.
Note A: It is the intention of this course to examine and question conventional assumptions about the
social world, many of which are deeply entrenched in our thinking. Academic inquiry can be an
exhilarating, but also a disorienting process. Students should know that without prior announcement,
they may be exposed to materials or points of view they find offensive or upsetting.
Note B: It is in the students interest to read this document carefully and retain it. The instructor can
assume absolutely no responsibility for difficulties encountered by students who do not participate in the
weekly Discussion Room Forum, and therefore do not make themselves available for the announcement
of assignments, assignment details, assignment deadlines or any other matters of vital concern to those
who wish to obtain a passing grade.
Prior to handing in any written assignment or presenting your work, read it over and if you conclude that you
could have written/prepared it without taking the course, you know you have failed to engage the course
materials and course concepts, as required.
1. Research Essay Assignment MAX. MARKS: 30% DUE DATE: MONDAY, JUNE 8 (ONLINE SUBMISSION)
Students may pick any topic that is a significant social problem/ social issue within Canada (and/or North
America). Students are required to write a sociological paper that is analytical and critical. It is imperative to
note that the writing of a sociological paper requires the primary use of scholarly sociological sources, such as
sociological scholarly journals, sociological books, and sociological edited collections. The paper MUST
include a minimum of FIVE Sociological Scholarly Sources (books, scholarly journal articles) NOT including
the course textbook.
Social Problems (Issues) can be defined as situations, policies, or trends that are … distressing or threatening to
large numbers of people (Glynn et al. 1996, p. 3). A social problem is a condition affecting a significant
number of people in ways considered undesirable (Horton et al. 1997, p. 2). Sociologically, a social problem
is a phenomenon regarded as bad or undesirable by a significant number of people or a number of significant
people who mobilize to remedy it (Heiner 2010, p. 5). And most recently: an alleged situation that is
incompatible with the values of a significant number of people who agree that action is needed to alter the
situation (Rubington and Weinberg 2011, p.3). An issue that affects only one individual is not a social problem.
Here is a list of some social problems that you could consider for your essay. However, you will still need to
focus on a specific aspect of the issue and clearly formulate your title.
Racism or Racial Inequality (For example: in employment, housing)
Gender Inequality
Violence in schools
Gun violence
Domestic and/or Gender-based violence
Drug trafficking or High rates of Drug use
Hunger or Food Insecurity
Unfair labor conditions
Wage gap
Poverty (For example: Among Indigenous populations, youth, immigrants, refugees)
Economic Inequality or Economic deprivation
Sexual abuse
Teenage pregnancy
Housing Instability or Homelessness
Disintegration of Family Structures
Widespread economic and social inequality
Oppression (Religious or Cultural)
High rates of suicide (for example: among indigenous youth)
Human trafficking
Crime and war
Immigration and refugee policies (For Example: policies that marginalize them)
Religion or religious freedom
Education system (For example: inability of youth to access higher education)
The essay should be 4-5 pages in length, not including title page or bibliography, with one-inch margins, fonttimes new roman, font size 12, double spaced and stapled. Do not triple or quadruple space between
paragraphs. In doing so, you immediately signify to me that you have not met the minimum length
requirements for this paper. Moreover, triple and quadruple spacing between paragraphs is improper
formatting and does not meet the standards of APA Style. This means your paper must have 4-5 pages of
substantive content. Students are required to include a full bibliography of all materials used in the paper.
Late papers will not be accepted without consent from the course instructor obtained PRIOR to the
scheduled due date. Essays will NOT be accepted via email.
ONLINE ESSAY SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: To submit your research essays go to Assessments-then
Assignments-then Research Essay. Under your name click on the add file button and upload your essay and
press submit.
The link will also be made available a few days prior to the due date and instructions will also be posted in the
D2L announcements.
Please note that references that are NOT scholarly sources and will NOT count in your bibliography as scholarly
sources include the following:
newspaper articles (i.e., The Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, The Globe and Mail, The National Post,
magazine articles (Macleans, Newsweek, The Economist, etc.)
encyclopedia references (including Wikipedia)
dictionary references (including Oxford Dictionary and other dictionaries)
non-scholarly websites, blogs, etc.
Students should also note that government websites and statistical data are NOT scholarly sources and will NOT
count as one of the five scholarly sources required for this paper. Government websites and statistical data
provide information that is NOT scholarly and NOT analytical. Statistics denote a social trend but can be
interpreted in numerous and contradictory ways. Statistics themselves are devoid of analysis. Simply stating a
statistic does not explain or explore any critical sociological analysis. Similarly, government websites state
government policy that is devoid of analysis, and usually reproduces mainstream stereotypes, assumptions and
misconceptions. Critical sociological analysis provides a critique of mainstream stereotypes and
The use of government data requires critical sociological analysis. Please note that these government websites
and statistics include, but are not limited to the following:
Statistics Canada
Ministry of Immigration and Citizenship
Government of Canada website
Government of Ontario website
Students must get approval from the course instructor for any internet sources they may wish to use. Scholarly
journal articles can be retrieved on-line through the Ryerson Library journal abstracts website, Sociological
Abstracts. Sources acquired on-line through Sociological Abstracts do NOT require permission, however, even
for on-line sources thus acquired, use caution to ascertain that the sources are academic and sociological.
Students should also note that the research paper is a SOCIOLOGICAL paper that requires SOCIOLOGICAL
analysis. Therefore, scholarly sources are required to be limited to sociological sources.
For relevance of the topic within contemporary society, use of at least three (of the five) sources from 2010 to
2020 is required.
Scholarly sources that are NOT sociological and will NOT be counted as part of your FIVE required
sociological scholarly sources include:
Medical journals and books
Economic journals and books
Business journals and books
Social work journals and books
Psychology journals and books
Behavioural science journals and books
Biology journals and books
Genetics journals and books
A list of acceptable sources is provided as Appendix-I of this Course Outline.
Note: DO NOT use sources with No Author, No Date (i.e. n.d. ) for this paper.

Papers that do not include a minimum of five scholarly sociological sources will be assigned an automatic
failing grade. Make sure that your sources and your analysis is sociological. Make sure that your sources are
SOCIOLOGICAL and NOT psychological, medical or derived from popular mainstream media. Papers that are
written from a psychological, medical or mainstream popular media perspective will automatically be assigned a
failing grade.
Students should never reference lecture notes in their papers. The reference of lecture notes in essays is
improper and shows laziness on the part of the student for failure to research their topic properly. Lectures are
based on scholarly sociological research. Any issue raised in the lecture must be referenced using its original
scholarly sociological source, upon which the lecture is based. This means that students are required to seek out
the original scholarly publication.
Please note that students who do not submit the research paper will automatically be graded zero.
Grading Criteria for Research Essays:
The research essay is worth 30% of your final grade and will be evaluated on a 30-point scale based on the
following criteria:
1. Introduction (including Thesis Statement) (3 marks):
Give information about the subject (some significant facts from your literature), statistics (if required);
Its importance and how you would argue (example-institutional, societal or individual level); The
relevance of theories (functionalism and conflict) you will be using to support your argument; Thesis
statement (your thesis should be in the form of an argumentative statement). Italicize the thesis
statement-your instructor allows and requires you to make this exception to the APA guideline).
2. Content (13 marks)
Your analysis should address why and how this social problem/issue occurs. Your essay should
emphasize HOW this social phenomenon becomes normalized. Examine the social processes by which
this social phenomenon occurs and is legitimated in our society as normative. All the five sociological
academic sources should be used in this section (you can also use the same sources in the introduction,
critical analysis or conclusion).
Literature (5 marks): Present the literature supporting your thesis/argument. Please ensure that this
section contains ONLY sociological literature.
Note: You are not conducting a literature review. You are using literature to support your thesis.

Application of Theories (5 marks): Apply BOTH Conflict Theory and Functionalist theory to your
Note: The theories have to be applied not just stated. Do not confuse concepts with theories.

Clarity of Argument (3 marks): Clearly develop the argument and state it and then use literature and
theories to prove the argument/s.

3. (3 marks)
Critical sociological analysis provides critique of mainstream stereotypes and assumptions. Critical
sociological analysis focuses on the source, nature, and consequences of power relationships. Critical
sociologists question how differential access to power affects the members of a social group differentially.
They also emphasize how social institutions and popular beliefs can reflect or reinforce the existing
distribution of power. They may also question the terminology that reflects societys social values.

4. Conclusion (3 marks): Make critical connections and discuss within the context of the contemporary
society. You should also include your insights for change and suggest solutions.

Note: Do not merely restate or repeat what you have already presented in the content or introduction.
5. Structure and Organization (3 marks): Your paper should include the following components:
Critical Sociological Analysis
Note: Use these as subheading. No marks will be deducted for making this variation from APA.
6. Proper Referencing Style (APA), In-Text Citations, Bibliography and Grammar (5 marks)
Both direct quotes and an authors ideas must be referenced in your paper. Your paper should not have
more than one or two (maximum) direct quotes. The paper should primarily be written in your own
voice with social science citations crediting the scholars to whom those ideas belong. Use APA
referencing style. Use APA 6th edition for referencing. All in-text referencing citations must include the
authors last name and the year of the publication (example: Ahluwalia, 2018). References in your
bibliography must include the authors name, the year of the publication, the exact and complete title of the
article/book, the publishers name, the city of publication, and (in the case of a journal article or book
chapter) page numbers.
Please note that essays that do not include the required FIVE scholarly sources (as defined in the
terms above) will automatically be given a failing grade.
Bibliographic References: The following are examples of proper bibliographic reference styles for
books, edited collections, and journal articles.
Book Reference (In Print) Example:
Last, F.M. (Year Published) Book. City, State: Publisher.
Book Reference (Online) Example:
Last, F.M. (Year Published) Book. Retrieved from URL
Chapter Reference of Edited Collection (In Print) Example:
Last, F.M. (Year Published). Title of chapter. In F.M. Last Editor (Ed.), Title of the book (pp.). Publisher
City, State: Publisher.

Chapter Reference of Edited Collection (Online) Example:
Last, F.M. (Year Published). Section Title. In F.M. Last Editor (Ed.), Title of the book [E-reader
version, if used] (pp.). doi:# or Retrieved from URL
Journal Article Reference (In Print) Example:
Author, A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume (Issue), pp.-pp.

Journal Article Reference (Online) Example:
Author, A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume (Issue), pp.-pp.
doi: # or Retrieved from journal URL
Note: Do not use sources with No Author, No Date (i.e. n.d. ) for this paper.
Criteria for Grading (Max. Marks: 30%)
Introduction and Thesis Statement 3 marks
Content: Clarity of Arguments, Use of Literature, Application of Theories 13 marks
Critical Sociological Analysis 3 marks
Conclusion 3 marks
Structure and Organization 3 marks
Proper referencing style (APA), in-text citation, bibliography and
5 marks

2. Mid-Term (Monday, June 15.) and Final Exam (Monday, July 20) MAX. MARKS: 30% (EACH)
The mid-term exam and final exam will be based on materials covered in both the course lectures and readings.
The exams will be presented in the multiple-choice question and answer format, comprising 60 questions. The
duration of each exam will be 90 minutes. The exam will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the day of
the exam. However, you will have only 90 minutes to complete the exam once you log-in.
The mid-term exam will be based on Modules 1-6 and Text (Readings): Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6).
The final exam will be based on Modules 8-11 and Text (Readings): Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6)cover lectures
and readings from Week 8 to Week 12 (Text Book: Chapters 7, 8, 9, 11&12).
In accordance with Ryerson University policy, make-up mid-term or final exams will only be granted with
accompanying appropriate documentation for one of the following reasons: 1) medical illness accompanied by
appropriate medical documentation, 2) religious observance accompanied by the Student Declaration of
Religious Observance Accommodation form, or 3) compassionate grounds subject to the discretion of the course
director. Ryerson University Policy stipulates that travel plans are not appropriate grounds for writing a
make-up exam. Please ensure that you do not make travel plans during your exam or assignment days.
No make-up exams will be granted on the grounds of travel plans and a zero mark will be assigned.
3. Discussion Assignments (Every Week) MAX. MARKS: 10%
On a weekly basis, students are required to do the assigned readings, read the Module lectures, answer one of the
weekly discussion questions, and respond critically and analytically to one or two students in your group. The
module week starts on Monday mornings and ends on Friday evenings.
Each student will be assigned to a group. Each group will have 8-10 students. As a group you should select one
of the discussion questions (of the 1 or 3 questions posted). Each student has to participate in the discussion to
get a mark. Participation in discussion carries 1% mark each.
Your post should be of substantive nature and no less than 100 words.
On a week by week basis, postings must be made directly to the corresponding weekly discussion room by
Friday evenings at midnight. Late postings will be assigned a grade of 0. The professor will check postings on
Monday each week for responses to the previous weeks discussion question.
Participation Details
The online discussion board is an excellent way to enhance your learning and practice critical thinking.
Discussing content in an online environment allows you to reflect before contributing and take time to consider
other student postings. By providing opportunities for networking and community building, the discussion board
can reduce the feeling of isolation that sometimes occurs in online courses.
From Ryerson University Policy:
Ryerson University is a learning community of students, faculty and staff, committed to providing a civil and
safe environment that is respectful of the rights, responsibilities, well-being and dignity of all of its members.
Etiquette Guidelines:
Treat online forums as academic, public speaking places. Post comments in the same way you would
speak in a traditional classroom, politely and respectfully. Forums are a place for discussion and debate
about the content you are studying. They are a way of getting to know the abilities and strengths of your
peers and instructor and an opportunity to share your views and ideas.
Respect diversity. There will be multiple perspectives and experiences shared relating to course content
and subject matter practice, you may disagree with someones perspective or have a different one, but
positioning right and wrong should be avoided.
Read and respond to peer postings. If someone comments on your thread or asks a question, monitor and
Keep criticism constructive and positive, reference course readings and content to make suggestions or
Be concise. You, your instructor and your peers have many posts to read on a weekly basis. Unless your
instructor states otherwise, keep your initial postings and responses brief and meaningful (one to two
short paragraphs) with references and links.
Issues Awareness:
Weekly group discussions can sometimes move off-topic, avoid tangents and assist redirection to keep
postings contextual.
The instructor is the course expert and will address any incorrect information in forums with guidance
and support as needed.
Inappropriate forum behavior should be reported to the instructor immediately. Allow the instructor time
to respond and take action. Do not engage an inappropriate peer directly.
The Main Discussion Room is an ideal place to post general questions about assignments, schedules and
to seek clarification on forum issues. Your peers may have similar questions so it is a benefit to ask
publicly. Personal issues should be communicated with your instructor outside of this forum via email.
What To Do?
If you are experiencing technical difficulty using the discussion board or any of the technology employed in the
course, help is available from the Distance Education Office via email at [email protected](Opens new
window) or by phone Monday through Friday from 8:30am 5:00pm at (416) 979-5315.
If the student wishes to make a request for an extension, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the
instructor PRIOR to the due date. No late assignment requests will be entertained after the deadline of the
Course work submitted (with the PRIOR approval of the instructor) past the deadline date (as noted on the
course schedule) will still be subject to a 1.5 mark (5%) deduction per day that the assignment is late, including
Saturdays and Sundays. Marks will be deducted until the day of submission in-class or via e-mail. Therefore,
students are advised to strictly follow the Assignment Schedule. If you submit via email, you are still
required to bring a hard copy of the assignment to the next class.
Accommodation: Medical Reasons
If you miss a test/exam or submit an assignment late for documented medical or other reasons, you must submit
an Academic Consideration Document Submission Form
(http://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/senate/forms/academic_consideration_document_submission.pdf) along
with a Ryerson Medical Certificate (http://www.ryerson.ca/senate/forms/medical.pdf) or other appropriate
documentation to your home department (i.e. the office of the program that you are enrolled in). Your
department will notify me when your documentation has been submitted, and I will determine whether a makeup test/exam will be allowed or whether late penalties will apply. This documentation should be submitted as
soon as possible, but must be received within three business days of the missed test/exam or assignment due
In the case of a medical reason where appropriate documentation has been provided within the requisite time
period, the deduction will not apply. However, all assignments need to be completed before the end of the term.
Accommodation: Religious Observance
If there is a conflict between the due date of assignment and a religious observance, a request for
accommodation should be made before the end of Week 2. A completed form (available at
http://www.ryerson.ca/senate/forms/relobservforminstr.pdf ) should be submitted. Requests will not be
entertained after the due date of assignment. In the case of an accommodation, with prior permission from the
instructor, and completed documentation, the deduction will not apply. However, all assignments need to be
completed before the end of the term.
Accommodation: Disability
a. To receive accommodation for a disability student must first register with the Ryerson Access Centre.
b. The Access Centre will assess the students request, and where appropriate, provide students the appropriate
documentation to present to the instructor outlining the nature of accommodations required for the course.
c. Students must present Access Centre documentation as early as possible prior to a graded assignment,
test or exam. Documentation submitted after the work, test or exam will not be accepted.
If accommodation is required, it is the responsibility of the student to coordinate special accommodation with the
accommodation office. It is also the responsibility of the student to ensure that this service communicates your
accommodation to the instructor in a timely manner.
Course Repeats
Senate GPA Policy prevents students from taking a course more than three times. For complete GPA Policy,
see Policy No. 46(Opens new window)(Opens PDF document) on the Ryerson Senate Policies website(Opens
new window)(Opens new window).
Departmental Policies and Course Practices
The Department of Sociology has a web page at https://www.ryerson.ca/sociology/. There (and also in the Office
of the Departmental Assistant) students may find Departmental policies regarding deadlines, appeals, plagiarism,
and many other issues. It is the students responsibility to know and adhere to all Departmental and University
policies; and also to make all arrangements for maintaining a proper registration in this course. Read the
Calendar carefully. Any alterations in course assignments, tests, and deadlines, or in the marking and evaluation
scheme, will be posted in the Announcement section and discussed in the Discussion Room prior to being
The students attention is drawn especially to the policy of
plagiarism www.ryerson.ca/ai/students/studentcheating.html and the policy on Liberal Studies writing
requirements as well as to the Faculty of Arts statement on Plagiarism on the Faculty web site. Plagiarism in
academic work is a serious offence. Students must know how to both demarcate sources used and properly credit
them. In Liberal Studies courses, a critical analytical essay graded for both sociological content and writing style
is absolutely required.
The Department has a procedure for academic appeals
https://www.ryerson.ca/academicintegrity/students/suspected-of-academic-misconduct/appeals-process/. Any
application for appeal must follow it closely and be submitted before the Calendar deadline.
The minimum penalty for students found guilty of plagiarism normally will be a grade of 0 on the
assignment in question; however, depending on the details of the plagiarism, a more severe penalty
may be imposed. The teaching department will report all cases of plagiarism to the Registrar and the
program department. A second violation of the Code of Academic conduct will result in a
recommendation of suspension or expulsion.
When an instructor has reason to suspect that an individual piece of work has been plagiarized, the
instructor shall be permitted to submit that work to any plagiarism detection service.
Faculty of Arts Policy on Plagiarism
What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is a form of intellectual dishonesty because you are trying to pass off the work of others as
your own. Thus, it is universally regarded as grave academic misconduct. Ryersons Student Code of
Academic Conduct says the following about plagiarism:
A.1. Academic Dishonesty
Plagiarism[is] claiming the words, ideas, artistry, drawings, images or data of another person
as if they were your own. This includes:
copying another persons work (including information found on the internet and unpublished
materials) without appropriate referencing;
presenting someone elses work, opinions or theories as if they are your own;
presenting anothers substantial compositional changes to an assignment as your own;
working collaboratively without permission of the instructor on an assignment, and then
submitting it as if it was created solely by you; or
submitting the same work, for credit in two or more courses without the prior written
permission of the instructor(s).
Students have the responsibility to learn and use conventions of documentation, and, if in any doubt,
are encouraged to consult with the instructor of the course, or the department Chair/Director for
The Faculty of Arts, operating within University policy, offers the following guidelines (note this is not
an exhaustive list and do not assume that some instances of plagiarism are too minor to result in a
formal charge and serious penalty):
submit, in whole or in part, a paper researched, written or rewritten by somebody else,
o papers produced from basic research conducted by somebody else,
o papers written by previous students in the course,
o papers written by essay services, and
o papers downloaded from websites or online essay banks;
take information word-for-word (or with slight alterations) from any source without marking it
with quotation marks and providing a proper source citation;
take someone elses work and put it into your own words (paraphrasing) without making clear
the extent to which you are paraphrasing someone elses work and providing a proper source
use someone elses argument, idea, opinion, etc. without proper source citation.
acquaint yourself with Ryersons Student Code of Academic Conduct which is reproduced in
the General Information section of each years Calendar;
consult with the instructor of the course if you have any doubt or question about what you are
pay attention, as you read academic material, to the way in which sources are cited;
use the services the University provides if you are having problems researching, writing, or
editing your papers:
o The Library provides research workshops and individual assistance. Enquire at the
Reference Desk; or at www.ryerson.ca/library/info/workshops.html
o The Writing Centre(Opens new window), located in LIB272B (416-979-5000 x 7192)
offers one-on-one tutorial help with writing;
o Learning success centre is located in VIC B-15 (416-979-5000 x 7350) offers individual
sessions and workshops covering various aspects of researching, writing, and studying;
You must book these directly through their website
o The English Language Support located in VIC B-17 offers workshops to improve
overall communication skills. https://www.ryerson.ca/studentlearningsupport/englishlanguage-support/
use APA format for your citations
be prepared to submit the sources used in writing your assignment if required;
be prepared to submit an electronic version of your assignment for submission to web-based
plagiarism checking programs.
Ryerson University Student Code of Academic Conduct
For full policy details see Policy No. 60(Opens PDF document):
Academic misconduct includes:
plagiarism (note: plagiarism is the claiming of words, ideas, artistry, drawings or data of
another person this also includes submitting your own work in whole or in part for credit in
two or more courses)
misrepresentation of personal identity or performance
submission of false information
contributing to academic misconduct
damaging, tampering, or interfering with the scholarly environment
unauthorized copying or use of copyrighted materials
violations of departmental policies or professional behaviour
violations of specific departmental or course requirements
If suspected of academic misconduct:
You will be notified through Ryerson e-mail by the instructor or the Academic Integrity Officer
(AIO) to attend a discussion.
You will have the opportunity to explain your perspective.
A decision will be made by the instructor and communicated to your Ryerson e-mail within 5
business days or sooner.
You have the right to request that the discussion happen with the AIO in attendance.
If you are charged with misconduct:
The instructor may assign: the minimum penalty of a 0 for the work and an F in the course.
The instructor may also recommend: Disciplinary Suspension (DS) (this is not
applicable to graduate students), Disciplinary Withdrawal (DW) or Expulsion.
As a consequence, a Disciplinary Notice (DN) will be placed on your academic record and
official transcript.
Appeals process:
Please see the policy for details on the Appeal process.
List of Acceptable Sociological Journals (compiled from ResearchGate & Wikiwand)
Note: This is not an exhaustive list.
Acta Sociologica
Arts & Health
The American Journal of Economics and Sociology
American Journal of Sociology
American Sociological Review
Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales
Anne Sociologique
Annual Review of Sociology
Armed Forces & Society
Articulo Journal of Urban Research
Body & Society
British Journal of Sociology
British Journal of Sociology of Education
City and Community
Comparative Studies in Society and History
Contemporary Jewry
Contemporary Sociology
Critical Sociology
Cultural Sociology
Cultural Studies
Current Sociology
Deviant Behavior
Economy and Society
Electronic Journal of Sociology
Emotion, Space and Society
Ethnic and Racial Studies
European Journal of Cultural Studies
European Sociological Review
Feminist Review
Gender and Society
Health and Place
Health Sociology Review
Human Relations
International Journal of Cultural Studies
International Journal of Social Research Methodology
International Political Sociology
International Sociology
International Review of Social History
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
Journal of Family Issues
Journal of Health and Social Behavior
Journal of Homosexuality
Journal of Marriage and Family
Journal of Mixed Methods Research
Journal of Mundane Behavior
Journal of Politics & Society
Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
Journal of Sociology
Journal of World-Systems Research
Media, Culture and Society
Men and Masculinities
Migration Letters
Mobilization: The of Social Movement Research
Nature and Culture
Population and Development Review
Qualitative Health Research
Qualitative Inquiry
Qualitative Research
Qualitative Sociology
Quality & Quantity
Research and Practice in Social Sciences
Rural Sociology
Sage Open
Science as Culture
Science and Society
Science, Technology and human Values
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Social Currents
Social Forces
Social Justice
Social Networks
Social Problems
Social Research
Social Science & Medicine
Social Studies of Science
Social Theory and Health
Socio-Economic Review
Sociological Forum
Sociological Inquiry
Sociological Insight
Sociological Methodology
Sociological Perspectives
Sociological Quarterly
Sociological Research Online
Sociological Review
Sociological Theory
Sociology of Education
Sociology of Health and Illness
Sociology of Religion
Sociology of Sport Journal
Space & Culture
Symbolic Interaction
Teaching Sociology
Theory, Culture and Society
Time and Society
Work and Occupations
Work, Employment & Society
Youth & Society
Other Scholarly sources that will be ACCEPTABLE as sociological sources are the following:
Race and ethnicity journals and books
Feminist and Womens Studies journals and books
Mens Studies journals and books
Queer Studies journals and books
Men and Masculinity journals and books
Sociology journals and books
Mass Communications journals and books
Criminology journals and books
Sociology of Education journals and books
Sociology of the Family journals and books
Sociology of Work and Occupations journals and books
Political science journals and books
Political economy journals and books
History journals and books
Public health journals such as Canadian journal of public health, public health nutrition
Canadian social trends
Canadian public policy

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